YOUTH SOCCER: The West Virginia Soccer Association will host Olympic Development Program tryouts for its boys and girls 1996 through 2001 teams Sunday at the Fields at Trace Fork in Charleston.
Age groups are determined by year of birth. Tryouts will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for girls and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for boys. All participating players are encouraged to register online at wvsoccer.net and provide a copy of their birth certificate and bring a clear copy of their insurance card. Cost is $50 ($60 if you do not register online before the tryout).
WVU WOMEN: The West Virginia University women's basketball team lost its Big 12 opener Wednesday, dropping a 71-68 decision at No. 17 Oklahoma.
Junior guard Taylor Palmer led the Mountaineers (8-4, 0-1 Big 12) with 30 points, including 24 in the first half. Christal Caldwell added 16 points for West Virginia despite being relegated to the bench with foul trouble early in the contest.
Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners (11-2, 1-0) with 19 points, including a 9-of-10 effort at the foul line.
West Virginia returns home to play Kansas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the WVU Coliseum.
YOUTH TRACK: The Capital City Striders youth track and field club will conduct signups and practice at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Martin Luther King Center on Donnally Street in Charleston. Workouts are open to public participation and all ages are welcome for indoor competition or winter training. For more information, contact Paul Gilmer at 304-389-1983 or at pjgil...@aol.com.
BOWLING: Galaxy Lanes has two leagues starting this weekend. Friday Fellowship, a four-person mixed league, begins today at 6:20 p.m. Friday while Saturday Youth (for ages 5 to 21) begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a scratch singles tournament on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $40. For more information, call 304-925-1156.