Sports Briefs

Published 1:40 pm Friday, July 20, 2018

Franklinton Youth Soccer Association Registration

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association is having signups for the 2018 fall season for ages 3-18.

Registration takes place Saturday July 21 at the Franklinton Junior High School Library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The cost is $55 per player for 3-11s and $65 per participant for 12-18s.


Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association signups

The Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association is holding registration on Saturdays July 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Franklinton High School Gym.

Signups are for both activities are for ages 4-12.

The cost is $65 per participant and $55 for other family members.

First-year players need to bring a birth certificate.

For more information, call FYFA Board Member Roger Baber at 985-205-4543.


Youth fishing tournament

Bogue Chitto State Park is the site for a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fishing takes place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The competition is open to children 17 and under for a $10 donation.

Park entries apply to all park patrons at $3 per person.

Capt. Eric Dumas of Living a Dream Guide Service, Capt. Justin Shaw of Saltwater Safari, Capt. Devin Denham of Louisiana Fishing Blog and Capt. Randy Young will all be on hand to offer assistance to the youth.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish in each age group.

Lunch will be provided for all participants and awards will be given out at noon. Additional lunches can be purchased.

There is a free prize drawing for all participants as well as raffles.

Participants bring their own equipment and bait. Non-motorized boards and kayaks are allowed.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Demonstration and games follow the awards luncheon.

For more information, call Karla Dargis at 504-487-1120.


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


Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Raffle

The 12th annual Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Saints Ticket Raffle is under way to benefit the chamber.

The drawing is for the home games that includes two preseason and eight regular season contests.

The seats in section 315, row 17, seats 19-20 and they include parking passes.

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

Tickets can be bought at Yoyo’s on Louisiana Avenue and at Delta Printing.

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


USM Camps

University of Southern Mississippi’s baseball program will hold two more camps this summer at Pete Taylor Park, including a Summer Showcase and the third annual Father-Son Camp.

The Summer Showcase camp is designed to allow current high school freshman through junior college sophomore (junior college freshman must be academic qualifier) baseball players the skills needed to compete at the next level. Participants will be given a chance to have their skills toned by college coaches and receive specific instruction to their defensive position, speed training to improve their 60 time, as well as hitting at Pete Taylor Park. Any pitcher who is a dual player will be able to participate at both positions. The camp is set to take place July 21 and registration begins at 11 a.m. and the clinic starts at noon and end when all camp participants have completed the session. Lunch will not be provided. The camp is limited to the first 100 applicants. The cost is $155 and includes insurance, instruction and a camp T-shirt.

The Father/Son camp is open to kindergarten through eighth graders and will provide an outstanding bonding opportunity for the parent and child while also learning the game of baseball and developing an understanding of key fundamentals in maximizing their child’s full potential. Teaching areas will include pitching, hitting, catching, infield and outfield play. The goal of this one-day camp is to provide answers and training solutions to the questions that are most often asked by today’s fathers and youth league players. The camp takes place Aug. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with check-in at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $100 for both child and parent and an additional $25 for each additional child. The fee includes a free t-shirt for all campers.

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