Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 1999

L’Observateur / April 28, 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 (504) 652-9545, fax to652-3885, drop by 116 Newspaper Drive, or mail to P.O. Box 1010,LaPlace, LA 70069-1010.

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. John Parish Recreation Department is advertising forumpires for baseball. Applicants must have experience and knowledge ofrules and regulation of the game. If qualified, please contact Debra Poche(652-9569, ext. 36), Bernell Charles (536-4299) or Danny Rome (652-5681).

Applicants must be 18 years and older. Applications are available at theRecreation Center, 1801 West Airline Highway, LaPlace, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 ticket information call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at652-3029.

The Nicholls State University Athletic Department Staff, including the school’s 15 head coaches, will hold a caravan that will make stops in seven South Louisiana cities during the month of May.

The caravan will be at Bull’s Corner Restaurant in LaPlace May 6. Thecaravan begins May 3 in Houma at the Bayou Vue Cafe and will also make stops at Bubba’s II Restaurant in Thibodaux May 4, the First and Last Chance Cafe in Donaldsonville May 10, the Morgan City Holiday Inn May 11, Randolph’s in Golden Meadow May 13 and Beck’s in Raceland May 17.

Each event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a $10 charge fordinner, along with a cash bar.

For more information please contact John Telford at the NSU Colonel Club at (504) 448-4804.

St. Charles Catholic head baseball coach Frank Monica is holding aseries of baseball camps this spring at the high school.

A general camp will be held June 7-11. The cost is $100. A pitchers andcatchers camp will be held June 14 and 15 and the cost is $60. A hitterscamp is scheduled for June 16-18 and the cost is $90.

For more information contact Monica at the school at 652-3809 or at home at 652-4905.

Southeastern Louisiana University will offer a two-day clinic for current and aspiring coaches, June 25 and 26.

The clinic is part of the university’s new Summer Coaching Institute.

Instruction will focus on football, basketball and volleyball coaching. Theclinic is open to men and women who coach or would like to coach on any level. The cost is $25 to attend.Instructors will give direction in the fundamentals of coaching and team concepts. Topics include various defense programs, “Sport and HeatRelated Injuries,” “Becoming a Volleyball Official,” “Tests and Measurements in Strength Development,” practice techniques and more.

Along with Southeastern coaches and staff and area high school coaches, scheduled instructors include Gayle Hatch, senior U.S. International coach,USA weight lifting; John Brady of LSU; Ricky Broussard of Nicholls State; Dr. Dralene Kluka of Grambling State; Steve Campbell of SouthwestMississippi Community College and Gene Rushing of Louisiana College.

Additional activites include a reception for clinic participants and retired coaches and a pre-clinic Coaches Golf Scramble on June 24 at Springview Country Club in Amite. Cost to participate is $40.In addition to the clinic, Continuing Education and the department of Kinesiology are offering a credit course designed for coaches and teachers in enhancing sport performances. The course content is based on scientificprinciples applied to the psychology of human performances and to development of strength and conditions. Students can earn undergraduateor graduate credit for the course.

Deadline for registration for the Coaches Clinic or the credit course is June 1. For more information contact Southeastern Continuing Education at549-2301 or 1-800-256-2771.

Southeastern Louisiana University and the Steve Carter Tennis Camp will be hosting the 21st Lion Tennis Camp on the campus of SLU. The campis for all ability levels and will be for both resident and day campers.

For information contact the SLU Athletic Department at (504) 549-2253 or Steve Carter P.O. Box 80145, Baton Rouge, LA 70898, (504) 924-0735. 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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