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Youth Football Teams and Cheer Squads Donate to the UHC Cancer Center to Make an Impact

Bridgeport, WV — Team members from each Bridgeport youth football team and cheer squad visited the Cecil B. Highland & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center recently to donate $500 in support of breast cancer programs at the hospital. 

“We wanted to shed a different light on breast cancer by making an impact on a life that is fighting the disease,“ said Lisa Hinzman, Bridgeport Youth Football Fundraising Coordinator.  “This is really hitting home with many of us on the team as most know somebody affected by cancer.“ 

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Players raised funds through t-shirt sales, old team jersey sales, spirit shop sales at games and very giving parents.  The fund raising project was to help make an impact on those affected with breast cancer, as well as a way to educate the team about the disease. 

Each team also showed their support this season by wearing a pink ribbon on their helmets. The pink ribbon is the nationally-recognized symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“We are incredibly proud of these Bridgeport youngsters and the great partnership they have created with the cancer center,“ said Peggy Johnson, RN, BSN, navigator for breast health.  “Together we are making a difference with the funds they have raised to enhance and expand the navigational services offered at UHC.”

Cheerleader Remembers Normantown’s 1945 Run to Title

As high school state basketball tournament action heats up in Charleston, 87-year-old Morgantown resident and former Normantown High School cheerleader Betty Cross recalls her school’s memorable run to the state title 70 years ago.

In 1945, Normantown High School, a small high school in Gilmer County that only had a little more than 100 students at the time, had a Cinderella season en route to an improbable state title in hoops. Cross, whose maiden name was Betty Jean Whitesel, was one of only two cheerleaders at the school. She fondly recalls her neighbor and one of the players on the team predicting a state tournament victory before the season.

“One of the players who left next to me and I lived in Gilmer County close to the school, and he said to me, Betty Jean, we’re going to win this tournament,” she recalled this week when speaking with MetroNews.

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Much like Hickory High in the famous movie “Hoosiers”, Normantown beat several larger schools on their way to capturing a championship which at that time was played in Morgantown. Cross remembers how large the crowds were that showed up to watch the games, despite a premium on gasoline at the time.

“The gymnasium was filled to overflowing in Glenville when they played the sectional. The same thing in Clarksburg when they played WI in the regional,” Cross said. “And I think they had more people in the fieldhouse in Morgantown at that time for the tournament than there had ever been before.”

The Vikings won three games in Morgantown including two in the same day with the championship coming over Logan.

How was such a tiny school able to pull off a run to a state championship? Cross said that the Normantown Vikings team that year was known for their slow deliberate style of play and cool demeanor on the court.

“They were very stable in their play,” she recalled. “They never went wild or anything, they just contained. They played that slow, controlled type of basketball. And I can’t remember a time where they were flustered.”

Cross said she has fond memories of the championship season, which was her junior year at Normantown. She noted that, remarkably, herself, 9 of the 11 players on the team, the manager, and the other cheerleader, Jean Robert Pitts, were all members of the junior class.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Coach - All Schools

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
Elementary Cheerleading Coach
Glenville Elementary School
Sand Fork Elementary School
Normantown Elementary School
Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season


QUALIFICATIONS:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.


SALARY: County Supplement - $600


SUBMIT: Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351


CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.


E15-001-07
Posted: 09-24-14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-04
Posted: 09.16.14

GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts - 08.04.2014 - 08.06.2014 - Starting Today

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GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts - 08.04.2014 - 08.06.2014

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GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

Sports Brief - 07.29.14

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►  GCHS VARSITY CHEER TRYOUTS:  GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

 



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►  MARSHALL-GROOMS DISMISSED:  Marshall has dismissed running back Kevin Grooms following his arrest.

The Marshall athletic department issued a statement saying Grooms was dismissed Saturday for a violation of team rules and policies. The department said it would have no further comment.

Western Regional Jail records show Grooms was charged with domestic assault, burglary, petit larceny and fleeing on foot. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Last November, Grooms was arrested on domestic battery and obstruction charges and was suspended from the team indefinitely.

