Ben Ramsey of Bluefield, Va., shot a 1-under-par 71 to claim the low round of the day along with the 17-18 age division title in the Callaway Junior Tour Tuesday at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood.The event was hampered by a three-hour rain delay causing nearly half the field to withdraw.Whitney Milhoan of Vienna won the 10-14 girls age division along with the low round of the day (86) on the girls side.Andrew Call of Charleston claimed the title in the 15-16 age division, shooting a 74. Jacob Anderson of Daniels took home top honors in the 12-and-under division with an 88, while Brayden Baldridge of Howard, Ohio, shot a 74 to win the 13-14 age group.
Bailey Frederick of Fairmont rounded out the first-place finishers, taking home the title in the 15-18 age group (88).nn
AAU BASKETBALL: The West Virginia Xplosion boys third- and fifth-grade AAU basketball teams have qualified to represent West Virginia at the AAU national tournament after winning their state championships. For their accomplishments, Governor Tomblin will be giving both teams certificates of recognition at 11:30 a.m. today.The third-grade tournament will be played July 28-Aug. 2 at Orlando and Kissimmee, Fla., and the fifth-grade tournament runs July 14-20 in and around Orlando.The West Virginia Thunder girls AAU basketball team won the fifth grade Girls Basketball Association championship in Cincinnati, qualifying it for the AAA national championship scheduled for July 1-6 in Kingsport, Tenn.nn
CHAOS SOCCER: The third and deciding game in the "WV Coal Cup Clash" between the West Virginia Chaos and the Southern West Virginia King's Warriors was postponed Tuesday night due to standing water on the fields in Beckley. The game will be made up in early July in Beckley.The Chaos is on the road this weekend, Friday against the Northern Virginia Royals and Saturday against the Virginia Beach Piranhas, before returning home June 28 to play the Piranhas at Schoenbaum Stadium.nn
MARSHALL SPORTS: Graduated Marshall senior soccer player Zachary Dylan Hunter was named one of 12 Conference USA student-athlete recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Awards on Tuesday.The conference annually presents the $4,000 awards to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.
Hunter was a two-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned a spot on the 2012 All-Academic Team as a senior midfielder with a 3.68 grade-point average. Hunter has applied to the Marshall School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University, University of Oregon and Emory University following his December graduation from Marshall.Thundering Herd linebacker Jermaine Holmes and defensive end Jeremiah Taylor were named to the Defensive Awards watch list by the College Football Performance Awards on Tuesday.
Holmes piled up 82 tackles, including 131/2 for loss last season, with a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. Taylor posted 54 tackles, including 81/2 for loss with 51/2 sacks last year, with a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked kicks while serving as a captain last season.Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato, wide receiver Tommy Shuler and tight end Gator Hoskins were named to the Offensive Awards watch list one week ago.Ashley Arnold, a 6-foot middle hitter from Winthrop University, has transferred to play volleyball at Marshall, Thundering Herd coach Mitch Jacobs announced on Tuesday.
Arnold, who will be a sophomore this fall, set a single-season school record for kills during her senior season at Socastee High School (S.C.) and earned all-conference and all-region honors as a junior and senior.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: The Run for Your Life 5-mile run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday as part of Charleston's FestivALL.The race begins at the State Capitol and takes runners through Charleston up to Spring Hill Cemetery and back to the Capitol.The run was established in 2004 in honor of Jody Jividen, former Daily Mail sports editor who died from colorectal cancer, and all entry fees will go to the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awareness and screening. For more information, visit www.festivallcharleston.com
DUPONT BOOSTERS: The DuPont Athletic Boosters Club will host a car and bike show Saturday, June 22 beginning at 4 p.m. at DuPont Middle School in Belle. Entry fees are $10 for cars and $5 for bikes, with proceeds benefiting the DuPont athletic programs. There will be food, music and prizes. For show information, call (304) 949-9692.nn
HUNTINGTON FOOTBALL: All Huntington High School football games will be broadcast live during the 2013 season on Super Talk 94.1 FM and AM 930, Kindred Communications announced on Tuesday. All games kick off at 7:30 p.m., with the pregame show airing at 7:05. The Highlanders' 10-game regular-season schedule opens Aug. 30 at Hurricane High.nn
YOUTH BASEBALL: Coast to Coast Baseball will hold tryouts and a hitting camp at West Virginia State beginning at 10 a.m. on July 10. Players who are accepted to the program may choose to represent the United States in competition in Puerto Rico or work with top college coaches and pro scouts at one of the program's Florida or Arizona camp and showcase events held at an MLB spring training complex. For more information, visit www.coasttocoastathletics.com
or call 740-373-4455.nn
COACHING CLASS: The American Sports Education Program will hold a coaching class at Huntington High School June 23-25 for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. For registration or for more information, visit www.wvssac.org