Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2001

Sports Briefs

July 3, 2001

BRAVES WIN ANOTHER TOURNAMENT

The Tonganoxie Braves won their fifth tournament in six tries last weekend with a 6-3 win against the Hot Shots in the Freedom Fourth of July Tournament at the Johnson County Girls' Softball Association Complex.

The Braves, who play in an 11- and 12-year-old division, will play at the Johnson County GSA Complex again on July 14-15 in their next tournament.

The team will also be playing in a national tournament July 24-29 in Oklahoma City.

Coaching the Braves are Pat Albert and Craig Lohman.

FUND-RAISER SET FOR TEAM

The Tonganoxie Braves girls' softball team will have a car wash Saturday to raise funds for its national tournament appearance in Oklahoma City later this month.

The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Albert's East Side Auto Parts, 1204 Highway 24-40.

Donations will be accepted.

High school plans

mini-cheer camp

The Tonganoxie Cheering Squad will conduct a mini-camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 30 and July 31.

Enrollment will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 16 in the high school gym. Enrollment is $25 per child and is open to children from 3 years of age through sixth grade.

For more information, contact Brenda Meyer at 369-3726, Sandy Saultz at 369-3411, Samantha Hassinger at 369-3461 or Beth Knetter at 369-3580.


ANNUAL SOCCER CLINIC RETURNS IN AUGUST

The fifth annual KC Wizards/KCKCC Soccer Clinic will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. The camp will feature select Wizard players, including Mo Johnston. The clinic will be at Chieftain Park and the cost is $20 for both nights, or $15 for one night. Family rate is $30 for two participants or $50 for three. The clinic is open to players ages 5 through 18.

REC COMMISSION DEADLINES COMING UP

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is taking registrations for 4-on-4 volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball and singles tennis. Registration deadline is July 11. Cost is $40 per team.

BASEBALL CAMP OFFERED IN ATCHISON

The Mickey Owen Baseball School is conducting a baseball instructional camp July 16 through July 20 at Ameila Earhart Fields in Atchison.

The camp, which is open to players ages 7-14, has three sessions daily. The all-day program is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $125. The second package is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily ($100), and the third session is 9 a.m. to noon each day ($75).

Pre-registration is required and a free Mickey Owen embroidered cap and T-shirt are included if the registration fee is postmarked by the deadline date of July 7.

Call (800) 999-8369 or (417) 452-3211 for an application or to register.

LOCAL WOMENT TELLS ONE BIG-FISH STORY

Donna Johnson, Tonganoxie, was fishing June 2 on the Kansas River just west of Bonner Springs with her husband Dave and a few friends when she felt a tug on her line.

But it was a tug that most people have never felt the tug of a 70-pound blue catfish. And, at about midnight, she pulled it in.

"It was a blast," she said. "I'm ready to go do it again."

She had witnesses, which was good, because she let it go.

"He lives that long we figure he should live a little longer maybe he'll be 80 pounds when we catch him next time."

FOOTBALL CAMP STARTS LATER THIS MONTH

The Tonganoxie High School coaching staff will have football camps in late July.

Anyone interested can sign up at the junior high or high school.

They may also contact Elston at (913) 369-0101.

The varsity camp will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 23-27. A camp for fourth grade through eighth grade will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 30-31.

THS LIFT-A-THON SCHEDULED FOR JULY 28

The THS football team will sponsor a lift-a-thon July 28 to gauge its improvements and raise funds for the team.

The fund-raising event will be on the football field. The public is invited.

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