TO SUBMIT CALENDAR ITEMS — The Community Sports Calendar is updated each Tuesday. Submit items for the calendar by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-735-4521.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 A.M. — Lacamas Lake Park 5 Mile Run. This challenging run follows mostly unpaved trails around Round Lake. Restrooms available. Directions: From 164th Avenue go east on Southeast First Street (which becomes Lake Road on the south side of Lacamas Lake). Go about 5 miles to Everett Sreet in Camas. Turn north on Everett Street for 100 yards to the main parking lot for Lacamas Lake Park on the east side of the road. Run Directors: Jenny and Terry Knight 360-254-5737.
AREA ORGANIZATIONS AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES
ADULT RECREATION SPORTS
Breakaway Social Sports — Registration is open for the fall season of Breakaway Social Sports in Vancouver. Leagues are for ages 18 and older. Basketball, flag football, and coed dodgeball leagues are planned for the season that being in the final week of September. Cost for most leagues is $65 per season. To register, or to learn more, visit www.playbreakaway.com.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
Look under Little League heading below for a list of local Little Leagues, including 2011 sign-up information.
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Camas Washougal Babe Ruth Baseball League. Web site: www.cwbaberuth.com. This league serves players ages 13-15 who live in Cascade Park, and the cities of Camas and Washougal. The service area extends from I-205 east to Skamania County and south of Padden Parkway to the Columbia River. For players ages 13-15. For information, visit the Web site or call 360-834-3223.
Hazel Dell Metro. Web site: www.hazeldellmetro.com. This league serves players ages 13-15 who live in Vancouver west of I-205, and covers all of Clark County north of Padden Parkway. In addition to Babe Ruth divisions for ages 13, and 14-15, HDM offers baseball on 70-foot basepaths for age 12.
OTHER BASEBALL LEAGUES
Junior Baseball Organization — Web site: www.juniorbaseballorg.com. Includes Clark County teams.
Columbia River Miracle League. Web site: www.columbiarivermiracleleague.org. A baseball league for disabled players. Main field is at the Harmony Sports Complex. Games Saturdays in the spring and fall. Contact: Ralph Heiser, 360-260-9293. Volunteer coaches needed.
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRAINING AND FACILITIES
Champion Sports Group — A 4,000 square foot indoor baseball and softball training facility at 12408 N.E. 60th Way, Bldg. C, Vancouver. Phone: 360-816-0884. Website: www.championsportsgroup.net. Hours: 3-9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Appointments available for other times. Also available: facility rentals, private, group, and team lessons, weekly classes, clinics.
Thunder Dome — Indoor baseball training facility at 7500 NE 16th Ave., Vancouver. For details, call 503-568-8100, or send an e-mail email@example.com.
Northwest Diamond Sports — An indoor training facility in Wilsonville, Ore. Web page www.nwdiamond.com
Portland Baseball Club — Indoor training facility in Tigard, Ore.
ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUES AND TRYOUTS
Northwest Independent Baseball League — An 18-and-older wood-bat adult baseball league that plays games at Clark College, and at Walker and Sckavone stadiums in Portland. Fall registration open. Web site: www.nwibl.org. Contact: call 503-208-2009 or e-mail to Baseball@nwibl.org.
BASEBALL YOUTH TEAMS AND TRYOUTS
Bulldogs Baseball Academy — Fields competitive youth baseball teams in several age divisions. Web site: www.eteamz.com/bba, or call Rip Ramsey at 360-433-7159.
Camas Junior Baseball — Information, visit www.eccba.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinals Baseball Club — Teams for players under age 10 and under age 12. More Information: www.cardinalsbaseballclub.net
Clark County Titans Youth Foundation JBO baseball in the 10-and-under, 12-U and 14-U age divisions. Details: contact Darin Henry at email@example.com, or visit www.titansfoundation.org.
Demarini Stealth Baseball is holding tryouts for a 14-and-under independent baseball team. Players must be in Grade 8 or younger. No high school players. For information contact Clay Foley at 360-608-7207.
Team Faith Baseball — Team Faith fields competitive youth baseball and softball teams at several age levels. Website: www.teamfaithyouthsports.com. For more information, contact Mario Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-907-6405.
Vancouver Cardinals 16U and 18U — The summer baseball program is open to all high school players ages 16-18 and includes a 16-and-under and an 18-and-under team. To learn more, contact Rip Ramsey or Ben McGrew by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Evergreen Baseball Umpires Association provides umpires for high school, American Legion, Babe Ruth, and other youth leagues in Clark County. Anyone 16 and older may become an umpire. Contact: Paul Levine 503-871-9065, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit: www.eteamz.com/EBUA.
