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Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Fall basketball league at Big Red

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville High School is hosting a girls fall Sunday basketball league from Sept. 14 through Oct. 19.

It is open to middle schoolers (grades 5-8) and high schoolers. Only two players from the same OHSAA school will be allowed to play on the same fall league team.

Teams may change on a weekly basis, with each girl playing in two games every Sunday.

The cost if $60 per player, which includes t-shirt and officiated games. Make checks payable to SHS Athletics.

For information, contact Mark Masloski at (740) 275-1611 or masloski@comcast.net.

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Indian Creek paces at Red Oaks

BLOOMINGDALE – Justin Dailey shot a 39 to lead the Indian Creek golf team in a match against Buckeye Local at Red Oaks Golf Course.

Aaron Foldi and Tanner Thermes each shot a 44, while Chris Riffee had a 47. The Redskins finished with a 174 team score.

For Buckeye Local, Daniel Duill and Jake Savage each had a 52. Austin Anderson shot a 56.

Buzzacco sinks hole-in-one

CHESTER – Neil Buzzacco hit a hole-in-one on the 150-yard, No. 5 hole at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Buzzacco used a 7-iron.

Witnesses were Dom Pauline and Ray Procik.

Petrovich sinks hole-in-one

CHESTER – Mike Petrovich hit a hole-in-one on the 140-yard, No. 8 hole at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.

Witnesses were Doc Clark, Bobby?Wade and Chuck Lehman.

Class B team seeks players

BOARDMAN – The Creekside Fitness 18-U baseball team, which competes in the Struthers Cene Park Class B League, will conduct tryouts on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. The tryouts will be held at Boardman High School.

For more information, contact Terry Landis at (330) 719-2599.

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Big Red opener set for new time

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville High School football game vs. Cleveland JFK will kick off will be at 6 p.m. at Harding Stadium on Thursday.

The gates will open at 4:30.

SHS ticket office makes changes

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville High School ticket office has new hours.

* Today and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

* Friday: closed

Hours starting on Sept. 2 and throughout the football season:

* Mondays: closed

* Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Fridays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The ticket office is located at Third Street in the Multi Purpose Facility. Big Red apparel will be on sale starting Tuesday during ticket office hours.

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Madonna wins tri-match

WEIRTON – Howie Peterson shot a 38 to lead the Madonna golf team to a tri-match victory over St. Marys and Toronto at Williams Country Club. The Blue Dons tallied a team score of 160.

Hunter Payne shot a 39, Nick Higgins shot a 41 and Matthew Lyons shot a 42.

Toronto finished in third place with 212. Will Newbold led the Red Knights with a 51. Sante Carducci shot a 52, Ben Hlivko shot a 54 and Drake Berry shot a 55.

St. Marys had a collective 168 and Drew Wells was the match medalist with a 37.

Creek tops OG, Weir

BLOOMINGDALE – The Indian Creek golf team shot a 184 to beat Weir and Oak Glen at Red Oaks on Thursday.

Aaron Foldi led the Redskins with a 43. Tanner Thermes shot a 44 and Justin Dailey shot a 48, while Chris Riffee and Austin Marcino each had a 49.

Weir placed second with a team score of 210. Austin Paul-Orecchio led the Red Riders with a 46. Noah Wodnicki shot a 51, Michael Tennant shot a 53 and Reis Petrovich shot a 60.

Oak Glen tallied a collective 218. Mike Watkins led the Golden Bears with a 48. Haley Spurlock shot a 52, Trey Reese shot a 53 and Jason Chappel shot a 65.

Brooke scrimmage changed

WELLSBURG – The Brooke football team will hold its annual green/gold scrimmage at 6 p.m. today. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

There will be no admission fee.

The game was originally scheduled to be a scrimmage with Penn Hills.

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Boil order lifted in Weirton

WEIRTON – A boil order for areas around South 11th Street in Weirton has been lifted, according to the Weirton Area Water Board.

The order was in effect for South 11th Street, South 12th Street, School Street, Beech Road, Pikeview Road, Church Street, Cross Street, Clara Street, Hillcrest Road and Lane J.

Ohio State band meeting held

COLUMBUS – Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university’s president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band director.

A university spokesman confirmed President Michael Drake met with interim directors and some of the band’s 33 student squad leaders Thursday.

