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Jacks football camp opens on Monday

The Bemidji High football camp will open a three- day stand at the Lumberjacks practice field tomorrow.

The camp will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9- 12 a.m.

It is designed for players entering Grades 9-12 this fall.

Players should bring practice equipment including football shoes.

Cost of the session is $30. Registration forms will be available at the site for those who have not pre-registered.

The camp will conduct drills on offensive and defensive breakdowns,, pursuit drills, team schemes and specialties.

Further information may be obtained from Coach Troy Hendricks at 2324-3453 at home or 333-3212 at the Middle School.

Swim meeting

A meeting for parents and swimmers at BHS this fall will take place following the mandatory MSHSL chemical awareness meeting Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the auditorium.

Practice will open Aug. 17 at the high school pool. Woody Leindecker will return to head the coaching staff this season.

Baseball signups

The BYL will hold s late summer baseball instruction program from Aug. 11-27 on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Mark Evenson complex.

Times of the sessions will be 5:45-8:00.

The program is for players 8-11 at a cost of $10 per player.

The program will be conducted by coaches and staff of he BYL and will include both instruction and games each night. All players in this summer's BYL program, both day and night league, are invited to attend.

The program is an extension of the BYL summer program with insurance coverage from that program extending through the month. The BYL will provide all equipment.

Registrations may be mailed to BYLB Fall Ball, Box 1533, Bemidji.

For further information contact President Bruce Dahlin, Treasurer Mo Webb or Junior Division Commissioner Jim Grimm.

Players may register at the first night Aug. 11.

Tennis deadline

The deadline for registering for the Lumberjack Junior Open tennis meet is Wednesday.

The meet will run Saturday and Sunday at the High School and Middle School courts.

Competition will be in both boys and girls singles and doubles in the 18-under, 16-under, 14-uinder and 12-under age divisions.

Players are limited to one singles and one doubles meet. The entry is $15 for one event or $25 for two.

Mail entries to Director Scott Engelstad, 406 Meadow Court, NE, Bemidji 56601.

Cagle top athlete

Grand Rapids weight star Jessica Cagle has been named the top Girls Track Athlete of the Year by the Hibbing Tribune poll.

The two-time state discus champ, headed to Minnesota next fall, leaves the high school ranks having recorded the top three discus throws for a female in Minnesota state history.

She also placed third in the state shot put this spring.

Her winning toss of 162-4 in her junior year still stands as the state record,. She reached 157-6 to win this year's crown.

Richie to Gonzaga

Teammate Pat Richie, who dominated the northeast area's distance runners this spring, will continue his track career at Gonzaga .

Richie, who is also a cross country star, competed in the 1600 and 3200 at this year's state track meet.

He was widely recruited by area schools including St. Johns where both his parents and older brother went to college.

Gothberg to UND

Thief River Falls goalie Zane Gothberg has verbally committed to attend North Dakota starting in 2112.

He was the first round pick of the Fargo Force of the Junior A US Hockey League but has not yet decided whether he will play at Fargo or return to Thief River to play for the Prowlers.

DL fund raiser

A fund raiser was held this month to raise funds for the completion of an improvement project at Detroit Lakes' Washington Park.

The project, started in 2006, will complete the new concession stand, built in 2007 but unused for two years until meeting State Health Department regulations.

It was finally opened for the first time this summer. It includes new rest room facilities for the ancient stadium, long needed.

Cost if the improvement to bring the facility up to standards was $18,000.

The cost was partially underwritten by funds from the Detroit Lakes Youth Baseball Association seeking to make the park a showcase for the area. Also included is a $5,000 donation from the school district whose teams play at the park .

Bemidji teams have long enjoyed playing at Washington Park from the days of the Braves and Lions through the VFW, Legion and Mudcats.

Sports physicals

All Bemidji High and Middle School students who plan on participating in sports activities during the year are required to have a sports physical.

The physicals are good for three years. Those needing physicals this year are advised to schedule them well in advance of the start of practice in August due to the heavy volume of players taking them.

Waiting until August does not guarantee anyone of taking them in time to begin practice.

Fall sports dates

The starting dates for fall practice have been announced by Activities Director Harvey Crable.

All eight Lumberjacks fall teams plus cheerleading will begin August 17.

Included are football, boys ands girls cross country and soccer and girls swimming, tennis and volleyball.

All athletes must have passed a physical and have the form filed at the AD's office.

They must have filed a parent permit/eligibility form required once each school year.

They must have an athletic insurance waiver form on file also required once each school year.

They must have paid the activities fee set at $70 for 9-12 grades.

The fees and forms may also be turned in at the mandatory Parent/Athlete Sportsmanship and Chemical Awareness meeting Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

All athletes and their parent or guardian are required to attend

The makeup meeting will be held Aug. 17 at 6 a.m. in the Lumberjack Room.

No athlete will be permitted to begin practice or draw equipment unless all forms and fees have been returned to the Activities Office.

The office is open from 7-4:30 Monday through Friday to pick up the needed forms.

For further information call 444-1600-3316.

Cass Lake meet

The Leech Lake Invitational 6-7 grade basketball tournament will be held Aug. 1 at the High School gymnasium.

Competition will be in both boys and girls divisions with trophies and medals for the first three teams in each division.

The entry free is $65 payable to Don Bellanger, Cass Lake, Mn. For further information, call Bellanger at 368-6528 or Henry Harper at 368-0865.

State Legion poll

Apple Valley has moved to the top of the American Legion baseball poll..

'The new leaders drew five first place votes and 128 points to move ahead of season-long leader Eden Prairie which had six first place ballots and 123 points. Eastview, Burnsville, Centennial, Excelsior, the Hamline Purple, Maple Grove, Rochester A's and New Ulm Gold round out the top ten.

The second ten includes Hopkins Stillwater, Oakdale, No. St, Paul, Rochester Redhawks, Rochester Patriots, Grand Rapids, Wayzata, Chaska and Osseo.