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Items for the Recreation Calendar are published free of charge. Send information by mail to Sports: Recreation Calendar, The Morning Sun, 701 N. Locust, P.0. Drawer H, Pittsburg, KS 66762; by fax at 231-0645; by e-mail to matthew.clark@morningsun.net; or by telephone at 231-2600, extension 140.
Items will run on a space-available basis until they become outdated. All telephone numbers are area code 620 unless noted.

BASKETBALL
Leagues
n Junior High boys league forming at Frontenac High School during June. Eleven games at $250 per team with shirt included. Space limited to the first eight teams. For more more information, contact Doug Barto at 249-9900 or dbarto@usd250.org.
Clinics
n Pittsburg High School Boy’s Basketball Camp. PHS boy’s basketball coach Kiley Roelfs will be conducting a basketball camp May 27-30 for grades 1-12 at Pittsburg High School. The cost is $25 and includes a camp T-shirt plus $15 for each additional sibling. Pre-register by mail by obtaining a brochure or register the first day of camp 30 minutes prior to start time. Brochures can be picked up in the High School office. Camp will emphasize individual and team fundamental development through drills, contests and games. Lowered goals will be available for younger age groups. For more information, contact Roelfs at 235-3200 or 235-1474.
n Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp. Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star all Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by Invitation Only. Boys and Girls ages 10 - 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 States and 10 Foreign Countries attended the 2007 Camp. College Basketball Scholarships are possible for players selected to the All - American Team. Camp locations Inclue: Champaign, IL, Prescott, AZ., Thousand Oaks, Ca., Babson Park, Fl., Gainesville, Ga., Glassboro, NJ., Lebanon, TN., Commerce, TX,. and Blacksburg, VA. There is also a Summer Camp available for Boys and Girls ages 6 - 18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure on these Summer Camps, please call 704-373-0873 ANYTIME. www.tenstarcamp.com.
Players needed
n High school girls interested in playing on a traveling team, please call 417-529-2685.

DARTS
Tournaments
n Weekly tournaments Tuesdays at Weir American Legion Post 272. Entry fee $5. Sign up by calling 396-8400.

GOLF
League
n Girard Golf Course 2-man spring golf league is forming now. For more information, contact Merle Whiteman at 724-8855.
Tournament
n April 26 — Pittsburg Indians Youth Baseball Road to Omaha Fundraiser Golf Tournament. Three-person scramble beginning at 8 a.m. at Countryside Golf Course. Entry fee is $120 per team. For more information, contact Gary Kratz Jr. 231-1640 or gkratz@pittplastics.com
n May 3-4 — Countryside Golf Course will host its 9th Anniversary 3-Man Scramble on May 3. Tee times are at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by choice and tee times May 4 are by flight. Entry fee is $60 per person with thousands in cash prizes. For more information, call 232-3654.
n May 4 — Galena Education Foundation 4-Man Scramble at Schifferdecker Golf Course. Entry fee is $45 per player or $35 for GGA members. Tee times start at 12 p.m. and food and drink are provided. For more information contact Bryan Cox at 202-1732, Steve Thompson at 783-5827, Mike Shaw at 202-0195 or David Clarkson at 202-0952.
n May 10 — Pittsburg Red Sox 3-person Scramble at Four Oaks Golf Course. Cost is $120 per team and includes cart fee. Payback is 100 percent for the first three places in each flight. Cash prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Mulligan’s are $1 each with a limit of five per team. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with tee off at 8 a.m. For more information, contact the Four Oaks Clubhouse at 231-8070. All proceeds to benefit the Pittsburg Red Sox 13-year-old tournament baseball team.
June 5-8 — The 2008 Crawford County Open is scheduled for June 5-8. June 5 or June 6 wil be at Countryside Golf Course, June 7 at Four Oaks and June 8 at Girard Golf Course. Make your own group for the first two rounds and tee off at your convenience. Sunday, June 8 will tee off by flights. Call 232-3654 to sign up.
n July 19 — 3 Player Scramble Golf Tournament sponsored by the Girard Medical Center Foundation on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Girard Golf Course. Tee Times are 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Entry Fee is $120 per team with 80 percent pay out. To register call the Girard Golf Course at 724-8855. Send registration fee to GMC Foundation, c/o Mitzi Beezley, 118 S. 100th, Girard, Kansas, 66743.   
Lessons
n The Pittsburg Elks Lodge will be sponsoring free golf lessons for all kids in Crawford County ages 10-18 at Countryside Golf Course. The lessons begin June 9 and will run for five weeks beginning at 8 a.m. each Monday and Thursday. Registration deadline is June 5. Clubs and balls will be furnished. For more information, call 232-3654.

POOL
Tournaments
n Weekly tournaments at Weir American Legion Post 272. Entry fee $5 with 100 percent payback. Play begins at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Contact 396-8400.
n Tournaments at SunDowner Sports Bar & Grill, south edge of Girard, on the first and third Saturday of each month, starting at 8 p.m. Entry fee: $10. Call 724-6204 or 724-4113.
n Tourmanents at Idle-A-While in Cherokee each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Entry fee is $5 with all fees going to winners. First-, second- and third-place all pay.

SOCCER
Leagues
n Pittsburg Parks and Recreation will offer a British Soccer Camp from June 2-6. If you sign up before April 18, your child will receive a free British Soccer replica jersey. You can register online at www.challengersports.com or at the Parks and Recreation office at 710 W. Ninth. Fees are $58 for ages 3-4, $81 for ages 5-6, $97 for ages 7-9 and $97 for ages 10-16.

