Deadline For 7th, 8th Basketball Is Oct. 13

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With local schools in a two-week fall recess, town of Payson recreation specialist Charlene Hunt suspects parents are unaware that Wednesday, Oct. 13 is the deadline to register for the seventh- and eighth-grade basketball leagues. Youngsters risk not being placed on a team if they do not register by the deadline.

According to Hunt, registrations have not been coming in as P&R officials had anticipated.

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Town recreation specialist Charlene Hunt is hoping more teenagers soon register for the youth basketball league.

League play begins Nov. 13. The registration fee is $20 and can be paid at the P&R offices located in Green Valley Park.

Call Hunt at 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.

Nine Holers

After playing golf, the Nine Holers met Sept. 30 at Crosswinds Restaurant for lunch, a short meeting and to announce September's winners.

Anita DeKowski was the closest to the pin winner for Sept. 2. Playing low-net, Agnes Bowers won first, Joan Johnson was second and Isabella Sockrider took third.

Four people tied for first place in the Sept. 9 low-net play. They were Johnson, Sockrider, Dorothy Hardman and Doris Lemmage. Julie Lynch shot for second place.

Sept. 16, Lynch and Connie Gyde tied for first place. Hardman came in second.

In the uniquely formatted "half handicap changing worst three holes to par" meet Sept. 23, Lynch took top honors, while Sockrider came in second. Lemmage and Gyde tied for third.

In a "lowest putts" round Sept. 30, Johnson was first, Sockrider and Ardie Poole tied for second, and Anita DeKowski and Lynch tied for third.

The Nine Holers will play their club championship the first two weeks in October.

Hopla hoopin' it up

Aspiring basketball players 12 to 18 years old have an opportunity to improve their skills at the Dave Hopla Shooting Clinic Oct. 9 and 10 at Phoenix College.

Hopla is the top shooting coach in the world. He has conducted clinics around the country and in Europe.

During the shooting demonstrations he performs, Hopla is known to sink as many as 495 of 500 shots.

Hopla says his goal is to motivate, captivate and give young players an understanding of what it takes to become a great shooter.

The camp begins each day at 8:30 a.m. with registration and wraps up about 3 p.m. with shooting competitions.

The fee is $75 for one day or $125 for both days.

For more information, call (602) 285-7684.

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