Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 5, 2014

Area Calendar


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — FOOTRACES

BURKE’S GARDEN, Va. — The 21st annual running of The Varmint half-marathon and 5k road races takes place Saturday morning, June 14 starting at the Community Building in Burke’s Garden. Black sheep-shaped trophies will be presented this season, a tradition during every seventh year of the event. Race-day registration ends at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $50 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5k; there is a $2 discount for registering online. Proceeds from The Varmint fund Soles4Service, which promotes and encourages community service, education and physical fitness in the youth of Tazewell County.  The Varmint will be one of five races in the Beast Series. The Grate Escape will be hosting packet pick-up and a pasta dinner for The Varmint runners on June 13 from 5-8 p.m. For more details, contact Charity McDaniel at 276-979-8044 or email TheVarmint13.1 @ hotmail.com.

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DINNER MEETING

BLUEFIELD — Fred McGriff, whose professional baseball career spanned 19 years, will be a special guest on June 18 at the 108th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, board chairman George McGonagle announced on Monday. The keynote speaker for the dinner will be Mel Didier, Toronto Blue Jays senior advisor and professional scout. Tickets for the dinner and chairman’s reception are $50 and may be obtained at the Chamber office or by calling 304-327-7184 or by emailing info@bluefieldchamber.com.

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SPORTS PHYSICIALS

PRINCETON — Free sports physicals for students planning to participate in a sport at several area schools are being provided on Saturday, June 7 at the Orthopaedic Center of the Virginias. The eligible schools include Princeton, PikeView, Graham, Rocky Gap and Bland high schools, middle schools at Princeton, Glenwood, PikeView and Graham, along with students at Mercer Christian. Permission slips, WVSSAC physical forms and instructions can be obtained from individual schools, and must be presented at the time of the physical. Boys physicals will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the girls at 8:30 a.m.

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GOLF TOURNAMENTS

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Young Life Golf Tournament will be held on Friday at Tazewell County Country Club. Registration is at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The captain’s choice format is $60 per person or $225 per foursome. For more information, contact Susan Lee at 276-970-0872 or John Ball at 804-357-9194.

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PRINCETON — Bluefield High School athletics will host a golf tournament on June 13 to raise money to send the Bluefield boys and girls basketball teams to summer camps. The tournament will be held at the Princeton Elks Lodge, with the golf beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $240 per team of four, which includes lunch. For more information, contact Buster Large at 304-487-3904.

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BASTIAN, Va. — Wolf Creek Golf and Country Club will host a golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warriors of Virginia on June 14, with a tee time of 8:30 a.m. The fee is $280 per team and/or $70 for individuals in what what is a four-person captain’s choice format. First place will bring four complete passes for golf and concerts to The Greenbrier Classic. For details, contact Kenneth Franklin at 276-945-5845 or email kenbfranklin@comcast.edu.

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ATHENS — The Concord University Department of Athletics will host its fourth annual golf outing on Friday, July 11 at Fountain Springs Golf Club in Peterstown. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by Appalachian Eye Care, will go directly towards supporting Mountain Lion Athletics. Registration for the scramble, best-ball format starts at 7:45 a.m. Entry fee is $200 per foursome. For details, call 304-384-5440, or e-mail  athletics@concord.edu. A registration form can be at cumountainlions.com.

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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

WELCH — There will be a 10-team men’s summer basketball league offered at Mount View High School this summer. The league will play five weeks of regular season and a one-week tournament. Games will be played on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Cost is $150 per team. The league will tentatively start on June 9. For details, call 304-960-0463 or 304-585-1001.

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ADULT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — The Buchanan Basketball Foundation will be sponsoring a men’s tournament to be held at Twin Valley High School on June 21. Cost is $20 per person per team and the cash prize for the winning team is $300.  All proceeds will benefit the traveling teams of Buchanan Basketball Foundation. Contact Josh Smith at 276-210-7017 or Richard Smith at 276-881-8692.

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BOWLING w/the JAYS

BLUEFIELD — Area youth are invited to bowl FREE with the 2014 Bluefield Blue Jays on Monday, June 16 from noon until 2 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes, Cumberland Road, Bluefield.  This “Meet the Blue Jays” afternoon will include laser bowling, door prizes, autographs and refreshments.  Little League players are encouraged to participate and wear their uniforms to this event.  For more information call (304) 325-7037.

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COACHING CLASS

HUNTINGTON — An ASEP coaching class will be held on June 9-11 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www.wvssac.org.

