Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

January 29, 2013

Sports calendar for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

— BASEBALL TRIP

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rays are accepting reservations for their 9th annual Major League Baseball Bus Trip, this year to Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark on Saturday, May 11. The Reds play the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4:10 p.m. afternoon game. The air-conditioned bus will leave Hunnicutt Field at 8 a.m. A stop in Beckley is planned for those in that area who are going on the trip. A short meal stop will take place en route to Cincinnati. The bus will return to Princeton immediately following the game. Cost is $100 per person and includes all transportation fees and game ticket. The first 30,000 people through the gates will receive a bobblehead doll of Cincinnati star pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

The Princeton Rays accept major credit cards to ease ordering by telephone or email.  Since reserved stadium seating is involved, all seats must be reserved and paid in full by April 3 or until the bus is full, whichever happens first. All payments are non-refundable after April 5. More details are available by emailing princetonrays @ frontier. com or by calling 304-487-2000.

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BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

HONAKER, Va. — The 6th annual Clinch Mountain Basketball Classic Tournament will be held on Feb. 1-3 at Honaker High School and Honaker Elementary School. Boys and girls can participate in grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. The entry fee is $125, with team and individual awards given to the top two finishers in each division. For more information, contact Doug Hubbard at (276) 202-2552 or (276) 880-9897 or email dhubbardfb @ yahoo. com.

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HONAKER, Va. — The 7th annual Cutting Down the Nets Basketball Tournament will be held on Feb. 15-17 at Honaker High School. Sponsored by the Honaker Little League, the entry fee is $125 with a three-game guarantee. Divisions will be separated into grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8th grades. For more information, call Darrell Ritchie at (276) 608-1985 or email dritchie@bvunet.net.

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GARDNER — A basketball tournament that will benefit the baseball program at PikeView High School will take place Feb. 16-17 at the school gym and two other locations. Competition will include girls and boys in grades 2-3, 4-5, 6 and 7-8. Entry fee is $175 per team, or $150 if paid prior to Feb. 10. For more information, contact Tucker Meadows at 304-320-0136 or Josh Wyatt at 304-920-8214.

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PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — The 17th Annual Bobcat Classic will be held Feb. 23-24 at Twin Valley Elementary-Middle School. Boys and girls divisions will include grades 4-5 and 6-7, with a limit of 16 teams. Entry fee is $150, with a reduced fee for two or more teams. For more information, contact Richard Smith at (276) 881-8692, Eddie Keen at (276) 498-3604 or Jeff Lester at (276) 498-4060 or 498-4537.

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LEBANON, Va. — The March Madness Shootout will be held March 8-10 at Lebanon High School. Girls and boys divisions will include grades 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7. The tournament includes a three-game guarantee. Entry fee is $100 per team if received by March 1. Late fee is $125. For details and to register, contact Lyn Tatum at 276-701-7112 or mtatum47 @ gmail.com, or Tracy Hertig at 276-701-7190 or tnhertig @ vmmicro. net.

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 SOCCER LEAGUES

EAST RIVER — Signups for rec league soccer for children 3 years of age and older are going on now. Deadline is March 1. Forms may be found at www. eastriversoccer. com or by calling Michelle Dye at 304-921-4996.

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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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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting signups for girls basketball ages 8-11 grades third-sixth. The fee is $30 until Feb. 9. Late registration is Feb. 10-17 and the fee is $35.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting signups for boys middle and high school basketball ages 11-18 grades sixth through 12th. The fee is $35 until Feb. 9. Late registration is Feb. 10-16 and the fee is $40.

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BLUEFIELD — The West Virginia Reign AAU basketball club will be holding tryouts for their 2013 travel season. Grades 4-11 and unsigned senior boys and girls are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Coach Nuzum at 304-657-0954, tekdalifeguard32@aol.com or visit www.wvreign.com.

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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

TAZEWELL, Va. — Signups for Tazewell Little League are taking place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little League field. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and insurance info are required. A late fee applies at the end of February.

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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.

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 KARATE CLASSES

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, please 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 in the print edition as space permits.

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