Spokesman Gary Lewis says Drake and other senior university officials have held a series of such meetings since Jonathan Waters was fired July 24.

Drake and university trustees have said they won’t reconsider the firing, although Waters, his attorney and the powerful band alumni association continue to push for his reinstatement. Waters was fired after a two-month university investigation concluded he knew about but didn’t stop a “sexualized” band culture.

Man killed in industrial accident

CLEVELAND – A fire department official says a 45-year-old man was killed after he was pulled into a machine while working at a northeast Ohio industrial company. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Elbert Woods of Garfield Heights.

Woods was working at Cleveland Track Material in Cleveland when his clothing became stuck in a machine and he was pulled into it. A fire official said that when rescuers arrived, Woods had been freed from the machine by co-workers, but he had died from crushing injuries. Cleveland Track Material manufactures railway track and components.

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Meronoff leads Central golf

CADIZ – At the Cadiz Country Club on Wednesday, Steubenville Catholic Central’s Austin Meronoff shot a 32 and led the Crusaders to a team victory in a tri-match against Harrison Central and River.

Central shot a team score of 155 and Kevin Wells had 39, Nick Ivkovich had 40 and Brandon Svec had 44.

Harrison Central shot a team score of 161, led by Bryce Walrath’s 37. Austin Kowalski had a 39 and Jarett Edwards had a 42, Clint Heavilin and Hunter Sloan each shot 43.

The River team score was 181.

Creek falls to Carrollton

WINTERSVILLE – The Carrollton volleyball team topped Indian Creek in three sets on Wednesday.

Carrollton won, 25-15, 25-22, 25-12.

Bre Berryman led the Redskins (0-1) with 11 kills and one block.

Bethany Davis had nine digs, two blocks, two kills and an ace; Savannah Shanley had 24 assists, eight digs and one kill and Sydney Karas had five kills and four digs.

Dakota Devore added 13 digs.

Toronto sweeps Shadyside

TORONTO – The Toronto volleyball team opened its 2014 season with a home victory sweep vs Shadyside. The Red Knights won sets, 25-10, 25-13 and 25-10.

“I am incredibly proud of the way these ladies started their season,” said Toronto head coach Chelsey Fletcher. “We are a very young team and I could not be any more proud of the way these ladies showed court maturity with such youthful experience.”

The Red Knights face Bellaire St. John today.

Oak Glen tickets for sale

NEW MANCHESTER – Tickets for Oak Glen’s first football game against Edison at Jimmy Carey Stadium will be on sale through Aug. 29.

Tickets can be purchased at the Oak Glen High School main office, Citizen’s Drug Store in Chester and New Cumberland Pharmacy during regular business hours.

All tickets are $10 and are good for the entire day’s events including the kickoff concert by Spinning Jenny beginning at 3 p.m., the Oak Glen-Edison game at 4 p.m., the Junior Bears-Little Steelers scrimmage and the Steubenville Central-Weir High game at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Oak Glen alumni needed

NEW MANCHESTER – Players are needed for the annual Oak Glen Alumni Football Game schedule for Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Oak Glen Sports Complex.

Any former player, coach, trainer or manager is invited to register.

Contact Steve Kourpas at (304) 387-2628 or Dave Foltz at (304) 387-1661 for information.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will begin meeting at the Harding Stadium Field House on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. starting Tuesday.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Nagy sinks hole-in-one

NEW CUMBERLAND – Alec Nagy hit a hole-in-one on Aug. 16 in the Fritz Williams tour at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.

Nagy hit in on the No. 17 hole, using an L-wedge.

Witnesses were Rick Mikula, Dave Minda and Mike Hawthrone.

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Bobcats edge Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE – Cambridge’s Hannah Miller found a loose ball and the back of the net in the 46th minute to score the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over the Steubenville girls soccer team Tuesday at Harding Stadium.

“We out-shot them 15 to three in the second half, we moved the ball very well, found the open lanes, and created the right opportunities, however, for some odd reason, we just couldn’t find the back of the net tonight,” said Big Red (1-1) head coach Jared Robinson.

Karlee Burns recorded 18 saves for the Bobcats, while Gillian Haught had six for Steubenville.

