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Courierarea Sports Shorts - July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017 GMT

- The Madison High School boys soccer team will hold its first official practice on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the soccer fields behind the junior high school. Sessions will run at this time all week. Players must have a completed IHSAA physical on file in order to participate. Contact coach Van Green at (812) 599-1095 with any questions. • - Madison Consolidated High School football will hold it’s first day of practice on Monday. Players are to report at 8 a.m. and all players must have a completed IHSAA Physical Form to participate. If you have any questions contact coach Patric Morrison at (812) 701-2648. • - Madison Consolidated High School volleyball will hold its first official tryouts/practice on Monday. Although school does not start until Thursday, Aug. 3, the coaching staff hopes to get all potential players out on July 31 to give everyone an opportunity to tryout. Any Madison freshman through senior wishing to tryout should be at the high school’s main gym on July 31 at 3:30 p.m. and come ready to play. • - The Madison High School boys tennis team will meet for its first practice on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the junior high courts. All participants must have a completed physical exam either on file in athletic office or ready to hand over to coach Dennis Munier on July 31. Bring tennis racquet, plenty of water and a towel. For more info, call Munier at (812) 599-7979. • - Madison Lady Cubs soccer will host its annual car wash fundraiser today at Craig Toyota from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the team. • - The Panther Baseball Club’s 12U and 9U travel teams will hold open tryouts for the 2018 season on Saturday, Aug. 5, in North Vernon. Players from Madison have played for the Panthers in the past. The tryouts will be at 10 a.m. at the “A” and “B” League fields at the North Vernon City Park with call backs and the rainout date set for Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. To be eligible 12U players must not turn age 13 and 9U players must not turn 10 before May 1, 2018. There is no cost to try out and participation costs are held to a minimum through fund-raising efforts by the program. The 12U team is coached by Rex Sanders and Craig Kipper while the 9U is coached by Chad Speer. For more info contact Speer at Speerchad@gmail.com . • - Madison Parks Department now has applications available for fall tackle football, flag football, cheerleading and volleyball. Forms can be picked up at the Parks Department’s office in the Brown Gym in downtown Madison from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, at the Rucker Sports Complex and online at www.madison-in.gov. Youth tackle football is for third through sixth graders. Second graders may also play tackle football but a waiver form must be signed by a parent or guardian. The fee is $75 and deadline is Aug. 2 with workouts starting on Aug. 7. Flag football is open to boys and girls ages five through second graders as well as third grade girls. Participation fee is $50 and deadline is Aug. 11. Cheerleading is available to ages five through sixth grade. The activity fee is $50 and deadline is Aug. 11. Cheerleaders will cheer during the tackle football season. Youth Volleyball is for fourth through sixth grade boys and girls with the basics of volleyball stressed. Fee is $50 and the application deadline is Aug. 18. All applications received by deadline are guaranteed a roster spot. Those who sign-up after the deadline may be placed on a waiting list and are subject to a $20 late fee. Each of the parks department programs have roster limits; meaning there are only so many players placed on each team. Volunteer coaches are also needed for each of the programs. Anyone interested in coaching tackle football, flag football, cheerleading and volleyball or seeking more information about the Madison Parks Department should contact Scott Davidson, Sports Coordinator, at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840 or BY email at parks2@madison-in.gov or scottclown143@yahoo.com. • - Madison Parks Department is teaming up with Hanover College Volleyball coach Peter Preocanin for its third annual Volleyball Clinic for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The clinic times and dates are 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the historic Brown Gym in downtown Madison. The volleyball instruction builds on the previous night. Clinic fee is $50 with all checks made out to Peter Preocanin. Forms are available at the park office. For more info, call Scott at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840. • - The 26th annual Farmer Bank of Milton Charity Golf Scramble will be Saturday, Aug. 12 at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison. The Event benefits the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club and Family/Community Center. A shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $240 per team and fee includes lunch and goodies. Mulligans and skins can be purchased and private carts are welcome. Players may sign up at Sunrise Golf Course or by calling Ray Black (812) 265-5811 or David Hertz (800) 826-5766. • - The Lide White Boys & Girls Club Junior Volleyball League is offering a brand-new program for boys & girls in first through third grades. The program is designed to help introduce youngsters to the sport of volleyball and to help prepare them for the fourth through sixth grade program offered by the Madison Parks Department. The entry fees are $40 for LWB&GC members and $50 for non-LWB&GC members There will be a $10 late fee after Sept. 1. The season will run from Sept. 6 through Oct. 13. Applications are currently available at the Club and will be delivered to all local elementary and middle schools once schools are back in session. Completed applications should be returned to 1551 MSH Northgate Road or mailed to P.O. Box 1128, Madison, IN 47250 by Sept. 1. Anyone wishing to assist in this new program is invited to volunteer and help develop the new players. Call the Club at (812) 265-5811 or stop by for more information.

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