Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 1998

L’Observateur / September 2, 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 those interested in writing a column on fishing, hunting and other outdoors activity. If interested, contact MichaelKiral at 652-9545.

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.

The Young at Heart Bowling League invites bowlers 50 and over to join the league on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Riverbend Lanes in LaPlace.The new league starts Sept. 10. Anyone interested can call DorisChenevert at 652-5695 or Riverbend Lanes at 651-9111.

An All-Star Baseball League is being formed in St. Charles Parish inthe following age groups: 10-11 year olds and 12-13 year olds. The six-team leagues being formed across the New Orleans area is to be played in St. Charles Parish. A seven-game Saturday schedule with a double elimination tournament with trophies for first and second place. The season will run from Sept. 26to Nov. 22. Registration and team fee is required. Contact Bill Calhoun at467-8732.

NOAH Recreation is holding registration for ages 7-12 for its 1998 football season through Friday.

Registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificate 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. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club meetings will be held everyTuesday night in the school cafeteria through the end of the season.

The Riverside Academy Quarterback Club will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tonight’s guest speaker isJim Hawthorne, Voice of the LSU Tigers.

The Chamber New Orleans & the River Regions is holding “The Big Swing Golf Tournament,” Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Lakewood Country Club. There is a 11 a.m. check-in time and a 1 p.m. tee time. Contest and prizesinclude closest to the hole, longest drive, most accurate, longest putt and team gross and net score.

The entry fee is $125 per person. Price includes lunch, green fees, golfcart, cocktails and hor d’oeurves.

Deadline is Sept. 15. For more information, call Toni Roger at 527-6930.

The Southeastern Louisiana University golf team is holding its 10th annual Fightin’ Lions scramble fundraiser Sept. 18 at Oak KnollCountry Club in Hammond.

The tournament tees off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and the field islimited to the first 96 paid entrants.

The entry fee is $70 per person and includes greens fees, cart, gift pack, refreshments on the course, dinner following the tournament, door prizes and longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

Also, Dixie Motors is sponsoring a hole-in-one contest for a 1998 Nissan pick-up truck, and a silent auction for special golf items and golf packages will be held.

Golf packages will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams.

Lions head coach Tim Baldwin will introduce his defending Southland Conference championship squad for 1998-99.

For information or to receive a brochure, contact coach Baldwin at (504) 549-5186 (FAX 549-3495), or Oak Knoll Professional Jake Narro at (504) 542-5756.

The Realtors Classic 1 mile and 5K race will be held Sept. 19 tobenefit the Saints Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund.

Registration will be held at 5 p.m. and the one mile starts at 5:30 p.m.followed by the 5K at 6 p.m. at Belle Terre Boulevard at the Bank ofLaPlace. Walkers start one minute after runners in each race.Entry fees are as follows and are due by Sept. 6: student entry, $8; pre-registration, $12; registration after Sept. 6, $14 (with no guarantee of T-shirt); and non-participant, $10 (Realtors and affiliates only). Commemor-ative race T-shirts will be given out the day of the race to all pre- registered entrants.

Refreshments will be served and door prizes given out on the day of the race.

The Kiwanis Club of Hammond is holding its Eighth Annual Tour de Tangipahoa Sept. 19.The event will feature 30 and 62-mile rides. Cost of entry is $35. A freeT-shirt will be given to all who ride. Refreshments, including sportsjuice, candy, fruit and water will be provided at numerous rest stops along the route. A free jambalaya lunch awaits riders at the conclusion ofthe tour. Police escorts, SAG wagons and mechanical assistance will beprovided to cyclists.

Check-in time for the tour will be at 7 a.m. in Historical DowntownHammond’s Cate Square. The 62-mile ride departs at 7:30 a.m., and the 30-mile event gets underway at 9 a.m.For additional information, those interested are invited to telephone Vic Couvillion at (504) 345-8127, Paul Marek at (504) 549-2318 or Dan Burchfield at (800) 256-6795.

The St. Charles Catholic Athletic 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 or carry-out). Meals will beserved between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at St. Charles Catholic’s Treasurer’s officeduring normal school hours or at any of the Quarterback Club meetings prior to Sept. 20.

The 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 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 ticket information call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at652-3029.

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: 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 anyquestions.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sponsoring a free Louisiana Boating Safety Course Sept. 23 and 24 at Hahnville HighSchool from 6-8:30 p.m. The course has been prepared by the LDWF to provide boaters with advice and information on safe and proper boat operation.

By completing the course, boaters will improve their boating skills, become familiar with navigation rules and equipment and develop a positive attitude toward all water related activities as well as receiving a certificate to get a lower rate on their boat insurance. Families areencouraged to come together. To register contact the St. CharlesCommunity Education Department at 785-7268.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sponsoring free classes on Louisiana Wildlife Hunter Safety Eduaction and Firearm Safety Sept. 28-30 from 5-8:30 p.m.This program stresses hunter tradition and ethics, wildlife management and conservation, firearms and ammunition and firearm safety. The courseconsists of classroom instruction, a final exam and participation in a field exercise. The field exercise will be held off campus. Upon successful completion, students will be issued a permanent certification card and embroidered patch from the LDWF.

Students must attend all classes to receive certification. Materials and manual will be provided free of charge.

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