Upcoming Sporting Events
Newton County High School benefit: at Decatur Country Club May 12 at 1 p.m. The two-person select, 18-hole tourney costs $40 per team.
For more information, please contact Ben Kitchens at 635-3638 or Jay Bowen at 635-2111 x 243 or 635-5186.
Wheelin' Sportsmen Classic: The Second Annual NWTF event will be held at Lakeview Golf Course May 19. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Prizes for top three in top three flights. Four man scramble is $50 per person. Includes meals and gifts. For more information, please call Steve Thomas at (601) 626-0034.
Crawfish Tournament: will be held at Decatur Country Club May 19-20. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The four-ball, 36-hole tournament costs $120 per team. The price includes Mulligans and a meal. For more information, please contact Ben Kitchens at 635-3638.
Eagle Club/Alumni: University of Southern Mississippi, East Central District Eagle Club/Alumni Golf Tournament, May 14 at Northwood Country Club. Honored guests include head football coach Jeff Bower and president Horace Fleming.
Noon shotgun start, dinner at 6:30 p.m. $100 per player (includes dinner and tournament shirt). $175 to sponsor hole and play. Make check payable to USM Foundation/East Central Eagle Club and mail to: Dick Simmons, 4621 Oak Hill Drive, Meridian, MS, 39305; or contact Simmons at (601)-681-9706.
Mississippi Senior Invitational: May 15-18 (Tuesday through Friday) at Northwood Country Club. For more information, call 601-483-5551 or go by the Northwood Country Club Pro Shop.
Senior Women: Mississippi Senior Women Tournament, Wednesday, May 17 at Briarwood Country Club. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Member-Guest: Briarwood Country Club's Member-Guest Tournament, May 19-20. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Ed Lewis Tournament: Ed Lewis Memorial Day Tournament, May 26-28 (Saturday through Monday) at Northwood Country Club. For more information, call 601-483-5551 or go by the Northwood Country Club Pro Shop.
Southern Miss AQHA: 2001 American Quarter Horse Association Summer Show, May 31 to June 6 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. for hotel information, directions, etc., please contact the University of Southern Mississippi, Division of Recreational Sports, Box 5155, Hattiesburg, Miss., 39406-5155, or call them at (601)-266-5405. For information on entries, stalls, etc., please contact show secretary Nancy Russ or show manager C.A. Russ at P.O. Box 159, Pearlington, Miss., 39572, or call them at (228)-533-7031.
MLS Camps: Major League Soccer will hold summer soccer camps on the Delta State University campus June 18-22. Ages 2-4, times 9-9:45 a.m., $48 includes shirt and ball. Ages 5-6, times 9-10:30 a.m., $68 includes shirt. Ages 7-18, times 9 a.m. to noon, $110 includes shirt. Ages 7-18, times 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $155 includes shirt. All campers should bring shinguards and a water bottle. For more information, contact Sandy Ray at (662)-846-4027 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USSSA Gulf Coast Beach Blast:will be held in Gulfport May 11-12. Entry fee is $175. T-shirts will be awarded plus national berths. For more information, please contact Southwestern Sports Management at (662) 342-2882.
Magnolia State Qualifier: will be held at the Gulfport Sportsplex, May 18-20. Entry fee is $185. Round robin format with four-game guarantee. Ages 10, 12, 14, &16 U. For more info please contact Otis Brumfield at (228) 452-7836.
Meridian Invitational: softball tournament will be held at the Sammie Davidson softball complex on May 26.. Entry fee for the men's class C league play is $125. 4 HR limit. For more information call Alvin Alexander at 986-8594.
Butler Tournament: The Civettes of Butler (Ala.) Softball Tournament is to be held May 11-12 at Zack Rogers Park. For more information concerning the tournament, please contact Rose Ann Gourgues after 5 p.m. at (205)-459-7673; or call Rhonda Maxey at (205)-459-5084.
Hattiesburg Police shootout: will be held June 2 at the Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation Complex. Men;s Division HR limit 6 and out Women's open. Entry fee is $150. For more information, please contact Danny Welch at (601) 264-0379 or 544-7900.
Black American World Qualifier: Seventh Annual USSSA Black American World Qualifying Tournament, May 19-20 at Legion Park on South Drive in Jackson. Entry fee $180 for sanctioned teams; $200 for non-sanctioned. Divisions include men's competitive, men's recreation and women's open. Deadline for entry is May 14. First place awards include team trophy, a World tournament berth, 15 T-shirts and $300 travel money. Awards handed down through four places, as well as MVP, offensive and defensive awards will be given for each division. Time limit 1 hour, 10 minutes, USSSA approved softballs required. For more information, contact Percy Murrell at (601)-982-7497 or (601)-589-1724; or call Debra Spell at (601)-845-1587 or (601)-478-6712.
Sidnee's Play Pen: First-ever Sidnee's Play Pen Men's Tournament, May 25-27 at Toomsuba Ball Park. Coaches meeting on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the park. Men's division, four home run limit. First place gives team trophy and 15 individual trophies. Second and third trophies given, as well as tournament MVP award. Entry fee is $100. For more information, contact Reginald Rhone at (601)-553-0796 or (601)-527-4483 or (601)-485-4070.
William Carey Fast-Pitch Camp: The second annual Carrie Byrd Fast-Pitch Softball Camp is set for May 31-June 2 on the William Carey College campus in Hattiesburg from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The camp features WCC head coach and camp director Carrie Byrd and assistant coach Heather Austin. Activities include detailed instruction in the areas of pitching and catching, defense, base-running and scrimmages. The camp is open to girls of all ages and skill levels. Day camp cost of $150 includes lunch, T-shirt and instruction. Overnight camp cost of $200 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dorm, T-shirt and instruction. Any application received after May 18 will be assessed a $75 late fee. The camp will be held at the Timberton Softball Complex. Applications may be obtained by calling (601)-582-6431 or (601)-545-2998; or by writing to Carrie Byrd, William Carey College, 498 Tuscan Aven., Box 185, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401.
Ole Miss Softball Camps: For girls ages 8-18 on the Oxford campus. Overnight hitting camp is June 2-3, with registration set for 9-10 a.m. on June 2. Fee for all campers is $150 with a non-refundable deposit of $50 accompanying each application. Summer residential camp is June 19-21, with registration set for June 19 from 9-10 a.m. No pitching instruction is offered during this camp. Fees are $200 for resident campers and $150 for day campers with a non-refundable deposit of $50 accompanying each application. Ole Miss softball coaches and players serve as camp instructors. For more information, contact the softball office at (662)-915-7186 or visit www.olemiss.edu/camps.