Sports Bulletin Board
NCAA/Gulf South Conference Y.E.S. Softball Clinic
The Y.E.S. Softball Clinic for girls ages 8-18 will be held Friday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Northeast Softball Complex. Youth Education Through Sports (Y.E.S.) is sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Gulf South Conference. Registration is required and will include a free t-shirt, a free meal, a packet of educational material, instruction in softball skills and a free ticket to the Gulf South Conference fast pitch softball tournament. There is no registration fee. For further information contact, Mark Naylor, director Meridian Parks and Recreation Department at 485-1802
Wildcat Basketball Camp
The Meridian High School will host a basketball camp June 3-6 for grades 3-8. The times of the camp will be 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. and entry fee is $35. The camp includes individual fundamentals, free throw contest, hot shot contest, three on three tournament, league games, camp t-shirts and camp trophies. Camp staff includes, Ernie Watson, Sherrod Miller, Marty Everett, local high school coaches, and Meridian High School basketball players. For more information contact coach Ernie Watson at 485-8124, 482-5983 or email at ERWATSON@excite.com.
Rick Stansbury's 2002 Bulldog Basketball Camp
Session I Individual Overnight Camp, June 9-12, for boys for boys grades 5-12, $175 for day camper, $210 for overnight camper. Session II Individual Day Camp, June 24-27, for boys grades 1-6. cost is $100. For a free brochure and additional information call the MSU Men's Basketball office at 662-325-3800 or visit Mississippi State's official athletic website at www.mstateathletics.com
Take A Kid' Bass Tournament
The First Meridian Firefighters Local 52 will host a "Take a Kid" Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 11, at Okatibbee Lake. Boat numbers will be assigned in the order they are received and entry fee is $70 a boat. There will be a $10 for Big Fish Pot for Adult Lunker each above fee. There will be a $4,500 payout guaranteed. For more information contact Adrian Coleman at 737-5018.
East Mississippi Sportsman Association 32nd Fishing Rodeo
The East Mississippi Sportsmen Association will host its 32nd annual fishing tournament. There will be a $5,000 guaranteed prize money for first through 10th place, with lunker bass a 100 percent pay back. The fishing tournament will be May 18, at Lake Okatibbee, with fishing hours 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Entrance fee is $80 per boat, two person minimum. For more information call Denny Goynes during the day, 483-2229 or Don Delaney evenings at 485-5219.
Okatoma River Run 5K
A Mississippi Track Club Event Seventh Annual Okatoma River Run 5-K Run/Walk, one mile children's fun run will be held Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. The race will begin at the Collins Prsbyterian Church in dowtown Collins and the course has several rolling hills as it winds through Collins. The race will be directed by the Mississippi Track Club. For more information contact the Covington County Chamber of Commerce at 765-6012. Entry fees are $10 pre-registered , $12 day of race and $9 pre-registered for one mile fun run and $11 day of race.
Mississippi Tennis Association Adult Events
May 3-5, Pascagoula Flagship City NTRP Classic, Deadline is May 1, 2002, Contact Bo Bowman at 228-938-6757.
May 10-12, Mississippi Hardcourt Open Championships at Bayou Bluff Tennis Club. Deadline is May 4, 2002. For more information contact, Macky Doninguez at 228-896-9166.
May 17-19 Friends of Children's Hospital NTRP Doubles, Parham Bridges Tennis Center. Deadline is May 13, 2002, for more information contact Chris Bizot at 956-1105
May 24-26, The Century 21 of Diamondhead NTRP at Diamondhead Tennis World, Deadline is May 18, 2002. For more information contact Steve Garman at 228-255-5030.
May 24-26, Cool Jelly NTRP Summer Classic will be held at Parham Bridges Tennis Center. Deadline is May 20, 2002. For more information contact Ray Sahag at 956-1105.
May 29- June 2, Candy Classic NTRP, Shiloh Ridge Golf and Racquet Club. Deadline for registration is May 26, contact William D. Cole, 3303 Shiloh Ridge Road Corith, Ms. 38834, 662-924-8000.
May 31- June 2, Cascades NTRP Spring Challenge, Cascades Racquet Club, Deadline to register is May 29. Contact John Dotson, 60 Cascades Circle W. Clinton, Ms. 39056, 924-2705.
Mississippi Tennis Association Youth Events
May 3-5, Pepsi Junior Spring Championships at Ridgeland Tennis Center. Deadline is April 29, 2002. For more information contact Susan Toler at 853-1115.
May 10-12, Meridian Junior Novice, Meridian Area Tennis Association. Deadline is May, 6, 2002. For more information contact Dave Trebisky at 483-3526.
May 17-19, Brookhaven Orthopedic Center Junior May Madness, Brookhaven Tennis Association. Deadline is May 7, 2002. For more information contact Jennifer Misner at 833-6841.
May 17-19, LCC Junior Open, Laurel Country Club, Deadline is May 14, 2002. For more information contact Herman Pappas at 649-3156.
May 24-26, Twin Rivers Junior Classic at Twin Rivers Recreation Association in Greenwood. Deadline is May 20, 2002. For more information contact Tripp Clark at 453-4969.