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Sports Briefs

Apr 22, 2014

First State Community Action to host miniature golf tournament May 15

First State Community Action Agency invites the public to its first miniature golf tournament starting at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at Jungle Jim’s in Rehoboth Beach. Registration is $200 for a team of four and includes lunch.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 30.   Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

This event is presented by Discover Student Loans and benefits First State’s youth programs for much-needed services to youth in the local communities.  For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 302-856-7761, Ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

Milford VFW to host fishing tourney

A Crappie Tournament open to the public will be held on Haven Lake from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 24. A functional live well is required to enter the tournament. A maximum of 10 boats will be allowed, with a maximum of two fishermen per boat. Send-off is 8 a.m. at the Milford VFW beachfront dock. Ample parking is available at the VFW. Cost is $20 per fisherman, plus an optional Big Fish Pot. Detailed tournament rules and registration may be picked up at the Milford Blue Hen VFW Post or at the Williamsville Store on Williamsville Road. For more details, call Al at 302-632-1739.

Delmarva Christian Golf Classic June 9

The Delmarva Christian High School Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 9, at The Peninsula Golf and Country Club. Registration and warm-ups begin at 9:30 a.m., with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Boxed lunches will be available midday. Dinner, silent auction and award presentations will be held at 4 p.m. Cost is $150 per player or $600 for a foursome. Various sponsorships are also available. For more information, go to www.delmarvachristian.com/golf.

Henlopen Soccer Club tryouts upcoming

The Henlopen Soccer Club Select Program will host open tryouts for its 2014-15 season at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and Saturday, May 3, at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in Milton. With three consecutive state championships, dedication to players and low fees, Henlopen Soccer Club is one of the most player-friendly clubs to play for. The club is seeking boys and girls ages 8 to 16 of all abilities to expand the select program. Tryouts are free, and registration begins at noon. For more information, email info@henlopensoccerclub.org or go to www.henlopensoccerclub.org.

Sea Colony readies for spring season

Sea Colony Tennis Center, just south of Bethany Beach, is preparing to serve its springtime United States Tennis Association-sponsored tournaments.

“We are really excited about hosting these spring tournaments,” said Director of Tennis Thomas Johnston. “We now run eight USTA junior tournaments throughout the year and a variety of adult tournaments, ranging from the amateur level to the professional level. We can’t wait to start the 2014 season.”

The Sea Colony Junior Challenge, for boys and girls ages 12 to 18, takes place April 19-20. These clay court singles and doubles tournaments will include a first match loser consolation bracket. Entries are due by Sunday, April 13. Learn more about this event at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=142946.

The Sea Colony Spring Adult Classic will take place April 26-27 and is open to men and women with NTRP ratings of 3.0 to 5.0. This clay court event includes singles, doubles and mixed doubles events with a first match loser’s consolation bracket. Entries are due by Sunday, April 20. More information on this event is available at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=141302.

The Sea Colony Spring Junior Open is for boys and girls ages 12 to 18 and will be held May 17-18. This event will feature both hard court singles and doubles tournaments and a first match loser’s consolation bracket. Entries are due by Saturday, May 10. For more information on this event, visit http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=142947.

The entry cost for each of these tournaments is $33 each for singles players and $18 each for doubles players.

Tournaments are open to all USTA members. For more information, contact the Sea Colony Tennis Center at 302-539-4488.

Delaware football hosts camp April 26 in Milford

University of Delaware football will host a camp for boys and girls 4 to 12 years old from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Milford High School. From 10 a.m. to noon, free interactive programming will be available, including Radio Disney interactive performance and games, a bounce house, face painting and more. At 10:30 a.m., football skills fun begins. At noon, Delaware football spring ball on-field action begins. Then at 2 p.m., fans will be able to meet their favorite players and coaches for photographs and autographs. Online registration is open until Monday, April 21, at www.bluehens.com. For more information, email bluehensmarketing@udel.edu or call 302-831-8961.

Milton Little League seeks volunteers

With opening day for Milton Little League just around the corner, the Milton Little League Board seeks community support and volunteers. This year there is a specific need for umpires and concession stand help.

It takes a whole community to support such a beneficial program as Milton Little League. Anyone interested in volunteering as an umpire or a concession stand worker can contact Milton Little League via email at mll19968@gmail.com.

The Milton Little League Board and area youth genuinely appreciate any support. For more information, go to miltondelittleleague.com.

Golf tourney proceeds to support Georgetown Fire Hall upgrades

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Georgetown Fire Company will host a golf tournament fundraiser Friday, May 9, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A hot lunch will be served after the tournament.

First State Chevrolet will sponsor the hole-in-one contest for this preferred drive, best ball gross tourney. There are prizes for first, second and third place; closest to the pin; and longest drive. Mulligans will be available for purchase, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Participants will receive goody bags, and door prizes will be awarded.

The fundraiser will support the recent remodeling of the interior of the 48-year-old Georgetown Fire Hall. Hole sponsorships are still being accepted. To receive a participation form and/or more information, go to www.georgetown77.com or call 302-856-3255.

PJ's Viking Lax Camp registration open

Registration for the second annual PJ's Viking Lax Camp is now open. The camp will be held exclusively for girls entering grades 4-9 from 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-19. The camp is limited to 50 players and four goalies. It was sold out in three weeks last year, so early registration is highly recommended. The camp will include the basics and cutting-edge stick techniques; advanced instruction in shooting, cutting and dodging; and instruction on offensive and defensive strategies, draw control and 8-meter shooting. In addition to Cape coach PJ Kesmodel, goalie coach Steve Aubrey will provide instruction for goalies. Delmarva Division I players and/or Virginia Tech teammates or former teammates of Meg Bartley may also be on hand.

The camp will be held at Cape Henlopen High School. Cost is $130 per player. A multi-child discount reduces the price for a second child to $105. To preregister, email PJlaxcamp@gmail.com and include name, address, home phone number, parent cellphone, parent email, school, grade as of fall 2014, playing experience, playing level and player's position.

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