Cumberland Times-News

August 17, 2013

Sports Roundup - 08/18/2013

Cumberland Times-News

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

Aug. 24

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.