Area sports reports

June 12, 2013 

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SALUTE THE FLAG TOURNEY -- Sixth annual Salute The Flag youth baseball tournament sponsored by Team Mascoutah June 14-16 in Mascoutah for 9-under through 17-under teams. Fee: $375 per team. Dan Netemeyer, 314-750-5333 or email

BASEBALL, SOFTBALL LESSONS -- The Batter's Box in Belleville is offering baseball and softball lessons in hitting, pitching and fielding. 207-4549.


FAMILY SPORTPLEX EVENTS -- The Family Sportsplex in Belleville is offering a series of basketball events this summer. A Skills and Drills Clinic for boys in grades 4-7, girls in grades 4-7 and girls in grades 8-12 will be held for four weeks beginning June 19 under the direction of Southwestern Illinois College coach Mike Juenger. A Summer Hoops Tournament for boys and girls teams in grades 3-8 is July 13-14 with July 7 entry deadline. Little Shooters Camp for boys and girls in grades kindergarten-3 runs for six weeks and begins Aug. 2 under the direction of coach Juenger. A 3-on-3 Tournament is Aug. 10-11 with Aug. 2 entry deadline. A 3-on-3 League for grades 4-8 begins Aug. 24 and the league for grades 9-12 begins Sept. 7. 277-7111 or visit

JUNIOR STORM CLINIC -- Junior Storm youth basketball clinics for boys and girls in grades 6-8 will held from 4-5 p.m. Sundays. Fee: $15. Instructor is Zac Thurwalker. Email

TITANS TRYOUTS -- Southwest Illinois Titans 14-under boys AAU team hosting individual tryouts for a forward/center 6-2 or taller. Davanon Fox, 304-8710 or Fred Dancy, 407-6513.


BELLEVILLE WEST CAMPS -- Belleville West is offering a series of summer sports camps; call Bill Schmidt at 222-7665 or email Baseball-pitchers/catchers June 14 for grades 6-9; $20; Boys-Girls Cross Country-June 17-18, June 20-21 for boys and girls in grades 7-12; $40; Wrestling-June 17-20 for grades 4-9; $50.

ALTHOFF CAMPS -- Althoff High in Belleville is offering a series of summer sports camps; call 235-1100 or email Girls Basketball-June 17-20 for grades 4-12; $50; Football-July 15-19 for grades 3-12; $70; Co-Ed Golf-June 24-28 for boys and girls in grade school and high school at The Practice Tee in Fairview Heights; $60; Boys Soccer-July 22-26 for grades 2-4 and July 29-Aug. 2 for grades 6-8 at The Family Sportsplex in Belleville; $50; Girls Soccer-July 29-Aug. 1 for grades 3-8; July 15-18 for grades 9-12 at the Family Sportsplex in Belleville; $50-$60; Girls Volleyball-July 22-25 for grades 4-8; Boys Volleyball-June 10-13 for grades 4-12; $60.

BELLEVILLE EAST CAMPS -- Belleville East is offering a series of summer sports camps; call Jim Loyet at 222-3770 or email for more information: Boys and Girls Cross Country-June 17-21 for grades 6-12; $40; Football-June 17-20 for grades 5-12; $40; Boys and Girls Golf-June 17-20 for grades 6-10 at Clinton Hill Golf Course; $75; Boys Soccer-June 24-27 for grades 7-12; $50; Girls Soccer-June 17-20 for grades 7-12; $50; Tennis-email for dates, times and location; Boys Volleyball-June 10-13 for grades 5-9; $50; Girls Volleyball-July 15-18 for grades 4-9 and setters in grades 10-12; $40.

O'FALLON CAMPS -- O'Fallon High School is offering a series of sports camps. Youth Football-June 17-20 for grades 1-8; $40 (email; Baseball-June 10-27 for grades 2-12, prices vary (email; Girls Volleyball-June 13-14 for grades 4-8, $55 (email; Boys Volleyball-June 17-18 for grades 5-8, $40 (email; Boys/Girls Cross Country-June 17-21 for grades 5-8, $25 (email; Boys/Girls Track-Tuesdays and Thursdays in June for grades 1-12, $100 (email; Boys/Girls Elite FT Soccer-July 8-11 for age 2 through grade 12, $45-$85 (email; Boys/Girls Bowling-July 22-24 for grades 6-12, $45 (; Golden Girls Dance-July 26-27 for ages 4 through grade 12, $50 (email

