Sports Briefs

Published 12:12 pm Friday, June 14, 2019

Lewis V. Murray Memorial Golf Tournament

The inaugural Lewis V. Murray Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, June 15 at the Bogalusa Country Club.

The tournament helps benefit the Bogalusa High School football team.

The two-person scramble costs $200 per team.

Registration for the competition gets under way at 7:30 a.m. and the event gets under way at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsorship packages are between $100 and $500.

For more information or to sign up for the tournament, call Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield at 601-818-4606.


SWA Camp

The 13th annual Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp takes place on Saturday, June 15 at the Bogalusa YMCA on Avenue B, beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the camp and costs $20.

The camp is run by co-Camp Directors Michael Galloway and Nikita Wilson.

Galloway, who is 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate and a Dillard University graduate, was a District 8-3A All-District point guard for the Lumberjacks.

Wilson went to LSU and is a former McDonald’s All-American basketball player and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in 1987.

The rest of the coaches are Murrell Galloway, Terrence Jones, Ereyanna Magee and Johnny Magee II.

Galloway is a 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate and former All-District 7-4A performer with the Lumberjacks.

Jones, who played basketball and football, was a 1985 All-State basketball player for Lutcher.

On the gridiron, he helped Lutcher win the 1983 Class 3A state title.

Jones was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. After high school, he played for Tulane, He was drafted by the then San Diego Chargers in 1989 and played in the Senior Bowl that year.

Ereyanna Magee is a senior forward at William Carey University and was an all-district player at Oak Grove High School.

Johnny Magee II was an all-district football and basketball player at Oak Grove and signed with Jones Community College for the upcoming season.

For pre-registration or more information on the clinic, call Michael Galloway at 678-458-3326.


Washington Parish Golf League

The Washington Parish Golf League takes place this summer at the Franklinton Country Club.

The league is under way, but is still open to any Washington Parish resident who is between 10 and 18 years of age.

The league has three more tournaments. They take place June 17 and July 8 and 22.

Participants can compete in one or all of the tournaments.

Awards will be given to the top three from each age following the tournaments.

There will be an overall award, following the final tournament. Golfers will receive points based on where they finish in each tournament and that goes toward the overall award. The overall award is not based on age.

The league has three age groups, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18, and they will play a different number of holes.

The 10-12s play five holes while 13-14s compete on nine holes and 15-18s are going all 18.

The cost is $10 to $20 per tournament per child depending on their age and that includes their range balls.

For more information about the league, call League Director coach Aaron Lott, who is Bowling Green School’s golf coach, at 601-329-9002.


Milltown Classic

The 23rd annual Milltown Classic takes place Saturday, June 29 at Cassidy Park.

Check-in and raceday registration for the run/walk 5K race begins at 6 a.m. and the race gets under way at 7 p.m.

Those who are preregistered by June 24 pay $20. Raceday signups are $25 and children under 12 are $7.

Awards are for each 10-year age group and each participant gets a T-shirt.

For more information, visit the Facebook page, ‘Rotary Club of Bogalusa.’

Preregistration will be available on soon.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact a Rotarian.

For more information, call Brad Lewis at 985-735-9003.


Bogalusa Heat looking for sponsors

The Bogalusa Heat, which is a travel baseball team, is looking for sponsors.

Sponsors that give $100 will have their name on a banner that will be brought to games and will hang on a fence.

Donations are also welcome.

Those interested can contact Heat coach Earl Manning at 985-750-2927.