Jacobs to speak at WVU alumni dinner
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Chapter of West Virginia University Alumni and Friends will hold its annual spring banquet at the Davis Center of Potomac State College in Keyser on Friday, May 31.
The guest speaker will be Jay Jacobs, the men’s basketball analyst for the Mountaineer Sports Network radio team.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
All members and prospective members are welcome.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Houser at 304-788-0315 or John Haines at 304-788-0367 for ticket information.
The chapter is also taking reservations for the WVU-Maryland football game at Ravens Stadium and a trip to New York City the weekend of November 22-24 as well.
Sensabaugh, Fetchero, Young take CCC titles
CUMBERLAND — Dave Sensabaugh and Angie Fetchero won the 2013 Cumberland Country Club Spring Golf Championships over the weekend, while George Young took the gross championship by shooting 144 for the 36-hole event.
Sensabaugh finished with a net 137, followed by Wally Ingram at 142 John Amann at 143 and Kevin Yost at 144.
Fetchero won the ladies title shooting 140. Cathy Amann was runner-up at 142.
Following Young’s 144 in the gross division, Dr. Jim Snodgrass was second at 151, followed by Bryan Appel at 153 and Barry Knotts at 155.
Mount Savage soccer signups slated
MOUNT SAVAGE — The Mt. Savage Athletic Association will hold JCP Soccer sign-ups at the Mt. Savage Community Building on Thursday May 23, May 30 and June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 1 and June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The varsity division is for boys and girls ages 11-14 as of Sept. 1 and in grades 6-8. The junior varsity division is for boys and girls ages 8-10 as of Sept. 1 and in grades 3-5. The B division is for players ages 5-7 as of Sept. 1 and in grades K-2. All children entering kindergarten are eligible to play. New players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration. For more information, contact Mo Pratt at 301-876-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott brothers excel in wrestling, football
DES MOINES, Iowa — Sean Scott, 14, a native of Cumberland and now of Des Moines, Iowa, won the West Regional wresting championship in his junior varsity 138-pound weight class in the Des Moines area. He is a ninth-grader at Theodore Roosevelt High School. His older brother Isaiah was Player of the Year in football at Roosevelt and plays wide receiver and safety.
The Scotts are the sons of Brandy Bittner Clark of Des Moines and J.R. Scott of Moorefield, W.Va. Their paternal grandmother is Rosalie Lopez of Cumberland. Their maternal grandfather is John Bittner of Germantown, their great grandmother is Wanda Bittner of Ellerslie, and their maternal great grandparents are Tom and Sylvia Garland of LaVale.
‘Tornado Ultimate Runner’ July 20 at Keyser
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Tornado Ultimate Runner event will be held at Keyser on Saturday, July 20. The event will feature runners competing in five different races of varying lengths on the same day, similar to a track meet. The Ultimate Runner champion will be determined by the combined place number of the participants in all of the races.
Runners will begin the day with a 5,000-meter cross country race which will begin and end at the Keyser High School track. They will then compete in races of 400 meters, 1600 meters, and 100 meters on the track. The final race will be a five-mile road race that will also begin and end on the track. The event is meant to provide a level of competition that will allow runners with track speed and runners with distance endurance to compete against each other.
Awards will be presented in 12 age and gender categories as well as for the overall Ultimate Runner. There will also be a team championship which will take the lowest place in each event for team members to determine a championship team.
Information can be found at www.ultimaterunnerevent.com or by contacting race director Terry Stephens at 304-813-5740. There is also a Facebook “Tornado Ultimate Runner Event” page and registration is online at www.active.com. The event will benefit the Keyser High School band drum line.
WR Ivan McCartney returns to WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wide receiver Ivan McCartney is returning to West Virginia’s roster six months after leaving the team.
West Virginia football spokesman Mike Montoro on Monday confirmed McCartney’s return.
McCartney left for personal reasons last November after making nine catches for 112 yards in his junior season. McCartney was third on the team in 2011 with 49 catches for 585 yards.
He quit a week after freshman wide receiver Travares Copeland left the team. Both had struggled to get playing time behind Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and J.D. Woods.
Austin and Bailey were selected in April’s NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams, while Woods signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leaving Jordan Thompson as the Mountaineers’ leading returning receiver with 13 receptions for 85 yards in 2012.