Baseball

Kelso Babe Ruth: For details about the league, visit the website www.leaguelineup.com/kelsobaberuth

Longview Babe Ruth: For details about the league, call 360-751-5751 or visit the website www.longviewbaberuth.com

Longview Youth: For details, call 425-5680 or visit the website www.longviewyouthbaseball.com

Lower Columbia Baseball Club: For details, visit the website www.ballcharts.com/lowcolbaseball

Castle Rock/Toutle Lake Babe Ruth: For details, visit the website www.crtlbaseball.com

Cowlitz Youth Baseball: For details, call 577-1581 or visit the website www.cowlitzyouthbaseball.com

Kelso Youth Baseball: For details, visit the website www.kelsoyouthbaseball.com

Rainier Little League: For details,  email rainierlittleleaguebaseball@gmail.com


Basketball

Roots Basketball: A basketball academy dedicated to supporting, equipping, and training the true hooper through unique personally developed workouts, goal-setting, state of the art equipment, weight-lifting, nutrition plans and experienced trainers. Each player must come ready to work hard, respect their coaches and trainers, be responsible and be coachable. For details, email info@rootsbasketball.com Additional information can be attained at (360) 751-4069 or by visiting the website www.rootsbasketball.com

Longview Adult Recreational Basketball: For details, call 442-5435 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation

Oregon Prep Tournaments: Youth basketball tournaments for boys in grades 4-8 and girls in grades 5-8 are held throughout the year in the Portland and Vancouver area. For details, call (360) 885-7810 or visit www.oregonprepbasketball.com.

Dan Dickau Basketball Academy: For all ages and abilities, the academy is open to individuals, small groups or large group training. For details, visit www.dickauacademy.com.

Pure Advantage Basketball Academy: For all ages and abilities, the academy is open to individuals, small groups or large group training in conjunction with 24-Hour Fitness at 13019 NE 4th Plain Rd. in Vancouver. For details, visit www.pureadvantagebasketball.com.


Bowling

Special Olympics Bowling: For men and women ages 18 and older, all athletes must have a valid Washington State Special Olympics physical/medical registered with the recreation office before participating. Sessions are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at Triangle Bowl. Cost is free. For details or to register, visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation or call 442.5400.


Cycling

Three Rivers Cycling Club: For details about the club, visit www.threeriverscycling.com.

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club: The club, in conjunction with River City Bicycles, offers free family rides. For details, visit www.owtc.com or www.rivercitybicycles.com.

Vancouver Bicycle Club: The club has small group rides monthly for all ages and ability levels. For details, visit www.vbc-usa.com.


Golf

Cowlitz County Amateur Golf Tournament: The three day, three course amateur tournament featuring a $10,000 prize fund, will be held May 28-30 at the Mint Valley, Longview Country Club and Three Rivers golf courses. The tournament is open to all players, and a maximum handicap of 28 will be awarded. Cost is $150 if registered by May 20, and $175 after. For details or to register, visit the website www.kelsolongviewchamber.org/amateur or visit any participating golf course pro shop.

Three Rivers: For information and specials, call 423-4653 or visit www.threeriversgolfcourse.com

Mint Valley: Golfers can reserve tee times online at www.mint-valley.com. Benefits of reserving online include discounted greens fees, $6 savings on power cart rentals, and 24-hour access to tee time reservations.


Outdoors

Kid’s Fish-In: For ages 5-14, the statewide program was created to provide more fishing opportunities for youth in the state of Washington. The fishing area will be netted with trout. Each participant will receive a rod and reel. The event will be held April 30 at Martin Dock on Lake Sacajawea, and space is limited. Sessions will be held from 8 to 8:45 a.m.; 9 to 9:45 a.m.; 10 to 10:45 a.m.; 11 to 11:45 a.m.; 12 to 12:45 p.m.; 1 to 1:45 p.m.; or 2 to 2:45 p.m. Cost for any session is $8 per child. Registration will no be accepted at the event. Pre-Registration is required, and registration forms are available at the Recreation Office, 2920 Douglas St., and online at www.mylongview.com/recreation. For details, call 442-5400.

