Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 17, 1998

L’Observateur / August 17, 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, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, August 20 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. at the Family Life Center located on the St. Joan of Arc campus.Payment will be due at this time. The program is also looking forinterested coaches for all age groups. Anyone interested should sign up onone 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 heldtomorrow and August 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the church. Formore information please contact Joycelyn Hymel at 536-6934.

The first meeting of the 1998 St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Clubis set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. In the school cafeteria. Quarterback Clubmeetings will continue every Tuesday night through the end of the season.

Beginning with the September 1st meeting, each meeting will be highlighted by a guest speaker.

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.

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 Bayou Soccer Association in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association will host an “E” level coaching certification course, focusing on U12 and U14 age groups, August 22 and 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 5p.m. at Vandebilt Catholic School in Houma.The course is open to all coaches. The cost is $45 for coaches affiliated tothe state association and $55 for those non-affiliated. For further detailsand to sign up for the course contact Gary Gerstner at 868-8492.

The Lafreniere Soccer Association in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association will host a “F” level coaching certification course for under 8 and under 10 coaches August 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. atLafreniere Park in Metairie.

The course is open to all coaches. The cost is $25 for coaches affiliated tothe state association and $35 for those non-affiliated. For further detailsand to sign up for the course contact the Lafreniere S.A. Office at 733-7006.

The St. Charles Catholic Athletic Association is holding a monthly$1,000 raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold each month at a cost of $20per ticket. Drawings are to be held on the 28th of each month. For ticketinformation call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at 652-3029.

The St. Charles Catholic Atheltic Association benefit dinner willbe held Sunday, September 20. Menu includes shrimp etouffe, vegetable,salad, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is $5 per plate (dine-in orcarry-out). Meals will be served between 11 a.m. And 1 p.m. Tickets maybe purchased at St. Charles Catholic’s Treasurer’s office during normalschool hours or at any of the Quarterback Club meetings prior to Sept. 20.

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 St. Charles Catholic Homecoming/Ray Laiche Memorial GolfScramble will be held Monday, September 28 at Riverlands Country Club.

Cost is $100 per player and includes golf, lunch, drinks, dinner, tournament gift, mulligans and door prizes. Hole sponsorships areavailable at $50 per hole. For more information contact Jonnie Price at652-8471.

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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