Sports briefs

Free tennis event today at Donner Park

USTA Central Indiana Tennis is partnering with Columbus Parks and Recreation Tennis to host Play Tennis Midwest — Columbus from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Donner Park tennis courts.

The event is free and open to beginning and returning players of all ages. There will be music, games, drills and giveways. Racquets will be provided to those who do not have one.

To register, or for more information, visit

Teams to host Middle School Football Camp

Columbus North and Columbus East coaches will host the 2022 Columbus Middle School Football Camp from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at North and Tuesday and Thursday at East for those entering Grades 7 and 8 at Central or Northside Middle School.

Campers will participate in football drills stressing the safest and most fundamentally-sound techniques. This will not be a full-contact camp.

Walkup registration will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first night of the camp at North. Cost is $50, with cash or checks payable to “Columbus Football Camp.”

For more information, contact East coach Eddie Vogel at 812-376-4348 or [email protected]

North to host girls basketball camp

Columbus North girls basketball will hold its summer youth camp May 31 to June 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. for incoming fifth-through-eighth-graders and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for incoming second-through-fourth-graders.

Campers will be instructed by North coach Brett White and his staff, along with college and high school players. Cost is $75 for Grades 5-8 and $70 for Grades 2-4.

Information and a flyer can be found on the Columbus North Athletic website,

For more information, contact White at [email protected]

East to host boys basketball camps

The Columbus East boys basketball team will be hosting a skills camp for three age groups June 6-9 at East High School.

The Primary Camp will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is for boys entering Grades 2 and 3. The Intermediate Camp will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is for boys entering Grades 4 and 5. The Middle School Camp will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is for boys entering Grades 6 through 8.

Cost for each camp is $50, with $30 for each additional camper in the same household. Campers should register by May 29 to receive a camp t-shirt.

For more information, contact coach Brent Chitty at [email protected]

East to host girls basketball kids camp

Columbus East girls basketball coach Danny Brown and assistant coach Willie Humes will host the CEHS Girls Basketball Kids Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. June 6, 7 and 9 for girls entering Grades 5 through 8.

This year’s camp will feature special guests in 1980 Miss Basketball Maria Stack and 2020 Miss Basketball Sydney Parrish, who recently transferred to Indiana University.

The camp fee is $50, with checks payable to Columbus East Girls Basketball Camp, and includes a t-shirt. Registration is available at

For more information, call 812-376-4389.

Two Good hoops camp coming to Ceraland

Former Columbus East coach Mel Good will host the Two Good Basketball Camp from 8 a.m. to noon June 13 to 16 at Ceraland for boys and girls ages 6 to 15.

Cost is $160 for non-members or $120 for Ceraland card holders. To register, or for more information, call Ceraland at 812-377-5849 or email [email protected]

Nominations sought for Cramer Award

June 17 is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Jack Cramer Ideals of Athletic Competition Award.

Those wishing to nominate a senior high-through-adult-aged athlete, coach or organizer who lives or works in Bartholomew County will need to fill out a nomination form. Nomination forms are available at