BASKETBALL CAMPS AND TRAINING
Dan Dickau Basketball Academy — Individual, small group, and large group training for all ages and abilities. Call 360-904-6088, or e-mail email@example.com. To learn more about the academy and its camps,, visit http://www.dickauacademy.com.
Pure Advantage Basketball Academy — In partnership with 24 Hour Fitness at 13019 NE 4th Plain Rd. For more information please visit www.pureadvantagebasketball.com. Individual, small group, and large group training for all ages and abilities.
West Basketball — For details about team and individual coaching, contact Greg West at 360-773-0657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HotShots Youth Sports Basketball Leagues — Recreational basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-6. Next season runs Oct. 24, to Jan. 15, 2012. Registration deadline is Oct. 4. More information online at www.hotshotsyouthsports.org. Contact HotShots at 360-604-7955.
PortlandBasketball.com — Recreation and competitive adult basketball leagues throughout the Vancouver-Portland metro area. Details: www.portlandbasketball.com, or call 503-493-9335.
The Evergreen Basketball Officials Association For details, contact Neil Anderson at 360-921-7145 or George St. Pierre at 360-450-7799.
BASKETBALL TEAMS AND TRYOUTS
Camas Select Boys Basketball — A competitive basketball program for boys in grades 5-8 who live in the Camas School District. program 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The teams will play from mid-November through mid-February in the Three-Rivers Youth Basketball League in Oregon, and other local tournaments. Tryouts are from 7-9 p.m. on the following dates:
Fifth grade – Monday, Oct. 3 at Liberty Middle School; Sixth grade – Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Liberty Middle School; Seventh grade – Monday, Oct. 3 at Skyridge Middle School; Eighth grade — Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Skyridge Middle School. Pre-register through Camas Community Education at www.camascommunityed.org or call 360-833-5544. For additional information contact Scott Preuninger at email@example.com or 360-521-9329.
To list tryouts, send the details by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Prep Basketball Tournaments — Youth basketball tournaments held in the fall, winter and spring, some in Vancouver. Oregon Prep Basketball holds tournaments for teams of boys in grades 4-8 and teams of girls in grades 5-8. For details, visit www.oregonprepbasketball.com, or call 360-885-7810.
BOXING AND MMA
Fight Night for PAL— Boxing show at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Clark County Events Center at the county fairgrounds. A fund-raiser for Vancouver Police Activities League programs. Guest appearance by Sugar Ray Leonard. Details at www.vancouverpal.com. Tickets at www.ticketsoregon.com.
Brave Legion Fitness and Sports — Mixed martial arts coaching and classes. Facility includes basketball courts and traditional fitness club equipment and programs. Location: 14010 N.E. Third Court, Vancouver. Website: www.bravelegion.com. Phone: 360-574-2400. E-mail: email@example.com.
Fisticuffs — Boxing and MMA training for all ages. Location: 5107 N.E. 94th Ave., in Vancouver. Phone: 360-772-3312. Hours 4:15-8:15 p.m. weekdays (check class schedule). Website: www.fisticuffsgym.com.
Gladiator MMA — MMA gym at Westfield Vancouver shopping mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. Phone: 360-253-7625. Website: none.
Progressive Ju-Jitsu — MMA training. Address: 5909 N.E. 109th Ave., Ste A. Vancouver. Website: www.projj.com.
Touch M Up MMA — Boxing and MMA training. Address: 1103 N.E. 95th St., Ste. D,. Vancouver. Phone: 360-576-5345. Website: www.touchmupmma.com.
Vancouver Boxing Club — Boxing training for all ages and ability levels. Address: 5601 E. 18th Street, Ste. 105 (south side of 18th across from Fort Vancouver High School. Open 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays. Membership costs $40 a month, $20 for ages 6-11. Drop in or call David Mendez at 360-772-9599.
Evergreen Curling Club — Web site: www.evergreencurling.org. Home rink is at the Lloyd Center mall in northeast Portland. League play on Sunday and Tuesday evenings. Phone number: 360-314-6267.
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club — In conjunction with River City Bicycles, the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club offers free family rides. For details on this and other rides, visit www.owtc.com or www.rivercitybicycles.com
Vancouver Bicycle Club — The Vancouver Bicycle Club is a volunteer run non-profit with more than 800 members. The club offers many small group rides each month for cyclists of all ages and ability levels. For more information go to www.vbc-usa.com.
