Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

May 9, 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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GOLF LEAGUES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Country Club is currently accepting teams for its second of league golf play, held on Tuesday evenings, from May 13 through the end of August. The cost is $125 a team, with all of it being paid out in prize money. Teams may consist of up to 10 players with 4 players participating each week in both a stroke and match play format handicapped at 75 percent of an individuals scoring average. Both Princeton Elks and Bluefield Elks members will have their green fees covered and will only need to pay cart fee each week. For more information or to enter a team, contact Jimmy McPherson at 304-922-0481.

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WELCH — The Thrashers, an adult collection of golfers from McDowell County, are currently accepting new members to participate in the McDowell Cup competition being held at Tug River Country Club. For more information, contact Wayne Hicks at 304-436 2562 or Caramello Miano at 304-448 2566.

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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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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

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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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. To learn more about making a tax-deductible donation or to nominate candidates for the 2015 class, contact the Welch Lions Club Hall of Fame at P.O. Pox 197, Welch, WV 24801 or call 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 which can be redeemed at Wendy's restaurant locations in Princeton and both Bluefields. 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. For more information, contact Ron Gillespie at (276) 970-1355.

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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 mail to P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV 24701. Calendar items will run as space permits.

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