Roundup: Standout receiver Cordon transfers from South Charleston to Hurricane

By Staff reports
CHRISTIAN TYLER RANDOLPH | Gazette-Mail
South Charleston’s Curon Cordon (4) celebrates during an Oct. 28, 2016 game against Capital. Cordon has transferred from SC to Hurricane.

Curon Cordon, an all-state junior receiver on South Charleston’s playoff quarterfinal team in football last season, has enrolled at Hurricane.

Cordon’s family moved to Putnam County last week and he began classes at Hurricane on Monday.

He led SC in receiving last fall, catching 47 passes for 900 yards and nine touchdowns. He also returned an interception 48 yards for a score at Woodrow Wilson.

Cordon was selected to the Class AAA all-state second team and was also on the Gazette-Mail All-Kanawha Valley team.

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UC MEN’S VOLLEYBALL: The Golden Eagles will open their season hosting George Mason at 7 p.m. Thursday in what will be the first athletic event at the university’s new Wehrle Innovation Center. New coach Ken Murczek will try to better UC’s 4-24 record from last season. The official grand opening of the Wehrle Center will be Saturday with a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

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YOUTH SOCCER: The South Hills Soccer Association and the Arthur Soccer School of Excellence have announced a formal partnership focused on providing players with additional training as well as coaching education opportunities.

The Arthur School of Soccer Excellence is the umbrella organization for both The Football Factory and Charleston Football Club. It is temporarily housed at 903 Morris St. in downtown Charleston but will move to a new facility adjacent to the Friends of Coal Fields at Trace Fork upon completion of construction. Founder Adam Arthur is a former standout for both the University of Charleston and the Premier Development League’s West Virginia Chaos.

The partnership will allow SHSA players more chances to develop skills and will allow for more frequent coaching education opportunities.

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TABLE TENNIS: The Charleston Table Tennis Club is sponsoring a tournament from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the North Charleston Community Center. The club will sponsor similar events on Feb. 11 and March 18. For more information, contact Dale Goff at (304) 415-8685 or dale.goff3@gmail.com.

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TENNIS CLINICS: The Charleston YMCA is offering adult beginner tennis clinics on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. for men and women and a junior tennis program for ages 3 to 18. For more information, call (304) 340-3533 or go to ymcaofkv.org.

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BASKETBALL CLINIC: Sports City U Basketball Academy will hold a one-day mini clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its facility on Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. The clinic will cover ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, transition offense and defense, halfcourt offense and defense and rim finishes. The cost is $50 a player. For more information, call (304) 562-2424.

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