Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 8, 2013

Regional sports calendar

Compiled by Daily Telegraph sports staff
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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BASEBALL TRIP

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rays are accepting reservations for their 9th annual Major League Baseball Bus Trip, this year to Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark on Saturday, May 11. The Reds play the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4:10 p.m. afternoon game. The air-conditioned bus will leave Hunnicutt Field at 8 a.m. A stop in Beckley is planned for those in that area who are going on the trip. A short meal stop will take place en route to Cincinnati. The bus will return to Princeton immediately following the game. Cost is $100 per person and includes all transportation fees and game ticket. The first 30,000 people through the gates will receive a bobblehead doll of Cincinnati star pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The Princeton Rays accept major credit cards to ease ordering by telephone or email.  Since reserved stadium seating is involved, all seats must be reserved and paid in full by April 3 or until the bus is full, whichever happens first. All payments are non-refundable after April 5. More details are available by emailing princetonrays @ frontier. com or by calling 304-487-2000.

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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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GOLF

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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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 at the end of February.

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BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Area Little League will be holding registration now through March 9. Player evaluations will be March 16. For more information, visit eteamz.com/bluefieldarealittleleague.

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PRINCETON — The Greater Princeton Little League will sign up players on Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Princeton Recreation Center. Any sign-ups after Sunday will result in late charges in participation fees. For more information, call Stanley Six at 304-425-5411   

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BASEBALL YOUTH DAY

ATHENS — Concord University baseball will host Youth Day and a skill camp on Sunday, March, 10, at Anderson Field when the Mountain Lions host Seton Hill in a WVIAC contest at noon. Children who attend will be able to participate in a skills camp following the final game. The event is free to the public.

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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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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Rapids, a travel team based in southern West Virginia, will be holding final online registration and signups through March 8 for the spring season. All boys and girls, ages U10-U17 can register at www. wvrapids. net, and will then be contacted by a team manager. For more information, call (304) 673-6465 or visit membership@wvrapids.net.

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WRESTLING

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 induct the undefeated Welch High School team of 1963 on May 5 at their annual banquet. The Welch Lions Club is current seeking names and addresses for members of that team. Contact Steve Bary, a starting center on that team, at (304) 436-4984 or email sbary@frontier.net.

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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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SKATING

RICHLANDS, Va. — The Teen Venture Center is hosting a skating competition on Saturday, March 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at its location on 217 Railroad Avenue in Richlands. All teenagers, ages 10 and up are invited to attend. For more information, call (276) 202-7880.

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SPORTS MEDICINE

ATHENS — The 2013 Annual Sports Medicine Conference of the West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association will take place Mar. 22-23 at Concord University. Topics will include athletic training coverage at West Virginia secondary schools; concussions; the medical time out concept; and sickle cell trait. For more information, contact Dr. Joe Beckett at jbeckett @ concord.edu.

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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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