BRADENTON, Fla. -- Hurricane High School seniors Max Maxson and Alexander Dunham attended a six-week high school wood bat league at the prestigious IMG Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla., from June 23-Aug. 3.
Sydney Crosby, Merrill Hodge, Mike Matheny, Junior Seau... Do these names sound familiar? These professional athletes have all suffered from the effects of numerous concussions. Sydney Crosby (Penguins) is still trying to play NHL hockey but Hodge (Steelers/current ESPN analyst) and Matheny (SF Giants/current ST. Louis Cardinals mgr.) were medically retired from their respective sports. Junior Seau (San Diego and New England Patriots) died in an accident that many have linked to his post-concussion issues. The media has placed much focus on concussion in recent years. Sports programs from the youth level to the pros have made it a point of emphasis. If you are an athlete or are around athletes, here are some things you need to know.
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall Soccer School this week in Joan C. Edwards Stadium has daily morning sessions through Thursday for players age five to 13.
Patrick Patterson will return to Huntington High School to conduct the Patrick Patterson Basketball Camp for young players hoping to follow in his footsteps.
BARBOURSVILLE -- This weekend, 115 travel, recreational and all-star soccer teams from across the Mountain State will descend on Barboursville for the West Virginia Soccer Association Open Cup.
BARBOURSVILLE -- A field of 115 age-group youth teams is bracketed to play Saturday and Sunday in the West Virginia Soccer Association Open Cup matches on fields at the Barboursville Soccer Complex.
HUNTINGTON -- Ceredo-Kenova youth football fans laid on their horns Saturday afternoon as they departed Marshall's Joan C. Edwards Stadium west lot and parking spaces around the home of Thundering Herd football.
Ceredo-Kenova has three of its teams playing for Tri-State Youth Football League championships while Douglass-Cammack and Chesapeake both have two.
LAVALETTE -- On Saturday morning, 60 young athletes took to the grounds of Beech Fork State Park to test their fitness in the 9th annual St. Mary's and Herald-Dispatch Kids Try-A-Triathlon.
HUNTINGTON -- Kirk Jennings is well in tune with summer 2012's re-occurring theme.