Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 29, 1999

L’Observateur / March 29, 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. 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 BOOSTERS is holding baseball and softball registration and tryouts for boys and girls ages 13-18 today at the playground from 9-11 a.m.Registration will also continue for all other age groups. Call Dennis at651-9002 for more information.

St. Charles Catholic is holding its annual field day tomorrow at theschool.

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 tomorrow.

The tournament will feature a boys and girls division. Teams may have asmany 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 volleyball 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. The St. James Boat Club is hosting its 32nd Choupique Rodeo Festival,a fresh water fishing rodeo, April 9-11.

Activities at the festival include bands playing each night; a “Bass for Cash” tournament Saturday morning; horseshoe tournament; Miss Choupique contest; boat and RVs show; airboat ride; craft booth; games; airbrush T-shirts; train ride; and food and drinks.

The Choupique Rodeo only requires a $1 registration fee to enter fish in the contest but that entry fee gives a raffle chance for the first-place prize of $1,000 and second-place prize of a 14-foot aluminum flatboat, three horsepower Suzuki Outboard motor and trailer. Mike Rabalais ofCajun Quest will MC the awards presentation and the Miss Choupique contest.

The first Leukemia Society Singles Bowling Tournament benefiting the Leukemia Society of America will be held Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, at Frazzio’s Rainbow Lanes on Manhattan Blvd. inHarvey.

Entry fees for the tournament are $40 per person and $30 for re-entry.

First place winner receives $1,000 (based on 80 entries) plus many other cash prizes will be awarded.

The tournament is open to adults ages 18 and over. All entrants may pre-register by mail before April 4 to Fazzio’s Rainbow Lanes, 901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. All other entries must register with cash at thetournament. Make check payable to Fazzio’s Rainbow Lanes. For additionalinformation call (504) 361-7991.

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.

St. Peter School’s annual Two Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held inconjunction with its Spring Festival, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m.The entry fee is $8. Participants may register by calling the school forregistration forms or may register the morning of the race at 8 a.m. infront of the school. The runners will race first with the walkers beginningat approximately 9 a.m.Following the Run/Walk, there will be a “Celebrity Golf Cart Race” from St. Peter Church to the school on West Seventh Street. Participatingcelebrities will be announced at a later date.

Sponsorships for meals and bands are still available. For more informationcall the school at 536-4296.

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