“Cambridge is a tough program and they play very strong. They have a very talented goalkeeper who made some tremendous saves,” said Robinson, whose team hosts Magnolia at 1 p.m. Saturday “Looking back at tonight, I know our girls are feeling this loss, but there are a lot of positives to take away from it. We moved the ball very well, played aggressive, and continued to grow together as a team.

“Soccer is a tough sport; you can play the game to the best but it all it takes is one bad play and you can wind up on the wrong side of the final. We have a resilient bunch this year and we know this will just push us harder at practice to get better.”

Huskies win tri-match

WEIRTON – Harrison Central’s Austin Kowalski took medalist honors Tuesday at Williams Country Club with his 43 as the Huskies shot 178 to defeat Weir High (220) and Oak Glen (221).

Trey Reese shot 44 to lead the Golden Bears and Austin Paul-Orecchio a 45 to pace the Red Riders.

For the Huskies, Evan Ossman shot 44, Bryce Walrath 45 and Clin Heavilin 46.

Huskies play to a draw

RIDGEWOOD – The Harrison Central girls soccer team played to a 1-1 tie Monday against host Ridgewood. Alexis Yoho scored the Huskies’ goal at the 29-minute mark in the first half. Ridgewood tied it up in the early stages of the second half. Hannah Warrington had six saves for the Huskies.

Irish defeat Beavers

CALCUTTA – Youngstown Ursuline recorded a 17-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-22, 15-12 come-from-behind victory over host Beaver Local on Tuesday. Tannar Dolhun had nine kills, 13 digs and 10 points for the Beavers. Camryn Jarrett totaled 17 kills, seven digs and nine points. Ashlyn Milhoan added six kills, five assists, nine points and eight digs. Lynsey Reckner totaled four kills, 12 assists, nine points and 10 digs. Ashton Roberts had 10 digs and four points.

Big Red preview today

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville Big Red’s preview football game with Struthers will be held at 6 p.m. today at Harding Stadium. The junior high game starts at 5 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. There will be no sign-in sheet for parents or employees.

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Big Red preview moved

STEUBENVILLE?- Steubenville Big Red’s preview football game with Struthers will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harding Stadium.

The junior high game starts at 5 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. There will be no sign-in sheet for parents or employees.

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Crusaders down Bobcats

CAMBRIDGE – The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team opened its season with a 25-23, 27-25, 25-18 victory at Cambridge Saturday afternoon.

Suzy Thibault led the way with a team-high 22 points. Megan Lloyd added 17 points and 22 sets, Ashlynne Daley five points and Fran Capaldi 12 points and 11 sets.

The Crusaders welcome Buckeye Local at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Central selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Catholic Central football season tickets will be on sale from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the cafeteria.

Panthers selling tickets

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local will sell football season tickets and all-sport passes from 10 a.m. to noon at the high school athletic office and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the football stadium in Yorkville on Friday. The Panthers will scrimmage Linsly at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Prices are as follows: football season tickets $35; all-sport passes (good for grades 7-12): adult $100, student $50 and senior $40.

Pre-sale varsity football tickets will be sold on Fridays during lunch times at the high school from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Home pre-sale tickets are adults $5 and students $4. All tickets at the gates are $6.

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek athletic department is selling football program ads, football season tickets for $25 and student activity passes for $35.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the high school athletic department The last day to purchase season tickets is Friday.

For information, call (740) 264-1008.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal. All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

Central to hold meet the team

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Catholic Central fall sports meet the team takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school pavilion.

Crimson Center hosts girls fall ball

STEUBENVILLE – The 2014 Steubenville Girls Fall Basketball League will take place on Sundays in the fall, beginning Sept. 14. The league will last until Oct. 19.

Girls will be split into two divisions – middle school and high school. Only two players from the same school will be allowed on the same team.

The cost is $60 per player, which includes T-shirt and officiated games. Make checks payable to SHS Athletics.

For information, contact Mark Masloski at (740) 275-1611 or masloski@comcast.net

Softball Academy team opening

STEUBENVILLE – The Division I Softball Academy on Sunset Blvd. is starting a 12U team.

Tryouts will be held for a fall ball season that will be played in Wheeling on Sundays starting in late August through early October. For application details, call Bob Rosnick at (740) 264-3333. Leave name and number.

The team is open to girls from all schools.

