Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Sports calendar

March 26, 2014

Regional sports calendar

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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 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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ORANGE AND WHITE CARAVAN

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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WEST VIRGINIA COACHES CARAVAN

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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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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COLLEGE BASEBALL TICKETS

PRINCETON — Tickets for West Virginia’s baseball game with Virginia Tech on May 6 in Princeton are on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Tickets for the 6 p.m. contest at Hunnicutt Field between the Mountaineers and Hokies will cost $5 apiece. General admission seating will be located in the main grandstand with additional standing room areas down the right and left field lines. Tickets may be purchased on online at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.

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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

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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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. 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. 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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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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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 — 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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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, 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 as space permits.

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