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Sports Briefs

L’Observateur / November 18, 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 116 Newspaper Drive, or mail to P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010. All basketball, soccer and wrestling coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

WCKW-1010 AM will broadcast River Parishes Sports Talk live from the Pizza Factory in Gramercy every Thursday night from 6:15-7 p.m. 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 callGary Zeringue at 869-3005 or Don Fernandez at 652-3029.

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 Louisiana Soccer Association announces a meeting of the Latin American Soccer Coaches Association Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the HolidayInn in Metairie.

Juan Carlos Michia, the regional U-14 coaching coordinator for U.S. Soccer,will cover topics such as the Olympic Development Prog-ram and coaching education through U.S. Soccer. All Hispanic coaches, administrators,referees, parents and players are invited.

For further information contact Julio Paiz at (504) 443-3842 or Pedro Palma at (504) 828-1641.

The True Beech Brotherhood Outreach Ministry invites the churches or ministries to participate in its flag football tournament Saturday and Sunday at Ezekial Jackson Park in Garyville.

There will be two divisions – 8-13 year olds and 14 and older. Entry fee is$20 for one division and $30 for both. Deadline for registration is today.Trophies will be given to the first and second place teams. In addition,there will be a Punt, Pass and Kick competition for ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The entry fee for all three competitions is $5 per person.Registration will be the day of the event.

For more information, contact Jeff Wright at 535-8012.

NOAH Recreation is holding basketball registration for ages 6-15 this Saturday and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NOAH ballpark.Registrants are asked to bring a copy of their birth certificates if not already on file. For more information please contact Mike Schaeffer at652-3590.

The Louisiana Soccer Association, in conjunction with the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Olympic Committee, will conduct try-outs in the Olympic Development Pro-gram for boys and girls born in 1985 and 1986 Saturday and Sunday at the Carrollton Soccer Association Fields in New Orleans.

The try-outs are open to all players. The cost is $20 per player and playersmust register by Nov. 16. Check-in on Saturday, Nov. 21 begins at 9:30 a.m. For further details and for a registration form check the L.S.A. Website atwww.lsa-soccer.org or look in the autumn issue of the newsletter, theFARPOST. Players may also check with their local sponsor association orcall the state office at (225) 766-0815.

The Destrehan High School Fighting Wildcat Basketball Camp will be held Nov. 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Destrehan gym.The camp, conducted by Destrehan head coach Mike McNamara, his staff and several varsity players, is for ages 7-14 years old. The cost of thecamp is $50 and includes a camp T-shirt and basketball.

Each player will be taught, observed and corrected in the fundamentals of basketball. The camp also includes shooting drills and games and 3 on 3and 5 on 5 team competition.

Campers will be age and ability grouped. For more information callMcNamara at 764-1775 or 764-9946.

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. Southeastern Louisiana University will begin its eighth season with the SLU Sports Radio Network this season. The Sports Network featuresflagship stations KSLU 90.9 FM along with two affiliates and globalaccessibility through the World Wide Web.

This year’s announcing team features play-by-play announcer Mark Willoughby and former Lions basketball player Duane Donald. Willoughbyhas been the voice of Lions basketball since the 1994-95 season.

Affiliates of SLU Sports Radio Network are WIBR 1300 AM in Baton Rouge and WSLA 1560 AM, Slidell. These stations will air a selection of gamesboth home and away. Check your local broadcast schedule for selecteddates.

In addition to the airwaves, KSLU can be heard world wide on the internet at www.selu.edu/athletics.Fans can also keep up with results and weekly schedule by calling the 24- hour information hotline at (504) 230-4444, extension LION (5466) for daily reports; and 5467 for the week’s schedule. The service is provided bythe Sunshine Pages.

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. Forinformation 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 ChryJrGolf@aol.com.

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