FOOTBALL YOUTH LEAGUES
CYO Vancouver Youth Football and Cheerleading — Football and cheerleading program for grades 3-8. Season runs mid-August to mid-November. Grades 3-4 play full-uniform flag football. Grades 5-6 and 7-8 tackle football teams. For registration or ore information, call 503-231-9484, or visit www.region7cardinals.org.
Clark County Youth Football — Tackle football and cheer in the fall for grades 2-8. Website: www.ccyf.com. Registration for the 2011 fall season is open online.
Pop Warner of Southwest Washington — Tackle football and cheer in the fall for ages 5-15. Website: www.swwapopwarner.org.
Vancouver Tennis Center Foundation — Courts and Cocktails, a fund-raising event for the Vancouver Tennis Center Foundation, will be held on Sept. 24. Tickets cost $50 to the event at the home of Dick Hannah. The event will include entertainment by the King Brothers Band and food from Beaches Restaurant.
The Vancouver Tennis Center Foundation provides financial assistance for young players as well has contributing to facility improvements at the tennis center.
Fight Night Boxing — Oct. 8 at the Clark County Events Center. A boxing card to raise funds for the Vancouver Police Activities League. Features professional and amateur matches, and an appearance by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Tickets available through www.vancouverpal.com.
To submit event information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartwood Golf Course — Summer Eclectic Tournament. Entry fee $20. Golfer's best verified score on each hole over the summer counts, so the best score is a 9 (9 aces). Call 360-896-6041 for details.
Prairie Girls Basketball Golf Tournament — Sept. 24 at Lakeview Par-3 Golf Course, 2425 N.W. 69th St. Tournament will help fund travel, tournaments and camps for high school girls basketball at Prairie High School. Tee times are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the best-ball tournament. Cost is $50 to play. For an additional donation, Prairie girls basketball players will serve as caddies in costume. To learn more or to sign up, call Al Aldridge at 360-253-8690.
Dan Dickau Basketball Academy Golf Tournament — Oct. 1 at Lakeview Par-3 Golf Course. Tee times at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. The $50 entry fee includes a post-round barbecue lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the individual low score, team best-ball champion, and other accomplishments. There will be contests at each hole that participants can buy into. Money raised will be used to help players participate in Dickau Academy programs. To learn more, visit www.dickauacademy.com or call 360-904-6088.
To submit tournament information, e-mail email@example.com.
Green Mountain Golf Course — Lessons available on Saturdays for ages 6 through adult. Summer three-day clinics for ages 6-16. For prices and details, call 360 833 8463. Website: www.golfgreenmountain.com.
King’s Way Lacrosse — For boys who live in Clark County. Do not need to attend King’s Way Christian schools. Competitive high school boys teams play in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association in the spring. Youth teams (grades 5-8) play in Portland-area leagues. Details: www.kingswaylacrosse.org.
Southwest Washington Youth Lacrosse Club — Open to anyone enterting grades 3-10. Beginners welcome. Summer season began the first week of July and continues through August. Southwest Washington Lacrosse offers financial aid, and can loan free lacrosse gear to those who need it. Registration is also open for a new girls lacrosse program that begins in the spring. Details: www.swwashingtonlacrosse.org
Little League's main season runs March-July, including All-Star play. Some leagues offer fall ball programs. Little League is an all-volunteer program. In Washington, it is organized into 11 districts, two of which serve The Columbian’s readership area. Registration for the main spring-summer season is held in January and February. Boundary maps for the leagues in those districts are available on the district Web sites (listed below).
Here is some basic Little League information:
— Most leagues offer baseball and softball. Baseball for players ages 5-18 are based on the player’s age on April 30, 2011. Softball for girls ages 5-18 are based on player’s age on Dec. 31, 2010.
— Practices began in March and the Little League season runs through mid-June, followed by all-star competition.
— Little League is run by volunteers.
— Challenger Division. Battle Ground/Highlands, Columbia, and LaCamas are leagues that offer a Challenger Division for disabled players ages 20 and younger who live in southwest Washington.
Washington District 4 Little Leagues
District 4 website: www.wad4llb.org.
