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Area roundup: 3 named to North-South Football Hall of Fame

The West Virginia Coaches Association announced that Garry Barnette, Lonnie Warwick and Henry "Hoppy" Shores will be inducted into the West Virginia Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Hall of Fame on June 15.

Barnette, a former coach at South Harrison High School, coached the North-South game as a head coach and twice as an assistant. Barnette lettered in football at Dunbar High School, graduating in 1962, and attended West Virginia University, where he was a two-year starter at center. He died July 8, 2000.

Warwick, a graduate of Mount Hope High School, played in the 1960 North-South game. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee for one year and transfered to Tennessee Technological University to graduate with a degree in physical education. Warwick had a 14-year NFL career, playing with the Vikings, Falcons and Redskins. After his playing career, Warwick went on to a coaching career, including a stint as a defensive coach with the Denver Gold of the United States Football League.

Shores, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, played in the 1949 North-South game and was the Kennedy Award Winner that year. Shores is now a Kanawha County commissioner.

The North-South Football Classic will be played June 15 at Laidley Field in Charleston.

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  • POWER POSTPONED: The West Virginia Power's South Atlantic League game against the Lexington Legends was postponed by thunderstorms Thursday night at Appalachian Power Park.

    The teams will play a nine-inning game at 7:05 p.m. today as scheduled and will make up the rainout with a doubleheader - two seven-inning games - starting at 5:50 p.m. Saturday.

    Power right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes was activated from the disabled list. Holmes has been inactive since Monday with an ankle injury. Left-handed pitcher Josh Smith was transferred to Jamestown.

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  • CONCORD BASEBALL: Concord lost 5-4 Thursday to Millersville (Pa.) in its opening game of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    The Mountain Lions fell behind 5-2 in the third then trimmed the lead to just one run by the ninth but were retired in order in the final frame. Concord junior Joey Miller went 2 for 3 with a home run.

    Concord (36-19) will face Winston-Salem State (38-11) at 11 a.m. today in an elimination game.

  • Concord's Ryan Johnston and Joey Miller were named to the Daktronics All-Atlantic Region second team. Johnston, a sophomore third baseman, carries a .407 batting average and is third in Division II in runs scored (67) and fifth in RBIs (64). Miller, a junior first baseman, ranks second nationally in RBIs (69) and seventh in homers (14).
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  • MU GOLF:Marshall senior Nathan Kerns was tied for 32nd after shooting a 4-over-par 75 Thursday at the NCAA Columbus Regional at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

    The Ironton, Ohio, native opened the round with bogeys on the first and second holes but followed with two birdies. Kerns also birdied the par-5 12th hole, but then had three consecutive bogeys.

    UNC Charlotte the team scoring with a 3-over 287 and heads the individual leaderboard with Raoul Menard's 4-under 67.

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  • WVU BASEBALL: West Virginia senior right-handed pitcher Dan Dierdorff and junior right-hander Ryan Tezak earned All-Big 12 Academic first-team honors Thursday.

     Junior designated hitter Matt Frazer, a former Nitro High School standout, was selected to the second team. First-team members are those who have maintained a 3.20 or better grade-point average while the second-team selections hold a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA.

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  • CATHOLIC SIGNING DAY: Charleston Catholic will hold a recognition event at noon today at the high school for the 11 members of its senior class who plan to continue their athletic careers in college.

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  • PREP BASEBALL: Zach Null of Sissonville will receive the  Kanawha Valley Umpires Association Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $500 to a local senior baseball player to help with academic expenses.

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  • YOUTH GOLF: Winfield's Joshua Bumgarner and Chris Williams and Phillip Wilson of Notre Dame were the recipients of the West Virginia Golf Foundation William C. Campbell Scholarships.

    Bumgarner plans to attend WVU and major in chemical engineering while Williams plans to attend Coastal Carolina and major in accounting and business. Wilson will attend Notre Dame to pursue a degree in biochemistry.

    The scholarships are given each year to graduating students based on their merit and involvement in golf.

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  • TENNIS CAMPS: The YMCA of Charleston will hold a series of four-day tennis camps for ages 6-15 throughout the summer.

    The camp dates are as follows: June 3-6; June 10-13; June 17-20; June 24-27; July 8-11; July 15-18; July 22-25; July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8.

    The first camp is from noon to 3 p.m. while the rest are from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $75 for YMCA members and $95 for non-members. There are also additional pre-camps or post-camps with fees of $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

    For more information, call Mindy White at 304-340-3533.

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  • YOUTH BASKETBALL: The Tri-Country YMCA in Scott Depot will sponsor a summer basketball league for youths ages 8 and up.

    The registration deadline for individuals is May 20 with a $40 cost for members or a $65 fee for non-members along with a $15 uniform fee. The deadline for team registration is May 27 with a $400 fee or a $550 fee to include uniforms.

    Players will participate in an evaluation day and be placed on a team. All players will make a team regardless of skill. The season lasts 10 weeks, consisting of eight games and weekly practices. Volunteer coaches will be needed for all YMCA teams.

    For more information, call Jamie Berry at 304-757-0016 or email

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  • GOLF SCRAMBLE: Wheeling Jesuit's Cardinal Athletic Club will hold its  annual golf scramble at 12:30 p.m. on June 6 at Oglebay's Palmer Course in Wheeling. For information, call Erin Ball at 304-243-2053.



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