GRANITE CITY CAMPS -- Granite City High School is offering a series of summer sports camps. Football-June 25-27 for grades 6-9, $25; 451-5808 or email; Boys Basketball-June 17-20 for grades 6-8; $25; Elementary-Middle School Shooting Camp July 1-13 for grades 3-8; 971-9266 or email; Cross Country-July 29-Aug. 2; 451-5808; Kids Wrestling Clinic-June 18-20 for ages 5-15, $20; 451-5808 or email For more information on camps, call Shelly Shipley at 877-3059 or

APEX SPEED-AGILITY-QUICKNESS -- The Athletic Therapy Center at the Family Sportsplex in Belleville is offering a seven-week A.P.E.X training program to help athletes improve their speed, agility, quickness, power, strength, balance, stability and flexibility. Testing being held now with training 1-2:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday afternoon through July 17. Fee: $120 for the program or $10 per session. Rich Wager, 277-6282.

McKENDREE BASKETBALL -- McKendree University in Lebanon offering a series of basketball camps this summer: Skills Camp July 8-12 for boys and girls in grades 5-9; Competitive Edge Camp July 8-12 for boys and girls in grades 5-9; Guard Camp July 15-19 for boys and girls in grades 5-9; Shooting Camp July 15-19 for boys and girls in grades 5-9; Skills Camp July 22-24 for boys and girls in grades 1-4. Fee: $80 per camp. Coach Eric Echelbarger, 537-6846 or email

SALUKI BASEBALL -- SIU Carbondale holding its annual Saluki Baseball Camp for ages 7-13 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-13 at Abe Martin Field. Emphasis on hitting, bunting, baserunning, defense and pitching with specific position work and supervised game activity Instructors are coach Ken Henderson, his assistants and players and high school and college coaches. Fee: $185 after and $165 for teams of six or more. 536-7751 or register at

SWIC BASKETBALL -- Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville is offering a series of youth basketball camps this summer at its varsity gym. Girls in grades 5-8, 9 a.m.-noon June 18-20; boys in grades 5-8, 1-4 p.m. June 18-20; boys and girls shooting camp for grades 5-8, 1-4 p.m. June 25-27; boys and girls in grades 1-4, 6-8 p.m. June 25-27. Fee: $65 per camp. 235-2700, ext. 5450 or email

CAHOKIA BASKETBALL -- Cahokia Fitness and Sports Complex running a basketball camp for boys in grades 4-8 8 a.m.-noon June 17-21 under direction of coach Ken McBride. Fee: $50 for Cahokia residents and $60 for nonresidents. 332-3034.

BFC SOCCER -- BFC Soccer Club at the Family Sportsplex in Belleville is holding a Goalkeeper/Striker Camp July 8-11 and also will be holding its annual BFC Summer Camp July 29-Aug. 1. Email or call 277-7111 for more information.

BFC SOCCER LITTLE KICKERS-- BFC Soccer Club at the Family Sportsplex in Belleville holding a Little Kickers Camp for boys and girls ages 3-5 for seven weeks beginning the week of June 19. 277-7111 or visit

ELITE FITNESS SOCCER/SPORTS CAMPS -- Elite Fitness Soccer offering an all-day sports camp 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-27 for boys and girls at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon (includes free early drop-off 8-9 a.m. and late pickup 4-5 p.m.); Fee: $175. An all-day soccer camp for boys and girls is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15-18 at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon. Fee: $175. 972-1830, email or visit

SOCCER MADE SIMPLE -- Coach Dave Fernandez conducting "Soccer Made Simple" instructions camps in various metro-east communities this summer for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 8. For more information, call Dave Fernandez at 974-8471.

KINGS POINT KIDS TENNIS -- Kings Point in Belleville offering its summer kids tennis program with sessions through June 27 and July 9-25. Little Stars (ages 4-7) is an introduction to tennis fundamentals and meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. (Fee: $90 per session). Junior Development (ages 8-12) is for beginner or intermediate players needing to learn or improve and meets 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for three weeks (Fee: $150 per session). Call 277-7715, email or visit

LINDENWOOD TENNIS -- Lindenwood University in Belleville offering summer camps for boys and girls and high school players 10 a.m.-4 p.m.June 17-21 at the school tennis courts. Fee: $200 for one camp, $150 for second camp if registered for both. Email coach Adam Reeb at

