Sports news and notes around Polk County.

Registration is underway for Dallas Kids, Inc. fall sports.


The Dallas Rookies took second recently in the Sandy All-Star Tournament.

Registration for Dallas Kids, Inc. flag football, tackle football, soccer and volleyball is underway.

Registration ends June 30. For more information or to register:

The 37th Annual Mini-Marathon Run and Walk will be held July 4

. The starting time is 11:45 a.m. The 2.6-mile course starts at Monmouth City Hall and ends at Independence City Hall. The early entry fee is $5, $15 with race T-shirt. Day of race entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded in 14 different age divisions. Entry forms are available at For more information: Terry Cable at 503-606-9681 or 503-930-2360.

Dallas High School Equestrian Team's Gaming Playday Series continues July 18 and 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.

Wildcat Hoop Camp is coming soon at Whitworth Elementary

. Girls in grades 4-8 will meet from July 27-30. Boys and girls in grades K-3 and boys in grades 4-8 will meet from Aug. 3-6. The cost is $50 for each session and includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Whitworth, the Dallas Aquatic Center and the Dallas Radio Shack. There will be an additional $5 fee for registration after July 20. For more information: Craig Button, 503-623-4894; Brian Williamson, 503-831-0251.

The 2009 Wolfpack Classic golf tournament will be played Monday, June 29 at Creekside Golf Course in Salem

. The tournament is hosted by Western Oregon and honors Stan Kenyon. The entry fee is $150 per person or $550 for a foursome. For more information or to register: Jerilyn Opoien, 503-838-8793 or

The Central Lions Club's 24th Annual Charity Women's Softball Tournament will be played June 27-28 at Western Oregon University

. The tournament is limited to a maximum of 12 teams, level D or below. There is a four-game guarantee. The entry fee is $200 per team. For more information: Terry, 503-606-9681; Kathy, 503-838-0611.

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: E Class License, June 27-28; Technical Skills, Aug. 15; under-8 and under-12 modules, Aug. 15. For more information: Ron Brooks, 503-623-9087 or

The 35th Annual Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July Tennis Tournament will be played July 4-5

. Matches will be played at Western Oregon University, Central High School and Dallas High School. There will be different levels of play in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The entry fee is $14 for singles and $25 (per team) for doubles. Proceeds will go towards the promotion of tennis in the community. Registration forms are available at area tennis centers and For more information: Ron Warkentin, 503-623-2998 or

The Dallas Quarterback Club 16th Annual Scramble will be played Aug. 13 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.

Dallas High School tennis is holding a summer camp from July 6-Aug. 1

. The camp is for intermediate and beginner players entering sixth grade or older. Players will meet for two hours in the morning at the DHS courts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $20 per week or $65 for all four weeks. Dallas High coaches Emily Dimick and Erich Berg will be among the instructors. The entry deadline is June 26. The camp will conclude with a tournament Aug. 1. For more information: Erich Berg, 503-623-8336 or

Falls City High School is seeking a head volleyball coach

. Applicants must be high school graduates and will be required to pass a criminal history check. Applicants with previous high school volleyball coaching experience are preferred. For more information: athletic director Art Houghtaling 503-787-3521, ext. 317.

The Dallas Softball Association is starting a new under-16 team

. For more information: Lisa Jordan at 503-580-5235 or

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

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