Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 21, 1998

L’Observateur / September 21, 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.

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. Wednesday’s guest speaker is Scott Sidwell of the New Orleans Saints.

LSU’s Beetle Bailey will be the guest speaker at the weekly Lutcher Quarterback Club meeting Tuesday night. Bailey is a former LSU assistantbaseball coach and is now in the Athletic Depart-ment.

As usual, chicken and dirty rice will be served beginning at 7:30 p.m. withthe guest speaker following. Coach Tim Detillier will wrap up the meetingwith his comments on last week’s game and the Bulldogs’ upcoming opponent.

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 anyquestions.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sponsoring a free Louisiana Boating Safety Course Wednesday and Thursday at Hahnville High School 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 at 785-7268.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in conjunction with local NBEF volunteer instructors, will sponsor a bowhunter education course 6-10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sheriff’s RifleRange on Savanne Road in Houma.

The contents of this course will cover history, responsible bowhunting practices, equipment, shot placement, tips on stand placement, tracking, first aid, safety while hunting and laws concerning bowhunting.

The first night will be entirely indoors instruction with Saturday being mostly outdoors. Tree stand safety will be demonstrated, a 3-D courseshot and a blood trail followed. Be sure to bring bug spray, boots, rain gearand archery equipment on Saturday morning.

Both days must be attended. The course is free to the public and willprovide certification anywhere in the U.S. where a bowhuntingcertification is required.

For more information call John LeBlanc at (504) 594-7142.

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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