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or ml i r ttoul and FARMER'S 'ADVOCATE SPORTS Wednesday, May 16, 2015 SPORTS IN BRIEF The City of Charles Town will hold it's tri-state area chil- dren's tennis program this summer at Jefferson County Me- modal Park and Jefferson High. The program is open to girls and boys ages 3-18 of beginner, intermediate, and high school skill levels. Registration will be held at the park tennis pavilion located on South Mildred Street on Friday, June 1 and Friday, June 8 from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. It is held rain or shine. The fee is $85 for the first child in the family and $40 for each ad- ditional family member. The registration fee for the eight-week program includes tennis lessons camp June 11 to 15; six weeks of league play with little league age 3-11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and big league age 12-18 on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and a trophy tournament. The program is held mainly on weekdays between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Carpooling is welcomed. The program runs through August 2. Private lessons and USTA tournaments are available for additional fees. Additional information will be provided at registration or contact program director Glenn Edwards at 304-725-7929. One hundred and fifty-nine players participated in 2017. Five children's USTA tennis tournaments will be held at Jef- ferson High School this summer. There will be separate divi- sions of play for girls and boys singles and doubles ages 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 and under. Enter singles online and doubles at the tournament first day. No phone entries. To join USTA and/or to enter a tournament ,online visit The first tournament the Jefferson Junior Interscholastic will be held May 26-28. Entry deadline is May 22. For ad- ditional information contact Glenn Edwards, director at 304- 725-7929. Two programs in the southern part of West Virginia took home the state tennis tides back to the Kanawha Valley. ,- Both GW and Winfield swept boys and girls titles in their respective divisions Saturday at the Charleston Catholic Ath- letic Complex and Coonskin Park. The Patriots have now cap- ed:33 oyerall SSAC state championships. :Tff c race c e- in -girls Class AAA, as the Patriots cored: ! 2 points to edge out both Morgantown and Parkers- burg, wit,t. : It's the firsL schools Putnam coun- ties have taken ':four champions ps in the same tourna- ment. The SSAC divided into two classes for each gender starting in 1995. Winfield had wononly ,one previous state crown, that by the girls team last year in the first season the to(ogram dropped back frogn AAA to the combined AA-A di- vision. Winfield s boys walked off with five titles in the seven singlesand doubles finals at Coonskin to end up with a 17-10 edge over the Crusaders.! :i:' i i:. ,Samrday malTked the sixth' boys,girls tennis sweep for Washington since 1988. The Patriots have now won boys tides 14 in girls. - -- RickRyan - Gazette-Mail JEFFERSON HIGH's Simmons won the pole vault event (10-06.00) "i at the Class AAA, meeton !: ThursUay. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Call today for your Free Publishing Kit! 855-781-5497 fitness 1 800-S74-1648 sh High CHARLES TOWN -- The Wash- Washington High enters the series at ington High softball team took care of 17-8 overall. The Patriots are coming business during the sectional playoffs off two sectional wins over Jefferson and now it's on to regionals. High as they claimed the section title. The Patriots started a three-game se- Hedgesville comes into the series at ries against Hedgesville on Tuesday 15-7 overall. evening after press time. The Class The Eagles won over Musselman to AAA, Region II championship tourna- take their section title. Washington and ment was slated to start Monday night, Hedgesville met twice earlier this sea- but due to the bad weather in the area son and the Pats came out on top both the series start date was postponed un- times in decisive fashion by 13-1 and til Tuesday. 