Archive for Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Sports briefs

June 28, 2000

Football fund-raising kicks off for junior high

A group of interested parents met Sunday night at The Lodge for the first meeting to determine direction of fund-raising efforts for football at Baldwin Junior High School.

Doug Orloff, who is spear-heading the effort, said the group talked about several ways to raise funds. Orloff also said he would be meeting with Baldwin Supt. James White this week about how to set up an account for raised funds.

"We will be set up as a non-profit, tax deductible group," he said. "We're looking at doing a couple of events this fall, possibly a tail-gate party before a high school game and a cow chip drop. But, we'll also be seeking independent donations."

Anyone interested in donating towards the $15,000 necessary to establish the BJHS football program or to become a part of the fund-raising group are encouraged to call Orloff at 594-7548. The group will meet again at 5:30 p.m. July 9 at The Lodge.

Basketball teams pick up victories

Baldwin High School's basketball teams playing in Sport-2-Sport's Danny Manning League came away with three victories last week.

The Old Dogs, comprised of seniors, beat Wellsville 49-41 in the opener. They then topped Valley Falls 49-40.

The Young Dogs, a team of juniors and sophomores, played the Lawrence High School varsity close for most of the game before falling 54-42. Against the LHS junior varsity, the Young Dogs posted a 49-41 win.

The teams play on Wednesday evenings through the end of June.

Football camps set for grades 3-12

Baldwin High School football coach Mike Berg will be conducting football camps the last two weeks in July.

On July 24-28, both high school and junior high sessions will be held. Players in grades 9 through 12 will go from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Seventh and eighth graders will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

On July 17-21, there will be a camp for kids in grades three through six from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All three camps will be held at the Baldwin High School football practice fields.

For more information or to obtain forms to sign up, call Berg at 594-2472.

BU basketball camps set for July run

The Baker University Basketball Day Camps for boys and girls going into grades fourth through eighth will be in July at the Collins Center.

Session I will be July 10-13 and Session II will be July 24-27. Both sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily. Camp director will be Rick Weaver, head men's basketball coach at Baker, and cost is $50.

There will be individual attention for each player, 1-on-1 and 2-on-2, as well as other team competition. The camp staff will be comprised of area high school and college coaches, as well as college athletes.

For more information or to obtain registration forms, contact Weaver at Baker. Enrollment confirmation letters will be sent after the form is received.

Track camps set at KU in July

LAWRENCE The University of Kansas track and field program will host the Nike Jayhawk Summer Camps series.

The track and field camp is July 9-13; the cross country and distance camp is July 23-27. Each camp will focus on technique, competition strategy, sports psychology, nutrition and fun.

The camps are open to all boys and girls from grade 4 through 12. Cost of the camp for those staying overnight is $365. Day-camper cost is $265.

For more information, contact Tim Weaver at KU, 785-864-7971.

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