The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 23, 2013

Sports Briefs — Monday, September 23, 2013

— The John A. Flournoy Youth Basketball League will hold a golf tournament fundraiser on Oct. 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Brier Patch Golf Links in Beckley.

The event will be a four-man scramble format with shotgun start.

Entry fee is $300 per team ($75/person).

Lunch will be provided at the course.

There will be prizes for hole-in-one, closest to pin, longest putt and longest drive, as well as numerous other prizes.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

The net proceeds benefit the various programs of the basketball league.

To register a team, sponsor a hole or obtain additional information, contact Matt Hanshew (304-640-8875) or Tom Ewing (304-222-4079).


The 15th annual Greenbrier Valley Toughman event will be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at the State Fair Grounds, inside the WV Building.

Fighter’s registrations are now being accepted for the single-elimination boxing tournament that is open to area men and women, ages 18 to 35, with no pro fights and limited amateur experience. All bouts are scheduled for three one-minute rounds, with all fighters wearing 16-ounce gloves, protective headgear and a mouth piece. All applicants must be in good physical condition. The weight divisions for both men and women are; lightweight (139 pounds and under), middleweight (140-159), light heavyweight (160-184) and heavyweight (185-400).

Up to $12,000 in prize monies will be awarded. The champion in each weight division will receive up to $1,000 and the runners-up will each receive up to $300, depending upon the number of fighters in each weight class. All champions will also be awarded a Toughman jacket. The runners-up will each receive a trophy or plaque.

Miss Ring Girl will receive $1,000, while second-, third- and fourth-place ring girls will receive $200 each, plus various prizes.

Prospective Toughman and Toughwoman fighters, as well as ring girls, may enter online at or by phone at 1-800-296-3897. There are no entry fees.

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