COACHING

NARROWS, Va. — An evening to celebrate the accomplishments of former Narrows coach Bill Patteson will be held on Dec. 1 at Narrows High School. A coaching veteran of more than 30 years, Patteson coached the Green Wave to district titles in football, basketball and track. The evening will start with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner in the cafeteria. Numerous guest speakers will participate. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased through the Narrows Athletic Fund, Inc. For more information, call (540) 726-8088 or (888) 686-3741. Tickets can also be found at Muneris in Narrows or Lee’s Body Shop in Pearisburg.

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BASEBALL

BECKLEY — Woodrow Wilson High School will host a six-week Spring Training baseball program for players in grades 1-8 from Jan. 13 -Feb. 17. Flying Eagles’ head coach Mark Daniel will direct the program in conjunction with Midwest Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting and pitching at a cost of $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.baseballacademy.net, or call toll-free 866-MBA-HITS.

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BASKETBALL

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now registering for boys basketball for ages 9-12, grades 3-6. For more information, call 487-5040 or 487-5041.

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BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Bluefield Virginia Youth Basketball League is accepting applications for its 2008 season. Applications are at area schools and businesses, along with the Bluefield, Va., town hall. Deadline is Dec. 1. For more info, call Lee Riffe at (276) 322-5443.

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CASTLEWOOD, Va. — The 2nd annual Holiday Hoop Fest will be held Dec. 8 at Castlewood High School. There will be a 3-game guarantee and a $100 entry fee. Prizes will be given to the top 4 teams in each division. Girl divisions will include: 11U, 10U and 9U. Call Scott at (276) 762-7056 or email at castlewoodladydevils @ yahoo.com.

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CLINCHCO, Va. — The 8th Annual Virginia Western Mustangs Kickoff Classic will be held Dec. 7-9 at Clinchco Elementary. Divisions will include Girls 6th-7th grades and 4th-5th grades. There will be a $100 entry fee. To enter or for more information call Jeff at (276) 762-7813.

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CHEERLEADING

PRINCETON — The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is now registering for girls cheerleading for ages 5-12. For more information, call 487-5040 or 487-5041.

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YOUTH SPORTS

ATHENS — The Concord University athletic office is seeking nominations for “youth heroes” in sports to be honored prior to selected Concord sporting events on campus. The process is open to middle schools, high schools, and rec league teams. To make a nomination, call (304) 384-5347.

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OFFICIATING

PARKERSBURG — The WVSSAC is actively seeking interested individuals in athletics to become registered sport officials. The WVSSAC currently registers officials in eleven sports and sponsors 44 state championships for its 294 member schools. Presently, the WVSSAC has 3,500 officials for 11 sports and 44 state championships among 294 member schools, but there is a serious shortage of officials in wrestling, baseball, softball and swim. Regionally shortages exist in the all sports including: baseball, basketball, cheer, football, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. All individuals, ages 18-and-over, are urged to contact the WVSSAC at (304) 485-5494.

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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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