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June 12, 2013
The Herald-Star

Summer tennis program at Starvaggi

WEIRTON - A six-week tennis program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from June 18-July 23 at Starvaggi Park. It will be under the direction of Sandi and Jeff Gajtka and Sue Wesie. Players will learn and improve fundamentals and all aspects of their game.

Continual growth of the middle school team tennis league will be included in the program along with specific high school instruction, adult participation and parent/child sessions. All ages are welcome.

For information, call (304) 723-8184.

Lemley records an ace

RICHMOND - Chuck Lemley recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Club. The Burgettstown resident used a 5-iron on the 185-yard par 3 15th hole. Witnessing the shot was Dave McClain and Tim Rosiak.

FUS men's tennis team honored

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's tennis team won the AMCC Peak Performance award for the second year in a row. The Peak Performance award is an academic honor given to the AMCC to the team with the top cumulative GPA in its respective sport.

The Barons finished the season with a team cumulative GPA of 3.51, nearly .2 points better than last year. Nine of the Barons 10 players made the 2012-2013 academic all-Conference team.

"We couldn't have been blessed with a better group of guys," head coach Jeremy Ellis said. "Not only do they support each other on the court, but at school and any other avenue."

The Barons became the first FUS?team to win an NCAA tournament match last month.

"A lot of times, a coach only hears about the academics of his athletes when they're in trouble, but winning an award like this shows that we don't have to worry about that," said Ellis. "The character and effort and desire of this team to do well is there both on and off the court.

"It was a great season," Ellis said. "I'm excited to see what both the students and God will do next year."

Lang wins fishing event

CHESTER - Clinton Lang of New Cumberland won the first of four catfish tournaments sponsored by the Chester Newell Sportsmen Club. Lang's fish was a 39-inch fish.

Other fish of size was a 37-inch flathead caught by Jay Mattavin and a 35-inch flathead caught by Angela Kirkbride.

The next tournament is Saturday.

For information, contact Don Chaney at (304) 387-3982.

Penn State-Beaver announces camps

BEAVER, Pa. - Penn State-Beaver announces the return of summer youth sports camps - baseball, softball, Wii, fitness, basketball, golf, volleyball, wrestling, soccer and cheerleading.

For information, visit www.beaverathletics.com and click the link for Youth Sports Camps for pricing and registration information or call Athletic Director Andy Kirschner at (724) 773-3826.

 
 

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