Bridge of the Gods (Stevenson)
Website: http://www.BOGLL.com. More information — send e-mail to Charlie Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: http://www.cascadelittleleague.org. More information — send e-mail to Adam Sale at email@example.com
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/centralvancouver. More information — Contact Tony Mulcahey at 360-944-1839, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/columbiall. More information — League info line: 360-696-1278; Mike Moen, 360-260-5104.
Columbia Girls Softball League
A Little League softball league for girls in the Central Vancouver, Columbia, and Fort Vancouver boundaries. More information — See the websites for Central Vancouver, Columbia or Fort Vancouver Little League.
East County (Washougal)
Website: http://www.fortvancouverlittleleague.org. More information — Dave Wallis, 360-696-2994; E-mail, email@example.com.
More information — See the league website, or call 360-834-0680.
Washington District 6 Little Leagues
District 6 website: http://www.district6wa.org.
Website: http://www.bgll.org. More information — Send email to contactus@ bgll.org.
Highlands (Brush Prairie/Hockinson areas)
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/kalamaLL. More information — League president Joe Mazza, 360-957-0396, or e-mail to KALAMALLPRES@GMAIL.COM
North Clark (Yacolt)
Website: http://www.SalmonCreekLL.com. More information — See the league website, or leave a message at 360-574-2026.
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Vancouver Lake Crew at Vancouver Lake Park — www.vancouverlakecrew.com Programs for adults, high school school, and middle school rowers. Learn to row classes available. See website for full details. Contact: Anita Roberts at 360-600-6408.
High school rugby — In addition to Camas and Vancouver, Prairie and Battle Ground field rugby teams in Oregon Youth Rugby. The season is in the spring. For contact information and other details, visit www.rugbyoregon.com.
Vancouver Sharks high school rugby team and Vancouver Sharks Old Boys men’s team. Men play in fall and spring. High school season in the spring. All are welcome. Details www.vancouverrugbyclub.com.
RACES AND EVENTS
Clark County Running Club
All CCRC runs are free to members unless noted. There is a $2 fee for non-members. There is no pre-registration. Register 30 minutes before the start of the race. Baby joggers, head phones, and dogs not allowed. Web site: www.ccrunning.org.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. — Lacamas Lake Park 5-mile Run. This run follows the mostly unpaved trails around Round Lake. This is a beautiful & challenging trail run. Restrooms available. Directions: From Southeast 164th Avenue, go east on Southeast First Street (becomes Lake Road. on the south side of Lacamas Lake). Travel approximately 5 miles to Everett Street in Camas. Then go north on Everett Street for 100 yards to the main parking lot for Lacamas Lake Park on the east side of the road. There is an overflow parking area on Northeast 35th Avenue, just north of the park. Run Directors: Jenny and Terry Knight, 360-254-5737.
To submit event information, e-mail email@example.com.
10-K Downhill Dash — 8 a.m. Oct. 9 in Portland. Part of the 40th Portland Marathon weekend, this special race is limited to 250 runners. It is for competitive runners who can cover 10 kilometers in 60 minutes or less. Race starts at 8 a.m. on marathon day, and covers the final 6.2 miles of the marathon course. Register now for this and other Portland Marathon events at www.active.com.
Girlfriends Half Marathon — Oct. 16 in Vancouver. A women-only run or walk in Vancouver. The event benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit. The race, which is full, is staged by Northwest Personal Training, and starts and ends near its studio at 1011 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. Race organizers are still seeking volunteers. Visit www.nwpersonaltraining.com for details. To volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUNNERS TRAINING PROGRAMS
Fit Right Northwest — Programs for beginning runners and walkers to train for race distances from 5-kilometers up to a marathon distance. Fit Right Northwest contact: 700 SE 160th Ave., Suite 111. Phone: 360-885-4556.
USA Fit Vancouver — Distance race training for all ability levels. Includes weekly group training sessions where runners train at the appropriate pace for their ability and goals. Sunday morning training sessions in Vancouver began on April 3. Details about membership and programs at www.vancouverfit.com.
Vancouver Lake Sailing Club — www.vlsc.org. Summer sailing lessons for kids and adults. Information: David Collins, sailing school director, 503-313-5356.
Mountain View Speedskating Club. Meets at Mountain View Ice Arena, 14313 SE Mill Plain. For details, visit http://www.mountainviewspeedskating.org, or call the rink at 360-896-8700.
YOUTH RECREATIONAL SOCCER
Columbia Youth Soccer Federation — Soccer for ages 4-18 as of July 31. CYSF clubs are in Vancouver and northern Clark County. Web site: www.cysfsoccer.org.
