Butler sports briefs: BlueSox set for another season
Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Butler BlueSox of the wooden-bat Prospect League will open the 2013 season on Tuesday, May 28 at Pullman Park.
Season tickets are available, and individual game tickets ranging from $6 to $8 will go on sale soon.
Butler will play 60 games, including six home and six road contests against each of its five Eastern Division opponents: Chillicothe and Lorain, Ohio; Richmond, Ind.; Beckley, W.Va.; and Slippery Rock.
Butler will host the league's All-Star Game on July 17.
The BlueSox will begin with a four-game homestand before traveling to Richmond for their first road trip. The schedule also includes a six-game homestand over the July 4th weekend.
Butler set a record with more than 20,000 fans attending games last season.
High school lacrosse showcase Saturday
Saturday, a high school lacrosse showcase will be played in the Laurel Highlands. Seneca Valley will play host to the reigning state champions from West Virginia, Morgantown High School, in a varsity matchup between two of the top programs in the region.
The JV game will start at 1 p.m. at Somerset High School Stadium, followed by the varsity at 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Jeff Fyock, Seneca Valley Lacrosse Association, at email@example.com or 724-316-5727.
Roethlisberger football camp slated
The 2013 Ben Roethlisberger Football ProCamp will take place on June 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Seneca Valley High School.
Roethlisberger will direct the two-day event, which costs $199, and will be joined by area prep and college coaches.
The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, and focuses on football fundamentals.
Camp participants will receive an autographed team photo, camp T-shirt, goodie bag, plus a chance to win other prizes.
For more registration information, visit www.BenRoethlisbergerCamp.com.
Basic youth volleyball class to be offered
A seven-week course specializing in volleyball fundamentals will be offered starting Sunday, April 7, as part of Cranberry Township's spring recreational program.
Fifth and sixth graders will meet in hour-long classes beginning at 1 p.m.; seventh- and eighth-graders will meet from 2-3:30 p.m.
The classes will meet in the municipal center gymnasium.
The course will focus on rules as well as offensive and defensive skills of the game.
Registration can be done by phone at 724-776-4806, ect. 1129, or online at www.cranberrytownship.org/programs.
Payable at the time of registration is a $72 program fee — $65 for township residents with Resident Discount ID cards.
Kasperowicz football camp to return
Eric Kasperowicz's youth football camps for participants ages 6-14 will be held for the 18th year this summer. The camps, running from June 17-20, will be no-contact with an emphasis on techniques and fundamentals.
Instruction will be based on age and level of play, and individual time will be spent with each player. Register at www.ekfootballcamp.com.
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