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Tryouts are coming for Central's under-12 softball team.


The Central Youth Sports Spartans recently won the 10-under Valley League championship. Team members are (front row, left to right) Peyton Schamonic, Zoe Farnworth, Christina Rivera, Alexa Ruscoe, McKenna Setniker, (back row) coach Brooks Farnworth, Iliana Lopez, Emily Carrillo, Katelyn Crutsinger, Emma Girod and coach Mark Girod. Grace Neville is not pictured.

Dallas High School Equestrian Team's Gaming Playday Series concludes Aug. 29 at the Polk County Fairgrounds

. Sign-up is from 7 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Gaming begins at 8 a.m. There are seven different age groups and nine different events. The cost is $30 per day for pre-entry and $35 per day for day of event entry. Entry forms are available at For more information: Brenda, 503-868-9210.

Dallas Dragon Youth Football Camp will be held Aug. 10-13 at Dallas High School

. Grades 3-8 are eligible. The cost is $35 and includes T-shirt, prizes and end-of-camp barbecue. Practices will be from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dallas coaches and players will instruct. For more information, Bill Masei, 541-217-5695.

Central High School will host a noncontact football camp Aug. 17-21

. Grades 3-8 will meet from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17-20. Grades 9-12 will meet from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 17-21. The cost for each camp is $10. Registration will begin one hour prior to the start of each camp on the football field. For more information: 503-606-2226.

Kings Valley Charter School's Second Annual Basketball Camp will be held Aug. 10-14

. Ages 6-15 will practice daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with two coaches. The cost is $80 per camper with a discount for two or more. For more information: Ronnie Simmons, 541-929-2134 or

Western Oregon's Wolverton Memorial Pool has been ranked No. 23 in the National Aquatic Program by the United States Water Fitness Association

. The pool was ranked No. 1 in the Overall Improvement and Positive Changes in the Last Year category.

Tryouts for the Central 12-under spring/summer softball team will be held Aug. 11 and 15

. On Aug. 11, pitchers and catchers will meet from 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. with all players meeting from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. On Aug. 15, pitchers and catchers meet from 9-9:45 a.m. with all players meeting from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration starts 20 minutes prior to each session. A parent must be in attendance to fill out the registration form and liability release. Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts and should bring all necessary equipment. For more information: coach Amber McLean, 503-838-6801.

Oregon Family Health in Dallas, 201 SE Washington St., is offering sports physicals for athletes in grades 7-12

. Physicals will be given from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 1. The cost is $25. Proceeds will go to the Dallas Booster Club. Physicals are required for those entering grades 7, 9 and 11 or those without a physical in the past year.

The Fifth Annual Willamette Valley Golf Tournament will be played Aug. 13 at Cross Creek Golf Course

. The entry fee is $75 per person and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Play begins at 7 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Partnerships in Community Living. For more information: Jessica Wright, 503-932-6722-

Wildcat Hoop Camp is coming soon at Whitworth Elementary

. Boys and girls in grades K-3 and boys in grades 4-8 will meet from Aug. 3-6. The cost is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Whitworth, the Dallas Aquatic Center and the Dallas Radio Shack. For more information: Craig Button, 503-623-4894; Brian Williamson, 503-831-0251.

Open gym for LaCreole Middle School volleyball players will be held Mondays and Thursdays in August from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m

. There will be no open gym Aug. 10 because of DHS volleyball camp. For more information: 503-623-5200.

U.K. International Soccer Camp will be held Aug. 3-7 at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem

. The camp is for boys and girls ages 4-16. The cost is $99 per participant and includes camp T-shirt and ball. For more information: 503-588-6261.

The Salem Volleyball Officials Association is accepting applications for new officials

. Training is provided. For more information: SVOA commissioner Rich Rohde, 503-623-3880 or 503-623-3039.

Polk Youth Soccer and Dallas Kids, Inc. are offering a series of Oregon Youth Soccer Association coaching clinics this summer

. The schedule is as follows: Technical Skills, Aug. 15; under-8 and under-12 modules, Aug. 15. For more information: Ron Brooks, 503-623-9087 or

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

. The entry fee is $55 per player and includes green fees, lunch, starter pack and prizes. Proceeds benefit all levels of football in Dallas. More than $102,000 has been raised in the past 15 years. Application forms are available at Oak Knoll Golf Course, Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas Golf Club and Wall Insurance. For more information: Dick Hoffman 503-623-8161, Jack Condon 503-831-5000, Jay Moskal 503-623-4277.

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 Web site is


Kids, Inc.

is located at 187 SW Court St

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

For additions to the Sports Briefs section: Sam Scott at 503-623-2373 or by e-mail at


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