Area Sports Briefs

Bridgeport Offering Season Athletic Passes

The Bridgeport Athletic Department will be selling season athletic passes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the high school principal’s office from 6-7 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at “Bulldog Pride” Night. The cost for passes is as follows: 1 student pass $50; 1 adult pass $125; 1 adult/1 student $150; 1 adult/2 or more students $175; 2 adults $200; 2 adults/1 student $220 and 2 adults/2 or more students $230. Passes are good for all home sporting events except OVAC and OHSAA events throughout the 2014-15 school year.

Purple Rider Boosters Planning Bus to Wickliffe

The Purple Riders Booster Club is sponsoring a fan bus to Wickliffe for the Purple Riders’ second football game of the season. The cost is $45 for adults and $40 for students (14-and-under). The cost includes transportation, game ticket and a stop for dinner, which is included in the cost. The game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The bus will leave at 2 p.m. from the Dutch Henry on Hanover Street. Reservations can be made by calling Warren Hood at (304) 281-7620 or the Chamber of Commerce at 633-2565. The deadline to signup is Aug. 31.

Shadyside Volleyball Hosting Quarter Action

The Shadyside Volleyball Team will sponsor a Quarter Auction on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the New Life Fellowship Church in Shadyside. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and auction starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. The event includes local vendors, door prizes, 50/50, raffles and refreshments. For ticket or event information, please contact Christin at (740) 232-4738.

Saints Club Canvass Drive Slated

The Saints Club will hold its annual community canvass drive on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. The canvass is in lieu of all tag days and benefits all athletic programs at St. Clairsville High School. All participants (Grades 9-12) will be fed at 5 p.m. at the press box. Following the Canvass Drive, a “Meet the Teams” night will take place at Red Devil Stadium at 7:30 and include all Fall sports in grades 7-12 along with the marching band.

Bellaire Football Moms Steak Fry Planned

The Bellaire Football Moms annual steak fry will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Bellaire Eagles from 5-9 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and it includes steak, baked potato, salad, bread and dessert. Please bring your own place settings and drinks will be available for purchase through the Bellaire Eagles. There will be a 50-50 raffle and various other raffles.

Shadyside Football Moms Steak Fry set for Saturday

Shadyside Football Moms are having a Steak Fry on Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at the Mead Township Park. Cost is $20 which includes steak/potato/salad/dessert and drink. The event is BYOB. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Tickets are available at the All American Wash and Tan or at the event. For more information or tickets call Kathy at (304) 215-7089.

St. C. Offering Fall Sports Passes

The St. Clairsville Athletic Department is announcing that fall sports passes are available in the High School office beginning Monday. Passes can be purchased in the principal’s office during the week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as in the athletic office at various times and by appointment by calling 699-2248. The following passes and fees are available: senior citizen ($20), student ($35; families w/ 3 or more is $30 each), adult ($75). These include all home events in grades 7-12 (excluding tournaments) for the 2014-15 school year. Additionally, reserved football seats are available for $7 by calling the athletic office.

Buckeye Local Slates Mandatory OHSAA Meeting

The mandatory OHSAA Preseason Sportsmanship-Eligibility meeting for fall sports will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the BLHS theater.

The meeting is mandatory for all Buckeye Local fall sport participants in grades 7-12.

St. C. Soccer Registration Underway

The St. Clairsville Area Soccer Association is now underway. Any registration after Monday will be charged a $5 late fee.

Any Belmont County or Ohio Valley youth with birth days between 8/1/2000 and 7/31/10 can sign up at the Recreation Center in St. Clairsville until Monday without late fee. Registrations after Monday will be accepted on an as needed basis. Players in the eighth grade who are 15 and not yet in high school are permitted to play. Forms are available at the St. Clairsville Recreation Department and Swans and Jenkins Sports stores, St Mary’s and East Richland Schools and other area schools. Contact the Recreation Center at 695-2037 for registration information and forms .

Travel Teams will be formed with the U-10 to U-14 age groups. Teams will play other recreation teams in the Ohio Valley with the older teams playing within the region. The U-6 and U-8 will not travel outside of St. Clairsville. Travel Team play will begin after Sept. 7 and Pre Travel will begin Sept. 9. Parents are encouraged to join the St. Clairsville Area Youth Soccer Association to assist the program. Contact Dave Hahn 695-4207, Rick Ferrell 695-1995 with any questions or see the web site for information:

Awesome Autism 5K Run/Walk

The sixth annual Awesome Autism 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the Bellaire High School. Pre- registration is $20 and $25 on race day. Registration is from 7-8:15 p.m. The Awesome Autism 5K is part of the Ohio Valley Grand Prix Series. Sweatshirts and sizes are guaranteed to the first 250 registered. There will be post-race pasta, fruit, cookies and door prizes. As an added feature the Runner’s Connection in Bellaire will pay your entry fee if you purchase any regular priced running shoe up until Aug. 23. Awards in age groups for both run and walk. All proceeds benefit PACE (Parents for Autism Community Education) and all monies stay local to help in educating those who want to learn about autism. For more information contact Dennis at (740) 671-1982.

