Soccer camp set at Mattoon

MATTOON – A soccer camp for grades 5-14 is scheduled for June and July at Mattoon High Schoool.

Ryan Ghere, the Mattoon High School boys' and girls' coach and his assistants Jason Morgan and Shad Huddleston are to provide instructions.

Sessions for ages 5-7 are 5-6 p.m. June 2-4 and 9 -10 a.m. June 5.

For ages 8-10 the times are 6-7 p.m. June 2-4 and 10-11 a.m. June 15.

Ages are 11-14 are to have their camp at 10-11:30 a.m. July 14-16.

Cost is $25 with each participant to receive a T-shirt.

Send checks payable to Ryan Ghere with name, address, phone number, age, T-shirt size, to Ryan Ghere, 413 Briar Lane, Mattoon, Ill., 61938.

Green Wave basketball camp coming

MATTOON – The Green Wave Boys' Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 9-13 at Mattoon High School.

The camp is open to boys entering grades 3-12.

Session 1 is for grades 3-5 scheduled for 8-10 a.m. focusing on fundamentals and contests.

Session 2 for grades 6-8 is 10 a.m.-noon with focuses of fundamentals, contests and learning the Green Wave system.

Session 3 is for grades 9-12 to run 1-3 p.m. focusing on fundamentals, the Green Wave system and coaches from area colleges and high schools talking about what it takes to play at the next level.

Each camper n sessions 1 and t is to receive a camp T-shirt and basketball along with the opportunity to compete in contests for award given to the Camp Champ for each.

Campers in session 3 are to receive a T-shirt and instruction from a collection of collegiate and high school coaches.

Cost is $40 per camper with an additional camper from the same immediate family to register for $30.

Boys can register at the door at the first day of camp but are not guaranteed a basketball while still paying the full fee.

Checks should be made payable to MHS Boys Basketball and sent with registration information to Mattoon High School, attn., Josh Forsythe, 2521 Walnut Ave., Mattoon, Ill., 61938 Forms are available at Mattoon shools.

Trojan Baseball Camp coming

CHARLESTON – The Trojan Booster Club's Baseball Camp directed by Charleston High School coach Derrick Landrus is scheduled for June 4-6 at the Seaton Complex's Trojan and Panther Fields.

Sessions for players entering grades 1-4 are scheduled for 8:30-11 a.m. And those for grades 5-8 for noon-2:30 p.m.

Fee is $45 per person, $75 for two brothers or $100 for three brothers and includes a T-shirt.

Registration forms are available at the Charleston Parks & Recreation Department, Charlesotn High School and the Seaton Complex.

Make checks payable to the Trojan Booster Club and send with form to Derrick Landrus, 1107 Timberlake Drive, Charleston, Ill., 61920.

For more information call 276-0623 or email dland22@hotmail.com.

Lady Trojan camp is June 3-5

CHARLESTON – The Lady Trojan Basketball Camp for girls entering grades 1-8 is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. June 3-5 at Charleston High School.

Charleston High School girls' basketball coach Jeff Miller and his staff are to instruct the camp that is to group participants by age and skill level with all to receive individual instruction.

Cost is $40 per camper or $75 per family and includes a T-shirt and daily awards.

Registration forms are available at Charleston schools. Make checks payable to Trojan Booster Club and mailed with form to Lady Trojan Basketball Camp, Jeff Miller, 14157 E. County Road 600 N, Charleston, Ill., 61920.

Boys' basketball camp is June 10-12

CHARLESTON – Trojan Basketball camps for boys entering grades 1-8 are scheduled for June 10-12 at Charleston High School.

Charleston High School head coach Jim Wood is the director of the camps sponsored by the Trojan Booster Club.

Sessions for boys entering grades 5-8 are to run 8:3-11:30 a.m. with a cost of $50 per camper.

For boys entering grades 1-4 sessions are noon to 2 p.m. and cost $35.

Each participant is to receive a T-shirt.

Checks should be made payable to Trojan Booster Club and sent with registration form to Trojan Basketball Camp, Jim Wood, Charleston High School, 1615 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, Ill., 61920.

Forms are available at the school.

Lake Land plans basketball camps

MATTOON – Summer basketball camps for boys and girls entering grades 3-2 are scheduled at Lake Land College.

Sessions are planned for June 23-26, July 14-17 and July 21-24 and the direction of Lake Land men's coach Cedric Brown.

Cost is $200 per session or $175 if pre-registered and paid by June 20.

Or campers can pay $60 per day, $50 if preregistered by June 30.

Online registration is available at http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/athletics/ or from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Monday of the session.