Grooms led Marshall as a freshman in 2012 with 737 rushing yards. He ran for 503 yards during an injury-plagued season in 2013.

 



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►  VIKINGS’ RUDOLPH SIGNS EXTENSION:  The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old Rudolph caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.

“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings. I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal,“ Rudolph said.

The 2012 Pro-Bowl MVP has already racked up 15 scores, ranking him fifth in Vikings history for tight ends.


►  BROWNS’ PINKSTON NOT MEDICALLY CLEARED:  Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared for training camp.

The Browns and Pinkston’s agents released a joint statement Monday, but did not include details about the fourth-year veteran’s condition.

“Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities,“ the statement read. “The team has been in communication with Jason and his representatives and will respect their wishes to not provide any further details at this time.“

Pinkston started 16 games as a rookie in 2011, then battled a blood clot in his lung the following year and played just six games. He sustained a significant ankle sprain during the 2013 preseason and played just three games upon his return in November.


►  REDSKINS SIGN LB BROWN:  The Washington Redskins signed linebacker Everette Brown to an undisclosed deal on Monday.

Brown was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and has since appeared in 38 career games with three starts for the Panthers (2009-11), San Diego Chargers (2011-12) and Dallas Cowboys (2013).

Brown, who also spent time on the rosters of the Detroit Lions (2012) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013), has recorded 59 tackles (42 solo) with seven sacks, four forced fumbles, three passes defensed and an interception.

Last season, he appeared in seven games for the Cowboys and notched a sack in his season debut versus Minnesota in Week 9.


►  RAIDERS SIGN DEERING:  The Oakland Raiders signed safety Jeremy Deering on Monday.

Deering was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May before being waived later in the month.

In four seasons at Rutgers, he played in 48 games, seeing action at running back, wide receiver, kick returner and safety. He finished his collegiate career with 130 rushes for 578 yards and two touchdowns, 21 receptions for 415 yards and one touchdown, 41 kickoff returns for 1,100 yards and one touchdown and 45 tackles (28 solo), one interception and one pass defensed.


►  PANTHERS’ WHARTON TO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT:  Offensive lineman Travelle Wharton will announce his retirement in a press conference at Carolina Panthers training camp on Tuesday.

Wharton was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was a starter for the Panthers for eight seasons before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to the 2012 season.

The 33-year-old blew out his knee in the preseason and did not appear in a regular season game for the Bengals that year.

Wharton returned to the Panthers last season and started 12 games. For his career, Wharton started 111 of 115 games.

 



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►  JUDGE RULES AGAINST DONALD STERLING:  Judge Michael Levanas ruled against Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to prevent the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge favored with Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling on all counts in the tentative ruling, upholding the removal of her husband as trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, on grounds of mental incapacitation.

“We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible,“ the NBA said in a statement.

Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million for making offensive racial remarks about African-Americans.

She got authority to remove her husband from the trust that owned the franchise when doctors found out that he had signs of Alzheimer’s disease and was unable to manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical examination.

The Donald Sterling ban came after an audio recording in April by TMZ.com surfaced of Sterling scolding his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games.


►  LAKERS HIRE BYRON SCOTT AS THEIR NEW COACH:  The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed Byron Scott to a multi-year contract as head coach on Monday.

The former Lakers guard has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal to replace Mike D’Antoni in Los Angeles.

“After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,“ said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.“

Scott was fired in April 2013 at the end of his third season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He has also coached the Nets and Hornets since a 14-year playing career that included three NBA title runs with the Lakers in the 1980s. Scott has a coaching record of 416-521.

D’Antoni resigned as Lakers coach in April after one of the worst seasons in franchise history and less than 18 months after he was brought in to replace Mike Brown early in the 2012-13 season.

Kobe Bryant’s rookie season came with Scott on the floor in his final NBA season with the Lakers. Now, Scott has a chance to coach Bryant.

“I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family,“ said Scott. “I know firsthand what it takes to bring a championship to this city, and as someone who both grew up in L.A. and played the majority of my career here, I know how passionate and dedicated our fans are. I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, and that we have for ourselves.“


►  LAKERS SIGN WESLEY JOHNSON:  The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed forward Wesley Johnson on Monday.

