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Two-Minute Drill: Cowboys vs. firefighters charity basketball game Saturday, more

May 15, 2014 at 11 p.m.

<strong>COWBOYS VS. FIREFIGHTERS:</strong> Current and former Dallas Cowboys are set to play in the fifth annual Ballin' With the 'Boys charity basketball game against the Longview Fire Department on Saturday at Longview's Lobo Coliseum.

Doors open at 1 p.m., and tip-off is at 3 p.m. The event benefits Community Healthcore.

Michael Irvin is this year's celebrity host. Former Cowboys Drew Pearson, Kevin Smith and Larry Brown and current Cowboy players Morris Claiborne, Dwayne Harris and Barry Church are also scheduled to appear.

General admission tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $125, and tickets for children younger than 10 are $10.

For information and tickets:

<strong>RAYS TRYOUT AT HALLSVILLE:</strong> HALLSVILLE - Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 11 at Hallsville High School's baseball field.

The Rays are interested in any local players whose skills would be an asset to the team. Players will be evaluated on running, throwing, fielding and hitting abilities.

The camp is for players ages 16-21, and the camp will be supervised by Rays scout Pat Murphy and under the direction of scout Scott Mitchell.

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., with workout to follow.

The Rays will provide all equipment with the exception of glove, spikes and catcher's gear.

For information: (903) 424-8448.

<strong>FIFTH-GRADE OLYMPICS:</strong> Longview ISD will hold its annual 5th Grade Olympics from 9 a.m.-noon on May 27 at Lobo Stadium.

Campuses represented will be Bramlette, J.L. Everhart, Hudson PEP, Johnston-McQueen, Ned E. Williams, South Ward and Ware.

Participants should be in place for the opening ceremony by 8:45 a.m. Grand entry is at 9 a.m., and events are scheduled to begin at 9:15.

Concessions will be available.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS: Spring Hill High School will host its annual Midnight Madness junior and adult mixed doubles tennis tournament beginning at 7 p.m. on June 13 at the high school tennis courts.

Divisions will be limited to 16 teams. Entry fee is $10 per person.

For information: Holly Ford at or (903) 720-2429.

<strong>YOUTH FOOTBALL:</strong> The Spring Hill Youth Football Association will hold registration for both flag and tackle football and cheerleading from 5-8 p.m. May 27-28 at Spring Hill First Baptist Church.

Flag football and cheerleading will be for those entering grades K-3 in the fall. Tackle football and cheerleading will be for those entering grades 4-6 in the fall.

Please bring a copy of the participant's birth certificate. All players and cheerleaders must reside in SHISD to be eligible.

Flag football costs $40, Tackle football costs $80. For information: Mark White (817) 219-5789.

<strong>ET PREMIER PRACTICE:</strong> East Texas Premier-SC will host its annual open practice sessions beginning June 1 and running through July 1.

ETX Premier-SC is a college showcase team based in Longview, which will compete in some of the top college showcases around the Midwest and Southwest regions of the United States. The team is looking for U17-U18 players.

For information: Claude Fortson at

<strong>ARK-LA-TEX GOLF:</strong> The Ark-La-Tex Junior Golf Tour will begin its regular season on Monday, June 9 at Alpine Golf Course.

Membership applications are now available for new members and renewal memberships. The 2014 member handbooks are ready for delivery upon receipt of the application.

The tour has 18 scheduled events for 2014, which includes two adult/youth tournaments and the season-ending Tournament of Champions.

For information: Dick Williams (903) 235-8585 or 9903) 663-6305 or visit

<strong>HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:</strong> The East Texas Pump Jacks, a Texas Collegiate League baseball team located in Kilgore, is looking for host families for the 2014 season.

For more information on becoming a host family, visit, email or call (903) 218-4638.

The Texas Collegiate League season begins May 29.

<strong>GOLF TOURNAMENTS:</strong> The Carson Miller Fundraiser Golf Tournament is set for Sunday at Southern Hills Golf Club between Liberty City and Gladewater.

Registration for the four-man scramble tournament is $75 through Saturday and $100 per person after Saturday.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. There will also be a long drive contest, closest to the pin contest, a Vegas hole and door prizes throughout the day.

For information: (903) 746-5905.

The second annual Union Grove ISD Scholarship/Athletic Partnership Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, May 31 at Wood Hollow Golf Course in Longview.

Entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per individual golfer, which includes lunch, green fee, cart, driving range and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

Check-in is at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

For information: (903) 220-1912 or

The Rusk County Aggie Moms Club will host a tournament on Monday at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.

Lunch is set for 11:30, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Teams must register by Monday. Registration is $200, which includes green fee, cart, lunch and mulligans.

There will be a cash payout for first and second place winners in two flights. There will also be contests for closest to the hole, hole-in-one and straightest drive.

For information: (903) 258-3063 or (903) 987-2902.

WASKOM - The 16th annual Jefferson Carnegie Library Golf Tournament is set for Saturday at The Challenge at Cypress Hills Golf Club.

The tournament field will be limited to 64 players.

Registration is $50 per player, which includes lunch, chances on a hole-in-one contest, string game and awards at the luncheon.

There will also be a hole-in-one contest with a chance to win a 2014 Chevrolet truck.

For information: (903) 665-2672.

<strong>ASBURY HOUSE CLAY SHOOT:</strong> The Asbury House Child Enrichment Center's Fourth Annual Sporting Clays Challenge is Saturday, May 31, at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays.

Registration is 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be provided.

Individual shooters as well as teams of five can participate for $100 per shooter. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $2,000 are available.

All proceeds from the clay shoot event benefit the programs of Longview's Asbury House Child Enrichment Center.

Asbury House, 320 S. Center St., is an outreach ministry of local United Methodist churches, and currently serves 60 children ages 3-5. Asbury House is a Recognized Facility, having been awarded the "Pre-K Center of Excellence" award from the Texas Education Agency.

To register or for more information, call Pam Surles (903) 758-7062; David Green (903) 903-238-4307; or Larry Day (903) 295-4206.

Prairie Creek is located at 15250 CR 3111, southwest of Gladewater. From I-20 west of Kilgore take Exit 579 north (Joy-Wright Mountain Road).

<strong>BUCKNER CLAYS EVENT:</strong> The 15th annual Texas Bank and Trust Buckner Sporting Clays Event is set for July 10-12 at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays.

The Junior Tournament is set for July 10, with 3 p.m. registration and a 4 p.m. shotgun start. The Twilight Tournament is July 11, with a 3 p.m. registration and 4 p.m. shotgun start. The Early Riser Tournament is July 12, with a 7 a.m. registration and an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

For information: or (903) 757-9383.



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