SWIC VOLLEYBALL -- Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville offering a series of youth volleyball camps this summer at its intramural gym. Boys and girls in grades 1-3, 9 a.m.-noon June 21-22; Boys and girls in grades 4-6, 1-4 p.m. June 21-22; Boys and girls in grades 7-9, 9 a.m.-noon June 27-28; Boys ages 9-14, 1-4 p.m. June 27-28. Fee: $65 per camp. 235-2700, ext. 5450 or email


LITTLE KNIGHTS --Little Knights Football and Cheerleading Club now accepting registration for the 2013 season. For more information and dates and times, visit or email Brian Buehlhorn at


THE ORCHARDS JUNIOR GOLF -- The Orchards in Belleville has announced details for its 2013 Junior Golf Program. An instructional clinic for players 5-and-older covers irons, woods, putting and chipping. Fee: $95 per player or $225 for camp and junior set of clubs. Players may register for multiple sessions throughout the year. Sessions offered June 17-21 (morning and afternoon sessions), July 8-12 (morning and afternoon sessions), Sept. 7-Oct. (Saturday sessions) and Sept. 8-Oct. 6 (Sunday sessions). Playing camps and a new Mini-Playing Camp for ages 5-8 and 9-older are June 24-28 and July 22-26; Fee: $125 (ages 9-older) and $75 (ages 6-8). A Summer Junior Golf League will be held Tuesday mornings June 11-July 30 with 9 holes per week for eight weeks. Fee: $150; High School Preseason Camp is July 29-Aug. 1. Fee: $125. Private lessons and summer passes are also available. All classes and lessons are taught by PGA professional Dale David and staff. Dale David, 233-8921, email info@orchardsgolfclub or visit

TEE OFF FOR AUTISM -- Illinois Center for Autism's 30th annual four-person scramble 9 a.m. June 14 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Maryville. Fee: $75 per person includes breakfast buffet, golf, cart, prizes. Jude Mosby, 398-7500, ext. 221 or email

AUTISM GOLF CLASSIC -- Illinois Center for Autism hosting its 30th annual four-person golf classic 9 a.m. June 14 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Maryville. Fee: $75 per person includes golf, cart, breakfast, barbecue lunch, raffles and prizes. 398-7500 or visit

FATHER'S DAY TOURNEY -- Father's Day Tournament June 16 at The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University in Lebanon for father-grand-fatherson, couples or regular flights. Fee: $45 per player includes golf, flighted prize money, meal and contests. Call 537-4590 for tee times between 7:45-11 a.m.

FRIENDS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL -- Friends Leadership Council at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese holding its six-person scramble 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 14 at Governor's Run Golf Course in Carlyle. Six-person teams have the option of a 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. tee-off. It also includes the search for the Tiki-Diki Man, the golf cart poker run, 50/50 and raffles. $150 per golfer. Additional buffet tickets are $25. Registration forms at Brian Moeller, 526-5439 or email

JORDAN KLOPE MEMORIAL -- Jordan Klope Memorial Golf Tourney four-person scramble at noon June 15 at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey. Proceeds benefit to the Jordan Klope Scholarship fund. Klope was a sophomore hockey player at Alton High School who died in an automobile accident in December. Fee: $80 per person includes golf, cart, three beer tickets, soda, water, hot dogs and catered dinner. John Rubin, 447-4003 or email

SISTERS OF SWING -- Ladies golf tournament to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters June 21 at The Orchards in Belleville. Fee: $110 includes golf, cart, skins, mulligans, flighted prizes based on number of teams registered, a catered luncheon by The Shrine in Belleville; prizes for closest to the hole; attendance prizes and at the end of your round enjoy wine samples and Italian fare courtesy of The Office Bar and Grill in Red Bud. Registered golfers are invited to attend a golf pre-party on June 13 at Macy's, St. Clair Square. Attendees can visit with LPGA pro Laura McCune. For tournament registration, sponsorships or to donate a basket for the raffle, call Missy at 398-3162.