BASEBALL
Camps
n May 27-29 — The 17th Annual Fundamental Baseball Camp at JayCee Ballpark will be May 27-29 from 9 a.m. - Noon for ages 7-13. The camp is designed to enhance player’s fundamental skills. Players will need to bring their own glove and hat. Players may also want to bring their own water bottles, sunscreen and bat. Registration fee is $50 and includes a camp T-shirt and baseball cards. Pre-registration is May 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Camp-day registration is from 8 - 9 a.m. at JayCee Ballpark. For more information, contact Mike Watt at 232-3412.
Leagues
n YMCA baseball signups are set for May 12. Practices begin the week of May 18 and games will begin June 7. Boy’s minor league is for boys who are six years old or who will turn six during the summer. Boys major league is for those who are eight years old and for seven year olds who wish to play in the league. A pitching machine will be used in the major league. For more information, call 231-1100.
Tournaments
n April 19-20 — Joplin Sports Authority Tournament at Four Seasons Sports Complex in Joplin, Mo. Three-game guarantee with $250 entry fee. Sign-ups taken through April 15. For more information, contact Dennis Johnson, 417-624-5237.
n April 25-27 — USSSA “AA” Qualifier for ages 9 and 14 at Champion Diamonds at Nevada, Mo. Entry fee is $250 with a three-game guarantee. Deadline for registration is April 21. For more information contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 or 417-667-7974 or championdiamonds@yahoo.com.
n May 2-4 — USSSA “AA” Qualifier for ages 10 and 13 at Champion Diamonds at Nevada, Mo. Entry fee is $250 with a three-game guarantee. Deadline for registration is April 29. For more information contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 or 417-667-7974 or championdiamonds@yahoo.com.
n May 17-18 — Ott Food Products Tournament at Four Seasons Sports Complex in Joplin, Mo. Three-game guarantee with $250 entry fee. Signups through April 15. For more information, contact Dennis Johnson, 417-624-5237.
n July 11-13 — Sixth Annual Pittburg Invitational 8 and under machine pitch tournament. For more information, call Brian Hutchins at 231-3137 or 704-3137 or call Doug VanBecelaere at 231-0861 or 249-6140.

SOFTBALL
Leagues
n YMCA softball signups need to be completed by May 12. Girls T-ball is for girls six or those turning six during the summer, and for seven year olds. GIrls machine pitch softball is for girls 8-10 years old. For more information, call 231-1100.
n Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is taking signups for adult Summer Softball leagues. Co-ed leagues will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Women’s leagues will be played on Wednesday nights. Men’s leagues wil be played Monday through Thursday. Leagues are limited and sign up will be on a first come first serve basis. The early bird deadline is Tuesday, April 29 with a fee of $220.. Final deadline is Tuesday, May 6 with a fee of $240. there will be a $200 late fee after May 6. Games will start the week of May 12. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 231-8310. Teams can register in the Parks and Recreation office at 710 W. Ninth St.
Tournament
n April 25-27 — KSN TV Tournament at at the Four Seasons Sports Complex at Joplin, Mo. Six-game guarantee with $185 entry fee. Signups through April 8. For more information contact Dennis Johnson at 417-624-5237.
n April 25-27 — USSSA “Open” Qualifier for ages 12 and 18 at Champion Diamonds in Nevada, Mo. Entry fee is $235 with a three-game guarantee. Registration deadline is April 24. For more information contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 or 417-667-7974 or championdiamonds@yahoo.com.
n April 26-27 — USSSA and Fun Valley will host a girls fast pitch invitational tournament. The tournament is for B teams and below. The two divisions of play are for 10-year-olds and 11/12-year-olds with a four-game guarantee. The entry fee is $150. Signup deadline is April 22 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 669-9999.
n April 26-27 — USSSA April Bash Fast Pitch qualifying tournament for ages 12-14 at Baxter Springs. Entry fee is $185. For more information, contact Jim Sharp, 704-3459 or Richard Hilderbrand, 417-529-3262.
n May 2-4 — USSSA “Open” Qualifier for ages 10 and 14 at Champion Diamonds in Nevada, Mo. Entry fee is $235 with a three-game guarantee. Registration deadline is April 29. For more information contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 or 417-667-7974 or championdiamonds@yahoo.com.
n May 3-4 — USSSA Baxter Springs Open Fast Pitch qualifying tournament for ages 10-12 at Baxter Springs. Entry fee is $185. For more information, contact Jim Sharp, 704-3459 or Richard Hilderbrand, 417-529-3262.
n May 8 — Lady Indian Softball Classic. The Oswego Summer Ball Program wil host the 10-under ASA tournament. Entry fee is $100 per team and it must be paid by May 3. This will be a six-team pool play single elimination tournament. For more information, contact Karla Winp at 795-4520 or Rochelle Sheddrick at 795-2959.
n May 31-June 1 — USSSA Baxter Springs Open Fast Pitch qualifying tournament for ages 12-14 at Baxter Springs. Entry fee is $185. For more information, contact Jim Sharp, 704-3459 or Richard Hilderbrand, 417-529-3262.

T-BALL
Leagues
n The Pittsburg Family YMCA is now accepting sign ups for it’s Pee Wee T-Ball program. The program is for four and five year olds and will be played on Tuesday nights, beginning June 3. Participants should sign up before May 20. Only a limited number will be accepted. For more informationm, call 231-1100.

ETC.
n Altamont Saddle Club beginning its Friday Fun Night series April 11 at the Altamont Saddle Club Arena. Books open at 6:30 p.m. with show starting at 7 p.m. Events include barrels, poles and flags. Classes include midgets (8-and-under), juniors (9-13), intermediates (14-17) and Senior/Open Class. For a schedule of events and newsletter, call 423-7245, 820-4350 or 423-2698 or e-mail dkessler@tvecwb.com.
n Umpires needed for all summer JL Hutch baseball leagues. Please contact Chris Ratzlaff at 687-2898 if interested.