Sports news and notes around Polk County

Dallas Summer Tennis Camp starts July 17.


The Salem-Dallas Scorpions took third place recently in the 12-under state tournament in Banks.

Dallas Summer Tennis Camp for intermediate and advanced players will be held Thursdays from July 17 through Aug. 14

. The camp will be at Dallas High School. Players will meet from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. July 17 and from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. the other four days. The instructor is Dallas boys tennis coach Mary Christensen. The cost for any or all of the sessions is $35. Proceeds will benefit the Dallas boys tennis program. Registration forms are available at the high school office.

The Dallas High School equestrian team has set its 2008 Gaming Playday Series

. The series will be held at the Polk County Fairgrounds on July 26, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13. Registration will be from 7 a.m.-7:30 a.m., and gaming starts at 8 a.m. There are nine different events and seven age classes. Proceeds will benefit the Dallas High School equestrian team. For more information: Brenda at 503-868-9210 or Julie at 503-623-7985.

Mike Block, an incoming 10th grader at Perrydale, has earned a position on the Oregon state team that will compete in the 60th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo July 20-26 in Farmington, N.M.

Block qualified for the event in bull riding.

A benefit golf tournament for The Gate, a community youth center in Independence, will be played Aug. 16 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $75 per person and includes green fee, cart, chicken dinner and prizes. For more information: Joe Johnson at 503-838-6082.

The 15th Annual Dallas Quarterback Club Four-Man Scramble will be played Aug. 16 at Dallas Golf Club

. The entry fee is $55 per player and includes green fee, lunch and starter pack. Proceeds benefit football programs in Dallas. More than $94,000 has been raised in the past 14 years. The field is limited to 14 teams. Entry forms are available at Dallas Golf Club, Cross Creek Golf Course, Oak Knoll Golf Course and Wall Insurance: For more information: Dick Hoffman at 503-623-8161 or Jack Condon at 503-831-5000

Wildcat Hoop Camp will be offered in three sessions over the course of two weeks

. Girls entering grades 4-8 will meet from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. July 28-31 at Dallas High School. Boys entering grades 4-8 will meet from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 4-7 at Dallas High School. Boys and girls entering grades K-3 will meet from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Lyle Elementary. Sportsmanship and basketball fundamentals will be taught in a fun but applicable manner. The cost for each session is $50. Registration forms are available at Whitworth Elementary and the Dallas Aquatic Center. For more information: Craig Button at 503-623-4894, Brian Williamson at 503-831-0251 or Kyle Buse at 503-881-9311.

Corban College in Salem is hosting a girls basketball coaches clinic Oct. 11 in the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center

. The clinic will run from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. The cost is $90 for the first coach from a program and $75 for each additional coach. There is a $10 discount for OACA members, but those who register after Oct. 1 will be charged a $10 late fee. Instructors include Corban's Terry Williams and Ron Hittner, Oregon's Bev Smith, University of Portland's Sherri Murrell and Eastern Oregon's Anji Weissenfluh. For more information: 503-375-7021.

World Gym at 887 Main St. in Dallas is offering sports specific boot camps for middle schoolers and high schoolers July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1

. The instructor is personal trainer Evan McDaniel. Campers will learn high-intensity workouts designed to enhance their conditioning and strength for the sport of their choice (football, soccer, cross country or volleyball). Middle school campers will meet daily from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. High schoolers will meet daily from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is $375. For more information: 503-623-4440.

Central Youth Sports, which has been providing sports for Monmouth-Independence children ages 4 to 13 for more than 50 years, is holding its annual sponsorship drive

. There is a $200 Black Package that helps pay for field and court maintenance, referees and equipment. There also is a $350 Red Package that allows for sponsorship of a team in football, basketball, softball, soccer or baseball. For more information: 503-838-4013.

Registration for Central Youth Sports football is being held in the CYS office, 169 S. Broad St., Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m

. No online registration for football is available. Third/fourth graders play flag football. Fifth/sixth graders play tackle football. For more information: 503-838-4013.

The Western Oregon University Golf Pass, a value worth more than $400, is now on sale for $30

. The 2008-09 WOU Golf Pass has 22 golf courses to choose from. Most offer two-for-one greens fees and other discounts. If you buy more than one pass, additional passes are just $25 each. The WOU Golf Pass is good from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009. For a brochure or for more information: (503) 838-8068, or visit the WOU website at All proceeds from the pass go to support the Western Oregon University men's basketball program.

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. The CYS website is


Kids, Inc.

is located at 187 SW Court St

. The Kids Inc. phone number is 503-623-6419. The Kids, Inc. website is and the e-mail address is

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