Sports Briefs

Published 2:29 pm Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

The cost includes T-shirt and lunch/food for all three days and you can register the day of the camp.

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.


Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Golf Tournament this weekend

The Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, June 24 at the Bogalusa Country Club.
The two-person scramble, which is hosted by the Bogalusa Firefighters Association, is $100 per golfer to enter.

Each player will be allowed one mulligan, which is included in the entry fee. No mulligans are allowed on any par threes.

Team registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee time is set for 8 a.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second place finishers in the three flights.

There will also be an opportunity to win hole-in-one prizes.

Food and beverages will be provided and flights will be determined at the end of the tournament.

The event is limited to 27 teams.

For more information or to sign up, call fire department headquarters at 985-732-6218.


Demon Baseball Camp later this month

The 2017 Demon Baseball Camp takes place June 26-29 at Franklinton High School’s baseball field.

The total skills camp is for ages 5-14.

Fundamentals of the game will be taught and emphasized through drills and team play. Participants will be placed into groups according to their age and abilities.

Campers 5-8 year old will go from 9 a.m. until noon and 9-14s attend from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The fees are $50 for morning campers and $100 for all day participants.

Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.

For more information, call Franklinton coach Jeff Tageant at 985-839-5544.


40 & 8 golf tournament is next month

The 40 & 8 Golf Tournament takes place July 8 at the Bogalusa Country Club to help benefit the veterans and school children.

The 40 & 8 organization gives nurses’ scholarships, flags for first graders parish wide, ponemah wreaths for veterans headstones, flags for veterans grave sites and help for needy veterans.

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. Registration for the 2-person scramble costs $100 per person. The fee includes, food, drinks and the tournament. There will be a silent auction. There will also be a closest-to-the-hole contest, hole-in-one and a free mulligan.

Following the tournament, there will be a putting tournament. The fee is $5 per putt and the winner will split the pot.

Sponsorships are available and cost between $50 and $500. The sponsorship deadline is June 23.

There is no deadline for playing in the tournament.

For more information, call Bill Davidson at 251-422-7221, Bobby Latino at 985-516-0055 or Buddy Fornea at 985-517-7604.


Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Raffle

The 11th annual Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Ticket Raffle is under way.

The first drawing takes place Friday, July 14. That’s for first and second place prizes, each being for one preseason game. The first drawing is for the preseason game that takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 against the Houston Texans and the second is for the contest on Thursday, Aug. 31 when the Saints face the Baltimore Ravens,

The winners from this drawing’s names go back into the drawing for the opportunity to win season tickets.

The seats are in section the club level in section 315, row 17, seats 19-20.

The season ticket drawing is taking place Friday, Aug. 4.

The drawing is for two regular season tickets in the club level in section 315, row 17, seats 19-20.

The tickets are for regular season home games only and does not include playoff games.

Raffle tickets cost $25 and 500 at most will be sold.

Tickets can be bought at Yoyo’s and Golden Pear. You can also buy tickets at the Bogalusa Chamber at 608 Willis Ave.

For more information, call 985-735-5731 or email


Bogalusa Baseball Summer Camp in July

The Bogalusa Baseball Camp takes place July 26-28 at the Bogalusa Sports Complex.

Hitting, position specific fundamentals, throwing, base running, bunting and sliding will be covered.

The clinic is for ages 4 through 15.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for 4-6s and 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. for 7-15s.

The cost is $50 for 4-6s and $75 for 7-15s.

The fee includes a T-shirt and lunch will be provided for ages 7-15.

Registration deadline is July 12.

For more information, call Brady Mitchell at 985-750-8344.