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By Staff | Sep 12, 2012

A West Virginia Hunter Education Course will be held on Sept. 29-30, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Pre-registration is required. The class will take place in the Mollohan Center on the Wetzel County 4-H camp grounds. 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 is open to the public. To register, please call 304-815-2877. Or send an email to wetzelcountyhe@suddenlink.com .


The New Martinsville Jr. Baseball and Softball Association will be holding nominations and election of officers at 8 p.m., Sept. 18, at the New Martinsville City Building.

Any parent of a child who participates in the league is encouraged to attend, vote, or run for an office. For more information contact Ron Nice at 304-455-5078.


Parkersburg South High School is hosting the eighth annual Fall Fun Basketball League on Sunday afternoons in September and October.

The league is open to players entering the ninth through 12th grades.

Registration is being accepted for school teams, travel teams, and individual players to be placed on house teams. League dates are Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Teams may double-up games to reduce travel. Cost is $225 for teams and $45 for individuals. For more information, contact Bill Camp at 304-483-8922 or by email at hokiefromwv@yahoo.com.

Last year’s league included 13 girls’ teams and 23 boys’ teams. The league is sponsored by the Wood County Recreation Commission.


The New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a youth soccer league open to boys and girls ages five to 10. The season begins Sept. 16 and continues each Sunday through Oct. 21.

The time for the five to seven year olds is 2-3 p.m. and the time for the eight to 10 year olds is 2:30-3:30 p.m.

During the first half hour there will be practice and the second half hour there will be a game each week. Children must be five years old before Dec. 31, 2012, to participate.

Applications are available at the NM City Building. The cost is $30 per child or $40 per family.

Volunteer coaches are needed for this league. If anyone is interested or for more information, contact the NM Parks and Recreation Office at 304-455-9130.


The USSSA men’s 35/over state softball tournament has been rescheduled for Sept. 15 in Parkersburg. The entry deadline is Sept 13. For further information, contact Aaron Gibbs 304-615-9639 or Carl Pate 304-375-4774.


If you have a trophy fish caught in West Virginia waters, it’s wanted for the trophy fish display at West Virginia’s National Hunting and Fishing Days, Sept. 22-23, at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County.

“There are some real monster fish swimming in Mountain State waters, and each year the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources showcase legally caught trophy fish at the National Hunting and Fishing Days event,” said display organizer James Walker, WVDNR fisheries biologist.

“This will be the fifth year that a West Virginia trophy fish display of mounted specimens has been exhibited in conjunction with West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, and every year the display has been a tremendous attraction.”

Interested anglers who have qualifying fish mounts should contact James Walker at 304-924-6211 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email James.A.Walker@wv.gov for additional information. Registration forms also can be found on the WVDNR website at www.wvdnr.gov. Look under “Special Opportunities, National Hunting and Fishing Days.”

Participation will be limited to 25 qualifying trophy entries to be determined by the selection committee. No more than five individuals of any species will be accepted. As an incentive for participation, each angler who displays his or her trophy fish mount at the two-day event will be eligible to win one of four $200 gift certificates. Prizes will be picked randomly.


The varsity football game between Magnolia and River High schools will be played at Magnolia’s Alumni Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

This change in location and time is because of construction at River High School.

Magnolia will be the home team and River will be the visiting team in the contest and spectators may sit on their respective sides of the field.