Sports news and notes around Polk County

The Summerfest Fun Run is coming!


The Central Panther under-10 softball team recently won the Valley League championship.

The Summerfest Fun Run will be held July 31.

There is a 5K race for adults and a half-mile Fun Run for kids. The entry fees are $15 for the 5K ($10 for students) and $5 for the Fun Run. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Dallas Radio Shack parking lot. The Fun Run starts at 9:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. For more information: Sandy Teal, 503-910-9787.

Tickets now are on sale for Western Oregon home football games

. Reserved ticket packages for the Wolves' four home games in 2010 start at $55. All-sports packages include a reserved seat for each home football game and a general admission ticket to every other Western home athletic event and cost $80. Reduced rates are available to WOU faculty and students. For more information, 503-838-8449.

Open gym for LaCreole Middle School volleyball players begins Aug. 9

. Open gyms will be held from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through August at LaCreole. Physicals are required. For more information: Kellie Ackerman, 971-239-8618.

♦ A Nike-SPARQ (speed, power, agility, reaction, quickness) camp will be held Aug. 14 at Dallas High School. It is for ages 7-and-older and will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $30. Participants will learn skills and drills that will help increase linear speed, lateral agility and reaction quickness. The camp is designed to benefit athletes in all sports. For more information, Dallas football coach Bill Masei, or 503-881-1867.

The Dallas Quarterback Club will hold its first Dragon Women's Football Clinic Aug. 14 at Dallas High School

. The clinic will run from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. and will be followed by a social time at North Dallas Bar and Grill. The cost is $20 and includes appetizers and one drink at North Dallas. Participants will get to meet Dallas High players and coaches and tour the locker rooms. Other fundamentals such as officials' calls, formations and plays will be covered. For more information: Darcy Naughton, 503-586-6267 or Dallas Quarterback Club on Facebook.

Dallas Dragon Youth Football Camp will be held July 27-30 at Dallas High School

. The non-contact camp is for grades 2-7, and the cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the high school, LaCreole Middle School and the Kids, Inc. office. All fundamentals of the game will be covered. Current Dallas coaches along with former and current players will instruct. For more information: Dallas coach Bill Masei, 503-881-1867.

The Fifth Annual Scramble for "The Gate" will be held Aug. 14 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. Play begins at 8 a.m. The event benefits The Gate Community Youth Association. A pulled pork lunch will be served following play. For more information or to register: Joe Johnson, 503-838-6082 or

The Central Wrestling Golf Tournament will be played Aug. 20 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. It is a nine-hole, four-man scramble and will begin with a 5 p.m. shotgun start. Registration will be held prior to the start of play, and the cost is $30 per player. For more information or to reserve a spot, CHS wrestling coach Van Holstad, or 503-580-6976.

A Dallas High School Alumni Golf Tournament will be played Saturday, July 31 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The tourney is open to Dallas graduates as well as friends and family. The entry fee is $40 before July 1 and $45 afterward. For more information: Scott Praegitzer at

Registration for Central Youth Sports football is being held Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the CYS office

. Grades 3-4 play flag football. Grades 5-6 play tackle football. Practices are held locally, but most games are in Salem. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information: Stacy Olson, 503-931-1471.

Central Football Camp is coming at the new Panther Stadium

. Grades 3-8 will meet from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-19. The cost is $15 per person. Grades 9-12 will meet from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16-20. The cost is $20. Registration for both camps will be held Aug. 16 prior to the start of the first session. Physicals for Central and Talmadge Middle School students will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 in the new gymnasium. The cost is $10, but waivers are available for those in need. Athletes must have a physical at least once every two years.

Swimming lessons are being held at Western Oregon's Wolverton Memorial Pool

. Several different sessions for swimmers of varying abilities are being offered. The cost is $35 per session. Private lessons are available upon request. For more information: Melissa Ineck, 503-838-8701.

The Dallas Booster Club is offering sports physicals for middle school and high school athletes

. The physicals will be held Aug. 7 from 8 a.m.-noon at 201 SE Washington St. The fee is $25, which will be donated to the Booster Club. Local physicians and therapists are donating their services. Anyone participating in a school sport, starting in the sixth grade, needs a sports physical at least once every two years.

The 17th Annual Dallas Quarterback Club Scramble will be played Aug. 21 at Dallas Golf Club

. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $55 per player and includes green fee, lunch, starter pack and prizes. Proceeds benefit football programs -- from youth programs to the high school -- in the Dallas area. The tournament has raised more than $104,000 over the 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: George Naughton, 503-586-6268.

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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