The following is a list of upcoming events in The Meridian Star's coverage area. To get your information published, call (601) 693-1551, Ext. 3235; 1-800-232-2525, Ext. 3235, or E-mail the sports department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison-Ridgeland Baseball Tournament: will be held July 5-8 at Hite Wolcott Park in Ridgeland. This tournament is seven year old Coach pitch. The tournament is a pool-play format with a guaranteed four games. Balls will be provided. Entry fee is $200. For more information contact Darryl Breland at 1-800-981-8919 or 601-853-0012.
Erick Dampier Camp: Overnight basketball camp with former Mississippi State standout and current Golden State Warrior Erick Dampier stressing fundamental skills. June 21-23 at Millsaps College in Jackson. Boys and girls ages 7-18. Cost is $150. For more information, contact Don at (601)-264-9490.
Shirley A. Walker : Basketball Camp at Alcorn State University will be held July 9-11 at the Davey L. Whitney Complex. Registration is July 8 from 4-6 p.m. Full day cost is $85, while overnight cost is $110. For more information, contact camp director Nathaniel Kilbert at 601-877-6500 or 601-877-6501.
Mid America Youth Basketball National Tournament: for 4th-12th grade boys and girls will be held Aug. 3-5 in Wichita, KS. Over 300 teams from the across the U.S. are expected to participate. For more information, call 316-284-0354 or www.mayb.com.
Ten Star Basketball Camp: Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star summer basketball camp. Applications are open to boys ages 8-19 and girls ages 10-19. Players are selected by invitation only. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill, Bobby Hurley, Antawn Jamison, Christian Laettner, Tom Gugliotta and Trajan Langdon. Camps located throughout the nation. College scholarships are possible. For an evaluation form, call (704)-568-6801 by July 15.
ECCC Camp: The East Central Community College cheerleaders will sponsor their cheerleader camp July 9-11. Junior high school and high school squads may attend. The camp will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building. Cost is $60 per cheerleader. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact camp sponsor Carrie Underwood at 1-877-462-3222 ext. 310 or e-mail at email@example.com>.
Derrick Mason/Blaine Bishop Camp: David Lipscomb University in Nashville, June 28-July 1. Open to boys ages 8 to 18. Featuring Derrick Mason, Blaine Bishop, Randall Godfrey, Chris Sanders and other Tennessee Titans' players, as well as college coaches from Virginia Tech, Memphis, Missouri, Kansas State and Oklahoma. For a free camp brochure, call (877)-548-9714.
ECCC 7-on-7 Team Passing Camp: will be held July 12 on the Warrior football field. Cost is $15 per player, which includes insurance, lunch and camp t-shirt. Participants should provide their own football, shorts, t-shirts, cleats, etc. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact ECCC head football coach Terry Underwood at 635-2111 or 1-877-462-3222 ext. 244 or 310.
Free Junior Golf Tournaments: The Quitman Country Club will host a mixed scramble tournament June 30-July 1 with a tee time of 1 p.m.. Entry fee is $40 per person. For more information, contact Steve Hampton at 776-5992 or Frankie Felter at 776-6693.
Central Jackson Soccer Organization: announces the Division I Select Tryout dates for the 2001 fall season. All tryouts will be held at Callaway High School off Beasley Rd. in Jackson. Tryout fee is $10.
The dates are:
June 19th (U-11 thru U-18 Girls and Boys), 6 p.m.
June 26th (U-11 thru U-18 Girls and Boys), 6 p.m.
June 30th (U-11 thru U-18 Girls and Boys – except U-15 Boys), 10 a.m.
For more info call 601-238-1683, 601-362-3595 or 601-353-5016.
Lake Lowndes: men's softball classic will be held June 22-23 at Lowndes State Park in Columbus. Five home run then foul ball rules. Entry fee is $140. For more information, call Steve at 662-869-7115.
Southeastern Sports Management: new Gulfport Sportsplex summer schedule includes the adult slow pitch softball. The Summer Holiday Classic will be held June 22-24 for Class B/C teams. One home run limit. Entry fee is $175. The Gulfport Sportsplex National Qualifier will be held July 6-8 for Class A/B/C/D. Entry fee is $175. For more information, call Otis Brumfield at 228-832-3162 or 228-452-7836.
Powerade Classic: men's softball tournament will be held June 30 at the Sammie Davidson Complex. Four home run limit and out rules. Entry fee is $125. For more information, call V.L. Mott at 482-3639 or Alvin Alexander at 986-8594.
Firecracker Shootout: invitational softball tournament Men's C/D USSSA regional qualifier will be held June 30 at the Laurel Sportsplex. Three home run limit and out rules. Entry fee is $160. For more information, call Larry Green at 601-428-8851.
USSSA Class D: state tournament will be held Aug. 11 at the Laurel Sportsplex. USSSA Core 47 Worth balls will be used only. For more information, call Larry Green at 601-428-8851.
Coca Cola Classic: men's tournament will be held July 7 at the Sammie Davidson Complex. Four home run and out rules. Entry fee is $125. For more information, call V.L. Mott at 482-3639 or Alvin Alexander at 986-8594.
Meridian Swim Association: is inviting children of all ages to join their summer league program. TRY MSA WEEK June 25-28 gives children the chance to take part in a family oriented sport that builds confidence, self esteem and overall physical health. The program at Highland Park Pool runs from 4-5:30 p.m. For more information, call Chris or Nichole Engledow at 604-1440.