The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


December 11, 2013

Sports Briefs

Sports briefs

The WVU Tech men’s basketball team dropped an 86-51 exhibition game to Bellarmine Monday night.

For the Golden Bears, Jauries Thomas scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Floyd Campbell tallied 17 points.

Tech (8-7) visits Campbellsville, Ky. at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19.

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WVU Tech softball coach Amber Affholter has announced plans to hold a fastpitch softball two-day clinic Jan. 18-19 in the Baisi Athletic Center. The camp is open to beginners as well as advanced players.

Players will learn the fundamentals of the offensive game of softball with focus on hitting, bunting and slapping, as well as learn fundamentals and advanced skills specific to batting. Attendees will also be taught proper fielding and throwing techniques while participating in drill/station work. Those attending the pitching and catching session will learn fundamentals of their position such as spins, arm circles, blocking and bunt coverage. Individualized instruction is given to players according to their skill level.

In order to maintain small teaching groups and to control the quality of teaching, enrollment will be limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All registration materials and payment in full must be received by Jan. 11.

Sign-ups at the door will be accepted if space is available.

Attendees 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the entire clinic.

The cost of camp is $40 per skill session (both days) or $70 for one skill session (both days). There will be a pitching and catching session, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, and a hitting and fielding session, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

To obtain a registration form or for further questions, contact Affholter by phone at 304-981-6256 or 734-620-2464.

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The 10th annual Harry White Memorial Horseshoe Tournament was held Saturday, Aug. 17 at the home of Greg and Gina Pauley, with 75 people in attendance.

The horseshoe tournament was won by Bob Taylor and Shane Ryan, this being Bob’s first year in participating. Both received a plaque provided by Thomas and Tammy Morris and a T-shirt with the 10-year logo provided by Kaitlyn of Dezign Line.

The Hole E Board tournament winners were Bryan Taylor and Heather White and the winners of the cornhole tournament were Tom Nickoson and Brian Dunn. Each received a plaque as their first place prize.

Prior to the horseshoe tournament a softball tournament was held at Boomer ballfield. Four teams participated with the winner being Frank Armstrong’s team. A hot dog sale and cornhole board ticket sale also were held at the Montgomery Pediatric Health Fair. A pink flamingo flocking was held the month prior to the tournament.

Raised for diabetes research was $8,005 with a 10-year total of $41,336.

Organizers would like to thank everyone for the participation in the tournaments as well as local businesses Doctors Acklin, Atassi, Bernardo and Davis, Todd Fleming, Dezign Line, the FOE 1040, the Ladies Auxiliary 1040, Mount Olive Correctional Center Activities Committee, Benny’s, Frank’s Pizza, Gino’s, New Growth Landscaping and all the good-natured people who accepted being flocked by pink flamingos with good spirit and generous contributions to diabetes research. A special thank you was extended to Ronnie Price for his time and effort in designing and building the cornhole boards.

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