Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 1998

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / October 7, 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 Ro Brown, Sports Director for WDSU, Channel 6.

Mike Detillier, sports analyst for WWL radio, will be the guest speaker at the weekly Lutcher Quarterback Club meeting Tuesday night. As usual,chicken and dirty rice will be served beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the guestspeaker following. Coach Tim Detillier will wrap up the meeting with hiscomments on last week’s game and the Bulldogs’ upcoming opponent.

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: 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 St. Charles Catholic Homecoming/Ray Laiche Memorial GolfScramble will be held Monday 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 Unified Special Olympic Athletes will play the St. CharlesSheriff’s Office Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the East Bank Bridge Park. TheSheriff’s Office will follow by playing the St. Charles Senior All-Stars.The public is invited and concessions will be sold.

The Riverside Academy Alumni Baseball game will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. on the Riverside diamond. The game has been moved to theFall to accommodate current college and professional baseball players from Riverside. If you plan to attend, contact Thomas Fernandez at (504)536-4246 or coach Marshall Crooks at (504) 536-4251.

The 20th Annual Andouille Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:30p.m. at the Percy D. Hebert Building Festival Grounds. A 5-mile run and 2-mile run/walk will be held.

Awards will be given to the top five male and female in the 2-mile and the first overall male and female in the 5-mile.

The entry fee is $8 before Oct. 20 and $10 after for the 2-mile and $10before Oct. 20 and $12 after for the 5-mile. Participants 18 and under or55 and over, take $2 off the regular pre-registration entry fee price.

Andouille Run T-shirts will be given to pre-registered entrants on race day. Late and race-day entrants may have to pick up their shirts at theSheriff’s Office in 3-4 weeks.

For further information contact Lt. Greg Maurin or Sgt. Mike Davis at 652-9513. Proceeds will benefit charities designated by the St. JohnCrimefighters.

The St. Peter School’s Alumni and Friends Golf Tournamentscheduled for September 21 has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 26 atBelle Terre Country Club because of the excessive rainfall making the course unable to be played. Anyone interested in participating orsponsoring a hole can contact the school at 536-4296.

Quality Machine Works, Inc. will be hosting a Benefit Golf Classic Monday,Oct. 26 at Pelican Point Golf Course in Gonzales.The proceeds from this tournament will benefit the “Get High on Life” Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization founded by HaroldKeller and which provides support to those individuals who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction or mental anguish.

The scramble will start with a shotgun start with tee times at 7:30 a.m.and 12:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $400 per team or $100 per individual andincludes green fees, cart, mulligans, range balls, shirt, unlimited refreshments, light lunch and dinner. Signs at tee boxes may be sponsoredfor $100.

For more information please call Quality Machine Works at 869-9809, Chuck Rousselle at 652-2588, Michael Michel at 652-8737, Steve Lee at 652-2167 or Jared Amato at 869-3407.

The Riverside Extra Inning Club Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Monday, November 2 at Belle Terre Country Club. For informationcontact Jane LeBlanc at 536-4246 or Marshall Crooks at 536-4251.

North Oaks Health System in Hammond will host the Ninth Annual Ponchatoula-Middendorf’s Swamp Romp, a 10-mile social walk/run to promote wellness, Saturday, Oct. 31.The Swamp Romp is open to everyone and features a flat, straight route from Ponchatoula, along Old U.S. Highway 51, to Middendorf’s Restaurant inManchac. Walkers will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by runners at 8:30 a.m.Preregistration is $10 on or before October 16 and $15 after October 16.

Long-sleeved T-shirts are available for $12. All proceeds will be donatedto the United Way Serving Tangipahoa Parish.

An official time clock will be used to determine awards for the male and female runners with the best times. Prizes also will be awarded to theoldest and youngest participants, as well as the top three costumes in an optional Halloween costume contest. At the finish line, runners andwalkers will be served Middendorf’s fried catfish dinners and entertained with live music.

For an application or more information, call North Oaks Health System’s Community Resources Division at (504) 230-6499, the Swamp Romp Information Line at (504) 230-ROMP, or visit the www.northoaks.orgwebsite.

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.

Special Olympics Louisiana’s new “Share the Victory” motor vehicle recycling program allows anyone in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St.Tammany and St. Charles parishes to turn extra or unwanted vehicles into”something special for Special Olympics.”An individual can call the “Share the Victory” toll-free number and Special Olympics will arrange to tow away their motor vehicle for free.

The vehicle will be recycled into the funds needed to support the year- round program of sports training and athletic competition for mentally- retarded children and adults in Louisiana.

Vehicles can be in any condition to qualify as long as the owner has the title. Consumers may also be able to take advantage of a tax deduction asthe fair market price of the vehicle is considered a tax deductible donation to Special Olympics.

For more information or to donate your used motor vehicle call Share the Victory at 1-800-249-1192.

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