The West Virginia Golf Association has finalized its 2012 tournament schedule and will begin accepting tournament entries on March 1.
The season begins with the West Virginia Senior Four Ball Championship April 23-24 at the Greenbrier's Greenbrier Course, followed by the Mid-Amateur Championship May 11-13 at Guyan Golf & Country Club in Huntington and the West Virginia Open June 18-22 at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston.
The West Virginia Amateur is set for July 30-Aug. 2 at the Old White TPC Course at the Greenbrier and the West Virginia Senior Amateur will be Aug. 22-26 at Stonewall Resort. The West Virginia Women's Amateur will take place July 24-26 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston.
Also, the state Junior Match Play Championship will be May 12-13 at Parkersburg Country club and the Junior Amateur is set for July 12-13 at the Pine Country Club in Morgantown. For more information, as well as the full schedule and registration links, visit www.wvga.org.
The Top Flite Junior Tour will also begin accepting tournament entries on March 1. The Top Flite tour is open to any boy or girl junior golfer and age flights include 12 and under, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.tfjt.org.
TECH BASEBALL: WVU Tech swept a pair of games from Elizabeth City State, 8-7 and 10-1, Friday in Greer, S.C.
In the first game, Zach Sizemore stole home in the bottom of the sixth to give the Golden Bears (3-2) the lead for good in an 8-7 win. J.C. Spears picked up the win.
After a slow start in the second game, Tech scored a total of seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to cruise to a 10-1 win. Cody Craft notched two doubles and four RBIs for Tech while Taylor Carter notched the win.
MU BASEBALL: Marshall led early but fell to the N.C. State 10-3 in its season opener Friday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
The Thundering Herd (0-1) scored twice in the third inning thanks to RBI hits from Isaac Ballou and Gray Stafford, but the Wolfpack (1-0) responded with four runs in the fifth and six more in the eighth to pull away.
WVU SPORTS: The West Virginia University baseball team opened its season with a 7-3 win over Northwestern Friday at Al Lang Field in Clearwater, Fla., in the Big Ten-Big East Challenge.
Matt Frazer and Nate Antone drove in two runs each for the Mountaineers while Ryan McBroom went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Dan Dierdorff picked up the win for WVU, allowing one run on four hits in 41/3 innings of relief.
MARSHALL SPORTS: The Marshall softball team dropped two games Friday at the Charleston Cougar Classic in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The Herd fell to Charleston Southern 3-2 in eight innings and to Kennesaw State 4-3. Rebecca Gamby hit a solo home run in the first game for Marshall and Bri Anna Hope went 2-for-3 in the second game.
AAU BASKETBALL: The Rising Stars Athletics Basketball Club will hold a tryout for its middle school and elementary school (grades 3-8) boys travel teams at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Boys and Girls Club in Charleston. Parents must attend the tryout. For more information, contact J.D. Lambert at 304-610-3416 or visit www.risingstarsathletics.net.