Football clinics open soon
Next week will be busy for Tonganoxie and McLouth football programs.
A five-day football camp for local youth football players will begin Monday at Beatty Field in Tonganoxie.
The Tonganoxie High coaching staff and players will run the clinic for youth who will be entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The camp, which costs $20, will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Campers will receive a T-shirt. Youngsters interested in participating may register at the camp.
The THS football team will have its annual camp from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night beginning Monday. Both clinics conclude July 28.
For more information about the camps, call THS coach Mark Elston at (913) 908-8754.
In McLouth, Bulldog coaches also will have two camps -- one for the high school and another for middle school players.
Tonganoxie and McLouth will have their annual football camps next week, but McLouth has some other events also planned:
¢ MHS players will begin the week with camp instruction in Coffeyville and conclude the week in McLouth.
¢ Bulldog players also will participate in a lift-a-thon at 9 a.m. July 29 in the MHS gymnasium. And, at noon, current Bulldogs will compete against former players in 7-on-7 games. Former players are welcome to participate.
High school players will leave Sunday for two days of camp instruction in Coffeyville. The MHS camp then will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday and finishing July 28.
The McLouth Middle School camp will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily starting Monday and ending July 28. The camp is open to anyone entering seventh or eighth grade this fall.
McLouth also will have its annual football lift-a-thon. McLouth football players will seek donations during the next two weeks for the event, which will start at 9 a.m. July 29 in the MHS gymnasium. Players will max out in three core lifts -- bench, squat and hang clean -- with proceeds going toward the football program and the MHS weight room. A free watermelon feed will follow the event.
Also on July 29, MHS football alumni are invited to play against current MHS players in a 7-on-7 football competition at the middle school practice field in McLouth. Former players will be grouped by decades in which they played for the Bulldogs. Those games kick off at noon.
For more information about the camps, the lift-a-thon and the 7-on-7 competition, contact MHS coach Harry Hester at (913) 796-6038.