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Creek football tickets going on sale

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek athletic department will be seeling football season tickets in the high school gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday.

Tickets are $25 per seat. All tickets at the gate will be $7. Student passes also will be on sale for $35 and senior citizen passes for $40.

Edison football tix going on sale

RICHMOND — Season tickets for the Edison varsity football team will be sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the athletic office.

Tickets also will be on sale from Aug. 19-20. Seats are $40 each.

Williams Golf Classic upcoming

WEIRTON — The 21st annual Ron “Fritz” Williams Memorial Golf Classic will be held Aug. 24 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. The four-man scramble format will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fritz Williams Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Weir High, WVU and professional basketball star.

Entries are $60 per player or $240 per team and can be made by contacting event chairman, William “Ox” Currenton at (304) 479-6875. Women’s teams are welcome. For individual golfers or late placement call (740-457-2981).

There is a $500 prize for the first-place team, $300 for second place and a third-place prize plus other specialty prizes will be awarded. Entries can be made by calling Currenton or by mail in care of the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 72, Weirton WV 26062.

Currenton and his committee also are accepting hole sponsorships and donations. Others on the committee are Erik Brown, Nick Dragisich, Brandon Williams, Mrs. Wendy Williams, Keith Bloom, Ken “Peaches” Miller and Dave Shuler.

WVU adds ex-LSU punter Growden

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia has added former LSU punter Josh Growden as a graduate transfer.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced that Growden practiced with the Mountaineers on Saturday.

Growden averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a freshman in 2016 before Zach Von Rosenburg replaced him as LSU’s primary punter the past two seasons.

The 26-year-old Growden is a native of Clare, Australia. He’s looking to replace the graduated Billy Kinney. The Mountaineers had four freshmen listed as punters on the roster before Growden’s arrival.

Ravens trade kicker/punter

EAGAN, Minn. — Seeking a solution for their longtime kicking trouble, the Minnesota Vikings have acquired specialist Kaare Vedvik in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.

From staff and wire reports

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