The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Sports

February 5, 2014

Sports Briefs

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.

Anyone with questions can call Steve Keenan at 304-469-3373.

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The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.

West Virginia is a debut state for the exhibit that opened yesterday at the Parkersburg Art Center. The official opening event will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit will be on display at the Art Center through March 15 before traveling to five additional state sites.

Hometown Teams interweaves images and text with almost 70 artifacts, video, audio and other interactive elements that present perspectives on sports in popular culture, as well as local sports traditions. It offers information about mascots, marching bands, cheerleaders, game day traditions, tailgating, player/coach relationships, sports equipment, stadiums, rivalries, and athletes who broke racial, gender or physical barriers in sports. The growth of alternative and extreme sports also is explored.

The Humanities Council is providing funding and technical assistance to each host site for the development of companion displays and supplemental programs that focus on local sports heritage.

At Parkersburg Art Center, visitors will also be able to view photographs of early Parkersburg teams such as the first African-American football team and first girls basketball team, the “take off” track shoe worn by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics, memorabilia related to minor league baseball’s Ohio Valley Redcoats, sports images from the collection of venerable Parkersburg photographer Paul Borelli, and more. For more information contact the Art Center at 304-485-3859 or visit www.parkersburgartcenter.org.

The Hometown Teams schedule for West Virginia is:

-- Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg — Feb. 5 to March 15;

-- Larry Joe Harless Community Center, Gilbert — March 22 to May 3;

-- Preston County Sports Museum, Rowlesburg — May 11 to June 21;

-- Randolph County Community Arts Center, Elkins — June 29 to Aug. 9;

-- Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, Weirton — Aug. 17 to Sept. 27; and

-- Morgantown History Museum, Morgantown  — Oct. 5 to Nov. 15.

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