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New Martinsville Buck$ To Play Rockets In Charity Game

By Staff | Jan 19, 2011

The New Martinsville Buck$ will be hosting some very special guests at 7 p.m. on March 25 at Magnolia High School Gymnasium. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers, will face the New Martinsville Buck$ in a game benefiting the Wetzel County Relay For Life. The Rockets combine incredible showtime basketball skills and family-friendly comedy fun.

Having played over 2,600 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy. Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets .

Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of Clarence “Mugsy” Leggett, who played at St. Augustines College and who is a former Harlem Globetrotter. Mugsy is one of the world’s most extraordinary dribblers. Come watch the wizardry of Jay Bryant and be left awestruck by the high-flying dunks of Greg “The Finisher” Wells and Devon “Mr. Biz” Thompson, who was featured in ESPN’s City Slam Dunk Contest.

And, since this is comedy basketball, the Rockets will feature showman James “Speedy” Williams, who combines with referee and team announcer Jermaine “M-Train” Morales and Ben “Rock-N-Roll” Werblow for plenty of laughs.

The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience into the show, especially children, and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the Wetzel County Relay For Life, the New Martinsville Buck$ have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets.

Members of the New Martinsville Buck$ include: Steve “Big Country” Kastigar, Robert “Sweet Tea” Henry, Miranda “Hammer Time” Billiter, Steve “Crazy Legs” Pallisco, Don “C-Time” Larsen, Bryan “The Susan Street Slasher” Hostetler, Butch “The Commissioner” Lantz, Anthony “A-Train” Wells, Ronnie “Skywalker” Henry, Dave “The Truth” Byers, Jeremy “The Big Chill” Byers, Tom “The Terminator” Tharp, Scott “Too Hot” Dalrymple, Tim “The Hulk” Cecil, and Head Coach Ricky “The Stain” Estep.

In addition to the game, the players visit schools during the day to deliver to the students a positive message about education, goal-setting and avoiding the hazards of drugs and alcohol. Of course, no school visit is without its share of comedy and basketball.

Tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are $6 in advance and $8 at the door, available at Witschey’s, Radio Shack, and from any New Martinsville Police Officer or any Wetzel County Relay For Life committeemembers. Other sponsors for this event include Power Country 104 radio.

Any person or business that would like to buy tickets and donate them to children, contact Wetzel Chronicle Sport Editor Bruce Crawford at 304-455-3300 or 304-771-1278.

Let’s pack the Magnolia HammerDome!