Local sports scrapbook – June 14

East, North staffs to host Revolution hoops camp

The Columbus East and Columbus North boys basketball coaching staffs will host the Columbus Revolution Basketball Camp on Monday and Thursday at North and Tuesday and Wednesday at East for boys entering Grades K to 9.

Grades K to 2 will be from 9 to 10 a.m., Grades 3 and 4 from 10 to 11 a.m., Grades 5 to 7 from 11 a.m. to noon, and Grades 8 and 9 from noon to 1 p.m.

Registration will take place on the first day of the camp. Cost is $60, with checks payable to “Columbus Revolution Basketball.”

Former Olympians coach hosting hoops camps

Former Columbus East girls basketball coach Mel Good will host a youth basketball camp from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Foundation For Youth for ages 4 to 8. Cost is $60. Sign-ups are available at FFY. For more information, call 812-348-4558.

Good also will host the Two Good Basketball Camp from 8 a.m. to noon June 22 to 25 at Ceraland. Cost is $145, or $105 with a Ceraland annual pass. Players can register online at ceraland.org. For more information, call 812-377-5849.

Nomination deadline for Cramer Award nears

Monday is the deadline to nominate someone for the 2015 Jack Cramer Ideals of Athletic Competition Award. The award is sponsored by the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department in memory of Jack Cramer, a former athlete who died at the age of 33 in 1978.

The award is presented annually to a male and female high school-aged or adult athlete, coach or sports organizer in Bartholomew County. Information and nomination forms are available at Donner Center.

East football to host golf outing at Timbergate

Individuals and teams interested in playing in the 11th annual East Football Golf Outing are asked to register by Monday. The Tournament will be at noon June 26 at Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh.

Check-in is at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and pictures. Cost is $100 per golfer, $150 for a hole sponsorship or $500 for four golfers and a hole sponsorship, and includes a cart, range balls, lunch and a photo.

Entry forms are available by emailing ColumbusEastFootballTeam@gmail.com or by calling Jesse Smith at 812-343-5621.

North cross-country summer runs continue

Columbus North’s cross-country summer runs are from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer for boys and girls entering Grades 9 to 12.

Runners should come dressed to run with a water bottle and meet at the Maple Street entrance to Memorial Gym.

Jennings middle school seeks coaches, sets dates

Jennings County Middle School is looking for football and volleyball coaches. If interested, call athletics director Mike Wagner at 812-346-4940.

Also at JCMS, the cross-country summer running program takes place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Muscatatuck County Park. Practice will begin from 6 to 7:15 p.m. July 20 at the park.

The Middle School Football Camp will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 13 to 16 at the middle school football field. Practice will begin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 20.

Volleyball open gyms will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20, 22 and 27 for seventh- and eighth-graders interested in trying out for the middle school team. Tryout practices will begin from 5 to 7 p.m. July 29 at the middle school.

Soccer practice will begin from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the Sand Creek Elementary Soccer Complex.

Students participating in the athletic program must have a sport physical dated after April 1, 2015, and a concussion form on file in the athletics office. Any sixth- through eighth-grader interested in playing soccer or seventh- and eighth-graders interested in playing football need to do the concussion test between 4 and 5 p.m. July 20 in Rooms 20 and 21 of the middle school, unless they played and were tested last year.

There will be a Fall Sports Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. July 16 in the middle school’s north gym.

Columbus North offers Frog Swim Lessons

Frog Swim Lessons will continue Mondays through Fridays for the next three weeks at Columbus North High School.

Cost is $65 a week. The lessons last 30 minutes and have a 1:1 ratio. To sign up or for information, call 812-350-1088 and leave a message.

Girls can practice with Columbus Lacrosse Club

The Columbus Lacrosse Club is offering high school girls the opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse.

Practices are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Donner Park in the grassy area between the pool and Chestnut Street for girls in Grades 9 to 12. Equipment will be provided.

For more information, contact coach Maeve Drohan at maeve.drohan@gmail.com or visit columbuslax.org.

South Decatur players can meet football coach

Players, parents and family of South Decatur football players are invited to a spaghetti dinner to introduce new head coach Tony Bell at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria.

