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July 29, 2013

A Look Ahead: Ingle’s youth camp to run until Thurs.

If you want a chance to learn from a national championship-winning college basketball coach, this is the week to take advantage of it.

Dalton State College men’s basketball coach Tony Ingle — the winner of a NCAA Division II title as the head coach at Kennesaw State University  will host two youth basketball camps starting today at ChristChurch Presbyterian at 510 S. Tibbs Road in Dalton.

He will hold two sessions — a junior camp for kindergartners through third-graders and fundamentals for third-graders through ninth-graders. The younger session will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday. The older session will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the same days, except also on Thursday.

The cost to register for the younger camp is $50, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. today. The cost for the older session is $75, and registration begins at 11:30 a.m. today. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

The camp’s activities include individual fundamental drills on ball handling, passing and shooting. There also will be three-on-three and five-on-five competitions.

• Two tournaments are coming up at the end of August to benefit worthy causes.

The Georgia Sheriffs Cherokee Estate Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 23 at Nob North. Shotgun starts are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Cost for a team to register is $500 and includes lunch, with proceeds going to support the Cherokee Estate Girls Home. Eight mulligans and four red tees can be purchased for an additional $80. Prizes will go to first, second and third places.

In addition to team sponsorships, tournament and hole sponsorships also are available. To learn more or register, call (706) 259-8581.

Also in August, the annual Fred Chen Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held from the 21st through 25th at Dalton Golf & Country Club. The entry fee is $25 per person per event and the entry deadline is Aug. 14. Proceeds from the tourney benefits Friendship House and the Battered Women’s Center. For more information or to register, call (706) 259-9524.

• With July nearly finished, the high school sports world is about to begin once again.

While football doesn’t start its regular season until Aug. 30, cross country, softball and volleyball can play first contests much sooner.

All three can begin practices starting Thursday, also the same day football team can begin wearing full pads in practice. Volleyball teams can begin playing contests Aug. 5, while softball starts games Aug. 9 and cross country meets can begin Aug. 12.

• The Daily Citizen is compiling its master schedule for fall sports for area middle and high schools.

Athletic directors and coaches are asked to send schedules and rosters for cheerleading, cross country, football, softball and volleyball to sports@daltoncitizen.com as soon as possible. This information will be used for the Local Prep Schedule, which appears daily in the newspaper’s Scoreboard section and online at daltonnow.com/events.

Any questions should be directed to Marty Kirkland, sports editor, at martykirkland@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7742.

Devin Golden is a sports writer for The Daily Citizen. Have something you think he should highlight in “A Look Ahead?” Write to him at devingolden@daltoncitizen.com.

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