Originally created 07/18/04

Area sports announcements

Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.


  • Rodney Hennon's Eagles Baseball Camp will be held at Georgia Southern. Session III will be held July 26-29 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call (912) 871-1331 or go to www.georgiasouthernbaseballcamp.com.
  • The Columbia County Stars boys travel baseball team is looking for an experienced pitcher for its 13-under USSSA team. Players cannot turn 14 before Aug. 1. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 798-6226 before 6 p.m., or 556-1035 after 6 p.m., or call Mike Arrington at 650-0430.
  • The USSSA Fastball State Tournament will be held at Sweetwater Park Aug. 7 for 50-60 mph division. For more information, call Bob Howard at (706) 595-2152 or (706) 595-8136.
  • Terry Pendleton Baseball will hold 2004 Tryouts in August. The developmental program is for 12U to 16U and the Division 1 Prospect Tour is for high school juniors and seniors. For more information, call (678) 957-0855 or go to Pendeltonbaseball.com.
  • Basketball

  • The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will host an Adult Men's Summer Basketball League at Harrison-Caver Park, Hwy. 421, Clearwater, beginning July 26. Membership fee is $255 per team for a ten game regular season and championship tournament. For more information, call Mark or Derek at (803) 593-4698.
  • Sure-Shot Basketball Camp for elementary school students will be held July 19-23 at Lakeside Middle School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $75. Basketball Camp for middle school students will be held June 7-11 at Lakeside Middle School and June 14-18 at Riverside Middle School from 1-4:30 p.m. Cost is $80. For more information, call Tom Weidenaar or Dave Pitock at 855-6900.
  • The 16th Annual Clint Bryant Basketball Camp will be held July 19-23 at the Riverview Park Activities Center. A $50 deposit will hold a space. For more information, call (706) 737-6888, or email cbbasketballcamp@bellsouth.net.
  • Football

  • Volunteer Players and Coaches are needed for a minor league football team. For more information, call Coach Jenkins at (706) 798-0264 or pager (706) 794-2882. Volunteer cheerleaders are also needed. For more inforamation, call Robert at (706) 798-0264 or (706) 830-6306.
  • Football-R-Us will hold its 4th annual Football Conditioning Camp at Lakeside Middle School. The dates are July 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31. Times will be Tuesday and Thursday 6:15-8 p.m. and Saturday 10:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. Camp is for 6-8th graders from the CSRA. Cost is $40 and includes Powerade, water and T-shirt. Pizza and drinks will be furnished on the last day of camp. For more information, call Donnie Hutchins at 863-4978 or Bart Chandler at 868-8046.
  • Golf

  • Applications are being accepted for the David Usry Junior Golf Academy summer camps at the North Augusta Country Club. The camp offers a series of three-day camps and is open to all youth ages 6-16. The dates for the camps are July 27-29. For more information, call David Usry at (803) 279-0704 or go to www.usrygolfacademy.com.
  • Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics classes will be offered at the H.O. Weeks center for beginner and intermediate gymnasts on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. The class is for boys and girls ages 4-12. Cost is $30 per month, with an additional fee charged to those who live outside of the Aiken city limits. For more information, call 642-7631.
  • Karate

