Sports Briefly: Men's fastpitch softball tourney this weekend
MEN’S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL
SIX MEN’S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL TEAMS FROM AROUND ARIZONA will compete in the 2nd annual John Hanna Memorial Invitational NAFA wooden bat tournament Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, in Prescott. Teams will include the Prescott Patriots, Prescott Regulators, Barros Roofing, Prescott Ghost Riders, Young Guns Peoria AZ and Brewer’s Window Rock AZ. Games start at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through Sunday, with the championship game scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday. The Saturday game schedule includes: 9 a.m., Prescott Patriots vs. Ghost Riders (Prescott); 11 a.m., Barros Roofing (Prescott) vs. Brewer’s (Window Rock); 2 p.m., Peoria Young Guns vs. Ghost Riders (Prescott); 4 p.m., Brewer’s (Window Rock) vs. Prescott Regulators; 6 p.m., Prescott Patriots vs Peoria Young Guns; 8 p.m., Barros Roofing (Prescott) vs. Prescott Regulators. All games will be played at Ken Lindley Field, 702 E. Gurley St. Admission is free. For more information, call tournament director Sharon Mitchell at 928-925-0395 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESCOTT RESIDENT Manny Barros is putting together a competitive Men’s 50-plus Amateur Softball Association (ASA) fastpitch team. An exhibition doubleheader will take place at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott, and Barros invites the public to head out to the park and watch. The games are a precursor to the ASA Men’s Seniors 50 & Over Fastpitch Nationals July 22-24 at Lindley and Prescott High School. Barros’ squad will serve as the host team for nationals. For more information, email Barros at: email@example.com.
GLASSFORD SUMMIT TRAIL 5K MAY 28
THE INAUGURAL GLASSFORD SUMMIT TRAIL 5K Fun Run, Hike or Walk starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Glassford Hill Middle School parking lot, 6901 E. Panther Trail in Prescott Valley. Cost is $20 apiece for those ages 13 and older, and $15 for those ages 12 and younger. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes May 24. The event, sponsored by the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department, will mark the official opening of the Glassford Summit Trail. It will also be conducted in partnership with ‘Honor and Remember,’ which recognizes the sacrifices of fallen military members and their families. Participants will be registered in waves consisting of runners (7 a.m. start), joggers and hikers (7:45 a.m.), and walkers (8:45 a.m.). Due to the steep, natural terrain and for the benefit of all participants, dogs will not be allowed on the course/trail during the event. The one-way Fun Run/Walk will begin at Glassford Hill Middle School and finish atop Glassford Hill. Parking will be available at Glassford Hill M.S., with shuttle service from the trailhead back to the parking lot. Shuttle service will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run every 10 minutes until noon. For more details on this event, visit www.pvaz.net or call 928-759-3090.
TRINITY CHRISTIAN GOLF CLASSIC
THE TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GOLF CLASSIC tournament will take place at the Capital Canyon Club Golf Course (formerly Hassayampa) at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, in Prescott. Registration is at 8 a.m., with lunch scheduled for 1 p.m. Opportunities to become a sponsor are still available. A hole sponsorship costs $200. There will also be a silent auction and raffle prizes. Early-bird registration to play in the tournament is $125 per golfer, and lasts until June 1. Regular registration is available after June 1, and the fee is $135 per golfer. The cost covers 18 holes of golf and a cart, continental breakfast, lunch, contests and prizes, and the silent auction and raffle. Golfers may invite a guest for lunch at $25 a head. For information, contact Anna via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-445-6306.
EMBRY-RIDDLE SOCCER YOUTH DAY CAMPS
THE EMBRY-RIDDLE EAGLES SOCCER Youth Day Camps are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon June 13-16 at the ERAU soccer field in Prescott. They are designed for boys and girls who will be entering grades 1-6 this fall. The camps cater to the recreational player, maintaining a focus on learning and developing a love for the game of soccer in a fun environment. The Eagles Soccer Youth Day Camps are led by the current ERAU staff and will feature instruction and demonstration from the Embry-Riddle coaches and players. A games-centered curriculum provides the day campers a chance to sharpen their current technical skills while learning new skills that they can carry with them when they return to their teams. Day campers will be introduced to all positions on the field, including goalkeeping. They will also learn about developing and enhancing their first touch; the different surfaces used for passing and shooting; dribbling; and 1-on-1 defending. Agility and footwork will be introduced to help develop coordination, balance and explosiveness. Cost is $115 per camper. The camp staff will include Embry-Riddle men’s soccer coach Adam Pearce, ERAU assistant men’s soccer coach Clint Long, Yavapai College associate men’s soccer coach Hugh Bell, and current Embry-Riddle men’s and women’s soccer players. All campers will receive an official soccer camp T-shirt.
