Heritage seeking nominations for Hall of Fame Award

Local Sports in Brief

Each year Heritage Middle School recognizes people in the community who played a major role in contributing to the development of the children in Chino Valley. Heritage is taking nominations for this year’s class. If there is a person who went the extra mile to make sure the town’s children feel safe, or well fed, learn how to play a sport or has dedicated their time in another way, that’s who Heritage is looking for. Please send all nominations to Heritage at 1076 N. Road 1 West, Chino Valley, AZ 86323. For more information, call 928-636-4464. Deadline is Monday, April 17. Nominations should include a photo of the person, reasons for nominating them in 300 words or less and your contact information. Nominees will be recognized May 1.

Outdoor recreation expo coming to Arizona March 24-25

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Admission and parking are free. Participants will have an opportunity to see live ambassador animals from the department’s wildlife center and learn fun facts about them. Expo goers will also be able to check out many firearm manufacturers, and participate in a cowboy mounted shooting competition, among many other fun events. Talk to experts about Arizona’s wildlife, fishing, hunting and more. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand with up-to-date products and services. Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25.

Mile High overnight camp at Yavapai College set for June 24

The Mile High Baseball School Overnight Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 24-27 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. The camp is for players ages 10 to 18 with an option to stay overnight in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Registration and introduction for the camp will be June 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The camp will take place for the next three day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for commuting players is $175, while campers staying the night are $400 with an additional $10 added for late registration. Camp capacity is limited to 150 players. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email kyle.wise@yc.edu.