9-1 finals. states f Washington made its first trip to the state tournament in school histor last season. The Patriots have won 1,2 games in a row heading into the regiotl, al tournament. Elsewhere around state, in the Class AAA regionals, Jolifi Marshall is taking on University High in Region 1. George Washington take on Riverside in Region 3 and Hurri cane and Parkersburg are battling it out. in Region 4. The winners will advanc, to states. -- Zach Cumberland Baseball don 2 over University, 12 -0 to advance. FROM PAGE A16 St. Albans won 5-4 over 30 runs in its past threeSouth Charleston to take games as their bats contin- Region 3, Section I. Green- ue stay hot heading into the brier East won Region 3, matchup with Washington Section 2 over Riverside on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in by a 7-3 final. Parkersburg Charles Town. South won Region 4, Sec- Elsewhere around the tion I over Parkersburg by a state, Wheeling Park ad- 6-3 final and Hurricane fin- vanced as the Patriots won ished out the sectional win- over Brooke in Region I, ners by taking Region 4, Section I action. Morgan- Section 2 over Spring Val- town won Region I, Sec- ley by a 12-3 final. Track & Field FROM PAGE A16 Jefferson High's Lily Sim- mons took home the girls pole vault title at region- als clearing 10-06.00. Also for the Cougars, Jillian An- drews will be in search of a state title in the long jump. Andrews won at the region- al meet with a jump of 16- 08.50. The Jefferson 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams will compete for a state title af- ter winning at regionals. 4x100 team consists of An. drews, Kaiella Smith, Mak. enzee Hall and Hailey Dili low. The 4x200 team is 16d by Jordan Carr, Amand i Muth, Smith and Dillow ". In shuttles, the Musselr man girls will be looking tO defend their state title froni a year ago, while Martins burg's Morganne Anders6 will look for a state title the high jump after winning at regionals. Jefferson High School senior David Dinges will be attending Hood Col- lege, in Frederick, Maryland in the Fall of 2018. Dinges said he plans to study Business Administration as well as Ac- counting. As a Senior at Jefferson, Dinges is the starting first baseman and a pitcher. He also played many other positions this season, including second base, short- stop and thirdbase, to add to his versa- tility on the field. Dinges finished the regular season with a fielding percent- age of .966, and a .412 batting average, leading the Cougars with 30 RBI's and scoring 25 runs. According to Max- Preps, Dinges was ranked No. 2 in the Eastern Panhandle for runs batted in heading into p0st-season play and fin- ished the year with 35 hits. JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOl1. Jefferson High senior David Dinges signs his letter of intent to play baseball a~ Hood College in Frederick, Maryland on April 27. In the photo above, Dinges is sur- rounded by family members, coaches and teammates in the school library. SCOTUS "There needs to be some additional The governor dismissed speculation " " V " " n' FR)M PAGE A16 -~ - disctl&ston ego re'nor sa!4 Ido t: 3Jagt ahe integrity fee negotiations know if there's a way to do it without d Signed to placate professional spor s ishture to try to amend the law to im- legislation." leagues that stage events at Justice' v n her resort lncludm the pl ent an integrity fee,- a portion Last b' ," " g NF , oi ' agers to be paid the professional agreemenf Off amending afiinte ty fee the NBA and the PGA. " sports leagues, which the leagues say into the-Spottsbetti gd i !" Hr e rr ' "That's so much garbage, it shouldnat would fund efforts to make sure games participants in a daylong closed-door are not affected by wagering, stakeholders meeting a day earlier said Opponents of an integrity fee -- there was no agreement and that casino which has yet to be approved in any operators remain opposed to paying an of a dozen states considering legaliz- integrity fee. Justice said Monday that ing sports betting -- contend that the he believes partnering with the sports leagues are simply trying to get a piece leagues "can just bring additional good- of the action of the lucrative sports bet- ness to us. That's the bottom line. ting market. On Monday, Justice sound- "I think there's real benefit, always, ed uncertain as to whether he will call a to partnering with people, rather than special session on sports betting, fighting with people." he said. even be published," Justice said. "I'Ve never had any conversations with of the sports teams that have ever be n atThe Greenbrier. I don't want any- thing whatsoever for me." : John Cavacini, president of the West Virginia Gaming and Racing Associ - tion, said the ruling is welcome news and the state's casinos are moving for.- ward with plans to implement sports betting. t,' JEFFERSON HIGH's Gaskins Gaskins won the boys long jump (22-00.00) at the Class AAA, Region 2 meet on Thursday. 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