Mount St. Helens Hiking Club: The group holds several hikes each month. For more information, call the hike leader listed or visit www.mtsthelensclub.org Please notify hike leader in advance of your first hike, and for departure time and location. Degrees of difficulty are ‘E’ which is easier, shorter distances with relatively flat ground; ‘M’ is moderate distance with more elevation gain; ‘S’ is strenuous long distances with significant elevation gains.

  • Hike at Lake Sacajawea on May 18. The ‘E’ hike around the entire lake is three miles, or half of the lake is one mile. For details, call Trudy or Ed, 414-1160.
  • Hike from Triple Falls to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge on May 21. The ‘S’ hike is 11 miles with a 2,700-foot elevation gain to a pair of the Gorge’s most scenic waterfalls. For details, call David or Belinda, 577-4218.
  • Hike/Bike at Vancouver Lake on May 25. The ‘E’ hike/bike is five miles with a 50-foot elevation gain from Vancouver Lake to Frenchman’s Bar and back on a paved path. For details, call Bruce, 425-0256, or Josie, 353-3235.
  • Hike to Harry’s Ridge on May 28. The ‘M’ hike is eight miles with a 500-foot elevation gain to a great lookout over Spirit Lake and Mount St. Helens. For details, call Rich, 442-8566.

Cowlitz Gun Club: The club holds shoots at noon Wednesdays, and at noon on the second, fourth and fifth Saturdays of each month at the club site, located at 869 S. Military Road in Winlock. For details, call (360) 748-8098.

Lewis and Clark Bowmen: The club is a local group of archers and bow hunters who provide local support to the sport of archery. For additional details or to join, call Mike, 636-3027, or visit www.lewisandclarkbowmen.com

Washington Hunting and Fishing regulations: All regulations are governed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For details, call (360) 696-6211 or visit the Web site http://wdfw.wa.gov/

Lower Columbia Flyfishers: Visit www.lowercolumbiaflyfishers.org or contact Jerry Schroeder, 864-6960.

Clatskanie Rifle and Pistol Club: For details about events, visit www.clatskaniegunclub.com or call range master Gregg Smith, (360) 606-3478.

Southwest Washington Canoe Club: The club has disbanded, but individuals are still organizing group events. New leaders desiring to revive the club can call Jim, 425-5123, Gordon, 425-3641, or Margaret, 423-4760.

Vancouver Lake Crew at Vancouver Lake Park: Learn to row classes are available for adults and students. For details, visit www.vancouverlakecrew.com or call Anita Roberts, (360) 600-6408.

Vancouver Lake Sailing Club: Summer sailing lessons for adults and children are available. Visit www.vlsc.org or call David Collins, (503) 313-5356.


Running

$5 5K Series: A series of 5-kilometer runs will be held monthly during May through September at area parks. Cost is $5 per run, and runners who attend all five events will receive a t-shirt and a free Turkey Trot registration. Races will be held at Tam O’Shanter Park (May 21), Roy Morse Park (June 18), Archie Anderson Park (July 23), Seventh Avenue Park (Aug. 20) and a special Seahawks Poker Walk beginning at the Elks Building at Lake Sacajawea (Sept. 10). For details, call 442-5400.

Run on the River: The third annual event sponsored by Buoy Beer Company will be held May 22 in Astoria. Races will include half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5k, and will follow the Astoria Riverwalk along the Columbia River. All participants receive a t-shirt, stamped glass medal, lunch and a beverage from the Buoy Beer Company. For details or to register, call 503-325-7275, visit the website www.astoriaparksclasses.com/adults/runontheriver.html or email jbenoit@astoria.or.us

Twelve Bridges Relay: The 65 mile, 12 leg running event will be held June 4 beginning at Jessie Mays Community Park in North Plains, Ore. The race spans the length of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail along with the surrounding rural Washington County. For details or to register, call 503-516-5935 or email onedayrelay@gmail.com

