Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 10, 2014

Regional sports calendar

Compiled by Daily Telegraph sports staff
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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COACHES’ CARAVANS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Bluefield/Tazewell Hokie Clubs will sponsor Virginia Tech’s Orange and Maroon Caravan as it makes its annual stop at Fincastle Country Club on Wednesday, April 30, with football coach Frank Beamer serving as guest speaker. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, contact Lisa Clark at 304-922-8544.

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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 the men’s basketball coach are expected to attend.

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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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GOLF LESSONS

BLUEFIELD — PGA Professional Vic Sorrell will host “Get Golf Ready” every Saturday in April at the  East River Driving Range. The lessons will run from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $20, which includes range balls. Sorrell will teach “4 basics” and the “4 fundamentals” that will help improve the ability of local golfers.

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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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COLLEGE BASEBALL TICKETS

PRINCETON — Tickets for West Virginia’s baseball game with Virginia Tech on May 6 in Princeton are still on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office. General admission tickets for seating down the left and right field lines are still available for $5 apiece. Tickets may be purchased on online at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.

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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 $65.00 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.                               ———

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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YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School boys basketball booster club will hosting a youth basketball tournament for boys and girls on April 25-27 at the Princeton high school and middle school gymnasiums. Grades 3-11 are eligible to participate, with a cost of $175 per team, and a $150 multi-team discount. WVSSAC officials will be used. Deadline is April 21. Contact John Boyd at 304-557-9700

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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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YOUTH AND ADULT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

LINDSIDE — The Monroe County Basketball Tournament will take place April 25-27 to benefit the girls basketball programs at James Monroe High School and Peterstown Middle School. Tournament categories include women, men, and boys and girls in grades 2-11. Games will be played at James Monroe and at Peterstown Middle. Entry fee is $150 per team and awards will be made to the first- and second-place teams. To register, call Becca Ballengee at 304-646-0335 or Brenda Page at 304-646-0907.

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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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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

PRINCETON — Signups for the Greater Princeton Little League are underway with a late charge in effect. For more information, contact Stanley Six at 304-425-5411.

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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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5K RUN/WALK

BLUEFIELD — The annual “Jerolee White Nursing Scholarship 5K Run/Walk” will be held at Bluefield State College on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $15 by April 4, or $18 after that date. A $50 prize will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners. Race day registration is from 7-8:30 a.m. The event was created in memory of the late Jerolee White, BSC Professor Emeritus, who dedicated her life to caring for the sick and disadvantaged both locally and on medical mission trips to Arizona, and the continent of Africa. For more information, contact Julie Orr at 304-327-4132 or at jorr@bluefieldstate.edu.

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ATHENS — The CU in Color Run will be held April 26 at 9 a.m. on the Concord University with all proceeds going towards the resurfacing and repair of the Concord track. Early registration for the 1-mile race is $15 with the deadline being April 19. Registration after the deadline or on race day will be $20. Those that meet the early registration deadline are guaranteed a race t-shirt. The first 150 entries will also receive a pass that guarantees them free entry into one home Concord basketball or football game of his or her choice. Participants in the Color Run can pick up their race day information at check-in the day of the race at the parking lot of Callaghan Stadium from 7:30-8:30 a.m. A kids race will be held after the CU in Color Run. Registration forms can be mailed into Andrew Hashimura, Marsh Hall 207B, Campus Box D-127 P.O. Box 1000 Athens, WV 24712-1000 or contact Nikki Carinelli at 304-707-1562, Cheyenne Nicely at 540-969-7495 or Brooke Layne at 434-806-4736.

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BLUEFIELD, Va. — The 2nd Annual Bluefield Young Life 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at The Bluestone Technology Park, Route 460, Bluefield, Va. Registration fee is $20 before April 11 and $25 afterward. Register online at bluefield.younglife.org.

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PRINCETON — The 2nd Annual Sam White 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 8 a.m. at Burke Memorial Baptist Church. Benefiting the Sam White Family Foundation and the Tiger Athletic Foundation, the cost is $25 for pre-registration or $35 on the day of the race. The first $1,000 raised will fund a scholarship for a PSHS student, and the remainder will go toward a college fund for White’s children. White is a former coach at Princeton and PikeView who died in November of 2012.  To register, visit www.samwhite5k.com. Those interested in serving as sponsors for $100 apiece should contact Randy Peek at 304-920-7335 or Randy Wilson at 304-922-2149.

