West Virginia Wesleyan has been picked to win the Mountain East Conference championship in women's soccer in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.The Bobcats collected six of a possible eight first-place votes and finished with 62 points. Charleston, which grabbed the other two first-place votes, was picked as the runner-up with 50 points, followed by Concord (39) and Shepherd (34).Notre Dame College was predicted to finish fifth with 30 points, trailed by Wheeling Jesuit (27), Urbana (23) and West Liberty (18).nn
TRI-STATE PGA GOLF: Jonathan Clark of Sleepy Hollow Golf Club finished in a three-way tie for sixth after the first round at the Tri-State PGA Mansco Plastics Industries Seven Spring Open Monday at Seven Spring Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa.Gordon Vietmeier of Quicksilver Golf Club finished on top of the leader board with a 6-under-par 65. Clark posted a first-round 70, while Brad Westfall of Tygart Lake Golf Course finished tied for ninth (71).nn
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Shepherd was ranked No. 25 Monday in the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II coaches preseason poll.The Rams, who finished with an 8-3 record last season, received 108 points in the voting. Valdosta State (Ga.) was No. 1 with 26 first-place votes out of 32 total. (See Page 2B for poll.)nn
MU SOFTBALL: The Marshall softball team has added Chanda Bell to the coaching staff.The former University of Kentucky pitcher (2009-12) will be overseeing the Marshall bullpen. Bell became the Wildcats' all-time winningest pitcher and earned All-SEC tournament team honors in the 2012 season.nn
SPORTS LEAGUES: The Tri-County YMCA will be hosting an adult 5-on-5 basketball league as well as an adult racquetball league this September.The cost is $500 per basketball team and the entry deadline is Sept. 5. For the racquetball league, the cost is $40 and the deadline is Sept. 3. To register for either program, call 304-757-0016.