Katrina Fishing Shootouts
The Fishinâ€™ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night â€œKatrina Shootoutsâ€ at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday.
Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to enter includes big fish pot.
Anglers must have a 2005 membership in the Fishinâ€™ Friends group.
The membership for new members is a one time $5 fee. Weigh Master Anthony Williams, Bob Patrick, and the Balls Creek Bassmasters crew will be there to insure professionally run events.
There will not be the normal $5 per boat set aside for a fish off but, $5 per boat will be set aside to donate to hurricane disaster relief.
The Ballscreek Bassmasters Club will also donate itsâ€™ share of the entry fee. It will be donated in a way that matching funds are added to the amount.
For sponsor donations to the effort or further information call Bob at 828-459-1119 or on his cell phone 828-234-6643.
Hooters of Gastonia/Mizuno Sports/Iron Energy/SSO Softball will hold two tournaments on Saturday.
An unlimited homerun tournament will behld at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas and a softball tourney for E and EE teams will take place at Ferguson Park in Gastonia.
For more information, contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566.
WL Optimist sign-ups
The West Lincoln Optimist Club are conducting basketball sign-ups beginning Sep. 25 and lasting through the 29th from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact 704-276-2182.
The PC Homes â€œSportstalkâ€ show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM.
The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football in the upcoming weeks. â€œSportstalkâ€ is a live call-in show and welcomes phone calls from area coaches and fans. The studio line is 704-735-8071.
If things go as planned, the show could be broadcast live throughout the football season from various local restaurants.
Fatz tailgate party at Lincolnton
There will be a tailgate party sponsored by Fatz before the East Lincoln/Lincolnton game at Lincolnton.
The party will be held on the practice field with each plate costing $10.
Tickets can be purchased through any Lincolnton coach, fall athlete or through Lincolnton High School.
7th-Annual Brookins Memorial Golf Tourney
The Seventh-Annual Jonathan Brookinsâ€™ Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at Verdict Ridge Country Club.
Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. with a noon shotgun start.
The format is captainâ€™s choice with teams of four. The cost is $100 per person/$400 per team.
This includes lunch, range balls, golf, two mulligans, a goodie bag and door prizes.
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring a hole can do so for $100. There will be hole-in-one prizes given as well.
In the past six years, Jonathan Brookinsâ€™ Memorial Scholarship Inc. has raised over $14,000 in scholarship money for Lincoln County students.
For more information or to register contact Jody Rhyne at 704-736-0388 or Verdict Ridge at 704-489-1206.
Lincolnton sports passes on sale
Football season tickets, which cost $20, will include five varsity and five JV football games.
A sports pass that will cover the 2005-2006 school year is on sale for $60 at Lincolnton High School and Lincoln-Athletics.
Fans are encouraged to park in the student parking lot next to Hwy. 27 for Rebelsâ€™ home games.
There will be no entrance on the other side of the school.
The cost of admittance is $5.