Sports notices


FOXBURG - The 12th Annual Foxburg Hickory Championship will be held Friday Aug. 14, and Saturday Aug. 15 at the historic Foxburg Country Club.

Foxburg Country Club is in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, roughly an hour north of Pittsburgh. Foxburg Country Club was established in 1887, considered the oldest golf course in United States.

There are multiple competitions within the Foxburg Hickory Championship. The Championship's pre-1900 categories include Open, Senior (55-65) and Super Senior (66+), Open and Senior (65+) for the post-1900 division. Additionally, we are hopeful to host a Ladies Division again this year.

The featured event is the pre-1900 Open division; the FHC is one of the few pre-1900 events east of the Mississippi, along with the National Hickory Championship, the Wisconsin Gutty Challenge.

The entry fee for 2020 is $250 for men ($200 for Foxburg Country Club members), and $175 for ladies. Entry fee includes golf both days and contestant meals at the course. Gutty balls engineered for period play (extra balls will be available at the event's cost) will be issued to each contestant. Meals at the course include Friday brunch on the first day, and a very nice buffet luncheon Saturday afternoon, immediately after play has completed.

The course plays at 2,400 yards for the pre-1900 Championship. Even with the ‘modern' hickories, the small greens and tricky layout will test your patience and skill level. The course has proven to be a fair test and tremendous fun. As with all hickory events, contestants are encouraged to dress in period.

There is a nominal additional cost to include your spouse/guest for either Friday's lunch or the award buffet. We also have a nice meal the evening of the first day at a local restaurant (not included in the entry fee) you are sure to enjoy.

Activities for non-playing spouses and guests include shopping at the many antique stores and shops in the area, a very large outlet mall nearby, and the quaint Foxburg Wine Cellars at the bottom of the hill. The more adventurous may enjoy the canoe livery or the local Segway and bike rental shop.

Entry forms and championship information can be obtained from Tom Johnson (Tournament Director) at or 330-677-8997.


RIMERSBURG - There will be a Hunter/Trapper Education course at Rimersburg Rod & Gun Club, on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students must be at least 11 years old by March 28.

Students must register on-line at the Pennsylvania Game Commission web-site;

Students will be required to do some on-line studying before the course. Students must also bring a pencil and student must be present for all seven hours of the course.

For questions, call Bob Shook at 473-6563.


STRATTANVILLE - The Strattanville Sportsman Club is holding turkey shoots this spring.

The shoots will be held March 22, March 29, April 5, April 19 and April 26 at 1 p.m.

Follow the signs in Strattanville to find the club.

The cost is $2 per round unless you shoot all 10 rounds then the cost is $1.50 per shot

The club provides the ammunition


CLARION TWP. Fun with Fundamentals will be holding a two summer basketball camps for two different age groups at the Clarion County YMCA located in Monroe Twp. adjacent to the Clarion Oaks Golf Course.

One of the camps will be a boys and girls day camp for children ages 9-14. The camp will be held from June 22 through June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon daily and the cost of the camp is $145 per child.

There is a total of 18 hours of instruction and each participant in the camp gets a camp t-shirt.

The other camp is the boys and girls "Little Dribblers" camp for children ages 6-9 to be held June 22-26 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The days of the camp will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The cost of the "Little Dribblers" camp is $85.

There is 10 hours of instruction and each participant will receive a camp t-shirt.

Those who register for a camp no later than May 1 will be able to deduct $5 from each camp.

For more information, contact Norbert Baschnagel at 814-226-5098 or email


ERIE - The Erie Sports Commission is announced that Erie will serve as the host destination for the 2020 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Northeast Regional Championship. The competition, part of Bassmaster's B.A.S.S. Nation Series, will be held June 24 through June 26.

More than 220 anglers are expected to take part in the event. Competing anglers will represent state associations from throughout B.A.S.S. Nation's Northeastern Region, which encompasses 11 states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware) and Spain.

The top boater and non-boater from each state will advance to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, where the top three anglers will qualify for the Academy Sports and Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.

The Erie tournament is being supported locally by Presque Isle Downs & Casino, FishUSA, Universal Metal Systems, Alex Roofing Inc. and the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel.

Official tournament practice days will be held June 22 and June 23 in advance of the competition. Weigh-ins each day will be hosted at Perry Monument on Presque Isle State Park.

B.A.S.S. Nation will host its other 2020 regional championships in Okeechobee, Fla. (Southeastern), Henderson, Nev. (Western), Many, La. (Central) and Tower, Minn. (Northern). Erie had previously hosted the B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional in 2013.

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