Sports Bulletin Board: June 29, 2012

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By Josh Cook

East Middle football practice

East Middle will begin football practice at 6 p.m. July 9. Players and parents need to report to the practice field with updated KHSAA physical and medical release forms. There will be a parent meeting at 6 p.m. as well. For more info contact Coach Matt Samples at 502-321-1324 or coachsamples@gmail.com.

West Middle football practice

West Middle will begin football practice at 6 p.m. July 10. Must have current sports physical to participate. For more info contact Coach Jim Axline at 502-379-9518 or Coach Matt Axline at 502-554-3800.

WMS volleyball tryouts

West Middle School volleyball tryouts will be from 5-7 p.m. July 9-13 at West Middle School. Practice will be 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting July 16. There will be a parents meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 6 in the gym. For more information, contact Stewart Shirley at 502-220-0250. All persons trying out must have a completed physical dated on or before July 9.

Titan Football Youth Camp

Collins High School’s Titan Football Youth Camp will be 6-8 p.m. July 10-12 at Titan Stadium. The camp will be provided by the Collins coaching staff. Cost is $10 for those heading into grades K-8. Registration forms are available at Sports Legends. For more information contact Coach Jerry Lucas at 682-6883.

July tennis clinic

Shelby County Parks & Rec. is offering tennis clinics for beginner and intermediate youth and adults starting July 10. Clinics are Tuesday and Thursday evenings for four weeks. 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.

Collins, West Middle x-country

Anyone interested in running cross country for Collins or West Middle in the fall contact Coach Stephen Drawbaugh at 502-487-0874 or stephen.drawbaugh@shelby.kyschools.us to express interest. No prior experience necessary. Official practice will begin at 8 a.m. July 16 at Red Orchard Park.

Collins volleyball tryouts

Tryouts for the Collins volleyball team will be from 8-10 a.m. July 16-17 in the Collins gymnasium. For those interested in playing volleyball this coming season it is mandatory to attend both tryout sessions. Bring all medical paperwork with you, and arrive early. You can not tryout without your paperwork. If you have any questions please e-mail Coach Abbey Buchert at abbey.buchert@shelby.kyschools.us.


Collins girls’ soccer tryouts

Tryouts for the Collins girls’ soccer team will be from 6-8 p.m. July 16-17 at the Collins practice field. Any girl who’ll be in grades 7-12 is welcome to try out. Bring all medical paperwork with you. Must have updated KHSAA physical form completed and signed by doctor and parents to tryout. For more info call Coach Terry Murphy at 502-645-0776.

Lady Titan softball camp

The Lady Titan Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m.-noon July 16-19 for grades 1-8. Cost is $50. Registration forms can be picked up Sports Legends or Hibbetts or you can sign up from 8-9 a.m. July 16 at the Collins softball field. For more info contact Coach Jim Axline at 502-379-9518.

Collins boys’ golf team tryouts

Tryouts for the 2012 Collins boys’ golf team will be held at 4 p.m. July 16 and 4 p.m. July 19 at Shelbyville Country Club. Boys must attend and play 9 holes both days to be considered for the team. Each participant will be required to provide an updated Sports Physical form before being allowed to tryout on July 16. For more info call Coach Mike Griffin at 502-548-5448 or send an e-mail to griffin.m@insightbb.com.

Travel team baseball tryouts

There will be open baseball tryouts for next year’s 6/7 & 8-year-old travel teams from 5:45-7:30 p.m. July 30 at Clear Creek Park’s Instructional Field. There will be two teams 6/7U and 8U and practice begins in January 2013. Date of births are May 2004-April 2005 for the 8U team and May 2005-April 2007 for the 6/7U team. For more info call or text 502-220-2558 or e-mail kybombers@gmail.com.

2nd grade travel basketball team tryouts

There will be open basketball tryouts for a second grade travel basketball team from 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 30 in the FAC gym at Clear Creek Park. Players must be entering the second grade in the fall. Practice will begin in September. For more info call or text 502-220-2558 or e-mail kybombers@gmail.com.

Cornerstone Christian basketball camp

Cornerstone Christian Academy will be have an instructional basketball camp for boys and girls July 31-Aug. 3. The morning session, for those entering first-fifth grades, will run from 9 a.m. until noon. The afternoon session, for those entering sixth-ninth grades, will run from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $60 if paid and registered by July 20. Cost is $70 after July 20. The camp will be led by former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong and current Cornerstone Coach Jason Bradshaw. There will also be special speakers each day. One of this year’s special speakers will be former University of Kentucky and Boston Celtics player Rick Robey. The camp will focus on individual instruction for offensive moves such as dribbling techniques, using screens to get open, shooting techniques, ball fakes, post moves and defensive techniques. The afternoon session will be attended by current NAIA coaches looking for future players. Each session is limited to the first 70 campers that sign up. Early registration is recommended because the last two camps filled up in the morning session. For more info call John Raizor at 502-321-1599 or email jraizor@bellsouth.net.

SCHS reverse raffle

The Shelby County football team’s Reverse Raffle will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Claudia Sanders. Tickets are $75. You have a one in 300 chance to win $5,000. See any Shelby County football player, parent or coach for tickets. For info call Coach Todd Shipley at 647-9322.

Clear Creek Swamp Tromp

The Clear Creek Swamp Tromp, a 10K race that will feature 20-plus challenging obstacles, will be 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at Clear Creek Park. Register now at www.active.com, by calling 633-50-59 or at 8 a.m. on race day. For more info call the number above or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

SCHS sports passes available

Shelby County High School sports passes are now available for the 2012-13 school year. The Rocket Athletic Pass, for admission to any regular-season sporting event, is $40 for students, $75 for adults and $175 for families (up to four members), Children 6 and under are free. Senior Citizen Passes (for Rocket fans 65 and older) are always free and never expire. For more information contact SCHS Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman at 633-2344 or sally.zimmerman@shelby.kyschools.us.

USGA/GHIN Golf Handicap Service at Clear Creek

Clear Creek Golf Center is offering the USGA/GHIN Golf Handicap Service. Annual fees are $30 for adults and $20 for youth (must not turn 18 before Dec. 31, 2012). For more info call the golf shop at 633-0375.