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MERCER CUP SHIRTS

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays are now selling limited edition Mercer Cup championship shirts at their kiosk located at Footprints of Mercer Mall as well as the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce. The royal blue shirts will be on sale for $18 until they are sold out. Also, the Blue Jays online store has recently been updated and new lower prices are now in effect. For more information check out www.bluefieldjays.com or by call 304-324-1326.

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TENNIS CLINICS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Sarver Tennis Club at Sedgewood will be offering free introductory tennis clinics this week. The clinic schedule includes: Monday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Preschool, ages 4-5; Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Primary grades, Grades K-2 / Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Intermediate grades 3-5; Thursday, Sept. 18, 3:30-5 p.m. Middle school grades 6-8. To register for the free clinics, contact Steve Sarver at 304-888-9513 or Matthew Sarver at 304-920-7817.

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MARATHONS

BLUEFIELD — Mainly Marathons LLC and the Mercer County Convention and Visitor Bureau will be the host city for the first two days of the inaugural Appalachian Series, which is a collection of five marathons (full and half) that will take place in five states over five days. It will begin on Oct. 11 at Bluefield City Park at 7:30 a.m. It will continue from the same location on Oct. 12. The series will then move to North Carolina, South Carolina and end on Oct. 13 in Georgia. The Bluefield Marathons will feature both a full (26.2-mile) and half (13.1-mile) marathon, wth the course being an out-and-back design with a well-stocked aid station every  2.184 miles. This is a fundraising event for local charities. Runners may register online or by visiting www.mainlymarathons.com. Participants from Bluefield and the surrounding areas who sign up for either marathon will receive a $40 discount off the current price, but the offer is good only through Sept. 30.

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5K RUNS/WALKS

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield College will host its 7th Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 27, from the Dome Gymnasium. The 5K Run/Walk is designed to support the scholarship fund and ultimately maintain the legacy held by Elswick, a Bluefield student who was killed in an accident in 2005, while providing vital financial aid for teacher education students. The 5K Run/Walk begin at 8 a.m., with pre-registration running from 7:15-7:55 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female runners, along with the top 3 in several age categories. The entry fee is $25. Contributions will also be accepted from those who don’t wish to participate. For more information, visit www.bluefield.edu/elswick5k or contact race coordinator Mark Hipes by phone at 276-266-1077 or via e-mail at mhipes@bluefield.edu.

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PRINCETON — The Diva Fever 5K, sponsored by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Glenwood Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8:30. All proceed will benefit the WVBCCSP fund. Winners will receive crowns and tiaras, as well as medals for all 5K run finishers. The entry fee is $20, and anyone who pre-registers by Sept. 24 will receive a race t-shirt. The fee is $25 after that date, without the guarantee of a shirt.  For more information, contact Jessica Pennington at 304-920-0351, or at JPennington@pchonline.org.

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BLUEFIELD — The 9th annual Brian Delp Memorial 5K Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bluefield State College, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk is designed to raise funds for the “Humanitarian Athletic Award,” a scholarship in memory of Delp, who was a very active student leader and athlete during his years at BSC, who was killed in a traffic accident in 2002. The Brian A. Delp Humanitarian Athletic Award is presented in the form of two $250 scholarships (one award for a male student-athlete and one for a female student-athlete) per academic year). The entry fee is $15 if received by Oct. 10, or $20 thereafter. Entry fee for walkers is $10 with no late fee. The format includes several age groups, and each participant receives a t-shirt.  Additional information can be obtained online at www.bluefieldstate.edu/delp5K or by contacting Vonda Wilson at 304 327-4208 or vwilson@bluefieldstate.edu.

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CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — The 3rd Annual Glo'Worm 5K and 1 Mile Glo’Run will be held on Oct. 18 at Cedar Bluff Elementary School on October 18 beginning at 8 p.m. Runners can choose to wear costumes, LED lights, and glo items as they run through the streets of Cedar Bluff.  Children 12 and under can run either the 5K or a mile fun run. Pre-registration is $15 (students, 12 and under) and $25 for adults before Oct. 10, or $20 and $30 after that date. Numerous prizes will be awarded to overall winners and the top 3 in several age groups. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel at 276-963-5765 or email to cmcdaniel@tazewell.k12.va.us. Registration can also be done at www.werunevents.com.

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ARCHERY

PRINCETON — The Mercer County Technical Education Center is conducting an Archery in the Schools program for third through eighth grade students. The program will meet on Thursdays for six weeks  from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per child. Call 304-425-9551 for more information.

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Triangle Archery Club will host a 3-D Archery Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the club located at 1250 Burley Lane in Blacksburg. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for cubs and $25 for families. Registration runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Overfelt at 540-552-8023 or 540-320-0925 or email James.Overfelt@vfaa.org.

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BASEBALL

BECKLEY — A high school showcase / instructional baseball clinic will take place Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Early registration starts at 9 a.m. The player clinic will include professional and college instructors. A game will take place at 2 p.m. Players will go through a series of skill tests and evaluations. Pitchers and hitters will be videotaped. Cost is $100 for each session or $125 for both. For details, call 304-673-2160 or email upperdeck@inbox.com.

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COACHING CLASS

HUNTINGTON — An ASEP coaching class will be held on Oct. 12, 18 and 19 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www. wvssac. org.

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GOLF

PETERSTOWN — The annual Sports of Monroe Foundation Golf Classic will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 at Fountain Springs Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the athletic teams at James Monroe High, Mountain View Middle and Peterstown Middle Schools. The format is a four-person scramble, with cash prizes and golf rounds to winning teams. Lunch will be provided. Golfers may choose tee times of 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., or may play both. Cost is $280 per team. For further information contact David Johnson at 304-772-5127 or Steve Newberry at 304-753-9736.

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ITTY BITTY BASKETBALL

PRINCETON — The Princeton Recreation Department is taking signups for Itty / Bitty Basketball for ages 3-6. Registration fee is $40 until Sept. 4, and late registration is from Sept. 5-10 for $45. For details, call 304-487-5040 or -5041.

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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 or visit facebook page at Forza Wrestling Club.

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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 in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennesse. For more information, call 276-988-4349.

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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 2014-2015 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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