Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

May 26, 2013

Sports calendar for Sunday, May 26, 2013

— MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

BLUEFIELD — Season tickets for Bluefield Blue Jays baseball are now on sale for the 2013 Appalachian League season. The cost is $65 and includes 35 undated tickets that allow for admission to any of the Blue Jays’ regular season home games. Tickets can also be used for games at Princeton’s Hunnicutt Field when the Blue Jays play the Princeton Rays in the Mercer Cup series. Tickets can be purchased at Bowen Field on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by calling 304-324-1326. For more information, visit bluefieldjays.com.

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KIDS CLUB

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays are now offering an exclusive Kid’s Club for children. For a membership price of $20, children 12 and under will obtain admission to all 34 Blue Jays home games and exclusive Kid’s Club benefits and prizes based on the number of games they attend.

Once enrolled in the Kid’s Club, participants will receive a membership card, a Blue Jays Kid’s Club t-shirt, a birthday card from Baby Jay, access to a members-only picnic, and will be able to take part in an exclusive baseball clinic. Inquiries can be made at Bowen Field on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by calling 304-324-1326 or email babybirds1@comcast.net. For more information, visit bluefieldjays.com.

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MARATHON

BURKES GARDEN, Va. — The 20th Annual Varmint Marathon and 5K Road Race will be held on June 8, starting at the Burkes Garden Community Center beginning at 8 a.m. A non-competitive walking event will start at 7 a.m. There is also a mile fun run for children, 12 and under. The marathon registration fee is $40, or $50 if paid after May 31. The 5K fee is $20 by May 31, or fee $25 if paid in June. Race day t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. All proceeds will benefit Soles4Service, Inc., a foundation that encourages community service, education, and physical fitness in the youth of Tazewell County. On-line registration can be done at www.werunevents.com. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel at 276-979-8044 or TheVarmint13.1@hotmail.com

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FOOTBALL/CHEERLEADING

GARDNER — The PikeView Panther Cub Football/Cheerleading organization is conducting its annual signups on June 1 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on June 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. These will be the only three signups. These signups will be for children from the PikeView school attendance area who are going into grades 2-6 in the upcoming school year. For more information, call 304-888-0059.

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JUNIOR GOLF

BLUEFIELD — Registration is still ongoing for the 15th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. The schedule includes four golf academies and seven tournaments for boys and girls, up to age 18. The application fee is $25 and includes a BRJGT cap and golf accessories and a current USGA rule book. The academies begin in May, with tournament play slated for June and July. For more information, call 276-326-2089 or visit www. brjgt. com.

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GOLF LESSONS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — “Get Golf Ready” with PGA Golf Professional Vic Sorrell will be held every Saturday morning beginning on June 1 at the East River Driving Range from 10 a.m.-noon. The first lessons will involve “The Preswing Fundamentals.” It is free of charge for anyone who is interested. For a complete schedule of clinics, contact the East River Driving Range at 304-308-7183.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BUS TRIP

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rays is planning a second Major League bus trip for the 2013 season to PNC Park in Pittsburgh to see the Pirates play the New York Mets on July 13. The cost is $100 per person and includes all transportation fees, game ticket, and a fireworks show after the game. The 55-passenger bus will leave Hunnicutt Field at 11 a.m. for the 7:15 p.m. contest, and return after the game. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by May 28. For more information, call (304) 487-2000 or email princetonrays @ frontier. com.

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COACHES CARAVAN

PRINCETON — The Marshall Coaches Tour will make its annual stop in Mercer County on Tuesday, June 4, at the Chuck Mathena Center. Marshall  Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick, football coach Doc Holliday and men’s basketball coach Tom Herrion will be joined by Marshall cheerleaders and other members of the athletic department. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7. The cost is $30, and corporate tables and sponsorships are also available. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting Roger Topping at (304) 920-9696, Charlie Pace at (304) 920-5441 or Susie Pace at (304) 920-5500.

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ALUMNI FOOTBALL GAME

PRINCETON — Any former Princeton Senior High School football players interested in playing in an alumni football game are urged to register at alumnifootballusa.com or call Jason Taylor at (304) 920-8791.

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BASEBALL CAMPS

ATHENS — Concord University will host a trio of baseball camps this summer, including a youth skills camp on June 24-27 and a pair of baseball showcase camps on June 28 and July 26. The youth camp is for children, age 6-13, from 9 a.m.-noon each day for $100, and will focus on professional instruction and individual and group drills. The showcase camps are players, 14 years to junior college level, with advanced instruction and evaluation by the Concord coaching staff. The one-day camps cost $75 and last from 1-5 p.m. Participants must bring their own equipment, including  glove, bat, shoes, etc. For more information, visit the Concord Baseball Camps site at collegebaseballcamps.com/culions, or contact Andrew Wright at 304-384-5332 or coachwright@concord.edu.

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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for girls and boys basketball leagues, grades 6-8, ages 11-14. The fee is $40 for registration by June 8. Late registration from June 9-15 is $45. Teams or individual players are accepted. For more information, call 304-487-5040.

