Sports Briefs

Published 10:10 am Friday, May 27, 2022

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Venture Crew has spots available for canoe racers

Bogalusa Venture Crew 313 has spots available on its canoe racing teams.

The group is preparing for several canoe races this spring.

Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 21.

There is no cost to join, as the crew funds the racing through its work programs.

The group is practicing at Five Lakes every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Col. Bobby Miller at 985-750-8134 or 985-732-9341.

Franklinton hosting FHS Demon Baseball Camp

Franklinton High School is holding the FHS Demon Baseball Camp from May 31 to June 3 at Demon Diamond.

The clinic is for children ages 5-14.

Ages 5-8 go for a half a day from 9 a.m. until noon for $60.

Those 9-14 are full-day campers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at $110.

On June 3, the camp will end at noon.

Lunch will be provided, but campers may bring their own lunch.

Powerade will be provided.

Participants are asked to bring water and spray suntan.

Campers are asked to wear baseball pants or shorts, T-shirt, baseball cap and cleats and will need to bring a glove, and if possible, a bat.

Campers will receive a T-shirt from the clinic.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but onsite sign ups will be available on May 31 at 8:15 a.m.

For more information, call Franklinton  head baseball coach Jeff Tageant at 985-515-0151 or you can email him at

Raider Basketball Camp

Pine High School is hosting the Raider Basketball Camp that will take place June 6-9.

The cost to sign up is $60.

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 4-14.

Ages 4-8 will go from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., while 9-14s will be there from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The camp will give participants an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball while having fun.

For more information, call Pine High School at 985-848-5243.

Bowling Green holding golf tournament

The Mack King Memorial Golf Tournament, which is being held to benefit all of Bowling Green School’s athletic teams and support groups, will be taking place on July 7.

The event will be held at Covington Country Club with registration starting at 8 a.m. and a tee time at 9 a.m.

The cost is $500 per team or $125 per person. Teams that have their own cart will pay $475.

Sponsorships are available.

The registration deadline is June 24.

For more information, email Valarie Comeaux at or Eddie Miller at

Sports Works Academy Camp will be in July

The 15th 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 Trailblazers star Nikita Wilson.

Galloway is a 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate.

The camp will take place at the Ave B YMCA on Saturday, July 23 starting at 9 a.m.

Galloway said they have confirmed the return of 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.

Galloway said there are several additional coaches that they are in discussion with and they will provide updates once they confirm.

Murrell Galloway, who is a 1987 Bogalusa High School graduate, will return as the coaches captain.     

Registration for the camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants can pre-register by contacting Michael Galloway at 678-458-3326.

Pearl River Community College Softball Camps

Pearl River softball coach Christie Meeks has finalized the Wildcats’ slate of summer camps.

The Wildcats are offering four different camps this year for children of all age groups.

The Instructional Camp will focus on hitting, defense, pitching, catching and baserunning. It runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 3. The clinic is for seventh through 12th graders and costs $65.

The Kids Camp is from 9 3 p.m. on June 29 for ages 4-12. The cost is $70 and will include a T-shirt and lunch.

The High School Team Camps are July 12-14 and July 19-21. Teams will stay in dorms and eat in the school cafeteria. The clinics will include team building sessions with a rope course. The camps include a shirt, meals and dorm. The fee is $200 per player.

The Prospect Camp is Aug. 13 for seventh to 12th grade. Drills are from 9 a.m. until noon and games start at 2 p.m. The cost is $70

To sign up, visit, select “Camps” from the drop-down menu and register.

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