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April 9, 2013

Sports calendar for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

— COACHES CARAVAN

BLUEFIELD — The Virginia Tech Orange & Maroon Tour will make its annual stop at Fincastle Country Club on Thursday, April 18. A meet-and-greet session begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30. Virginia Tech associate head football and running backs coach Shane Beamer and Hokies’ men’s basketball coach James Johnson are scheduled to attend. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, call Lisa Clark at (304) 922-8544.

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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER

GARDNER — PikeView High School will host a benefit dinner for local photographer Tom Woolridge on Tuesday, April 9, from 3:30-7 p.m. All proceeds will  benefit Woolridge, who is currently battling cancer. The cost of the spaghetti dinner is $5, and also includes a salad, roll, dessert and a drink. For tickets or other information, call Debbie Carr at PikeView Middle School at (304) 384-3600, or contact Shelley Weiss at (304) 887-4967 or Teresa Farley at (304) 920-6102.

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5K RUN/WALK

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield State School of Nursing and Allied Health will sponsor its 3rd annual Jerolee White Scholarship 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 a.m. All funds will be used to fund a scholarship for nursing students at BSC. Donations are also being accepted. Donation of at least $100 will be recognized on the event t-shirt. For more information, call Julie Orr at (304) 327-4132 or email to jorr@bluefieldstate.edu.

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BLUEFIELD — The Springin’ Fun 5K run, sponored by Avon Foundation for Women, will be held on April 24 at 4 p.m. The cost is $20. A picnic will follow at Bluefield City Park. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Registration forms can be found at the Greater Bluefield Community Center or at gbcconline.org

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PRINCETON — The Sam White 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 4, starting at Burke’s Memorial Church on Mercer Street in Princeton. White is a former PikeView and Princeton coach who died expectedly last November. All proceeds will benefit White’s family and the Princeton Tigers Athletic Foundation, which plans to fund a scholarship in White’s name. The cost is $20, with the race starting at 8 a.m. Registration can be completed at www.samwhite5k.com. For more information, contact Randy Peek at (304) 920-7335 or Randy Wilson at (304) 922-2149.

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ATHENS — The 23rd Annual David S. Roth Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at Concord University’s Callaghan Stadium beginning at 6:15 p.m. Race-day registration will begin in the Carter Center lobby at 5 p.m. All proceeds support the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship fund. T-shirts will be guaranteed to the first 100 to register and participate. Pre-registration can be done by contacting Tom Davis at (304) 384-3298 or tdavis@concord.edu or by downloading a registration form at rothscholarship.com.

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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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BASEBALL FUNDRAISER

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Graham High School baseball team is raising money by selling advertisement banners (3x6) to be placed along the first base fence at Graham Middle School for the upcoming season. The cost is $250 for the first year, with the price dropping to $150 for each year after that. For more information, contact G-Men baseball coach Matt Dixon at (304) 920-6614 or email mdixon@tazewell.k12.va.us.

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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for Girls Basketball ages 8-11 grades 3-6.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for Middle School-High School Basketball ages 11-17 grades 6-12.

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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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BASKETBALL BENEFIT GAMES

PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — Twin Valley High School will host the first annual Legends Alumni game on Saturday, April 13. All former men and women who played basketball at Twin Valley, Garden and Whitewood high schools are encouraged to attend/participate in this event. The cost to participate is $15 each, and an insurance waiver must be signed. All proceeds will benefit the Twin Valley Basketball Boosters. It will start at 5 p.m. and last until around 9. For more information, contact Brian Moore at (276) 259-7818 or (276) 935-4360 or visit www.twinvalleypanthers.com.

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BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

GARDNER — The PikeView Basketball Bash AAU tournament will be held on April 20-21 at PikeView High School and PikeView Middle School. The fee is $150 per team, with boys and girls divisions for grades 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11. For more information, call Lindsey Jones at (304) 922-1733 or Tucker Meadows at (304) 320-0136.

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BRADSHAW — A men’s independent league double-elimination basketball tournament will be held on April 20-21 at River View High School. The entry fee is $150 per 10-man team. All proceeds will go toward a trip to New York for the school’s advanced history placement class. For more information, contact Gehrig Justice at (304) 664-3502 or Mary Dobbs at (304) 967-5775.

