Upcoming Programs


Registrations are now being accepted for the Hampshire Mat Club, a youth wrestling organization supported by Hampshire County Parks and Recreation for boys and girls ages four-through-fifteen. The HMC teaches folkstyle wrestling, which is the same format used in high school and college wrestling. Wrestlers will be classified by both age and weight for competition. The Mat Club practices three nights per week until the matches begin and twice per week thereafter. HMC will hold three preliminary practices on November 2, 9, and 16 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Old RMS gym on School Street for any potential wrestlers who want to come and see what the sport entails. Participants will get to meet this year’s coaches and will have a chance to learn from some veteran wrestlers from last year’s team. All who want to participate with this year’s HMC are welcome to attend these workouts. The Mat Club will once again compete in the Mason Dixon League, which features teams from the surrounding West Virginia and Virginia area, and tournaments in that league will be held on weekends during December, January, and February. The Club will also attend other tourneys around the area, including state competitions. The registration fee for the Hampshire Mat Club is $25. To register, log onto our website, hampshirecountyparks.com, and fill out the Program Registration Form, which is located at the bottom of the home page. The registration fee may then be mailed to HCP&R at P.O. Box 213, Romney, WV 26757. You may also register in person at the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street any weekday between 9:00 and 1:00. Registrations will also be accepted at the club’s organizational meeting, which will be held on Monday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Romney Middle School gymnasium. All interested wrestlers and their parents are urged to attend that meeting because important information about the Mat Club will be provided.