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Sports Briefs

L’Observateur / November 30, 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 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.

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.

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 call Gary 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. NOAH Recreation is holding basketball registration for ages 6-15 today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NOAH ballpark. Registrants are asked to bring acopy of their birth certificates if not already on file. For moreinformation please contact Mike Schaeffer at 652-3590.

The St. Charles Department of Parks and Recreation is holdingbasketball coaches meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 for 9-10Franchise/Recreation League ( 7 p.m.) and 6-7-8 Recreation League (8 p.m.)and Wednesday, Dec. 2 for 11-12 Franchise/Recreation League (7 p.m.) and13-14 Franchise/Recreation League boys and girls (8 p.m.). The Lakeview Soccer Club in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association will host a Youth Module level coaching certification course for under 6 and under 8 coaches. The course is open to all coaches and willrun from 9 a.m. To 3:30 p.m. The course will be conducted on December 12at the Lakeview Soccer Club fields in City Park in New Orleans.

The cost is $25 for coaches affiliated to the state association and $35 for those non-affiliated. For further details and to sign up for the course,contact Karl Zimmermann at (504) 283-5602).

The AAU of St. James Basketball, Inc. tryouts for the girls 13-year-old team will be held Sunday, December 13 at the St. James High Schoolgym from 1-8 p.m. Girls making their 14th birthday after January 1, 1999qualify for the tryouts. For more information call Lori Preston (651-9939), Yvette Melancon (265-3416), Lenette Braud (473-6062), Kimball Octave (473-0841), Nelson Jones (473-3854) or Sylvia Gipson (473- 9360).

The Louisiana Hunters Against Poachers will have their annual meeting Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at the St. James Boat Club onHighway 61 in Gramercy. The public is invited.There will be a jambalaya dinner, raffles, vendor displays, door prizes and guest speakers from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, political representatives and special guests. There will also be a deermount display (bring your trophies) and a Big Buck Contest.

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.

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 ChryJrGolf@aol.com. 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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