Sports Briefs

COMMERCE - A meeting of the Commerce High School football team will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Practice will be held from 8 a.m. to noon starting Tuesday, according to first-year head coach Mitch Crittenden.

That schedule will be followed through Friday, he said.

Wyandotte youth football sets sign ups

WYANDOTTE - Peewee football registration will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wyandotte community center.

The first practice will be held Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. at the peewee practice field.

Welch football meeting set

WELCH - A team meeting for players in grades 9 through 12 at Welch will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the football fieldhouse.

Players must have a physical before they can participate, according to head coach Craig Hood.

Hunter education course set

An Oklahoma Department of Wildlife hunter education course will be held Aug. 25 on the Northeastern A&M campus.

The free 8-hour course is one of 22 offered statewide.

It will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held in Room 106 of Cunningham Hall at NEO.

Also, the course will be offered Aug. 11 at the Grove Community Center. It will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pre-registration is not required at either location.

WPSEF scramble on tap

WELCH - The Welch Public Schools Enrichment Foundation will hold its scramble Saturday at the Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

The tournament originally had been scheduled for June 2, but was postponed by rain.

There are still openings for a few teams.

There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams in two flights, along with prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

For more information, or to enter, contact Kevin Bullard at 542-2000 or 961-5008 or James Stoner at 918-788-3373 or 918-961-5005.

Proceeds will go to the WPSEF and will be used to award grants to teachers in the Welch School district, helping to enrich the educational experience of the students.

Fairland football boosters to meet

FAIRLAND - An organizational meeting of the Fairland Owls Football Booster Club will be at 7 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be held in the elementary school gymnasium.

Athletic passes on sale at Wyandotte

WYANDOTTE - Athletic season passes at Wyandotte are now on sale.

There are a number of ticket packages available:

Football - high school and junior high season passes are $20 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Passes for families of four or more are $60 each.

Basketball - high school and junior high season passes are $40 for adults, $10 for students and $20 for senior citizens.

A combo pass for football and basketball is $50 for adults, $20 for students and $25 for seniors. A family pass is $120.

CYFL registration set

COMMERCE - Registration for the Commerce Youth Football League will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school football field.

Sign-up fee is $35. First time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

For more information contact Jason Hall at 675-4747.

Wyandotte gridders to check out gear

WYANDOTTE - Drug testing for athletes at Wyandotte Schools will be Monday.

Athletes in grades 9 through 12 that plan on participating in football, softball, cheerleading, basketball, baseball and track must consent to drug testing.

Males will begin testing at 10 a.m. followed by females at noon. Students may pick up their packets from the high school or their respective coaches and must return signed forms on the day of testing.

The initial testing fee will be $10 and must be paid for at the time of testing.

A mandatory meeting of varsity football players and parents will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the football field.

Miami all-sports passes on sale

All-sports passes for Miami Public Schools events are now on sale.

Adult tickets, which include admission to all Will Rogers Middle School and Miami High School athletic events, are $50.

Student tickets are $25.

Persons interested in purchasing the ticket should contact Pam Tillman at 542-2061 or 542-8455, ext. 16.

Indians-Twins series still on

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - This weekend's four-game series between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will be played as scheduled at the Metrodome, despite the fatal freeway bridge collapse near downtown.

The Twins postponed Thursday afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals because of the disaster that occurred about a half-mile from the stadium. The accident sent dozens of cars into the Mississippi River as fans were filing into the Dome on Wednesday night.

Cleveland third baseman Casey Blake spent three seasons in the Twins' organization, often drove over the bridge.

“It's a big blow to that city, Blake said. “That's some serious stuff there. I would imagine the city is very somber. I don't know what affect it will have on the players or the crowd. It's sad.

Thursday's postponed game will be made up on Aug. 31 as part of a day-night doubleheader.

Minnesota trails Cleveland by 5 1/2 games in the AL wild-card race. The two teams will play Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon and Monday night. With Twins starters each pushed back a day, All-Star Johan Santana will pitch on Friday against Indians ace C.C. Sabathia.

The Twins encouraged patrons to use public transportation to get to the stadium. President Dave St. Peter said the team was encouraged to proceed with the series following consultation with the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families who are impacted by this horrific situation, St. Peter said.