Sports news and notes around Polk County

The Summerfest Fun Run is coming July 31.

The Summerfest Fun Run will be held July 31.

There is 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.

Three sessions of Wildcat Hoop Camp are coming soon

. Girls in grades 4-8 will meet from July 19-22. Boys and girls in grades K-3 and boys in grades 4-8 will meet from July 26-30. The K-3 group will meet daily from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Whitworth Elementary. Boys and girls in grades 4-8 will meet from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Dallas High School. The cost for each session is $50 and includes a camp 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.

The 38th Annual Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon will be held July 4

. The 2.6-mile race will begin at 11:45 a.m. It starts at Monmouth City Hall and ends at Independence City Hall. Early registration is $5 and ends June 30. Day-of-race registration is $10. Trophies will be presented to the top male and female finishers. Age group winners will receive ribbons. Registration forms are available at For more information: Terry Cable, 503-606-9681 or 503-930-2360.

Dallas High School Junior Cheer Camp will be held July 12 in the DHS Forum

. The camp is for those in grades K-8 and will run from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per child. Participants will learn the basics of cheerleading. There will be a performance at the end of the camp. Participants also will have a chance to march in the Summerfest Parade. Registration forms are available in the DHS office. For more information: Nancy Baker, 503-623-8336.

A Dallas High School Alumni Golf Tournament will be played 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

The 36th Annual Monmouth-Independence 4th of July Tennis Tournament will be played July 3-4 and will be headquartered at the Central High School courts

. There are categories for all skill levels in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. There will be father/son and mother/daughter divisions as well. Proceeds will benefit local youth tennis. To register: or Ron Warkentin, 503-623-2998.

Jason Buce Wrestling Camp will be held July 24-25 at Dallas High School

. The camp is for all ages, and the cost is 5 cents. Campers will meet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 and from 9 a.m.-noon July 25. Buce was a three-time state champion at Dallas in the early 1990s and went on to earn All-American honors at Oregon State. He currently is an assistant coach at Wilsovnille High School.

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

. Several different sessions for swimmers of varying abilities are being held with the first starting June 28. The cost is $35 per session. Private lessons are available upon request. For more information: Melissa Ineck, 503-838-8701.

Dallas Basketball Camp will be held June 24-27 in the DHS gym

. The camp is for boys in grades 5-8 and girls in grades 3-8. The cost is $75. Practices will be held daily from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The instruction staff includes DHS coaches Dave Brautigam and Rory Lassetter. For more information: Brautigam at 503-539-9758, Lassetter at 503-365-7904.

The Seventh Annual Mid-Willamette Valley Services Foundation Golf Tournament will be held July 23 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $75 per person. It includes green fee, cart and a burger (veggie or regular) after play. Play will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Hole sponsors and gift donors also are needed. Valley Services is a nonprofit organization that helps older adults in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties. For more information: 503-304-3473.

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

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