Sports Briefs (Oct. 20)

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By Andrew Harner

Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29

The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night.

Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills.

Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.

The camp will be run by Vandalia boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson, his assistant coaches, and some players, and the cost of the camp is $25 for one person or $40 total for households with more than one child. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

The camp will meet on Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, from 9-10:30 a.m., and on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. Players will scrimmage during Red/White night.

Camps for children in grades K-3 will be held at the high school, and camps for children in grades 4-6 will be held at the junior high.

Early registration is appreciated, and to register, contact Jackson at the high school at 283-5155, ext. 232.

Jr. wrestlers holding free beginner clinic

The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club is holding a free beginner wrestling camp in the Vandalia Community High School wrestling room later this month.

The camp will be held from Monday, Oct. 24-Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. each night.

The camp will allow beginning wrestlers the opportunity to meet coaches and get introduced to the sport.

For more information, call Jerry Stewart at 580-3475.  

Sign-up and the first practice for this season of Jr. wrestling is on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Brownstown hosting dodgeball tourney

Brownstown High School will be hosting a double-elimination dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Students from any school in grades 5-12 may register for the 6 p.m. tournament, with non-Brownstown students needing to provide a school ID.

Each team will consist of eight players, with at least three of each gender, and all players must wear athletic shoes. Rosters are due by Nov. 3.

The registration cost is $40 per team.

The tournament will be divided into two divisions: Jr. high (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12).

To register or get more information, contact Vince Rohr or the Brownstown High School office at 427-3839.

Baseball Academy coming to Vandalia

The U.S. Baseball Academy is beginning its tour of 150 stops nationwide, which includes six sessions in Vandalia that will hosted by the YMCA of Fayette County starting Jan. 8, 2012.

Former Vandalia High School baseball coach Tim Summers will direct the program, in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy.

Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach.

Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks.

Space is limited, and registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.usbaseballacademy.com, or call 866-622-4487.