Edgewood's Craig Berner, Barry Evans of Berry Hills, Brad Westfall from Tygart Lake and Scott Davis, a PGA professional from Hurricane, have advanced to the third round of the Callaway Gold Match Play Championship at Shannopin Country Club in Pittsburgh. Berner earned victories Tuesday over Tom Bummer (3 and 1) and Frank Blazewick (3 and 2), while Evans knocked off Korre Madden (2 and 1) and Dennis Dolci (1 up).Westfall notched wins over Drew Bohn (7 and 6) and Jody Barrett (3 and 2), and Davis secured victories over Bob Salera (6 and 5) and John Aubrey (3 and 2).Jonathan Clark of Sleepy Hollow Country Club earned a win over Matt Felber (5 and 4), but fell in the second round to Tony Traci (19 holes).The quarterfinal round begins today at 8 a.m.nn
MU SOCCER: Matt Freeman of the Marshall men's soccer team has earned Conference USA defensive player of the week honors. Freeman played a key role in keeping opponents from scoring during the Herd's three-game shutout streak. Freeman also notched an assist on Eddy Prugh's game-winning goal in Marshall's 1-0 win over IPFW on Monday.nn
UC SOCCER: Coming off a 2-1 win over then No. 4 Millersville on Thursday, the University of Charleston men's team has jumped to No. 12 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. UC also takes over the top ranking in the Atlantic Regional poll.
TECH SOCCER: Rodrigo Manzanares scored a pair of goals as the WVU Tech men's team downed Point Park (Pa.) 3-1 Tuesday at Schoenbaum Stadium in Charleston.Senior Joe Jackson added a goal for the Golden Bears (2-0). Frances Tabi scored the lone goal for Point Park (0-1), converting a penalty kick in the 71st minute.The WVU Tech women's team picked up its first win of the season with a 6-2 victory over host Kentucky Christian. Creshana Jones and Katie Harper each tallied a pair of goals for the Golden Bears (1-3) while Sierrah Soto and Carla Carvalho recorded single goals.The United States Collegiate Athletics Association has named Manzanares as the player of the week for men's soccer. In two matches, the Argentinean recorded two goals and two assists to lead WVU Tech to a 3-1 win over Point Park and a 4-1 victory over then No. 4-ranked Ohio Christian University.
WVU ROWING: Conference USA has agreed to an affiliate membership with West Virginia University for women's rowing, effective this season. WVU and Old Dominion, which will join the league as a full member in 2013, will be competing for the 2013 championship in the spring.nn
CLINICS & CAMPS: A ladies golf clinic will be held today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coonskin Park in Charleston. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. To register, call (304) 341-8013.The Marshall baseball team will host two camps, a high school showcase on Sept 15 and a youth camp on Sept. 16 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley under the direction of coach Jeff Waggoner. For more information, call (304) 972-7670.