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September 6, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Staff and wire reports

Help sought for Ironmen reunion

A 50th anniversary reunion of the Wheeling Ironmen is being planned with organizers seeking contact information for players or staff on the 1962-69 minor league pro football teams that competed in the United and Continental Leagues.

The reunion will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 at Generations restaurant in Wheeling. A social hour is set for 6-7 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner sponsored by Wheeling Hospital.

Anyone who has names, addresses or telephone numbers of former players or staffers should contact either Ann Thomas at 304-281-6670 or Bob Butts at 740-968-3043.

WPHS pair

take top spot

WHEELING - Wheeling Park High School students John Burkley and Nikita Slivchenko recently captured the top spot in the West Virginia Student Angler Federation High School Fishing State Championship on the Monongahela River in Fairmont. The events was played host to by the West Virginia Bass Federation.

Their five fish limit tipped in at 6 pounds even to win the title in the storm ravaged state that had been hit with 80 mph winds the previous night. Burkley said they used a fluke most of the day and "we caught several fish, but just had to grind it out to get five that would make the 12-inch size limit."

The West Virginia Bass Federation again proved to be great hosts for the group they also sponsored the "Certified Angler" top prize which recognizes teams for their work in the classroom. That prize also was won by Burkley and Slivchenko as the top finishing team who completed their online testing.

The teens are headed to the Conference Championship this weekend in Carlyle, Ill.

WVU basketball tickets on sale

MORGANTOWN - Season tickets for West Virginia's 2012-13 men's basketball campaign will go on sale Monday, Sept. 10, at the Mountaineer Ticket Office.

West Virginia will play 15 home games at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers will open their schedule against Glenville State in an exhibition game on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Every Big 12 Conference school will visit Morgantown this season. Those include Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech. Virginia Tech, VMI, Oakland, Radford and Eastern Kentucky will all visit the Coliseum in non-league action.

Lower level seats are available only to renewing season ticket holders. Faculty/staff can purchase up to six season tickets at a discounted rate.

To order 2012-13 men's basketball season tickets, call 1-800-WVU GAME, visit or stop by the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum. Single game tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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