General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement. Terms of the agreement were not released, although multiple reports have it at just under $1 million for one year.

“I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,“ Kupchak said.

Johnson, like many other young Lakers last season, had a breakout year playing under former head coach Mike D’Antoni. Johnson averaged career highs with 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while appearing in a team-high 79 contests.

A four-year vet out of Syracuse, Johnson spent his first two seasons with the Timberwolves after they made him the fourth pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and a year with the Suns before signing with Los Angeles last offseason.

 



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►  PADRES SHELVE QUENTIN, ACTIVATE GYORKO:  The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list and activated infielder Jedd Gyorko from the DL.

Quentin has a sore left knee and last played Saturday against Atlanta. He has struggled mightily in 50 games this season after starting the year on the DL because of a bruised knee, batting just .177 with four homers and 18 runs batted in.

Gyorko had been sidelined since June 6 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He missed 44 games because of the injury and hit .294 in six games of a rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso after batting just .162 in 56 games for the Padres.

San Diego also optioned infielder Brooks Conrad to El Paso to make room on the 25-man roster for pitcher Jason Lane, who was scheduled to start Monday against the Braves in place of Ian Kennedy. Kennedy has a sore left oblique.

Lane, a former outfielder with the Houston Astros, will make his first big league start as a pitcher. The 37-year-old lefty was 6-8 with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for El Paso and made two relief appearances for the Padres in June, surrendering just one hit in 4 1/3 innings.


►  ORIOLES PLACE MCFARLAND ON BEREAVEMENT LIST:  The Baltimore Orioles placed relief pitcher T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list and recalled pitcher Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland, a lefty, has gone 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 23 games for the Orioles this season.

The right-handed Guilmet has posted a 5.23 ERA in 10 games with the Orioles this season, striking out 12 batters and walking two in 10 1/3 innings.


►  CUBS TRADE BARNEY TO DODGERS:  The Chicago Cubs have traded infielder Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.

Barney was designated for assignment on July 22 after batting .230 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI in 72 games for the Cubs this season.

The 28-year-old Barney has a career batting average of .244 with 88 doubles, 18 home runs and 146 RBI in 542 games with the Cubs. He won the 2012 National League Gold Glove after tying a major league single-season record with 141- consecutive errorless games at second base.


►  PHILS RELEASE OF GWYNN:  The Philadelphia Phillies released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. on Monday.

Gwynn had been designated for assignment last Monday.

The 31-year-old hit just .163 with three RBI in 67 games as a reserve outfielder.

His father, Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, passed away on June 16.


►  D-BACKS ACTIVATE PACHECO:  The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated infielder/catcher Jordan Pacheco from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder/outfielder Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers.

Pacheco is hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a double and two runs scored in eight games for the D-backs since being claimed off waivers from the Rockies on June 12. In 30 games this season between the Rockies and Diamondbacks, he is batting .250 with seven doubles and eight RBI.

Evans hit .273 (6-for-22) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in 18 games for the D-backs this season.


►  RAYS ACTIVATE PERALTA:  The Tampa Bay Rays activated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment on Monday.

Peralta missed nine games because of an illness. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 43 games this season.

Bedard went 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) for the Rays this season. He was dropped from the rotation in early July.


►  A’S PLACE GENTRY ON DL:  The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand on Monday.

Gentry was batting .264 with 10 RBI and 18 stolen bases over 80 games with the A’s this season. This is Gentry’s second stint on the DL as a lower back strain put him on the shelf at the beginning of the season.

To take Gentry’s spot on the roster, Oakland selected outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. The A’s will make a move to clear a spot for Burns on the 40-man roster later Monday.


►  CISHEK, DEGROM SHARE NL WEEKLY HONORS:  Miami Marlins reliever Steve Cishek and New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom have been named co-National League Players of the Week for the period ending July 27.

In five appearances last week, Cishek converted a major league-best five save opportunities. The 28-year-old right-hander fanned eight in five innings of work and allowed just two hits while tying for the major league lead in pitching appearances.

