Sports and Recreation Bulletin Board

2015-04-15T16:00:00Z 2015-04-15T16:03:28Z Sports and Recreation Bulletin Board Longview Daily News

Baseball

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, call 577-7119 or visit the website www.kelsoyouthbaseball.com

Longview Youth Baseball: 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

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

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


Basketball

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

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 or Josh Wilson, josh@rootsbasketball.com Additional information can be attained at (360) 751-4069 or by visiting the website www.rootsbasketball.com

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.


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

Spring 24-hole Event: The tournament sponsored by the Mint Valley Men's Club, will be held April 18 at the Mint Valley Golf Course. Two-man teams play a 9-hole scramble and 9-hole Chapman on the 18-hole course, and a 6-hole best-ball on the par-3 course. Cost is $30 for holders of season or senior passes, $50 for Mint Valley Men’s Club members without passes, or $55 for non-Mint Valley members. A $5 discount will be given to entries registered by April 15. The field is limited to 32 teams.

Adult golf lessons: For ages 14 and older, the lessons will have students golf ready in five days. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during April 14-28 or May 5-19, all at the Mint Valley Golf Course, 4003 Pennsylvania St. Cost is $101.50 for Longview residents or $106.50 for non-residents. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Youth Golf Lessons: For ages 9-13, the classes are for beginning golfers or those who have not had proper golf swing techniques. All equipment is provided, or students can bring their own clubs. Classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during April 14-23 or May 5-14, all at the Mint Valley golf Course, 4003 Pennsylvania St. Cost is $62.50 for Longview residents or $67.50 for non-residents. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Guys and Gals Tournament: The doubles event, open to all golfers with established handicaps, will be held June 27-28 at Three Rivers. For details, call 423-4653.

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.


Gymnastics

Head over Heels: Children ages 2-3 learn body awareness and listening. Child should be walking independently. Skills include jumping, balancing, taking turns and following directions. Adult participation is required. Classes will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays during April 18 to May 9 at Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School, 2644 30th Ave. Cost is $34.50 for Longview residents, or $39.50 for non-residents. For details, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Tiny Tumblers: Children ages 4-6 learn to improve their balance and coordination with focus on rolling, jumping and skipping. Children will learn basics of various rolls, headstands, work on flexibility, and more. Classes will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays during April 18 to May 9 at Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School, 2644 30th Ave. Cost is $34.50 for Longview residents, or $39.50 for non-residents. For details, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Beginning Gymnastics: For ages 7-11, the classes builds on basic gymnastics skills while teaching cartwheels, round offs, back walkovers, back handsprings and more. Classes will be held from 12 to 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays during April 18 through May 9 at Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School, 2644 30th Ave. Cost is $34.50 for Longview residents, or $39.50 for non-residents. For details, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline


Outdoors

Kid’s Fish-In: For ages 5-14, the event will be held from 8 to 3 p.m. on April 25 on Martin Dock at Lake Sacajawea. The statewide program was created to promote more fishing opportunities for youth. the netted fishing area is stocked with trout, and each participant will receive a rod and reel. Cost is $8 per child, and space is limited to 400 children. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/reconline

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 Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls on April 18. The ‘M’ hike is six miles with a 1,600-foot elevation gain. For details, call George, 360-562-0001.
  • Hike on the Rainier High School Trail on April 22. The ‘E/M’ hike is 3.5 miles round-trip with a 50-foot elevation gain. For details, call Bruce, 425-0256.
  • Hike to Coyote Wall on April 25. The ‘M/S’ hike is eight miles with a 2,000-foot elevation gain. For details, call Pat, 360-225-7232.
  • Hike on the Castle Rock Dike Trail on April 27. The ‘E/M’ hike is three miles round-trip on a flat, paved trail. For details, call Bob, 360-703-3564.
  • Kayak or canoe on Silver Lake on April 29. Leave from the Fish and Wildlife public boat ramp at the end of Kerr Road. Discover Pass and life jackets are required. For details, call Peg M., 423-4760.
  • Hike the Hamilton Mountain Loop on May 2. The ‘M/S’ hike is eight miles with a 2,000-foot elevation gain. For details, call Bruce, 425-0256.
  • Hike at Coldwater Lake on May 5. The ‘E/M’ hike is eight miles round-trip to the end of the lake and back. Shorter hikes are available. For details, call Becky, 360-560-4170 or Belinda, 577-4218.
  • Hike at Tom McCall Point/Rowena Plateau in the Columbia River Gorge on May 9. The ‘M’ hike is six miles with a 1,400-foot elevation gain. For details, call Pat, 360-225-7232.
  • Hike from Wahkeena Falls to Multnomah Falls on May 13. The ‘E/M’ hike is six miles with a 1,200-foot elevation gain. For details, call Becky, 360-560-4170 or Bruce, 425-0256.
  • A bike ride on Puget Island will be held May 16. The ‘M’ ride is 50 miles round-trip around Puget Island. For details, call Kim, 360-431-5530 or George, 360-562-0001.
  • Hike along Harmony Creek on May 18. The ‘E/M’ hike is four miles through the woods on a trail that is sometimes muddy. For details, call Bob, 636-4575, or Joan and Bob, 360-431-9010.
  • Hike around Lake Sacajawea on May 20. The ‘E/M’ hike is either the entire lake (3.5 miles) or half of the lake (1.5 miles). A group consensus for coffee and tea will be held after the hike. For details, call Trudy or Ed, 414-1160.
  • Hike along the Salmon River to Kinzel Lake on May 23. The ‘M’ hike is seven miles with an 800-foot elevation gain to a scenic bluff top view point. The ‘S’ hike is 16 miles round-trip with a 2,000-foot elevation gain to Kinzel Lake. For details, call Bruce, 425-0256.
  • Hike the Lacamas Heritage Trail in Camas on May 27. The ‘E’ hike is three miles with a 100-foot elevation gain along Lacamas Lake. for details, call Bob, 360-703-3564.
  • Hike at Silver Star Mountain on May 30. The ‘M’ hike is eight miles with a 2,200-foot elevation gain. For details, call George, 360-562-0001.

