Courierarea Sports Shorts - June 28, 2017
- Madison Consolidated High School’s football program will its 2017 Youth Camp July 24-25 at the high school practice field. The camp will run 6:30-8 p.m. daily for those in grades one through six. Cost is $20 which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration will be taken until start of camp, but register early to ensure correct T-shirt size. • - Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve will host a “Take a Kid Fishing Day” on Saturday, July 8 from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to promote youth recreational fishing and public use on the refuge. Kids 15 years old or younger and an accompanying adult may access the refuge for this free fishing opportunity. Activity booths include a kids casting contest, make your own cane pole, hover archery, and learning about reptiles and amphibians. A limited number of free fishing packets will be available for the kids so come early to get your packet while they last. Free refreshments including hot dogs, chips, soda, and cookies be available from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All state and refuge fishing regulations will apply for this free fishing day but state fishing licenses will be waived for the event. Approximate drive time to the lake from the refuge office is 30 minutes; please check-in to the office no later than 11 a.m. on the day of the event to participate in activities. Call the refuge office at (812) 273-0783 for more info. • - The Madison Soccer Camp will be held July 10-27 at the soccer fields at Madison Junior High School. Kids in grades first through third grade will go from 8-9:30 a.m. on July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26. Kids in grades fourth through eighth grade will go from 8-9:30 a.m. on July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27. In each session, players will learn the fundamentals of soccer including tactics, language and positions. The camp is taught by Madison High School girls soccer coach Janet Hertz. Cost is $5 per day or $45 for the summer. For more info contact Hertz at email@example.com or at (812) 571-3279. • - Registration for the 39th Annual Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Walk/Run is still available. The event is Saturday and the run and walk both in begin at 8:15 a.m. The walk costs $15 while the run costs $25. Both include a T-shirt and a packet. Custom awards are presented in all run divisions as well as the top male and female runners. Entry forms are available at The Madison Courier, 310 West St., or by visiting www.madisoncourier.com. • - The 25th annual Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 Golf Scramble is Sunday, July 16 at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison. The event has a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and a putting contest starting at 11 a.m. Cost is $40 per golfer or $160 per four-member team with prizes awarded to the top three teams as well as various hole prizes and raffles. The event benefits Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4. For more information, call Karl Eaglin at (812) 273-1632 or Yogi Hadley at (812) 273-5920. • - The Hanover Open golf scramble is 9 a.m. on Saturday July 8 at Butler Falls Golf Course in Hanover. Proceeds will go to support this year’s Hanover Fest, a party for Hanover College, the Town of Hanover and Southwestern School System at Hanover College on Sept. 2. Cost is $200 per team and mulligans will be sold. The event will distribute $1,400 in prize money plus other prizes for par threes, long drive and door prizes. Craig Toyota is sponsoring a car for hole-in-one opportunity. The rain date is 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. For more info, call the golf course at (812) 569-1833 or Kenny Garrett at (812) 599-9582.