Sports news and notes around Polk County

Dallas and Central are holding football camps from Aug. 12-16.

Dallas Football Camp will be held on Aug. 12-16 at the high school.

Players entering grades 9-12 will workout from 3 p.m.-5 p.m, and players entering grades from 5-8 will practice from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Proper fundamentals and the basics of offense and defense will be stressed by coaches, which will include high school and middle school staff. The fee is $40 per player with a $5 late fee after Aug. 9. The fee includes five days of instruction, hat, T-shirt and prizes. Application forms require proof of insurance and parent's/guardian's signature and can be picked up at the high school, 1250 SE Holman, or the Kids, Inc. office, 187 SW Court St. Applications also will be available from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the practice field on Aug. 26. For more information, call the high school at 503-623-8336, assistant coach Jamie Richardson at 503-623-0690 or head coach Kevin Moen at 503-623-6174.

The next meeting of Dallas Kids, Inc. board of directors will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the Kids, Inc., office, 187 SW Court St

. Concessions at the Dallas Sounds of Summer (each sport is responsible for one night) are on the agenda. Other topics to be covered include use of charge cards for registration.

The Eighth Annual YMCA Panther Soccer Camp will be held at Talmadge Middle School from Aug. 12-16

. Boys and girls in grades 5-8 will meet from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and grades 9-12 will meet from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The registration fee is $40 and includes a t-shirt and a daily snack. For additional information or to register, call the YMCA at 503-838-4042.

The Salem Volleyball Officials Association is looking for people interested in officiating junior high school and high school volleyball this fall

. Training begins on Aug. 12. For more information, call Sheryl Hughes at 503-391-1622.

Registration for CYS football will be held on Aug. 13-16 from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. in the CHS gym

. The program is for fifth- and sixth-graders. The team will play in the Willamette Valley Football League and will take on teams from Cascade, Silverton, Dallas and Salem. The cost is $75 per player. There will be no late registration. The team will practice three days per week. Practice starts on Aug. 19, and the season begins Sept. 14. Anyone interested in coaching should contact CHS head football coach Shane Hedrick at 503-390-4469.

The Salem Soccer Referees Association is looking for people interested in officiating high school games this fall

. For more information, call 503-884-4557.

Dallas High School is hosting a pair of volleyball camps this summer

. Girls entering grades nine-12 will meet from 9 a.m.-noon on Aug. 12-16. Girls entering grades six-eight will meet from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 12-15. The cost for either camp is $40 per participant. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the high school, 1250 SE Holman St. Tryouts for the 2002 season will be on Aug. 19-20 for players entering grades 9-12. There will be two sessions daily from 9 and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Practices for all teams (freshman, junior varsity and varsity) will start on Aug. 21 at the same times. For more information, call Jon or Julie Petersen at 503-623-7677.

The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be played on Aug. 25 at Cross Creek Golf Course, 13935 Highway 22 in Dallas

. The entry fee of $45 includes green fees, prizes and a barbecue dinner catered by North Dallas Bar & Grill. Prizes include a 2002 Toyota Corolla, a set of Ping irons, a titanium driver and a $250 gift certificate to the Cross Creek pro shop. Sponsorships also are available for $100, $150, $200 and $250. For more information, contact the chamber at 503-838-4268.

Western Oregon University 2002-2003 golf passes now are available

. The passes cost $30 each and can save golfers hundreds of dollars. The passes are good for various special deals -- including free rounds, two-for-ones, free range balls, etc. -- at 26 golf courses and three golf outfitters throughout Oregon. Passes are valid from June 1, 2002, through May 1, 2003. Proceeds benefit the Western Oregon men's basketball program. For more information, call 503-838-8256.

Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance in the Calloway Creek Trail and the Old-Growth Trail

. The program is conducted by the Oregon State University Research Forests Office. Work party dates are on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23. McDonald Forest also is seeking additions for the Volunteer Trail Patrol. Volunteers will help educate the public about proper use of the forest. Applicants must be at least 13 years of age. For more information in either program, contact volunteer coordinator Heather Murphy at 541-737-6703.

Registration is underway for Central Youth Soccer on-line at or at the CYS office

. There are boys and girls teams for kindergarten-6th grade. There are competitive coed teams for 7th-8th graders. The cost is $35. For more information, call Bruce Scherzinger at 503-838-5626 or CYS at 503-838-4013.

Central will host a pair of football camp for grades

grades 5-12 on Aug. 13-16. Grades 5-6 will work out from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., grades 7-8 will work out from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. and grades 9-12 will work out from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for grades five-eight and $30 for grades nine-12. For more information, call head coach Shane Hedrick at 503-390-4469. There also will be a player-parent meeting for grades nine-12 with the coaches at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the Central cafeteria.

Central boys tennis coach Ron Warkentin will be conducting tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 6-10 on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the CHS courts

. Those who have rackets are requested to bring them, but loaners are available. For more information, call Warkentin at 503-623-2998.

Registration for Kids, Inc. flag football is underway at the Kids, Inc. office

. The program is for grades 3-4 and the cost is $35.00. A deposit of $8.75 is required at the time of registration. The season starts in September.

♦ The Dallas volleyball team is putting together a program for the upcoming 2002 season. Advertising space is available from $25-$100. Proceeds will be used to pay for the team's uniforms and other equipment. For more information, call coach Jon Petersen at 503-623-7677.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas is looking for youth soccer coaches

. Clinics are offered to team the fundamentals of coaching and soccer. A lack of coaches could force Kids, Inc. to limit the number of children able to participate in the league. All coaches must submit to a background check. For more information, call Kids, Inc. at 503-623-6419 or Ken Waterbury at 503-623-0688.

Central Youth Sports office hours are Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m

. The CYS office is located at 169 S. Broad St. in Monmouth. The CYS phone number is 503-838-4013.

Kids, Inc. office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m

. Kids, Inc. is located at 187 SW Court St. The Kids Inc. phone number is 503-623-6419.


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