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 CYCLING

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The First Annual Rotary Ride for Polio Plus Road Cycling Race will be held on Saturday, June 7, beginning and ending at Jack Asbury Square. There are three challenge levels with different starting times: Beginner, 10 miles, 10 a.m., Intermediate, 30 miles, 9 a.m. Challenge, 60 miles, 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 per person or $40 for a family of 4. The rates rise to $35 and $60 on the day of the race. T-shirts guaranteed if registered by May 7. For more information, contact Peter Romano at 276-326-1670.

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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 304-960-5405.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

WELCH — Mount View High School basketball will be offering a day skills and positions basketball camp for boys and girls grades 3 to 8 on July 7-11. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $40. You may obtain an application online at the http://boe.mcdo.k12.wv.us and at the website, pull down schools and select Mount View High School than click on basketball camp. For more information call Coach Gary Brown at 304-436-2939 or 304-585-1001.

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ATHENS — The Concord University women’s basketball program will hold an Elite Skills Camp for high school girls in grades 9-12 on June 14 at the Carter Center. The two sessions last from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:15-4 p.m. The cost is $40, to be mailed to the women’s basketball office, along with a filled out registration form that can be accessed at www.cumountainlions.com, before the start of the camp. Checks for the camp can be made out to Concord University Foundation with women’s basketball in the memo line. Mail to Kenny Osborne, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Concord University, P.O. Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712. For more information, contact assistant Jamie Cluesman at 304-384-5436 or cluesmanj14@concord.edu.

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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State women’s basketball coach J.J. Oliver will host his annual instructional basketball camp for girls and boys, ages 7-18, on June 23-26 at the Ned Shott Gymnasium. Camp will consist of fundamental skills, team play, and competition. Oliver will serve as instructor, along with BSC women’s and men’s players. Cost is $75 for the camp, and an additional $24 to receive lunch for the week. Registration may be found at www.ladybluesbasketballcamp.com. For further information contact Coach Oliver at 304-327-4190 or at joliver@bluefieldstate.edu.

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 HINTON — The 29th annual Bobcat Basketball Camp will be held on June 23–26 at Summers County High School. Boys entering grades 2-5 will attend camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and those in grades 6-9 from 12:30 p.m. to 4. Rising 9th graders that attend must be enrolled in Summers County schools per WVSSAC rules. The cost of the camp will be $40. For more information\, contact Robert Bowling at 304-923-2012.

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ATHENS — Concord University will host its annual instructional basketball camp for girls, ages 8-18, on July 13-16 at the Carter Center. Team competition will consist of squads of up to eight players. Cost is $185 for commuters and $225 to stay in a residence hall, along with all meals. Registration will be from noon-1 p.m. on July 13. Registration may be found at www.cumountainlions.com. It can be sent, along with a $50 nonrefundable deposit to Kenny Osborne, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Concord University, P.O. Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712. For further information contact Osborne at 304-384-5344 or at coachosborne@concord.edu.

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ATHENS — Concord University men’s basketball will hold an instructional camp for boys ages 8-18 July 27-30 at the Carter Center. Team competition at the camp will consist of squads of up to eight players. Cost is $185 for commuters and $225 to stay in a residence hall, along with all meals. Coaches and counselors will also stay with residential campers at night. Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at noon. To enroll, print out the registration form found at www.cumountainlions.com and send it, along with a nonrefundable $50 deposit to: Kent McBride, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Concord University, P.O. Box 1000, Athens WV 24712. Make checks out to Concord University Foundation, Inc. with men’s basketball in the memo line. For further information contact McBride at 304-384-5330 or at coachmcbride@concord.edu.

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FOOTBALL CAMPS

ATHENS — The Concord University football program will host three camps this summer for high school players and teams. A player’s camp will be conducted June 15-17 while a 7-on-7 Passing Tournament and a Big-Man Skills Clinic will both be held June 18. The Players Camp is for boys in grades 6-12 for $190 for those wishing to stay overnight and $150 for commuters. The 7-on-7 passing tournament will be held at Callaghan Stadium for local high schools to come in and participate in 7-on- 7 passing games. The cost to compete in the tournament is $130 per team. Cost of the Big-Man Clinic is $20 per lineman. For more information, contact assistant coach John Pennington by e-mail at coachpennington@concord.edu, or via phone at 304-384-6309.

