Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 13, 1999

L’Observateur / March 13, 1999

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 baseball, softball, track and field, golf and tennis coaches, please send your schedules and rosters 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.

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 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. Charles Parks and Recreation Department will host the LSUBaseball Clinic today at the Eastbank Bridge Park beginning at 9 a.m. Theplayers clinic, featuring coach Dan Canevari and eight Tiger players, will be free of charge and is open to players ages 8-17.

The clinic will focus on hitting, fielding and pitching fundamentals. CoachBeetle Bailey will also hold a parents clinic while the players are on the field. Players should bring all of their equipment to participate (hat,gloves, shoes).

St. Charles Catholic’s Double Diamond Club is hosting its secondannual Double Diamond Gala to benefit the baseball and softball programs tonight in the school gym and cafeteria.

The night begins with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Dancing is scheduled from9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the sounds of Summer Breeze. Door prize and cash prizedrawings will be held. Five $200 prizes will be drawn, with the grandprize award of $5000 to be picked at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from members of the Double Diamond Club or Frank Monica who can be reached at 652-3809.

The Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show returns to the Louisiana Superdome Wed-nesday through Sunday offering the general public the largest and newest selection of sportfishing gear, boats and hunting equipment at special Show discount prices.

Activities include “Water Dog” seminars, fishing and hunting seminars and the annual Big Buck contest. Show hours are 4-10 p.m. Wednesday throughFriday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admissionis $7 for adults and $3 for children.

St. Charles Catholic is holding its annual field day Sunday, March 28 atthe school.

Mass begins at 9:15 a.m.; competition follows at 10 a.m. Events include thebroad jump, hard ball throw, 50-yard dash, 75-yard dash, obstacle course, soccer kick, sack race and peanut race for grades K-4; and the long jump, softball throw, pull-ups, soccer kick, 100-yard dash, obstacle course, football accuracy and 25-yard hop for grades 5-6.

The registration fee is $2. T-shirts are available for $8 (deadline for T-shirts is March 22. Entry forms are available at St. Charles Catholic or atany of its feeder schools. Participants may also register the day of theevent.

St. Charles Catholic will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball and volleyballtournament for seventh and eighth graders in the Comet Gym Sunday, March 28. The tournament will feature a boys and girls division. Teamsmay have as many as five on their roster and players do not have to be from the same school. Entry for each participant is $2. Mass begins at 9:15 a.m., the tournament begins at 10 a.m. All teamsshould report no later than 9:45 a.m. Entry forms with fees should bereturned to SCC no later than March 24. Parents must sign to givepermission for the students to play.

Boys teams will play basketball before lunch and colleyball following lunch. Girls teams will play volleyball before lunch and basketball afterlunch. Entry forms are available at St. Charles Catholic or at any of itsfeeder schools. Participants may also register the day of the event. Ascension of Our Lord is holding baseball registration April 11 and 18 from 12:30-3 p.m. at the school.Registration will be held for T-ball (boys and girls) 4-6-years old; baseball (boys) from 7-13 years-old; softball (girls) 10-13 years-old; and cabbage ball (girls) 7-13 years-old. For more information, call sportsdirector Mike Abbate at 652-5041.

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 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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