Sports Briefs

Published 1:43 pm Friday, June 11, 2021

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Rebuilding Lives through Sports Basketball Camp is this week

The Rebuilding Lives through Sports Basketball Camp will take place on Thursday and Friday at the Greater Hayes Creek Church under Pastor Jerome Warren.

Girls in fifth grade to 12th grade and boys from fourth grade to ninth grade are eligible.

The camp runs from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

The cost is $50 per participant.

The camp features competitive drills, free-throw shooting, fundamental basketball skills and conditioning.

The clinic will include special appearances by Andy Stoglin and Ruthie Bolton.

Stoglin will also be doing a coaching clinic for high school and college coaches at the camp at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Registration is $25.

Some of Stoglin’s accomplishments are that he has been part of four final fours coming with Kansas, UCLA, Villonova and Western Kentucky and he was part of a national championship with UCLA. He guided an ABA team to the 2002-03 playoffs with an 22-4 record and was an FIBA American Cup head coach with the team going 45-2. He played with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Bolton is a two-time Olympian. She will also be at City Hall on Thursday at 10 a.m. for a book signing and she will be receiving a key to the city.

Pre-registration for the camp can be done by texting coach Mary Bolton-Warren at 601-331-3334. Walkups are welcome.

Police vs. Preachers Basketball Tournament is later this month

Ben’s Ford Christian School is hosting the Police vs. Preachers Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 26.

The event will feature four teams. The teams will include Team Law and Team Order for the teams with the police. The preachers teams will be Team Elders and Team Bishops.

The competition is open to the public and costs $3 for admission.

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Proceeds will benefit the Bogalusa Help Center and Ben’s Ford Christian School Athletics.

For information on being a sponsor, call the Ben’s Ford Christian School at 985-735-0387.

D.W. Trosclair Basketball Camp is in July

The D.W. Trosclair Basketball Camp will take place from July 14-16 in Varnado High School’s gym.

The camp is open for kindergartners through eighth graders.

The clinic will teach the participants offensive and defensive skills to be a better basketball player.

The clinic will feature skill stations, shooting stations, 3-on-3 games and contests and 5-on-5 games and contests.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The cost is $25 per child. If the children live in the same home, the cost is $15 per child.

For more information, call Varnado High School basketball coach Trosclair at 985-732-2025 or email

Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp

The 14th Annual Sports Work Academy Basketball camp will be returning to Bogalusa this year under the direction of former Bogalusa All-District performer Michael Galloway and former LSU and Portland Trailblazer star Nikita Wilson.

The camp will take place at the Ave B YMCA on Saturday July 17 starting at 9 a.m.

The list of coaches will be highlighted by Coach O’Brian Calahan, founder and head coach at Only Basketball Elite, a top tier sports program that teaches aspiring athletes the foundational skills to excel. Calahan attended Jonesboro Hodge High School where he was an all-state performer and district MVP. Calahan went on to play at Alcorn St. and Tennessee Temple University.

Three of Galloway’s high school teammates will be attending, including Eric Brister, Attorney Lee Gallaspy and Chav Pierce.

Murrell Galloway will return as the coaches captain.     

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. on camp day.

Participants can pre-register by contacting Mike Galloway at 678-458-3326.

Franklinton Soccer Club Fall Season starts in August

The Franklinton Soccer Club will host the Fall Season beginning the week of Aug. 9 through Sept. 25.

Registration is open at

Players ages 3 by Jan.1, 2021 to age 19 are welcome.

The $60 membership fee is paid once per year and covers the spring & fall seasons.

Uniforms for ages 3-6 are $20 and can be used yearly. Uniforms for those above 6 are $70 and include two jerseys, one shorts and socks. Those can be worn yearly until the player has outgrown them.

The early bird sign up for uniforms ends on Monday, July 5.

After that time, there will be a $10 late fee to process uniforms, which take 4 weeks to print and ship. The club plays at Atoka Recreation Park, which is located two miles from the Washington Parish Fairgrounds on Louisiana Highway 25.

You can check out Franklinton Soccer Club on Facebook at Franklinton Soccer Club, Instagram at franklintonsoccerclub or on their website

Pearl River Community College holding softball camps

The Pearl River Community College softball team has announced a summer full of camps. A Kids Camp will run from June 14-16, while the Danielle Barton Training Academy Camp will be Saturday, June 29 and the PRCC Pitching Clinics will take place July 26-27.

The Wildcat Kids Camp is for children ages 7-12 and will cost $75 per kid. The camp will be hosted at friendship park in Picayune, Miss. and will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Campers will be able to learn all the fundamentals such as pitching, hitting, fielding, catching and base running. Sign up for the Kids Camp at

Train with the Pearl River softball coaches at the Danielle Barton Training Academy in Saucier, Miss. The camp will provide hitting and pitching lessons from a collegiate coaching staff. Sign up at or visit Barton’s Facebook page at

The pitching clinic will be instructed by head coach Christie Meeks and will help refine pitching mechanics. The cost of the clinic is $50 per student. Four slots are available for 10-11 year old students from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and there will be four more slots offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Students that are ages 12-14 can join the four available slots that are 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or the four slots running from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Athletes that are in the 15-18 age category can join the four available slots from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the four slots available from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Signup for the pitching clinic at

Southern Miss Baseball Set to Hold a Variety of Camps This Summer

After a year hiatus, Southern Miss baseball returns with a variety of camp options including a Prospect ID camp (June 30) and Kids clinics (June 14-17 and July 12-15), a Prospect Showcase Camp (July 17), a team camp (July 23-25) and a Father-Son/Daughter Camp (Aug. 21) this summer at Pete Taylor.

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