Larry See

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will offer four Summer Sports Camps beginning in June. The camps are open to all boys and girls in grades three-through-eight as of the fall, 2019, except wrestling. The Wrestling Camp is open to all boys and girls age four through high school. The registration fee for each camp is $20.

The schedule for the camps is as follows: Volleyball- June 17-18 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Hampshire High School Gym; Boys’ Basketball- June 24-25 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Hampshire High School Gym; Girls’ Basketball- June 24-25 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Hampshire High School Gym; Wrestling- June 29 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Old Romney Middle School Gym.

There are three ways to register for a camp. First, log onto the HCP&R website, hampshirecountyparks.com, scroll to the bottom of the home page, and fill out and send the Program Registration Form. The registration fee may then be mailed to HCP&R at P.O. Box 213, Romney, WV 26757, or you may pay the registration fee at the camp site the first day of the camp. Second, you may register in person at the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street in Romney any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Also, registrations will be accepted the first day of each camp at the camp site.

Our Summer Sports Camps offer opportunities to learn the fundamental skills that will help you improve in every facet of your favorite sports. Don’t miss out on these chances to learn to play the Trojan Way.

Hampshire County Field Day

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation’s fifth annual Elementary Field Day will be held on Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Hampshire High School track. Field Day is a track and field competition that is open to all fourth and fifth grade boys and girls in the six elementary schools in Hampshire County.

Field Day is comprised of six running events and two field events. The running events are the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes, the 800- and 1,600-meter runs, and the 4x100-meter relay. The field events are the softball throw and the standing broad jump.

Both boys' and girls' champions will be crowned in each individual event, and the school compiling the highest overall score will be recognized as the 2019 Field Day Champion. The Romney Elementary Bulldogs are the defending champions.

Last year we had over 100 kids participate in Field Day, so if you're looking for some great competition as well as good sportsmanship, come on up to HHS on May 29 and check it out.

Gary Crane Cup Golf Outings

The third of our six qualifiers for the 2019 Gary Crane Cup will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at the Highlands Golf Course at Fisher Mountain in Franklin. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $25, with the first tee times starting at 1:00 p.m.

If you’re interested in joining the group, the format for the competition will be the same as previous years. Those wishing to compete for the Cup must play in at least three of the six qualifiers and turn in their scorecards to the pro shop after the round. From those scores, a handicap will be tabulated and applied at the Final Round, which will be held at Capon Springs Resort in October. Both a gross and a net champion will be crowned at the Final Round.

The remaining schedule for our qualifiers will be as follows: June 4- Franklin; July 2- The Pines in Morgantown; August 6- Locust Hill in Charles Town; September 3- Canaan. Even if you’re not interested in competing for the Crane Cup, come on out and join us for a relaxing round of golf at a great price on one of the area’s best golf courses. Now that’s a deal I know you don’t want to miss!

Lewis and Clark Circus

The circus is coming to Romney. The world-renown Lewis and Clark Circus will be in Romney on Friday, June 28, for two big shows under the big top at 5:30 and 7:00 pm at the Old Romney Middle School field.

Advance tickets for both shows may be purchased at the Hampshire County Parks and Recreation office at 90 North High Street in Romney any weekday between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, and one child 12-and-under will be admitted free with each paid adult. Tickets the night of the show will be $15 for adults and $6 for children 12-and-under. For more information about tickets, contact HCP&R at (304) 822-7300, or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com.

Discount Tickets to King’s Dominion

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation has once again entered into an agreement with King’s Dominion to offer discount tickets to the park for the coming summer. These are any-time tickets that are good for admittance to the park any day that it is open. The park opened on March 23 for the 2019 season and will remain open until the end of October.

The price for each ticket is $38, which is a considerable savings from the normal $68 admission price. These tickets can be purchased at the HCP&R office at 90 North High Street in Romney any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. If you can’t make it to the office, give us a call at (304) 822-7300 or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com, and we’ll make arrangements to get your tickets to you.

If you’re planning a family or group outing to King’s Dominion this spring or summer, this is a deal that you can’t afford to pass up.

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