Camas-Washougal Soccer Club — Soccer for ages 4-18 as of July 31. Details at www.cwsoccer.com, or call 360-834-6292.
YOUTH ADVANCED COMPETITION SOCCER
Pacific FC — Tryouts for 2011-12 select/premier teams in most age groups will take place in April and May. Register and learn more at http://www.pacificfc.org.
Salmon Creek Soccer Club — Tryouts for 2011-12 select/premier teams in most age groups took place in April and May. Information on-line at www.salmoncreeksoccer.net
Vancouver United Soccer Alliance — Tryouts for 2011-12 select/premier teams in most age groups will took place in April and May. Information online at www.vancouverunited.com.
Washington Soccer Academy/Camas-Washougal SC — Tryouts for 2011-12 select/premier teams in most age groups took place in April and May. Details at www.wsasoccer.net.
Westside Soccer Club — Tryouts for 2011-12 select/premier teams in most age groups took place in April and May. Detals at www.cysf-westside.org.
SOCCER CAMPS AND CLINICS
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PRAIRIE FIELDS ADULT SOFTBALL
Prairie Field adult softball leagues are for men’s and coed teams. Details at www.PrairieField.org or call 360-254-4263. Games begin each year in early May.
VANCOUVER GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
Girls fastpitch softball — For more information, contact Trudy Wood at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The VGSA website is: www.vgsafp.com
SOFTBALL TEAMS AND TRYOUTS
Evergreen Fastpitch Officials Association — The association provides umpires for area high school and youth softball. To learn more, contact Dennis Schodt, 360-909-5785.
Special Olympics offers a variety of sports competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, along with their friends and families. To learn more contact Clark County sports coordinator, Rick Cook, by e-mail at CCSOWA@live.com.
Columbia River Swim Team — Year-round program for competitive youth swimmers based at The Club at Fishers Landing (formerly Bally Total Fitness) at 16096 SE 15th St., in Vancouver Web site: www.eteamz.com/crstwaveriders.
Columbia River Swim Team Masters — A team for swimmers 18 and older to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets. Practices 5:30-6:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Club at Fishers Landing. www.eteamz.com/crstwaveriders.
Southwest Washington Masters Swimming — A team for swimmers 18 and older to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets. Practices at LaCamas Swim and Sport.
LaCamas Headhunters — Year-round program for competitive youth swimmers based at LaCamas Swim and Sport in Camas.
Tornadoes Swim Team — Year-round program for competitive youth swimmers. Web site: www.tornadoesswimteam.org.
Vancouver Swim Club — Year-round program for competitive youth swimmers. Web site: www.vancouverswimclub.com.
TRACK AND FIELD
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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS TRAINING
Most health clubs offer training programs for triathlons. Here are some Clark County businesses that offer training:
Northwest Personal Training, 1011 Broadway in Vancouver. 360-574-7292 to reserve a spot Web site: www.nwpersonaltraining.com.
Fit Right Northwest — 700 SE 160th Ave., Suite 111, 360-885-4556.
Lacamas Swim and Sport — 2950 NW 38th Avenue, Camas, 360-834-8506.
Columbia Empire Volleyball Association — Competitive youth and high school volleyball leagues in the Vancouver-Portland area. Website: www.columbiaempirevolleyball.com. Phone: 503-644-7468.
United States Youth Volleyball League. An instructional volleyball league for boys and girls ages 7-16 in Lake Oswego, Ore. Details: www.usyvl.org, or 888-988-7985.
All Weather Walkers — A non-profit walking club based in Vancouver. At all club-sponsored events, eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected for the local Lions Club, as well as old cellular phones and chargers, which are formatted and reprogrammed to dial 911, for the Wireless Foundation’s “Call To Protect” program. Children and adults alike will benefit from these donations. Details: www.allweatherwalkers.org.
Askeo International Mat Club. Wrestling club for all ages. Located at 5909 N.E. 109th Ave, at the intersection of Fourth Plain and Covington roads. Practices are 8-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Damon McPherson at 360-773-3382.
Lord’s Gym Wrestling Club. Program for wrestlers in grades 1-12. Meets 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact: Ali Batroukh 360-907-5091.
Southwest Washington Wrestling Club — Wrestling club for all ages. Practice has begun for the 2009-10 season. Practices are 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in the wrestling room at Battle Ground High School. For information about the club, or about wrestling competitions in the area, contact Merle Crockett at 360-263-4947 or email@example.com.