  • Karate classes are held on Mondays from 7:15-8:15 at the H.O. Weeks center for ages 5 and up. Cost is $50 with an additional fee for those who live outside of the Aiken city limits. For more information, call 642-7631.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Personal training sessions are available for ages 18 and older at the H.O. Weeks Center. Cost varies depending on training session type. Training times are flexible. For more information, call 642-7631.
  • A recreation membership is required for all who wish to use the H.O. Weeks Center Racquetball court. Memberships for Aiken City residents are free. Non-residents must purchase an individual membership for $60 per year or a family membership of $110 per year. Court fees for in-city residents are $3 per person per hour. Non-resident members court fees are $3 per person per hour. Guests court fees are $4 per person per hour, and guests must be accompanied by a member. Members are limited to one guest per month. Out of town visitors court fees are $5 per person per hour, and must be from outside of Aiken County. For more information, call 642-7631.
  • Rock Climbing classes are held in the Carolina Bay Nature Preserve at the Climbing Wall. The preserve is located off of Price Avenue. Drop in climbing is held on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The climbing wall may also be rented for birthday parties, scout meetings, etc. Private lessons are also available. For more information, call 642-7631.
  • Petersburg Racquet Club is offering summer tennis/swim camps each week through the end of July. Camps are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for beginner through intermediate level players. Recreational swimming will follow tennis instruction and games. Discounts will be offered for multiple children and and campers who attend more than one session. The Racquet Club also offers group and private swimming lessons. For more information, call 860-9288.
  • The Recreation Department will also be registering for Fall sports, such as football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, and soccer July 26-August 14 at Patriots Park Administrative offices. For more information, call 863-7523 or go to columbiacountyga.gov.
  • Registration is now being taken for two new ten-week classes in beginning foil fencing, with all competitive equipment provided. The youth class for 11-14-year-olds will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m. The Adult class will meet Thursdays from 6-6:50 p.m. All activities will meet downtown at the facilities on Ninth Street between Broad and Reynolds. Fees for classes are $100. For more information, call 722-8878.
  • Running

  • The Mountain High Running Camp will be held July 19-24 in Tallulah Falls, Ga. For more information. call Scott Simmons at 1-800-777-0750 or go to www.mountainhighrunning.org.
  • The Briar Creek 10K Run/Walk will be held Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m., beginning at the intersection of Mims Road and Rocky Ford Road in Sylvania. Entry fees for applications received before Sept. 15 will be $15. Entries received after Sept. 15 will be $25. Medals and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, Nancy Edenfield at (912) 564-7878.
  • Soccer

  • TST Soccer will host advanced soccer skills training sessions July 5-29 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. Sessions will be held at Patriots Park from 6:30-8 p.m. for boys and girls ages 10-18. For more information, call (706) 294-5042 or go to tstsoccer.com.
  • The Augusta Arsenal Select Camp, geared toward advanced and club players ages 8 and up, will be held July 19-22 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Fee is $85. For more information, call (706) 854-0149.
  • Softball

  • USSSA 10 and under A/B World Series will be held July 26-August 1 at Sweetwater Park in Thomson. For more information, call the Thomson McDuffie Recreation Department at 595-2152.
  • Girls Fastpitch 14U Flash is looking for players born in 1988 and 1989. Players need to have good skills, willingness to learn, and a love of softball. For more information, call Jeff at (706) 868-8485.
  • The Columbia County Recreation Department will have an adult softball organizational meeting July 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative offices at Patriots Park. Anyone interested in entering a team must have a representative at the meeting to secure a place for the team. Discussion will cover start dates for the 2004 season, fees, and any questions you may have. For more information, call Randy Haygood at 863-7523 or 825-3295.
  • Swimming

  • Tryouts will be held for the Aiken Augusta Swim League 2004-2005 season Aug. 6 at USC Aiken Natatorium and July 14 and August 5 at the Augusta Aquatic Center. All tryouts will be held at 5 p.m. The Swim League is also offering a "High School Stay Fit" level for 8-12 graders. Augusta only will offer a "Guppy" level for 5-8 year olds learning how to swim.
  • Tennis

  • The H.O. Weeks Tennis Center is offering tennis lessons for children and adults of all skill levels. The Tennis Center offers group lessons, private lessons, leagues, and tournaments for various skill levels. For more information, to register for a clinic, or to reserve a court, call 642-7739.
  • Weightlifting

  • Python Power League's Drug Free Southeastern Powerlifting Championships will be held Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Martial Arts Tournament Center, 2608 Peach Orchard Road. The four events scheduled will be Bench Press Only, Deadlift Only, Iron, and Full Power. Entry fee is $40, and deadline for entries is Aug. 4. Divisions will be youth, teens, juniors, novice, military, sub-masters, over 40 division, over 50 division, and over 60 division. General admission is $4. For more information, contact Tee Meyers at (706) 790-3806 or pythongym@aol.com.

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