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BASEBALL

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer is the featured speaker for the second annual “Baseball Night in Blacksburg” to benefit the Virginia Tech baseball program. The event is Feb. 7 from 6-9 p.m. in Lane Stadium. Palmer, a six-time all-star, won 268 games in a 19-year career, all with the Baltimore Orioles. For ticket information, call (540) 231-6618.

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BASKETBALL

RICHLANDS, Va. — The “First Annual Southwest Invitational” girls basketball tournament will take place Feb. 13-15 at Southwest Virginia Community College for girls travel and AAU teams, hosted by the Lady Blues AAU team. Divisions are 4th-5th grade or 11U, 6th-7th grade or 12U, and 8th grade or 13U. First 15 teams will be accepted. For cost and details, call Karen McCall between 9 a.m. and 3:30 at (276) 963-7585, or Kathy Alley from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at (276) 963-5443, or Dennis Palmer from 9 p.m. to 10:30 at (276) 971-0282.

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BLUEFIELD, Va. — The 2009 Bluefield, Va. Youth Basketball League is now accepting applications for the upcoming season. Applications can be picked up at area schools and at Bluefield Va. Town Hall.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for girls basketball, ages 9-12 (grades 3-6). The fee is $30 until Feb. 9, with late registration (Feb. 10-17) being $35. Call (304) 487-5040.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for boys middle school, ages 12-14 (grades 6-8) and high school, ages 15-18 (grades 9-12) leagues. The fee is $35 until Feb. 9, with late registration (Feb. 10-16) costing $40. Call (304) 487-5040.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for winter basketball leagues for boys and girls. Entry fee per team is $225. Sign-ups end Feb. 6. Call (304) 487-5040.

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TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Basketball Boosters are hosting a boys basketball tournament for grades 4-5 and 6-7 on Jan. 29-Feb. 1. For more information, call Estella Catron (276) 988-7422, (276) 970-1974 or e-mail glccat @ aol.com.

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HONAKER, Va. — The Clinch Mountain Classic Basketball Tournament will be held on Feb. 4-8, with the boys playing at Honaker High School and the girls at Honaker Elementary School. Ages divisions will be divided into grades 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. Entry fee is $100 per team. Call Doug Hubbard at (276) 880-9897, (276) 202-2552 or e-mail dhubbardfb @ yahoo.com

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CASTLEWOOD, Va. — The Lady Devils Girls Classic will be held Feb. 4-8 at Castlewood High School. Divisions will include grades 4-5 or 10U and grades 6-7 or 12U. There will be a $100 entry fee, 3 game guarantee, and it is limited to the first 28 teams. Contact Coach Ruff at (276) 762-0285 or (276) 393-8937.

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MARION, Va. — The Marion AAU club will host its 2009 Marion Shootout youth basketball tournament on Feb. 13-15. Age divisions offered are as follows: Boys 11U, 12U, 13U and girls 9U, 10U, 11U. There is a three-game guarantee. VHSL officials. Entry fee is $100 if registered by Jan 31. Contact Steve Dimit at (276) 685-1238 or Bobby Gilbert at (276) 685-6329. Additional info at www.eteamz.com/marionshootout.

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ST. PAUL, Va. — The St. Paul High School boys basketball team will host the second annual Future Stars boys basketball tournament for boys, grades, 4-5 and 6-7 on Feb. 14-15 at St. Paul High School. Entry fee is $100 per team. For more information contact Patrick Damron at (276) 328-8913 or e-mail at pdamron@wise.k12.va.us.

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GRUNDY, Va. — The Grundy Gladiators Boys Winter Classic basketball tournament is scheduled Feb. 20-22 for boys grades 4-5, 6-7, and 8th grade teams. Entry Fee is $50. For more information, contact Chucky McCoy at (276) 530-7768 or Charles Hall at (276) 530-9467.

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COEBURN, Va. — The Coeburn Little League will host its annual boys and girls basketball tournament Feb. 26-March 1 for 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9 grade teams. Entry fee is $100 per team. For more information, contact Greg Powers at (276) 275-3844.

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ATHENS — The West Virginia Lightning will host an AAU boys basketball tournament on Feb. 28-March 1 at Athens Middle School, ages, U10-U14. The entry fee is $200, with an $50 discount if registered by Feb. 21. There is a three-game guarantee. Call Corbett Calfee at (304)425-1798 or e-mail to wvlightning@hotmail.com

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CASTLEWOOD, Va. — The Third Annual Winner Take All Showcase will be held March 5-8 at Castlewood High School and St. Paul High School. Divisions include boys and girls 10U-17U. There will be a $100 entry fee and a three-game guarantee. To enter or for more information call (276) 762-5728, 762-0293 or (276) 202-6605. The tournament is limited to the first 32 teams.

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BOWLING

BLUEFIELD — Area middle school and high school bowling competition will begin Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes, Cumberland Road, Bluefield. Teams will consist of four bowlers from area schools. For details, call (304) 325-7037.

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CHEERLEADING

PRINCETON — Dynasty Athletics — the home of Princeton All-Star Cheerleading — will host signups in Princeton, Rich Creek and Wytheville in hopes of creating 1-to-4 teams, ages 5-18, at each location. Registration runs from now until March 15. For more information on eligibility, practice schedules and more, call Megan Belcher at (304) 910-1654.

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GIRLS IN SPORTS

ATHENS — The sixth annual Girls and Women in Sport Day at Concord University will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Carter Center. Registration starts at 11:45 a.m. Half-hour clinics will include basketball, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball — plus the opportunity to cheer with the CU cheerleaders. The day includes a pizza party and free attendance at Concord’s 4 p.m. basketball game. For more info, call (304) 384-5347.

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MARTIAL ARTS

BLUEFIELD — TaeKwon Do classes for children and adults are being organized for Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Greater Bluefield Community Center. Ages 3-4 meet at 5 p.m., ages 5-12 meet at 6 p.m., and adults meet at 7. For details, call the center at (304) 325-5707.

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TENNIS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Sedgewood Tennis Club is now accepting enrollment for clinics, private lessons and memberships. Certified professional instruction is available for all ages and ability levels. For more information, contact club owner and USTPA professional Steve Sarver at (304) 660-7223.

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TUMBLING

BLUEFIELD — Cheerleading tumbling classes are now being offered at the Greater Bluefield Community Center. For details contact Abbygale Jamison at (276) 326-6728.

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WATER AEROBICS

BLUEFIELD — Classes in water aerobics are underway at the Greater Bluefield Community Center. Offerings include deep water aerobics on Tuesday mornings and a spin class on Mondays at 5:30. For details call (304) 325-5707.

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