River Region Sports Notes and Information

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 6, 2005


The South Central Football Association is presently recruiting NEW football officals for the upcoming season. If you are interested in becoming an official, there will be a meeting at Thibodaux High School on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. We cover the River Parishes, Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary Parishes. For more information, you may contact June Aucoin, assignment secretary at 985-637-9637 or Hank Vicknair at 225-413-2317.


LaPlace area junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Turnberry Open at The Moors Golf Course in Milton, Florida on Saturday-Sunday, July 16th-17th. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is sanctioned and ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.  Registration deadline is Saturday, July 9th at 6:00 P.M.  Please call 850-243-6333 or register to join the tour online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.


The St. Charles Catholic 2005 Youth Football Camp is set for July 18-21. Camp runs from 8:30-11:30 daily for ages 7-13. Cost is $50. Camp includes instruction at all positions, pro demonstrations, weight training, camp t-shirt, highlight films, “Iron Boy” contest, touch football games, skill tests, races and punt pass and kick contest. Registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday July 18. For more information call 652-3029.


Football registration for the Heat Youth Organization is set for the 2005 football season. For ages 6-12. Registration is set for June 20-24 and July 11-15 at Regala Park from 5:30-7:30. Cost is $60 per player ($40 registration fee, $20 practice uniform you get to keep). For more information or would like to be a part of our program contact Raffeal Neal at 985-497-8953.


NEW ORLEANS – For the fourth consecutive summer, the New Orleans Hornets will host free basketball clinics for children at locations throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Sponsored by Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Hibernia National Bank, these clinics are open to children ages 7 to 14.

“Summer is a great time for us to share the game of basketball with kids”, said Hornets team president Paul Mott. “We’re pleased to welcome Ochsner and Hibernia to our Summer Hoops team, and with their help we look forward to once again reaching out to thousands of children across the region.”

Pre-registration is required, and forms are available at hornets.com, the Hornets Sales Center at the New Orleans Arena, and the locations listed below. Space is limited to 200 kids per half-day session, with 7-to-10 year-olds participating in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 11-to-14

year-olds participating in the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Summer Hoops Tour will begin in New Orleans on July 11th at Joe Brown Playground and conclude at the Alario Center in Westwego on August 8th. A complete tour schedule is provided below.

Monday, July 11

Joe Brown Playground, New Orleans

Wednesday, July 13

Lamar Dixon YMCA, Gonzales

Tuesday, July 19

Dillard University, New Orleans

Wednesday, July 20

Dillard University, New Orleans

Monday, July 25

Thibodaux High School, Thobodaux

Tuesday, July 26

Cutoff Playground, Algiers

Wednesday, July 27*

Southeastern La. Univ., Hammond

Tuesday, August 2

Louisiana Leadership Institute, Kenner

Wednesday, August 3

Muss Bertolino Center, Kenner

Thursday, August 4

Buras High School, Buras

Monday, August 8

Alario Center, Westwego

*Both age groups will participate in the 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. session in Hammond.


The Belle Terre Country Club camp is eligible to all boys and girls ages 7-17. Members, friends and guest are invited. The camp dates are July 26-29. The program will begin at 9:30 and end at 12:00. The entry fee is $75 per player and includes hands on PGA instruction, prizes and lunch each day. Your entry form should include your name, age, phone, and parents name, have you ever played golf and do you have golf clubs. All entry forms and payments should be mailed to Belle Terre Country Club, attention Tad Kivett Jr. Golf Program, 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace, LA. 70068