The rookie deGrom tied for the National League lead in wins and innings pitched last week, going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA, allowing one run on 13 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks over two outings.


►  SANTANA EARNS AL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS:  Cleveland Indians infielder and designated hitter Carlos Santana was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.

Santana batted .556 (15-for-27) with three doubles, six homers and 10 RBI on his way to his first career Player of the Week honor and second straight for the Indians—Jason Kipnis won the award last week.

Santana led all hitters in batting average, homers, hits, runs scored (8), total bases (36) and slugging percentage (1.333) for the week

The 28-year-old slugger became the first player this season to hit five home runs in a single series when the Indians lost three out of four games to the Kansas City Royals to end the week.

Houston’s Jose Altuve, Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Sale of the White Sox, Boston’s David Ortiz and Zach Britton of the Orioles were all considered for the award.


►  YANKEES RECALL ALMONTE, DFA FRANCIS:  Before Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment.

Almonte has appeared in 10 games for the Yankees this season, going 4-for-25 with one homer.

The Yankees had acquired Francis from the Oakland Athletics earlier this month. The left-hander went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two relief appearances for New York.


►  ROYALS ACQUIRE KRATZ, HENDRIKS FROM BLUE JAYS FOR VALENCIA:  The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia.

Valencia hit .282 with two homers and 11 RBI in 36 games for the Royals this season.

Kratz has split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo this season. In 34 games for the Jays this year, he hit .198 with three homers and 10 RBI. He was traded to Toronto this offseason from the Phillies’ organization, where he spent three years.

Hendriks made 16 starts for Buffalo this season, going 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA. The young righty went 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA in three starts for Toronto this year.

The Royals will recall infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. Catcher Brett Hayes was designated for assignment.

 



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►  MOORE, LATTA NAMED WNBA PLAYERS OF WEEK:  Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore earned her third straight WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week award, the league announced Monday.

Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta was named the Eastern Conference’s best performer for the past week.

Moore averaged 25.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, helping the Lynx go 3-0 and clinch a playoff berth. In a 112-108 double-overtime win over the Atlanta Dream, Moore scored 48 points, the second-highest total in a game in league history.

Latta averaged 20.3 points in three wins for the Mystics. She also led the East with 5.3 assists per game.

 



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►  BLUE JACKETS RE-SIGN TYRELL:  The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two-way contract.

Tyrell was acquired from Tampa Bay in a March 5 trade and has yet to suit up for Columbus. He spent most of the 2013-14 season in the American Hockey League and appeared in seven games for the Lightning.

The 25-year-old Alberta native has seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points in 132 NHL games, all with the Lightning.


►  RED WINGS SIGN TATAR TO 3-YEAR DEAL:  The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Tomas Tatar to a three-year contract on Monday.

Tatar, 23, had 19 goals and 20 assists in 73 games for the Red Wings last season. He ranked second on the team in goals and third with a plus-12 rating.

In 100 career games, all with Detroit, the Slovakian has registered 24 goals and 47 points.


►  MAPLE LEAFS BRING IN WINNIK:  The Maple Leafs signed Toronto native Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract on Monday.

The 29-year-old forward set career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while playing 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season.

For his career, Winnik has totaled 49 goals and 101 assists in 490 games with Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose and Anaheim.

 



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►  CLARK MOVES INSIDE TOP 100 OF WORLD RANKINGS:  Tim Clark earned his first victory in four years at the Canadian Open on Sunday, and that win moved him inside the top 100 of this week’s world rankings.

Clark birdied five of his last eight holes to rally past third-round leader Jim Furyk and earn his second career win on the PGA Tour. His first win came at the 2010 Players Championship.

With that victory, Clark vaulted 78 places up the rankings from 153rd to 75th.

The top five players in the rankings remained the same, with Adam Scott maintaining the top spot ahead of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

Furyk’s third runner-up finish of the season jumped him up two spots to eighth, causing Jason Day and Tiger Woods to each drop a place and they sit at ninth and 10th, respectively.

Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson maintained their positions from 11th through 14th.

