Sports Briefs

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TENNIS

Frankfort to host new Tennis Tourney

This Saturday and Sunday, Frankfort will host the first-ever USTA 2.0 Beginner Championships at East Frankfort Park.

“This is the first time we’ve ever held a state championship just for brand new players. These are adults who just started playing in league competition,” said Kathy Klein, the USTA League Coordinator for Kentucky.

Klein said the tournament welcomes teams from Lexington and Louisville.

“These players are all very excited to be coming to Frankfort. Some are playing in their very first tournament,” she said.

Frankfort was chosen as the site for the inaugural Beginners playoff by the USTA, because there was such a positive response to the much larger Senior League Championships. The Championships brought nearly 600 players to Frankfort each May for the past three years.

Jim McCarty, Co-Director of Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department said he was pleased to see Frankfort’s parks become a sought-after location for tennis tournaments.

“We appreciate the sports tourism dollars that come into the community, but we also like to give people from around the state a chance to see Frankfort as a fun and healthy city.”

FRANKFORT HIGH

Lady Panthers hosting fashion show

The Frankfort High Lady Panther basketball team will be having its second annual fashion/talent show on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. in the FHS auditorium.

There will be lots of models, entertainment and door prizes. Admission will be charged at the door.

The guest DJ will be DCeezy and the master of ceremonies will be local comedian Larry Starks.

The public is invited to attend.

GOLF

Juniper Ladies Golf Club to meet

Juniper Hill Ladies Golf Club will hold its fall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Juniper Hill Golf Course Clubhouse.

This is an important meeting where officer elections and year-end business will be conducted. All members are encouraged to attend.

BICYCLING

“Ride for the Green” set for Oct. 21

The first “Ride for the Green” fall family fun three-mile bike ride is Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at River View Park. The ride utilizes the bike paths on Second Street, Broadway and River View.

There will be food, drinks, face painting, a hula hoop contest, scooter race, a tie-dye booth and live music from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration is now open and forms are available at www.gssfrankfort.org. Late registration and packet pick-up begins 2 p.m. at River View Park. For more information, visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/345047432251611/.

SOCCER

Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot is Oct. 13

Frankfort Elks Lodge No. 530 is sponsoring its local Soccer Shoot at the Second Street Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1-5 p.m.

Boys and girls compete separately in four age groups based on their age as of Aug. 1, 2012. Age groups are U14 (12 and 13), U12 (10 and 11), U10 (8 and 9), and U8 (7 and younger).

All participants arriving by 5 p.m. will be allowed to participate. Birth certificates MUST be presented to verify age prior to participation in the District Shoot.

Winners will advance to the KY East District competition, to be held at the location above at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. The State Shoot will be held in Northern Kentucky on Nov. 11.

District winners will receive additional details and may qualify for limited travel expenses. Similarly, State winners will advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional to be held in Hagerstown, Pa., in March.

Please contact Bradford Marston at (501) 330-1204 or bmarston@fewpb.net with questions or for additional information.

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