Local Sports Briefs



Buck Run missions scramble is May 31

Buck Run Baptist Church’s seventh annual missions golf scramble will be May 31 at Juniper Hill Golf Course.

The registration fee is $57 per player and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Mulligans will be available at $5 per mulligan with a limit of two mulligans per player.

Sign-in will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 31 with lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The scramble will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

There will be a free putting contest with a single contestant having one putt for $5,000 cash. Each player in the scramble will shoot a qualifying putt with the player closest in the qualifying round having one putt for the $5,000 at the conclusion of the scramble.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two scoring teams, and there will be several door prizes available. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

Proceeds from the scramble will be used be used to provide financial assistance for mission projects.

The registration deadline is Saturday, and the scramble is limited to the first 24 teams that register. A registration form can be printed out online at www.buckrun.org.

For more information call Dariel Rexroat at 502-229-2739 or 502-875-3985 or the church office at 502-695-4050.


Youth camp set for this week

The Junior Flyer Youth Volleyball Camp will be Friday through Sunday at the Franklin County High School gym.

The camp is for boys and girls ages 9-13 (or in grades 3-7) and will focus on basic fundamentals and aspects of the game.

The camp will meet from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

The fee is $ $55, and each participant will receive a camp T-shirt.

For more information, call or text Wesley Vance at 239-292-6119.


Outdoor leagues taking signups

Frankfort Outdoor Volleyball (FOV) is now accepting signups for the summer volleyball leagues.

FOV will be hosting the following leagues: Co-Ed Sixes (B and C level teams) Monday nights; Men’s (Open), Women’s (Open) and Co-Ed Quads (A, B and C level teams) Tuesday nights; and High School Quads Wednesday nights. 

The leagues begin the first week of June and run through August. Frankfort Outdoor Volleyball has operated leagues in Frankfort since 1979 and is a Division of Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites. 

For more information on the volleyball leagues or the organization go to www.frankfortvolleyball.com or Facebook.


New sport being offered

Pickleball, a paddleball game popular in Florida, debuts at Juniper Hill Park this, according to Program Supervisor Mike Hockensmith of Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.

A special Pickleball paddle is used on a down-sized tennis court over a lowered net with a hard plastic ball similar to a whiffleball. The game can be played as singles or doubles, like tennis, but with very simple rules.

Vicky Nicholas will host the first few weeks of the new game, then possibly develop it into a new league.

“I’m so glad Parks is open to adding a new sport,” she said. “It’s really good for older players and for younger ones who like racquet sports. I’ve already talked to several people who are really excited about starting this. I’ve seen 80-year-olds playing this and 12-year-olds, too.”

Players of all ages and abilities are invited to try this game Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the tennis courts at Juniper Hill Park.

All equipment and instruction will be provided. A brief overview of the rules of play will precede the first games.



Boys basketball camp is June 16-19

The Franklin County High School Future Flyer Basketball Camp for boys ages 7-13 will be June 16-19 at FCHS.

Camp applications may be picked up at Elkhorn Elementary School, Early Learning Village East, Peaks Mill Elementary, Elkhorn Middle School and Franklin County High School.

The cost is $75 per camper until June 1 and $80 if registered after June 1.

For more information contact coach Tommy Johnson at 502-695-6750.



Basketball camp is June 4-6

The Wolverine Basketball Camp will be June 4-6 at WHHS’ Lapsley Cardwell Gymnasium.

The camp is open to boys and girls in the fourth through eighth grades and will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball — shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and ball handling.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in different competitions such as hot-shot, free throw and three-on-three.

The camp will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day and will be instructed by the WHHS coaching staff, and current and former players.

The cost is $40, and those attending may preregister or register the day of the camp.

For more information contact Geoff Cody at 502-875-8400 or Stephen.cody@franklin.kyschools.us.



Speed/athletic camp scheduled

A speed/athletic camp will take place June 16-19 at 6 p.m. at the Western Hills track and field facility.

The camp will be hosted by former WHHS head track coach Christian Adair.

Sign up at www.speedcoach101.com.

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