Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

June 19, 2014

Regional sports calendar

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LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS

GARDNER— Greater Princeton Little League will host a pair of District 4 Little League tournaments over the next two weeks in Gardner. The 9-and-10-age group will begin on Saturday at noon and continue into next week, and the 11-and-12-age group will begin on Friday, June 27. Eleven teams will be involved, with the district champion qualifying for state competition. Donations are being accepted to assist with the expenses of the two events. For more information, contact Stanley Six at 304-425-5411

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BLUE JAYS HAPPENINGS

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays Kid’s Club is currently accepting members. Open to children, ages 12-under, the $25 fee gains admission to 34 home games, along with a Blue Jays t-shirt, access to a members-only picnic and participation in the Kid’s Club baseball clinics, which are slated for July 19 and July 26 at Bowen Field. For more information, including numerous other benefits depending on the number of games attended, call the Blue Jay at 304-324-1326.

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BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays have announced their promotions for the upcoming Appalachian League season. There are more than 25 promotional nights and giveaways planned, starting Opening Night, June 19 with a magnetic schedule giveaway. Other promotions will include T-shirts, logo baseballs, rally towels and more. Bowen Field will also be hosting three fireworks nights after the games on June 27, July 11 and Aug. 9. For more information visit www.bluefieldjays.com.

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VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS

BLUEFIELD — The Mercer County Volleyball Board is in need of new officials. If you are a high school graduate or older and you enjoy working with young people, you will love officiating competitive volleyball. If interested please call Ernest or Jacqueline Gilliard at 304-922-4617 or -4618.

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GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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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TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell-Russell Shrine Club will host the 11th Annual Sam McCall Memorial Golf Tournament on July 26 at Fincastle on the Mountain. The four-man captain’s choice event begins with regisration at 8 a.m., followed a shotgun start at 9. Three men’s and one women’s flight. Entry fee is $75 per golfer, with prizes available for a hole-on-one, putting contest, closest to the pin and longest drive. Hole sponsorships are also available for $50 and $100. All proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information, contact Ralph Worley at 276-964-2233 or email to raleighworley@hotmail.com

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HONAKER, Va. — The Honaker High School football team is sponsoring its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug.10 at Greenway Golf Course in Glade Spring. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with the first shots at 9. Entry fee is $260 per four-man team for the captain choice format. Sponsorships are $100 per hole. Individual mulligans will sell for $5 each. The entry fee includes an entry gift, dinner and raffle ticket for various door prizes. There will also be a closest to hole and a long drive. First place is worth $300 per team, and $200 for second place. Plaques will also be provided. For more information, contact Doug Hubbard at 276-202-2552.

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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. 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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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

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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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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BECKLEY — The Eye of the Tiger Basketball Camp, directed by noted area coaches Dave Barksdale and Dan Burd, will be held in July at Memorial Baptist Church, 1405 S.Kanawha St. in Beckley. The combination boys and girls camps will be held on July 7-11 (3rd-5th grade, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), July 14-18 (6th-7th, girls under ninth grade, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and July 21-28 (1st-3rd grade, 9 a.m.-noon). For more information, contact Barksdale at 304-763-5885 or Burd at 304-237-4067.

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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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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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SOCCCER CAMP

RICHLANDS, Va. — The Twin Tornado Soccer Camp 2014 for boys and girls ages 5-18 will take place July 7-10 at the Richlands Recreation Park. From 9 a.m. to noon will be ages 5 and 6. Those age 7-13 will participate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and high school JV and varsity players will attend camp from 6:00 to 9 p.m. The camp is hosted by the King University soccer coaches. Registration is July 7 at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $65 for half day campers and $135 for full-day campers. For more information contact Jeff Hurst at 276-964-4041.

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

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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Sports calendar items should be submitted through sports@bdtonline.com or mailed to P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV 24701. Calendar items will run as space permits.

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