The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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May 30, 2013

Sports Briefs: Week of 5/27

PHS hosting baseball camp

The Palestine High School baseball program will host two camps next month for aspiring players.

Monday and Tuesday, PHS coach Austin Evans will host a beginner’s camp for boys ages 6 through 9.

The second camp will be held Wednesday and Thursday, and will be an advanced camp for any player from 10 years old to an incoming freshman.

The camps, which costs $25, will run from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. both days. Those who pre-register will receive a camp t-shirt.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Evans at 903-724-4868, or via email at

PHS softball camp

Also taking place beginning Monday will be the Palestine softball program’s three-day camp.

The camp, hosted by PHS softball coach J.J. Johnson, will stress the fundamentals of the game with players, as they focus on baserunning, hitting and fielding.

Cost of the camp is $15, and camp will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. It is open to any girl that was in third through ninth grade during the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information or to register, contact Johnson at 903-731-3010.

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.

Adrian Peterson football camp

Local legend and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson will host his second annual football camp June 15 in Tyler.

The camp will be held at Lindsey Park (12557 Spur 364 West, Tyler, TX) and will begin at 10 a.m. Peterson will be present through all the sessions.

The camp is open to boys and girls from 9 to 17 years of age. Those 14 years old to 17 years old will be considered in the varsity group.

The camps first session will begin at 10 a.m., with the varsity group beginning at noon and a final session kicking off at 2 p.m.

Each session will consist of workouts a numerous instructional stations, coached by the staff of USA Football. After the groups finish their stations, they will have a chance to hear a personal message from Peterson.

All campers will receive a camp t-shirt, and the cost of the camp is $10.

For more information or to register online, go to or find the Peterson MVP Football Camp on Facebook. With questions, contact Steve Eudey at 903-922-0313.

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