Starlight Run: The 38th annual 5-kilometer run and costume contest will be held June 4 beginning at Lincoln High School in Portland. The race route covers most of the illuminated Rose Festival Starlight Parade route through downtown Portland. The event includes prizes for best costumes, refreshments, live entertainment and celebrities. For details or to register, call 503-636-0136, email HamiltonEvents@aol.com or visit the website www.starlightrun.com

Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon: The races will be held June 11 beginning at Timothy Lake near Government Camp, Ore. All finishers receive a custom medal and a tech shirt. For details or to register, call 503-539-9327, visit the website www.roguemultisport.com or email events@roguemultisport.com

16th annual Helvetia Half Marathon and 10k: The races through rural Washington County will be held June 11 beginning at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-292-4626, visit the website www.htcraceseries.com/event/helvetia or email office@htcrelay.com

Bald Peak Half: The half-marathon will be held June 18 beginning at Haggs Tree Farm, 18175 McCormick Hill Road in Hillsboro. This course offers challenging hills and miles of country roads which wind through a forested setting and past farmlands. For details or to register, call 503-516-5935, email info@baldpeakhalf.com or visit the website www.baldpeakhalf.com

Vancouver USA Marathon and Half-Marathon: The races, along with the Freedom 5-kilometer and Kids Marathon will be held June 19 beginning at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. For details or to register, call 360-909-0211, visit the website www.vancouverusamarathon.com/?pg=home or email Registration@EnergyEvents.com

4th Annual Beaverton Sun Run: The 10-kilometer, 5k run/walk and Kid’s Dash will be held July 24 in Beaverton. For details or to register, email info@beavertonsunrun.com or visit the website www.beavertonsunrun.com

Twilight Run 5K: The run/walk and Kid Mile starts at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Cook Park, 17005 Southwest 92nd Avenue in Tigard. The races are held in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons. For details or to register, call 503-431-4000, visit the website www.twilightrun.the-ftts.org or email dgavaza@ttsd.k12.or.us

Big Foot Fun Run: The 10-kilometer, 5k, Kids run and Adventure Race will be held June 25 beginning at 202 W. Cushman St. in Yacolt. For details or to register, call 360-686-3922, visit the website www.sites.google.com/site/bigfootfunrun or email townofyacolt@townofyacolt.com

Black Hills Triathlon: The 800-meter swim, 17-mile bike ride and 5-kilometer run will be held June 26 beginning at Long Lake Park near Lacey. For details or to register, call 360-888-0501, visit the website www.blackhillstriathlon.com or email blackhillstriathlon@gmail.com

Ridgefield Independence Run: The 10-kilometer, 5k and Kids runs through the hills of rural Ridgefield will be held July 4 beginning in downtown Ridgefield. For details or to register, call 360-887-1014, visit the website www.runridgefield.com or email ashields110@comcast.net

Ocean Shores Tri and Footfest: The Olympic Triathlon, Distance Triathlon, Olympic Duathlon, Olympic Aquabike, half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5k races will be held July 9 in Ocean Shores, Wash. For details or to register, visit the website www.trifreaks.com/ocean-shores-big-weekend-tri-foot-fest or email info@trifreaks.com

Fueled By Fine Wine Half Marathon: The race will be held July 10 beginning at the Stoller Winery in Dayton, Ore. For details or to register, visit the website www.fueledbyfinewine.com or email chrisn@fueledbyfinewine.com

50th Annual Seaside Beach Run and Prom Walk: The 10-kilometer, 5k and Kids races will be held July 16 beginning at the 12th Avenue and North Prom beach access in Seaside, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-738-8304, visit the website www.seasidebeachrun.org or email info@SeasideBeachRun.org

Oregon Marathon: The event will be held July 16 on the Banks Vernonia State Trail beginning in Banks, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-516-6998, visit the website www.theoregonmarathon.com or email uberthons@gmail.com

41st Olympia Lakefair Half Marathon and Trials Legacy Marathon: The races, along with an 8-kilometer and 5k runs, will be held July 16 beginning at Heritage Park in Olympia. For details or to register, call 360-709-0572, visit the website www.ontherunevents.com/lakefair or email lakerunorg@gmail.com

