Roundup: Tech wins fifth-place game at softball tourney
Stephanie Nickell drove in four runs to lead WVU Tech past Carlow University (Pa.) 12-3 in five innings Wednesday in the fifth-place game at the USCAA softball championships at Akron, Ohio.
Megan Blythe, Katie Campbell and Kat Lively drove in two runs apiece for the Golden Bears. Taylor Norman notched with the win, allowing one earned run. The Golden Bears finish the season with a 23-16 record.
KAMBOLA IN CHINA J.P. Kambola of the Marshall men's basketball team started for the Reach USA Cultural Exchange Tour team and grabbed nine rebounds in a 75-75 tie against Lithuania in the second game of an eight-game, 18-day tour of China.
The 6-foot-9 junior-to-be from Toronto recorded 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday's victory over Athletas Lithuania. The Reach USA Cultural Exchange Tour team features nine college players from around the United States.
Kambola appeared in 11 games for the Thundering Herd last season.
MU SOFTBALL WMUL-FM 88.1 will broadcast the Marshall softball team's NCAA Regional tournament games from Lexington, Ky., this weekend.
Marshall (35-20) will face Kentucky (38-18) at 7:30 p.m. Friday with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m.. If the Thundering Herd wins it will play the winner of the Virginia Tech-Notre Dame matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday. If Marshall loses it will play the loser of that game. WMUL's pregame show will begin 30 minutes before either contest.
WENDY'S TOUR Matthew Spry of St. Albans turned in the low round with a 3-over-par 74 Wednesday at the Wendy's Amateur Tour event at The Pines Country Club in Morgantown.
Dunbar's Robert Waker finished at the top of the net side of the event with a 78. Morgantown's Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn won the women's division,with a 6-over 77 and Mary Payne of Charleston had an 87 to win the net score.
The Wendy's Amateur Tour will make a stop at Stonewall Resort on Tuesday, June 4.
WVU SOCCER The West Virginia women's soccer team raised $15,781 this spring in its effort to help fight breast cancer, pushing its 10-year total to more than $100,000. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
BASKETBALL CAMP Sissonville High School's basketball camp will take place June 10-12 for boys and girls entering grades 1-8.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon with a price of $40 for grades 1-3, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a price of $70 for grades 4-8. Families with two or more campers will be given a discount. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. June 10.
For more information, call Sissonville boys and girls coach Rich Skeen at 304-348-1954.
BOWLING LEAGUES: Galaxy Lanes bowling leagues begin today with the mixed trio league at 6:20 p.m. Teams are to have three members each. Wednesday Sports Singles begin May 22 at 6:20 p.m. For more information, call 304-925-1156.
RUNNING CLASSES A series of free running classes at the Marshall Recreation Center will begin May 21 and 23 and last five weeks leading up to the West Virginia 5K Championship on June 22.
The 5-kilometer race is 8 a.m. June 22. Registration is $20 before June 5. Participants must register by June 11 to have their names on their bib numbers by June 17 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Registration for the race is available at www.WV5K.com and participants must also send a print registration form to WV 5K Championship, 613 Shaw St., Barboursville, WV 25504. Make checks payable to WV 5K Championship.
Those interested are encouraged sign up now because classes are filling up. For more information about the classes, call Michele Muth 304-696-2943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH TRACK The West Virginia District AAU track and field championships begin at 10 a.m. May 25 at Laidley Field. The top six competitors in each event will advance to the AAU national qualifier in Canton, Ohio, June 29-30.
For more information, call Paul Gilmer at 304-389-1982 or email PJGilmer@aol.com.