Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

March 9, 2014

Sports calendar for Sunday, March 9, 2014

— 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

BLUEFIELD — The West Virginia ICE March Madness Basketball Tournament will be held on March 28-30 at the Herb Sims Youth Center and other local gymnasiums. Boys and girls divisions, grades 3-12. The fee is $150 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Entry deadline is March 18. For more information, contact Tony Webster at (304) 325-9653 or Jim Pettus at (304) 888-6370. Webster can also be reached at tonybha@comcast.edu.

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ADULT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

BLAND, Va. — The 22nd J. Stephen Lindamood Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held on April 5-6 at Bland High School. The slogan for the tournament has been established “Play for the love of the game.” Since 1991, 21 graduates of Bland High School have received scholarships in Lindamood’s name, including last year’s record high of $5,000 to Chase Hankins. Players from seven different states will compete for the two-day tournament. More entries are currently being accepted. For more information, call 615-715-3333.

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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell Little League will be having sign-ups on Saturdays through March 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the town fields. The fees are $15 for t-ball, $30 for Minor League and $35 for Major League. For more information, contact Amy Stiltner-Childress at 276-979-7567 or Sara White at 276-970-3950

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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield Area Little League will be holding registration for the 2014 season for girls and boys, ages 4-18, from now through March 15. For more information visit eteamz.com/bluefieldarealittleleague.

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BASEBALL TRIP

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rays will host a Major League Baseball bus trip on April 12 at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark with the Reds hosting Tampa Bay at 1:10 p.m. The cost is $105 per person, which includes transportation fees and game ticket. The first 20,000 people through the gates at that game will receive a Cincinnati Reds fleece blanket. The bus will leave at 6 a.m., and return after the game. All payments must be made by Feb. 28. For more information, contact the Princeton Rays' front office by e-mail at princetonrays@frontier.com or call 304-487-2000.

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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. Awards will be presented for the top three male and female finishers, overall, and to the top three male/female finishers in each of 13 age groups.  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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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. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winners, along with the top three runners in five different age groups. 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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WRESTLING FUNDRAISER

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell High School Wrestling Club will host a night of music to raise funds for the team on Friday, March 14, at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available, and there will be auction of donated items, cake walks, door prizes, and a 50-50 raffle will also take place. There will also be live music from local rock and bluegrass bands. For more information, contact Phil Bevins at 276-979-0069.

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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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SPRING SPORTS KICKOFF

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State College celebrates the start of its baseball, softball, tennis, and golf seasons with the inaugural “Spring Sports Shoutout,” a cookout on Wednesday, March 26 in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center. Free food and nonalcoholic beverages will be given away, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Student Center. BSC spring sports coaches and student-athletes will be introduced to the college community, and door prizes, and t-shirts will be available, while supplies last.  A putting contest will also be conducted.

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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, (phone) 304-327-4031 (email) bcarroll@bluefieldstate.edu

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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, W.Va., 24801 or call Wayne Hicks at (304) 436-2562.

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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 in the print edition as space permits.

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