The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 24, 2013

Sports Briefs: Week of 4/22/13

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

Lions’ Club golf tourney

The Palestine Lions Club will hold its annual golf tournament Saturday at the Elkhart Golf Club.

The event is a three-person scramble, and cost $45 per person to enter. That cost includes golf, cart, lunch and refreshments.

The winning team will take home $450, with $300 going to second-place and $150 going to the third-place team.

There will also be $100 closest-to-the-pin and long drive contests, as well as a hole-in-one giveaway.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Local Pitch, Hit & Run event

Elkhart will play host to the local Pitch, Hit and Run event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elkhart High School baseball teams home field, “The Backyard.”

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, and players in each age group compete in the three different skills during the event.

There are four age groups — 7 and 8 years old, 9 and 10 years old, 11 and 12 years old, and 13 and 14 years old — and the overall winner from each group along with the individual pitching, hitting and running winner move on to the Sectional competition.

The event is free to enter, and sign-ups are held prior to the event starting on Saturday. To enter, prospective players must bring a copy of their birth certificate to sign-ups.

For more information, contact local coordinator Sissy White via email at

Piranhas sign-ups now open

The YMCA’s Piranhas swim team is currently holding sign-ups for the 2013 swimming season.

Sign-ups will be open until May 6, and registration can be done at the Y, and the team is open to swimmers ages 5 all the way to 18.

The cost to sign up is $100 for YMCA members and $110 for non-members, though those prices will adjust with multiple sign-ups from the same family.

The fees cover league registration as well as all meet fees, along with the swimmers Piranhas shirt, swim suit, swim cap and goggles. Financial assistants is available.

Tryouts are at 1 p.m. on May 4 for any swimmer that hasn’t swam with the team in the past. Swimmers mush pass a test showing they can swim both free-style and backstroke for one length of the pool.

There will be a parent meeting held May 6 at 6 p.m., and regular workouts will begin that same day.

For more information, contact Y Aquatics Director Wade Hobbs at 903-729-3139.

Iron Ore Classic in Rusk

Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk will host the Iron Ore Classic June 8 and June 9.

This two-man scramble event costs $75 per player to enter, with cash prizes paid out in each flight.

First-place in each flight will win $500, with second receiving $300 and third-place winning $200.

For more information, contact the pro shop at 903-683-9518.


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