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

Race for the Roses: The half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5k runs will be held April 19 beginning at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. All of the net proceeds raised benefit Albertina Kerr, a local non-profit that has been serving the community for more than 100 years. For details or to register, visit the website www.race4theroses.org/Events/RacefortheRoses/Overview email EmilyR@AlbertinaKerr.org or call 503-262-0175.

Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing: The 12-kilometer, 5k and Kids runs will be held April 19 beginning at The Landing in Renton. The run goes along Lake Washington Blvd., allowing participants the unique opportunity to run around VMAC, the Seahawks training facility, where they’ll get encouragement from Seahawks players, Blitz, Blue Thunder and the Sea Gals. The event also offers a 5K run/walk that will tour The Landing and surrounding Renton neighborhoods, as well as a half-mile kids run completely contained within The Landing. For details or to register, visit the website www.seahawks12krun.com or email info@orswellevents.com

Bend Marathon and Half Marathon: The races will be held April 26 beginning in downtown Bend. The races run through city parks, along the Deschutes River and ends at the 10 Barrel Brewing Co. For details or to register, visit the website www.bend-marathon.com

Oregon Spring Half Marathon: The half-marathon and 5-kilometer races will be held May 2 beginning at St. Josef’s Winery in Canby, Ore. All participants get finishers medal, technical shirt and catered Qdoba. For details or to register, visit the website www.uberthons.com/springhalfmarathon email alan@uberthons.com or call 503-860-9821.

Michelob Ultra Tacoma City Marathon: The marathon, half-marathon, 5-kilometer and Kids races will be held May 3 beginning at the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Tacoma. For details or to register, visit the website www.tacomacitymarathon.com or email staff@tacomacitymarathon.com.

39th Annual Lake Run: The 10-kilometer, 5k and Kids Dash will be held May 9 beginning at Millennium Park in Lake Oswego, Ore. The races are in conjunction with Family Fun Festival Saturday which includes food, entertainment, sponsor booths, children’s activities, and more. For details or to register, visit the website www.lowomensclub.org/lakerun or email lakerun@lowomensclub.org.

31st Great White Tail Run: The event which features 10-kilometer, 5k and 2-mile runs, begins at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. This event is a fundraiser for the Wahkiakum County-based 4-H programs, and all proceeds will be used to benefit the county program. Recognition will be given for the overall male and female winner in each event, with ribbons for the top three finishers in each age group. Pre-registration is $10 eithout a shirt or $20 with a shirt, and costs increase on run day to $12 and $20. Runners can run with their dog for an additional dollar and compete for an award in that division. First two entries of an immediate family will pay full price, with each additional entry getting $3 off the regular price. To guarantee a shirt, runners must be registered by May 1. All mail entries need to be received by May 15. Day of registration and packet pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. at Skamokawa Vista Park. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.wahkiakum.wsu.edu and connecting to the Great White Tail Run link. For further information, call 360-465-2275, 360-795-3278 or email carol.ervest@gmail.com