Hideki Matsuyama moved up a pair of slots to 15th, while Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell both fell a spot to 16th and 17th. Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker and Steve Stricker all held firm to round out the top 20.


►  NOT MUCH CHANGE IN WOMEN’S WORLD RANKINGS THIS WEEK:  With the International Crown in action last week, there was barely any change to this week’s women’s world rankings.

Stacy Lewis, who was a member of the United States team that was eliminated after the third round of the International Crown, remains in the No. 1 slot, followed by Lydia Ko and Korean team member Inbee Park.

Suzann Pettersen remained at No. 4, Lexi Thompson is still No. 5 and this year’s U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie stayed put at No. 6. Karrie Webb, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Cristie Kerr rounded out the top 10.

Anna Nordqvist, Paula Creamer, Angela Stanford, Lizette Salas, Amy Yang, Jessica Korda and Catriona Matthew are 11 through 17 respectively, the same spots they were in last week.

The first change in the top 20 was at 18 and 19. Sun Ju Ahn and Na Yeon Choi swapped spots with Ahn taking over at No. 18 and Choi dropping a spot to No. 19. Rounding out the top 20 is Azahara Munoz, who is No. 20 for another week.

Julie Greciet, who earned her first LET victory at the Sberbank Golf Masters in the Czech Republic on Sunday, jumped 163 spots from No. 346 to No. 183.

 



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►  PAUL MILLSAP ADDED TO U.S. TEAM:  Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to the men’s national team on Sunday.

USA Basketball made the announcement a day before the team begins preparations for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Las Vegas.

Millsap was added after star forwards Kevin Love and Blake Griffin recently withdrew.

 



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►  GINEPRI ADVANCES IN D.C.:  Veteran American Robby Ginepri was an easy first-round winner Monday at the $1.4 million Citi Open tennis event.

The qualifier and 31-year-old Florida native got past Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-4, 6-2 on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

The one-time world No. 15 Ginepri is rewarded with a match against top-seeded Czech star Tomas Berdych.

An all-American affair saw Tim Smyczek douse qualifier Alex Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-0, while France’s Benoit Paire took out Canadian Frank Dancevic 6-4, 6-0.

In another all-American matchup, Rajeev Ram outlasted Jared Donaldson by a 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5 score. American Donald Young moved on with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Yuichi Sugita of Japan.

Other first-round wins came from Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, Slovak Lukas Lacko, Russian Evgeny Donskoy and Australians Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic.

Three-time champion Juan Martin del Potro, who is not defending his title this year, beat two-time runner-up John Isner in last year’s D.C. finale.

The top seeds this week are the former Wimbledon runner-up Berdych and rising Canadian Milos Raonic.

This week’s U.S. Open Series winner will earn $316,400.


►  KUZNETSOVA WINS D.C. OPENER:  Former top-five star Svetlana Kuznetsova was an easy first-round winner Monday at the Citi Open, a U.S. Open Series tennis event.

The sixth-seeded Russian and two-time Grand Slam champion routed Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-2 on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

Third-seeded Alize Cornet of France was upset by American wild card Shelby Rogers 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and seventh-seeded American Madison Keys was also an early casualty on Monday as she suffered a 7-5, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Japan’s Kurumi Nara.

In the last match of the evening, eighth-seeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea outlasted Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Meanwhile, American Vania King drubbed Canadian wild card Francoise Abanda 6-2, 6-0.

American qualifier Taylor Townsend bounced back from a first-set loss to nab a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over German Julia Goerges, and Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 win over American qualifier Tornado Alicia Black.

Japanese qualifier Hiroko Kuwata whipped American Alison Riske 6-0, 7-5.

Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova beat German Andrea Petkovic in last year’s finale to capture her second straight title in the nation’s capital.

The top seed this week is Czech Lucie Safarova.

The 2014 D.C. champion will claim $43,000.


►  AUSTRIA’S THIEM ADVANCES ON HOME SOIL:  Heavy Austrian crowd favorite Dominic Thiem was a hard-fought opening-round winner Monday at the Kitzbuhel Cup tennis event.