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PRINCETON — A basketball tournament will be held in several gyms in the Princeton area on April 27-28 for grades 4-11, boys and girls. For more information, call 304-887-3222.

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BLUEFIELD — The West Virginia Ice May Madness youth basketball tournament will be held on May 17-19 at the Bluefield City Auditorium. The fee per team is $150 with a deadline of May 6. Boys and girls will be divided into divisions ranges from third through 12th grades. For more information, contact Tony Webster at (304) 325-9653 or email tonybha@comcast.net.

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FAIRMONT — The seventh annual East Fairmont Shootout will take place May 10-12 for boys and girls, grade 5 through varsity. Entry fee is $200 team before April 20, and $225 afterward. Four games are guaranteed, but space is limited. For details, contact Jack White at 304-363-9233 or 304-203-2789, or Tyler McCutchan at 304-376-5464. The shootout will be held at East Fairmont High, East Fairmont Junior High and Fairmont State University.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State head men’s basketball coach Jamaal Jackson will host its second BSC Basketball Camp on June 10-13 at the Ned Shott Gymnasium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Players, ages 8-17, will sharpen their fundamental skills and understanding of the game. The cost is $60 per participant by May 30, or $75 after that date. For more information, call (304) 327-4207.

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CHEERLEADING

ATHENS— Tryouts for the Concord University cheerleading team will be held April 19-21 in the dance studio at the Carter Center. A recent physical and proof of insurance is required, and an application and release form must be submitted. Both items can be found at www.cumountainlions.com. Tryouts begin on April 19, and will continue the next two days at 10 a.m. For more information, call Sara Blankenship at cheer@concord.edu or by calling (304) 384-5976.

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GOLF

BASTIAN, Va. — The first Mercer County Spay Association Golf Gala will be held June 15 at the Wolf Creek Golf Club. Proceeds from the 18-hole Captain’s Choice event will be used exclusively for the group’s spay and neutering program, representing its most ambitious challenge to date. Cost per four-member team is $240. Businesses, groups or individuals may purchase $100-per-hole sponsorships. A barbeque dinner will be served following play. Player entry forms and hole sponsorship forms may be obtained at the spay association website, mercercountyspay. org.

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PETERSTOWN — The Monroe County Animal League is looking for teams for the third annual Canine Classic golf tournament. The Captain’s Choice tournament takes place Saturday, May 11, at Fountain Springs Golf Course at Peterstown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $280 for a team of four or $70 per person, and is open to men and women. Individual golfers will be assigned to a team. A grilled steak lunch, snacks, drinks, and goodie bags are included. To pre-register, contact Travis Shrewsbury at 304-536-9322 or travis. shrewsbury @ yahoo. com.

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BASTIAN, Va. — The 27th Annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament will be played on Monday, May 20 at the Wolf Creek Golf Course. The event is sponsored by Bluefield State College’s School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science. The four-person captain’s choice tourney will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and the presentation of prizes and trophies will occur after play is completed. The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. K Cup sponsorships are $100. For questions or other information, contact Betty Carroll at 304-327-4031 or email bcarroll @ bluefieldstate. edu.

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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.

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PRINCETON — The Greater Princeton Little League is signing up players. Late charges in participation fees will apply. For more information, call Stanley Six at 304-425-5411.  

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SOCCER TOURNAMENTS

EAST RIVER — The 2nd annual Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and East River Soccer Classic will be held on May 4-5 at the East River River Soccer Complex. Twenty-two travel soccer teams, which includes 12 to 14 players apiece, from three states took part in the event last year, which the PMCCC started as an economic boost to the region. For more information or to help with event, contact Robert Farley or Keith Circle with the PMCCC at (304) 487-1502.

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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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WRESTLING

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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HALL OF FAME

WELCH — The McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame will induct the undefeated Welch High School team of 1963 on May 5 at their annual banquet. The Welch Lions Club is current seeking names and addresses for members of that team. Contact Steve Bary, a starting center on that team, at (304) 436-4984 or email sbary@frontier.net.

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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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