Parents meeting set for Thursday

FAIRMONT — A fall activity meeting for both students and their parents will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Performing Arts Center in Fairmont High School.

Fairmont fall activities signup Monday

FAIRMONT — Online fall activity registration is now open for Fairmont students participating in cross country, football, soccer, girls tennis, volleyball and cheerleading.

To pay by check or cash, students can sign up online and then drop off a sports physical at the activities office at Fairmont High School.

Students also have the option of registering from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday at the activities office. Fees can be paid either at the school web store or in person at FHS.

Fees for varsity, junior varsity, B and C football will be $135 per student, varsity cross country, girls tennis, soccer and volleyball will cost $130, while cheerleading will be $120.

Fees for junior high teams in football, cross country, girls tennis and volleyball will be $70, while C-squad soccer also will be $70.

Students must turn in only the first page of the physical form to the activities office.

Becker smacks 1st pro homer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Fort Wayne TinCaps first baseman Luke Becker connected for the first home run of his professional baseball career on Thursday night.

Becker, a former Fairmont record-setting standout, smacked the first delivery of the fifth inning over the fence for a solo round-tripper against the Great Lakes Loons during Class A Midwest League baseball action.

Williamson adds three more strikeouts

EVERETT, Wash. — Everett AquaSox left-handed pitcher Brandon Williamson added three strikeouts to his impressive seasonal total during limited action on the mound Thursday night.

Williamson allowed two runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings pitched during the AquaSox’s eventual 5-3 loss to the Hillsboro Hops.

The former Martin County West standout has notched 14 strikeouts, issued four walks and compiled a 2.25 ERA in eight full innings of work during short season minor league baseball action.

Williamson is on a limited pitch count due to his extensive innings worked with Texas Christian University during the Division I spring baseball campaign.