The fifth-seeded 20-year-old outlasted Brazilian qualifier Joao Souza 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5 in 2 hours, 40 minutes on the red clay at Kitzbuhel Tennis Stadium. Heavy rain delayed play for about an hour after the second set.

In the second game of the match, Souza walked off the court after being warned by the chair umpire for taking too much time between serves.

Souza sat on his chair for several minutes, but decided to continue after the umpire refused to call the supervisor.

Meanwhile, Argentine qualifier Maximo Gonzalez upset eighth-seeded rising Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Also on Day 1, Spaniard Pere Riba handled German Dustin Brown 7-6 (8-6), 7-5; Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer topped wild card fellow countryman Gerald Melzer 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas overcame Croatian qualifier Viktor Galovic 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2; and Czech Jiri Vesely dismissed German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4.

The top seeds in Kitzbuhel are German 2012 runner-up Philipp Kohlschreiber and Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who is the reigning champion. Granollers beat Argentine former champion Juan Monaco in last year’s finale.

This week’s winner will claim $104,000.

 



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►  NINE SET TO GO IN WEST VIRGINIA DERBY:  Louisiana Derby winner Vicar’s in Trouble heads a field of nine 3-year-olds for Saturday’s 45th running of the 1 1/8- mile, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park.

Owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Vicar’s in Trouble will start from post 4 with Alan Garcia aboard the colt for the first time.

Vicar’s in Trouble, trained by Mike Maker, comes into Saturday’s race off a third-place finish behind Jessica’s Star in the Iowa Derby on May 31. The colt began the year by winning the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds followed by a third in the track’s Risen Star Stakes.

After his victory in the Louisiana Derby, Vicar’s in Trouble finished last in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby. He has three wins and three thirds in seven lifetime starts for $813,900.

Candy Boy, trained by John Sadler, has drawn the outside post in the nine- horse field with Corey Nakatani back to ride the colt for the first time since the debut start more than 11 months ago.

Owned by C R K Stable, Candy Boy was second to Shared Belief four weeks ago in the Los Alamitos Derby. The colt won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes to begin the year and was third behind California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby. Candy Boy was sent off at 9-1 but could do no better than 13th in the Kentucky Derby.

Candy Boy has two wins and three seconds in nine career starts for $525,600.

Here is the field for the West Virginia Derby from the rail out: Key for Success, Rex Stakes; For Goodness Sake. Brian Hernandez Jr.; Classic Giacnroll, Kendrick Carmouche; Vicar’s in Trouble, Alan Garcia; Tapiture, Rosie Napravnik; Gold Appointment, Rex Stokes; Divine View, Kerwin Clark; Only I Know, Christian Pilares and Candy Boy, Corey Nakatani.


►  PALACE MALICE LEADS POLL HEADING INTO WHITNEY:  Palace Malice, undefeated in four starts this season, tops the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll going into Saturday’s Whitney Invitational at Saratoga.

Owned by Dogwood Stable, Palace Malice received 32 first-place votes from the 38 cast and has 373 points for a 50-point lead. The 4-year-old colt, trained by Todd Pletcher, is expected to be favored for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney.

“It’s a huge race,“ Pletcher said. “The horse is doing fantastic. He’s off to a great start this year, and we’re just hoping for more of the same from him. He’s been super consistent and impressive. We know he likes Saratoga from the way he ran here the last two years, so we’re excited about the Whitney.“

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is back in training at Saratoga and is probable to start in the coming weeks. Trained by Charlie LoPresti for Morton Fink, Wise Dan has five top votes and 323 points for second behind Palace Malice.

“I’m not trying to set him down to make the Fourstardave,“ said LoPresti. “If he just jumps up and is dragging us around and acting like he has to run, we’ll run. If he doesn’t run in the Fourstardave (Aug. 9), maybe he’ll run in the Bernard Baruch (Aug. 30). He’s been through a lot. I’m sure there will be people that say, ‘That wasn’t one of his blistering works, he’s not the old Wise Dan.‘ He had colic surgery nine weeks ago; I wouldn’t want him to do something like that, and I wouldn’t make him do something like that.“

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is third with a single first-place vote and 283 points.