CRITTER CLASSIX -- Critter Classic four-person scramble to benefit Metro-East Humane Society 1 p.m. June 23 at Oak Brook Golf Course in Edwardsville. Fee: $300 per four-person team includes golf, lunch, dinner, drinks. 656-4405 or email

HOSPICE GOLF BENEFIT -- 14th annual Hospice of Southern Illinois Golf Benefit four-person scramble 8:30 a.m. June 28 at Mystic Oaks Golf Course in Waterloo. Fee: $125 per person includes golf, golf shirt, cart, mulligans, skins game, lunch, snacks and two drinks. Kathy Wilson, 235-1703 or visit

CANCER RESEARCH BENEFIT -- Sixth annual Bergheger Golf Classic four-person scramble to benefit cancer research at St. Louis Children's Hospital 7 a.m. or noon June 28 at The Orchards in Belleville. Sponsored by Brent Bergheger Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Inc. Golfers can choose the morning flight or afternoon flight. Fee: $110 per person includes golf, cart, lunch and dinner/live auction. To register, visit

MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY -- Gruenenfelder & Septeowski Memorial four-person scramble 1 p.m. June 30 at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River to benefit the Gruenenfelder Educational Fund and the Keyesport Fire Protection District and Dive Team. Fee: $90 per players includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and prizes. 259-4900,

GARY WHEELER MEMORIAL -- Sixth annual Gary Wheeler Memorial four-person scramble 1 p.m. July 20 at Governor's Run Golf Course in Carlyle. Tournament held in honor of former Carlyle High football and baseball coach Gary Wheeler and funds scholarships for students at Carlyle. Fee: $70 per person includes golf, cart, beverage tickets, gift bag and prizes. Craig Robertson, 622-3592 or email

HOYLETON GOLF CLASSIC -- Hoyleton Golf Classic four-person scramble 1 p.m. July 20 at Governors Run Golf Course in Carlyle. Fee: $75 per person. 493-9440.

ALTHOFF GOLF CLASSIC --Althoff High School Golf Classic five-person scramble 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Stonewolf Golf Club. Fee: $175 per person ($100 is tax deductible) includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and snacks. 235-1124 or email


BELLEVILLE PARKS LEAGUE -- Belleville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its youth baseball, T-ball and pitching machine leagues for ages 3 through high school. Fee: $85. Register at the main office at 510 W. Main St., in Belleville, call 233-1416 or 277-9785, or register online at


KNIGHTS SOCCER CLUB -- The Knights Soccer Club has several openings for under-8, under-11 and under-13 girls for the outdoor spring season. The teams will all practice in Belleville. For information, call Herb Foerster at 977-6511 or email


WHITETAILS UNLIMITED -- Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Kaskaskia Valley Son's O' Bucks Banquet 4:30 p.m. July 27 at the Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club. Event features a two-meat buffet, auction and prizes. Fee: $45 per person, $20 for spouse and $20 for 15-under with July 20 deadline. Jeff Peck, 234-1786 or 604-1096, or Tom Wolf, 277-7166 or email


CO-ED TOURNEY -- A co-ed slow-pitch softball tourney to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is June 22-23 at New Douglas Township Park in New Douglas. Fee: $150 per team. Tammy Griffith, 410-3395 or 217-456-6071; or Kim Schallenberg, 410-2508 or 217-456-6651.

FAST-PITCH TOURNEYS -- Southwest Illinois ASA is accepting registration for girls fast-pitch softball summer tournament. Call Todd at 560-9329 or visit

16-UNDER PITCHER NEEDED -- Midwest Mayhem 16-under girls select fast-pitch team is seeking a pitcher for summer league, tournaments and fall league. Jeff, 780-1060 or Rich, 719-6465.


ST. CLAIR SUMMER PROGRAM -- St. Clair Tennis in O'Fallon is offering its summer youth tennis programs. A 10-week recreational junior program began May 28; a 10-week excellence program began May 29 and lasts 10 weeks; includes two weeks of the St. Louis University camp. For more information, call 632-1400 or visit

KINGS POINT ELITE PROGRAM --Kings Point in Belleville offering a Tournament Tennis Elite Program. This 13-week program designed for tournament players, high school players and players able to compete at the tournament level in their age group is limited to 12 players for each of two programs Monday-Sunday or Wednesday-Sunday. Four hours of tennis with two meetings a week. Fee: $490 for Kings Point members, $560 for non-members. 277-7715 or email

TENNIS LESSONS -- Collinsville Area Recreational District offering tennis lessons for ages 4-17 in June and July at the Collinsville High tennis courts. Lessons for players at all levels, 346-7529 or visit


SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES -- Demo's Sports Bar in Belleville has openings for its Sand Volleyball Co-Ed Leagues. To register or for more information, call 236-7113, 977-0863 or 233-9134.

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