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Moskal records his third career ace

NEW CUMBERLAND — Nick Moskal recorded his third career hole-in-one while golfing at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.

Moskal used a 7-wood on the 137-yard No. 6 to record his ace. The shot was witnessed by Paul Barnabei and Jim Szymanek.

Brooke HS football tickets to go on sale

WELLSBURG — Season tickets for the upcoming football season for Brooke High School will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday until Aug. 24 in the athletic office.

The cost is $30 per seat, with seating contracts for six home games. Current season ticket holders must pick up their tickets no later than Aug. 28. Also, preferred parking passes will be available.

Family seasonal fall sport athletic passes are available, as well. The high school pass is $60, while middle school is $50. It admits an individual family (two adults and children middle-school age or younger) to all regular season home contests except for varsity football, WVSSAC, OVAC or PAC 8 tournament games.

Brooke High and Middle School student athletic passes are $40 and admits the student to all home regular season athletic events for the entire school year.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall.

“You could just see the joy,” Aranda said. “Everyone was smiling. Guys were cracking jokes, were excited.”

Months of uncertainty had finally given the Bears and their conference rivals the slightest bit of clarity. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.

That doesn’t mean they will be competing for a national title, though. The Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences have so far joined the Big 12 in playing this fall, but the Big Ten, Pac-12 and many smaller conferences are trying for the spring.

Masters will be played without fans

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators.

That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans, and the silence figures to be most deafening at Augusta National when the Masters is played Nov. 12-15.

Ridley said the health of everyone involved with the tournament during the COVID-19 pandemic was paramount in rescheduling the Masters from April and deciding whether it could have spectators, even a limited gallery.

“Ultimately, we determined that the potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome,” club chairman Fred Ridley said.

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