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Gonzales Weekly Citizen - Gonzales, LA
  • Ascension Parish sports briefs for Aug. 11

  • Fall ball registration for the City of Gonzales softball and baseball will be Saturday, Aug. 20 at City Hall from 9 a.m.-noon.


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  • Softball/baseball
    Fall ball registration for the City of Gonzales softball and baseball will be Saturday, Aug. 20 at City Hall from 9 a.m.-noon.
    Registration fee is $40. Late registration, taken until Aug. 24, is $60.
    For more information, call Lance Kohan at 225-647-6749.a
    Fall ball
    Ever tried travel ball? Moving up? Your team doesn’t do fall ball? Give us a call! Lots of instruction but fun will be the goal for this 11-year-old fall ball team. This is for fall ball only, players committed all play for different spring teams. We have openings left for a few players. If there is enough interest we may have two teams. Email us for information at  gotroslawn @ eatel.net.
    Blazers tryouts
    Louisiana Blazers 18U Fastpitch softball tryouts will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at Walker Parks and Recreation Softball Field located at 13740 Ball Park Rd. Walker, LA  70785.  
    The team will be coached by Frank Lee and Mark Maher.  
    This team will be a college prep and college exposure team.  
    For additional information, contact Frank Lee at 225-772-9594 or Mark Maher at 225-910-2700, e-mail at pmmaher @ etigers.net.
    Travel team
    Travel baseball team offers no sign up fee, free uniforms, equipment, cleats and th e use of the private LA Wolves facilities.
    Tryouts will be Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at Live Oak Park.
    For more information, contact Kris at 225-678-0028.
    Giants tryouts
    The Gonzales Giants 11U AA baseball team will be holding tryouts Saturday, Aug. 13.
    The team is looking for four dedicated baseball families for the upcoming 2011-12 fall and spring season. They will play 3-4 tournaments in the fall and 10-12 in the spring.  
    Tryouts will be at Stevens Park, 43230 Cannon Rd. Gonzales, LA 70737, from 9-11 a.m.
    Contact Coach Templet by phone at 225-205-2655 or email  jamie_templet @ oxy.com.
    Softball tryouts
    There is a new 14U?elite level travel team within the south Louisiana area. Tryouts are Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9-11 a.m. It will be at Butch Gore Park at 14550 Savoy Road, St. Amant, LA 70774.
    All positions will be considered. The team has an elite level experienced coach with a .700 winning percentage that has recently relocated from the Kansas City area.
    Focus will be on player growth, solid fundamentals and preparing for college exposure and recruitment.
    For more information, contact Jason Kilpatrick at 225-290-0150 or email jasonpk34 @ gmail.com.
    Astros tryouts
    The Ascension Astros 10-year-old baseball tournament team is having tryouts in August for the fall/spring 2012 season.
    Players must be 11 years old after May 1, 2012.
    Page 2 of 2 - Contact Jeff Parent at 225-716-2727 or Will Reames at 225-268-4387 for details.
    Rays tryouts
    Tryouts will be through Aug. 21 for the 13AAA LA Rays 2011/2012 Tournament Baseball Team.
    Contact Byron Cummings by phone at 225-622-5397 or email at louisianarays @ yahoo.com for more information or to schedule a tryout.
    Baseball tryouts
    Tryouts will be held Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. for 8u, 9u, 11u and 12u teams.
    There is no sign up fee. Free uniforms, equipment, cleats and use of the private La. Wolves facility included.
    For more information, contact Kris Clark at kclark @ quadrants.com.
    Velocity baseball
    Tryouts for Velocity Baseball’s 2012 season for ages 9-14 will be Aug. 20 at Delrie Fields at North park in Denham Springs.
    Ages 12-14 will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and ages 9-11 will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    Contact Bill Carmouche at 225-747-5885 or Chad Spedale 225-933-9437. email at bcarmouche @ sp-ind.com.
    Those expecting to tryout are encouraged to RSVP.
    Hunter safety
    The 2011 Ascension Parish Hunter Safety Class schedule will be:
    • Thursday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 20 (must make both days)
    • Thursday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 24 (must make both days)
    • Thursday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 22 (must make both days)
    All classes will be held at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range at 9139 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, on Rifle Range Road off of St. Landry Road, across from the Lamar-Dixon water tower.
    All Thursday classes start at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m.
    All Saturday classes start at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
    You will need to bring something to write with and change for the vending machines. You will need to bring a lunch.
    To pre-register for the class, go to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website at  www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
    No walk-ins at the door.
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