Leading older female Close Hatches is fourth with 200 points followed by Game On Dude (132), Haskell winner Bayern (126), Shared Belief (109), Jim Dandy champ Wicked Strong (98), 3-year-old filly Untapable (85) and Lea (71).

The National Poll continues through the Breeders’ Cup on November 01.

 

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
Philadelphia at NY Mets, 7:10 PM - CSN-Philadelphia, SNY, DSS
Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 PM - FS-Arizona, Ohio, DSS
Washington at Miami, 7:10 PM - MASN2, FS-Florida, DSS
Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 PM - ROOT-Rocky Mountain, WGN (America), DSS
Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:10 PM - SportSouth, SportsNet LA, MLB Network, DSS
St. Louis at San Diego, 10:10 PM - FS-Midwest, San Diego, DSS
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 10:15 PM - ROOT-Pittsburgh, CSN-Bay, MLB Net, DSS


American League
LA Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 PM - FS-West, MASN, DSS
Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 PM - ROOT-Northwest, SportsTime Ohio, DSS
Chicago WSox at Detroit, 7:08 PM - CSN-Chicago, FS-Detroit, DSS
Toronto at Boston, 7:10 PM - SNET, NESN, DSS
NY Yankees at Texas, 8:05 PM - FS1
Oakland at Houston, 8:10 PM - CSN-California, Houston, DSS
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 PM - FS-North, Kansas City, DSS


Interleague
Milwaukee at Tampa Bay, 7:10 PM - FS-Wisconsin, SunSports, DSS


WNBA
Connecticut at Atlanta, 12:00 PM - SportSouth, NBA TV
Washington at New York, 7:00 PM - MSG, NBA TV
Chicago at San Antonio, 8:00 PM - ESPN 2
Seattle at Tulsa, 8:00 PM - No scheduled television
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10:00 PM - ESPN 2


International Soccer
EuroAmerican Cup: Universidad Catolica vs. Valencia CF, 7:55 PM - beIN Sport

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WVSSAC Works to Improve Athlete Safety

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The WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee is continuing discussions on health and safety related issues for student athletes in member high and middle schools. The committee, consisting of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, physical therapist and chiropractors meets several times each year.

The WVSSAC has been a national leader in developing the return-to-play protocol for athletes who have been identified with signs or symptoms of a concussion. The committee has turned its attention to developing a template for schools to review their emergency action plans during interscholastic activities.

This emergency action plan would include sudden cardiac arrest awareness and the use of AED’s.  Dr. Greg Elkins of Hamlin, a member of the National Federation of High School State Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, as well as the WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee, said, “The development and implementation of emergency action plans (EAPs) for interscholastic practices and games is extremely important for us in West Virginia where very few schools have athletic trainers for all sports. Understanding and practicing what to do in an emergency can decrease the time before treatment is started which has been proven to save lives.”

Gary Ray, SSAC Executive Director said, “We need to provide the leadership to ensure that our student athletes and fans attending the games are as safe as possible. This committee is invaluable in researching and recommending the necessary direction to provide a safe environment. Any activity has inherent risks but with the assistance of these medical professionals we hope to minimize that risk”.

Recently the Sports Medicine Committee developed guidelines for heat and hydration and reviewed the annual physical exam forms to include information to parents about concussions. The committee is studying the impact of the new program implemented by U.S.A. Youth Football, “Heads Up Football,” which hopes to change coaching techniques, as well as player and parent attitudes towards football safety at all youth levels.

Dr. Dan Martin, Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at West Virginia Wesleyan College, annually collects data from member schools to examine the nature and severity of interscholastic related injuries during competition and practice. This information helps the committee to discuss potential high risk behaviors and recommend changes to the rules governing sports activities.

Ray said, “This may well be the most important committee that serves the WVSSAC. Without their leadership and dedication, we could not be able to provide coaches, officials, school administrators, athletes and parents the most updated information regarding sports related health and safety issues”.

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C-Team Tackle         1st & 2nd graders (Kindergarten if child is 5 yrs old on July 01)


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C-Team Tackle         1st & 2nd graders (Kindergarten if child is 5 yrs old on July 01)

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