$5 5K Series: For all ages, the races will be held at various local parks. All races are $5 each and will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., May 16 at the Elks Building at Lake Sacajawea; June 13 at Roy Morse Park; July 18 at Tam O’Shanter Park; Aug. 15 at Archie Anderson Park; and Sept. 12 at Seventh Avenue Park. Participate in all five events and receive a prize after the last race. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation

Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon and 10k: The races begin May 17 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. For details or to register, call 800-311-1225 or visit the website www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/portland

Capital City Marathon: The marathon, half-marathon and five-mile runs begin May 17 at Sylvester Park in Olympia. A kid’s run will be held May 16. All race entrants receive a shirt, bag, water bottle and finisher medal. For details or to register, visit the website www.capitalcitymarathon.org

Green Angel Race: The half-marathon, races from 1-12 miles and kid’s races will be held May 24 beginning at the Amboy Middle School in Amboy. Runners are encouraged to wear red, and all funds raised from the event will be used to purchase supplies for a foundation in the Dominican Republic for less fortunate children. For details or to register, visit the website www.greenangelrace.com

Twelve Bridges Relay: The 65-mile, 12-leg running event will be held May 30 beginning at the Jessie May Community Center in North Plains, Ore. The race will be held on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail and surrounding rural Washington County. For details oor to register, call 503-516-5935 or visit the website www.onedayrelayseries.com/twelve-bridges-relay.html

37th Starlight Run: The 5-kilometer race along most of the illuminated Rose Festival Starlight Parade route will be held May 30 beginning at Lincoln High School in Portland. At the end of the race, participants can enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. For details or to register, visit the website www.starlightrun.com, email HamiltonEvents@aol.com or call 503-636-0136.

Run on the River: The half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5k races will be held May 31 on the Astoria River Walk Trail in Astoria. Half-marathoners receive a T-shirt, unique stamped glass medal, fish, chips and beer from Buoy Beer Company. Runners in the 10k and 5k races may purchase t-shirt for a fee and pre-paid fish and chips for $10. Shirts are not guaranteed for registration after April 30. Cost is $65 for the half-marathon, $35 for the 10k race or $15 for the 5k run, and the cost increases by $5 per race if registered after April 30. For details or to register, visit the website www.astoriaparks.com/dept/Parks_Recreation, email jgalizio@astoria.or.us or call 503-325-7275.

Helvetia Half-Marathon and 10K: Voted the best half-marathon in the Pacific Northwest, the races will be held June 13 beginning at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore. Participants can enjoy Helvetia burgers, beer garden and live music at the end of the race. For details or to register, visit the website www.raceseries.com, email office@htcrelay.com or call 503-292-4626.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon: The largest marathon and half-marathon in the Pacific Northwest will be held June 13 beginning at Seattle Center in downtown Seattle. For details or to register, call 800-311-1255 or visit the website www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle

10th annual Running of the Trolls: The 5-mile run/walk in the Olney countryside will be held June 19 beginning at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. The event is held in conjunction with the Scandinavian MidSummer Festival, and race proceeds benefit the festival’s scholarship fund. For details or to register, visit the website www.astoriascanfest.com or email mklepp@centurylink.net.

Vancouver USA Marathon and Half Marathon: The races, along with the Freedom 5k and Kids Marathon will be held June 21 beginning at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Voted one of the top 10 new marathons in the United States by Runners World, the races are in conjunction with the Summer Brewfest where participants can enjoy 25 of the Northwest’s finest microbrews after the race. For details or to register, visit the website www.vancouverusamarathon.com, email Registration@EnergyEvents.com or call 360-909-0211.

Bigfoot Fun Run: The 10-kilometer and 5k races will be held June 27 beginning at 202 W. Cushman in Yacolt. The races are in conjunction with a festival, and participants can enjoy vendors, kids village, live music and fireworks at dusk. For details or to register, visit the website www.bigfootfunrun.com, email bigfootfunrun@gmail.com or call 360-686-3922.

Pacific Crest Marathon and Half-Marathon: The races, part of the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival, will be held June 27 at Sunriver Village in Sunriver, Ore. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. For details or to register, visit the website www.aasportsltd.com/event/pacificcrest

Black Hills Triathlon: The sprint triathlon of an 800 meter swim, 16 mile bike ride and 5-kilometer run will be held June 28 beginning at Long Lake Park in Lacey. For details or to register, visit the website www.blackhillstriathlon.com, email blackhillstriathlon@gmail.com or call 360-438-2696.

