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February 29, 2012
Wetzel Chronicle

Basketball Tournament

North American Youth Sports has announced its annual spring youth basketball tournament at Morgantown High School and University High School on April 27-29.

This tournament will feature ten different brackets. They include 5-6 grade boys; 5-6 grade girls; 7th grade boys; 7th grade girls; 8th grade boys; 9-10 grade girls; 9-10 grade boys; 9-10 grade girls; 11-12 grade boys; and 11-12 grade girls. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled.

The entry fee for this tournament is $110 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. There will be awards presented in each bracket. The entry deadline is April 6, 2012.

For more information or an entry form, contact tournament director Nate Smith at 304-225-6727; call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-352-5915; or go to the NAYS website at

NWTF Hold March Banquet

The Middle Island Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their 14th Annual Hunting Heritage Superfund Banquet on March 10 at the Momentive Performance Materials-Park Training Facility at Bens Run.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., with a social hour, live and silent auction, games, raffles and more, all to raise funds for wild turkey conservation and the hunting heritage.

Space for the Superfund Banquet is limited and reservations are a must. Call 304-758-4374 today.

WV Hunter Education Course Offered

A West Virginia Hunter Education Course will be held at the Mollohan Center, Wetzel County 4-H Campgrounds, March 3-4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch will be served on Saturday. Participants must pre-register and each student must bring proof of identification.

Included in the training will be basic gun safety, information about the different types of firearms and ammunition, archery, wildlife management, shooting, personal safety and survival, game care, and hunter responsibility.

This course has is open to the public. To register, call 304-455-4433. Or send an email to .

Mother Son Bowling

Mothers and sons, aged four and up, are invited to join the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department for some EXTREME Glow Bowling, Saturday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Bruce Bowling Lanes.

Bruce Bowling Lanes will provide music and bowling with their Extreme Glow black lights, fog, and spotlight effects.

The fee will be $17 per couple and $5 for each additional son. The fee includes two games of bowling with shoe rental, pizza and refreshments!

Space is limited, so register early. The registration fee will increase to $27 per couple and $10 per additional son after Friday, March 16th.

To register, contact the NM Parks Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All registrations must be made and paid for by March 21. For questions or to sign up, call the 304-455-9130.

Competitive Spring

Soccer Sign Ups

The New Martinsville Soccer Club is holding its Spring Competitive Soccer sign ups. The teams that could be offered, pending participant sign-ups and availability of coaches are: Under 10 Co-Ed; Under 12 Co-Ed; and Under 15 Co-Ed.

The number of players on teams is limited. The cost to register is $30 and an additional jersey fee is needed if a players is new.

For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 455-9130. Applications are available at the New Martinsville Municipal Building.

Basketball Benefit

Tournament Detailed

There will be a benefit youth basketball tournament for the Cross family in Paden City who lost everything in a house fire recently. The tournament will be for fifth grade boys and held at the Paden City old middle school gym on March 3-4.

Entry fee will be $65 with a guarantee of four games played. First and second places will be awarded. Contact Jay Slider at 304-337-8510 for more information.



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