River Region Sports Notes, News and Information

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2005


Registration dates are Sunday Aug. 7, 14 and 21 at the Ascension of Our Lord School lobby from 12:30-3 p.m. Any questions, please call our recreation director Mike Abbate at 652-5041.


The University of New Orleans baseball camp slated for Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15, at Maestri Field will not meet Monday due to Hurricane Dennis.

Registration for the camp will now start at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Maestri Field and the camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day through Friday. Those individuals who have already registered will be refunded for the loss of the originally slated first day of camp.

For additional information please contact Bill Cilento at (504) 280-3268.


Southeastern Louisiana University head women’s basketball coach Lori Davis Jones will hold a pair of summer camps in the upcoming weeks on the university campus.

The Lori Davis Jones Individual Camp runs July 18-21, while the Elite Camp is scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6. The camps will be held at the University Center and the Pennington Student Activity Center. Campers will receive instruction from Jones, assistant coaches Eric Dumas, Brent Harris and Catherine Spangler Dehlin, as well as current and former Lady Lion players.

The individual camp is open to campers age 4-17. Rookie campers age 4-7 will be registered for $65. The cost for day campers is $130 and $280 for overnight campers, who will have an additional evening session included. The cost is $25 for early bird campers. The early bird session runs from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on July 19-21 and is designed to give eager campers an opportunity to receive additional teaching. Meals are included in the camp cost, with the exception of Rookie Camp.

The two-day Elite Camp costs $100.00 and is open to females in grades 7-12. Included in the cost is housing, meals and Lady Lion gear. The camp will provide players an opportunity to compete against the best players in the Gulf South. Camp emphasis will be on team play, with an All-Star game on Friday night as well as at the end of camp on Saturday. The Lady Lion coaching staff will also provide one-on-one specialized instruction during the camp.

For additional information, call (985) 549-3744 or e-mail Jones at ljones@selu.edu.


All boys and girls ages 7-17 are encouraged to participate. Belle Terre Country Club members, friends and guests are eligible. The golf camp will be held each Tuesday in July. The dates are the week of July 26th. 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. Included with the mail payment, please include name, age, phone number, parents name, have you ever played golf and do you have golf clubs. Please mail to Belle Terre Country Club, attention Golf Program. 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace, LA. 70068.


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 16-17. 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 9 at 6:00 P.M.  Please call 850-243-6333 or register to join the tour online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.


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 11 at Joe Brown Playground and conclude at the Alario Center in Westwego on Aug. 8. A complete tour schedule is provided at nba.com/hornets