Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 10, 1998

L’Observateur / August 10, 1998

Coaches, players, fans and parents: L’Observateur wants schedules, scores or any story ideas about sports and outdoor activities in the River Parishes. Contact Michael Kiral, staff writer, at 652-9545, drop by 116Newspaper Drive, or mail to P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010. All football, volleyball, cross country, soccer and swimming coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

L’Observateur is looking for sports stringers for the 1998 prep football season. Sports knowledge neccessary and writing skills a plus. Callmanaging editor Sandy Seal or staff writer Michael Kiral at 652-9545 for more details.

L’Observateur is looking for those interested in writing a column on fishing, hunting and other outdoors activity. If interested, contact MichaelKiral at 652-9545.

The Special Olympics are looking for a director in St. James Parish andvolunteers for the Bayoulands Area.

If interested, contact Bayoulands Area Director Theresa Theriot at 1- 800-276-3195.

The River Parishes Fellowship of Christian Athletes Adult Chapter meets on the first Saturday of every month for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Corner Cafe on Dominican Drive in LaPlace.For information call Gary Zeringue at 869-3005 or Don Fernandez at 652- 3029.

NOAH Recreation is holding registration for ages 7-12 for its 1998 football season through Sept. 4. Registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificates if they are not already on file.

For more information contact Wilfred Mitchell at 652-4660 or call the NOAH Boosters at 651-9002.

St. Joan of Arc will hold soccer registration for girls and boys ages 5 to14 on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, August 20from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Family Life Center located on the St. Joan ofArc campus. Payment will be due at this time. The program is also lookingfor interested coaches for all age groups. Anyone interested should sign upon one of thses dates or call Roger Clay at 652-3142, Jeff Coleman at 652-1804 or Perry DiCarlo at 652-9702.

The St. Peter Catholic Community is organizing soccer leagues forthis coming season. Registration for players ages 5-12 will be heldAugust 16 and 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the church. For moreinformation please contact Joycelyn Hymel at 536-6934.

A Hunter Education Course sponsored by Nick’s Shooting Range is being offered at the Gramercy Recreation Building Aug. 11-13 and 15 from 3 p.m.till 7 p.m. On weekdays and 8 a.m. till on Saturday.If you were born on or after Sept. 1, 1969, you must complete this coursebefore you can purchase your first hunting license at age 16. The course isfree to the public and anyone 10 years and older may attend. Attendance atall classes is required and tardiness is not tolerated. Pre-registration isrequired. Call Nick Lasseigne at 535-8161. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces alligator harvest proposal as follows: Proposal number WLF Game AWMA 98. Sale of approximately 300 alligators on certain WMA’s including PearlRiver, Joyce, Manchac, Sherburne, Atchafalaya NWR, Spring Bayou, Grassy Lake and Pomme De Terre. Prospective buyers must comply with allrequirements set forth in bid proposal.

Sealed bids will be opened and read by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Headquarters Building, 2000 Quail Dr., 4th Floor ConferenceRoom 459, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 on August 18 at 2 p.m. For additionalinformation or to receive a bid package contact James C. Davis at (504)765-2360.

Ascension of Our Lord Recreation will have soccer registration August 23 and 30 in the school lobby from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Registration will be held for the following age groups: under 6 years old (boys and girls), under 8 years old (boys and girls), boys under 10 years old, girls under 10 years old, boys under 11 years old, boys under 12 years old, girls under 12 years old, boys under 13 years old, boys under 14 years old and girls under 14 years old. Any questions call director Mike AbbateSr. at 652-5041. The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring hunter safetyclasses that are free of charge.

All classes will be held at the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office DivisionHeadquarters in LaPlace. Registration is required and you must attend eachday for certification. Class times will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday’s class will start at Nick’s Shooting Range in Garyville at 8 a.m.The schedule of classes: August 18-20 and 22; Sept. 22-24 and 26; Oct.20-22 and 24; and Nov. 17-19 and 21.Call 652-7058 or 652-9513 to register or if you have any questions.

St. Peter School’s Fifth Annual Alumni and Friends GolfTournament will be held Monday, September 21 at Belle Terre Country Club.

Events include a four-man scramble tournament with a 1 p.m. shotgunstart, a putting contest and other activities, lunch with continuous beverage service and a meal with presentation of door prizes at the conclusion of the tournament.

The $100 participant entry fee includes all green fees, carts, lunch, unlimited beverages, dinner and chances for door prizes and awards.

Participant and sponsorship forms are available through the school’s office or anyone who is interested can call tournament chairperson Timmy Thames at 536-3013 for more information.

The Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program will award 40 $1,000 educational scholarships to America’s most deserving junior golfers. Anyone 12-18 who plans to attend college can apply. For information or to request an application contact: Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program Headquarters, 640 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, phone 1-800-856-0764 or e-mail Contributions to the Ray Laiche Memorial Fund Scholarship can be made at the Bank of LaPlace. Call 652-2200 for information. Rather than trading in the family car, consider donating it to Louisiana Special Olympics’ Recycle for Gold program.

The LSO will recycle your vehicle into the cash needed to provide year- round athletic training and sports competition for 12,000 children and adults with mental disabilities.

All donors are eligible for a tax deduction.

For information call 800-590-1600.

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