For more information, contact Cathy Rennels at 217-234-5333 or Cedric Brown via email at cbrown13714@lakeland.cc.il.us.

Camps scheduled at EIU

CHARLESTON – Registration is now under way for several Eastern Illinois summer athletic camps.

For more information and to register online for each camp, please visit www.eiupanthers.com and click on the Panther Summer Camps link under Fan Zone.

Camps include:


Boys' 1,000 Shot Day Camp (Morning): June 23-26; Grades: 3-12; 9 a.m.-Noon; Cost: $75 (includes


Boys' 1,000 Shot Day Camp (Afternoon): June 23-26; Grades: 3-12; 1-4 p.m.; Cost: $75 (includes T-shirt)

Little Panther Camp:June 23-26; Grades: K-2; 9 a.m.-noon; Cost: $75 (includes T-shirt)

Boy's Basketball Team Camp: June 27-28; Grades: 9-12, 9 a.m,-9 p.m.; Cost: $400 per team or $250 for one day (includes T-shirt). Lodging and meals can be available by prior arrangement,

For more information regarding any of the basketball camps, contact Joe Eichman at 217-581-2511 or jjeichman@eiu.edu.


Boys Junior High Camp (Grades 5-8): June 27-29; Camp costs for overnight participants $350; costs for commuter participants - $250

Advanced Camp (Grades 9-12) July 6-9; Costs for overnight participants $425; for commuter participants $350

Groups may register as a team (11 or more players). Individuals or groups without a full team will be assigned a team on the first day of camp.

Fees including lodging (overnight participants), camp T-shirt, use of university facilities and awards.

For more information regarding the camps, contact head men's soccer coach Mark Hansen at mkhansen@eiu.edu or 217-581-8380.


July 11-13; Grades 9-12. Costs for overnight participants, early registration $300; After June 10 is $350; Costs for commuter participants, early registration $225, after June 10 $275.

Fees include lodging for overnight participants, meals, camp T-shirt, use of university facilities and awards.

For more information on the camp, contact head coach Jason Cherry at jccherry@eiu.edu or (217) 581-7062.


St. Louis Satellite Camp: O'Fallon High School, 1-5 p.m. June 7 for grades 9-12. Cost: $25 per camper.

Chicago Satellite Camp: Mount Carmel High School, 1-5 p.m. June 14 for grades 9-12. Cost $25 per camper.

Kids Football Camp: 9 a.m.-noon July 17-17 at EIU for grades 1-8; Cost $80 per camper.

EIU camp: 6-10 p.m. July 18 for grades 9-12; Cost $25 per camper.

7-on-7 camp: 6-10 p.m. July 19 at O'Brien Field for grades 9-12. Cost $15 per camper.


The Girls' Basketball Day Camp – 9 a.m. -2 p.m. June 16-19 for grades 3-8, 3rd to 8th; Cost: is $150 per camper. Bring sack lunch Monday-Thursday with lunch provided on Thursday.

Team Camp: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 21 for high school and AAU teams; Cost is $200 per team. Last date to register for team camp is May 31.

Girls' Basketball Elite Camp: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29 for grades 9-12; Cost is $60 per camper.

SPFF golf, 5K scheduled

CASEY – Scott's Pay-It Forward Foundation's fifth annual Memorial Golf Scramble and fourth annual 5K Fun Run/Walk are scheduled for June 14.

The 5K Fun Run/Walk is to start at Casey's Fairview Park with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk to start at 8.

Pre-registration fee for the 5K Fun Run/Walk is $25 per person or if you register the morning of the event the fee is $30.

Participants can pre-register by logging onto www.scottspayitforward.org.

Pre-registered participants are to receive a T-Shirt the day of the race.

Shirts are to be ordered for those who sign up the morning of the event.

The Golf Scramble is scheduled for June 14 at Casey Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration is $50 per person with lunch included for all golfers. Food items are to be available for purchase during the event as well.

SPIFF is seeking hole sponsors at $150 as well as those interested in registering a team to play in the event.

Prizes totaling $1,000 are to be awarded to the winning teams.

For details see SPIFF’s web site www.scottspayitforward.org or contact Mike Ellis @ 217-276-2515 or email scottspayitforward@yahoo.com.

Last year from business support the SPIFF has been able to make donations to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and St Louis Children’s Hospital in the amount of $20,000 this past year.

Trojan Classic is June 9

CHARLESTON – The 23rd annual Trojan Golf Classic is scheduled for June 9 at Charleston Country Club.

The Trojan Booster Club's fundraiser for Charleston school district athletics has lunch scheduled for 11:30 a.m. with tee times starting at 12:30 p.m.

