River Region Sports Notes & Information

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 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.


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.


The Jim Yarbrough 2005 Basketball Camp will be held Aug. 2-5 on the Southeastern campus. Coach Yarbrough and his staff, along with current members of the Lions’ Southland Conference championship team as well as former Lions and area high school coaches will be on hand to work with campers.

Children entering kindergarten through their senior year in high school can learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball at the camp. All campers will be grouped according to their age and ability and receive individual instruction throughout the week. Each day of camp will include lectures and demonstrations on shooting, ball handling, passing and individual and team defense.

The mini camp, for children 5-7 years old, will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday through Thursday and from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday.

The regular camp, for kids 8-17, will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday. Parents, family and friends will be welcome at any or all sessions. The camp will end Friday at 11:30 a.m. for all campers.

Pre-registration will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., on Aug. 1 in the Lion’s basketball offices (University Center, Room 115). Or you may opt to arrive by 8 a.m. on the first day of camp (Tuesday Aug. 2). The camp staff will be available at these times to visit with the parents and campers to answer any questions. Both the mini and regular camps will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 2.

Cost of the camp is $70 for mini-campers and $135 for regular campers. This includes all instruction, meals (for regular-campers only), t-shirts, awards and insurance. A $35 (Mini Camp) or $70 (Regular Camp) non-refundable deposit must accompany each application.

For additional information call the Southeastern Basketball Office at (985) 549-3744.


LaPlace area junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Indian Summer Shootout at Timber Creek Golf Club in Daphne, Alabama on August 6-7. 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 30th at 6 p.m. 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.