Crusaders top Monarchs

STEUBENVILLE – Nick Ivkovich and Kevin Wells shared medalist honors with 38s on Friday as the Catholic Central golf team defeated John Marshall, 165-200, Friday at Steubenville Country Club.

Austin Meronoff shot 41 and Matt Fischer 48 for the Crusaders.

Nick Snyder and Colton Patrello had 47s for the Monarchs, while Austin Blake and Kaylee Pettit each shot 53.

Seeking band members

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local School District Alumni Band will march with the Panthers’ band at the football game on Sept. 12. All band alumni (including all consolidated schools) are invited to participate.

If interested in participating in the band, majorette, flag corp or dance line, contact Shari Gaul at (740) 310-7161 or Connie Emery at (740) 733-7972 on or before Aug. 26.

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Huskies win tri-match

CADIZ – Bryce Walrath was medalist with his 41 Thursday at Cadiz Country Club as the Harrison Central golf team shot 173 to beat Buckeye Local (226) and Edison (241).

Evan Ossman and Austin Kowalski each shot 42 and Matt Hawthorne had a 48 for the Huskies.

Dan Duill paced the Panthers with a 54. Austin Anderson shot 55, Jake Savage 57 and Josh Faldowski 60.

Jayce Robinson led the Wildcats with a 50. Austin Horan shot 55, Mason Allese 63 and Brandon Boyuk 73.

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek athletic department is selling football program ads, football season tickets for $25 and student activity passes for $35.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the high school athletic department The last day to purchase season tickets is Aug. 22.

For information, call (740) 264-1008.

Seeking band members

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local School District Alumni Band will march with the Panthers’ band at the football game on Sept. 12. All band alumni (including all consolidated schools) are invited to participate.

If interested in participating in the band, majorette, flag corp or dance line, contact Shari Gaul at (740) 310-7161 or Connie Emery at (740) 733-7972 on or before Aug. 26.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. All are welcome. Memberships, stadium flags, helmet drawings and NFL fundraisers are available at the meeting and at ticket sales.

Red Riders stop Panthers

RAYLAND – Austin Orecchio and Noah Woodwicki each shot 48 Wednesday to be co-medalists at Bec-Wood as Weir High defeated Buckeye Local, 218-231.

Michael Tennant shot 59 and Joe Patterson 62 for the Red Riders.

For the Panthers, Dan Duill shot 52, Austin Anderson 53, Jake Savage 56 and Josh Faldowski 70

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Weir tops Buckeye

RAYLAND – The Weir golf team topped Buckeye Local, 218-231, on Wednesday.

Austin Paul-Orecchio and Noah Wodnicki paced the Red Riders shooting 48 apiece. Reis Petrovich had a 62 and Joe Patterson shot a 63.

For Buckeye, Dan Duill led with a 52, Austin Anderson shot a 53, Jake Savage had a 56 and Josh Faldowski tallied a 70.

Oak Glen places second

LISBON – The Oak Glen golf team placed second in a tri-match on Wednesday at Beaver Meadows.

The Golden Bears shot a collective 197, led by Trey Reese’s 45. Hayley Spurlock shot a 47, while Mike Watkins and Justin Chappell had a 48 and 57, respectively.

Beaver Local shot 160 to win the match and Heartland Christian totaled a 209.

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Dailey shoots low for Creek

WHEELING – Justin Dailey shot a 46 to lead the Indian Creek golf team in Tuesday’s match at the Oglebay Resort Jones Course.

Aaron Foldi posted a 47, while Tanner Thermes and Cody Hopkins had 52 and 59, respectively.

Creek had a team score of 204, St. Marys led with a 160 and John Marshall had 199.

Central to hold Meet The Team

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Catholic Central fall sports Meet the Team takes place at 7 p.m. Aug. 19.

It will be held at the CCHS pavilion.

Crimson Center hosts girls fall ball

STEUBENVILLE – The 2014 Steubenville Girls Fall Basketball League will take place on Sundays in the fall, beginning Sept. 14. The league will last until Oct. 19.

Girls will be split into two divisions – middle school and high school. Only two players from the same school will be allowed on the same team.

The cost is $60 per player, which includes T-shirt and officiated games. Make checks payable to SHS Athletics.

