Sports news and notes around Polk County

Recycle your Christmas tree at LaCreole Middle School.

The Dallas High School baseball team is selling Sunkist oranges and grapefruit for the 12th straight year

. Boxes are 20 pounds and sell for $24. All proceeds will benefit the high school baseball program. For more information or to place an order:

The Dallas Mat Club and LaCreole Middle School wrestling programs are recycling Christmas trees

. Trees can be dropped off at LaCreole on Jan. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pickups can be arranged by calling Julie at 503-623-7850. Donations gladly will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit youth wrestling in Dallas.

Western Oregon has scheduled a series of three youth softball camps

. The camps are for players ages 7-18. Western coaches and players will instruct. A catcher's camp will be held Jan. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $85. A pitcher's camp will be held Jan. 22 and the cost is $35. Ages 7-12 will meet from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Ages 13-15 will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 16-18 will meet from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. A position play and hitting camp will be held Jan. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $50. For more information: Marie Stone, or 503-838-8438.

The Dallas Softball Association is seeking players interested in joining its 14-&-under, 16-&-under teams and 18-&-under teams

. For more information:

The Dallas Quarterback Club is selling Christmas tree certificates to the Eola Hills Christmas tree farm

. The certificates are $25 and are good for any size and type tree. Proceeds will benefit Dallas area football. To purchase a certificate call the Dallas athletic office at 503-623-8336 or Wayne Taber at 503-932-4479.

Central Youth Sports is located at 169 S. Broad St. in Monmouth.

CYS office hours are Wednesdays from 6 p.m-8 p.m. 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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