Wild Woman Trail Marathon, Relay, and 50K: The races will be held July 16 beginning at 109 Mount Adams Road in Trout Lake, Wash. For details or to register, call 509-395-2065, visit the website www.wildwomanmarathon.com or email mtadamsrunner@gmail.com

Crawfish Crawl Relay and Half Marathon Run/Walk: The races will be held Aug. 6 in Tualatin, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-292-4626, visit the website www.htcraceseries.com or email office@htcrelay.com

Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10K: The races across the Bridge of the Gods into Washington, along with a 5-kilometer run, will be held Aug. 7 beginning in Marine Park in Cascade Locks, Ore. For details or to register, visit the website www.bridgeofthegodsrun.com or email joanie@breakawaypromotions.com

Capitol to Bay Relay: The 5-leg, 38-mile relay will be held Aug. 7 beginning in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. The relay includes mountain biking, road biking, paddling, running and ends at Budd Inlet with the Team Trek leg. The race concludes at the Port Plaza in Olympia where vendors, racers, and fans join together with the Thurston County Chamber’s Brew Fest to celebrate and enjoy the local festivities. For details or to register, email heather@capitoltobayrelay.com or visit the website www.capitoltobayrelay.com

ORRC Garlic Festival/10K & 5K: The races will be held Aug. 13 beginning at the Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains, Ore. For details or to register, visit the website www.orrc.net/events/event-list/garlic-festival-10k-and-5k or email office@oregonroadrunnersclub.org

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon: The race will be held Aug. 13 near Carlton, Ore. Post race events include a Wine and Music Festival in downtown Carlton. For details or to register, call 707-933-1769, visit ther website www.destinationraces.com/runoregon or email raceinfo@destinationraces.com

Canby Dahlia Run 10k and Half-Marathon: The races will be held Aug. 27 beginning at the Canby New Life Foursquare Church in Canby, Ore. The course is set in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Participants receive a shirt, medal and plenty of goodies. For details or to register, visit the website www.canbydahliarun.org or email Canbydahliarun@yahoo.com

Seattle Marathon 10K Race: The run will be held Aug. 27 beginning in the Seattle Center in Seattle. The course starts and ends at Gas Works Park and travels along the Burke Gilman Trail. There will also be a special Kids' Event hosted by Radio Disney. This is also a dog-friendly course. For details or to register, call 206-729-3660, visit the website www.seattlemarathon.org, or email info@seattlemarathon.org

Volcanic 50: The 50-kilometer run on single-track trails circumnavigating Mount St. Helens will be held Sept. 3 beginning in Cougar, Wash. The course also involves 7,400-feet of elevation gains and losses. For details or to register, visit the website www.gobeyondracing.com/races/volcanic-50 or email renee@gobeyondracing.com

Oregon Fall Half-Marathon: The races, including a 10-kilometer and 5k runs, will be held Sept. 10 beginning at the St. Josef’s Winery in Aurora, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-516-6998, visit the website www.theoregonmarathon.com or email uberthons@gmail.com

Beaverton Parade Run: The 5-kilometer race formerly known as the Beaverton Fun Run, begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at Griffith Park in Beaverton, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-329-7978, visit the website www.beavertonparaderun.org or email events@consystency.net

Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10K: The races, which include crossing the Bridge of the Gods into Washington, will be held Sept. 17 beginning in Marine Park in Cascade Locks, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-524-7570, visit the website www.runwithpaula.com or email paula@runwithpaula.com

Ninth Annual Portland Triathlon: The events will be held Sept. 18 beginning at Cathederal Park in Portland, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-477-5906, visit the website www.portlandtri.com or email gary@athleteslounge.com

Moonlight Run: The 5-kilometer race will be held Sept. 24 on the Mint Valley Golf Course in Longview. For details or to register, call 360-442-5400, visit the website www.mylongview.com/index.aspx?page=654 or email caitlin.white@ci.longview.wa.us

