MELBOURNE — Space is still available for anyone in grades kindergarten through seventh wanting to attend a basketball camp here next week, said Melbourne Coach Mike Watson.
The Bearkatz Basketball: Elementary All-Star Camp is set for Aug. 4-6. Kindergarten through third-grade campers will register beginning at 7:30 on Aug. 4. Fourth- through seventh-graders will register beginning at 9 the same morning.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The team of Junior Byford-Joann Burgess-Josh Everheart-Helen Chaffin shot a 14-under-par 58 to win the Tommy Bolt Memorial Golf Tournament here Saturday at the South Course.
The teams of Randy Curler-Patricia Kimball-Glen Mitchell-Ed Hardison and Matt Modelevsky-Matt Haustein-Bart Barton-Elbert Frazier tied for second with 61s.
Listed below are the top three teams in the remaining flights:
LITTLE ROCK — Dressed in a collared shirt and shorts, Joe Ferguson walked easily across the room, then treated himself to a bite to eat before a celebrity golf event.
Forget golf. Right now, the former quarterback looks strong enough to step on the football field and throw a few long passes.
It’s hard to believe this is the same person who was fighting for his life early last year. After bouts with lymphoma and leukemia, generating support from fans all over the world, Ferguson is feeling good these days and is almost casual when discussing his health.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s only medical school and the city zoo have agreed on a proposal for vacant Ray Winder Field that would allow both of them to expand.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola explained at a news conference Monday that the plan calls for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to receive the city’s half of the 7.2-acre ballpark, while the Little Rock Zoo would receive a parking lot immediately to the east. The school and zoo each had submitted proposals for the land.
Colonel Miller is a familiar name at the National Invitational White River Canoe Race and for good reason.
The 83-year-old retired Marine has been bringing canoe racers to the national championship race for Boy Scouts since 1977.
Col. Robert Miller has enjoyed a plethora of success at the annual event and has instilled one motto with his scouts. “Win with humility and lose with dignity.”
LOCUST GROVE — Batesville’s Billy Moyer added to his win total at the Batesville Motor Speedway with a dominating performance Saturday night in the MSRA vs. MARS Clash.
Bill Frye of Greenbrier was in control Friday night, collecting a $2,000 check for the 30-lap feature win. He started 14th and finished fourth in Saturday’s $2,500-to-win, 35-lap feature.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went .500 here over the weekend at the North Arkansas State Tournament in Twin Lakes Park.
After falling to Bentonville 13-3 on Friday, the local All-Stars battled back, defeating Gravette 10-4 on Saturday and Fort Smith Christian 14-4 on Sunday afternoon before being eliminated by Springdale 10-8 early this morning.
HORSESHOE BEND — The Chuck Dennis Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 15 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course, according to a news release.
The event is hosted by the Horseshoe Bend Knights of Columbus 10493 and proceeds go to Knights of Columbus charities.
The entry fee for the 4-person scramble is $180 per team. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. A shotgun start is set for 8.
Each flight will pay $500 to the first-place team, $350 to second and $250 to third. The event includes a longest-putt contest.
AUGUSTA — The mother-and-son team of Cecilia and Josh Vinson defended its title at the Cypress Creek Country Club Mixed Scramble over the weekend, shooting rounds of 66 and 68 to win by one stroke.
Cecilia rolled in a 15-foot putt on the last hole for the victory.
In other local golfing news, John Vinson and Chip Rayford finished second and third, respectively, in the Arkansas State Golf Association-designated tournament for seniors at Sage Meadows Golf Course in Jonesboro over the weekend.