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Roundup: Carrs at U.S. Olympic swim trials this week

Siblings Nate and Morgan Carr of Charleston Catholic High School will be competing this week at the U.S. Olympic Trials swimming at Omaha, Neb., for spots on this year's Olympic team.

Nate Carr, a 17-year-old senior-to-be, will compete in the 200-meter breaststroke while Morgan, a 15-year-old sophomore, will participate in the 200 butterfly. Both events are Thursday and Nate and Morgan Carr will also swim time trials Friday and Saturday.

Morgan Carr became the first swimmer, male or female, representing the Huntington Y Charleston Aquatic Team to qualify for the Olympic Trials two weeks ago at a meet in Nashville, Tenn. About 30 minutes later, brother Nate Carr became the first male swimmer representing HYCAT to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

HYCA has had swimmers qualify and participate at the Olympic Trials, but they represented their college programs at the meet. Ed Denny (West Virginia University), Sandy Pidgeon (Pittsburgh) and Melissa Olson (Kentucky) are former HYCAT swimmers who have participated in Olympic Trials.

 

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    EVANS MISSES CUT: Berry Hills Country Club head professional Barry Evans shot a 6-over-par 78 and missed the cut Monday during the second round of the PGA Professional National Championship in Seaside, Calif.

    Evans, who won the event in 2002, had a two-day total of 10-over 154, missing the cut line of the low 70 scores plus ties. Matt Dobyns turned in his second straight round of 68 for an 8-under 136 and a three-stroke lead.

     

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    SUMMER SHOOTOUT: The St. Albans Summer Shootout begins at 9 a.m. today at the St. Albans High main and auxiliary gyms, the Active Sports Complex and McKinley Middle School. (See Page 2B for schedule.)

    Thirty-eight girls high school basketball teams will compete in 83 games during the two-day run. George Washington, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg South, Princeton, Spring Valley and Wheeling Park are the top AAA teams in the Shootout.

    Chapmanville, Clay County, Pocahontas County, PikeView, Scott, which lost in the state title game the past three years, and Tolsia highlight the AA field. Buffalo, Charleston Catholic, Huntington St. Joseph, the four-time defending champion, and Parkersburg Catholic are the top teams in Class A. Admission is $3 per person for each day's session of games.

     

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    TRI-STATE PGA: David Bradshaw of Bakerton is tied for first after two rounds of the Frank B. Fuhrer Jr. Invitational Monday at the Pittsburgh Field Club in Pittsburgh.

    Bradshaw, the six-time West Virginia Open champion who finished runner-up in last week's event, opened Monday with a 2-over-par 72 before rallying in the second round with a 2-under 68 for a two-round total of 140 on the par-70, 6,740-yard course. Matt Schall and Mike Van Sickle are also tied for first at 140. (Results, Page 2B.)

    Mason's Ty Roush is tied for seventh with a 147 and Bob Friend of Morgantown and Scott Davis of Hurricane are tied for 14th at 149. The tournament resumes today with 18 holes then concludes Wednesday.

     

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    TOP FLITE: Ryan Mumaw of Charles Town shot the boys division low round of the day with a 1-under-par 71 to win the 17-18 age division Monday in the Top Flite Junior Tour event at Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town, while Sam Petty of Belpre, Ohio, turned in the low round at Moundsville Country Club with 73 to claim the 15-16 title.

    For the first time, Top Flite held two simultaneous tournaments in the Northern and Eastern panhandles to accommodate more players.

    Beckley's Isaiah Zaccheo won the 12-and-under division at Charles Town, Hedgesville's Owen Elliott took the 13-14 division and Martinsburg's Samuel Romine captured the 15-16 division. Madison Sargent had the girls low round, clubbing a 71.

    The age group winners at Moundsville were Oceana's Colin Bowles (12 and under), Red House's Alex Hamrick (13-14) and Morgantown's Hunter Woods (17-18). Elizabeth's Adeena Shears' 84 was the low round for the girls division.

    The Eastern Panhandle swing will continue today at Cress Creek Country Club while the Northern Panhandle event will be at Oglebay Resort. For more information on the Top Flite Junior Tour, visit www.tfjt.org.

     

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    WVU SWIMMING: Three West Virginia University swimmers competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials Monday in Omaha, Neb.

    Senior Jake Querciagrossa finished 95th in the 400-meter individual medley while senior Rachael Burnett and sophomore Julie Ogden competed in the 400 IM and 100 butterfly, finishing 56th and 113th, respectively.

    Burnett will compete in the 400 freestyle today, the 200 free Wednesday and the 800 free Saturday. Also swimming today are junior Danielle Smith (200 backstroke) and senior Bryce Bohman (100 back).

     

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    LOCAL SWIMMING: HYCAT's Savannah Jackson, 11, and Russ Sutton, 13, will take part in the USA Swimming 2012 LSC Open Water Select Camp this week at the Clermont County YMCA and the East Fork Lake State Park in Batavia, Ohio.

    Jackson, MacKenzie Layne and Natalie Wood and Sutton and Perry McGhee will compete in the West Virginia LSC Open Water Championships Wednesday at East Fork Lake.


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