Fourteen players earned their way into the West Virginia Amateur field on Friday at a qualifier held at Grandview Golf Club.Jeff Bryant was the only player under par, firing the low round with a 1-under 71.Charleston Catholic's Aaron Persily shot a 5-over 77 and earned the final qualifying spot via playoff.Other qualifiers were Thomas Frazier (73), Brandon Waters (73), Ike Judy (73), Phillip Shrewsbury (74), Landon Perry (75), James Scott (75), Ian Patrick (75), Aaron Boggs (75), Nathaniel Begley (76), Timothy Boggs (76), Derek Brooks (76) and John Winkler (76).
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POWERLIFTING: The mother-daughter team of Hannah Dolin, a 12-year-old student at Horace Mann Middle School, and Lynne Homan won the national championships in their respective weight classes at the USA Raw Nationals Powerlifting Meet held July 19-21 at Orlando, Fla.
The win qualified Homan to compete at the Arnold Classic Sports Expo in Columbus, Ohio.Dolin has been powerlifting for six months and this was her second powerlifting meet and first national meet and national championship.nn
HERD SWIMMING: Marshall swimming and diving coach Bill Tramel announced Friday the signing of Chloé Parsemain to the Thundering Herd roster.
Parsemain, a native of Fos sur Mer, France, is ranked 34th nationally in the 100 butterfly, where she sports a top time of 1:05.02 (long-course meters). She also has top times of 27.28 and 59.07 in the 50 and 100 freestyle events (short-course meters), respectively.nn
WJU TRACK: Four Wheeling Jesuit track and field athletes were selected to the NCAA Division II All-Academic team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday.Olivia Lent, Lindsay Mills and Megan Truelove earned the distinction for the women's team, while Luke Holubeck was selected for the men's squad. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or better and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
CARIDI APPEARANCE: Award-winning sports broadcaster Tony Caridi will speak at a fundraising event for Highland Hospital Foundation at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Charleston Civic Center.The event is an in-depth look at the WVU football program, in which Caridi will discuss various topics including 2012 season review, emerging team leaders, Big 12 Conference overview, freshman impact players and questions and answers.The event costs $75 per person or two for $100. To reserve a table of 10, the cost is $750 for a regular table, $1,000 for a blue table or $2,000 for a gold table. For more information, call Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.nn
WVU RADIO: The Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG has signed new affiliates in the Fairmont and Beckley/Hinton areas.
WVU and IMG College recently formed a broad 12-year multimedia rights and sponsorship partnership which includes exclusive representation and management of game broadcasts and coaches' shows beginning in the 2013-14 season.The radio network will expand pregame shows from one hour to three and a half hours and postgame shows from 30 minutes to two hours. Details on the play-by-play will be announced at a later date.