Fighting Tigers add game to schedule

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 20, 2001

One down and one to go.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

One down and one to go. Ironton Fighting Tigers athletic director Mike Burcham and head football coach/assistant athletic director Bob Lutz have been scouring newspapers and the internet for opponents to fill the Sept. 14 and Oct. 12 dates.

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The first date on Sept. 14 was filled Friday when Ironton agreed to play Campbell County, a Class 4-A school in Kentucky which is considered Division I in Ohio. The Camels have nearly 1,500 students.

The game will be in the fourth slot at home this season, then moved to the fifth game next year at Campbell County.

Teams interested in the Oct. 12 date may contact Burcham or Lutz at (740) 532-5235.

300 game for Porter

Bill Porter rolled a 300 game Sunday, March 4, at Spare Time Recreation in the Men’s City League.

Porter also bowls in the Wednesday Night Classic League and carries a 204 average.

Karlet switches teams

Former South Point all-district outfielder Brian Karlet will be roaming the outfield at Georgetown (Ky.) College this spring.

Karlet originally signed to play at the University of Rio Grande. After two good seasons, he elected to transfer this year to Georgetown.

He tripled and scored in a 13-1 rout of Transylvania that gave the Tigers their first win of the season after three losses. He homered in a 9-6 loss to Tennessee Wesleyan.

On the season, Karlet is hitting .263 (5-for-19) for the Tigers who are 3-6.

Locomotives on the move

The Huntington Locomotives Arena Football League team will be moving around to let the Tri-State get a first-hand look.

Besides various practice sites, the team’s scrimmage and rules clinic will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Huntington Civic Arena.

The practice schedule tentatively is:

Monday, 6-8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Field House (outside); Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Field House (outdoors); Friday, 6-8:30 p.m., Huntington Civic Arena; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Huntington Civic Arena; Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Huntington Civic Arena; Monday, March 26, 6-8:30 p.m., Huntington Civic Arena.

For ticket information, call 304-525-5590 or toll free 1-866-562-6667. The first game is Saturday, March 31, at Alexandria, La., and the first home game Saturday, April 21, against Lake Charles, La.

Herd taking a break

Marshall is on spring break this week, but spring football practices resume at 6 a.m. March 27 and 28.

Practice is 10:30 a.m. in Beckley, W.Va., on March 31, then 6 a.m. on April 3 and 5. The Green/White Game is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

Big Green Banquet

The Marshall University Big Green Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the Henderson Center with basketball guru Dick Vitale the guest speaker.

Tickets are $2,000 for a table of eight that includes pre-dinner reception with Vitale and a special corporate sponsor gift; $1,200 for a table of eight in a reserved section and includes a table gift; and $75 per ticket for the general public with no reserved seating.

Only a limited number of tickets are available. Call 304-696-4661 or e-mail Andy Barthel at

No fish story

Avid fishermen may have noticed the fishing ad in the sports pages recently and on Page 7 today. If not, check it out for a chance to display your prize catch. A special section is planned to prove your catch was no fish story.

A final note

Just another Monday? Not to my wife Treva who is celebrating her birthday. Happy birthday!

Jim Walker is sports editor of The Ironton Tribune.