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Sports Bulletin Board: July 15, 2011

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Skate camp in July
Learn how to skateboard from the guys who built the skatepark. The Shelby County Parks Department has clinics from 10-11:30 a.m. for beginners and advanced beginners July 16, July 23 and July 30. Advance sign up is required. Registration forms are available at the FAC, the Pro Shop or at www.shelbycountyparks.com. For more information contact Dee Maynard at deemaynard@insightbb.com or 387-8551.

West Middle volleyball tryouts Friday
Tryouts for the West Middle School volleyball team will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday. For more information contact West Middle at 633-4869.

SCHS x-country meeting Friday
Any student who is interested in running cross country for Shelby County High School should attend a meeting/practice at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, by the golf course at Clear Creek Park. Please bring an up-to-date physical. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Coach Andrew Danner at 502-417-7703 or adanner@bellarmine.edu.

Collins, West Middle x-country
Any student who will attend Collins High School or West Middle for the 2011-2012 school year who is interested in running cross country please contact Coach Stephen Drawbaugh at stephen.drawbaugh@shelby.kyschools.us or 487-0874. Official practice for high school athletes will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, July 15, at Red Orchard Park. Middle school practice will begin 8 a.m. Aug. 1 at Red Orchard Park.

SCHS boys’ golf tryouts July 15 & 18
Tryouts for the Shelby County boys’ golf team will be July 15 and 18 at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course. A completed sports physical is required. For more information contact Coach Matt Redmon at matt.redmon@shelby.kyschools.us at 633-2344.

Collins boys’ soccer tryouts begin Friday
The Collins boys’ soccer team will begin tryouts from 7-10 a.m. Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, on the Titans’ practice football field. Anyone who will be in grades 7-12 at West Middle or Collins, has a current sports physical and plans on playing during the 2011 season, should attend. For questions call 645-0776.

Collins girls’ soccer tryouts start Friday
The Collins girls’ soccer team will begin tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, and from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 16, on the Titans’ practice football field. Any young lady who will be in grades 7-12 at West Middle or Collins, has a current sports physical and plans on playing during the 2011 season, should attend. For questions call 645-0776.

Collins boys’ golf tryouts July 18 & 21
Tryouts for the Collins boys’ golf team will be at 4 p.m. July 18 and 21 at the Shelbyville Country Club. You must attend both days of the tryouts to be considered for the team. A sports physical is required with a doctor’s signature before you can tryout. For more information contact Coach Mike Griffin at 502-548-5448 or griffin.m@insightbb.com.

SCHS volleyball tryouts July 18-19
Tryouts for the Shelby County volleyball team will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 18-19. A completed sports physical is required. For more information contact Coach Felicia Pace, or Shelby County Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman, at 633-2344.

SCHS girls’ golf tryouts
Tryouts for the Shelby County girls’ golf team will be July 18, 21 and 25 at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course. The July 18 tryout begins at 4 p.m. with a nine-hole round. The July 21 tryout begins at 5 p.m. on the range and the July 25 tryout begins at 4 p.m. with an 18-hole round. A completed sports physical is required, as is attendance at all three tryouts unless you have spoken with Coach Anna Simpson. For more information call Simpson at 502-647-1854.

SCHS boys’ soccer tryouts July 18-19
The Shelby County boys’ soccer team will hold tryouts for the 2011 season from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 18-19 at the SCHS Athletic Complex. Tryouts are open to those who will be in grades 7-12 at East Middle or SCHS. Those who attend should have a current sports physical and bring running shoes, soccer cleats, shinguards and a soccer ball. For more information contact the SCHS Athletic Office at 633-2344. 

SCHS dance camp
The Shelby County dance team is having a dance camp from 5-8 p.m. July 19-21 at the school. Cost is $50. It includes a custom made SCHS Dance Team t-shirt, three days of dance experience learning dance routines, technique and skill development. To register, or for more info, contact Donna Whitis at 633-1478 or donna.whitis@shelby.kyschools.us.

Lady Titan softball camp July 25-28
The 2011 Lady Titan Softball Camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon July 25-28. Cost is $50. Registration on July 25 will begin at 8 a.m. All girls going into grades 1-8 may attend.  For more information contact Collins Coach Jim Axline at 502-379-9518.

Habitat for Humanity golf scramble
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is planning its fifth annual Drive It Home Charity golf scramble for July 25 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost is $100 per play, or $400 per team. There will be a silent acution and door prizes to be given away, including a $1,000 cash prize, PGA Tournament getaway and a sports prize package. All proceeds go toward the construction of homes. For more information call Amy Nation at 633-5518 or visiting www.habitatshelbyky.org.

