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Briefs

Wasaszczyk nails hole-in-one

AVELLA, Pa. — Larry Wasaszczyk nailed a hole-in-one Friday at Indian Run Golf Club.

He used a 7-iron on the 152-yard 18th hole. Witnesses were George Slanchak, Bob Mrvos and Ron Komorowski.

Viper camp opens Wednesday

WEIRTON — The seventh-annual Ohio Valley Viper High Intensity basketball camp will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday at Starvaggi Park.

Cost is $40 per person and the camp is open to all boys and girls in grades 4-12. The camp is being held in conjunction with the Millsop Community Center’s Movie and Swim in the park event, and each camper will receive a ticket for Thursday’s swim party and movie.

The camp will focus on fundamentals for offensive and defensive stages.

Registration is limited to the first 40 who register and pay.

Call (740) 424-0119 to register.

Brooke Classic upcoming

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Soccer Classic will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Creek football tickets on sale

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek athletic department will be selling football season tickets in the high school gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tickets are $25 per seat. All tickets at the gate will be $7. Student passes also will be on sale for $35 and senior citizen passes for $40.

Edison football tickets on sale

RICHMOND — Season tickets for the Edison varsity football team will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the athletic office.

Tickets also will be on sale on Monday and Aug. 20. Seats are $40 each.

Williams Golf Classic upcoming

WEIRTON — The 21st-annual Ron “Fritz” Williams Memorial Golf Classic will be held Aug. 24 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. The four-man scramble format will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fritz Williams Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Weir High, WVU and professional basketball star.

Entries are $60 per player or $240 per team and can be made by contacting event chairman, William “Ox” Currenton at (304) 479-6875. Women’s teams are welcome. For individual golfers or late placement call (740-457-2981).

There is a $500 prize for the first-place team, $300 for second place and a third-place prize plus other specialty prizes will be awarded. Entries can be made by calling Currenton or by mail in care of the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 72, Weirton WV 26062.

Currenton and his committee also are accepting hole sponsorships and donations. Others on the committee are Erik Brown, Nick Dragisich, Brandon Williams, Wendy Williams, Keith Bloom, Ken “Peaches” Miller and Dave Shuler.

MLB starting on March 26 in 2020

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins.

Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, opens March 31. This is the first new ballpark since the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park opened in 2017. Globe Life will be the seventh big league stadium with a retractable roof after those in Toronto, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee and Miami. Tampa Bay has a fixed roof.

The commissioner’s office also said Monday all 30 teams could play on opening day for the first time since 1968. A full slate was scheduled in 2018 but two games were postponed. The 2020 regular season is to end Sept. 27, putting the World Series on track for Oct. 20-28.

The Angels host the Dodgers on July 10-11 heading into the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 14 — giving both teams a rare Sunday day off on July 12.

Previously announced, the Cubs and Cardinals will play two games in London in June. The Yankees and White Sox will play Aug. 13 at a ballpark next to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. A Little League Classic between the Red Sox and Orioles is set for Aug. 23 Field in Williamsport, Pa.

The American League opening-day games are: New York Yankees at Baltimore, Kansas City at the Chicago White Sox, Detroit at Cleveland, the Los Angeles Angels at Houston, Minnesota at Oakland, Texas at Seattle, Boston at Toronto.

In the National League, it’s: Atlanta at Arizona, St. Louis at Cincinnati, San Francisco at the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia at Miami, the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, Washington at the New York Mets and Colorado at San Diego, The one interleague matchup has Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay.

ESPN’s Rodriguez gets robbed

SAN FRANCISCO — A rental vehicle being used by ESPN baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez was broken into Sunday night, and Rodriguez said several items of a personal and sentimental nature were stolen.

The break-in happened while Rodriguez and other members of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” crew were having dinner at a restaurant near Oracle Park after a game Rodriguez called between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

Rodriguez said in a statement Monday he was encouraged that police had security-camera video of the crime.

ESPN said it was working with local authorities. The items were stolen from an SUV that ESPN had rented for Rodriguez and the production crew.

From staff and wire reports

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