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Waters leads Nicholas County connections

at BNI golf tournament

By Pat Hanna
The Nicholas Chronicle

Three golfers with Nicholas County connections made the 17-man championship flight in the 34th annual BNI Memorial Tournament that concluded on Monday, July 14, on the Cobb Course at Glade Springs.

Brandon Waters of Summersville tied for third in the 54-hole event with a three-day total of 220, six shots behind winner Davey Jude.

Former Summersville resident Alan Wharton, who now lives in Columbus, Ohio, finished seventh with a score of 223. Wharton won the tournament in 2008.

Tim Fitzwater of Summersville tied for 12th with a total of 226.

Meanwhile, Nicholas County High School girls basketball coach and assistant football coach Tom McGirl and Tony Giles of Craigsville tied for fifth place in the first flight with scores of 231. The 152-man field was flighted after the first two rounds that were played at Grandview and Brier Patch.

Larry Powers of Craigsville placed eighth in the first flight with a 235.

Former Nicholas County High School golfer Mike Smith and former Summersville resident Robert Wharton, who now lives in Columbus, tied for sixth in the third flight at 251, while another county golfer, Butch Fox, placed 10th with a 254.





Local Softball Camp held

A total of 18 girls attended the local softball camp held at the Nicholas County High School softball field June 25-27.

Younger girls attended in the morning and those over age 12 went in the afternoon.

The camp was conducted by the Nicholas County High School Lady Grizzly softball coaches. It included drills for pitching, catching, hitting, infield, outfield, base running and more.




26 attend Volleyball Camp

Twenty-six local girls turned out for the volleyball camp held June 23-25 at Nicholas County High School and Summersville Middle School.

The morning session was for girls ages 14-18 and the afternoon session was for younger girls.

The camp emphasized the fundamentals of volleyball including including hitting, serving, passing, digging and defense.

Latonia Allen, head volleyball coach at Division II Emmanuel College in Georgia, conducted the camp along with Tennessee Temple University head volleyball coach Liva Brivule.




NCHS Golf Team tryouts Aug. 4

The Nicholas County High School Grizzly golf team tryouts and practice will begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Nicholas Memorial Golf Course.

A physical examination and proof of insurance is required.

For more information, call NCHS Head Golf Coach Joe Dooley at 304-872-1054.




RHS golf informational meeting set for July 30

All Richwood High School students, including incoming freshmen, who plan to play golf for the Lumberjacks in 2014 are asked to attend an informational meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Cherry Hill Country Club.

All prospective team members need to bring completed proof of insurance and physical examination forms to the meeting. Forms can be picked up at the high school.

The first day of practice is Aug. 4. The season begins Aug. 5 at the Lewisburg Elks High School Challenge.

For more information, call RHS golf coach Dave Hicks at 304-651-8155.