Area sports calendar 7/1/04

Thursday, July 1, 2004

BasketballYouth tournament: Heartland Pride Sports and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation are hosting the inaugural Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament July 30 to Aug. 1. The event is for boys and girls in grades 4-12. Entry deadline July 9. For info: 335-4269 or heartlandpridesports.org.

Jackson camps: The Jackson Indian basketball camps will offer a shooting camp for grades 4-7 9 a.m.-noon July 19-23 at the multipurpose gym. Info: Darrin Scott, 204-0171.

Tigers basketball camp: Central High School will host several boys basketball camps in July for those entering grades 3-9 as well as a Little Dribblers camp for boys and girls entering grades 1-3. The cost is $35 for each camp on advance registration with discounts for multiple siblings. Offerings include: Tiger Basketball Camp, July 19-22 (10 a.m.-noon for grades 3-6, and 1-3 p.m. for grades 7-9); High Intensity Shooting Camp, July 26-29 (9-11 a.m. for grades 4-6, and noon-2 p.m. for grades 7-9); Little Dribblers Camp, July 26-29 (2:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 1-3). Info: 335-8467.

Football

Central summer camps: Central High School will offer a team camp for athletes entering grades 9-12 on July 26-29, with 6-8 p.m. sessions at the high school ($10 fee). Info: 334-8091.

Golf

Tribal Council scramble: Jackson High School's booster club, the Tribal Council, presents its 12th annual Four-Man Scramble Golf Tournament on July 30 at Bent Creek. Lunch precedes a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $75 per person. Info: 243-5168 or 334-2463.

Four-person scramble: Sixth annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program Golf Tournament will take place July 16 at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee: $60 per person or $240 per team. Lunch at noon and 1 p.m. shotgun start. Info: Tina Dohogne, 335-7555. Miscellaneous

Indian Insider Kick Off Party: The third annual event, a fundraiser for Southeast Missouri State University's football program, will be Aug. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres from Port Cape, full open bar, dancing to live band "Fantasy" from St. Louis, and a chance to win cash and prizes totaling more than $5,000. A limited amount of tickets are on sale now for this semi-formal occasion. The cost of one ticket is $100 or $150 per couple. Sigma Phi Epsilon will be providing valet parking and free shuttle service. Info: Susie Dodd, 335-3025, or Laurel Adkisson, 334-1095.

Southeast summer camps: Southeast Missouri State University summer sports camps are ongoing, with coaches and athletes instructing. Some of the camps are for individuals and some are for teams. Most of the camps have sessions for grade school through high school age participants. For info on age groups, dates, times, prices: baseball (651-2645, 986-6002); men's basketball (651-5984); women's basketball (651-5030); football (986-6165, 651-2859); gymnastics (651-2604); volleyball (651-2997, 986-6140). General info: 651-2113, 651-2227.

Running

Capaha Classic: The 17th annual Capaha Classic 5-kilometer run and children's one-mile run will be July 10 beginning at Capaha Park. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the event with Kidd's and Pepsi. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day. Fees are $7.85 for pre-registered runners and $9.05 on the day of the race. Info: 335-5421.

Soccer

Southeast camps: The Southeast Missouri State University Soccer Camps include the following sessions: residential camp (coed, ages 10-17), July 29-Aug. 1 with training sessions at Houck Stadium, fees $125 to $200; mini academy (ages 5-11), Aug. 4-6 at Houck Stadium, $40 fee; CAYSA Soccer Camp presented by Southeast coaching staff (ages 5-11), Aug. 9-11 at Shawnee Park complex ($40). Brochures for campus camps available at gosoutheast.collegesports.com; brochure for CAYSA camp at caysasoccer.org. Info: Southeast coach Heather Nelson, 986-6013.

Jackson club tryouts: The Jackson United Soccer Club will have tryouts for boys under-9, under-10, under-11, under-12 and under-13 teams and girls under-9, under-10, under-11 and under-12 teams at the Jackson High School soccer field. Tryouts for boys will be July 10 and July 17. Tryouts for girls will be July 11 and July 18. Each session begins at 6 p.m. Info: Jack Knowlan, 243-7777, or Jack Litzelfelner, 204-7509.

Southeast club tryouts: The Southeast Missouri Soccer Club will have tryouts beginning July 10 and continuing the week of July 12 at Shawnee Park Soccer Complex Field No. 12. Info: Under-9 boys, Herb Wademeister, 339-2095, or Charles Groshong, 335-3426; under-10 boys Blue, Mike Scott, 335-0580; under-11 boys Lightning, Adrian Toole, 651-8643; under-12 boys Vipers, Kevin Buelow, 334-9217; under-14 boys Warriors, Tom Viers, 335-8680; high school boys, Paul Nelson, 332-1947, or Wedemeier; under-10 girls Quake, Dayna Powell, 334-8325; under-11 girls Crush, Jeff King, 471-3399 or 472-6394; under-13 girls Sharpshooters, Jan Ruopp, 335-3398; under-14 girls Sweepers, Tim Plieman, 651-6628; high school girls training team, Justin McMullen, 332-9871. For any other information, call Nelson or McMullen.

CAYSA registration: The Cape Area Youth Soccer Association will conduct registration noon-5 p.m. July 18 and July 25 at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park Mall. Forms available at Howard's Sporting Goods and Nearly Perfect Shoes. Teams will be formed and parents notified the week of Aug. 19. Fees for fall are $18 for pre-kindergarten and $28 for players in grades K-8. Registration ends July 30. Info: Marty and Denise Hendershott, 794-2435, or Eric Goeckeler, 332-0899.Softball

Men's slow-pitch tournament: An NSA men's slow-pitch softball qualifier tournament will be played July 10 at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex. The tournament is open to all classifications. Teams must be NSA registered. Entry fee is $160. Info: Kaed or Michelle, 334-2523 or 335-5421.

Tennis

CATA programs: The Cape Area Tennis Association will offer a number of events this summer: Saturday morning social doubles play, which has started, at Central High School ($1 playing fee); the Universal Health and Fitness Summer Camps, for ages 6-14, begins Monday; and the Cape Tennis Training Camp, July 26-29, for girls who plan to try out for their high schools' girls teams ($55). Info: Donna Ryan, 243-6246.

Volleyball

Summer camps: Central High School offers a volleyball camp July 26-30 for students entering grades 7-12. Info: 335-8467.

Sand tournament: The third annual 4-on-4 Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament, presented by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, will be July 25 at the Arena Park Sand Courts. The coed tournament has a $63 entry fee and requires each team to have at least one female player on the court at all times. Pool play will be followed by a single-elimination format. Check-in is 9 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. Cash prizes for first through third place. Registration deadline is noon July 9. Info: Amy Roth at 334-2859 or aroth@cityofcapegirardeau.org.

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