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The Central Junior Baseball Oregon under-12 baseball team recently won the state tournament in Lebanon, capping an undefeated league season.

The Sixth Annual Scramble for "The Gate" will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The entry fee is $75 per person. For more information or to register: Joe Johnson, 503-838-6082.

Open gyms for LaCreole Middle School volleyball players in grades 6-8 are being held from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through August


The 13th Annual TLC Food Bank Golf Tournament will be played Sept. 10 at Cross Creek Golf Course

. The entry fee for the four-player scramble is $60 per player. Play begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Food Bank. For more information: TLC, 503-623-2333; David McGuffey, 503-623-3927.

The Second Annual Women's Football Clinic will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Dallas High School

. The cost is $20, and the clinic begins at 3 p.m. Participants will meet Dallas players and coaches, learn officials calls and players' positions and tour the locker room and press box. The event is hosted by the Dallas Quarterback Club, which will treat everyone to appetizers at North Dallas Bar & Grill at 5 p.m.

The Salem Football Officials Association is looking for officials for the 2011 season

. The SFOA provides officials for high school games in the mid-Willamette Valley. Training is provided. Weekly meetings begin in August. For more information, SFOA commissioner Ken Woods,, 503-623-8143, 504-871-0056.

Central High School Football Camp is coming to Panther Stadium in August

. Grades 3-8 will meet from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-18. Grades 9-12 will meet from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 15-19. The cost for either is $20 per person.

Registration is underway for Central Youth Sports football

. Registration is held Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Talmadge Middle School cafeteria. Registration also will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15-18 at Central Football Camp. Grades 2-4 play flag football, and the cost is $60. Grades 4-6 play tackle football, and the cost is $100. For more information: CYS, 503-838-4013.

The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be played Aug. 27 at Cross Creek Golf Course

. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Play in the four-man scramble begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $75 per player. For more information or a registration form:, 503-838-4268.

The Talmadge 7th and 8th grade football teams are holding a car wash fund raiser Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Independence Les Schwab store


Season tickets for Central High School football will be sold from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 13

. All 2010 season ticket holders can renew at this time. The cost is $75 per seat for five 2011 home games. For more information: 503-606-2227.

Season tickets for the Western Oregon 2011 football season are on sale

. The Wolves have four home games in 2011, and season-ticket packages start at $55 or $45 for WOU faculty or staff. For more information: Michael Feuling, 503-838-8449,

The Fifth Annual Central Wrestling Scramble will be played Aug. 19 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. Registration will begin at 4:15 p.m. Play will begin with a 5 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $35 per person and includes dinner following play. Please RSVP to Central coach Van Holstad, or 503-580-6976.

Central Youth Sports is located at Talmadge Middle School in Independence.

CYS office hours are Wednesdays from 6 p.m-8 p.m. The CYS phone number is 503-838-4013. The CYS website is


Kids, Inc.

is located at 187 SW Court St

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

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