Harvest Classic: The 10-kilometer, 5k, Kids quarter mile and Pee Wee Fun runs will be held Oct. 1 beginning at 906 New York St. in Longview. For details or to register, call 360-957-6706, visit the website www.uberthons.com/#!harvestclassichome/i2rh4 or email harvestclassic@live.com

Newport Bay to Brews Half/10K: The races will be held Oct. 15 in Newport, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-524-7570, visit the website www.runwithpaula.com/bay-to-brews-half-marathon-10k or email paula@runwithpaula.com

Fort Steilacoom Trail Run: The marathon, half-marathon, 50-kilometer, 10k and 5k will be held Oct. 15 beginning at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Wash. For details or to register, email events@4thdimensionracing.com or visit the website www.evergreentrailruns.com

OSU Beaver Fever: The Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon will be held Oct. 16 beginning at Philomath Middle School in Philomath, Ore. For details or to register, call 541-224-7681, visit the website www.osubeaverfever.com or email beaverfeverdu@gmail.com

Great Columbia Crossing 10k Run/Walk: The annual 10-kilometer race across the Astoria/Megler Bridge will be held Oct. 16 beginning in Megler, Wash. For details or to register, call 503-325-6311, visit the website www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com or email events@oldoregon.com

Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon: The races will be held Oct. 23 beginning in Hood River, Ore. Races will also include the half marathon team relay and Dog Leg Half Marathon that allows your canine running partner to participate. For details or to register, visit the website www.columbiagorgemarathon.com or email joanie@breakawaypromotions.com

Pumpkin Pi Run: The 3.14-mile run will be held Oct. 29 beginning at Willow Grove Park in Longview. Participants receive a slice of pumpkin pie after the race. For details or to register, call 360-442-5435, visit the website www.mylongview.com/index.aspx?page=654 or email caitlin.white@ci.longview.wa.us

Hot Buttered Run: The half-marathon, 5-kilometer and Kids Kandy Kane races will be held Nov. 27 beginning at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Wash. Participants receive a finisher medal, and either hot buttered rum or hot chocolate at the end of the race. For details or to register, visit the website www.energyevents.com/hotbutteredrun or email Registration@EnergyEvents.com

Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon: The marathon and half-marathon races will be held Nov. 27 beginning at Seattle Center in downtown Seattle. For details or to register, call 206-729-3660, visit the website www.seattlemarathon.org or email info@seattlemarathon.org

Ugly Sweater Christmas Run: The 10-kilometer and 5k runs through the rural hills of Clark County will be held Dec. 3 beginning at the corner of Main and Pioneer streets in Ridgefield, Wash. For details or to register, call 360-887-0397, visit the website www.runridgefield.com or email lj.reid@hotmail.com

Border Crossers: The volkswalking club meets for walks on Tuesdays at Kessler Boulevard and Hemlock St. on Lake Sacajawea (under the log arch). Walks begin at 3:30 p.m. For details, call Mary Roy, (360) 304-8951.

Cowlitz Valley Runners: The nonprofit, all-volunteer club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Stuffy’s. Fun/group runs are held at various locations weekly, all abilities are encouraged and welcome to attend. The group holds weekly track workouts at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mark Morris High School. For more information regarding group runs, membership and the club, visit the website www.cowlitzvalleyrunners.org or email admin@cowlitzvalleyrunner.org

  • The CVR women’s runners group meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lake Sacajawea parking area on Kessler near Louisiana St. Average pace is a 10 minute mile, and women run 3-6 miles depending on the runners’ ability. For details, call (360) 200-3440 or e-mail admin@cowlitzvalleyrunners.org

Soccer

Cowlitz Youth Soccer: The group includes players from Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Castle Rock and the Long Beach Peninsula. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (except December) in the Frank Blondin Building at Seventh Avenue Park. For details, visit the website www.cowlitzyouthsoccer.com.

Lower Columbia Women’s Soccer: For details, email lcwsa-registrar@live.com

Castle Rock/Toutle Lake Soccer Club: Visit www.castlerocksoccer.org

Kelso Soccer Club: Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Tam O’Shanter Park meeting room. For details, call 636-3284 or visit www.kelsosoccerclub.com.