Steve and Kurt Hankenson, brothers who were standout wrestlers, are the honored alums. In addition to being a fourth-place state wrestler and University of Illinois wrestler, Steve was an All-Apollo Conference football halfback while Kurt was a regional wrestling champion and a club soccer player.

A car is offered for a hole-in-one while closest to the pin is to receive a prize.

The entry fee of $75 per person includes lunch and 18 holes of golf with use of a cart. Lunch only is $10.

Golf hole sponsorships are available at $75 each.

For more information call Mike Crews at 217-259-2746 or Stan Adkins at 348-1794.

Wave to play at Busch Stadium

MATTOON – Mattoon High School's baseball team's annual exhibition game at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium is set for June 1.

The Green Wave is to play South Central following the Cardinals’ 1:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco giants.

Tickets good for both games at the first base terrace are priced at $30 and include a hot dog and soft drink.

They are available by calling coach Mark Jackley at MHS at 238-7826 or from any Green Wave baseball player.

The Mattoon baseball program is also looking for businesses interested in purchasing outfield advertsisement signs. Call Jackley at 238-7826.

Basketball lessons available

MATTOON – Individual basketball lessons are being offered by Lake Land assistant men's basketball coach Brendan Walker.

Each less is $30 per hour with group rates available.

Lessons cover improving ball handling, moving without the basketball, quickness with the ball, shooting technique, improved shooting with and without the ball and improving your overall offensive game.

Contact Walker at the Lake Land office at 217-234-5056 or his cell 904-233-0858.

Volleyball camp, league planned

STRASBURG – The seventh annual Rivals United volleyball camp is scheduled for June 9-13 at Stewardson-Strasburg High School.

Previously called Trinity Volleyball Camp, this camp on fundamentals and new drills is for girls in grades 2-8 in the 2013-14 school year.

Cost is $30 for grades 2-5 with sessions at 8-9:30 a.m.

For grades 6-8 the cost is $45 for sessions 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Also offered is the third annual intramural league for grades 3-8 this school year.

The league is to play 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 17 and 24 and July 1, 8 and 14. Cost is $45 for three days or $55 for five days.

Contact Ronda Schlechte at schlechte@consolidated.net or call 217-644-2290 or 343-4988 for registration forms.

Forms are due May 2 to receive a T-shirt.

Run for Bagel is July 19

MATTOON – The 27th Run For the Bagel 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run is scheduled for July 19 in conjunction with Mattoon's Bagelfest.

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA is host of the event with registration now open.

All 5K, 10K runners, 5K walkers and timed fun runners are to have Champion/MYLAPS bib timing in their registration packet. Real Time results are from the start mat to finish, and the computerized results are to be provided by Champion 24/7.

Also offered are technical shirts for 5K and 10K participants with those registered by July 1 guaranteed their shirt size.

Event day registration and packet pick up is 6-6:30 a.m. With the 10K to start at 7 a.m., 5K and walk at 7:10, one-mile fun run at 7:15 and awards ceremony at 8:15.

Entry fee is $22 for 5K and 10K runners with a $5 late fee added after July 27.

Registration and route maps are available at www.mattoonymca.org or at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.

EIU plans golf outings

CHARLESTON – Dates have been set for the Eastern Illinois Panther Club Golf Outings for the summer and early fall of 2014.

This year the EIU Panther Club is to play host to five golf outings with proceeds from the events going to support EIU student-athletes.

Those scheduled:

– The 10th annual Chicago-EIU Golf Classic at White Eagle Golf Club on June 16 in Naperville. Cost is $175 per person or $700 for a foursome.

– A new mid-summer outing July 18 St. Louis' Norman K. Probstein Golf Course at Forest Park. Cost is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome.

– The Athletic Director's Cup Aug 15 at Mattoon Golf & Country Club. Cost is $80 per person or $320 for a foursome.

– The Sept. 5 Panther Scholarship Scramble at Charleston Country Club. Cost is $80 per person or $320 for a foursome.

Each golf outing includes lunch, cart, greens fees, on course beverages/snacks, favors and dinner. A dinner only option is also available at each golf outing. To register call 217-581-2310. Online registration for each outing is to be available

Cubs-Cards trip offered

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department is to have a baseball trip to St. Louis to see the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals game scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Aug. 31.

Tickets are $58 per person for the all-age event. Those 16-and-under must be accompanied by an adult. The seats are in section 335, row 2,3 and 4.

The bus is to leave the Charleston High School parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

To register on-line go to www.charlestonillinois.org or do so in person at the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department.

Contact Nielsen at bnielsen@jg-tc.com or 217-238-6856.


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