by H. TRUMAN CHAFIN
Belfry football tickets available
GOODY, Ky. – Advanced playoff tickets for the Belfry-Breathitt County game will be sold at the school until 12 noon on Thursday.
Reserved seating is $7, while general admission is $5. Season ticket holders have the first choice for reserved seating until Thursday.
The Pirates host the Bobcats for the regional championship on Friday night at CAM Stadium. Belfry is 10-2 heading into the game, while Breathitt comes in at 12-0.
W.Va. DNR says snow unlikely to hurt buck season
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia wildlife official says the heavy snowfall from Superstorm Sandy isn’t expected to hurt the state’s buck gun season.
But Division of Natural Resources assistant wildlife chief Paul Johansen says bow hunters might have trouble getting into some areas.
While food conditions have been spotty, Johansen tells The Register-Herald that deer are entering the winter in good shape, nutritionally. He expects the overall deer kill to be up from the 2011 seasons.
Deer hunting contributes $230 million to West Virginia’s economy annually.
Baseball auction sells Babe Ruth bat for $253K
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum pulled in $253,000 for a 1924 Babe Ruth autographed professional model baseball bat.
According to a news release from Hunt Auctions, two collections of sports memorabilia also did well at the weekend auction.
A group of autographed baseballs assembled by the general manager of the St. Louis Jefferson Hotel in the early 1900 sold for more than $102,000. The collection included an R.J. (Bobby) Wallace single signed baseball and an incredibly rare 1915 Miller Huggins single signed baseball.
The second large dollar collection was a group of 20th century baseball programs which sold for over $89,000.
Hunt Auctions President David Hunt said the collections prove that there still are some great “attic finds” remaining in the hobby.
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