The "Poker Run for Paul" will be presented by the Iron Pigs M/C New River Chapter on July 27.

All money raised will go to help with expenses incurred by Paul Wilshire, who was injured in a fall and has been hospitalized with multiple injuries.

The run will begin and end at the Holiday Lodge in Oak Hill.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the first bike out at 11 a.m. Last bike in will be no later than 5 p.m.

Cost is $15 for a single rider or $20 for a couple. Also available is $10 for an extra hand, with the option to buy an extra card at the table for $5.

Prizes will be given for best and worst hand.

Dinner will be included following the ride at the Holiday Lodge.


Oak Hill Midget League is having sign-ups for football, cheerleading and dance on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must have a birth certificate and applicable fees. Physicals are due at the first practice.

Anyone interested in coaching is asked to see a board member during sign-ups or send a letter of intent addressed to OHMFL, Box 207, Oak Hill, WV 25901.


Mega Pro Wrestling will hold its second card at the old Gauley Bridge High School on Friday, July 19. Highlighting the event will be the ongoing tournament to crown an extreme heavyweight champion.

Ricky Morton will battle Kevin Sullivan, with the winner advancing to the finals. On the other half of the brackets, Ivan Koloff will face Andrew Anderson in a Russian chain match.

Also, MPW heavyweight champion Eric Steel will defend his title against Matt Canard. Serving as guest referee will be former Extreme Championship Wrestling champ Shane Douglas.

In other matches, Shane Mathews will go up against Smokey C and Jason “The Gift” Kincaid will take on Zac Vincent.

Opening bell time will be 8 p.m. Doors will open for a VIP session at 7 p.m. and for all others at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for VIP (early entrance and meet-and-greet), $15 front row, $12 ringside, $10 general admission and $7 for children ages 6-13. Children 6-and-under get in free.

MPW, in conjunction with Union Mission, will have a canned food drive. Any fan who brings in a non-perishable canned food will get a free meet-and-greet with Shane Douglas and Kevin Sullivan.


This summer, free golf lessons are being offered at Hawks Nest Golf Course near Gauley Bridge.

Children ages 7 to 12 are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Children ages 13 to 17 are taught on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign up at the golf course or via phone at 304-632-1361.

Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost.

Lessons will be taught by Chuck Goosman.


The Concord University women’s basketball program will host the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16.

The camp is under the direction of Concord University head  women’s basketball coach Kenny Osborne, who was the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012.  For more information about the camps, contact Osborne by phone at 304-384-5344 or e-mail at

The popular instructional camp for girls ages 8-18 costs $200 for residential campers and $170 for commuters, which includes meals.


 Concord University softball coach Alisa Tasler has announced plans to hold an individual skills camp for girls ages 8-18 July 15-17 at the Concord softball field. The camp is open to beginners and advanced players.

Players new to fast-pitch softball will be instructed on the fundamental aspects by learning the basic and proper techniques to help establish a solid foundation for both offense and defense. Pitching and catching skill development will also be taught.

Veteran softball players will have the chance to take their game to the next level by learning the dimensions of softball beyond the basics. This section is for skilled athletes who are proficient at the basic fundamental skills of softball. During this time, athletes will be challenged through a series of skill-specific drills. Advanced pitching and catching instruction will be included in this session.

Attendees will have the opportunity to either commute to the camp daily or stay in the Concord dorms.

Residential campers will pay $200, which covers all meals and a room for the duration. A camper planning to stay overnight should bring casual summer clothes, swim wear, complete practice outfits, socks, tennis shoes, glove, cleats, helmet and bat if available, as well as towels, toiletries, pillow, linens for a twin bed, a blanket, and spending money. Catchers will need to bring their own catching gear.

The cost for those wishing to commute daily is $150. The Concord University cafeteria will be available for meals to all commuters. Meal prices will be made available on the first day of camp. A two-meal-a-day ticket for the week may be purchased for an additional $30.

Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at 1 p.m. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Carter Center between 1 and 2 p.m. The first session will begin at 2:30 p.m. Camp will conclude at 3 p.m. on July 17.

To enroll, fill out and send the registration form located at along with a $50 non-refundable deposit to: Alisa Tasler, Head Softball Coach, Concord University, 1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712.

All checks should be made out to the Concord University Foundation, Inc. with Softball in the memo line.

For more information, call coach Tasler at 304-384-5986 or 918-373-1463.



The Valley Rocket Golf Tournament is slated for Friday, July 19 at Bridge Haven Golf Course near Fayetteville.

A field of 32 teams will participate in a four-man scramble.

Cost will be $200 per four-person team. Mulligans will cost $5.

To enter your quartet, call Bridge Haven at 304-574-2120.

Tournament organizers are also looking for tee box sponsors. Dezine Line has offered to make the advertising signs for free.

Businesses or individuals who wish to pay $100 to be one of the tee box sponsors is asked to contact April Weese.

Also, local businesses that would like to donate an advertisement on shirts, cups, coozies, gift cards, etc. as gifts should contact Weese.

Lunch will be served between the two rounds.

For further information, contact April Weese at or 304-549-8511.


Concord University men’s basketball head coach Kent McBride has announced plans to hold an instructional basketball camp for boys ages 8-18 July 17-20 at the Carter Center.

The camp will feature thorough instruction on the fundamentals of basketball as well as team play (up to eight players on a team) according to age and individual experience level.

Attendees will have the option to stay in the Concord University dorms or commute to and from the camp each day.

Cost of the camp is $220 for resident campers, which covers camp fees, all meals and the cost of their room. A camper planning to stay overnight should bring casual summer clothes, swim wear, complete practice outfits, socks, tennis shoes, towels, toiletries, pillow, linens for a twin bed, a blanket and spending money.

Those wishing to commute will pay $180. The price includes camp costs as well as meal tickets for lunch and dinner.

Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at noon. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Carter Center between 12 and 1 p.m. The first session will begin at 2 p.m.

All checks are asked to be made out to the Concord University Foundation, Inc. with Men's Basketball in the memo line.

For questions or to secure a registration form, contact McBride by phone (304-384-5330) or by e-mail at


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.

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.


Nominations for the 2013-14 Concord University Athletics Hall of Fame class are now being accepted.

To nominate any deserving former Concord athlete, coach, or administrator, fill out the online “Hall of Fame Nomination Form” by going to and navigating to the “Inside Athletics” tab at the top of the site.

Each nominee’s credentials will be carefully reviewed for induction into the Concord University Hall of Fame. Phone calls concerning Hall of Fame nominees will not be accepted.

In 2012-13, Concord enshrined Joe Besl, Crystal Kestner, Robert Majors, Sterling Tate and Lisa Blankenship.

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