All registration is completed online at: www.eraumenssoccercamps.com.
SACRED HEART GOLF FUNDRAISER
THE 22ND ANNUAL SACRED HEART SCHOOL Golf Fundraiser will be played at Antelope Hills’ South Course in Prescott on Saturday, Aug. 27, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Players will be flighted and the scoring format is a team gross scramble. There will be food, prizes, a chance for a new Chevrolet Malibu on a hole-in-one sponsored by Lamb Chevrolet (amateurs only as defined by the USGA Rules of Golf), golf ball drawings, and more. All net proceeds will directly go to help educate the school children in need. For more information, call Michael/Lynne Peters at: email@example.com or by phone at 928-717-0111. Or contact the Sacred Heart Parrish office at 928-445-3141 and ask for Beverly Aviles. Also, you can visit the website at sacredheartprescott.com and download the registration form. Fee is $80 per person and participation is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
ED COMPTON, a PGA life member with 29 years’ experience, is offering on-course golf lessons for players in the quad-city area of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt. Learn while playing nine holes with a cart, followed by a post-round review. Two-plus hours. For more information, call Compton at 928-533-8638.
ANTELOPE HILLS JUNIOR GOLF CLASSES
ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE in Prescott will be offering Junior golf classes this summer for boys and girls between ages 8 and 16. There are still openings for the first session, which starts May 30. The program will feature classes in age groups. It will include not only the fundamentals of playing golf, but also involve proper golf etiquette as well as how to play with courtesy and sportsmanship. “We will focus on the golf fundamentals as well as how to behave on the golf course so that everyone will learn how to play safe, fast and courteous,” said Mack McCarley, PGA Teaching Professional at Antelope Hills. The instruction staff will include McCarley and other members of the Antelope Hills staff. Class sizes will be limited to 10 students, which will emphasize individual instruction. Junior golf classes will run through August. Information packages that include dates and cost are available at the Antelope Hills golf shop. For more information, call Mack McCarley at 801-915-8391.
EMBRY-RIDDLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAMP
THE INAUGURAL EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Women’s Basketball Summer Camp will run June 13-16. On those days, times will go from 9-11:30 a.m. for elementary and middle school players and from 12:30-3 p.m. for high school players entering the ninth grade. Fee is $95 per camper. For more information, email coach Becky Burke at: firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at: secure.touchnet.net/C20722_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STORED=59&SINGLESTORE=tru.
MILE HIGH HORSESHOE CLUB
THE MILE HIGH HORSESHOE CLUB, which began summer league play May 5 at Watson Lake Horseshoe Complex in Prescott, is inviting pitchers to join in on the fun. Matches start at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Each pitcher will toss three 40-shoe games on match nights and will be assigned to a team each week. Ringer percentage will be accumulated to determine handicap each week. All ability levels are welcome to play. Fees are $2 per week, with monies going toward prize awards after the eight-week session. Shoes are available at the courts. Club dues are $20 per year. For more information, call Cal Cordes at 928-533-6519, Sherri Ochoa at 928-710-1472 or Max Teto at 928-407-4953.
MILE HIGH BASEBALL CAMPS
AT THE MILE HIGH BASEBALL SCHOOL DAY CAMP from June 6-8 in Prescott, players ages 5-12 will learn skills from a new perspective with a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching baseball. They will receive quality instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. They will be placed in a group matching age and ability to maximize their learning experience. Instructors will monitor individual needs and develop skills and initiative so that players may grow from the learning experience. The camp will include instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. It will also feature a division of age groups throughout the program. The fee for the camp is $75, with an additional $10 charge for late registration. The fee includes professional instruction, evaluation, medical and dental insurance, as well as a camp T-shirt. The camp is limited to 150 campers. For more information, call Yavapai College assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292 or email him at: email@example.com. Prospective campers may also visit the Yavapai College Athletics Summer Camp Website at: goroughriders.com/summercamps/.
AT THE MILE HIGH BASEBALL SCHOOL OVERNIGHT CAMP July 17-20 in Prescott, campers ages 10-18 will learn skills from a new perspective with a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching baseball. They will receive quality instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. They will be placed in a group which matches age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Instructors will closely monitor individual needs and develop skills and initiative so that campers may grow from the learning experience. The camp will include instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas will include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. Campers have the option of overnight stay in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Campers will be under adult supervision at all times. The fee for campers who will be commuting to camp is $175. The fee for campers staying overnight is $400. An additional $10 will be added to the fee for late registration. The camp capacity is limited to 150 campers. For more information, call Yavapai College assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the Yavapai College Athletics Summer Camp website at: goroughriders.com/summercamps/.
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