GARDNER — The PikeView Preseason Hoopfest, a one-day tournament on Nov. 4, is now accepting entries for boys and girls teams in the divisions of grades 4-5; middle school; and high school. There is a $125 per team entry fee and a three-game guarantee. For details, call Tucker Meadows at 304-320-0136 or Josh Wyatt at 304-920-8214. The hoopfest proceeds will benefit the PVHS baseball team.
BRISTOL, Va. — The 7th Annual Halloween Havoc Hoopfest sponsored by Virginia Future Stars of Sports will be held on Oct. 27-28 in Bristol. This is open to boys and girls grades 2nd-12th for a $125 entry fee with multi-teams discounts and discounts for prepaying. To enter or for more information call 276-220-9708.
PIPESTEM — The 35th Annual Pipestem Pumpkin Run will take place at Pipestem State Park on Saturday, Oct. 27, with registration slated for 8:30 a.m. at the park headquarters (near the tramway entrance). All events — the 5K Run, 10K Run, and 5K Walk — will start at 10 a.m. The kids will have a free fun run at 11 a.m. Race day registration is $20. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. The winner of the best Halloween costume will receive a free night’s lodging as the Pipestem McKeever Lodge. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place winners. For more information, call Tom Davis at 304-384-3298 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH BASKETBALL / CHEERLEADING
PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is having signups for boys basketball ages 9-12, grades 3-6. The fee is $35 for late registration through Oct. 31. Signups are also taking place for girls cheerleading ages 4-12, grades 36. The fee is $40 for late registration through Oct. 31.
EAST RIVER — East River Soccer Association is currently accepting signups for adult league fall soccer. Cost is $50 per player. Players can register as individuals or form their own teams. More information and forms may be found at www. eastriversoccer. com or people may contact 304-922-4996.
HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
WELCH — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 inductees into the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame. Twelve former coaches, players and supporters will be inducted in May. Ballots may be acquired from the Welch Lions Club, any of the area chairmen or by printing a form off Facebook from the Mighty Welch Lions Clubs Hall of Fame site. Committee chairmen include Fred Schrom, Leroy Johnson, Jerry Horne, Gary Dove and Troy Hawks. Forms can also be sent to the Welch Lions Club, Box 97, Welch, W.Va. 24801. Any questions should be addressed to any of the area chairmen or a member of the Welch Lions Club. The deadline for ballots to be accepted is Jan. 31, 2013.
IAEGER — Gilbert Shotokan Karate Academy in Iaeger is offering adult karate classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30. Youth (7-12) classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 7:30. Kids class (6 and under) is Monday at 5 p.m. Women’s Self-Defense classes are Wednesday at 7:30 to 8:30. Instructor is Gehrig Justice (2nd Dan). The dojo’s phone number is 304-938-2411.
BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Sarver Tennis Club at Sedgewood currently accepts enrollment for the 2012-2013 school term Junior Tennis Program. Also, private lesson appointments are available on a limited basis. Seasonal memberships can be purchased (Sept. 1-May 31) as well. The Tennis Club operates under the direction of Matthew Sarver, USPTR and Steve Sarver, USPTA, USPTR. For additional information and to register, please contact Matthew Sarver at 304-920-7817 or 304-888-6075.
PRINCETON — Wayne Redman, a USPTA professional in Princeton, will giving lessons and clinics. For more info, call Redman at 304-487-6606 or 304-952-8447.
ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE
PRINCETON — An adult tennis league is now being held at the Princeton Senior High School courts. Singles are held on Tuesday, with doubles on Thursday. The co-ed league is open to all ages and playing levels. Loaner racquets are available for newcomers. A 10-and-under league will be developed in the spring. For more information, call 888-775-7075.
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