Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

May 14, 2014

Regional sports calendar

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COACHES’ CARAVANS

PRINCETON — The 44th Annual West Virginia Coaches Caravan will stop at the Chuck Mathena Center on May 20. West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen, men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins and women’s basketball coach Mike Carey are expected to attend. Tickets for the event are $50, and will include a meal prepared by Chef Rick and the staff of Fincastle on the Mountain. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Ferguson at (304) 920-4333.

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PRINCETON — The Marshall Coaches’ Caravan will return to the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton on Tuesday, June 3, with activities beginning about 6:30 p.m. Dinner will follow at about 7:15. The Marshall cheerleaders, athletics director Mike Hamrick, football coach Doc Holliday, and men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni are expected to attend. The cost is $30 per person, and $250 for corporate tables of eight. For more information, call Roger Topping at 304-920-9696 or Charlie Pace at 304-920-5441.

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JUNIOR GOLF

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Registration is now underway for the 16th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, open to boys and girls up to age 18. Academies and rules clinics begin in early May. Tournaments are in June and July at sites including The Greenbrier and Fincastle on the Mountain. Application fee is $25. Forms are available at area golf courses or at www. brjgt.com. For more information, call 276-326-2089 or 276-345-8786.

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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS

BLUEFIELD — The Mountain Festival men’s softball tournament will be held on May 24-25 at the Bluefield City Park. The first 12 teams will be accepted, with a fee of $200 per club. Entry deadline is May 17. For more information, contact Mike at 304-308-9215

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YOUTH BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Little League will host a 7-and-8-year-old Coach-Pitch Softball Tournament on May 31. Registration fee is $50. For more information, contact Alicia Rowe at 276-970-2273 or Sara White at 276-970-3950.

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GOLF TOURNAMENTS

BLUEFIELD — The 28th annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament, sponsored by Bluefield State’s School of Engineering Technology, will be played on Monday, May 19 at the Wolf Creek Golf Course in Bastian. The four-person captain’s choice format will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided and awards will be presented. The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. There are numerous sponsorships available ranging from $100 to $2,000. Deadline entry is May 12. For more information, contact Betty Carroll at 304-327-4031 or email to bcarroll@bluefieldstate.edu.

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MULLENS — The 23rd Annual West Virginia Public Employees Golf Tournament will be held on May 19 at Twin Falls State Park. The event is open to current and retired federal, state and county employees. The cost is $50, which includes green fee, shared cart and dinner. A practice round is available on May 18 for $20. For more information, call 304-294-4000.

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BASTIAN, Va. — The 2nd Annual Mercer County Spay Association Golf Tournament will be held on May 31 at Wolf Creek Golf Club. Numerous prizes will be available, with a 2014 Malibu and seven nights in Hawaii as prizes for a hole-in-ones. There will also be a 50-foot putting contest worth $5,000. It includes a four-man team, captain choice format, with $400 to the first place winner, and $300 for second place. Golf begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $240 per team. Hole sponsorships are also being sold for $100 apiece. All contributions are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to Kiffie Currence in care of the Mercer County Spay Association, 1009 Albemarle Street, Bluefield, W.Va. 24701. For more information, call 304-320-2604.

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TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Young Life Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 6, 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. Sponsorship opportunities also range from $100 to $2,000. For more information, contact Susan Lee at 276-970-0872 or John Ball at 804-357-9194.

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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. Hole sponsorships are $100 per hole. There will be team prizes for 1st, 7th and 14th place teams, with first place bringing four complete passes for golf and concerts to The Greenbrier Classic. For more information, contact Kenneth Franklin at 276-945-5845 or email to 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. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per foursome. 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. For more information, contact Concord at (304) 384-5440, or via e-mail at athletics@concord.edu. A registration form can be at cumountainlions.com.

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5K RUN/WALK

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield High School is holding its annual 8K Run, 5K Walk on Saturday, May 24 at 8 a.m. The race will begin at Bluefield High School and finish at Mitchell Stadium. Proceeds from the race will benefit Blessings in a Backpack, which serve students at Memorial, Whitethorn and Bluefield Intermediate. Registration is $20 before the race and $25 on race day. Forms can be obtained at www.swvrrc.org or email bshaw2408@comcast.net.

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GLENWOOD — The 2014 5K Run for the Ages to benefit the Glenwood Park Retirement Village’s plan to build a memory garden will be held on Saturday, May 31. The 5K run will be held at Glenwood Recreation Park, followed by a half-mile run for children, ages 5-to-10, and bake sale at the adjourning Mercer County 4-H camp. The cost is $25 for the 5K (which comes with a t-shirt) and $15 (with assorted gifts) for the half-mile. Pre-registration can be done on the morning of the race by 8:30 a.m. The race begins at 9. The children’s run will start at 11 a.m. The Princeton Rays’ Roscoe the Rooster will also attend. Sponsors are being accepted for $100, with a deadline of May 10 to appear on the t-shirts. Donations will also be accepted. For more information or to  register, call Lisa Osborne at 304-425-8128, ext. 388 or visit active.com.  

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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

WELCH — There will be a ten team men’s summer basketball leagues 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. The cost is $150.00 per team. The league will tentatively start on June 9. For more information, call (304) 960-0463 or (304) 585-7460

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YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

SHADY SPRING — The 5th Annual Tiger Classic basketball tournament will be held on May 16-18 at Shady Spring High School for grades 2-9. Entry fee is $175. Contact Neal Michaels 304-673-7728 or wmichaels@bop.gov or Chuck Connor 304-673-5845 or cconnor@brake.com.

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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. The cost will be $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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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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INDOOR SOCCER

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors, in conjunction with Bluefield College and United States Youth Futsal, is starting an indoor soccer league for boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Games are scheduled in Bluefield, Va., and in Forest Hill, W.Va. Cost is $35 per player. For more information and to register, visit www. wvkingswarriors. org.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

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 camp is designed to give players the experience of training at the collegiate level by college coaches. Elite campers will train in the same environment that the Mountain Lion basketball players participate in on a daily basis. The one-day camp will be broken into two sessions, with the first lasting from 9 a.m.-noon, and second session from 1:15-4 p.m. The cost is $40. and is 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. Camp fees and registration form should be sent to: Kenny Osborne, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Concord University, Athens West Virginia 24712. For more information, contact assistant Jamie Cluesman at 304-384- 5436 or cluesmanj14@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.  Attendees will be thoroughly instructed in the fundamentals of basketball by collegiate coaches and counselors with instruction and team play being broken down according by age and experience of the individual. Team competition at the camp will consist of squads of up to 8 players. Numerous camp trophies will be awarded at the conclusion of the camp. Campers can either commute daily for a fee of $185 or stay on campus in a residence hall for $225, which includes their room and all meals. Coaches and counselors will also stay with residential campers at night in the Concord University Dorms. Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at noon. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Carter Center between noon-1 p.m., with first session starting at 2. 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, Athens West Virginia 24712. Please make all checks out to "Concord University Foundation, Inc." with men's basketball in the memo. For further information contact coach McBride at 304-384-5330 or at coachmcbride@concord.edu.

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