Martinsburg's Jim Carpenter shot a 1-over-par 72 Wednesday for the low round of the day at the opening event of the West Virginia Senior Series at Edgewood Country Club.Carpenter, who had taken a year off from West Virginia Golf Association tournaments, also won the Silver Division for ages 60-69.Charleston's Doug Taylor shot a 4-over 75 on the par-71 course to claim the Senior Division for ages 50-59, while Beckley's Ira Lee posted a 75 to take the Gold Division for ages 70 and up. (See Page 2B for results.)Wednesday's event was the first of 21 Senior Series tournaments scheduled for this season across the Mountain State. Any male golfer who is an active member of the WVGA and has an established United States Golf Association handicap is eligible to play. For more information or to register for events, check out the website www.wvga.org
WVC SOFTBALL: Five West Virginia Conference softball teams were included in the latest NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings.West Virginia Wesleyan is third in the regional rankings, West Virginia State fifth, Charleston sixth, Fairmont State ninth and Shepherd 10th. State is 30-10 in the region and 34-11 overall, while the Golden Eagles own a 25-8 regional record and a 30-16 mark overall heading into the final weekend of the regular season.nn
PREP TRACK: Ripley's boys team and Roane County's girls squad won titles at the Lindsey Mann Memorial Tuesday at County Stadium in Spencer.Ripley took first place in seven events on the boys side, including David Hicks taking the top spot in the shot put and discus. Herbert Hoover's Josh Gurski placed first in the 400-meter dash and Michael Aab won the 110 hurdles.On the girls side, Brittani Gaskins of Wirt County won the high points award by taking the 1,600 and 3,200 runs and as part of the top 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Herbert Hoover's Holly Pernell led the 100 hurdles.nn
WVU RIFLE: West Virginia University junior Petra Zublasing and freshman Amy Bock will compete at the London International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, which opens today in Woolwich, England.The event, an official test for the 2012 London Summer Games, will feature more than 800 shooters from 97 countries.Zublasing, the 2012 NCAA air rifle champion, will compete for the Italian National Team while Bock will shoot for Puerto Rico. Bock, who is from East Brunswick, N.J., is still in contention for an Olympic bid.
MU SOFTBALL: Marshall swept a doubleheader Wednesday from Morehead State at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The Herd won the opener 10-1 and the second game 7-4.Andi Williamson registered nine strikeouts and allowed one run on two hits in the first game for Marshall, while Alianna Telles had three RBIs. In the nightcap, Telles hit a solo homer and Rebecca Gamby and Alysia Hively each drove in two runs for the Herd (27-18).nn
UC ROWING: The University of Charleston's varsity eight women rowers are fourth in the East Region rankings. Mercyhurst is No. 1, followed by Philadelphia, Massachusetts-Lowell, UC and Franklin Pierce.nn
STATE BASEBALL: West Virginia State's doubleheader with Alderson-Broaddus scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to rain. The Yellow Jackets and Battlers will play two at 2 p.m. today in Institute.nn
SA'S GORDON SIGNS WITH GLENVILLE: Jazmin Gordon of St. Albans has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Glenville State. Gordon was named first team All-MSAC and second team Class AAA All-State last year.