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The Eastside Eagles will be hosting the 2007 Boys Youth Basketball Camp beginning June 11-15 at the EHS gymnasium.

Directed by Eastside head coach Michael Gerald, the event is a quality basketball camp for young boys at an affordable price. The Eastside coaching staff (Trent Weiser and Rochone Dilligard), including Gerald, have a combined 20 years of experience coaching basketball and working with kids. In addition, the Eastside basketball team will work in conjunction with the camp.

The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. each day. A lunch break will be provided between noon and 1 p.m. (Players must provide their own lunches.)

Any male who will be entering the third grade through the eighth grade this fall is eligible for the camp. The cost is $70 per athlete, or $110 for two from the same family. Please make checks payable to Eastside High School Boys Basketball Camp.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a backpack, as well.

Applications can be picked up at Eastside High School. They will also be accepted at the gym during the first day of camp at 8:30 a.m.

If you have any questions concerning the basketball camp, please contact Coach Gerald at (770) 784-2920 or e-mail him at

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Larkin bringing 'Scout Day' to Newton County

Barry Larkin's "Scout Day" is coming to City Pond Parks in Covington this summer.

The future Hall-of-Famer's organization will be conducting a youth baseball camp from June 18-20 beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m. Players in attendance will receive a T-shirt, and lunch will be provided each day.

The camp staff includes Terry Abbott (16 years of coaching/scouting in professional baseball) and Mac Seibert (14 years of scouting in professional baseball). "Scout Day" is also a scouting partner for Baseball America.

Scott Ward, executive manager and player development instructor for the camp, will be the representative from "Scout Day" who will be running the camp. Larkin works for the Washington Nationals, and is currently working with ESPN covering the regional action that is leading up to the college world series.

Since Larkin's retirement in 2003, the Cincinnati Reds' star has dedicated his attention to organizing "professional" player-development for kids. Larkin (NL MVP, 12-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove award winner) is currently in charge of the organization "Scout Day," which consists of development camps and tournaments. In addition, there are showcases, which are for high school players who want to be seen by college coaches and professional scouts.

All players will have an opportunity to learn the same fundamentals current major leaguers use. Athletes who would like to register can do so at

For additional information, please contact Ward at (888) 887-SCOUT ext. 3 or

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Oxford to host tennis camp starting Monday

The 2007 Oxford College Summer Tennis Camp for ages 4-17 begins Monday on the campus at 9 a.m.

The camp is a weekly event and will last until June 29; however, participants may sign up by the day, as well. Half days are from 9 a.m. to noon, while full days (intermediate and advanced players only) range from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 for one daily full day or $30 for a half day. The weekly full day rate is $240, while the weekly half day cost is $125. (Lunch is not included in the full day price.)

In addition, each athlete will receive an Oxford camp T-shirt.

Brandon Feldman, Oxford head tennis coach and athletic director, will be the instructor, as well as several collegiate players. The Eagles are the 2006 and 2007 NJCAA Division III Men's National Tennis Champions.

Registration forms may be picked up at the Williams Gymnasium at Oxford College. For further information, please contact Coach Feldman at (770) 784-8355.

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First-year Alcovy to host wrestling camp

Alcovy High School is hosting its first wrestling camp this week.

Directed by Alcovy head coach Mike Mostek, the camp will be held Monday through Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. to noon each day. During the final day of the camp, the wrestlers will be divided into two teams to compete in a dual meet.

The cost is $50 per wrestler. If you have more than one child participating, the maximum cost is $75. Each wrestler will also receive a camp T-shirt.

Each participant will only wrestle students who are in the same weight class. The competitors will learn the basic techniques used in wrestling, among other skills.

For more information, please contact Coach Mostek at (770) 385-7119 or (770) 712-0283.

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Fun and Fitness Program hosting golf tournament

The Fun and Fitness Scholarship Program is hosting a golf tournament July 21 at 8 a.m.

All of the proceeds from the tournament will go toward benefiting disadvantaged boys and girls in Newton County who do not have a chance to play organized sports. It also provides each child with a mentor to help develop him or her academically and socially.

The event is presented by the Washington Street Community Center, the Newton County Recreation Department and 100 Black Men of Newton County. It will be held at The Oaks Golf Course and will include a four-person scramble format. The cost is $250 per team. Hole sponsorships are still available.

For more information, contact Dwahn Turner at (770) 784-7372.