Area calendar

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Baseball

Fall baseball league: Registration for the Southeast Missouri Fall Basebal League will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 15 at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. The league is open to boys ages 8 to 18. Fees are $40 for the 8-9 and 10-11 divisions, $45 for the 12-14 age group and $55 for the 15-18 division. Games are played on weekends in Jackson and Chaffee. The season consists of 8 to 10 games followed by a tournament. Season begins Sept. 4. Info: Rich Gross for ages 8-9 and 12-18, 243-2616 or 243-3337; Mitch Dooley for ages 10-11, 887-3601; or Paul Sander, 243-7921, or Randy Lincoln, 243-1767, for ages 15-18.

Dodgeball

Tournament:The second annual Summer Slam tournament, hosted by the JacksonUnderground Dodgeball League, begins 7:30 p.m. Friday at the upper tennis courts in Jackson City Park. Registration at 6:30 p.m. No fee; any age, gender and ability may play. For rules info:judl.net.

Football

Youth league registration: The JAYF youth football registrations wil be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 21 at Jackson City Park pavilion No. 1. Levels are freshman tackle for students in grades 2-3; junior varsity for students in grades 4-5; and varsity for students in grades 6-7. Players need to be present. Info: Kyle Wright, 243-7752, or Ron Hobeck, 243-1311.

Flag football: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for its seventh annual Adult Flag Football League. Registration deadline is Sept. 10. Manager's meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Osage Community Centre. League will begin Sept. 23 and include three divisions. Games will be played Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons at Arena Park. Season lasts seven or eight weeks and ends with Flag Bowl '04. Teams may consist of seven players. Cost is $189 per team. Info: Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, 335-5421.

Golf

Tempo clinic: Southeast Missouri State University golf coach Carroll Williams and Chris Schneider, the PGA golf professional at Arena Golf, will conduct a clinic centering around tempo and rhythm regarding ball striking. There will be three clinics, each consisting of two sessions and a total of four hours instruction: Wednesday and Saturday; Aug. 17 and Aug. 20; Aug. 24 and Aug. 28. Cost is $150 per clinic. Each clinic will be limited to 10 or 12 participants. Proceeds will go to the Southeast golf team. Info: Williams, 651-2467, or Schneider, 332-0860.

High school practices

Central: Practices begin Monday with times as follows: Football -- grades 10-12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; grade 9, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Cross country (at the junior high) -- 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Softball -- 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Volleyball -- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tennis -- 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and Soccer -- grade 9, 6 a.m.; grade 11, 6:45 a.m.; grades 10 and 12, 7:30 a.m.

Miscellaneous

Southeast basketball/track barbecue: For the third year in a row, a barbecue to benefit the Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball and men's and women's track teams will take place 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day Aug. 19 to Aug. 21 outside Country Mart in Jackson. To avoid long lines, food can pre-ordered by calling the basketball office at 651-5030 or Country Mart at 243-8171.

Running

Jackson Homecomer: The seventh annual Jackson Parks and Recreation Department's Jackson Homecomer 5-kilometer race is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 17. A one-mile youth run kicks off the event at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $8 by Aug. 13, $10 on race day and a family discount is available. Info: 204-8848 or 243-3568.

Soccer

Southeast camps: The Southeast Missouri State University Soccer Camps include one more session, the CAYSA Soccer Camp presented by Southeast coaching staff (ages 5-11), Monday through Wednesday at Shawnee Park complex ($40). Info: Southeast coach Heather Nelson, 986-6013.

Referee class: The Cape Area Youth Soccer Association and the Jackson Optimist Soccer Association will sponsor a beginner referee instruction class for those 14 and older. Class fee is $20; registration for U.S. Soccer Federation (encouraged for those who pass) is an additional $25. Class will meet at the bowling alley, 538 W. Main in Jackson, 6-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Aug. 15. Info: Gene Pulley, 334-5819, or Scott Sprandel, 243-7360.

Triathlon

Youth triathlon: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's 16th annual youth triathlon and half-mile run will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Municipal Pool. The triathlon is open to children ages 9 to 18, with a kids run for ages 4 to 8. Preregistration through 5 p.m. Friday with race-day registration 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Info: Amy Roth, 334-2859.

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