Ascension Parish sports briefs for June 25

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Gonzales Soccer Club registration

Gonzales Soccer Club registration for the 2010-11 season will take place July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carver Park in Gonzales. Children need to be at least 4 years old in order to register. Cost for registration is $75 for U5 through U8, $100 for U9 through U10 and $150 for U11 and above.

Football combine

Groups of high school football players from across the region will be taking the field June 26 at St. John-Evangelist High School in Plaquemine to participate in a pro-style combine that will push their abilities for an opportunity to play at the next level.

Just like the college counterpart preparing for the NFL Draft, high school athletes will gather to showcase their talents, discover where they stand among their recruiting class, gain official measurements and maybe even get the attention of college scouts.

Just Maximizing Potential will host the combine. The comprehensive event will test and record each participant’s abilities through a series of specific pro-style drills and tests; the results will then be officially certified for NCAA use and sent to colleges across the country.

Football players registering for the combine will be tested in areas crucial to college recruitment. The half-day event will consist of the 40-yard dash, Pro Agility Shuttle, Broad Jump, Vertical Jump, Bench Press and 1-on-1 Drills. With these measurements on file college scouts can track down any talented player and get them on the road to stardom.

Interested high school athletes can register online at or can choose the walk-up option. Team discounts are also available. Combine registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with all events starting at 9 a.m. and running until 2 p.m.

Express Soccer camp

Express Soccer camp will be July 11 through Aug. 2 at the Burnside fields next to East Ascension’s stadium.

The camp will consist of technical training with and without the ball, foot skills and ball skills.

The camp is in its fourth year.

Registration fees are $65 per child, $60 for two or moroe family members, $55 for any team registering six or more teammates. T-shirts will be provided.

The time slots for boys and girls ages 5-6 will be 6-7 p.m., ages 7-8 will  be 4:15-5:30 p.m., ages 9-10 will be 3-4:15 p.m. and ages 11-14 will be 1:30-3 p.m.

For more information, contact Mike Sage at either 225-715-9543 or at dalmms6 @

Ascension Rays tryouts

The Ascension Rays are having tryouts for the upcoming 9U fall baseball season. Contact Chris Ordeneaux for more information at 225-229-9198 or or

Bass for Cash

The Gonzales Firefighters Association will hold its Bass for Cash Tournament at Canal Bank Club June 26 from safe daylight until 3 p.m.

The entry fee is $100 per two-person team. Launch, lunch and tournament will be included.

There will be a five-fish limit.

Sign up at the Canal Bank Club through the day of the tournament. Contact Jonice at 225-270-3048.

Soccer academy

The Ascension Soccer Academy Summer Camp will be July 6-9.

The three sessions will be at the Ascension Soccer Academy near the four-way stop in St. Amant.

Session 1 will be for 8-10 year olds from 8-10 a.m. (7:30 drop off available).

Session 2 will be for 11-14 year olds from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 3 will be for high school and serious middle school players from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The cost is $45.

Coaches will be Rick Garey, Adrian Garcia, Elise Bourgeois and Stacie Luquette (goalkeeper training).

Training for goalkeepers will be offered at all three sessions.

For more information, contact Garey at 225-405-0530 or

Fall baseball tryouts

Suire’s Baseball Academy will be holding fall-ball tryouts on the following dates:

 • Ages 9 and 10 on July 17

• Ages 11 and 12 on July 24

• Ages 13 and 14 on July 31

For more information, call Suire’s Baseball Academy at 225-644-1965.

Cougars football

Ascension Cougars Youth Football, based in Gonzales, is having registration for football and cheerleading, for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 years old. Registration fees are $100 for football and $80 for cheerleading.

Registration can be done online at or mail registration to Ascension Cougars Youth Football, P.O. Box 1433, Gonzales, LA 70707 (Registration form can be found in the handout section on the Web site).

The team practices at Gonzales Middle School and home games will be held there or at East Ascension’s Spartan Stadium.

For more information, e-mail icd10lx56 @ or call Leon J. Blouin III at 225-324-0582 or go to

Players needed

U16-Girls Fast Pitch Travel Team looking for a few players including a starting pitcher.

For more information, contact Julie Smith at 225-202-5204.

Anglers’ Rodeo

The Statewide Tournament and Anglers’ Rodeo (S.T.A.R) will be July 1-Oct. 3. It is a summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Call CCA-Louisiana 225-952-9200.

Baseball tournament

The USSSA Backyard Brawl Baseball tournament will be July 17-18 at the Goldin Sportsplex in Gulfport, Miss. It is for ages 7U through 13U. There is a four-game minimum in 7U, 8U and 9U only. Entry fees are $175 for 7U and 8U, $250 for 9U-12U and $280 for 13U. Call Rick Caver at 228-760-3474 or e-mail coastoutlaws @

LHSAA announces college internship

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has announced the release of its new Internship Program. The program offers college students pursuing a career in the sports industry valuable experience working with the LHSAA in a variety of capacities while helping to build the LHSAA’s resources. Students participating in the internship program are eligible for course credit.

The program incorporates four specific internships, each of which is named in honor of loyal employees of the LHSAA. The James B. and Vida Graves Marketing Internship offers students hands-on marketing and sponsorship experience coordinating and executing contracts with LHSAA corporate partners and overseeing sponsorships of LHSAA events. The Miriam Hun Calvey Business Management Internship position works directly with the LHSAA finance department to maintain the association’s business efforts internally and externally. The Theodore “Ted” Castello Media Relations Internship incorporates LHSAA’s sports information, public relations and media relations duties. The Rosario “R.B.” Maranto Interdepartmental Internship provides students a variety of tasks across all LHSAA departments and incorporating aspects of all facets of the sports industry.

Interested students should visit the LHSAA website at to learn more or submit a cover letter and a resume to