All athletes and family members from elementary through high school are encouraged to attend. Junior High football players should arrive by 5:30 p.m. to receive equipment. There will also be sign-ups for youth football and Cougar clothing on sale, with proceeds going to support the football program.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to Bell at tbell@decaturco.k12.in.us as soon as possible.

Critzer Memorial tourney coming to Otter Creek

The 30th annual Andy Critzer Memorial Golf Tournament will be at noon Friday at Otter Creek.

Platinum sponsorships are $750 and include four players, lunch and dinner, corporate tee sign and corporate recognition at the dinner. Gold sponsorships are $525 and include four players, lunch and dinner and a corporate tee sign. Silver sponsorships are $100 and include a corporate tee sign. Individual players are $100, which includes lunch and dinner. A car giveaway for a hole-in-one, various tournament awards, a golf package raffle and door prizes also are part of the event.

Proceeds benefit the Andy Critzer scholarship endowment, which is managed by Bartholomew County’s Heritage Fund. Columbus North’s Sydney Anderson and Columbus East’s Adam Krebs are the $15,000 scholarship winners and will be honored at the tournament dinner.

Entry forms are available at Hoosier Sporting Goods or by calling 812-372-9373.

Basketball camps coming to Hanover

Hanover College will host a Post/Perimeter Skills Camp from June 24 to 26 and the second week of its 49th annual Boys Basketball Camp July 5 to 8. Brownstown Central coach Dave Benter will direct the post players, and Greensburg coach Stacy Meyer will direct the perimeter players.

For more information on the camps, visit hanover.edu/athletics/summercamps or contact Hanover coach Jon Miller at 812-866-7387 or millerjo@hanover.edu.

Ceraland hosting five summer athletic leagues

Ceraland has set dates for its summer athletic leagues.

In softball, the CERA Co-ed League will be Tuesdays beginning June 30, and the CERA Summer Men’s League will be Thursdays beginning July 30. Cost for either league is $400 per team and includes 10 games, with a single-elimination tournament. Roster limit is 18 players, who must be at least 16 by the first scheduled game.

The Co-ed League for kickball will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays beginning July 8. Cost is $180 per team and includes eight games and a single-elimination tournament. Rosters must have between seven and 15 players.

The Summer Indoor Basketball League will feature a Wednesday Open League beginning July 15. Cost is $325 per team and includes the sports and fitness center fee.

Golf leagues will begin July 16 for Thursdays and Aug. 10 for Mondays at Otter Creek. Cost is $20 for non-pass holders and $10 for pass holders. The leagues are limited to 14 teams.

The Sandpit Volleyball Leagues start July 20 for the Co-ed Intermediate League and July 23 for the Co-ed Competitive League. Cost for either league is $100. The Non-Competitive League begins July 23 and is $60 per team. The Tuesday King and Queen League starts July 28 and is $25 per player. Roster limit is 10 players, who must be at least 16 by the first scheduled game.

Bears to host free skills and conditioning camp

The Bartholomew County Bears Youth Football League is conducting a free skills and conditioning camp from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 6 to 9 at Taylorsville Elementary School. No registration is required.

Sign-ups for the league will be available at the camp. Equipment for both cheerleaders and players for the season will be provided, and players will receive jerseys.

The Bears are a traveling fall league meant to bring youth closer together through a common interest in sportsmanship and competition. Coaches are USA Football Heads Up certified. Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and games will be Saturdays from August through mid-October.

Cost for players and cheerleaders is $100, with scholarships available. For more information, visit leaguelineup.com/Tbfl.

East boys basketball to conduct golf outing

The fifth annual Columbus East boys basketball golf outing will be at noon July 24 at Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. July 24. Cost is $400 per team or $100 for a hole sponsorship. To register, or for more information, contact Mark Meier at meierm@bcsc.k12.in.us or 812-344-4991.

Columbus Youth Hockey to host golf outing

The Columbus Youth Hockey and Ritz Memorial Golf Outing will be at 1 p.m. July 29 at Otter Creek Golf Course.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. Cost is $125 per golfer or $400 per team and includes a cart, dinner, entry into all events and a chance to win prizes. Cost for dinner only is $35. Proceeds will benefit the Bryan Ritz Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is managed by Bartholomew County’s Heritage Fund.

To register or for more information, call Brad Bennett at 812-390-8620.

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.