Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

April 27, 2013

Sports calendar for Saturday, April 27, 2013

MORGANTOWN — MAJOR LEAGUE BUS TRIP

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rays is planning a second Major League bus trip for the 2013 season to PNC Park in Pittsburgh to see the Pirates play the New York Mets on July 13. The cost is $100 per person and includes all transportation fees, game ticket, and a fireworks show after the game. The 55-passenger bus will leave Hunnicutt Field at 11 a.m. for the 7:15 p.m. contest, and return after the game. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by May 28. For more information, call (304) 487-2000 or email princetonrays @ frontier. com.

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COACHES CARAVANS

PRINCETON — The West Virginia Coaches Caravan will make its annual stop in Mercer County on Wednesday, May 22, at the Chuck Mathena Center. Tickets are $50 apiece, and a limited number of reserved tables for eight are available for $600. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A large collection of WVU coaches and officials are slated to attend, including Oliver Luck (athletic director), Dana Holgorsen (football), Bob Huggins (men’s basketball), Jill Kramer (volleyball), Jimmy King (rowing), Jason Butts (gymnastics), Travis Doak (gymnastics assistant) and Jay Drury (band director). For more information, contact Jim Ferguson at (304) 920-4333 or Dave Johnson at (304) 920-9688.

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PRINCETON — The Marshall Coaches Tour will make its annual stop in Mercer County on Tuesday, June 4, at the Chuck Mathena Center. Marshall  Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick, football coach Doc Holliday and men’s basketball coach Tom Herrion will be joined by Marshall cheerleaders and other members of the athletic department. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7. The cost is $30, and corporate tables and sponsorships are also available. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting Roger Topping at (304) 920-9696, Charlie Pace at (304) 920-5441 or Susie Pace at (304) 920-5500.

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BENEFIT SOFTBALL GAME

MONTCALM — Alumni from Montcalm High School’s state tournament softball teams are scheduled to be among the participants in a benefit softball game at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Tina Casey Field. Admission is $3, with proceeds going to the MHS softball program.

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5K RUNS/WALKS

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PRINCETON — The Sam White 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 4, starting at Burke’s Memorial Church on Mercer Street in Princeton. White is a former PikeView and Princeton coach who died expectedly last November. All proceeds will benefit White’s family and the Princeton Tigers Athletic Foundation, which plans to fund a scholarship in White’s name. The cost is $20, with the race starting at 8 a.m. Registration can be completed at www.samwhite5k.com. For more information, contact Randy Peek at (304) 920-7335 or Randy Wilson at (304) 922-2149.

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ATHENS — The 23rd Annual David S. Roth Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at Concord University’s Callaghan Stadium beginning at 6:15 p.m. Race-day registration will begin in the Carter Center lobby at 5 p.m. All proceeds support the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship fund. T-shirts will be guaranteed to the first 100 to register and participate. Pre-registration can be done by contacting Tom Davis at (304) 384-3298 or tdavis@concord.edu or by downloading a registration form at rothscholarship.com.

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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield High School is holding an 8K Run on Saturday, May 25 at 7 a.m., beginning at the school and concluding at Mitchell Stadium. The registration fee is $20 before May 20 and $25 after that date. A fun run for children will be held for ages 10 and under for $15. Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack and BHS Project Graduation. Additional information and registration can be obtained at www. swvrrc. org or email bshaw2408 @ comcast. net.

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BASEBALL FUNDRAISER

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Graham High School baseball team is raising money by selling advertisement banners (3x6) to be placed along the first base fence at Graham Middle School for the upcoming season. The cost is $250 for the first year, with the price dropping to $150 for each year after that. For more information, contact G-Men baseball coach Matt Dixon at (304) 920-6614 or email mdixon@tazewell.k12.va.us.

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BASKETBALL LEAGUES

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for Girls Basketball ages 8-11 grades 3-6.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for Middle School-High School Basketball ages 11-17 grades 6-12.

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BLUEFIELD — The West Virginia Reign AAU basketball club will be holding tryouts for their 2013 travel season. Grades 4-11 and unsigned senior boys and girls are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Coach Nuzum at 304-657-0954, tekdalifeguard32 @ aol.com or visit www. wvreign. com.

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BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

BLUEFIELD — The West Virginia Ice May Madness youth basketball tournament will be held on May 17-19 at the Bluefield City Auditorium. The fee per team is $150 with a deadline of May 6. Boys and girls will be divided into divisions ranges from third through 12th grades. For more information, contact Tony Webster at (304) 325-9653 or email tonybha@comcast.net.

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FAIRMONT — The seventh annual East Fairmont Shootout will take place May 10-12 for boys and girls, grade 5 through varsity. Entry fee is $200 team before April 20, and $225 afterward. Four games are guaranteed, but space is limited. For details, contact Jack White at 304-363-9233 or 304-203-2789, or Tyler McCutchan at 304-376-5464. The shootout will be held at East Fairmont High, East Fairmont Junior High and Fairmont State University.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State head men’s basketball coach Jamaal Jackson will host his second BSC Basketball Camp on June 17-20 at the Ned Shott Gymnasium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Players, ages 8-17, will sharpen their fundamental skills and understanding of the game. The cost is $60 per participant by May 30, or $75 after that date. For more information, call (304) 327-4207.