For more information, contact Mark Masloski at (740) 275-1611 or masloski@comcast.net

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WVNCC campuses close for meetings

WHEELING – The Wheeling, Weirton and New Martinsville campuses of West Virginia Northern Community College will be closed today so that internal meetings may be conducted. Classes begin Aug. 25 for the fall 2014 semester at Northern’s three campuses.

Teacher faces charges after plea

MOUNDSVILLE – A Marshall County teacher faces more charges following his guilty plea to misdemeanor battery.

Media outlets report that John Marshall High School social studies teacher David Duane Will Jr. is charged with five misdemeanor counts of possession of child erotica. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Will on Tuesday afternoon after he pleaded guilty to the battery charge.

The new charges stem from the investigation of the battery complaint.

Will was accused of trying to kiss a female student when she went to his classroom on April 9 to take photos for the school’s yearbook. During the investigation, the sheriff’s department confiscated Will’s computer and searched his social media account.

Mine skills teams competing

MORGANTOWN – Teams from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are in Morgantown competing in an event to test their mine rescue and safety skills.

Personnel from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training are judging and assisting with the Post 5 National Mine Rescue Association/West Virginia State Contest.

Twenty teams are competing.

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Sanitary board will meet Thursday

WEIRTON – The city Sanitary Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sanitary Board Conference Room located at 5000 Freedom Way.

Father to stand trial in child’s death

PITTSBURGH – The father of a 12-year-old girl who was killed when his SUV backed over her during her first date has been ordered to stand trial on drunken driving and endangerment charges.

Richard Benton, 54, of Pittsburgh, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday after Allegheny County prosecutors added two counts of endangering the welfare of a child to a previously filed drunken driving charge.

Police contend Benton was drunk when Shamera Harris got out of his SUV on Feb. 23 to pose for photos with a boy after her first date. When Benton also got out, the vehicle drove backward over the girl, dragging her until it hit a tree.

“He’s maintaining he’s innocent of any wrongdoing. It’s a horrible tragedy for the whole family,” defense attorney David Cercone said after the court proceeding.

According to a criminal complaint, Benton refused field sobriety and breath tests after slurring his words and smelling of alcohol at the scene of the crash.

Benton told police he thought the vehicle was in park.

The girl’s mother, Carla Harris – who is Benton’s girlfriend – told police Benton was “messing around with the gear shifter” before getting out of the vehicle.

Harris has said she wasn’t aware Benton was drinking before she went with him to pick up her daughter and the boy at a movie theater.

WVU says enrollment holds steady

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University officials say the number of students on its Morgantown campuses is expected to look similar to last year’s total.

While the school will do its official count in October, this year’s freshman class should be between 4,900 and 5,000 first-time students.

The Dominion Post reports that there were 29,466 students on WVU’s main campus last year.

That was a slight dip from the previous year and included freshman enrollment of 4,913 students.

Officials say the school is still seeing students from its traditional eastern feeder states and there’s also been an increase in students from the Big 12 footprint, mainly from Texas

There’s a slight uptick in students from Pennsylvania and Ohio but the university has seen a drop in students from New Jersey and Maryland.

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Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year.

For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal. All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

Fritz Williams golf tourney coming

WEIRTON – The annual Ron (Fritz) Williams Memorial Golf Classic will be held Saturday at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. The event, which is a four-man scramble format, is held each year to raise funds for the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The $60 entry fee per person includes golf cart, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and prizes. It is open to amateurs only. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Serving on the committee are: William “Ox” Currenton, Ken Miller, William Zimmerman Nick Dragisich, Tina Edwards, Keith Bloom and Dave Shuler. For information or to register, call Currenton at (304) 479-6875.

Brooke season tickets on sale

WELLSBURG – Season tickets for the 2014 varsity football season will be available in the athletic office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The cost of the tickets is $24 per set with seating contracts for six home games. Current season ticket holders must pick up their tickets no later than Aug. 15 in order to retain current seating.

If you do not have a current seating contract, the cost is $75 per seat plus $24 for this season’s tickets. Any ticket packets purchased after Friday will be $5 per game. Unsold reserved seats will be sold on a per game basis for $5 per seat during the week of the games.

Preferred parking passes for current pass holders may be picked up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Monday and Tuesday, new seat holders Wednesday and Thursday and exchanges Friday.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Monday at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Buckeye Local meeting set

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local will hold its mandatory OHSAA preseason sportsmanship-eligibility meeting for fall sports at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the BLHS theater.

