The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 1, 2013

Sports briefs


— The 2013 The First Tee of WV Greenbrier Classic Luncheon will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 11:45 a.m. at The Greenbrier. Tables are $1,000, which includes eight seats at the luncheon and two weekly badges for The 2013 Greenbrier Classic.

Call The First Tee of WV at 304-550-8547 for reservations.

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Coast to Coast Baseball invites local players ages 10 to 18 to an upcoming tryout event.

At the tryout, staff will evaluate players’ skills in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed.

In addition to the tryout, an instructional hitting camp will be held the same day. The goal of the camp is to help players improve hitting fundamentals as well as their mental approach at the plate.

Locally, an event will be held at West Virginia State University in Institute on Wednesday, July 10. The tryout begins at 10 a.m. and the hitting camp at 2 p.m.

Since 2001, over 3,000 athletes from 46 states have participated in the Coast to Coast baseball program.

For more information, players and parents can visit www.coasttocoastathletics.com or call 740-373-4455.

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Mega Pro Wrestling will hold its second card at the old Gauley Bridge High School on Friday, July 19. Highlighting the event will be the ongoing tournament to crown an extreme heavyweight champion.

Ricky Morton will battle Kevin Sullivan, with the winner advancing to the finals. On the other half of the brackets, Ivan Koloff will face Andrew Anderson in a Russian chain match.

Also, MPW heavyweight champion Eric Steel will defend his title against Matt Canard. Serving as guest referee will be former Extreme Championship Wrestling champ Shane Douglas.

In other matches, Shane Mathews will go up against Smokey C and Jason “The Gift” Kincaid will take on Eric Dark Storm.

Opening bell time will be 8 p.m. Doors will open for a VIP session at 7 p.m. and for all others at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for VIP (early entrance and meet-and-greet), $15 front row, $12 ringside, $10 general admission and $7 for children ages 6-13. Children 6-and-under get in free.

MPW, in conjunction with Union Mission, will have a canned food drive. Any fan who brings in a non-perishable canned food will get a free meet-and-greet with Ricky Morton, Shane Douglas and Kevin Sullivan.

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Canaan Valley State Park’s golf course is celebrating Independence Day by hosting a Red White and Blue Golf Scramble tournament on Thursday, July 4. The activity is open to any golfer at the Tucker County travel destination.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and is an 18-hole scramble format. Teams are determined based on the number of entries. Prizes are awarded for low team(s) and closest to the pin(s).

The cost is $45 per person and includes golf play, shared cart and awards. Season pass holder fee for the July 4 scramble is $35.

Registration may be in advance or day-of prior to 9:45 a.m.

For golf information at Canaan Valley, call 304-866-4121, ext. 2632.

For Canaan Resort lodge and cabin accommodations, events, and dining, visit www.canaanresort.com or call 304-866-4121.

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This summer, free golf lessons are being offered at Hawks Nest Golf Course near Gauley Bridge.

Children ages 7 to 12 are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Children ages 13 to 17 are taught on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign up at the golf course or via phone at 304-632-1361.

Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost.

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The Concord University women’s basketball program will host the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16.

The camp is under the direction of Concord University head  women’s basketball coach Kenny Osborne, who was the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012.  For more information about the camps, contact Osborne by phone at 304-384-5344 or e-mail at coachosborne@concord.edu.

The popular instructional camp for girls ages 8-18 costs $200 for residential campers and $170 for commuters, which includes meals.

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Concord University men’s basketball head coach Kent McBride has announced plans to hold an instructional basketball camp for boys ages 8-18 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 will have the option to stay in the Concord University dorms or commute to and from the camp each day.

Cost of the camp is $220 for resident campers, which covers camp fees, all meals and the cost of their room. A camper planning to stay overnight should bring casual summer clothes, swim wear, complete practice outfits, socks, tennis shoes, towels, toiletries, pillow, linens for a twin bed, a blanket and spending money.

Those wishing to commute will pay $180. The price includes camp costs as well as meal tickets for lunch and dinner.

Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at noon. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Carter Center between 12 and 1 p.m. The first session will begin at 2 p.m.

All checks are asked to be made out to the Concord University Foundation, Inc. with Men's Basketball in the memo line.

For questions or to secure a registration form, contact McBride by phone (304-384-5330) or by e-mail at coachmcbride@concord.edu.

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Coaches at the college, high school, junior varsity, junior high and recreational league (adult or youth) levels are urged to submit game results and updated statistics to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald.

When turning in scores or statistics, coaches/statisticians are reminded to provide at least last names of participants; information will not be accepted with only the first name.

Information can be sent a variety of ways: via e-mail to skeenan@register-herald.com; by U.S. mail at The Fayette Tribune, P.O. Box 139, Oak Hill, WV 25901; by fax at 304-469-4105; or in person at the offices at 417 W. Main Street in Oak Hill or 406 Lee Street in Montgomery.