May 5 VAD
tickets on sale
WHEELING - Advance tickets are available for the 67th annual Victory Awards Dinner set for Sunday, May 5 at the Village Square Conference Center in Clarksburg.
Sponsored by the W. Va. Sports Writers Association, the fete recognizes annual statewide award winners by the WVSWA, all-state selections in football, boys and girls basketball, and state Hall of Fame inductees. The newest Hall of Famers are two honored National Football League linemen with the Los Angeles Rams - Dennis Harrah and the late Charles Cowan.
Tickets are available from the sports departments of the following newspapers - Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram; Charleston Gazette; Charleston Daily Mail; Beckley Register-Herald; Huntington Herald-Dispatch; Bluefield Daily Telegraph; Parkersburg News, Wheeling Intelligencer/News-Register; Martinsburg Journal; Morgantown Dominion Post; and the Fairmont Times. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Ex-W.Va. prep coach dies
GREAT CACAPON - Former Berkeley Springs High School baseball coach Ronald Clatterbuck has died in a boating accident.
Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh says Clatterbuck was fishing with his son Ross and grandson Chasen on the Cacapon River when their boat was swept over a dam and capsized.
Shambaugh tells The Journal that Ronald Clatterbuck and his son were swept downstream. Chasen Clatterbuck got to the opposite shoreline.
Ross Clatterbuck pulled his father out of the river about 150 yards downstream and went to a nearby cabin to call 911. Ronald Clatterbuck was pronounced dead a short time later.
Ronald Clatterbuck led the Berkeley Springs baseball team to its only state championship in 1983.
Marlins add top prospect to team
WASHINGTON - Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez was among seven players added to the Miami Marlins' roster ahead of Monday's opener at Washington and is scheduled to make his major league debut April 7 against the Mets.
The unexpected addition of Fernandez was made Sunday following injuries to right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez.
Fernandez was selected by the Marlins with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft and hasn't pitched above Class A. The 20-year-old was part of the Marlins' spring training camp this year, then was assigned to Double-A Jacksonville.
A 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander, Fernandez came to the United States by boat as a Cuban refugee in 2008. He was 14-1 with a 1.75 ERA in 25 games in the minor leagues last year.
Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was among those designated for assignment. The Marlins have 10 days to trade them, release them or assign them outright to the minors.