As part of the second annual Winter Warm-up, the West Virginia Power will host a stop by the Pittsburgh Pirates Caravan on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Charleston YMCA. The Caravan features appearances by several Pirates players, coaches and broadcasters.
Admission to the Winter Warm-up is $20 per person and free for kids under 12. For season-ticket holders renewing their package, Caravan tickets are $10.
For tickets or more information, contact the Power offices at 304-344-2287.
WVC BASKETBALL: West Liberty is the coaches pick to win the West Virginia Conference's men's basketball title, the league announced Wednesday. The Hilltoppers, who fell in the national semifinals to BYU-Hawaii, picked up 12-of-15 first-place votes in the preseason poll.
Pitt Johnstown was second with one first-place nod, while Charleston was third. Fairmont State and West Virginia State rounded out the top five. West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit, who each had one first-place vote, were sixth and seventh, respectively.
Concord was second with two first-place votes, while West Virginia Wesleyan was third. Charleston received one first-place vote and was fourth, followed by West Liberty.
Fairmont State and Seton Hill tied for sixth place, while West Virginia State was eighth. (For a list of both men's and women's rankings, see page 2B.)
WVU TECH WOMEN WIN: Courtney Sturdivant scored 24 points to lead WVU Tech past Bluefield State 70-68 Wednesday night at the Baisi Center in Montgomery. Deandrea hawkins, Amber Tully and Amy Gardner each added 11 points apiece for the Golden Bears (1-0).
Charlene Diggs had 20 points, while Dragan Tomic netted 13 for Bluefield State, in what was an exhibition game for the Big Blues.