Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 26, 1998

L’Observateur / October 26, 1998

All basketball, soccer and wrestling coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 700691010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

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. Steve Schneider, sports anchor for Channel 9 in Baton Rouge, 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 guest speaker following. Coach Tim Detillier will wrap up themeeting with his comments 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. St. Charles Catholic High School is hosting the Shootout at SCC, ashooting clinic for boys and girls featuring the nation’s premier shooting coach, “The Shot Doctor” Ace Hoffstein, November 7.

Two sessions will be held. Session I is from 9-11 a.m. Session II is from1-3 p.m. The costs for both sessions is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt.The clinic is open to all players ages 10-18. Enrollment is limited.Deadline for registration is Nov. 1.Hoffstein has worked with basketball players at all levels – high school, college and the pros. He has been the personal shooting coach for NBAstars Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Juwan Howard.

The clinic will also present Melani Lowman with her Maximum Effort Learning Sports Program to enhance athletes speed, agility, quickness, balance, coordination and explosiveness on the court.

For more information, contact St. Charles Catholic head basketball coachPhilip Cavell at 764-0917.

The Riverside Extra Inning Club Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Monday, November 2 at Belle Terre Country Club.

For information contact Jane LeBlanc at 536-4246 or Marshall Crooks at 536-4251.

Southeastern Louisiana University’s 6th annual golf scramble fundraiser has been set for Friday, November 6 at Santa Maria Country Club in Baton Rouge.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The field islimited to 25 foursomes and is open to men and women.

The entry fee is $65 per person which includes a cart, refreshments, a gift package, dinner following the tournament and individual prizes for closest to the hole and longest drive.

All procceds from the tournament will benefit SLU athletics.

For more information contact Mac Wats in Baton Rouge at 926-3191 or athletic director Tom Douple at (504) 549-2253.

St. Charles Catholic Head Baseball Coach Frank Monica is holdingtwo baseball camps at the school over the Christmas holidays. A camp forpitchers and catchers will be held Dec. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.The costs for the camp is $60.

A camp for hitters will be held Dec. 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The costis $90.

For more information call coach Monica at the school at 652-3029.

Season ticket packages for the 1998-99 Nicholls State University home basketball games are now available from the athletic ticket office.

Four different plans are available and include 13 men’s and 13 women’s home contests.

Reserved seats behind the player’s bench are $98, while Upper Chairback or Lower General Admission are $68 apiece and Upper General Admission is priced at $53. Season parking privileges are also available for $5.The men’s exhibition season begins Nov. 8 against VASDA, while thewomen have a Nov. 11 preseason affair with the Houston Jaguars. As forregular season openers, the men’s squad – the 1998 Southland Conference champions – will open with Loyola of New Orleans Nov. 15, while the LadyColonels face NCAA runner-up from last season Louisiana Tech on Nov. 25.For tickets or more information call the NSU athletic ticket office at (504) 448-4791.

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 unwantedvehicles 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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