Sports In Brief

≤ WEST LIBERTY –The West Liberty University football team will wrap up its 15-practice spring allotment on Saturday at 1 p.m. as it hosts the annual Black vs. Gold Spring Game at West Family Stadium. The scrimmage, which will feature an offense vs. defense scoring format, will include all normal scoring rules for the offense and additional scoring opportunities for the defense as the teams run a set number of plays. Admission will be free and open to the public, but if you are not able to attend in person a live stream with play-by-play commentary will be available on MEC TV at the link above.

≤ BRIDGEPORT –Young students will have the chance to get a start in the Bulldog athletic tradition at Bridgeport Exempted Village School District, when Bridgeport Youth Sports football and cheerleading sign ups open at the beginning of May.

Second-through-fourth graders interested in football may sign up at 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 6 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 in the Moran center, 68583 Scott St., at Lansing. There are limited positions of 25 per team and students must weigh at least 55 pounds. The cost is $110 per child.

Cheering sign-ups will also be held for second-through-sixth graders at a cost of $100 per child, and pep squad cheering for preschool-through-first graders for $50 per child.

Uniforms and insurance fees are included in the cost to play and cheer.

The games are at noon on Sundays. They will kick off the last week of August and will continue until mid-October.

Anyone with questions should call Sieber at 740-359-5800, cheering coach Alexis Bell at 740-340-8007, or Abbey Roberts Salm at 304-281-0477. Bridgeport Youth Sports is not affiliated with the school district, so do not call the district for information.


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