Sports Briefs

Published 12:48 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Franklinton softball hosting Total Skills Camp

Franklinton’s softball program is hosting a skills camp that runs from Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8.

Fundamentals of all areas of the game will be emphasized through drills and team play. Participants will be in groups according to age and ability.

Campers are asked to bring softball pants or shorts, a T-shirt, sun visor or cap, cleats, glove, camper’s favorite bat and sunscreen.

Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt.

The concession stand will be open after lunch for purchases of snacks and drinks.

The clinic runs from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is open for those ages 5-14.

The cost is $100 for all-day campers and morning campers, which go from 8 a.m. until noon, are $50.

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


Pine Baseball Camp

The Pine Baseball Camp takes place June 5-7 at Raider Field, which is located on Pine High School’s campus.

Participants ages 5-14 are eligible.

The cost is $100.

Campers ages 5-6 attend from 8 a.m. until noon while those 7-14 go from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, call Pine coach Blake Dillon at 985-848-1406 or email him at


Legends All-Pro Football Camp

The 16th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp takes place Thursday June 14 at Lewis V. Murray Stadium on the campus of Bogalusa High School.

The event runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is free.

Former NFL player and scout and current Bogalusa High School assistant football coach Bruce Plummer, who is a 1983 Bogalusa High School graduate, is the camp director.

The camp features Bogalusa head football coach David Roberts, former NFL players Robert Smith and Sean Smith and Nicholls State University football coach Greg Greely.

For more information, 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.


Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp takes place in June

The 12th annual Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp is being held at the Bogalusa YMCA on Saturday, June 16.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic gets under way at 9 a.m.

The cost is $20 per person.

The camp directors are 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate Michael Galloway along with Nikita Wilson. Murrell Galloway, who is a 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate, is the coaching staff captain and there will be special guest coaches/speakers.

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


Bowling Green School Varsity Basketball Elite Skills Camp

The Bowling Green School Varsity Basketball Elite Skills Camp is taking place June 25-27 for grades 9-12.

The clinic, which runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., has advanced training for areas of the game including, shooting, defense and footwork.

There will be visits from several collegiate coaches from the area.

The cost is $20 per person per day or $50 for all three days.

The camp cost can be dropped off the Bowling Green School office.

For more information call Edwards at 985-335-4755 or email him at


Jaron Edwards Basketball Camp

The third annual Jaron Edwards Basketball Camp takes place July 9-13 at Bowling Green School for boys and girls in third through eighth grade.

The goal of the clinic is to develop fundaments and Edwards said it will be very competitive.

The camp will have daily skill instruction, 5-on-5 game play, hot shot contest, free-throw competition and each camper receives an official camp T-shirt and basketball.

The clinic features offensive fundamentals such as shooting, passing and ball handling. There will also be defensive fundamentals like proper stance and footwork, rebounding and man-to-man techniques.

Team fundamentals will be taught, as players will be divided and assigned a team coach to help implement the individual skill taught in a team setting.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until noon for third to fifth graders and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for sixth through eighth graders.

The cost is $65 and the entry deadline is June 30. The camp fee can be dropped off the Bowling Green School office.

For more information call Edwards at 985-335-4755 or email him at


British Soccer Camp going to Franklinton

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association has teamed up with Challenger Sports to bring the most popular soccer camp in the country to our community at Franklinton Youth Soccer Association Fields July 16-20.

With programs for all ages and abilities, local players have an opportunity to share a fun, positive and educational camp experience centered around a daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches who inspire confidence, happiness and help build self-esteem.

The highlight of the week is the Camp World Cup, adding friendly competition and cultural variety to each day. The daily tournament gives campers the chance to represent a world cup team, with extra points being awarded for making up chants, wearing team colors of their chosen country, creating flags, and learning as much as they can about their chosen country’s culture.

New for 2018 is the iCHALLENGE digital learning app.

Extending their camp experience year-round, every camper receives access to iCHALLENGE — a sophisticated new digital learning app along with a library of soccer skills and exercises to practice at home. Campers view and practice the skills linked to their ability level, upload a video displaying their chosen skills, receive personalized online coaching from experienced virtual coaches and even score points for videos and compete in league tables with other players around the world.

Parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance. Space is limited. To register and for more information, including a schedule of Abita Springs’ days and times, go to or contact Nick Rundell at 469-713-2737 or email


YMCA Golf Classic takes place in August

The 14th annual YMCA Golf Classic is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Bogalusa Country Club.

This is the YMCA’s main fundraiser of the year.

The two-person scramble costs $100 per golfer. The fee includes cart, green fees, mulligans and lunch.

Carts are limited, so golfers are asked to bring a cart if they have one.

On tournament day, registration begins at 10 a.m. with lunch set for 11 a.m. and the tournament gets under way at noon.

You can drop off early registration at the YMCA, which is located at 411 Avenue B in Bogalusa.

For more information, call YMCA Program Director Toni St. Philip at 985-732-3741 or email her at