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2016 Seventh Annual Shriners Hospital

for Children Golf Tournament held

Eighteen golf teams participated in the Seventh Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Tournament held at the Nicholas Memorial Golf Course on Saturday, June 11, and sponsored by the Nicholas Shrine Club. The tournament generated over $12,000 with all the proceeds going to the Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky., Shriners hospitals.

Mike Smith, left, captain of first place team White Auto Sales, and Golf Tournament Committee Chairman Lawrence Tully, right.

The tournament was an 18-hole scramble format. Immediately following the tournament, the participants, volunteers and Shriners enjoyed a steak and shrimp dinner.

The Nicholas Shrine Club was honored to have all of the golf teams who participated in this event to raise money for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Ten of the teams have played in every tournament. The Nicholas Shrine Club expresses sincere appreciation to all of these golfers, sponsors and donors for taking time out of their busy schedules to help the Shriners in their never-ending commitment to children.

A very special guest was Potentate Delbert Roush of Beni Kedem Temple, along with members of the Divan, Brent Walker, Roger Pritt and Nicholas County’s own Jason Hinkle.

They spoke briefly on the vital care that Shriners Children’s Hospitals provide to over 800 children throughout West Virginia.

Special thanks to Jan Sigler, Carolyn Groves, Heather Tully, Lauren Jarroll, Amy Hinkle, Terry Kiser, Kathy Case, Marilyn Kelly, Miyo Taka and Cindy Shelton, who all helped the Shrine Club put on the event.

The first place prize of golf for four at Glade Springs was awarded to Team White Auto Sales, which won the tournament with a 16-under par score of 54. Team members were Mike Smith, Ed McCormick, Brian Sears and Bill Starcher.

Taking the second-place prize of golf for four at Stonewall Jackson Resort was Team Northside Chevrolet with a score of 56. Team members were Larry Moyer, Harold Davis, Butch Fox and Tom McGirl.

Winning third place by a scorecard playoff was Team Shafer Insurance, which won golf for four at Canaan Valley.

Team Adkins won fourth place after a scorecard playoff. They received golf for four at Pipestem Resort.

Finishing fifth and receiving golf for four at Black Knight Country Club was Team American Legion.

The sixth-place winner, Team Air Evac, won golf for four at Cherry Hill Country Club.




Richwood High School football to

have parent/player meeting

The Richwood High School football coaches will host a parent/player meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Paul Nettles Field House at Dean Memorial Field in Richwood. Paperwork will be completed and helmets issued. Parents will need to bring players’ sports physical paperwork and a copy of insurance cards/info.

Practice will begin Monday, August 1, 2016, at 7 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact coach Chad Hall.




NCHS Cross Country Practice to begin Aug. 1

For any student that is enrolled at Nicholas County High School in grades 9-12 and is interested in running cross country this season, practice will begin Monday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. at the Salmon Run Recreation Area of Summersville Lake.

It is a requirement that each person have a completed physical examination and proof of insurance before being permitted to practice.  This must be provided at the start of practice.




Summersville Middle School Cheerleading meeting

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. for all Summersville Middle School students interested in trying out for cheerleading for the upcoming school year. The meeting will be held at the Nicholas County Board of Education office. 

Students must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in SMS by Aug. 1
- Have a sports physical examination completed after June 1, 2016. 
- Have a 2.0 grade point average.

Please bring the completed sports physical examination and a copy of your health insurance to the informational meeting.

A clinic and tryouts will be held at the Old Main gym on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8 and 9, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 




NCHS Cheerleading Meeting July 26

Any Nicholas County High School student that is interested in trying out for cheerleading for the 2016-17 school year should attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at the high school.

To be eligible to try out, you need to be a registered student at NCHS, have a 2.0 grade point average, have a completed sports physical examination dated after June 1, 2016, and proof of insurance. Please bring your sports physical and your proof of insurance with you to the meeting, if possible.

Parents are encouraged to attend.

Tryouts will begin on Monday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please bring your information and wear shorts, t-shirt and clean tennis shoes.

For more information, call Wendy Roberts at 304-619-5411 or Connie Rader at 304-619-6479.