The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 12, 2013

Sports briefs

— Tryouts for fall soccer season for Collins Middle School will be on Monday, Aug. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the field behind Collins.

Anyone interested in trying out is asked to bring cleats, a size 5 ball, shin guards, water and a completed sports physical form dates June 1 or after. No one will be able to try out without a current physical form in hand.


Sam O’Dell now has a special place in West Virginia golf’s history books, as he won the 94th West Virginia Amateur Championship Thursday. The Hurricane native went 68-66-69-76 to win the championship at 5-under-par.

After the first round concluded, it was evident O’Dell was out to claim the victory, shooting a 68 on the Old White TPC’s par-70 course. He was the only player to post an under-par score that day. As the field moved to The Greenbrier’s Greenbrier course for the second round, he scored two strokes better than the day before. Staying on the Greenbrier course the third day, he shot 3-under 69. For his final round, he slacked off a bit, posting a 4-over-par score, but was still able to seal the championship by six strokes. O’Dell defeated Fairmont’s Woody Woodward and Hurricane’s Brian Anania, who tied for second at 1-over-par 285.

Earlier in the week, three-time champion, Tim Fisher was disqualified from the championship under rule 15-3, playing a wrong ball. This was the first event Fisher had played in since his three-year suspension in 2010.

Five-time champion, Harold Payne, picked up the low senior award, nabbing two-time champion, Steve Fox, by one stroke. Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny won the low junior award.

The 2014 West Virginia Amateur will move up a couple months to June 2-5.


The Mountain of Hope Organization (a non-profit corporation) will sponsor the second annual Tom Stafford Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for college scholarships for the youth of southern West Virginia.

This year’s tournament will be held at Glade Springs on the Cobb Course on Friday, Aug. 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. It will be a “Captains Choice” format, with all proceeds going to the MOHO Scholarship Fund.

Entry fee is $75 per player.

Vacations to Disney World and Snowshoe Mountain, WVU and Marshall memorabilia, and other great prizes will be auctioned off at the awards banquet.

Go to to register or mail your check, made payable to Mountain of Hope Organization, to the treasurer at: Jerry Adams; 109 Gettysburg Road; Charleston, WV 25309.

If you can’t participate, you can still donate to the cause on the organization’s website.

All entry fees, auction purchases and donations are tax-deductible.

Thus far, the organization has given away over $5,000 in college scholarship funding to local high school graduates.

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The WVDNR announces that the fall “Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop” is set for Sept. 13-15 at Watoga State Park.    

Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but have never had the opportunity to try? Or, have you wanted to take up an outdoor sport but were afraid to purchase all the equipment and then find out later that you hated it? Well, the WV BOW program is definitely for you. Women who are at least 18 years old can learn a new outdoor skill.

This fall BOW will offer outdoor classes that include archery, biking, shooting, fly tying, fishing, nature walks and outdoor cooking, among others. Registration is now open. The workshop costs $150, which covers lodging and two dinners. Breakfast and lunch will be on your own.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact BOW at 304-558-2771 or The registration form can be downloaded at