St. Tammany Parish sports briefs for May 15, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Boyet Junior High School -- The Boyet Junior High track team recently won its sixth straight large-school parish championship. The team has been undefeated for all six of those years. The team includes, front row from left, Mikel Harvey, Ian Cochran, Mason Jobert, Jacob Molina, Marlin Burnett, Austin Cochran and Stanley Taylor; second row, Patrick Dunn, Brennan Montelongo, Hayden Calico, Jacob Paretti, Chad Degruy, Ryan Baker, Degrick Cheatham and Elijah Cunningham; and third row, Hayden Walcott, Logan McElroy, Ethan Swann, Jeremiah McDonald, Keasler Buriss, Heath Panks, Devin Taylor and Coach Mark Cochran.

Fundraiser on Friday for Mandeville Jazz softball

A fundraiser for the Mandeville Jazz softball program will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Fontainebleau State Park.

Highlights will include a softball game at 7 p.m. pitting Jazz players (9-14 years old) against Mandeville area leaders including the mayor, police chief, fire chief, council members and more. There also will be carnival-style games, a dunk tank, Laser Tag, live music and more.

There will be ample food available for purchase.

For information, call Sherry Jacob at (985) 951-0268 or email

To learn more about the Mandeville Jazz softball program, visit

Adult sports registration ends Friday at park

Recreation District No. 1 and Pelican Park will hold adult sports registration from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday.

All registrations take place in the Castine Center offices of Pelican Park. Space is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Leagues being formed are

COED VOLLEYBALL: Teams of three men and three women play Thursday nights. No officials are used, and standings are not kept. Nine-game season begins June 5. Spiking and jump serves by men are not allowed. The cost is $79 per team.

MEN’S SOFTBALL: Games are played Sunday afternoons. No standings are kept. There is one official. Nine-game season begins June 1. The cost is $221 per team.

RECREATIONAL COED SOFTBALL: Games are played Thursday nights, using ASA rules. One official is used. No standings are kept. Nine-game season begins June 5. The cost is $221 per team.

COMPETITIVE COED VOLLEYBALL: Highly skilled players 18 and older play Wednesday nights. The seven-game season with a single-elimination tournament begins June 4. League and tournament winners receive a T-shirt. One official provided. The cost is $276 per team.

Northlake Nature Center activities set

The Northlake Nature Center is just east of Mandeville along U.S. 190.

Space is limited and reservations are required for activities. NNC members can participate for free. Cost for nonmembers is $5.

For information or to register, call (985) 626-1238 or email

The following activities are available:

NATURE WALK: Guests can reserve a lopper to help spruce up trails as they walk, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and May 28.

TRAIL RIDING: David Moeller will lead a ride on the back trails beginning at 6 p.m. May 26. Helmets are required, and a mountain bike or wide-tired bike is recommended.

Spring Stomp to raise child obesity awareness

The seventh annual Spring Stomp 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K will be held Saturday beginning at Hubie Gallagher Park in Covington.

The fun run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K will follow. Race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m.

There will be prizes in all age groups, door prizes, spirit awards, food and drink. Proceeds benefit the charities of the Junior League of Greater Covington. The Spring Stomp is designed to raise awareness of childhood obesity.

For more information, go online to or

Fishing rodeo benefits Hinyup’s ALS care

A fishing rodeo to benefit Dale Hinyup in his fight against ALS will be Sunday at Myrtle Grove Marina near Belle Chasse.

The rodeo, which is open to individuals, teams and kayak entries, will begin at sunrise.

A family fun day will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be no morning check-in, so anglers may launch at any facility.

There are no territorial limitations in the rodeo, which will include both speckled trout and redfish categories. No fish longer than 27 inches will be counted (pinched tail).

Scales will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

To register, go online to, email Tom Hinyup at or register on the day of the event at Myrtle Grove Marina. Individuals and kayaks can be registered for $20.

Calcutta entries cost $30 each; limited to three people per team.

Categories include heaviest redfish, heaviest speck, kayak heaviest fish, team redfish (five total fish) and team speck (five total fish).

There will be no registration fees for people with ALS or caregivers for people with ALS.

The family fun day will include inflatables, a lemonade stand, music by Rodney Schouest Entertainment, face painting, silent auctions, a gun raffle, art demos, a book signing by local artist Christy Works-Boutte and more.

EYP hosts rescheduled golf tournament, luau

The Emerging Young Professionals and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will host a twilight golf tournament and luau on June 13 at Pinewood Country Club in Slidell.

The nine-hole event, which was rescheduled due to inclement weather, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 6 p.m.

Cost is $80 per player, which includes food, drink, two mulligans, glow-in-the-dark balls, ditty bag and entry to the luau, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the PCC Clubhouse.

Various levels of sponsorship are available. The public is invited to the luau at $20 per person.

For more information on registration or sponsorship, call the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce at (985) 643-5678.

Safe boating classes slated at Pelican Park

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold safe boating courses at the Castine Center in Pelican Park on June 28 and Aug. 9.

The classes will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and are mandatory for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1984, who will be operating a boat. The classes also are beneficial to experienced boaters.

A test will be administered, and those who pass will be issued a safe boating certificate.

Each class is limited to 60 participants, so preregistration is required.

For more information, call (985) 626-7997.

Chris Duhon sets July hoops camp in Slidell

Professional basketball player and Salmen High alumni Chris Duhon will hold his 10th annual basketball camp July 21-25 at the Fritchie Park Gymnasium in Slidell.

The five-day camp is designed for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. The focus will be on fundamentals, including ball-handling, passing, shooting, footwork, rebounding and defense. Each day will feature instruction for beginners and experienced players. Duhon is an active participant in camper instruction.

The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, except July 25 when dismissal will be at 1 p.m.

For information, go online to

Andrew Canulette covers recreation and leisure activities for The St. Tammany Advocate. To reach him, email