LaVale Lions to distribute equipment
LAVALE — The LaVale Lions of the Tri-State Pee Wee Football League will be fielding a team this year and will distribute equipment to players and cheerleaders on Saturday at Lions Field.
The equipment handout for the A team and cheerleaders will be from 10 to 11 a.m., the B team and cheerleaders will be from 11 a.m. to noon, and the C team and cheerleaders will be from noon to 1 p.m.
Union physical exams planned
MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Students entering grades 6-12 at the Union Education Complex planning to participate on an athletic team must have a physical examination prior to participating.
The Mount Storm Health Center will conduct physicals free of charge for girls on Monday and for boys on Wednesday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Students must present a WVSSAC Physical Form signed by a parent or guardian prior to receiving a physical. The forms will be available at the school in the main office on Thursday, July 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Coach Jamie Tallman at 693-7880 or 813-6690.
Forward Aaric Murray leaves WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Aaric Murray has left the Mountaineers after one season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced Murray’s departure Monday but didn’t give a reason. He says it was a mutual agreement that it would be in Murray’s best interest to finish his college career elsewhere.
The 6-foot-10 Murray averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds last season as a junior. He transferred to West Virginia from La Salle and sat out the 2011-12 season.
Murray is the fifth player to leave from last season’s team.
Guards Jabarie Hinds and Aaron Brown and forwards Keaton Miles and Volodymyr Gerun also asked for their release.
The Mountaineers went 13-19 last season, the worst record in Huggins’ 31 years as a head coach.
Steelers’ Pouncey apologizes for hat
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey has apologized for wearing a baseball cap supporting former college teammate Aaron Hernandez.
Pouncey and his twin brother Mike, a center for the Miami Dolphins, were photographed wearing hats that read “Free Hernandez” during their co-birthday party in Miami on Saturday night.
Hernandez played at the University of Florida with the Pounceys from 2007-09. The former New England Patriots tight end is charged with murder in the killing of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.
Maurkice Pouncey posted on his Twitter account Monday he understands the “seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate.” Pouncey added he regrets making light of the situation and apologized if he offended anyone.
The Steelers had no immediate comment.