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VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers’ volleyball team will be hosting an instructional volleyball camp on Saturday, June 28, at the school from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for girls, grades 5-9. Pre-registration cost of the camp is $60 (register by June 23), or $65 if after that date. Campers will recieve t-shirts and will be provided lunch. Registration forms can be picked up at the school offices. T-shirt sizes will be guaranteed to those who pre-register only; if registering the day of camp, t-shirts will be on a first come first serve basis.  For any questions, contact Coach Leslie Graham at 304-920-6252.

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ATHENS — Concord University will host the Mountain Lions Volleyball Instructional Camp on July 20-23 at the Carter Center for girls, ages 8-18. Attendees will be grouped together based on appropriate skill levels to ensure a positive and productive experience for everyone. Players will be thoroughly instructed on individual skill techniques through matches and individual drills. Campers will have the option to attend the camp on an overnight basis for $325 or by commuting daily for $210. Registration forms can be found at cumountainlions.com, and a non-refundable deposit of $50 is also required. For more information, call Kate Southcott at 304-384-5342.

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SOFTBALL CAMPS

ATHENS — The Concord University softball team will host its annual  Fast-Pitch Softball Individual Skills and Drills Development Camp for girls ages 8-18 on July 17-19 at the CU Softball Field, for players of all skill and experience levels. Campers can either commute daily for a fee of $150 or stay on campus in a residence hall for $200, which includes their room and all meals. Commuters may purchase a two-meal-a-day ticket for the Concord cafeteria for an additional $30. Campers should arrive at 1 p.m. on the opening day of the camp. To enroll, print out the registration form found at cumountainlions.com and send it, along with a nonrefundable $50 deposit to Alisa Tasler, Head Softball Coach, Concord University, P.O. Box 1000, Athens WV 24712. Checks should be made out to Concord University Foundation, Inc. For more information, contact Tasler at 304-384-5986 or 918-373-1463 or via e-mail, atasler@concord.edu.

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HALL OF FAME

WELCH — The McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame is looking for donations to assist with its induction ceremony slated for June 8 at Mount View High School. The 10 newest members of the shrine will be announced soon. The cost is $25 per person, and the organization is also accepting tax-deductible donations and nominations for the 2015 class to the Welch Lions Club Hall of Fame at P.O. Pox 197, Welch, WV 24801. Banquet tickets can be purchased from Raymond’s in Welch at 304-436-2572 or Wayne Hicks at (304) 436-2562.

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BLUEFIELD — Eleven former coaches and athletes will join the membership of the Bluefield State College National “B” Club Hall of Fame during the organization’s Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on July 25.  The fifth annual Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on July 25, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Quality Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Bluefield. Anyone interested in attending should contact Deirdre Guyton, BSC Director of Alumni Affairs at 304-327-4569 or dguyton@bluefieldstate.edu). The cost is $25 per person.

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MINOR LEAGUE TICKETS

PRINCETON—General admission “season ticket books” for the Princeton Rays’ 2014 baseball season are now on sale throughout the greater Princeton area. Each book contains 35 undated tickets which can be used in any quantity at any regular season home game or either the Princeton Rays or the Bluefield Blue Jays. Each ticket also contains a special coupon offer from Wendy’s. The cost is $65 per book, which breaks down to $1.85 per ticket (single game tickets vary from $4-6). There are numerous ticket outlets where tickets can be purchased, including at Hunnicutt Field. For more information, call 304-487-2000 or e-mail to princetonrays@frontier.com.

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BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays are currently selling season ticket books for the 2014 season. The $65 season ticket book includes 35 non-dated tickets that allow you admission into any Blue Jays regular season home game. The ticket book offers you great savings with tickets being only $1.85 per game, which is more than 60 percent off of general admission ticket prices. Tickets can also be utilized at any regular season Princeton Rays game. There are several ticket outlets, or stop by the Bowen Field ticket office on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or purchase by phone at 304-324-1326.

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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 in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennesse. For more information, call 276-988-4349.

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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 7-9 p.m. Family rates are available in addition to individual rates. Advanced Karate classes will also be taught on Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call Gehrig Justice at 304 664-3502 or visit gska.us.

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TWIRLING/DANCE CLASSES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Park and Recreation Center will host baton-twirling, pom-pom dance, and flag-twirling / color guard classes on Tuesday nights. Pom-pom dance class is open to ages 5 and up. Color guard is open to ages 9 and up. Cost is $30 per month. The first class is free. For details, call 304-887-4549.

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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 2013-2014 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 Steve Sarver at 304-888-9513.

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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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