The meeting is mandatory for all Buckeye Local fall sport participants in grades seven through 12.

Volleyball officials classes starting

WELLSVILLE – Volleyball officials training classes to obtain OHSAA and WVSSAC certification will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Kenney Marina. Successful completion of the course will allow participants to officiate for the fall season. Classes will consist of bookwork, computer lessons and in-game mechanics.

For information, contact Joe Banovsky at (740) 632-2871 or by e-mail at jjbanovsky@aol.com.

Tennis tournament to be held

CHESTER – The Builders Wholesale Open Tennis Tournament will be held the second and third weeks of August, with the deadline to enter Sunday. All proceeds will be divided equally between the Chester-Newell F.I.S.H. and the Weirton United Way. All participants will receive a T-shirt paid for by Builders Wholesale and it will not be taken out of the entrance fee. There will be 25 divisions.

Finals and semifinals are scheduled at Mountaineer Racetrack, Casino and Gaming Resort and Starvaggi Courts the weekend of Aug. 23.

Entrance fees are $20 for adult singles and $20 per team of adult doubles. Entrance fees for 18-and-under competitors are $15 for singles and $15 per team of doubles.

For information, contact Tommy Ogden at (304) 670-7986 or at bwopen@hotmail.com.

Softball Academy team opening

STEUBENVILLE – The Division I Softball Academy on Sunset Blvd. is starting a 12U team.

Tryouts will be held for a fall ball season that will be played in Wheeling on Sundays starting in late August through early October. For application details, call Bob Rosnick at (740) 264-3333. Leave name and number.

The team is open to girls from all schools.

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Crusaders win tri-match

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville Catholic Central’s Austin Meronoff captured medalist honors with a 3-over 75 Thursday as the Crusaders shot 339 to defeat Steubenville (423) and Edison (472).

Nick Ivkovick fired a 78, Kevin Wells an 89 and Brandon Svec a 97 to round out the Crusaders scoring.

For Big Red, Kasey Peterson shot 88, Isaiah Herring 107, Josh Gault 111 and Isaiah Lee 117.

For the Wildcats, Austin Horan had a 108, Jayce Robinson a 115 and Tristin Haught and Josh DeFrank each had 123.

Season tickets to be picked up

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville High School football season ticket holder may pick up their tickets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 14 and from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Big Red ticket office. New apparel will also be on sale.

The ticket office is closed Aug. 18-19.

The tickets will be sold at the Third Street facility beginning Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. The club will be taking preorders for stadium flags and have memberships available.

Volleyball officials classes held

WELLSVILLE – Volleyball officials training classes to obtain OHSAA and WVSSAC certification will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Kenney Marina. Successful completion of the course will allow participants to officiate for the fall season. Classes will consist of bookwork, computer lessons and in-game mechanics.

For information, contact Joe Banovsky at (740) 632-2871 or by e-mail at jjbanovsky@aol.com.

Tennis tournament to be held

CHESTER – The Builders Wholesale Open Tennis Tournament will be held the second and third weeks of August, with the deadline to enter Sunday. All proceeds will be divided equally between the Chester-Newell F.I.S.H. and the Weirton United Way. All participants will receive a T-shirt paid for by Builders Wholesale and it will not be taken out of the entrance fee. There will be 25 divisions.

Finals and semifinals are scheduled at Mountaineer Racetrack, Casino and Gaming Resort and Starvaggi Courts the weekend of Aug. 23.

Entrance fees are $20 for adult singles and $20 per team of adult doubles. Entrance fees for 18-and-under competitors are $15 for singles and $15 per team of doubles.

For information, contact Tommy Ogden at (304) 670-7986 or at bwopen@hotmail.com.

Buckeye Local meeting set

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local will hold its mandatory OHSAA preseason sportsmanship-eligibility meeting for fall sports at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the BLHS theater.

The meeting is mandatory for all Buckeye Local fall sport participants in grades seven through 12.

5K run to be held in Scio

SCIO – The 30th-annual Scio Fall Festival 5K and kids one-mile fun run will be held on Aug. 13. The kids run starts at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K begins at 7 p.m.

Both races start at the Scio Fire Hall at 318 W. Main St.

Advance registration is $6 for the kids fun run and $12 for the 5K.

For information, call J.T. Thompson at (740) 945-0260.