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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State head wommen’s basketball coach J.J. Oliver will host his first BSC Basketball Camp on June 24-27 at the Ned Shott Gymnasium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Players, ages 8-17, will sharpen their fundamental skills and understanding of the game. The cost is $60 per participant by May 30, or $75 after that date. For more information, call (304) 327-4190 or visit www.ladybluesbasketballcamp.com  

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FOOTBALL CAMP

ATHENS — Concord University football will host three camps this summer for high school players and teams. A player's camp will be conducted June 23-25 while a 7-on-7 Passing Tournament and a Big-Man Skills Clinic will both be held on June 26. The players camp is for boys, grades 6-12, will be run by the CU coaching staff. The cost is $180 for overnight campers or $150 for commuters. The fee is $100 for the passing tournament, while the cost of the Big Man Skills Clinic is $10 per lineman. The passing tournament is for local high schools to compete in 7-on- 7 passing games. The cost to compete in the tournament is $100 per team. For more information, contact John Pennington at (304) 384-6309 or email at coachpennington @ concord. edu.

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GOLF

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Rotary Club of Bluefield, Va. presents the 12th Annual Stelio Corte Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3, starting at 9 a.m. at the Fincastle on the Mountain Golf Course in Bluefield, Va. Entry fee is $400 per team or $100 per player. Checks should be made payable to Rotary Blub of Bluefield, Virginia, and mailed to P.O. Box 127, Bluefield, Va. 24605. For those who do not wish to play you may sponsor a tee for $100, $500, or $1,000. Prizes include $10,000 for a hole-in-one, $200 for first place, $100 for second place and a host of other prizes for winning other planned contests. Lunch will be provided. Proceeds will benefit local charities, scholarships and the Bluefield Union Mission. For more information contact Rotary Club of Bluefield, Va., P.O. Box 127, Bluefield, Va., 24605, or phone (276) 970-3964 or e-mail hatfield105@comcast.net.

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PETERSTOWN — The Monroe County Animal League is looking for teams for the third annual Canine Classic golf tournament. The Captain’s Choice tournament takes place Saturday, May 11, at Fountain Springs Golf Course at Peterstown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $280 for a team of four or $70 per person, and is open to men and women. Individual golfers will be assigned to a team. A grilled steak lunch, snacks, drinks, and goodie bags are included. To pre-register, contact Travis Shrewsbury at 304-536-9322 or travis. shrewsbury @ yahoo. com.

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BASTIAN, Va. — The 27th Annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament will be played on Monday, May 20 at the Wolf Creek Golf Course. The event is sponsored by Bluefield State College’s School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science. The four-person captain’s choice tourney will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and the presentation of prizes and trophies will occur after play is completed. The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. K Cup sponsorships are $100. For questions or other information, contact Betty Carroll at 304-327-4031 or email bcarroll @ bluefieldstate. edu.

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PIPESTEM—The 24th Annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on June 14 at the Pipestem Resort State Park. The captain’s choice format event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. First and second place prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s teams,      along with prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. The cost is $125 per person, with proceeds going to the Concord University Foundation for use with the Ball scholarship fund. For more information, call (304) 384-6311.

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BASTIAN, Va. — The first Mercer County Spay Association Golf Gala will be held June 15 at the Wolf Creek Golf Club. Proceeds from the 18-hole Captain’s Choice event will be used exclusively for the group’s spay and neutering program, representing its most ambitious challenge to date. Cost per four-member team is $240. Businesses, groups or individuals may purchase $100-per-hole sponsorships. A barbeque dinner will be served following play. Player entry forms and hole sponsorship forms may be obtained at the spay association website, mercercountyspay. org.

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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

TAZEWELL, Va. — Signups for Tazewell Little League are taking place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little League field. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and insurance info are required. A late fee applies.

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PRINCETON — The Greater Princeton Little League is signing up players. Late charges in participation fees will apply. For more information, call Stanley Six at 304-425-5411.  

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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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SOCCER TOURNAMENTS

EAST RIVER — The 2nd annual Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and East River Soccer Classic will be held on May 4-5 at the East River River Soccer Complex. Twenty-two travel soccer teams, which includes 12 to 14 players apiece, from three states took part in the event last year, which the PMCCC started as an economic boost to the region. For more information or to help with event, contact Robert Farley or Keith Circle with the PMCCC at (304) 487-1502.

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SOCCER LEAGUES

EAST RIVER — Adult league soccer signups are going on now. Information may be found on www.eastriversoccer.com or contact Michelle Dye at 304-921-4996.

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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 304-320-2496.

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HALL OF FAME

WELCH — The McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony at Mount View High School on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. For reservations, call (304) 436-2572 or (304) 436-2562.  

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KARATE CLASSES

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.

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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 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.

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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 in the print edition as space permits.

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