The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 15, 2013

Sports briefs — Monday, July 15, 2013


— The "Poker Run for Paul" will be presented by the Iron Pigs M/C New River Chapter on July 27.

All money raised will go to help with expenses incurred by Paul Wilshire, who was injured in a fall and has been hospitalized with multiple injuries.

The run will begin and end at the Holiday Lodge in Oak Hill.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the first bike out at 11 a.m. Last bike in will be no later than 5 p.m.

Cost is $15 for a single rider or $20 for a couple. Also available is $10 for an extra hand, with the option to buy an extra card at the table for $5.

Prizes will be given for best and worst hand. Dinner will be included following the ride at the Holiday Lodge.

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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.

Lessons are being taught by Chuck Goosman.

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

Ricky Morton will battle Kevin Sullivan in an extreme rules match, with the winner advancing to the finals. In 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 Zac Vincent.

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. From 7 to 8 p.m., the ring will be open for any small children who want to get in and play, said Mega Pro Wrestling’s Chris Hughes. “Kids love to bounce around the ring,” said Hughes.

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 can of food will get a free meet-and-greet with Shane Douglas and Kevin Sullivan. Part of the evening’s proceeds will also go to the Union Mission.