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July 30, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Big Red to hold golf tryouts

STEUBENVILLE - Students interested in trying out for the Steubenville Big Red golf team must report to Blackmoor Golf Course at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Candidates need to make sure they have an updated physical and insurance before they are permitted to participate. Candidates should bring their clubs, shoes, etc., and be prepared to practice. Proper attire required.

For information, contact coach Joe Biasi at (740) 266-2440.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND - Football season tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 9. Monday and Aug. 6 will be seat renewals and Aug. 7-9 will be new seat purchases.

Senior citizen passes will be available. In-district passes are $40 and out-of-district passes are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313, ext. 101.

The fall sports parent meeting for junior high and high school will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

Bleacher work continues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any help is needed and appreciated. The athletic boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the cafeteria throughout the season.

Coleman to hold camp

WEIRTON - Basketball coach Mel Coleman will hold a centers and forwards fundamentals techniques clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6-8 at the Bush Center at Mercy Baptist Church. The cost is $40. Checks are not accepted.

Fundamentals will include footwork, ball handling, defense, rebounding and shooting.

Collaros to make first start

TORONTO - Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich confirmed Sunday that 24-year-old Zach Collaros will start in place of injured quarterback Ricky Ray when they face the BC Lions tonight.

The announcement ends nine of days of speculation regarding whether or not Ray would be able to play after suffering a lower-body injury in a winning effort over the Blue Bombers in Week 4.

"I've been taking the reps all week so I was kind of expecting it," Collaros, a Steubenville Big Red and University of Cincinnati graduate, explained Sunday. "I'm just ready to go and I'm excited - it is my first start in a while."

Collaros, who spent most of last season on the injured list and sat No. 4 on the depth chart behind Ray, Jarious Jackson and Trevor Harris, said getting the chance to start is entirely different than coming on in relief, which he has done this year.

"It's very special. It is a lot different than coming in in the fourth quarter ... it is a completely different thought process and preparation before the game, so I'm just anxious and ready to go."

Ray will get time to heal with the Argonauts entering a bye after tonight. In the meantime, he has been putting in time with Collaros as he attempts to get his backup prepared.

"Pre-snap (reads), where guys are aligned and how I can use that to my advantage to help me see what the coverage is going to be," Collaros said about what he is learning from Ray.

Collaros and fellow backup Trevor Harris saw action in relief, with Collaros completing just one pass for five yards, while Harris threw for 66 yards, connecting on three of his five attempts.

In a Week 3 loss to the Roughriders, Collaros was solid in late-game action, throwing for 107 yards on six completions, while running for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Tonight's tilt will mark the first start in Collaros' two-year career.

From staff and wire reports

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