Claremore coach Brian Young will help conduct a wrestling camp at Coweta, June 19-21. The camp, for ages 12 through 18, will be at Coweta High School, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Registration is $45. Telephone, Brian Young, 638-5496.
A 7-3 co-ed softball tournament, sponsored by Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center, is scheduled June 10 at the Bill Morgan Sports Complex in Vinita. Entry fee is $100 per team. Telephone, Kelli Crane, Sandy Rodriguez or Melanie Brenton (918) 256-3392.
Zebra baseball camp
The Claremore Zebra baseball camp, for ages 5 to 13, is scheduled May 31-June 1 and will focus on fundamentals. The high school coaching staff, plus some past and present players, will be in charge. Registration forms are available at the Claremore Super Recreation Center. Telephone, coach Matt Murray, 341-7680, or coach Derby Kinnard, 341-7607.
Zebra basketball camp
Lady Zebra basketball camp, grades 1-4—June 6-8; grades 5-9 — June 12-15; grades 8-12 — June 20-22. Information 342-0513. Applications at the Rec Center.
Ponca City tennis
The Ponca City Junior Tennis Open is scheduled May 30-June 1 at the Wally Smith Tennis Center. It is sponsored by the Ponca City Parks and Recreation Department. Telephone, (580) 767-0432.
CYFA calls for participants
Football and cheerleading coaches for CYFA, from mighty mite through sixth grade, are being sought for the 2006 season. On line, www.claremoreyouthfootball.org, or by telephone, 283-CYFA.
Verdigris hoops camp
The Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp, for players in grades one through five, will be held May 30-31 at Verdigris High School. Hours are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration is $45. Telephone, Stacy Risenhoover, 266-2336, or 343-0922.
Two Verdigris camps
Two Verdigris Cardinal basketball camps are set: June 5-8 (grades K-through-2, and grades 3-through-8,) and June 12-13 (grades 3-through-8). Registration fees vary. Telephone, Kelly Clarke, 266-0104, or 266-2336.
Caution on ad sales
Randy Pearson, Claremore High School athletic director, has issued a warning: beware when buying advertisements for sports schedules.
It’s an annual admonishment from his office.
It’s not that the companies are doing anything illegal. It’s just that the profits from those sales do not benefit the Claremore High School athletic programs or booster clubs.
About this time of year, a number of companies disperse sales staff to area businesses to take orders for advertisements for school schedules.
“The ads on this poster are not from or in any way a part of Claremore Public Schools. Nor does the school get any of the money made from these ads,” Pearson said.
Claremore boosters sell ads for their own posters and schedules. That money benefits the booster clubs and the athletic programs.
“If there is ever a question of whether sales are legitimately helping Claremore High School, please call my office, 341-0724,” Pearson said.