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July 3, 2013

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FOOTBALL/CHEER REGISTRATION

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Registration for the Bluefield Virginia Lions football and cheerleading program is continuing through the month of July. The cost is $40 per child, with a family rate of $20 for each additional child. Cheerleading registration is $25 per child. For more information, contact Dusty at 304-800-9632 or Kathi at 276-970-4465.

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  MAJOR LEAGUE BUS TRIP

PRINCETON — There are still seats available for the Princeton Rays-sponsored Major League bus trip 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. For more information, call (304) 487-2000 or email princetonrays @ frontier. com.

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YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC

PRINCETON — The 17th annual Princeton Rays Youth Baseball Clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at Hunnicutt Field. The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Instructors will be P-Rays manager Danny Sheaffer, his coaching staff, and several P-Rays players. Kids will be instructed in all facets of baseball and an autograph session will follow the clinic. Each attendee will receive a clinic tee-shirt, a bobblehead doll of a member of the Tampa Bay Rays and free admission to the P-Rays’ home game that same evening versus the Burlington Royals. Fee for the clinic is $30 per child. Registration will also be accepted on the morning of the clinic and those registrants will receive a shirt in the mail about 10 days after the clinic. For further questions, or to request a registration form, contact the Rays at princetonrays @frontier. com or call 304-487-2000.

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TRAVEL SOFTBALL

TAZEWELL, Va. — Some Tazewell County residents are attempting to start a travel softball team for girls 10 and under in the Tazewell and Bluefield area. If interested, call Cecilia as soon as possible at 276-202-7571.

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell High School Hall of Fame, Inc., will induct five new members on July 27 at Tazewell High School. The inductees are Robert Marrs, Jack Hawks, James (Jim) Peery, Don Dunford and Don Lee. The banquet will begin at 5 p.m. A portion of the receipts will go toward an endowment scholarship for future THS students. A total of $73,000 out of the goal of $100,000 has been raised by the hall of fame committee. Tickets for the induction ceremony are $30 apiece or $250 for a reserved table of eight. For more information, contact Lawrence Johnson at 865-250-8046 or 865-468-9631 or email ltmrj@att.net.

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5K RUN/WALK

PRINCETON—A 5K Family Run Day will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the Johnston Chapel Baptist Church. Entry fees for the 5K Walk/Run ($20 early registration, $25 day of race) and Relay 5K Walk/Run (team of 3, one mile apiece) is $30 or $35. A 100-yard Fun Run dash will be held for kids, ages 3-12. The race will begin at 8 a.m., with registration from 7:30-7:50 a.m. Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women overall finishers, and the top 5K relay team. T-shirts guaranteed to entries prior to July 13. Funds raised will go toward Eric & Kristanna Richardson, who are in church planters in France. For emore information, contact Hilda Wade at hcwade@cisinterent.net.

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VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS TRAINING

ATHENS — The Mercer County Volleyball Officials Board will sponsor a training course for interested new officials from July 22-31 at Carter Center Room 402, Concord University in Athens. The first session will be from 6-9 p.m. Officials must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. There is a course fee of $36 charged by the WVSSAC for registration processing. For further details, contact Jim Hardin at 304-384-9066 or 304-910-3030.

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BASKETBALL CAMPS

BECKLEY—A trio of Eye of the Tiger Basketball Camp will be held at the Memorial Baptist Church gymnasium at 1405 S. Kanawha St. The camps will be held on July 8-12 (students entering grades 4-5, 9 a.m-4 p.m.), July 15-19 (grades 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and July 22-26 (grades 1-3, 9 a.m.-noon). Numerous awards will be presented to campers. For more information, contact Dave Barksdale at 304-763-5885 or Dan Burd at 304-237-4067 or email Burd at dnburd@hotmail.com

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ATHENS — The Concord University women’s basketball program will be hosting the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16. The camp is under the direction of Concord head coach Kenny Osborne, the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012. The camp for girls ages 8-18 costs $200 for residential campers and $170 for commuters, which includes meals. For details about the camps contact Osborne at 304-384-5344 or at coachosborne @ concord. edu.

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ATHENS — The Concord University men’s basketball program will host an instructional basketball camp for boys, ages 8-18, on July 17-20 at the Carter Center. The camp will feature thorough instruction on the fundamentals of basketball as well as team play (up to eight players on a team) according to age and individual experience level. Attendees have the option to commute or stay in dorms. The cost is $220 for resident campers, or $180 for commuters. Campers should arrive on July 17 at noon, with registration running until 1 p.m., with the first camp session starting at 2. For more information, coach Kevin McBride at 304-384-5330 or email coachmcbride@concord.edu.

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FOOTBALL CLINIC

PRINCETON — Football coaches at Princeton Senior High School coaches and players will host a one-day free youth skills clinic on Saturday, July 27, at Hunnicutt Stadium. The event will run from 8 a.m.-noon, and will involve students in grades 2-8. For more information, call 304-920-7335.

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SOCCER CAMP

ATHENS — Concord University men’s soccer will host the CU High Performance Soccer Camp for boys and girls in grades, K-8, on July 8-11 at Anderson Field. The camp is designed to expose soccer players to various components of the game, and all players will be thoroughly instructed on the fundamentals of soccer. Participants can choose between full day sessions (9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) for $175 or half-day (9 a.m.-noon) for $125. Registration takes place on June 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the Carter Center. Campers are asked to bring athletic clothing, soccer shoes (both indoor and outdoor), shin guards, gym bag and a water bottle. For more information, visit cumountainlions.com or contact CU head coach Steve Barrett at 304-384-5131 or barretts@concord.edu.

