The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 9, 2013

Sports Roundup

From staff and wire reports

n Boys Scout Seneca District Golf Classic

The second annual Boys Scout of America Seneca District Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Woodhaven Golf Course sponsored by The Resort at Glade Springs.

The event will kick off with a lunch provided at noon prior to a 1 p.m. start.

The proceeds from this event will assist in funding the activities of the local Scouts from the Seneca District. The district includes Greenbrier, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers and Pocahontas counties.

New attractions this year include an exciting morning event to offer Scouts of all ages the opportunity to earn a Golf Merit Badge/Golf Belt Loop, live entertainment and food for the awards celebration, team photos and awards.

Chairpersons of the event are Angie Woods Melton and Pam Smith.

For more information via e-mail, go to

n Midget league football at Shady Spring

There will be a football camp for all area midget league-age kids at Shady Spring High School on Wednesday, July 24. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be conducted by Shady Spring head coach Vince Culicerto and the rest of the Tigers football staff.

A T-shirt will be provided for each camper. Cost is $20. Please bring a lunch and drink, and a football if you have one.

For more information, call Culicerto at 304-252-9795 or 304-222-4108.

n Marshall’s Cato on Maxwell list

PHILADELPHIA — Marshall junior quarterback Rakeem Cato was named to the 77th Maxwell Award Watch List on Monday by the Maxwell Football Club.

Cato, who last season was the first underclassman in Conference USA history to be named the league’s Most Valuable Player, led the nation in completions (406) and passing yards per game (350.08). His 37 touchdown passes ranked third nationally, while his 69.5 percent completion rate was fourth and his 352.67 yards of total offense per game stood fifth. He also led the league in pass efficiency (147.1).

His 66.2 percent career completion mark (588-of-888) is currently a school record, just ahead of Herd legends Chad Pennington (65.1) and Byron Leftwich (63.4).

Cato is the first Marshall player to be named to the Maxwell list since running back Darius Marshall was added to it in October of the 2009 season after he led the nation in rushing and all-purpose yardage through the first five games.

n 16-under Red Hats win tournament

Paced by both solid pitching and hitting, the 16-under West Virginia Red Hats won the West Virginia Miners Coalfield Classic Tournament over the weekend. The Red Hats defeated Independence 14-0 to advance to the title game, where they beat the Virginia Eclipse 8-0.

Austin Cordell of PikeView, Colby Johnson (Greenbrier East), Zach Minnick (Logan), Chase Burnette (Logan) and Austin Henrich (George Washington) all turned in big pitching performances for West Virginia. Offensively, River Michaels of Richlands, Va., had six hits in the tournament. Michael Hill (Shady Spring) and Minnick both had five hits — three of Minnick’s were run-scoring doubles.

The 16-under team (17-5) has played in four tournaments this summer, winning two and finishing runner-up twice.

The 19-under Red Hats were not as fortunate, dropping all three games they played. Right-handed pitcher Kevin Cottle (PikeView) held the West Virginia Power to five hits and had seven strikeouts, but the Red Hats (7-15-1) lost 4-3 in the elimination game. Drew D’Angelo (Independence) had a RBI-triple.

The 19-under team is scheduled to visit Post 17 Fairmont at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The 16-under team has two weeks off before hosting a doubleheader against Balz Out at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.

n Hole-in-one

Brian Davis of Mount Hope aced the par-4, 217-yard fourth hole at Hidden Valley Golf Course on June 15. He used a 7-wood. Witness was Keith Jackson.

n W.Va. Miners golf tournament

The West Virginia Miners will sponsor a golf tournament July 29 on the Cobb Course at The Resort at Glade Springs. The format will be a four-person scramble with registration from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Entry fee is $500 per team or $125 per person and includes green fees, cart, door prizes and gift bags.

A hole-in-one prize will be offered from John Howerton Honda to go along with prizes for first place, second place, closest to the pin and longest drive.

Various sponsorship levels are available, along with a “Play with a Miner” package. The package includes a West Virginia Miner baseball player for the day as a fifth player, autographed memorabilia, one mulligan per player per 18 holes, one red tee per side and one wooden bat drive per side.

Pre-registration deadline is July 22. For reservations or more information, please call 304-253-1996.

n Summers County softball tournament

Men and women interested in playing in an adult, coed softball tournament at Summers County High School should contact 304-663-6406.

The tournament, scheduled for July 13-14, is double elimination with a $150 entry fee.

n C.E. Stroud Memorial Golf Tournament

WGUSSSA will host the C.E. Stroud Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, July 12, at Greenbrier Hills in Rainelle. The format is a 4-man scramble, captain’s choice.

The entry fee is $150 per team or $40 per person. Multiple prizes will be awarded, including various golf packages. Businesses interested in hole sponsorship may also inquire.

For more information, call Doug Nickell at 304-667-4316, Dave Ransom at 304-573-0382 or Bill Bob Stroud at 304-661-3385.