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PRINCETON —The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for boys and girls mini/minor league basketball, grades K-2, ages 4-8. The cost is $40 for registration through 29, and $45 from May 30-June 5. For more information, call 304-487-5040.

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WELCH — Mount View High School is going to offer two basketball leagues this summer, including a 10-team men’s league and a 10-team league for middle school boys and high school girls. There will be four weeks of regular season and one week for a tournament, with the leagues tentatively slated to start on June 3. The cost for the men’s league is $150 per team, while the middle school/high school teams are $100 apiece. For more information, call (304) 585-7460.

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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 TOURNAMENTS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The “Mama Said Knock You Out” 3-on-3 Hoops Championship has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1, at the Bluefield College Dome Gym. There are both youth and adult divisions, male and female. Registration for 4-person teams for 3-on-3 is only $50. All proceeds go to the Bluefield Pride girls basketball organization. For details contact Shannon Atwell at (304) 888-0701 or email bluefieldpride@gmail.com.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State head men’s basketball coach Jamaal Jackson will host his second BSC Basketball Camp on June 17-20 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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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State head women’s basketball coach J.J. Oliver will host his first BSC Basketball Camp on June 24-27 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) 327-4190 or visit www.ladybluesbasketballcamp.com  

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WELCH — Mount View High School will be offering a day skills and positions basketball camp for boys and girls, ages 10-17, on June 24-28. The cost is $30 apiece, and the camp will run each day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A camp application can be found at the http://boe.mcdo.k12.wv.us. by clicking on Mount View and then on basketball camp. For more information, contact Gary Brown at (304) 436 -2939 or (304) 585-7460.

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ATHENS — The Concord University women’s basketball program will be hosting the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16. The camp is under the direction of Concord head coach Kenny Osborne, the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012. For details about the camp for girls ages 8-18, contact Osborne at 304-384-5344 or at coachosborne @ concord. edu.

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FOOTBALL CAMP

ATHENS — Concord University football will host three camps this summer for high school players and teams. A player's camp will be conducted June 23-25 while a 7-on-7 Passing Tournament and a Big-Man Skills Clinic will both be held on June 26. The players camp is for boys, grades 6-12, will be run by the CU coaching staff. The cost is $180 for overnight campers or $150 for commuters. The fee is $100 for the passing tournament, while the cost of the Big Man Skills Clinic is $10 per lineman. The passing tournament is for local high schools to compete in 7-on- 7 passing games. The cost to compete in the tournament is $100 per team. For more information, contact John Pennington at (304) 384-6309 or email at coachpennington @ concord. edu.

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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 eCoachEricPhipps@gmail.com or Elliott Joyce at 276-971-1731 or at bernard.joyce@vadoc.virginia.gov.

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VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Bluefield College volleyball team will host a skills camp by boys and girls on June 11-14 at The Dome Gymnasium. The camp will be for grades 2-5 (9 a.m.-noon) and grades 6-12 (1-4 p.m.). The cost is $75. Registration can be completed at www.bluefield.edu. For more information, call Jim Butski at 276-326-4243.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigerettes will host a volleyball camp at Princeton Senior High School on June 17-19 for girls, grades 5-9. Registration begins on June 17 at 4:30 p.m., and each camper must have an insurance card. The camp will run each day from 5-9 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, and each camper will receive a T-shirt. For more information, contact Leslie Graham at (304) 920-6252.

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SOCCER CAMP

ATHENS — Concord University men’s soccer will host the CU High Performance Soccer Camp for boys and girls in grades, K-8, on July 8-11 at Anderson Field. The camp is designed to expose soccer players to various components of the game, and all players will be thoroughly instructed on the fundamentals of soccer. Participants can choose between full day sessions (9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) for $175 or half-day (9 a.m.-noon) for $125. Registration takes place on June 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the Carter Center. Campers are asked to bring athletic clothing, soccer shoes (both indoor and outdoor), shin guards, gym bag and a water bottle. For more information, visit cumountainlions.com or contact CU head coach Steve Barrett at 304-384-5131 or barretts@concord.edu.

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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — The Twin Valley Basketball Boosters will be sponsoring a Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Keen Mountain Park on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 per player for the double-elimination tournament. For details, contact Brian Moore at 276-935-4360 or 276-259-7818.

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GOLF

PIPESTEM—The 24th Annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on June 14 at the Pipestem Resort State Park. The captain’s choice format event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. First and second place prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s teams, along with prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. The cost is $125 per person, with proceeds going to the Concord University Foundation for use with the Ball scholarship fund. For more information, call (304) 384-6311.

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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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ATHENS — Concord Universit will host its third annual golf outing on July 12 at the Fountain Springs Golf Club in Peterstown. All proceeds will benefit Concord athletics. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Play will be conducted under a scramble, best-ball format. The entry fee is $200 per foursome. Included in the cost are 18 holes of golf, two carts and free beverages. Hole sponsorships are being offered for $100. A catered lunch, raffle and awards ceremony will be held at the completion of play. Prizes will be awarded for the top three team finishes, longest drive and closest to the pin. Registration information can be found at cumountainlions.com or by calling 304- 384-5440, or via e-mail at athletics@concord.edu.

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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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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 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 — 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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