Local sports in brief

Lebanon Youth Track -- The Lebanon Youth Track Club has an open membership and invites young aspiring runners, jumpers, and throwers to join.  The spring program is free and culminates in the Hershey's summer track meets. The Hershey Company has sponsored the annual games for 34 years, promoting health, fitness, and fun for children ages 9-14. Locally, the Hershey games are held in Murfreesboro in May and June. State winners may win an all-expense paid trip to Hershey, PA for the national games. Athletes will have other opportunities to run in local AAU and all-comers meets through the month of June. AAU meets have additional membership requirements and fees. Starting April 25, the club will meet at the Lebanon High School track for practice from 6:00-7:15pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Matt Smart, a former runner for the Georgia Tech track team and staff with Athletes in Action, is the head coach. For information, call Coach Smart at 500-4709.

CU sports hall of fame -- The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2011 Sports Hall of Fame until June 1, 2011. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee. The 2011 Hall of Fame dinner is set Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel. Pictures of the nominees are helpful and current address and phone numbers are required. A prerequisite for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame is the ability of the nominee to attend the induction dinner.
Nominations should be mailed to:
Jo Jo Freeman
Sports Information Director
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Nominations may also be faxed to Freeman's attention at 615/443-8422 or emailed to jfreeman@cumberland.edu.

MJ High boys hoops camp -- Coach Troy Allen and the Mt. Juliet boys basketball program will hold a camp for young men in grades 2-8 the week of June 13-18 at the Mt. Juliet High gym. Cost is $60 per camper with sessions planned 8:30 - 11 a.m. Offensive skills such as passing, shooting, dribbling, screening, and scoring will be stressed. For more information contact Coach Allen at 758-5606 or allent@wcschools.com

CU baseball camps -- Cumberland University’s baseball program has announced the dates for its annual slate of summer camps.
·Hitting Camp - June 13-16
Session I: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Ages 6-9/ Session II: 1-4 p.m. ; Ages 10-12
·Fundamental Camp - June 20-23 Ages 8-14; 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
·Pitching Camp - June 27-30; Ages 8-14, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
·Advanced Fundamental Camp - July 5-8; Ages 13-18, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon.
 For more information, check Cumberland’s website at www.gocumberlandathletics.com (camps & clinics section) or call Coach Woody Hunt at 547-1365.

MJMS baseball camp -- Mt. Juliet Middle School’s baseball camp for boys ages 6-14 will be held form 9-11:30 a.m. June 20-23 at the Golden Bears’ field. Camp fees are $65. Advance registration is requested. Camp applications are available at MJMS and area middle school. For information, contact Coach Rick Johnson at 754-6688, ext. 5851 or e-mail johnsonr@wcschools.com.

CU Maymester volleyball -- Cumberland University volleyball Coach Dwayne Deering is accepting applications for the Maymester Girls Volleyball League at Cumberland.  League play begins Monday, May 2nd. There will be an ‘18U’ division and a ‘14U’ division.  Players and Coaches are urged to enter their team in the league as soon as possible; but you can also join the league as an individual and you will be placed on a team.  Cost is $60 per player.  Contact Coach Deering at 615-547-1318,  or e-mail Deering at: ddeering@cumberland.edu.