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Aug. 06, 2013 @ 12:03 AM

Williams wins W.Va. match play for juniors

SISSONVILLE -- Chris Williams, who's headed to Coastal Carolina to play college golf, won two matches Sunday to take home the trophy in the West Virginia Junior Match Play Championship at Edgewood Country Club.

Williams defeated Eric Wirth of Morgantown, 5 and 4, in the semifinals in the morning. Cory Hoshor of Buffalo needed 21 holes to oust Cole Hand.

In the title match, Williams, who is from Scott Depot and went to Winfield High, beat Hoshor, 5 and 3. In qualifying, Williams shot even-par 71 to finish second.

Blanton scorches back nine to shoot age, 68

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- Jerald Blanton shot his age -- 68 -- on Sunday during his round at Diamond Links Golf Course. He had 35 on the front and 33 on the back. Brad Greene, Hank Tate and Cecil witnessed the round.

Ona's Holbrook earns third place in long jump

HUNTINGTON -- Caleb Holbrook from Ona finished third in the Boys Age 11-12 standing long jump Saturday at the Hershey's Track and Field North American Final meet in Hershey, Pa.

Holbook, 12, had a jump of 7-feet, 8.50 inches.

Josh Minor, 14, from Ona placed sixth in the 1,600-meter run for Boys Age 13-14 with a time of 4:50.0.

Maggie Richards, 12, from Davisville, W.Va., in Wood County took seventh place in the softball throw for Girls age 11-12 with a throw of 137-feet, 0.50 inches.

Sophia Pisano, 14, of Martinsburg, W.Va., finished third in the standing long jump for Girls Age 13-14 with a distance of 8-feet, 2.75 inches.

Caridi will continue as announcer for WVU

MORGANTOWN -- Longtime Mountaineer sports announcer Tony Caridi will continue calling the plays at West Virginia University football and basketball games, IMG College announced Monday.

Caridi will also host the coaches' shows on the new sports network, along with a television show that is in development, said the North Carolina-based company, which recently won a contract for multimedia rights to certain WVU sports events.

Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG plans to expand its pre-game and postgame coverage by four hours, the media group said. Pre-game shows will go from one hour to 3.5 hours, while the postgame shows will be go from 30 minutes to two hours.

The deal also allows Caridi to continue to appear on the "Northside Automotive Statewide Sportsline," a popular weeknight radio show.

IMG said it will announce the hiring of additional commentators and reporters soon.