BLUEFIELD, Va. —
A pair of Black Diamond District softball standouts have signed letters of intent to play the same sport at Bluefield College.
Alex Hartley of Honaker and Haysi’s Anna Davis are part of Bluefield head coach Randy Fielder’s first recruiting class for the Rams.
Bartley, who is a pitcher and a third baseman, is a three-year letter winner in softball and volleyball, and has earned All-BDD and Region IV honors in both sports. Davis, who pitches and plays the corner infield for Haysi, could jbecome a four-time BDD honoree this season.
Tazewell’s Brienna Sparks will ink with Bluefield during a ceremony on Friday, according to a press release.
CU earns WVIAC honors
ATHENS — Concord University women’s golfers Marina Erice and Stephanie Peareth have been selected as first team All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorees.
The junior golfers led Concord to two wins and three top-five finishes on the season. Peareth and Erice finished first and second on the team in average per round score at 77.1 and 80.2, respectively.
Erice was the 2012 WVIAC Player of the year, while Peareth narrowly missed earning the same award this year after a career-year that included six wins.
UVa’s Jesperson to transfer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett says sophomore guard Paul Jesperson is leaving the Cavaliers’ program.
The 6-foot-6 Jesperson started 33 of 35 games this season. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. He scored a career-best 12 points in an 80-69 victory at Maryland on Feb. 10, but shot just 36.1 percent from the field overall. He made 40 of 108 3-point tries, or 37 percent.
Bennett says Jesperson, of Merrill, Wis., intends to transfer to another school and continue his basketball career.
He’s the fifth player to transfer since Bennett arrived in 2009.