River Region Sports Notes, Events and Information

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2005


The annual Riverside Academy Basketball camp is set for June 27-July 1 at the Riverside Academy gymnasium. Registration deadline is June 7, 2005. Camp times are 9-12:30 for all boys and girls entering grades 1-7. Cost is $45. The camp is designed to encourage solid fundamentals in all areas of the game and will feature guest speakers, demonstrations by Rebel Basketball players, group and individual instruction, contests, live games and a camp T-shirt for all participants. To register, please send cash or check payable to Riverside Academy, c/o Tommy Monier, 332 Railroad Avenue, Reserve, LA. 70084.


The recreation department of St. John the Baptist Parish is again sponsoring its annual summer youth program. All youth ages 4-12 years are eligible to register. East Bank campsite is Fifth Ward Elementary located on 158 Panther Drive in Reserve and the West Bank campsite is set for West St. John Elementary school in Edgard. The fee for the duration is $50 per child to be paid at the time of registration. NO REFUNDS AND NO CHECKS.

Camp time is set for 9-3 Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided with bus transportation to and from all sites. Activities include tee-ball, kick-ball, basketball, board games, arts and crafts, story/reading activities, swimming, resource participations and talent activities.

Registration on the East Bank is set for May 25-June 1 at the recreation department in LaPlace next to Walgreen’s at 1801 West Airline Highway. Office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday with June 1 registration ending at noon (NO EXCEPTIONS). For more information please contact Errol Manuel at 985-652-9569, ext. 215, or Debra Poche at 985-652-9569.


On Monday, June 6 from 4-7, all incoming East St. John ninth graders as well as varsity players are to report to the Field House.


Prime Time Sports Summer Hoops Tour series of basketball tournaments offers quality competition for boys and girls, grades 4 through 12. Summer tournament dates and locations in Louisiana are as follows: June 10-12 New Orleans; June 24-26 Shreveport. Entry fee is $295 per tournament, with a five-game guarantee. For more information, call toll-free 888-643-8700 or visit our website at www.primetimesportz.com.


The Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club, in cooperation with the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk announces that a Civilian Marksmanship High Power Rifle Clinic and Match will be held on May 28-29. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and will be conducted at Range 23 located on Mill Creek Road, Fort Polk. A driver’s license or other official picture ID will be required to enter the military reservation. Junior shooters without identification may accompany properly identified parent or guardian.

The clinic will consist of classroom type instruction on gun safety, proper marksmanship techniques with the AR-15 rifle and target scoring. After a short break, the participants will move to the 200-yard line and fire a 50-round match with the AR-15 rifle. Completion of the clinic makes shooters with State Association Membership eligible for the CMP M1 program and qualified to shoot in future High Power Matches.

It is an excellent for a father and son/daughter event. The cost of the clinic and 50-round match is $45 for adults and $25 for juniors. The Louisiana Shooting Association will provide ammunition and rifles.

Shooters that own their own M-1 Garands, M1A or AR-15 rifles may participate in the clinic at reduced cost but must provide their own ammo, ball only, no AP or tracer allowed.

An 80-round National match will be held on May 29 at Range 23 for classified shooters. Shooters must provide all their own equipment and ammo. Squadding for the match begins at 7:30 at the 500-yard line. Cost of the match is $20 for adults, $10 or juniors.

To find Range 23, enter at the Main Gate, follow Louisiana Avenue to Texas Avenue. Take a left on Texas Avenue and follow to Mill Creek Road. Take a right onto Mill Creek Road, follow to MP checkpoint. Range 23 is 500 yards past checkpoint on the right.

For more information, call Steve Florich at 337-531-0134 Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30, Mike Breedlove at 318-357-0183 after 6:00 or Roland Cote at 337-238-3145 Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.


LaPlace area junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Oak Harbor Open

at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, Louisiana on June 16th-17th. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. Discounted hotel accommodations are available. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 9th at 6 p.m. Call 850-243-6333 or register to join the tour online at



THIBODAUX-High school football players interested in developing their offensive skills can receive instruction from Colonels coaching staff in the quarterback and wide receiver developmental clinics scheduled during June at Nicholls State University.

The clinics will include intense, personalized instruction from H.T. Kinney, Colonels offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Players entering ninth through 12 grades are eligible to enroll.

Clinics will be held at the Nicholls football practice fields. Monday through Friday sessions are scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. on June 6 to 10, and again June 13 to 17. A Saturday session is schedule 8 to 10 a.m. on June 18. The cost to enroll is $99 for each of the five-day clinics or $35 for the Saturday clinic.

For camp information, contact Kinney at (985) 448-4801. To register, visit www.nicholls.edu/cnc or call the Nicholls State University Office of Continuing Education at (985) 448-4444.


The annual Dig-It Volleyball camp is set for July 26-30 at the St. Joan of Arc Gym in LaPlace for girls entering grades 5-8. Times are 9 a.m.-noon every day. Registration is $50 if received by June 28 and $60 up to July 13. Each girl will receive a camp T-shirt and souvenir volleyball. Girls are required to bring their own water bottle, knee pads and a camp volleyball every day. The camp is directed by Linda Firmin and Jennifer Suarez and staffed by local high school volleyball girls. For more information please contact (985) 652-6460 or (985) 652-6460. Please make checks payable to Linda Firmin and send them in an envelope marked Volleyball Camp to St. Joan of Arc Rectory, c/o Jennifer Suarez, 529 W. Fifth Street, LaPlace, LA 70068.