Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

September 9, 2013

Area Sports Calendar for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

— BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Itty-Bitty Basketball. The ages are 3-6, with the cost of $40 for late sign-ups through Sept. 10. Call 304-487-5040 or 304-487-5041.

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FLAG FOOTBALL

PRINCETON —  The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for flag football, ages 5-8. The fee is $45 from Sept. 5-10. Call 304-487-5040 or 304-487-5041.

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SOCCER LEAGUES

EAST RIVER — Adult league soccer signups are going on now. Information may be found on www. eastriversoccer. com or contact Michelle Dye at 304-921-4996.

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EAST RIVER — The East River Soccer Association is currently taking registrations for fall recreation leagues for ages, 3 to adult. All recreation league players are guaranteed to play at least 50 percent of each game. The cost is $50. Visit www.eastriversoccer.com for forms or contact Michelle Dye at 304-921-4996 for more information.

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PEP BAND

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield College has decided to create a Stadium Band to support the Rams’ new football program. Local music enthusiasts, Bluefield College alumni and other BC friends are invited to join students, faculty and staff as part of the band that will serve as a pep band before eventually developing into a marching band. Among the tunes to performed are the National Anthem and the school’s new fight song, “East River March.”  For more information or to join the BC Stadium Band, contact Dr. Charles Priest, director of instrumental studies, by email at cpriest@bluefield.edu or by phone at 276-326-4234.

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FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

RICHLANDS, Va. — The 2nd Annual Big Blue Bash football tournament will be held on Nov. 9-10 at Ernie Hicks Stadium. Age divisions include 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, and 12u.  Entry fee will be 175 per team, and $150 for any team after that from the same organization. There is a two-game guarantee, with a good chance for a third and fourth game. For more information, contact at Eric Phipps at 276-245-5273 or email CoachEricPhipps @ gmail.com or Elliott Joyce at 276-971-1731 or at bernard.joyce @ vadoc. virginia.gov.

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FISHING

BLUEFIELD — The “Hillbilly Bassmasters” fishing club is currently accepting new members. The organization holds about 10 fishing tournaments each year. For more information, contact Ron Gillespie at (276) 970-1355.

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WRESTLING CLUBS

BLUEFIELD — The Forza Wrestling club is now taking applications for boys and girls, K-12, interested in the sport of wrestling. The club practices and participates in matches all year round. For more information, contact David Trigg at 304-320-2496.

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KARATE CLASSES

IAEGER — Beginner Karate classes are being taught at Gilbert Shotokan Karate Academy. Classes are for boys and girls, ages 8 and up, and will be held twice each week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Family rates are available in addition to individual rates.Advanced Karate classes will be taught on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30. For more information, call Gehrig Justice at 304 664-3502 or visit gska.us.

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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.

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MAJORETTE/DANCE CLASSES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting new members for the Silverettes Majorette class and dance class. Classes are on Tuesday evenings, with majorettes from 5:30 to 6:30 and dance from 6:30 to 7:30. The first class is free. For more information, call Crystale Farmer at 304-887-4549 or the Princeton Recreation Center at 304-487-5040.

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TENNIS LESSONS

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, contact Matthew Sarver at 304-920-7817 or 304-888-6075.

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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.

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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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Sports calendar items should be submitted through sports@bdtonline.com or mail to P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV 24701. Calendar items will run as space permits.

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