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:i } : ! . Page 4 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, July 3, 2003 I I Illll I I I WVU Baseball Camps set for July !i, !1 ii By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462.7309 IIII II III mum West Virginia District 8 runior Baseball Tournament Glenville is this year's Junior Base- Jul. 4 at 7:00 p.m.; Game 9, Cowen/ ballTournamenthostforthefirsttime Webster vs. Gilmer, Ju[. 5 at 12:00 in history, p.m.; Game 10, Clay vs. These are the remaining games in Summersville, Jul. 5 at 3:00 p.m; and the West Virginia District 8 Junior Game 11, 1st place vs. 2nd place, Jul. Baseball Tournament: Game 5, 7 at 6:00 p.m. Cowen/Webster vs. Clay, Jul, 3 at All games will be played at 5:30 p.m.; Game 6, Summersvillevs. Brooklyn's Rohrbough Field in Braxton, Jul. 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Game 7, Glenville. Clay vs. Gilmer, Jul. 4 at 4:00 p.m.; Everyone is encouraged to go out Game 8,Braxton vs. Cowen/Webster, and watch the games West Virginia University has re- cently announced their upcoming baseball camps. The dates are July 13-16, July 16-19, and August 6-9. The camp is for ages 12-18 and overnight and commuter are optional. For more information, call 304-293- 2300, extension 5558. Parkersburg High grads selected for Big Leagues Two graduates of Parkersburg High were selected for the Big Leagues in the 2003 draft. Nick Swisher of Ohio State was the 14th overall pick in the draft and was selected by the Oakland A's. Swisher's dad played for the Chicago Cubs. Nick Carter of Cambell College was selected in the third round by the Milwaukee Brewers. Carter was the conference player of the year while at Cambell. Michigan man, New York woman win Snowshoe bike marathon gue baseb tourney action shots) Bulletin: Senior League Final this Friday- At 1 p.m. on this Fri., July 4 -- Inde- The Gilmer-Nicholas games pictured pendence Day, the Gilmer County Tigers below took place on Monday evening, will take on Nicholas County in the third with Gilmer Tigers winning the first game of the three-game series for the Se- game, 8-3, but losing the nightcap of the nior League Championship. The game will doubleheader, 13-0, according to Gilmer be played at Rohrbough Field in Glenville. Manager Wendell Tomblin. IT'S A STRIKE!-Gilmer County Tigers' pitcher Josh Brown throws a strike against a Nicholas County batter in Senior League Baseball action. ONE BASE HIT-The Tigers' Brock McVaney hits a single in the bottom of the second inning-an inning that found the Tigers leaving three on base. OUT OR SAFE?-Gilmer CountyTigers' Lynn Frederick tries to beat out an infield hit in the second inning. Did he make it to first base safe? The umpire's call: "You're Out!" A Michigan man and a New York woman won top individual honors Sun., Jun 29 for a 24-hour-long moun- tain bike race at Snowshoe Mountain. Mark Hendershot, 39, of Grand Rapids, Mich., completed 20 laps to capture the men's solo event. Heather Matson, 24, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. finished 12 laps to earn the top women's spot. The co-ed four person pro team title went to the Trek/VW East Coast Team of Maryland. who won for the fifth time in six years with 27 laps. Team member Jeremiah Bishop of Harrisonburg, Va., completed the event's fastest single lap in 38 minutes and 35 seconds. The duo pro team award went to Specialized/Grass Roots members Benjie Klimas, 28, of Morgantown and Jonathan Martin, 22, ofFairmont. The 12th annual 24 Hours of Snow- shoe mountain bike race began at noon Sat., Jun 28 and ended at noon on Sun., Jun. 29 at the Pocahontas County resort's Silver Creek area. Nearly 1,000 cyclists competed in the team relay mountain bike race, finishing more than 3,500 laps-or 24,500 miles. The Associated Press Where is Santa Claus this time of year? Sports Commentary by Shaun Smith With all TV tubes and satellite wires displaying scenes from the long drawn-out Big East/ACC drama, it doesn't take one long to figure out that Mr. Grinch stole a couple of Big East teams and gave them to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC, now perhaps the stron- gest football conference on Earth, over-shadows the once-dominating Big East. The Big East, now left comfortably numb from the actions taken by Vir- ginia Tech and Miami to voyage ship toward the ACC for the 2004-05 sea- son, is forced in check to take some actions of their own. The Big East isn't completely stripped naked. They may have lost two of the biggest football programs in the country, but when it comes to basketball, they are two of the worst. Boston College has a good, steady football and basketball program; Syra- cuse just won the national champion- ship in basketball; Connecticut won a national championship in basketball few yefu ago', the Rutgers aren't that bad at basketball; and Pitt and W'VU both have pretty strong football a~d basketball programs. However, the Big East still must make a move and not continue to dwell on the issues. With schedules being made up already for the 2004- 05 seasons, WVU and the Big East are on a deadline, similar to that here at the Democrat. Marshall University would be an excellent addition and would reflect a suite-followed move similar to that of Virginia Tech joining Virginia in the ACC. If West Virginia University and Marshall can join forces in the Big East. perhaps resources could be pulled together in an effort to improve both sports programs. Other possible selections include: Louisville, Kentucky, and Notre Dame, who are also prospects with eye-bulging and bated-breath and ACC written all over that. All-in-all, the decision may even- tually help WVU and the Big East. If Marshall and any of the three other schools listed above move to the Big J 2003 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS- Front Row (from I-r): Ryan East, the conference could be a major i Hough, Daniel Dulude, Brad Benson, Zach Burkhammer, Jacob Wolf, powerhouse i and Cody James; Middle Row (from I-r): Brian