Ascension Parish sports briefs for July 18

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Cweb event

The Team Cweb Foundation is hosting its first Community Symposium.

It will be held on July 23 for Grades 1-6 and July 24 for Grades 7-12. The time will be from 2-4 p.m. The Symposium will be held at St. James High School, 5181 Wildcat St., St. James, La. The symposium will feature local guest speakers to discuss issues children face today.

There will also be an autograph session for the youths to get a chance to meet NFL players.

This symposium is being held in conjuction with the Alumini Basketball League. Games are being held from noon-5 p.m. on the same days of the symposium at St. James High.

Admission for the games are $3 for adults and $1 for children.

For more information, contact Myla Oubre at (225) 810-0697 or email

Rays tryouts

The Ascension Rays are holding an open tryout for the fall 2011/summer 2012 seasons.

Eligible players must be 10 years old or younger on April 30, 2012.  

The Rays are looking for dedicated players committed to working hard and competing at the highest level in USSSA tournament play.  

The tryout is scheduled for 4 p.m., July 31, 2011 at Ascension Christian High School.

Ascension Rays coaches are Scott “Skip” Creel and Jack Duhe.  

For more information, contact Coach Skip at 225-573-0370.

Showcase camp

The Louisiana Tech University Top Dawg Baseball Camp will host a High School Showcase Camp July 25-27.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The times will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday.

There will be two hotel nights and three meals per day, along with a free bus ride from Denham Springs.

The Summer High School Full Day costs $275, and the Summer High School Overnight costs $400.

For more information, see or contact Chris Soileau at 225-603-2899.

Velocity baseball

Tryouts for Velocity Baseball’s 2012 season for ages 10u, 11u, 12u, 14u will be Aug. 20.

Call for location and time. Contact Bill Carmouche at 225-747-5885 or Chad Spedale 225-933-9437.

Soccer registration

Gonzales Soccer Club has begun registering players, ages 4 to 18.

Online registration is available through July 31 via the new website at

Walk-in registration will be available on Saturdays, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30 at the Carver Park facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring a birth certificate or other official document as proof of age.

For additional information, call 225-610-5051.

EAHS tickets

The East Ascension High School Athletic Department will hold its season football ticket sale July 25, July 27 and July 28 in the front office of the school between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  After July 28, season tickets will not be sold again until Aug. 11.   Current season ticket holders have until Aug. 26 to renew their current seats – after this date seats not renewed will be made available to the public on a first come first serve basis. The Spartans have six home games this year not counting the jamboree. Cost for season tickets this year is $48 per seat for the season.  Season tickets for the blue chair backs will be $60 per seat. Contact Lisa Gray at 391-6117 for questions.

Dutchtown tickets

Dutchtown High School football season ticket holders:?reserved tickets for the 2011 season will be on sale on the following dates:?Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29; Monday, Aug. 1 and Tuesday Aug. 2. All times will be 8 a.m.-noon.

Season tickets may be renewed in the main office.

The last day to renew tickets will be Aug. 2. Any tickets not purchased by that day will be available to the general public.

For more information, contact Ranell at 225-391-6217.

Hunter safety

Hunter safety courses will be provided at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Range on St. Landry Street in Gonzales.

The classes will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

You must attend both days to complete the course. We are only taking 50 people for this class. You must pre-register for the class by going to the LDWF Web site at

If you are not pre-registered, you will be turned away at the door. No walk-ins welcome.

Fishing rodeo

The St. James Boat Club will be holding its “Annual Jr. Choupique Rodeo” on Aug. 7, 2011, on the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas.

It is located on U.S. 61 at the Scenic Blind River, which is located in St. James Parish.

All participants, up to 15 years old, male or female, are eligible to compete in this fishing rodeo but must  be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The fishing times start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The registration fee remains just 25 cents.

Be sure to get registered before fishing and to get a copy of the rules. Fishing is limited to the banks of the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas.

At the close of rodeo, awards will be given to the winners. Ribbons will be given to all participants. Random drawings will be held in each age group for rod and reels at the awards time (winners must be present).

Refreshments will be sold at the Point Area.

For more information, contact the St. James Boat Club (in the morning times) 225-869-8966 or Craig Calcagno at 225-206-2476 (cell), 225-869-9152 (home).

Bike MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Louisiana announced that registration will be open until Sept. 23 for the 2011 Bike MS Louisiana. The Bike MS Louisiana will take place October 1 and 2.

Those who register by September 23 will have a fee of $40, with an increase to $50 the day of the event. People can participate in Bike MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed.

The Bike MS Louisiana is a two-day fundraising event benefiting more than 3,000 individuals in Louisiana living with MS. In 2010, more than 1,050 dedicated riders raised more than $593,000.

Cyclists are required to raise at least $250. The required minimum fundraising total of $250 is due when rider packet is picked up either during early packet pick up September 19-23 or September 30 or the day of the event, October 1. Riders have until November 1 to qualify for fundraising prizes.

“Volunteers are the backbone of this event,” said Becky Pennington, Louisiana vice president. “Volunteers can help with planning starting months before the ride, setting-up at various locations throughout the weekend, registering cyclists, monitoring the route, managing snack stations, cleaning up or cheering on the cyclists. There is a place for everyone’s time and talents.”

More than 1,100 cyclists are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $650,000. Funds raised will support direct services and programs for more than 4,000 people with MS and their families in Louisiana and for national MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.

Additional confirmed sponsors of this year’s ride are: Pfizer, Molly LLC, John Folse & Co., Peoples Health, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Coca Cola,, Elmwood Fitness Center, Health & Fitness, Kentwood, UPS and Whole Foods.

For more information or to register for the Bike MS Louisiana, visit, or call 1-800-344-4867.

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