Sports Briefs

Published 11:22 am Friday, July 1, 2022

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 Soccer registration is upcoming
Franklinton Soccer Club registration is open until Aug. 8
Late fees will apply after that and uniforms will not be ordered after Aug. 8.
Practice will start the week of Aug. 29. Practice days and times will depend on the coach.
Games will be played on Saturdays from Sept. 10 through Nov. 5.
There will be no games or practices on Labor Day Weekend or the week of the fair.
For more information, visit the Franklinton Soccer Club Facebook page or

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 have two camps left this year for children of all age groups.
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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