Longview Soccer Club: The group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Frank Blondin Building at Seventh Avenue Park. For details, call 425-6381 or visit www.longviewsoccerclub.com.

Rainier-Clatskanie Youth Soccer Club: Visit www.rcysc.org.

Cowlitz County Soccer Referees Association: Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (except July and December) in the Frank Blondin Building at Seventh Avenue Park. For details, call Harlan Cruser, 636-4219, or visit www.ccsraref.com


Softball, Adult

Longview-Kelso Adult Slowpitch: For details, call 442-5435 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation

Coed Summer Softball: For ages 18 and older, the league features ability level divisions, 16 umpired games, awards, balls and USSSA registration. Doubleheaders in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays during June 27-April 19, or on Sundays during July 3-Aug. 21, all at Roy Morse Park. Cost is $700 per team, and registration deadline is May 22. A Coach’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2920 Douglas St. Each team must send a coach or representative to the team meeting, or receive a two-game penalty for non-compliance. For details or to register, call 442-5400.

Men’s Summer Softball: For ages 18 and older, the league features ability level divisions, 18 umpired games, awards, balls and USSSA registration if you played in our summer league. Doubleheaders will be played from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during June 7-Aug. 18, all at Roy Morse Park. Cost is $760 per team, and registration deadline is April 27. A Coach’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2920 Douglas St. Each team must send a coach or representative to the team meeting, or receive a two-game penalty for non-compliance. For details or to register, call 442-5400.

Volcano Blast Men’s Tournament: For ages 18 and older, the tournament will be held beginning at 8 a.m. May 18 at Roy Morse Park. Cost is $250 per team. For details or to register, call 442-5400.


Softball, Youth

Longview Girls: Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Seventh Avenue Park. For details, call 577-1006 or visit the website www.lgsawa.com

Castle Rock Girls: Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the North County Recreation clubhouse. For details, call Pam, 751-2445.

Kelso Girls: The group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Tam O’Shanter Park meeting room. For more information contact Mark Fisher, 360-560-3069 or email ronandmarcie@comcast.net

Hitting lessons: Team and group hitting clinics are being offered by retired Lower Columbia College softball coach Tim Mackin, who led the Lady Devils to an NWAACC conference-record 10 titles during 1993-2011. For details, call (360) 747-2415.


Swimming

Special Olympics Swimming: For ages 8 and older, the program serves developmentally disabled individuals in our community. All athletes must have a valid Washington Special Olympics physical on file with the recreation office prior to participating. Sessions will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool at Mark Morris High School, or 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at Gaither Pool at Kelso High School. Cost is free. For details or to register, call 442-5400.

Southwest Washington YMCA: For details of activities or pool reservations, call 423-4770 or visit the website www.ymca.net

Killer Whales Swim Club: For details, call 360-431-3990,  or visit the website www.killerwhalesswimclub.com

Briarcliff Pool: For additional details, call 503-556-4217, or visit the website www.rainier.k12.or.us Click on Department, followed by clicking on Briarcliff Pool.

  • Recreational/ Lap Swim will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 per person per session.
  • Exercise/Lap Swim will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Rentals are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $86 for two hours for up to 30 swimmers.

Dick Mealy Memorial Pool:  Located behind Mark Morris High School, the pool is available for lessons and open swim sessions. For details, call 575-7709.

  • Open swim sessions are from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. cost is $3.50 per person, and all children younger than age seven must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Swim lessons for ages 4 and older will be held from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m., and 11:05 to 11:50 a.m. beginning April 16 through June 7. Cost is $40 per student for seven lessons.
  • Family Swim Passes for open swim sessions are available. Cost is $40 for 20 sessions.

