Community notebook: Moos featured speaker for banquet

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Washington State University athletic director Bill Moos will be the featured speaker for an annual football scholarship banquet in Vancouver.

The Clark County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will hold its scholarship dinner at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the commons area at Hudson’s Bay High School. The banquet honors area high school senior football players for their community involvement and academic achievement, and awards six players scholarship money for college.

This is the 20th year that the local NFF chapter has handed out scholarships. The program has made available $285,000 through its first 19 years.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Rich Biggs at 360-828-3712 or

Dickau hosts clinic

The Dan Dickau Basketball Academy is holding a clinic Tuesday and Wednesday for boys and girls in grades 3-8.

The clinic runs 6-8:30 p.m. at Club Green Meadows. Students can participate in one day or both days. There are groups for grades 3-5 and for grades 6-8.

To learn more, visit, or call 360-904-6088.

Little League signups on deck

Area Little Leagues are gearing up to sign up players for the 2012 spring baseball and softball seasons.

The Columbian will publish registration details for area leagues in the Sports section on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Some leagues are already offering online registration. For a list of that information, visit the Community Sports Calendar at

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