Area sports calendar 4/29/04

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Baseball

Cape Legion/Senior Babe Ruth tryouts: The Cape Girardeau American Legion senior team and Senior Babe Ruth both have tryouts scheduled for 5 p.m. May 16 at Capaha Field. Info: (Legion) Michael Minner, 382-2740; (Babe Ruth) Dave Meyr, 334-7025.

Cape Legion junior team: Tryouts for the Cape Girardeau Legion junior team will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the old Cape Central baseball field. Open to players 16 and under. In case of bad weather, tryouts will be moved to the Central Junior High gym.

Jackson Senior Babe Ruth: Tryouts for the Jackson Senior Babe Ruth will be May 8 and May 15. Sessions will be 1-3 p.m. at the Jackson Legion Field. Open to players 16 to 19 prior to Aug. 1. Players fee is $80. Info: Rick Chastain, 204-1134.

Basketball

High school leagues: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will offer its fourth annual high school girls and boys basketball leagues for players in grades 9-12. Boys league begins June 8 and plays on Tuesdays; girls begin June 10 and play on Thursdays. Sessions will be at the Osage Community Centre and will begin at 6 p.m. Fee is $183.75 per team; the registration deadline is May 14. Possibly three divisions -- freshmen, junior varsity and varsity -- depending on entries. Info: Amy Roth (girls), 334-2859; Jason Karnes (boys), 335-5421.

Golf

Juniors event: The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation's Junior Golf Day is May 22 at the Cape Jaycee Golf Course. Event begins at 8 a.m. and includes a tournament for teams consisting of a junior player (ages 7-16) and an adult player. Juniors also may participate in a drive, chip and putt competition. Entry fee is $25 for juniors and $35 for adults. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. May 14. Info: 651-0555 or 335-1571.

Kelly boosters tournament: The third annual Kelly Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. May 24 at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $65 per person. Includes lunch. First hole-in-one wins an automobile. Info: David Hamm, 545-9215, or Teresa DeWitt, 471-8859.

Board of Realtors tournament: The seventh annual Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors Golf Tournament will begin 1 p.m. May 21 at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. Four-person scramble with entry fee of $70 per person or $280 per team. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Entry deadline May 14. Entries returned to Board of Realtors, 1301 N. Kingshighway, Suite D in Cape Girardeau.

Friends of St. Francis event: The Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament, a mixed doubles competition to benefit the St. Francis Women's HeartAdvantage program, is scheduled for May 24 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Open to 70 mixed doubles teams. Fee of $200 per couple covers 18 holes, lunch. Info: St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, 331-5133.

Cape Shrine Club tournament: The ninth annual Cape Shrine Club Golf Tournament is May 21 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Four-person scramble; $65 per person. Entry fee due by May 14. Entry includes 18 holes, lunch. Info: Tournament chairman Eddie Schreiner, 243-5503.

United Way tournament: The 17th annual United Way of Southeast Missouri Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 7 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble for men and women, with handicapped scoring. The entry fee is $100 per person and includes lunch, cart, prizes. Tee time is 1 p.m. Entry deadline is May 14. Info: Contact United Way of Southeast Missouri, 334-9634.

Players pass: Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course will begin offering the Twenty Players Pass on May 7. The pass is $200 and covers 20 greens fees that can be used by any golfer at any time this year for up to 18 holes of play. Pass cannot be used for tournaments. Available at the golf course and at the A.C. Brase Arena Building. Info: Sabrina Tate, 334-2031.

Outdoors

Skeet shooting: The Marble Hill Optimist Club will offer a 50-bird skeet shoot Saturday at Midwest Sports sporting clays range in Marble Hill. Event begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $100. Info: 238-2109 or 238-4124.

Youth fishing: The 15th annual Youth Catch and Release Fishing Day -- presented by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, the Breakfast Optimist Club and the Missouri Conservation Department -- will be 8:30 a.m.-noon May 15 at the Capaha Park pond. Children 15 and under are invited to bring their poles and bait. Prizes for biggest and smallest fish and for a casting contest. Info: 334-2859 or 335-5421.

Tennis

Free clinic: The Cape Area Tennis Association is offering a free youth tennis clinic on May 22 at the Southeast Missouri State University tennis courts, Sprigg and Bertling. Sessions are 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 6-10 and 2:30-5 p.m. for ages 11-18. Advance registration requested. Info: Donna Ryan, 243-6246.

Volleyball

High School Indoor Volleyball League: Offered by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department for the 12th year. Open to those in grades 9-12. League play begins June 2, concludes July 28. Games played on Wednesdays at Osage Community Centre. Registration fee: $106 per team. Divisions for varsity and junior varsity. Registration deadline May 7. Coaches meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Osage Community Centre. Info: Amy Roth, 334-2859.

Sand volleyball leagues: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will offer 6-on-6 and 4-on-4 sand volleyball leagues. Entry fee is $106 per team; registration deadline May 21. Games will be played at Arena Park Sand Volleyball Courts. Leagues tentatively scheduled for May 31 with games Monday and Thursday for 6-on-6 and June 1 with games on Tuesday for 4-on-4. Managers meeting 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Osage Commnuity Centre. Info: Amy, 334-2859 for 4-on-4; Chris, 335-5421 for 6-on-6.

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