Gaither Pool: Located at Kelso High School, the pool is available for lessons and open swim sessions. For details, call 501-1855, or visit the website www.kelso.wednet.edu/khs and click on Gaither Pool in the left column OR www.khspool.kelso for our E-Board

  • The last day the pool will be open is June 2, and will re-open in July.
  • The pool is available for rent from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, and from 2-8 p.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $50 per hour for 30 or fewer swimmers and includes two lifeguards. Groups with more than 30 swimmers will cost an additional $15 per hour for every extra guard needed.
  • Swim lessons will be held through June. All sessions consist of eight classes, and cost $35. All lessons must be paid for at the time of registration. Sessions for Levels 1-4 and preschool will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during May 23-June 2. Sessions for Levels 5-6 will be held from 4:45-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during May 23-June 2.
  • Private and Semi-Private lessons are available for $15 per half-hour. Appointments can be made at the pool office.
  • Recreational swim sessions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. or 6:45 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 31. Cost is $3.50, or $2.00 with a District ID, or $2.50 for senior citizens and military.
  • Water exercise classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. A drop-in fee of $3.50 ($2.50 for seniors) is charged.
  • Lap swimming is available during exercise classes and recreational swims. Cost is $3.50, or $2.50 for seniors.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes will be offered in May. Coat is $90, and participants can register at the pool office.

Volleyball

Aces Volleyball Club: For club details, call 431-4493 or visit www.acesvolleyballclub.com

Cowlitz Volleyball Club: For club details, call 636-7526 or visit www.cowlitzvbc.com


Wrestling

Kelso Youth Wrestling: For details, call 636-2533 or visit the website www.facebook.com/pages/Kelso-Youth-Wrestling

Peninsula Wrestling Club: The club, located at 700 N. Rosa Parks Way in Portland, offers programs for all ages. Practices are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For details, call Roy Pittman, (503) 314-7884, or visit www.peninsulawrestling.org.


Other

Coed Kickball Tournament: For ages 15 and older, the event will be the first of its kind in Longview. Prizes will be awarded to first place teams and best team costumes. The event will be held from noon to 9 p.m. on May 21 at Roy Morse Park. Cost is $100 per 10-player team. For details or to register, call 442-5400.

Southwest Washington YMCA: For details, call 423-4770 or visit the website www.ymca.net

Special Olympics: For details, call 442-5400 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation

Kelso Boxing Club: The club has reopened workouts three nights a week at Tam O’Shanter Park, meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Membership is open to men, men and children 11 and older. For more information, contact Steve Chase at 360-578-1243.

Longview Boxing Club: The club is holding workouts at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Physical Impact, 1445 Commerce Ave. Boxers are urged to use the back entrance to the building facing 14th Ave. For details, call 577-6015, or Rich LaFever, (360) 431-3658.

Boxing stories wanted: Former professional boxer Rich LaFever of Longview is looking for anyone who was involved in the local boxing scene in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s will get in contact with him. Lafever is writing a book about his experiences in the ring and the local boxing scene in general, and is seeking persons to interview. Contact LaFever at (360) 431-3658 for information.

Cowlitz Table Tennis Club: Open play will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sundays at the Youth and Family Link, 907 Douglas St. in Longview. Cost is $5. For details, call Vance, (503) 556-9135.

Special Olympics: Longview Parks and Recreation sponsors the local Special Olympics program. For details, call 442-5400. The group is always looking for dedicated individuals interested in volunteering to coach. Interested individuals can call 442-5407 for details.

Lower Columbia Pickle-Ball: Players can come to the Mint Valley Racquet Complex from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to play. Information is available by calling Willie Ladd, 636-1959, or Bernie Altman, 442-0068.

Mountain View Speedskating Club: The group meets at the Mountain View Ice Arena, 14313 SE Mill Plain in Vancouver For details, visit www.mountainviewspeedskating.org or call the rink, (360) 896-8700.

Evergreen Curling Club: League play is held on Sunday and Tuesday evenings at the Lloyd Center Mall ice rink. For details, call (360) 314-6267 or visit www.evergreencurling.org

Vancouver Rugby Club: Men’s league plays in the fall and spring, and high school leagues are conducted in the spring. Practices are held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver. For details, visit www.vancouverrugbyclub.com

The Daily News, Longview, Wash.

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