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Bears defeat Redskins

UNIONPORT – The Indian Creek golf team opened the season with a 195-202 victory over Oak Glen Wednesday at Red Oaks Golf Course.

The Redskins’ Chris Riffee earned medalist honors with a 45.

He was followed by teammates Aaron Foldi (48), Tanner Thermes (50) and Justin Dailey (52).

Mike Watkins and Trey Reese paced the Golden Bears with 48s. Haley Spurlock added a 52 and Jason Chappell a 54.

Colts win opener

CAMBRIDGE – The Meadowbrook golf team shot 333 to beat River View (371), Cambridge (381), Philo (404) and Steubenville (459) Wednesday at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course in the opener for all teams.

The Colts’ Damon Moore shot 79 to be the medalist.

Kasey Peterson paced Big Red with an 88. Josh Gault shot 120, Isaiah Lee-Granatir 122 and Deshaun Smith 129.

Season tickets to be picked up

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville High School football season ticket holder may pick up their tickets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 14 and from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Big Red ticket office. New apparel will also be on sale.

Tickets will go on sale for the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at the high school.

The tickets will be sold at the Third Street facility beginning Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

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Buckeye Local meeting set

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local will hold its mandatory OHSAA preseason sportsmanship-eligibility meeting for fall sports at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the BLHS theater.

The meeting is mandatory for all Buckeye Local fall sport participants in grades seven through 12.

5K run to be held in Scio

SCIO – The 30th-annual Scio Fall Festival 5K and kids one-mile fun run will be held on Aug. 13. The kids run starts at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K begins at 7 p.m.

Both races start at the Scio Fire Hall at 318 W. Main St.

Advance registration is $6 for the kids fun run and $12 for the 5K.

For information, call J.T. Thompson at (740) 945-0260.

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Volleyball officials classes to be held

WELLSVILLE – Volleyball officials training classes to obtain OHSAA and WVSSAC certification will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Kenney Marina. Successful completion of the course will allow participants to officiate for the fall season. Classes will consist of bookwork, computer lessons and in-game mechanics.

For information, contact Joe Banovsky at (740) 632-2871 or by e-mail at jjbanovsky@aol.com.

Tennis tournament to be held

CHESTER – The Builders Wholesale Open Tennis Tournament will be held the second and third weeks of August, with the deadline to enter Sunday. All proceeds will be divided equally between the Chester-Newell F.I.S.H. and the Weirton United Way. All participants will receive a T-shirt paid for by Builders Wholesale and it will not be taken out of the entrance fee. There will be 25 divisions.

Finals and semifinals are scheduled at Mountaineer Racetrack, Casino and Gaming Resort and Starvaggi Courts the weekend of Aug. 23.

Entrance fees are $20 for adult singles and $20 per team of adult doubles. Entrance fees for 18-and-under competitors are $15 for singles and $15 per team of doubles.

For information, contact Tommy Ogden at (304) 670-7986 or at bwopen@hotmail.com.

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Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year.

For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal.

All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND – Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Football ads are due by Friday. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101. For sponsorship information, contact Stagani or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

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RESIDENCY: Dr. Elizabeth Anne Davis has completed her three-year medical surgical residency in foot and ankle surgery at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hollywood, Fla. She has accepted a position to practice at the Ankle and Foot Center of Tampa Bay. She will practice podiatric medicine in the St. Petersburg and New Port Ritchie offices.

Davis is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She also graduated from Bethany College and Catholic Central High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Lynne Davis of Wintersville.

NEW DENTIST: Dr. Kody Tuttle has joined the Family Medical Care Community Health Center’s Oral Health Center, C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. has announced.

Tuttle received his doctorate in dental surgery from West Virginia University. He is a member of the Wheeling Area Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and laser certified as recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Tuttle practices out of the 3136 West St., Weirton, location during regular office hours, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are now available.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call (304) 748-2828, or visit www.changeinc.org.

WORKSHOP PLANNED: C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., a private nonprofit community action agency serving the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, will be conducting a homebuyer education class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton.

Registration is mandatory. Completed application forms and credit report feeds must be submitted seven days prior to the class. Credit report fees are $15.06 for a single report and $22.12 for a joint report.

If you are interested in taking this class, or have questions, contact Joy Reese at (304) 797-7733, or visit www.changeinc.org.

