FH cross country begins Monday
CUMBERLAND — Incoming freshmen and current high school students interested in running cross country for Fort Hill High School will meet on the Greenway Avenue side of the stadium bleachers at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 for the first day of practice. Immediately following the workout, at approximately 4 p.m., will be an informational meeting in which parents are welcome to attend.
Pee wee football roster openings exist
CUMBERLAND — The following teams of the Tri-State Pee Wee Football League still have openings for players: Cumberland Cardinals, contact Norm Spencer, 301-697-0420; Cumberland Raiders, contact Chad Hamilton, 240-362-1800; Cresaptown Eagles, contact Dave Freeman, 240-727-0302; LaVale Lions, contact Tim Fuzie, 240-727-2979; and Ridgeley Hawks, contact Grant Shoemaker, 301-697-7657.
Slow-pitch softball tournament
KEYSER, W.Va. — There will be a men’s slow-pitch softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 24 at Larinum Park. For information, call Butch Mason at 304-788-0990, Chip Mason 304-813-5429 or Craig Courtney at 304-788-5511.
Eight-ball league to meet
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — The West Virginia 8-Ball League will hold its annual organizational meeting on Monday, at 7 p.m., at the Fort Ashby VFW. All team captains and owners need to be present.
Casto aces 6th at Valley View
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Marlin Casto used a five-iron to ace hole No. 6 at Valley View Golf Course on Friday. The 160-yard shot was witnessed by Hurley Reedy and Gerry Kerns.
A teenager shines as Europe on cusp of Solheim Cup
PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Karine Icher put an emphatic end to a stunning shutout that put Europe on the verge of its first Solheim Cup win in America.
Icher rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt from just off the back of the 18th green Saturday afternoon as she and Beatriz Recari hung on for a 1-up win, giving Europe its first sweep of a Solheim Cup session in 11 years.
By winning all the fourballs matches in the afternoon, Europe led 10 1/2-5 1/2, matching the largest lead in Solheim Cup history. With only the 12 singles matches remaining Sunday, Europe only needs to win three matches and halve another to capture the cup away from home for the first time since this event began in 1990.
It also would be the first time Europe retained the cup.
Charley Hull, the 17-year-old from England and youngest player in Solheim Cup history, hit a 9-iron just over the bunker to 4 feet on the par-3 17th with her match all square. She finally felt nervous, and drained the putt for a 1-up lead. Jodi Ewart-Shadoff did the rest, smashing a tee shot some 30 yards by Lexi Thompson that left her only a 9-iron into the green. The birdie putt was conceded for a 2-up win over Thompson and Paula Creamer.
FH cross country begins Monday
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Eirich voted Player of Year
CUMBERLAND — Trenton Eirich, who led Allegany to one of the most successful three-year runs in school history and finished among the all-time leaders in multiple categories in the storied boys basketball program at the Sedgwick Street school, has had his name added to another pretty prestigious list.
Sivic’s grand slam powers Allegany past Northern
ACCIDENT — Colton Sivic’s grand slam secured No.1 ranked Allegany’s 10-5 victory over No. 3 Northern in an Appalachain Mountain Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday evening as the Campers stayed perfect on the season.
Petersburg outlasts Pendleton
FRANKLIN — Second-ranked Petersburg’s four-run seventh inning propelled the Vikings over Pendleton County 14-10 on Wednesday afternoon.
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Georgius leads FSU over No. 23 Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio — Kenny Georgius scattered six hits and struck out seven over eight solid innings to lift Frostburg State to a 7-1 win over No. 23 Marietta College for a split of their Wednesday afternoon doubleheader.
PSC sweeps Westmoreland
YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — Mariah Martin tossed a two-hitter and Britani Chambers homered in the first game, and Meghan Anderson led a 13-hit attack in the second as Potomac State swept Westmoreland, 5-2 and 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon.
In the opener, Martin, staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, allowed only two hits, struck out eight and walked just one in a complete-game victory.
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NFL players talk about race with Harvard students
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Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field
CHICAGO — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
The famed marquee had a message, too.
Miller, Mtn. Ridge shut out Alco, 2-0
Jenna Miller pitched well enough to keep Allegany off the scoreboard and Mountain Ridge scrapped together two runs as the No. 1 Miners topped the No. 3 Campers 2-0 at Carl Belt Field for their 60th consecutive win.
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