Sports Briefs

Published 11:23 am Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Track Club registration is under way

Registration for the TCB Summer Track Club has begun.

Ages 5-19 are eligible to participate in the track club.

For more information, email coach Eddie Walker at or call him at 985-516-6192.


Shoot for Success Basketball Camp

The Shoot for Success Basketball Camp will take place at Franklinton High School from June 21-23, for third through eighth graders.

The clinic, which costs $60, runs from 8 a.m. until noon the first two days and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. the final day. Campers must be signed up and paid by June 9.

The cost includes T-shirt and lunch/food for all three days.

The camp will work on the basic fundamentals of basketball and promote teamwork and competition. Participants will work with all Franklinton High School coaches and current Demons’ players.

There will be practice sessions the first two days of the camp. On the final day, participants will play two five-on-five games and there will be a guest speaker. The teams will be based on age and skill level.

Parents and fans may attend the games. Each camper receives two tickets for entry. Admission is $3 without a ticket.

For more information, call Franklinton basketball coach Brad Oestriecher at 504-289-0225.


YMCA Men’s Basketball League

The YMCA is sponsoring a Men’s Summer Basketball League that begins June 5 for participants 18-older.

The cost is $50 a player and registration deadline is Friday, June 2. Each team must have a minimum of eight players.

The league begins June 5 and you can sign up at the YMCA office.

For more information, call the YMCA at 985-732-3741.


Raider Basketball Camp

The 2017 Raider Basketball Camp will take place June 12-15 in Pine High School’s gym from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

The clinic, which is for kindergartners through sixth graders, will focus on basketball fundamentals.

The cost is $65 and the registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31. Each child will receive a basketball and a T-shirt if they are signed up on time.

For more information, call Pine’s girls basketball coach Mary McGinnis at 985-848-5243.


Total Skills Softball Camp
The Total Skills Softball Camp takes place June 12-16 at Franklinton High School from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Fundamentals of all areas of the game will be emphasized through drills and team play.

Participants will be placed in groups according to their age and abilities.

The clinic is open to ages 5-14. The fee for all-day campers is $100. Half-day campers, who go from 8 a.m. until noon, pay $50.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt. Lunch will be provided and the concession stand will be open after lunch for purchases of snacks and drinks.

For more information, call Franklinton coach Leslie McGhee at 985-516-0224.


Legends All-Pro Football Camp is in June

The 15th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp will take place Thursday, June 15, at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium on the campus of Bogalusa High School.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., will feature Chris McLaurin. McLaurin is the commissioner of the Chinese Football League.

Alfred Payton, who was a linebacker, is in the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame and will also be there. His son Edrid is a former University of Louisiana at Lafayette basketball player and currently plays with the Orlando Magic.

They are also attempting to get San Francisco running back Tim Hightower.

The camp will also have former NFL players Robert Smith and Sean Smith, Nichols State University coach Greg Greeley, former Southeastern Louisiana University player Kenneth McSwain and Bogalusa head football coach David Roberts.

The camp director is Bogalusa assistant football and baseball coach Bruce Plummer, who is a former NFL player and scout.

For more information or to donate, call Janola Walker Jr. at 985-516-3433, Ken Martin at 985-750-2343, Robert Smith at 713-594-0702, Debra Plummer at 985-735-1303 or Bruce Plummer at 404-606-2359.


Battle of the Business Softball Tournament

The Battle of the Business Softball Tournament takes place Saturday, June 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Franklinton girls’ softball field at 200 Camp Road.

The entry fee is $200 per team and each squad is guaranteed to play three games.

Each team must have six men and three women and games are 55 minutes with no new inning starting with five minutes left.

The people running the tournament would like to have everybody signed up by June 12, but tournament day entries are welcome.

The event, which is sponsored by the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce, will also feature door prizes, 50/50 drawing and food.

For more information, call Sarah Cook at 985-515-0720 or email her at


Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp occurs in June

The Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp will be held Saturday, June 17, at the Bogalusa YMCA gym.

Registration for the 11th annual event begins at 8:30 a.m. that day and costs $20.

This year’s coaching staff includes camp directors Michael Galloway and Nakita Wilson, coaching staff captain Murrell Galloway, and special guest coaches Bradford T. Brown, Orlando Lundie and Monio Mark II.

Michael Galloway is a 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate while Wilson is a former player with LSU and the Portland Trail Blazers. Murrell Galloway is a 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate. Brown, a 1988 Bogalusa High School graduate, is the CEO of Bradford Speaks Life Management, while Lundie is a former Bogalusa High School three-sport star who graduated in 1983 from Bogalusa High School and played at Mississippi State University. Mark is a former star at SUI Ross State University.

For more information, call Michael Galloway at 678-458-3326 or visit