The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

December 2, 2013

Sports Briefs — Monday, December 2


— 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.

Winter rosters and schedules can be submitted when they’re available.

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 304-469-3375.



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The Concord University baseball team will conduct offensive and pitching and catching clinics on Dec. 8 at the Carter Center.

The pitching and catching camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at a cost of $75 per player, while the offensive clinic will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the same cost. There will be a $50 discount for attendees that participate in both instructional camps.

To register for either clinic or information about the camps, go to http://collegebaseballcamps.com/culions.

The camps are designed for players at least eight years old up to those competing on the junior college level. The pitching camp will teach players the same progression checklist as the Mountain Lion pitchers and catchers.

The offensive clinic gives attendees the opportunity to be exposed to Concord’s approach to generating runs. From bunting to baserunning and everything in between, each participant will learn how Concord approaches the offensive game.

Participants must bring their own baseball equipment including a glove, bat, running shoes or turf shoes, hat and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete.

Head coach Andrew Wright, along with assistant coaches Devin Smith and Justin Willard, will be the head instructors for the camps. Former and current Concord baseball players will assist.

Questions regarding the camps should be directed to Wright via e-mail at coachwright@concord.edu or by calling 304-384-5332.

In 2013, the Mountain Lions set single-season school records for wins (36) and games played (56), in addition to winning the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.



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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) program Feb. 12-13, 2014, at Mid-State Archery in Flatwoods, according to Krista Snodgrass, program coordinator.

Since its inception in 2004, AIS has become the DNR’s largest educational program introducing archery to more than 85,000 students as part of their physical education (PE) classes in over 300 West Virginia schools. The program teaches Olympic-style, target archery in both public and private schools Grades 4 through 12.

“Mid-State Archery is looking forward to hosting another training in central West Virginia for more teachers to get certified to teach archery in the schools,” said Ron Burroughs with Mid-State Archery. “We are very excited about providing our facility to a program that is getting more youth involved in an activity that teaches a skill that can be taken with them beyond the classroom.”

“In order for schools to have the AIS program, they must first have a certified instructor — preferably a physical education instructor or coach who will introduce as many kids as possible to the joys of target archery,” said Snodgrass. “DNR only has about four trainings a year and, because class size is limited to 25, training slots are highly sought after. As an added incentive, teachers taking this training may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s) — provided they submit their paperwork to their principal before the end of the school year.”

To ensure a training slot, anyone interested in getting a school involved in the program is encouraged to apply as soon as possible before the Feb. 3 deadline. The training costs $25 for all school employees and $50 for non-school employees. This fee will be paid to WVDNR – Archery in the Schools Program (via check, money order or exact currency only) during the first morning of the training.

To register for the AIS training at Mid-State Archery, call Snodgrass at 304-558-2771; email Krista.R.Snodgrass@wv.gov for information on the AIS Program, or visit the DNR’s AIS website at www.wvdnr.gov/archery.