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Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year.

For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal.

All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND – Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Football ads are due by Friday. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101. For sponsorship information, contact Stagani or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

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Brooke season tickets on sale

WELLSBURG – Season tickets for the 2014 varsity football season will be available in the athletic office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15.

The cost of the tickets is $24 per set with seating contracts for six home games. Current season ticket holders must pick up their tickets no later than Aug. 15 in order to retain current seating.

If you do not have a current seating contract, the cost is $75 per seat plus $24 for this season’s tickets. Any ticket packets purchased after Aug/ 15 will be $5 per game. Unsold reserved seats will be sold on a per game basis for $5 per seat during the week of the games.

Preferred parking passes for current pass holders may be picked up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 11, Aug. 13 or Aug. 15.

Brooke athletic pass available

WELLSBURG – Family seasonal fall sport athletic passes are available in the Brooke High School athletic office. The pass is $50 and admits an individual family (two adults and children middle school age and younger in the same household) to all regular season home athletic events during the fall sports season except varsity football & WVSSAC or OVAC tournament games.

Brooke High Student Athletic Passes are also available at a cost of $30 and admits the student to all home regular season athletic events for the upcoming school year.

Softball Academy team opening

STEUBENVILLE – The Division I Softball Academy on Sunset Blvd. is starting a 12U team.

Tryouts will be held for a fall ball season that will be played in Wheeling on Sundays starting in late August through early October. For application details, call Bob Rosnick at (740) 264-3333. Leave name and number.

The team is open to girls from all schools.

Fritz Williams golf tournament slated

WEIRTON – The annual Ron (Fritz) Williams Memorial Golf Classic will be held Aug. 16 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course.

The event, which is a four-man scramble format, is held each year to raise funds for the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The $60 entry fee per person includes golf cart, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and prizes. It is open to amateurs only.

There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Serving on the committee are: William “Ox” Currenton, Ken Miller, William Zimmerman Nick Dragisich, Tina Edwards, Keith Bloom and Dave Shuler. For information or to register, call Currenton at (304) 479-6875.

Brilliant girls softball plays today

BRILLIANT – All former players and coaches for the Brilliant girls softball program will be playing in the inaugural reunion today at 11 a.m. at the Danny Duda Memorial Field in the Rich Lewis Memorial Park in Brilliant.

Former Tigers, Reds, Pirates & Cubs, along with former coaching staff, will be in attendance and participating.

Admission is free.

This game will be held in conjunction with the Annual Buckeye North Class Reunion; which will be held immediately following the games at the Brilliant Memorial Park.

Steelworkers golf outing to be held

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Retirees and current 1190/4195 members are invited to take part in a golf outing at Spring Hills on Friday.

The three-man scramble with six people to a tee is $29 per person and $25 for fully retired seniors. Players are responsible for their golf fees.

Please call Charlie Corder at (740) 543-3270 for tee times. Reservations are a must.

There will be food, beverages and prizes for all golfers and non-golfers.

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Weir High cross country to start

WEIRTON – Any girl or boy in grades 9-12 interested in running cross country for Weir High this fall should report to the high school track at 8 a.m. Monday. Practice will last until 10 a.m. All candidates should wear appropriate running attire and have their completed physical form with them.

For information, contact coach Jeff Lewis at (304) 771-2972.

Big Red to hold golf tryouts

STEUBENVILLE – Any student interested in trying out for the Steubenville Big Red golf team should report to Blackmoor Golf Course at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Candidates need to make sure they have an updated physical and insurance before they will be 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.

Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year. For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal.

All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

Panthers to start volleyball

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local junior high volleyball practice will begin on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the junior high gym. All players must have a physical and drug testing completed before being allowed to participate.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested. Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants. Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk. Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Central scramble on Saturday

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The annual Catholic Central Athletic Boosters golf scramble fundraiser will be an 8 a.m. shotgun Saturday at Spring Hills Golf Course. Cost is $200 per foursome. For information, contact Brian Moffat at (740) 632-5750.

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND – Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district. Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Football ads are due by Friday. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313, ext. 101. For sponsorship information, contact Stagani or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. The boosters club will also have a table at the preseason football ticket sales where memberships, helmet drawing tickets, NFL fundraiser tickets, and preorder of 3×5 stadium flags can be purchased.