Roundup: Goldcamp leads at State Women's Senior Amateur
Parkersburg's Sue Goldcamp is leading the West Virginia Women's Senior Amateur Championship after a first-round score of 5-over-par 75 Tuesday at Clarksburg Country Club.
Eighty women are playing in this year's event, including 11-time champion Caroline Ramsey of Bridgeport, who is in second place after shooting a 78.
In third place is defending champion Candy Rollyson of Barboursville with an 83. Also in the top 20 are multiple champion Betty Brandon of Hurricane (84) and two-time runner-up Claytina Shepherd of Beckley (85).
Spencer's Rick Moore won the Senior Division, just one stroke behind White with a 79. Mineral Wells' Jim Mason won the Silver Division with a score of 82 while St. Albans' Melvan Henson won net first place in the Silver Division with a 69.
The Senior Series will play today at Preston Country Club in Kingwood.
Raleigh County native, Marshall graduate and Buffalo Bills center Doug Legursky will play in the tournament. There will be an awards dinner afterward featuring Legursky and his mother. For more information or to register, print a downloadable form at www.wvforlife.org/golf or call 304-594-9845. Forms may also be emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVU BASEBALL: Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick made a donation of $200,000 to the Mountaineer Athletic Club on Tuesday in the name of the WVU baseball program to the Oklahoma City tornado relief effort.
The funds will be appropriated to the Oklahoma City All Sports Association to help repair baseball fields in the area that were damaged by devastating tornadoes during the past month. WVU athletic director Oliver Luck and baseball coach Randy Mazey will also travel to Oklahoma later this summer to work on the fields that were damaged by the tornadoes.
MU FOOTBALL: Marshall football players Rakeem Cato, Gator Hoskins and Tom Shuler were named to the College Football Performance Offensive Awards Watch List on Tuesday.
Cato was named Conference USA most valuable player last season, while Hoskins had 10 touchdown catches and Shuler had a school-record 110 receptions. Two Marshall student-athletes have earned CFPA's honors. Former Marshall tight end Cody Slate won the CFPA Elite Tight End Trophy, while former defensive end Vinny Curry captured the CFPA Elite Defensive Lineman Trophy.
YOUTH BASKETBALL: The West Virginia Freedom fifth-grade girls travel basketball team defeated the Red Storm from Parkersburg 24-16 to win the ELITE Sports Center Championship Sunday in Parkersburg, concluding a 126-game season that began in September.
The Freedom played in four tournament games over the weekend, winning each game, including the championship game on Sunday. Coach Denny Harmison's team had three members selected to the all-tournament team - Lauren Harmison, Tori Starcher and tournament most valuable player Anai McDougal.
The team consists of Harmison, Starcher, McDougal, Kaya Thompson, Alexis Hudson, Alyssa Hudson, Alexis Baley, Maddie Shaffer, Maddie Taylor, Jayden Milam and Katlyn Sarver. Greg Shaffer and Joey Starcher also contributed as assistant coaches.
MU SOFTBALL: Marshall's Ashley Gue was named a recipient of the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award for the third consecutive year on Tuesday.
The award is given to C-USA student-athletes based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
Gue has been involved in more than 21 community service activities in the Huntington area and visited the Dominican Republic as part of a mission trip with her church. She is an active member of softball's Lil Sis Program and has worked with the March of Dimes, St. Jude's Walk, Marshall Sweetheart Clinic, Operation Christmas Child, City Mission Ministries and the Marshall Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
WV POWER: The West Virginia Power added infielder Chris Diaz from Jamestown and Dalton Friend from the Gulf Coast League Pirates to its roster on Tuesday. Both players will be placed on the disabled list.