BECKLEY — Upper Deck Training Center will begin hosting a month-long fall instructional league on Sept. 10. The cost is $110 and will include a showcase with Marshall University head coach Jeff Waggoner, according to former Mount View baseball coach Joe Riffe, who is now working at Upper Deck. Riffe will also coach a travel team for 19-and-under and 16-and-under.
For more information on Upper Deck, visit www.upperdeckwv.com or contact Riffe at (304) 712-8496.
BLUEFIELD—GRIDIRON WARS, a Rivalry Football, LLC subsidiary, is offering alumni one more chance to suit up and play for their alma mater. Alumni who wish to represent any of the local school districts are welcome to form teams with a minimum of 30 players. The premier local match-up being considered is between alumni from Graham and Bluefield high schools. For more information, visit www.gridiron-wars.com or call event coordinator Michael Moschillo at 724-456-5951.
CHARLESTON — The 5K race in the Charleston Distance Run takes place at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 1. Registration fee is $30 until 9 p.m. Aug. 31, when the fee increases to $40. There will also be 5K and 10K walks, a 15-mile relay and a 15-mile distance run. For more information and online registration, visit www. charlestondistancerun. com.
BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield College will host its Fifth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship Challenge, Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at the Dome Gymnasium. It benefits a scholarship honoring Elswick, a Bluefield College math education major who died in a car accident. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. in the gym parking lot, and this year’s 5K Run and Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 before August 31 and $25 after August 31. To pre-register, visit www. bluefield. edu/ elswick5k or call 276-326-4208. The run will conclude with a “Feast after the Race” at BC’s football game at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Stadium.
BLUEFIELD — The annual Brian Delp 5K Memorial Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk will take place at Bluefield State College on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with registration at 4 p.m. and the race start at 6:30 p.m. Money raised will benefit the Humanitarian Athletic Award Scholarship at BSC in memory of the late Brian Delp, BSC student-athlete who lost his life assisting a stranded motorist. Registration for the 5K run is $15 ($20 after Sept. 18). Registration is $10 for the 1-mile fun run. For information, contact Vonda Wilson at 304-327-4208.
BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Area Little League will be holding registration for the fall season for ages 6-8 and 9-10, with a limit of 10 players per team. For more information on ages 6-8 contact Tim Harman 304-589-4078 or Jamie Umberger 304-887-7244. For 9-10 Minors contact Kenny Herndon 304-320-7226 or Rick Harper 304-809-7316. For 11-12 Majors contact Sean Cantrell for 304-922-0906. More information can be found at eteamz.com/bluefieldarealittleleague.
EAST RIVER — East River Soccer Association is currently accepting signups for adult league fall soccer. Cost is $50 per player. Players can register as individuals or form their own teams. More information and forms may be found at www. eastriversoccer. com or people may contact 304-922-4996.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GARDNER — The Labor Day Bash will be held at PikeView High School and the Gardner fields, Sept. 1-2. There will be three age brackets, 11-U, 14-U and high school. Entry fee is $225 and a dozen balls. There is a three game guarantee and first and second place awards. Limited spots are available. For more information contact Tucker Meadows at (304) 320-0136.
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