Sports Briefs

Published 1:10 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival 5K race

The fifth annual Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival 5K run/walk race takes place on Sept. 29 in Cassidy Park.

Early bird registration costs $20 and those who register early receiver a T-shirt. The deadline is Saturday, Sept. 8.

The fee after Sept. 8 is $25 and that does not include the T-shirt.

The age brackets for this year are 8-under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19 and then 10-year brackets after.

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USM baseball set to hold 3 different baseball camps

The Southern Miss baseball program has three camps coming up.

The Fall Instructional League Camp, which runs Sept. 4-20, is a three-week, six-session camp that is open to high school players. It takes place each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Space is limited to the first 60 campers. Both night sessions will consist of an instructional practice and games will also be played. Campers will be divided into four teams. Current Southern Miss players, staff and coaches will instruct and coach each team. On occasion, a guest speaker will address a camp session.

The camp is open to those individuals entering ninth through 12th grade and the cost is $225 per camper for all six sessions. Campers will receive a T-shirt to be worn in games and insurance for attending the camp.

The second camp is the Hitting under the Lights at The Pete Camp, running on four consecutive Monday nights from 6-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 17, and will consist of specific hitting mechanics, approach and other instruction related to the Southern Miss baseball hitting philosophy. This camp is designed for high school hitters to learn from current Golden Eagle coaches and players about the proper steps to being a successful hitter. It will include insurance and a t-shirt as players will benefit from learning proper techniques, mental process, and repetition.

The camp is open to those individuals entering 9th through 12th grade and the cost is $150 per camper or $125 per camper who is also enrolled in the Fall Instructional League Camp.

The final camp is the Fall Showcase Camp, Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon, with sign-in beginning at 11 a.m. It provides a great opportunity for players ranging from high school freshman to junior college sophomores (junior college freshmen must be academic qualifier). Participants will be given a chance to have their skills toned by college coaches 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. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will not be provided.

The camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants and the cost is $155 per camper.

All camps during the fall will take place at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

Camp registration for all USM baseball camps can take place at Walkups are welcome. Camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

For more information, contact Southern Miss assistant coach B.A. Vollmuth at 601-266-6542 or via email at