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Sports Briefs

Connersville Spartan Summer Soccer Camp

The Connersville Summer Soccer Camp will be held on Monday through Thursday (with June 14 serving as a rain date) for boys and girls entering grades K-9.

The camp will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and there is a cost of $30 per person. Each pre-registered camper will receive a T-shirt, and awards will be given at the event.

At the camp, participants will learn ball skills, passing and receiving, shooting and finishing, and will learn individual and team defending skills.

Instructors at the camp will be Mike Bottomley (CHS boys head coach), John Reynolds (CHS boys assistant coach), and current and former CHS boys players.

Registrations can be picked up a the John Miller Building, 2900 North Park Road in Connersville. Registrations can also be brought to the first day of camp. Please make checks payable to Connersville Soccer Club.

For more information, please call 765-265-1323.

Connersville Spartan Tennis Camp

The 2019 Connersville Tennis Camp will be held on Monday through Thursday at the Connersville High School tennis courts. The camp will run daily from 9-10:30 a.m.

The camp is for students entering grades K-9 next year, and there is a cost of $30 per participant (please make checks payable to Chris Bloom).

Registration forms can be obtained by contacting Bloom at cbloom@fayette.k12.in.us. Registration forms and checks can be mailed to Bloom at Connersville High School, 1100 Spartan Drive, Connersville, Ind. 47331. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the camp. 

Each camper will get a T-shirt (if pre-registered), skills competition, chance to win other awards and tennis instruction.

Fayette County Running Club summer series

Registrations are still being accepted for the 2019 Fayette County Summer Track Series.

The series will be run each Thursday evening at the Connersville High School track, beginning at 6 p.m. Events in the series include 25 meter dash, 50 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run and 1600 meter run. Runners will compete in age groups.

Entry fee for the series is $5 per night and participants may register on the day of the race. Entry fee for the championship week (Wednesday, June 26) will be $10 per runner.

Updates for the series can be found on the Fayette County Running Club Facebook page.

Connersville Parks Department announces sign-up dates

The Connersville Parks and Recreation Department has released a schedule of sign-up deadlines and fees for its sports programs.

• Machine pitch softball: ages 10-up, 14-up, $25 per child, deadline Aug. 2.

• Fall soccer: ages 3-4, $25 per child, deadline Aug. 16.

• Girls basketball: grades 1-6, $25 per child, deadline Sept. 27.

• Boys basketball; grades 1-6, $25 per child, deadline Dec. 6.

• Mixed league volleyball: ages 16-up, $250 per team, deadline Dec. 13.

• Church league basketball: ages 16-up, $175 per team, deadline Dec. 13.

• Indoor youth soccer: grades 3-5 and 6-8, $25 per child, deadline Dec. 27.

People can register for any of the programs at the John H. Miller Community Center in Roberts Park, 2900 Park Road. The Parks Department office is open 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. For information, call 765-825-5244.

Connersville Youth Football signing players

The Connersville Youth Football League is now accepting sign ups at www.connersvillefootball.com

The CYFL features top of the line protective equipment, individual and group instruction, volunteer coaches that are certified, as well as a team and self-confidence building environment.

This year the league will also be offering flag football for grades K-1st with a cost of $40.

Grades 2-6 will play tackle football with the second-grade team competing at an “instructional level” which means playing on a smaller field with more coaches on hand.

There is a reduced cost for those grades of $85 for registering before June 15th. After June 15th, registration cost will increase to $100.

Equipment hand-out will be held at Spartan Field on July 13th and 20th from 8-11 a.m.

The league does offer payment plans for those interested and can be chosen during the online registration. 

For more information about the league please contact coach Adam Kelly at akelly@fayette.k12.in.us.

3v3 soccer tournament accepting registrations

Now is the time to sign up for the Nolan Kicks 4 Causes 3v3 soccer tournament.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15 at River’s Edge Park in Connersville.

The registration fee before Saturday is only $75 per team. The cost after Saturday is $100 per team.

The tournament is for 3-man teams from ages U7 to high school, and all skill levels are welcome. This year there will also be a 5v5 Little Kickers division for players ages 3-6.

To register your team, go to nolankicks4causes.com.

For more information, please call Darrell Shawl at 765-338-6442.

Spartanette summer dance camp

The Connersville High School Spartanette summer dance camp will be held on July 23-25, inside the CHS gymnasium.

The camp will be held daily from 1-3 p.m. and is for students entering grade K-8. Cost for the camp is $30 per person (checks payable to Sandee Toschlog) and dancers can register on the first day of camp.

Each camper will receive a snack, a 2019 camp shirt, and a certificate. Participants will perform on Aug. 2 (5:30 p.m.) at the Fayette County Free Fair.

To pre-register or for more information, call Sandee Sneaker-Toschlog at 765-825-6206.