Sports Briefs

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shoot for Success Basketball Camp

The Shoot for Success Basketball Camp at Franklinton High School has been postponed.

The new dates for the clinic are July 19-21.

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. Third through eighth graders are eligible to participate.

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.


New Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Golf Tournament date set

The Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Golf Tournament, which was scheduled for last month was postponed. It now takes place Saturday, Sept. 16 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..


Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Raffle

The 11th annual Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Ticket Raffle is under way to benefit the chamber.

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.

The three drawings take place at Yoyo’s on Louisiana Avenue at 6 p.m.

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


Franklinton High School basketball team raising funds

The Franklinton High School’s boys’ basketball team is holding a pair of fundraisers.

The Demons are hosting a car wash and a raffle on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The car wash takes place right across from Jack Brown’s Food Store in Franklinton and costs $10 per wash.

Raffle tickets cost $1 per ticket and pre-sale tickets are available.

First prize is $50 cash with second place at $25 cash and third place is a gift certificate to Sugar Shack.

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


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.


Pine hosts Push-a-Thon to raise money

Pine’s High School’s football team is hosting a Push-a-Thon to help raise money for a new sound system at the football stadium. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 5 at Raider Field at 10 a.m.

People can sponsor players and local preachers to see how many push-ups they can do in three minutes.

For more information, call 985-848-5243.


Trio of baseball camps coming up at USM

The University of Southern Mississippi has three baseball camps coming up at Pete Taylor Park including a Summer Kids’ Camp, Summer Showcase and the third annual Father-Son Camp.

The Summer Kids’ Camp, which is July 17-20 and costs $165, is a weeklong session for first through seventh graders.

Participants will be divided into groups by age. The clinic covers fundamentals like hitting, base running, defensive techniques, primary and secondary positions. It will be limited to the first 100 applicants. Campers receive a USM Camp T-shirt and insurance.

Check-in each day runs from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the clinic goes until noon.

The Summer Showcase is set for July 22 and is designed to allow current high school freshmen through junior college sophomores (junior college freshman must be academic qualifier) display the skills needed to play at the next level.

Participants will have the chance to have their skills toned by college coaches. They will receive specific instruction to their defensive position, speed training to improve their 60 time and hitting at Pete Taylor Park.

Pitchers, who are dual players, will be able to participate at both positions.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the clinic gets under way at noon and ends when all campers have completed the session.

Lunch will not be provided and it’s limited to the first 100 applicants. The cost is $155 and includes insurance, instruction and a camp T-shirt.

The Father-Son Camp, which is Aug. 26, is open to children from kindergarten through eight grade and provides an outstanding bonding opportunity for the parent and child while learning baseball and developing an understanding of key fundamentals in maximizing their child’s full potential.

Teaching areas include pitching, hitting, catching, infield and outfield play. The goal of the one-day camp is to provide answers and training solutions to the questions most often asked by today’s fathers and youth league players.

The clinic runs from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. with check-in at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $100 for both child and parent and $25 for each additional child. The fee includes a free T-shirt for all campers.

For any questions or advanced information, please contact Southern Miss assistant coach B.A. Vollmuth at 601-266-6542 or email