Boyd Wilburn aced the par-3, 120-yard No. 17 hole at Bridge Haven Country Club in Fayetteville on Friday. He used a sand wedge.
Witnesses were Kenny Smith, Richard Weese and Rodney Weese.
n Eye of the Tiger basketball camps
Coach Dave Barksdale and Coach Dan Burd will hold the following basketball camps this summer: July 8-12 for third, fourth and fifth graders; July 15-19 for sixth and seventh graders and July 22-26 for first, second and third graders.
All camps are for boys and girls and will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., except the July 22-26 camp, which is from 9 a.m. until noon.
The camps will be held in the gymnasium at Memorial Baptist Church, located at 1405 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.
Brochures with detailed information on the camps are available by calling (304) 237-4067 or (304) 763-5885.
n Coach Olson Basketball Camp
The 6th annual Coach Olson Basketball Camp will be held June 10-14 at Shady Spring Middle School. The camp is for boys and girls grades 3-6. For more information or pre-registration please contact coach Olson at 304-557-9526.
n Kevin Jones Basketball Camp
Mountain Top Promotions presents the 2nd annual Kevin Jones KJ5 Basketball Camp in Beckley June 7-9. The cost of the camp is $150 if paid before the week of the camp, $175 if paid the week of the camp and $200 if paid the day of the camp. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt, camp jersey, KJ headband, plus other giveaways. The campers will participate in drills, games and other activities along side Kevin Jones and his special guests. Last year’s staff included Da’Sean Butler, Truck Bryant, Jabarie Hinds, Aaron Brown and Gary Brown. More information can be obtained through the Mountain Top Promotions Twitter page, @M_T_Promotions and their Facebook page.
n Park cross country meeting
Park Middle School cross country will have an interest meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA Paul Cline Sports Complex. The meeting is by the Gazebo, near the 2nd parking lot on the left. Students who would like to participate next season should plan to attend. Cross country is open to all Park students, and the team does not make cuts. Anyone with questions, or who is unable to attent, should contact coach Trent and coach Barbera at email@example.com.
n Beckley Youth League Football Camp
The city of Beckley will sponsor the Beckley Youth League Football Camp Saturday June 8 at Woodrow Wilson High School. The camp will start at 9 a.m. and is open to all football players in grades 1-6. The camp will be under the direction of Woodrow Wilson head coach John H. Lilly, The Woodrow Wilson football staff, current college players and former stand out players. Participants should wear cleats and proper clothing. The cost of the camp is $25. For more information please contact Chris Lawson at Beckley Elementary or coach Lilly at 304-256-4646.
n Charlie Jarrell Memorial Golf
The annual Charlie Jarrell Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday June 2 at Briar Patch Golf Links. Registration for the four-person captain’s choice event is at 1 p.m. and tee-off is at 2 p.m. The cost is $240 per team or $60 per person. Winners will receive a plaque and all proceeds go to Liberty High School for scholarships. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information please contact Buddy Jarrell at 304-573-3575.
n City of Beckley Womens Summer League Basketball
The City of Beckley Womens Summer League Basketball will begin play on June 10. To register a team and for more information, please contact Steve Kidd at 304-763-1428. Registration deadline is May 30. There will be three divisions, middle school, high school and an open division. All games will be played at Park Middle School.
n Woodrow Wilson girls soccer
The Woodrow Wilson High School girls soccer team will hold a player and parent meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the YMCA Youth Sports Complex pavilion.
All players interested in playing soccer this fall should attend with a parent. Summer soccer drills will begin the week of Monday, June 10, from 6-7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and run through the week of June 24.
For more information, please call 304-673-6365, or visit www.beckleysoccer.com.
n Babe Ruth tryouts rescheduled
Beckley Babe Ruth final signups, tryouts and draft of teams will be held Tuesday at the Babe Ruth field across from King Tut Drive-In.
Signups for players between the ages of 13 and 15 who have not previously signed up will begin at 5:30 p.m., with tryouts for all players, including those who have previously signed up, starting at approximately 6 p.m. New players registering will need to bring their birth certificates and need to be accompanied by a parent.
There is a $50 participation fee, but no player will be turned away due to finances.
Anyone interested in coaching should arrive at the field at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call league president Darl Poling at 304-573-8683.
n Liberty Softball League
A summer softball league will be held, beginning June 10, at Liberty High School.
Age groups are 18-under, 14-under and 12-under.
The cost is $300 for all age groups. For more information, contact Mark Workman at 304-934-0101 or at 304-222-2776.
n 2013 AND1 Streetball Tour
Advanced tickets for the 2013 AND1 Streetball Tour are on sale now at the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. The game is being held in conjunction with the YMCA of Southern West Virginia and Little General stores. Advanced tickets for the June 2 event at Woodrow Wilson High School are $10. Tickets at the door will be $13. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the game will start at 6 p.m. For more information please call Anthony Hairston at 304-923-6228.
Stephen Davis of Beckley hit a hole-in-one at Bridge Haven Golf Course on May 10.
Davis used a nine iron on the 129-yard, par 3, No. 10 hole. The shot was witnessed by Fred Brunty and Pete Short.
- Other Sports
A very thankful Thanksgiving
Let’s see, where to begin. First, we have to rewind to last year to start this story.
Go deer hunting before the season ends
The two-week buck hunting season in West Virginia has ended. The first week of the season is the most popular hunting time in our neck of the woods and one many sportsmen fill with traditions from the past.
Snowy owl invasion is under way
Nothing gets birders more excited than widespread reports of unusual birds. They jump in their cars, drive hundreds of miles, and hope to spot a “life bird.” Sometimes they are successful. Sometimes they are not. It’s all part of the thrill of birding.
Astros pitching coach lined up for symposium
The St. Louis Cardinals were able to ride a young pitching staff to the National League pennant. Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were rookies, and Joe Kelly was in his second season.
Re-living the big moment
My brother and I have hunted Thanksgiving week together since we were children. In fact, when we first started hunting I was too young to carry a gun for the first few seasons. My job back then was to sit quietly alongside him watching patiently for a buck to wander into our view. Rarely did we even see a deer.
Good books make great holiday gifts
For the nature lovers on your holiday gift list, a good book is always appreciated. Here are a few titles I’ve recently discovered that any nature lover will enjoy.
Ravens hold on for 22-20 win over Steelers
Justin Tucker kicked five field goals, and the Baltimore Ravens stopped a 2-point conversion with 1:03 left to survive a comeback bid by the Pittsburgh Steelers and escape with a 22-20 victory Thursday night.
Thanksgiving has new meaning for Miners’ Tim Epling
When Tim Epling sits at the family table today and a prayer is said over Thanksgiving dinner, it might feel a bit different than before.
YMCA’s Thanksgiving Day Run postponed until Saturday
Due to poor weather conditions, the YMCA of Southern West Virginia has rescheduled the annual Thanksgiving Day Run for Saturday, November 30.
Former Miner Prestridge signs — with the Miners
Some things seem to work out perfectly.
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- A very thankful Thanksgiving