Rick McCann: All-star football game is Saturday
All-star players selected for the West Virginia North-South Football Classic reported for training camp Sunday at West Virginia State University in Institute.
Team practices are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at WVSU. Thursday and Friday both teams are scheduled to practice at WVSU and also have workouts at Laidley Field in Charleston.
Kickoff for the game between the South Cardinals and North Bears is 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Laidley Field.
South Cardinals players include Toney Kitts and Jared Martin from Huntington High; David Gaydosz and Gage Gould from Cabell Midland; Dustin Hatfield and Brandon Spurlock from Wayne; and Michael Molina, Caleb Craddock and Zach Cooper from Hurricane.
Other South players are Garrison Erwin from Buffalo; Trenton Gibbs and Zach Wamsley from Wahama; Seth Lewis from Winfield; and Khaleel Reynolds from Logan.
ALL-STAR BASKETBALL: North and South teams collide Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the North-South All-Star Basketball Classic in the South Charleston Community Center.
Players for the South include Mikey Newsome and Austin Brewer from Tug Valley; Levi Jordan from Buffalo; and Mackenzie Martin from Chapmanville;
ALL-STAR BASEBALL: Players selected for the North-South All-Star Baseball games last weekend included Ronnie Musick and Hunter Smith of Huntington High; Zack Cassidy from Wayne; Connor Adams and Riley Metz from Hurricane; Levi Jordan of Buffalo; Trent Dalton of Logan; and Johnny Morrison from Logan.
Jim Hensley from Spring Valley coached the South squad.
Rain forced a last-minute move to Hurricane from Nitro and the North swept the doubleheader, 6-5 and 3-2.
KENTUCKY SOFTBALL: Ashland's softball team bowed out of the Kentucky State Tournament on Friday.
Ashland began the double-elimination tournament Thursday at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, Ky. with a 6-0 victory against Magoffin County.
The Kittens fell into the loser's bracket with a Friday loss to Owensboro Catholic, 5-1, then beat Montgomery Central, 2-0, and lost to Boyle County, 3-0.
Ashland, the 16th Region representative making its fifth consecutive state tournament appearance, ended the season with a 26-10 record.
ELKS SPORTS DAY: Vic Marsh, former football coach of the Ashland Tomcats, is the June 14-15 honoree for the 39th Elks Sports Day.
Activities include a Friday, June 14, reception and a Saturday, June 15, banquet. Both events are at 7 p.m. at the Ashland Elks Lodge. Tickets are $30 for both events and can be purchased at the door.
Marshall had 112 victories at Ashland in 15 seasons from 1981 to 1995. The Tomcats won the 1990 Class AAA state championship.
Rick McCann is the sports editor of The Herald-Dispatch. Contact him at 304-526-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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