Sports news and notes around Polk County

Tryouts for the Dallas Basketball Association's 5th-6th grade competitive team are on Nov. 3.



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Dallas' Spencer Hays blasts home a goal in the team's 7-3 loss to visiting Silverton on Oct. 21.

Safeway is offering an easy and painless way for people to help Dallas High School athletics through the current budget crunch

. The Dallas Booster Club is selling gift cards that can be used to make purchases at any Safeway in Oregon. Each gift card is $50 and is good for $50 worth of products at Safeway. The Dallas athletic department then will receive a five percent return on all purchases made with the gift card. There is no additional cost to the consumer. For more information or to obtain a gift card, call Janet Brunner at 503-623-3341 or Lu Ann Meyer at 503-623-2381.

Central fans can help support the school's athletic department through the Panther Scrip program

. Scrip is substitute money that can be used to make purchases at dozens of participating retailers, such as Applebee's, Best Buy, Pep Boys and Shell Gas. A specified portion of the purchase amount -- ranging from 2% to 25%, depending on the merchant -- then will be donated back to the Central athletic department. There is no additional charge to the consumer, but scrip must be purchased before shopping. For more information, call Beth Yliniemi at 503-838-9953, Kathy Heide at 503-838-6021, Jan Pratt at 503-409-5894 or Carol Harding at 503-838-2313.

Tryouts for Dallas Basketball Association's 5th-6th grade competitive girls basketball team will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at LaCreole Middle School

. There will be no registration after the tryouts. For more information, call coach John Paine at 503-831-0250.

Registration is underway for 2004-2005 Kids, Inc. basketball

. Kids, Inc. has leagues for boys and girls in grades 1-6. Register in the Kids, Inc. office, 187 SW Court St. in Dallas, Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. or on Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Register at Strader Fields on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or at LaCreole from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 2. Girls in grades 3-6 can register at LaCreole at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4. Boys in grades 3-6 can register at LaCreole at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. The cost is $35 for grades 1-2, $45 for grades 3-6 recreational teams and $100 for grades 5-6 competitive teams. The registration deadline for grades 1-2 is Jan. 7, 2005. The registration deadline for grades 3-6 is Dec. 4. All players in grades 5-6 must attend a skills evaluation clinic at LaCreole. Girls clinics will be held Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Boys clinics will be held Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m.

John Strader has announced his resignation as coordinator of Dallas, Kids Inc. baseball

. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Kids, Inc. office, 187 SW Court St., to discuss the situation and begin planning for the 2005 season. Anyone interested in the coordinator position or any other (league coordinator, field maintenance, uniform control, concessions, equipment control, etc.) should call the office as soon as possible at 503-623-6419.

A basketball clinic focusing on offensive skills will be held at Dallas High School on Nov. 6

. Ages 8-12 will meet from 9 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18 will meet from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The clinic is for both boys and girls. The cost is $60 per player or $50 for students in the Dallas school district. Instructors, including former college basketball player Henry Barrera, will be provided by NBC Camps. Participants need to bring a basketball and basketball shoes. For more information, call Susan McMullin at 503-623-2855.

Applications are being accepted for the Sixth Annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament on Nov. 13 at Cross Creek Golf Course

. The two-person scrambles begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $45 per player and includes green fee, snacks and prizes. The field is limited to the first 72 paid entries. Players may register as teams or be placed on a team. A portion of the proceeds will help provide Thanksgiving dinners for needy families in the area. For more information, call Cross Creek at 503-623-6666.

The Dallas Kids, Inc. softball program is recruiting individuals for several positions

. Volunteer coordinators are needed for 10-under, 12-under and 14-under recreational leagues. A volunteer coach is needed for the 12-under Magic competitive team. Kids, Inc also is seeking a snack bar coordinator, which will be a paid position. For more information, call the Kids, Inc. office at 503-623-6419.

Central has formed the 2004 Touchdown Club to help fund the school's football program

. Club members will pledge to donate up to $1 for each touchdown the football team scores in its nine regular season games. There is a fixed maximum of three touchdowns per game, so participants will pay at most $3 per game and $27 for the season. Funds will be used to upgrade equipment and uniforms and to help needy families pay participation fees. For more information, call Jeff or Traci Hamilton at 503-838-5150.

A Masters swimming team at the Dallas Aquatic Center is accepting new members

. The annual fee is $25 with a $6 discount for Aquatic Center members. The team is open to swimmers of all ability levels, 19-and-older. Participants are not required to swim competitively, but that option is available. Practices are set from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, but team members also can set their own practice times. The coach is Shelley Blain-Reimer. For more information, call the Aquatic Center at 503-623-9715.

Dallas Kids, Inc. is looking for a coordinator for individuals leagues for the 2005 baseball season

. Coordinators are needed for the 12-and-under league, the 13-15 league and the LaCreole Middle School League. Duties would include setting up teams, recruiting managers and coaches and assisting with scheduling. For more information call Kids, Inc. at 503-623-6419 or John Strader at 503-623-0799.

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.

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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.

For additions to the Sports Briefs section, please contact Sam Scott at 503-623-2373 or by e-mail at sscott@eaglenewspapers.com

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