Area sports calendar 9/9/04

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Basketball

B.A. Sports showcase: The fourth annual B.A. Sports Show Me Showcase basketball event will be Sept. 18 at Southeast Missouri State University's student recreation facility. The event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., gives boys and girls in grades 11 and 12 -- and junior college athletes -- a chance to play before coaches from junior colleges as well as NAIA and NCAA Division II schools. The general public may attend. Registration deadline is Saturday with a fee of $40. Forms available at bapromotions.com or by calling 888-887-8482.

Football

Flag football: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for its seventh annual Adult Flag Football League. Registration deadline is Friday. 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.

Punt, Pass and Kick: The Cape Girardeau NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Cape Central Junior High School football field. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 15 as of Dec. 31, 2004. Entry is free of charge, and participants may register on the same day. No cleats. The top finishers in four age groups for each gender qualify for a sectional event Oct. 10 in Cape Girardeau with top performers eligible to compete in the St. Louis Rams championship. Info: Charlie Herbst, 334-3297.

Golf

Tourney benefits students: The alumni from the Southeast Missouri State Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation are sponsoring a golf tournament Sept. 25 to benefit scholarships for students in the department. Event begins 8 a.m. at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Four-person scramble will be flighted. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Info: 651-2197 or visit the department's Web site: www5.semo.edu/health.

Inaugural tournament: The Jackson Rotary Club's inaugural Vernon Kasten Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 24 at Bent Creek. Shotgun shot at 12:30 p.m. follows lunch. Entry deadline is Sept. 17. Info: 243-8131.

Industry apperciation event: The Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Oct. 4 at Bent Creek in Jackson. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $85 per person with a deadline of Sept. 22. Limited to 30 teams. Info: Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, 335-3312.

Saxony Golf Classic: Bent Creek Golf Club will host the fifth annual Saxony Golf Classic on Oct. 1. The four-person scramble will have shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Saxony Lutheran High School. Field limited to 32 teams in each session. Info: Carol Sparkman, 334-3653.

Running

Remembrance run: The Vicky Keller Remembrance Run is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The 5.35-mile run will take place on the old RiverFest course, beginning and ending at the corner of Broadway and Main. Meal with awards ceremony follows the one-mile fun run/walk. Preregistration fee $15 for the 5.35-mile race; late registration is $19. Preregistration fee $12 for the one-mile run; late registration is $14. Proceeds to the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. Info: Ron Keller. 334-1364, or Amber Wilson, 335-5189.

Half marathon: The 24th City of Roses Half Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 26. Power walk and noncompetitive runners start at 6 a.m., the rest of the field begins at 7 a.m. The event will begin and end at Arena Park but the new course includes a loop of downtown Cape Girardeau near the Emerson Memorial Bridge. A donation from the proceeds will be made by the Cape Road Runners to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Info: Chuck Dobbs, 243-1931, or Teri Baker, 334-4053.

Softball

Coed tournament: The Marble Hill Optimist Coed Softball Tournament is set for Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 at Marble Hill Town Ball Field. Entry for the double-elimination event is $150 per team. Info: Jim Johnson, 238-2265.

Triathlon

Trail of Tears: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's 15th annual Coors Light/Trail of Tears Triathlon will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Trail of Tears State Park. Fee is $27.30 for individuals, $32.55 for teams in advance; $32.55 for individuals and $37.80 for teams on race day. Also, $9 charge for those who are not USA Triathlon members. Course includes a one-half mile swim in Lake Boutin, a 15-mile bike ride and a four-mile run. Info: Jared Tanz, 335-5421.

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