Local sports scrapbook – October 2

Middle school softball team conducting practice

Columbus Middle School softball practice will be at 5 p.m. today at the Northside diamond for seventh- and eighth-graders playing on the spring 2017 team.

Information: Eddie Loweth, 812-343-6660

Academy sponsoring new basketball league

The Columbus Club Elite Basketball Academy is sponsoring a new basketball league for boys in Grades 3 through 8.

The league will begin Oct. 22 and run for eight Saturdays at Columbus East High School. Grades 3 and 4 will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Grades 5 and 6 will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Grades 7 and 8 will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

The league will involve working on fundamentals, practicing drills and playing games. Cost is $50 by Oct. 15 or $60 after Oct. 15, with a $5 discount for additional siblings in a family and includes a reversible jersey and a basketball.

Registration can be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the East athletics office. Registration forms also are available at columbusclubelite.org.

Columbus Youth Wrestling League to kick off soon

The Columbus Youth Wrestling League will debut in mid-October and run through mid-December for kindergartners through sixth-graders.

The goal of the CYWL is to introduce the sport of wrestling to young athletes and parents in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Wrestlers will practice as one team, but participants will be divided into smaller teams with a mix of experienced and new wrestlers for competitions.

The first practice will be from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 17, and additional practices will be Oct. 19 and 24; Nov. 7, 14 and 28 and Dec. 5 and 7. Competitions will be Oct. 28; Nov. 3, 10 and 17 and Dec. 1 at Taylorsville Elementary, and a final competition will be Dec. 10 at Columbus North High School. Cost is $40.

Information: cywl.us

East Wrestling Club to resume this month

Columbus East Wrestling Club practices will begin the week of Oct. 24 for Grades kindergarten through 6. A parent informational meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

The beginner group practices Mondays and Wednesdays, and the advanced group practices Tuesdays and Thursdays in the East High School wrestling room. The first week is free, and signups will begin in the second week.

Information: Rashaad Trapp, 812-343-8103 or rashaad_t@hotmail.com; Bobby Shadenfroh, 812-371-2904 or bschad21@gmail.com and Tanner Jessup, 812-343-9929 or tjessup35@gmail.com.

East coaches to host basketball camp at FFY

The Good & Humes basketball camp, hosted by former Columbus East girls basketball coach Mel Good and current East assistant Willie Humes will be the week of Fall Break.

The camp is for ages 5 through 8. Cost is $60. To sign up, contact FFY at 812-348-4555.

North senior hosting basketball clinic

Columbus North senior basketball player Imani Guy will host the “No Dog Left Behind” one-day basketball clinic Oct. 29 at Memorial Gym for her senior project.

The clinic is open to boys and girls in Grades 5 to 8. Fifth- and sixth-graders will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and seventh- and eighth-graders will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $15, with net proceeds to be donated to the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

Registration forms can be picked up at the North athletics office or by emailing 17imanig@gmail.com to request one. Registration forms should be submitted by Oct. 20 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.