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Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:20 AM

Five local players in Hatfield-McCoy game

DELBARTON, W.Va. -- Gage Gould from Cabell Midland and four players from Wayne are on the Mountain State roster for the Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl football all-star game Saturday at Harless Stadium.

Kickoff is 8 p.m. at Mingo Central High School's field.

Wayne players on the roster are Anthony Bryant, Austin Pyles, Brandon Spurlock and James Egnor.

Other all-stars for West Virginia include Mingo Central representatives Garth Simpkins, Israel Reynolds, Joe May, Joe Hall and Joe Jackson; Chapmanville's Austin Watts and Brandon White; Logan's Brant Williams, Chris Marcum, Khaleel Reynolds and Teddy Nelson; Marcus Murrell from Man; and Tug Valley players Aaron Muncy and Issac Parsley.

The roster for Kentucky includex Braxton Harshaw and Malik Massey from the Ashland Tomcats.

Dransfeld, at age 13, makes W.Va. Amateur

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Josef Dransfeld of Huntington became the second 13-year-old golfer to qualify for the West Virginia Amateur on Monday.

Dransfeld shot a 4-over-par 76 at Bridgeport Country Club to secure one of the 14 available State Am berths. Last week, Colin Bowles of Oceana became the first 13-year-old in the State Am when he shot 70 in the qualifier at Lewisburg Elks. Dransfeld's trip to Bridgeport kept him out of the Callaway Junior Tour's Tour Championship on Monday at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport. Bowles shot even-par 72 to win the 13-14 Division and Player of the Year for that age group.

In the State Am qualifier, Morgantown's Chris Eckhardt fired a 3-under 69 to win medalist.

Six players shot 77 and went to a playoff for the final three spots to complete the 100-player field. Rico Simonetti, Trent McPherson and Tanner Carroll made it to the State Am. Cole Hand is first alternate and Travis Woodford second alternate. Dylan Alasky had the other 77.

The State Am will be played Aug. 5-9 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. The 100-player field will compete on Old White TPC, home of the PGA TOUR's Greenbrier Classic, and the Greenbrier course.

Police: Ohio St. back's case officially closed

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus police department says it has closed the case against Ohio State running back and leading-scorer Carlos Hyde because the alleged female assault victim did not wish to pursue charges.

Hyde had been suspended from all team activities in the wake of the incident, which occurred July 20 at a downtown bar. Ohio State did not immediately offer comment on whether he will be reinstated to the team.