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Sports Briefs

L’Observateur / September 16, 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.

St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club meetings will be held everyTuesday night in the school cafeteria from now 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 is Ed Daniels, ABC-26 Sports Director.

The Unified Special Olympic Athletes will play the St. CharlesParish Sheriff’s Office tonight at 6 p.m. at the Eastbank Bridge Park. TheSheriff’s Office will follow by playing the St. Charles Senior All-Stars at7 p.m. The public is invited and concessions will be sold.The Southeastern Louisiana University golf team is holding its 10th annual Fightin’ Lions scramble fundraiser Friday at Oak Knoll Country 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 St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department ishosting a NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition Saturday at Eual J. LandryMiddle School in Hahnville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Girls and boys age groups are 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15-years-old.

Boys and girls compete separately in local competitions with the top finisher in each of the four age groups advancing to a Sectional competition.

The Realtors Classic 1 mile and 5K race will be held Saturday to benefit 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;preregistration, $12; registration after Sept. 6, $14 (with no guarantee ofT-shirt); and non-participant, $10 (Realtors and affiliates only).

Commemorative 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 LaPlace Soccer Association, in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association, will host a “F” level coaching certification course for under 12 coaches Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ascension of OurLord School in LaPlace.

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 details and to sign up for the course contact Mike Abbate at 465-7075.

The Kiwanis Club of Hammond is holding its Eighth Annual Tour de Tangipahoa Saturday.

The event will feature 30 and 62-mile rides.

Cost of entry is $35. A free T-shirt will be given to all who ride.Refreshments, including sports juice, candy, fruit and water will be provided at numerous rest stops along the route. A free jambalaya lunchawaits riders at the conclusion of the tour. Police escorts, SAG wagonsand mechanical assistance will be provided 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. Menu includes shrimp etouffe, vegetable, salad, bread anddessert.

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 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 ticketinformation call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at 652-3029.

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 any questions.

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 thecourse, 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 are encouraged to come together.To register contact the St. Charles Community Education Department at785-7268.

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 andmanual will be provided free of charge but yellow highlighters, pens and paper must be brought to class (do not bring firearms to class).

The class will also be presented at Lakewood School Oct. 20-22 from 5-8:30 p.m.To register contact the St. Charles Community Education Department at785-7268.

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