Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Sports Briefs

May 9, 2001

Baseball camp set for beginning of June

For the eighth year in a row, the Bluedevil Baseball Camp is coming to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

The camp, coordinated by the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission and Kansas City Kansas Community College Baseball, is for children 7-18 interested in improving their fundamentals.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-7. The deadline to apply is May 18.

The cost is $46 with a T-shirt and $40 with no T-Shirt.

The camp's instructor is Matt Goldbeck, KCKCC baseball coach.

Young barrel racer finishes second

Eighteen-year-old Oakie, a quarter horse, stands 15 hands high and weighs more than a half ton.

Eleven-year-old Courtney DeHoff is tiny upon his back.

Although she's small, the Tonganoxie girl finished big April 30, taking second place overall at National Barrel Horse Association's Heartland Regional in Wichita.

She'd only had the horse for six months, and the race was her first ever.

She beat out more than 80 other competitors.

Rec Commission plans tennis clinic

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is sponsoring a free tennis clinic on June 2 at the tennis courts in Chieftain Park.

The clinic will be conducted by Sid Kanter, head teaching pro at Homestead Racquet Club in Kansas City. Other tennis instructors from Kansas City will assist Kanter.

The first clinic session is for children ages 10 and under and it will run from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The second session is for ages 11-18 and it will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The final session is for adults and it will run from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Each clinic will consist of an exhibition by the professionals in addition to teaching of tennis skills. Tennis balls will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tennis racquets. However, Kanter will bring a number of racquets in case anyone does not have a racquet.

Although the clinic is free, anyone interested in participating is asked to register by calling the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission Office at 845-3502.

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