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EAST RIVER — The East River Soccer Complex will host a British Soccer Camp on July 15-19. For more information, visit www. eastriversoccer. com

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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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EAST RIVER — The East River Soccer Association is currently taking registrations for fall recreation leagues for ages, 3 to adult. All recreation league players are guaranteed to play at least 50 percent of each game. The cost is $50. Visit www.eastriversoccer.com for forms or contact Michelle Dye at 304-921-4996 for more information.

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TENNIS TOURNAMENT

RICHLANDS, Va. — The 31st anniversary edition of the Richlands Open Tennis Tournament will take place July 28-Aug. 1 at the Richlands Recreation Department. Categories include children, men, women and mixed doubles. Registration fee is $10 per person per category of participation, and the entry deadline is July 24. Proceeds will support two scholarships at Southwest Virginia Community College supported by Bob Nassif and donors. Checks should be made out to SWCC Educational Foundation Inc. and mailed to Nassif at 110 Tazewell Avenue, Richlands, VA 24641. Call 276-964-2015 or 276-964-2573 for more information.

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TENNIS CAMP

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State tennis coach Louie Belt will host a second Big Blue Tennis Camp of the summer on Aug. 5-8 at the Bluefield City Courts. The camp, which is for boys and girls of all ages, will focus on  improving stroke techniques, strategy and match play as well other aspects of the game. Children, 6-12, will participate from 10 a.m.-noon, with kids, 13-18, going from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $100. For more information, contact Belt at lbelt@bluefieldstate.edu.

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GOLF TOURNAMENTS

WELCH — The Welch Lions Club to sponsor a Hall of Fame of Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 9, at the Clear Fork Valley Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame. In the three-year existence of the shrine, 32 athletes, coahces and support personnel have been inducted. HOF applications can be obtained from the Welch Lions Club or through screening chairmen Fred Schrom, Leroy Johnson, Troy Hawks, Jerry Horne or Gary Dove. All plaques are on display in the Sterling Drive-In in Welch. For more information on the golf tournament, call Wayne Hicks 304-436-2562 or Carmello Miano at 304-448-2566.

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ATHENS — Concord University will host its third annual golf outing on July 12 at the Fountain Springs Golf Club in Peterstown. All proceeds will benefit Concord athletics. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Play will be conducted under a scramble, best-ball format. The entry fee is $200 per foursome. Included in the cost are 18 holes of golf, two carts and free beverages. Hole sponsorships are being offered for $100. A catered lunch, raffle and awards ceremony will be held at the completion of play. Prizes will be awarded for the top three team finishes, longest drive and closest to the pin. Registration information can be found at cumountainlions.com or by calling 304- 384-5440, or via e-mail at athletics@concord.edu.

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HONAKER, Va. — The Honaker High School football team will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Greenway Golf Course in Glade Spring. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. Hole sponsorships are $100. The entry fee is $260 for a four-man team. Several prizes will be awarded, including closest to the pin and the long drive contest. The first place team splits $300, and $200 for the second place team. For more information, contact Doug Hubbard at 276-202-2552.

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BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State College’s men’s basketball team will host its inaugural golf tournament, Sept. 6 at Fincastle on the Mountain. Cost per four-person team is $300, with individual player cost $75. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00. Prizes will be awared fr the top three teams, longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information call 304-327-4207 or e-mail jjackson@bluefieldstate.edu.

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CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

PRINCETON — Princeton Middle School cheerleading tryouts take place on Aug. 12-14 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants must have completed a WVSSAC physical form, proof of insurance, birth certificate and a 2.0 GPA. For more information, call Coach Susan Prince at 304-921-6100.

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GOLF LESSONS

BLUEFIELD — “Get Golf Ready” with PGA Golf Professional Vic Sorrell will be held every Saturday morning beginning on June 1 at the East River Driving Range from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $20, which includes range balls. The July 6 includes a “Never Hook Again” guarantee. For a complete schedule of clinics, contact the East River Driving Range at 304-308-7183.

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BLUEFIELD — There will be a “Little Linksters” day camp for boys and girls, ages 7-9, on July 15-19 at the East River Driving Range. It will run from 10-11 a.m., with a cost of $40 per child. Applications for entry are available at the East River Driving Range or call Vic Sorrell at 304-320-7305.

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FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

RICHLANDS, Va. — The 2nd Annual Big Blue Bash football tournament will be held on Nov. 9-10 at Ernie Hicks Stadium. Age divisions include 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, and 12u.  Entry fee will be 175 per team, and $150 for any team after that from the same organization. There is a two-game guarantee, with a good chance for a third and fourth game. For more information, contact at Eric Phipps at 276-245-5273 or eCoachEricPhipps@gmail.com or Elliott Joyce at 276-971-1731 or at bernard.joyce@vadoc.virginia.gov.

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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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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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KARATE CLASSES

IAEGER — Beginner Karate classes will be taught at Gilbert Shotokan Karate Academy in Iaeger beginning on July 2. Classes will be for boys and girls, ages 8 and up, and will be held twice each week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Family rates are available in addition to individual rates.Advanced Karate classes will be taught on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30. For more information, call Gehrig Justice at 304 664-3502 or visit gska.us.

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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, 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 as space permits.

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