Area calendar

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baseball

* Southeast camps: The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will host camps between December and February at Houck Field House. They are designed for boys age 8 through seniors in high school and cost $95 per camp. A fundamental camp for ages 8 through 12 will take place Saturday and Sunday. It will cover hitting, fielding, throwing, baserunning and offensive strategy. A pitcher and catcher camp is Jan. 10, and a hitting camp is Jan. 11. Both sessions are designed for age 13 through seniors in high school. Two prospect camps for age 13 through seniors in high school are Jan. 24 and 25 and Feb. 7 and 8. Info: 986-6002.

Basketball

* Elks Hoop Shoot: The annual Elks Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Central Junior High School. Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 are invited to compete, with age-group winners for both boys and girls advancing to competition that eventually ends on the state level. Age groups are 8 and 9, 10 and 11 and 12 and 13. There is no entry fee. Info: Dick Wadlington, 334-5690.

* Women's league: Registration is open for the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's women's basketball league. There will be one division and games will be played Tuesday evenings at the Osage Community Centre. Babysitting will be offered for the children of players. Deadline: Jan. 9. Cost: $225 per team. Info or to register: Amy Roth, 334-2859.

* Boys tournaments: Chaffee will host its annual third- and fourth-grade boys basketball round robin tournament Monday to Dec. 20 at the Chaffee elementary school activity center. The fifth- and sixth-grade tournament will take place Jan. 5 to Jan. 10 at the Chaffee High School gym. Each team is guaranteed three games. Cost: $75 per team. Info or to register: Mike Johnson, 318-9063.

* Elks Hoop Shoot: The annual Elks Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Jackson Middle School. Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 are invited to compete, with age-group winners for both boys and girls advancing to competition that eventually ends on the state level. Age groups are 8 and 9, 10 and 11 and 12 and 13. There is no entry fee.

* Travel team tryouts: The Next Level Global Sports Basketball Club, a travel team for boys and girls in grades 6 through 8, will be held Saturday and Dec. 20 at Red Star Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Times of the tryouts will be 4 p.m. for boys and 6 p.m. for girls Saturday, and 2 p.m. for boys and 4 p.m. for girls Dec. 20. Info: B.J. Smith, 587-4646 or 382-9343, or visit www.nextlevelglobalsports.org

Running

* XC Run for Squirrel: The Central and Notre Dame cross country teams will hold the XC Run for Squirrel, a 5-kilometer cross country style race at Notre Dame on Dec. 20. The race is to raise money for the Swearingen family, which lost its home to a fire when their son Jacob, also known as Squirrel, was competing at the state cross country meet. Registration is from noon to 1 p.m., with the race at 1:15 p.m. Minimum donation: $5. Info: Bryan Kelpe, 979-4021.

Softball

* Southeast clinics: The Southeast Missouri State softball program will host two winter clinics concentrating on pitching, hitting and catching at Houck Field House. They are designed for girls ages 8 through 18 and cost $60 per camp. The first clinic will be Jan. 24 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The second clinic will be Feb. 7 and 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Campers must bring their own workout gear. No cleats are permitted inside Houck Field House. Info: 986-6730 or 651-2993.

Volleyball

* Fundamentals clinic: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and Southeast Missouri State University will hold a fundamentals of volleyball class Jan. 31 at the Osage Community Centre. It will run from 9 to 11 a.m., and is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Cost: $12, which includes a T-shirt. Deadline: Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. Info: Amy Roth, 334-2859.

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