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Andy Reed areed@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Wilson Central tennis players wanted

Wilson Central tennis coach Jay [Doc] Holladay wants students interested in playing next spring to contact him as soon as possible at the school [453-4600, ext. 3093] or by email at holladayj@wcschools.com and leave the word “tennis” in the subject heading. Experience is not necessary but appreciated. The team is hoping to practice and play during the summer and fall. Also, students in grades 6-8 for next school year interested in playing for the newly-formed Team Tennessee Tennis Clu of the USTA should also contact Holladay. A parent meeting will be announced later through email contacts or phone calls received.

Lebanon Blue Devils Golf Classic May 16

The Lebanon Blue Devils Golf Classic, a fundraiser for the LHS boys’ and girls’ basketball programs, will be held May 16 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Hunters Point. Registration for the four-person scramble will begin at noon, as will lunch. Entry fee is $65 per player. For more information, contact tournament directors Jim McDowell at 347-2531 or Courtney McFarland at 289-6818.

Winfree Bryant baseball/softball golf tournament May 23

Winfree Bryant Middle School’s baseball and softball teams will hold a golf tournament to raise funds for the Aviator teams May 23 at Pine Creek. The shotgun start will be at 2:30 p.m. Entry fee is $100 and includes everything. A barbecue lunch will tee the day off at 1. The field is limited to the first 100 paid players. Sponsorships are available by emailing coach Blake Lewis at lewisb11@k12tn.net. Online registration is available at pinecreekgolf.net

LHS softball tryouts June 2-4

Tryouts for the 2015 Lebanon High softball team will be held form 1-3 p.m. June 2-4, with attendance all three days mandatory, at the Lady Devils’ field. Players need to bring a current [after April 15] sports physical, signed consent and medical care forms, signed an initialed TSSAA concussion form and softball equipment [none will be provided]. For more information, check the announcements page on the softball page of the LHS website or contact coach John LaFevor at lafevorj@wcschools.com

MJ Middle girls’ basketball camp June 2-4

The Mt. Juliet Middle Lady Bears Basketball Camp for girls ages 6-15 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. June 2-4 in Tommy Martin Gym. Camp fees are $65 and all campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Campers can register in advance. Applications are available at MJ Middle and area elementary schools. For more information, call coach Rick Johnson at 754-6688, ext. 5851 or email johnsonr@wcschools.com.

CU softball camps in June

Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill will conduct a pair of camps for ages 5-12 in June. The first camp will run June 16-18 and the second June 23-25. Both will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $75 per camp until June 1 when it will go up to $100. She is also conducting a pair of early bird clinics in early June – one for ages 5-9 June 3 and ages 10-14 June 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Cost is $50 with an entry deadline of May 16. The early bird clinics will be limited to 40 players per session. For more information, call Stanfill at [931] 220-1964 or email hstanfill@cumberland.edu. She is also offering private lessons.

Realtors Bass Classic June 7

The 22nd annual Realtors Bass Classic will be held from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7 at the Bulls Creek Launch on Old Hickory Lake just off Highway 109 near Gallatin. A guaranteed first prize of $1,000 will be awarded the winner with other prizes determined by the number of entries. Several non-profit agencies have benefitted from the event over the years. Registration fee is $80 per boat prior to May 15, $90 May 15-June 6 and $100 the day of the tournament. Early registration is available at Century 21 West Main Realty & Auction, 1104 W. Main St., Lebanon; Association of Realtors, 2588 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet; or Flippers Bait & Tackle, Bulls Creek Lanuch, 200 Odoms Bend Rd, Gallatin. For more information, call Fred VanHook at 477-2984 or Flipper at 452-7719.

MJ Middle baseball camp June 9-11

The Mt. Juliet Middle Bears Baseball Camp for boys ages 6-15 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. June 9-11. Camp fees are $65 and campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Campers can register in advance. Applications are available at MJ Middle and area elementary schools. For more information, call coach Rick Johnson at 754-6688, ext. 5851 or email johnsonr@wcschools.com.

Wilson Central wrestling camp June 9-11

Wilson Central will hold a free beginners wrestling camp for any Wilson County elementary or middle school-age student with little or no experience from 10 a.m.-noon June 9-11. Instructors include Wildcats head coach John Kramer, assistants Ken Hammonds [who wrestled at UT-Chattanooga] and Hunter Adcock [Middle Tennessee State] and members of WCHS’ two-time state runner-up team. There is a limit of 60 wrestlers. Contact Kramer at kramerj@wcschools.com for more information.

Cumberland baseball camps in June, July

Four different Cumberland baseball camps will be held in June and July. A hitting camp for ages 6-12 will run June 9-12 from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 6-9 and 1-4 p.m. for ages 10-12. Cost is $95 per camper for each session. An all-day fundamental camp for ages 8-14 will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 16-19 for $175. Lunch will be provided. A pitching camp for ages 8-14 will be held from 9 a.m.-noon June 23-26 for $95. An advanced fundamental camp for ages 13-18  will be held June 30-July 3 for $95. The camps, conducted by Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt, will provided a  t-shirt and access to CU equipment, Benton Jennings Indoor Facility and Woody Hunt Stadium/Ernest L. Stockton Field. For more information, including registration forms, visit the camps and clinics page of GoCumberlandAthletics.com.

Watertown volleyball tryouts June 11-13

Watertown High School volleyball tryouts will be held from 9-11 a.m. June 11-13. Players will need to be present all three days. Contact coach Brandy Holcomb at 237-3434 or email holcombb@wcschools.com for more information.

CU volleyball skills school June 11-14

Dwayne Deering will conduct his annual volleyball skills school at Cumberland’s Dallas Floyd Center from 9-11 a.m. June 11-14. Cost is $45 for each individual session, or $160 for all four. Phone Deering at 547-1318, email ddeering@cumberland.edu or go online at gocumberlandathletics.com and click on CAMPS AND CLINICS.

Bearette Basketball Camp July 7-9

The Bearette Basketball camp for girls in grades 2-8 will be held from 8-11 a.m. July 7-9 at Mt. Juliet High School. Cost is $60. A camp T-shirt will be provided. Applications are available at MJHS, area elementary schools or online on the high school’s website in the sports zone section. For more information, call coach Chris Fryer at 758-5606 or 443-4623.

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