Cornerstone b’ball camp
Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a basketball camp for boys and girls Aug. 1-4. The camp will be led by former Shelby County High School coach Tom Creamer, former Cornerstone Christian Academy Coach Chris Armstrong and current Shelby County Lady Celtics coach John Raizor. There will also be current college coaches attending the camp throughout the week. The camp will focus on individual instruction, offensive moves, ball-handling and ball control, shooting, passing, defensive techniques and agility. Each day there will be a guest speaker, including college coaches and former players. Those entering first through fifth grade will be in the 9 a.m.-noon camp. Those entering sixth through ninth grade will be in the 1-4 p.m. afternoon session. Cost of the camp is $50 if paid, and registered, by July 15. Cost is $60 after July 15. Checks and application should be sent and made payable to Shelby County Celtics Basketball Camp, c/o John Raizor, 3240 Bluegrass Dr., Shelbyville,KY 40065. For more information call Raizor at 502-321-1599.

Youth soccer sign-ups
Shelby County Parks & Rec is offering youth soccer leagues, which will be played on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. The costs of the leagues are Pee-Wee (4-6-year-olds) $45, Under 8 (6-8) $60, Under 10 (8-10) $60, Under 12 (10-12) $60, Rec Plus teams $80 and Select teams $100. Child’s age as of Aug. 1, 2011 will determine their league. Sign-ups end at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. There will be a $10 late fee after that. For more information call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Youth baseball sign-ups
Shelby County Parks & Rec is offering youth baseball leagues, which will be played on weeknights. The costs of the leagues are Instructional (6-7-year-olds) $65, Minor (8-9) $65, Major (10-11) $65, and Babe Ruth (11-14) $75. Child’s age as of May 1, 2011 will determine their league. Sign-ups end at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. There will be a $10 late fee after that. For more information call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Youth softball sign-ups
Shelby County Parks & Rec is offering youth girls’ fast-pitch softball leagues, which will be played on weeknights and weekends. The costs of the leagues are 6-8-year-old league (Coach Pitch) $65, 9-10-year-old league $65, 11-12-year-old league $65 and 13-14-year-old league $75. Child’s age as of Dec. 31, 2010 will determine their league. Sign-ups end at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. There will be a $10 late fee after that. For more information call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Shelby County football reverse raffle
The Shelby County football “Reverse Raffle” will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The grand prize is $5,000. Tickets are on sale for $60, which covers dinner for two and a chance at the grand prize. For tickets contact Coach Todd Shipley at 502-321-4330 or visit SJB Sports Legends in Shelbyville.

Kickball league sign-ups
Shelby County Parks & Rec is offering a 2011 Fall Kickball League, which will take place Monday nights at Clear Creek Softball Field. The league, for ages 14 & up, begins Aug. 15 and ends Oct. 10 with a minimum of six teams and a maximum of 16 teams. Cost is $275 per team. Sign-up deadline is 6 p.m. Aug. 7. There will be a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the conference room. For more information call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Fall softball sign-ups

Shelby County Parks & Rec is offering a fall men’s softball league, which will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $425 per team with a roster of 20 players. Deadline is Aug. 21. There will be a coaches meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. For more information call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

10th Annual Herpetology House
The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th Annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST Saturday, July 16. This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public. Many of Kentucky’s fascinating reptiles and amphibians will be on display throughout the day with activities for the whole family. Kids can go through “A Pond Turtle’s Life” obstacle course and people of all ages can learn more about turtles at the Terrapin Station. Experts will also be on hand to give presentations and answer questions about Kentucky’s crawling, slithering critters. Last year’s Herpetology House featured more than 60 species. For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center is operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The campus is located at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife headquarters on U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. The Salato Center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.


Applications being taken for quota hunts near Richmond
Applications are now being taken for quota hunts at the 15,000-acre Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond. In addition to hunts for deer, dove and turkey, depot officials are adding waterfowl and rabbit hunting this year. The application deadline for mentor and adult hunts for dove is June 30. The deadline to apply for all other hunts is July 31. The depot is no longer accepting mailed paper applications. Anyone who wishes to apply for a hunt must do so online at: https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/bluegrassrectrac.html or search the Internet under the keywords, “Blue Grass Army Depot morale and recreation activities.” Hunters must create an online account to apply. Application fees are $10 for the first hunt and $2 for each additional hunt, payable online only. Hunts offered at the depot include a dove mentor hunt on Sept. 3; an all-ages dove hunt on Sept.17; deer hunts on Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3; and turkey hunts in October, December and April, among others. Depot officials will also offer several youth hunts for dove, deer, turkey and rabbit. The area is managed for trophy deer, with a 15-inch minimum width restriction for bucks. For more information, visit the depot’s website or call (859) 779-6464.