2015 Valley T’Boltz Travel Baseball Tryouts

Experienced and established local Travel Baseball team is looking for players for 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U teams for the 2015 season. Tryouts will be held Saturday in Morristown at the Lynn Hunkler Complex. The 9U and 10U will begin at 9 a.m. and 11U and 12U will begin at 11 a.m. and 13u at 1 p.m. The teams will practice during the winter months and begin games/tournaments late March and play during the summer months. Home games will be held in the Wheeling/Morristown area and away games/tourneys will be no more than a 3-hour drive. For further information or to register for the tryout please contact (740) 359-8476.

Ferry Slates Flag Football Signups

The Martins Ferry Park District will have flag football signups for grades 1-6, through Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Martins Ferry Recreation Center.

The price is $30 for the first child and $20 for each individual in the immediate family. Games will be played on Sundays at the Martins Ferry Purple Rider Stadium. Anyone having questions is to call the recreation center, (740) 633-0602 or Larry Deaton at (740) 296-0076.

Barnesville Booster Membership Drive

The Barnesville high school and junior high school football teams will be canvassing the community Monday, starting at approximately 6 p.m. in their game jerseys selling Booster Club membership cards. The $3 donation includes inclusion in the drawing for $200 cash at halftime of the Oct. 31 home varsity game against Magnolia (winner need not be present). Also, the card enables the holder free admittance to the varsity boys’ basketball game against John Marshall on Feb. 3, 2015. Any football dads in grades 7-12 interested in transporting players, contact Rich Wells at 425-3012.

WAHA Celebrating 50th Anniversary

WAHA, the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary (1964-2014).

The celebration is set for Aug. 23 from 6-10 p.m., and will be held at the Wheeling Park, White Palace. Please RSVP by Aug. 16.

You are cordially invited to attend and take part in the festivities. Re-connect with your past hockey coaches and team mates. The evening will consist of a cocktail hour, dinner, music, and a short program. We look forward to seeing our past Presidents, Board Members, Commissioners, Coaches and Players along with their spouses. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The cost of the affair is $50 per person, including bar.

Payment can be made by sending a check payable to, WAHA c/o Dick Riley, 67420 Central Ave, Bridgeport, OH, 43912, or go on line at and use your credit card.

UL to sell Passes and Reserved Seats

Union Local will be offering athletic passes and reserved seating for football at the high school office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Senior citizen passes are $25, student passes are $50 and adult passes are $85.

Buckeye Local Jr. High Volleyball Practice

Buckeye Local Junior High Volleyball practice will begin on Monday from 9-11 in the junior high gym. All players must have a physical and drug testing completed before hand.

Martins Ferry Football Parents to Meet

The next meeting of the Martins Ferry Football Parents will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Martins Ferry Rec. Center.

All parents of players in grades 7-12 are invited and encouraged to attend.

Red Devil Club Steak Fry Scheduled

The Red Devil Club Steak Fry will be Saturday from 6 until midnight at the Bob Gary Pavilion in Warnock. The dinner includes steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and drink (water, pop and beer provided). Bring your own place settings. A Chinese auction will also be available. Tickets are $20 per person.

For more info or tickets contact Rochelle (304) 218-4867 or Kim (740) 338-1522.

Shadyside Student and Senior Citizen Passes

The Shadyside Athletic Department is selling senior citizen athletic passes as well as student athletic passes at the high school. Passes can be purchased in the athletic office between hours of 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. Senior athletic passes are $20 for Shadyside residents and $30 for non-Shadyside residents. Student passes are $50 and will be accepted at any and all athletic events held in Shadyside for the entire school year. For any questions please call John Triveri, athletic director, (304) 312-8869.

OC Chaos Softball Tryouts Slated

OC Chaos is holding try outs for its 14u travel softball team on Sunday from 10 a.m. until noon at the new East Wheeling Sports Complex. You only need to attend one of the try-out dates. Players need to be born in 2000 or 2001 to be eligible. For questions please call Carrie (304) 639-3072 or Tom (304) 639-1327.

Bridgeport Hall/Wall of Fame Needs Addresses

The Bridgeport High School Hall/Wall of Fame Committee still needs addresses for the following: 1958 football team members Alvin Henry, Fred Fox John O’Hara, Allan Earnes, Barry Gasaway and Coach Michael Mormanis; 1936 football team members Edson Heinlein and Robert Dill; and Coach Floyd Baker.

Please call Rob Zitzelsberger at (740) 310-9762.

OVFCA Seeking Nominations

The Ohio Valley Football Coaches Association is in the process of accepting applications for nominations for retired assistant football coaches with 25 years of service, with at least 15 of those in the OVAC. The recommendations, may be sent to either Reno Saccoccia, Dave Bruney or Mike Young. We would be inducting these coaches into the hall next winter. Please contact any of the above if you have questions.