The Sideline: Golf season begins for Conway; soccer and bass tourneys

Golf season
nears for CHS team

Conway High golfers will open the season Wednesday with the Wampus Cat Invitational at Conway Country Club.

About 120 boys and girls golfers from throughout the state and Collierville, Tenn., will tee off with a shotgun start.

In addition to three Conway teams and Collierville, the field includes: Arkansas Baptist, Bryant, Cabot, Central Arkansas Christian, Little Rock Catholic/Mount St. Mary, Hot Springs Lakeside, Little Rock Christian, Malvern, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Russellville and Sylvan Hills.

NLR to host regional soccer championships

North Little Rock’s Burns Park Soccer Complex will host the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships as part of the national championship series, the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.

The Region III Championships are expected to draw more than 3,600 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators. The regional consists of 12 US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Southern Premier League champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship tournaments, the regional championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

The tournament will attract more than 200 boys and girls teams, under-13 through under-19, from the 12 Southern U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas, Tennessee).

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Clarksville site of bass tourney

The Arkansas River Bass Tourney will be Saturday, Aug. 16, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning at the Spadra Park Recreation Area at Clarksville.

Entries will be taken at the ramp until 5:45 a.m. the day of the tournament.

Entry fee is $40 per boat.

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