Hagg Lake Triathlon and Duathlon: The sprint triathlon, Olympic triathlon and Olympic duathlon will be held July 11 at Scroggins Valley Park near Forest Grove. Ore. The Olympic Distance Triathlon will serve as the TRI NW Regional Olympic Championship Event. For details or to register, visit the websites www.aasportsltd.com/hagglake www.signmeup.com/97758 or email events@aasportsltd.com

Toughman Half Ocean Shores Triathlon: The events will be held July 11-12 at Albatross St. NE in Ocean Shores, Wash. The weekend hosts no fewer than eleven race events, including a Toughman Half Iron relay, Tougman Half Iron triathlon, a Olympic relay triathlon, a Olympic and sprint triathlon, a Toughman half iron and Olympic distance Duathlon (Bike/Run) a 13.1-mile half marathon, 10K and 5K races, and a triathlon for kids. For details or to register, visit the website www.active.com/ocean-shores-wa/duathlon/races/toughman-half-washington-ocean-shores-triathlon email info@trifreaks.com or call 253-245-9240.

49th Annual Seaside Beach Run and Prom Walk: The 10-kilometer, 5k and Kids runs, and 5k Promenade walk will be held July 18 beginning at the 12th Ave. and North Prom beach entrance in Seaside, Ore. All net proceeds will be used to provide free gym memberships to local middle school and high school students. For details or to register, visit the website www.seasidebeachrun.org email info@SeasideBeachRun.org or call 503-738-8304.

25th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk and Run 5k/10k: The races will be held July 18 in Manzanita, Ore. For details or to register, visit the website www.facebook.com/BeachWalkRun email Fitness@NCRDNehalem.org or call 503-368-4595.

Olympia Lakefair Half Marathon/8k/3k: The races will be held July 18 beginning at Heritage Park in Olympia. For details or to register, visit the website www.ontherunevents.com email lakerunorg@gmail.com or call 360-709-0572.

Harvest Days Run: The half-marathon, 8-kilometer and 1-mile runs, part of the Summer Festival, will be held July 19 in Battle Ground. For details or to register, call 360-852-4189 or visit the website www.harvesthayhalf.getboldevents.com

Canby Dahlia Run: The half-marathon and 10-kilometer runs on roads, paved trails and flat gravel/grass through dahlia fields in full bloom will be held Aug. 29 beginning at the Canby Foursquare Church, 2350 SE Territorial Rd. in Canby, Ore. All race finishers receive a fresh cut dahlia, and all race proceeds benefit local charities. For details, visit the website www.canbydahliarun.org

North County Wine Run: The half-marathon and 10-kilometer runs will be held Sept. 12 beginning at the Gouger Cellars in Ridgefield. For details or to register, call 360-852-4189 or visit the website www.northcountywinerun.getboldevents.com

Battle to the Pacific: The half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5k runs will be held Nov. 1 beginning at Fort Stevens State Park near Hammond, Ore. For details or to register, call 503-949-6392 or visit the website www.ascherlindustries.com/pacificrun

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 www.cowlitzvalleyrunners.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

Summer CoEd/Mixed Softball Leagues: For ages 18 and older, leagues include ability level divisions, 14 umpired games, awards, balls and USSSA registration. Doubleheaders are played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Leagues are held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings during June 1 to July 24; or 6 to 10 p.m. on Sundays during May 31 to July 19, all at Roy Morse Park. Team registration for either league is $645. A Coach’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 27 at Longview Parks and Recreation, 2920 Douglas St. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Summer Men’s Softball League: For ages 18 and older, leagues include ability level divisions, 18 umpired games, awards, balls and USSSA registration. Doubleheaders are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. League will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. during May 5 to July 16 at Roy Morse Park. Team registration is $750. A Coach’s meeting will be held 6 p.m. April 28 at Longview Parks and Recreation, 2920 Douglas St. For details or to register, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Longview Recreation Softball Tournaments: All tournaments will be played at Roy Morse Park. For additional details or to register, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

  • Springing for the Fences men’s E/Rec tournament will be played April 18. Cost is $250 with a three-game guarantee.
  • Draft for Drafts Men’s Draft tournament will be held April 21-24. Cost is $20 per player with a four-game guarantee.
  • Umpire Training men’s tournament will be held May 2. Cost is $100 with a three-game guarantee.
  • Volcano Blast men’s E tournament will be held May 17. Cost is $275 with a four-game guarantee.
  • Draft Day CoEd tournament will be held May 30. Cost is $15 per player with a three-game guarantee.
  • Sun of a Pitch CoEd D/E tournament will be held June 27. Cost is $250 with a three-game guarantee.
  • Sun of a Pitch men’s D/E tournament will be held June 28. Cost is $250 with a three-game guarantee.
  • Midnight Madness CoEd D/E tournament will be held July 11. Cost is $275 with a four-game guarantee.
  • Fall Finale men’s E/Rec tournament will be held Aug. 29. Cost is $175 and is a double-elimination format.