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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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GOLF TOURNAMENT

PETERSTOWN — The Peterstown Pirates Golf Tournament, hosted by Fountain Springs Golf Club, will be held on April 12, starting at 9 a.m.  All proceeds will be used to build a football practice field and playground at Peterstown Middle School. The fee is $240 per foursome, which includes green fee and lunch, and two mulligans can be purchased for $10. The format is captain’s choice, with monetary prizes for the top three places, with the amount based on number of entries. There will also be awards for closest to the pin on a Par 3 and other door prizes. For more information or register, call Fountain Springs at 304-753-4653 or Chris Booth at 304-646-1083 or 304-646-9392.

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BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Stelio & Betty Corte Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Fincastle on the Mountain course, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 2. An early season round of golf at Fincastle is to be followed by a great lunch. The day is an opportunity to compete for tournament prizes, and create educational opportunities for deserving Graham High School students. Since 2001, the tournament has generated more than $66,000 to support the Bluefield, Va., Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self” and “Trey McPherson Memorial Scholarship” programs and community service initiatives. For entry forms and information, call 276-970-3964.

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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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VICTORY AWARDS DINNER

BLUEFIELD — Tickets for the 68th annual Victory Awards Dinner are on sale through April 28 at newspapers around the state, including the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Top award winners from across the state will be honored at the Charleston Civic Center, along with state championship coaches, and first team all-staters in football, boys and girls basketball. Tickets are $20 apiece. Call the Daily Telegraph sports department at 304-327-2813 after 4 p.m.

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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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BC RAM CLUB

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield College Athletics is proud to announce an effort to rejuvenate the Ram Club, with head tennis coach Mark Sarver serving as the Ram Club director. The Ram Club is responsible for athletic fundraising at Bluefield College in support of athletic scholarships, capital improvements, and programmatic needs of the Athletic Department. For more information, visit www.bcrams.com/ramclub or contact Sarver at msarver@bluefield.edu.

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BSC SPORTS BANQUET

BLUEFIELD, Va. — “A Celebration of Success,” spotlighting Bluefield State athletics and Greenbrier Resort Owner/President Jim Justice will be held on April 22 at Fincastle on the Mountain. The event starts at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50 and table sponsorships are $400. Table sponsorships include seats for eight individuals and the opportunity to attend a “Meet and Greet” Session with Jim Justice prior to the dinner. Student athletic table sponsorships are also available at $400 and underwrite the cost for eight BSC student-athletes to be able to attend the event. Proceeds from the event will go to the BSC Athletic Department. For more information, contact Betty Carroll, BSC Foundation Executive Director, at 304-327-4031 or at bcarroll@bluefieldstate.edu.

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CONCORD FUNDRAISER

ATHENS — Tickets for the annual Dr. Jim Kyle Elimination Dinner, which will be held May 2 at University Point on the campus of Concord University, are now on sale. Included in the purchase of a $100 ticket is a night of free drinks, food as well as the opportunity to win numerous types of prizes including money, memorabilia, athletic clothing, and a grand prize of $1,500. Those buying tickets are guaranteed a prize and do not have to be present to win. Tickets can also be redeemed next year for free admission into one home football or basketball game of the buyers choosing. Tickets can be purchased by calling the athletic department offices at 304-384-5440. All proceeds from the event go directly to help the efforts of Concord's 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7.  

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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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SOCCER CAMPS

ATHENS — The Concord University women's soccer program will host an ID camp for current high school athletes on Sunday, April 27 from 1-4 p.m  at Callaghan Stadium. The camp is designed to give players the experience of training at the collegiate level by college coaches. Topics such as possession, attacking and defending will be taught throughout the day. Small sided games will also be conducted to allow campers to showcase their talent. Cost of the camp is $40. Cash payments as well as checks, made out to assistant coach Amanda Malkiewicz, will be accepted. Questions are to be directed to Malkiewicz by phone at (304) 384- 5118 or via e-mail at coachmalk@concord.edu. A registration form for the camp can be found at www.cumountainlions.com

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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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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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