The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 26, 2013

Sports Briefs — Monday, August 26

Sports briefs

Anyone interested in being on the board of the Joe Aiello Memorial Basketball League is asked to attend a meeting at  Shoney’s in Oak Hill on Monday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m., according to president Dennis Jones.


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.

When they’re available, fall rosters and schedules should also be submitted.

Information can be sent a variety of ways: via e-mail to; 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.


In preparation for the 2013-14 season, the Concord University men’s basketball team will play an exhibition game against Marshall University, Concord head coach Kent McBride announced Wednesday.

The contest will be played on Oct. 29 in Huntington at the Cam Henderson Center. The exact tip-off time will be announced at a later date.

The game will mark the first time that the Mountain Lions and Thundering Herd have met since the two schools played an exhibition contest at Marshall on Nov. 4, 2010.

Concord is set to return five players from its 2012-13 team that finished the year 16-11 overall and 12-10 in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition.

The Mountain Lions, which will compete in the Mountain East Conference this coming season, begin their 28-game regular season schedule versus Fayetteville State on Nov. 8 in Winston-Salem, N.C. as part of the Winston-Salem State Invitational.

Now entering his third season as Concord’s head coach, McBride has guided the Mountain Lions to winning seasons in each of his first two years, going 33-23 during his tenure in Athens.


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).

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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