Softball, Youth

Longview Girls: For details, call 577-1006 or visit the group website at www.lgsawa.com 

  • Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Seventh Avenue Park. For details, call 577-1006.

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: For details, call 577-7119 or visit the group website at www.kelsogirlssoftball.org

  • 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

Swim lessons: A series of six swim lessons will be held in various sessions in the coming months at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool located at Mark Morris. Sessions will be held from 10:10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11:05 to 11:55 a.m. on Saturdays during May 9 through June 13. Cost is $35 for six lessons, and registration forms are available on the Longview School District webpage www.longview.k12.wa.us , at the high school office and at the pool. For details, call 575-7709.

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.

  • Pool is available for rental during the week and weekends. Rental is $84 for two hours for up to 30 swimmers. Additional hours and swimmers can be accommodated for an additional cost.
  • Swim lessons will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays during April 27-May 14, or from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during May 19-June 4. Cost for any of the sessions is $32. The swim lessons are designed to teach personal water safety and stroke development, and the program is divided by skill levels. Children learn at their own pace and advancing to the next level is dependent on the child’s completion of required skills. Session length does not guarantee that all children will advance to the next level. All instructors are trained and certified in American Red Cross.
  • Recreational and lap swimming will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. during April 6-23 and April 27-May 14. Cost for each session is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children.
  • Exercise and lap swimming will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday, with no classes on May 25.

Dick Mealy Memorial Pool: For details about availability, 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.

Gaither Pool: The pool, located at Kelso High School, is open for the spring. For details, call 501-1855 or visit the website www.kelso.wednet.edu and click on Gaither Pool, left side column OR www.khspool.kelso for our E-Board

  • The pool will be closed May 22-25 and July 4-5.
  • The summer pool schedule is slated to begin June 22.
  • Pool is available for rental from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, and 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays. All rentals of 30 or fewer swimmers include two lifeguards for $50 per hour.
  • Recreational swims will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during April 13-June 18, or 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during May 4-June 18. Cost is $2 per session for Kelso students and employees, or $3.50 for the public.
  • Swim lessons for pre-school and levels 1-4 taught by American Red Cross certified instructors will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through April 13-23, April 27-May 7 or May 11-21. Cost of each set of lessons is $35.
  • Parent/Child swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified instructors will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday during May 11-21. Cost is $35.
  • Preschool and Level 1-5 classes taught by American Red Cross certified instructors will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during June 1-11. Cost is $35.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during May 18-June 11. Cost is $90 plus a $35 certification fee.
  • Exercise classes and lap swimming will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during April 13-June 18. Cost is $3.50 per session, or $75 for a season pass.
  • Family House will have lessons from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays during April 14-30. Cost is $40.
  • Special Olympics Tiger Sharks will hold practice from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 27.

Volleyball

Volleyball Open Gym: For ages 18 and older, sessions will be held from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Mondays through May 11 at Cascade Middle School. There is a $4 drop-in fee for each session. For details, call 442-5400 or visit the website www.mylongview.com/recreation

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.cowlitzvolleyball.com


Wrestling

Kelso Youth Wrestling: For details, call 636-2533 or visit the website www.facebook.com/pages/Kelso-Youth-Wrestling/203219453028649

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

Horsemanship: For ages 6-16, the classes teach English riding skills along with basic horsemanship, safety, rules grooming and tacking. Participants must wear riding shoes or shoes with a heel. Classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during April 22 to May 6 at Longacre Stables, 2290 Dike Road. Cost is $47.50 for Longview residents or $52.50 for non-residents. For details, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

Adult Horsemanship: For ages 18 and older, the classes teach English riding skills along with basic horsemanship, safety, rules grooming and tacking. Participants must wear riding shoes or shoes with a heel. Classes are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during April 22 to May 6 at Longacre Stables, 2290 Dike Road. Cost is $47.50 for Longview residents or $52.50 for non-residents. For details, call 442-5400 or register online at www.mylongview.com/reconline

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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(3) Comments

  1. SamF
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    SamF - October 16, 2013 3:28 pm
    Do you know if the golf lessons supply you with a golf swing training aid to help with perfecting your golf swing? It is always nice to have a training tool to help in the learning process, especially with a sport like golfing!
  2. blabber
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    blabber - May 13, 2014 10:08 am
    You might want to take Lacrosse off this post. It is now only open to kids at battleground, Vancouver and Ridgefield school districts. Or at least change the notice to include this.
  3. inaflannel
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    inaflannel - October 16, 2014 10:36 am
    Can anyone recommend a good Fitness Camp for the summer ? Im new to the area and looking to get into shape and meet some like minded people.
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