Howes, Greg Bamberger, Miami and Virginia Tech may ac- Steven Carter, Ethan Szabo, and Devin Cottnll; Back Row (I.r): Manager tually not dominate the ACC, due to an increase in taleat in football. Their Dean Dulude, Coach Jerry Burkhammer, and Coach Gerry Hough. Con clratulations! talents may be overshadowed by other, schools in the conference; whereas, WVU and other Big East schools have a chance to flourish and shine. Travel costs will be cut and may help in some regards for the Big East schools; however, this also means less funding--a real big domino. We'll just have to sit back and see what happens in a few years to gain some insight as to some long-term effects this sports evolution has taken. IIII I I II III I Check the classified page, you may' find it there Loyalty and money weren't enough to keep Miami from bolting the Big East. The Hurricanes believe their future is more secure in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ending a seven-week courtship, Miami accepted the ACC's invitation Man., Jun. 30, rejecting a better fi- nancial offer from the Big East to stay put. "Ready or not, here we come," Miami president Donna Shalala told Clemson president James Barker. Miami's decision to join Virginia Tech in defecting from the Big East dramatically alters the balance of power in the conferences. The ACC adds two of the nation's strongest foot- ball programs; the Big East is left with a big void. "It has been a bizarre, strange, and goofy process," Shalala said. "But it has allowed us the opporunity to give ourselves some distance, so that we got a view of who we are, where we are and where we want to be." The presidents and chancellors of the six remaining Big East football schools-Boston College, Syracuse, Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and West Virginia-vowed their confer- ence would become "even stronger." "Although we are certainly disap- pointed with the actions taken this week by the ACC, we as a conference Celebrate Day in Buckhannon Buckhannon will once again be hostitlg a fun-filled July 4 Celebra- tion. The event is scheduled for July 3 at the Buckh:umon-[lpshur tligh Schtkol, The gales will open at 5:00 p.m.. i,am date July 4 at 5:00 p.m. The celebration will include great It~)d provided by Charbeck's ,'rod the t ligh Sch(x~l Football Boosters. music from Northwind. door prizes, and of course. FIRF.WORKS. With admission be- ing only 55 per c~u'. you can't afford not to, come out and cclcbratc Inde- pendence Day with a BANG! I)uc to construction at the high scht~l, there will be NO access to the licld or the track. un Wise Actions After the rainy spring in our area, most people are looking forward to some extended exposure to sunlight. But as the weather warms up during the summer months, it's important to remember that the sun's rays, how- ever welcome, can also be potentially harmful. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health effects, including skin cancer, other skin disorders, eye damage and immune system suppres- sion. Children are particularly at risk. since most of the average person's lifetime exposure occurs before the age of 18. By following a number of simple steps, you can still enjoy your time in the sun while protecting yoursel f from overexposure. Other than staying indoors, nosingle step can fully protect from overexpo- sure to UV radiation, so consider us- ing as many of the following actions as I~)ssible: Limit Time in the Midday Sun- The sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Whenever pos- sible, limit exposure to the sun during these hours. Seek Shade- Staying undercover is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. Remember the shadow rule. Watch your shadow. No shadow, seek shade. Always Use Sunscreen- Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen of a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least i 5 or higher liberally on exposed skin and reapply every two hours when working or playing outdoors. Even waterproof sunscreen can come off when you towel off, set or spend ex- tended periods of time in the water. Wear a Hat- A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection to your eyes, ears, face and back of your neck - areas particularly prone to over- exposure to the sun. Cover Up- Wearing tightly wo- ven, loose-fitting and full-length cloth- ing is a good way to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays. Wear Sunglasses- Sunglasses that provide 99- ! 00 percent UVA and UVB protection will greatly reduce sun exposure that can lead to cataracts -and other eye damage. Check the label when buying sunglasses. Avoid Sunlamps and Tanning Parlors- The light source from sunbeds and sunlamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes. It's a good idea to avoid artificial sources of UV light. Watch for the UV lmdknt- The UV Index provides important infor- mation to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent over- exposure to the sun. Developed by the National Weather Service and EPA. the UV iackx is issued daily in selected cities across the U hired States. will now turn our attention to the future and the challenges that lie ahead," Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese said in a statement. Nonetheless, a lawyer for four of the Big East schools that sued said they would continue their court battle. Miami and Viginia Tech will begin playing in the ACC as soon as the 2004-05 season. Both remain Big East members for 2003-04, since sched- ules have already been made. Each school will pay the Big East a $1 million exit fee and the ACC a $2 million entrance fee. If Miami had made its intentions known after Mon- day, its exit fee could have doubled. Virginia Tech president Charles Steger said last week his school was joining the ACC, and formally ac- cepted the offer Man., Jun. 30. The ACC originally sought to ex- pand to 12 lucr ball. While another school, NCAA to quirement. Officials schools tried canes to stay. The Miami hers. 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