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There are several opportunities for student athletes to hone their skills this summer.

Lil' Track 'Hawks camp set

A summer camp for young track athletes is slated for May 29-31 at the indoor multi-purpose facility. It is for students entering third through seventh grade next year and costs $30 per student.

A track meet will be held on the final day of camp and parents are invited to attend to cheer on the athletes. Ribbons will be awarded for first through eighth places and all campers will receive a camp medal.

Camp is slated from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

There are 60 openings available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may turn forms into the school office or mail to Asa Poteete/Heather Wade, 781 W. Pickens, Pea Ridge, AR 72751. Checks are to be made payable to PRHS Track. Forms will be available at the schools or from

Blackhawk Summer Pride & Football camps set

Basically, every Monday through Thursday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m., with the exception of June 4-7 and the dead weeks, there will be camp, according to head Blackhawk football coach Stephen Neal.

Blackhawk Summer Pride II Camps are scheduled in three one-week sessions -- Week 1, July 9-12; Week 2, July 16-19; and Week 3, July 23-25. All sessions will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Athletes are to wear a loose T-shirt, athletic shorts and athletic shoes.

Seventh-grade Blackhawk student athletes will be participating in the Pride Camp with the junior and senior high athletes.

Pride II Family Camp is slated for all parents and siblings of Pride II Athletic Camp participants. It is a new summer program offered by Blackhawk Athletics. It is $25 for the entire family and will be held in the Blackhawk indoor field and weight room. Family members are invited and encouraged to participate in the training sessions of student athletes and workouts will be scaled to the ability of each participant.

Hawk Football Camp slated

Hawk Football Camp for second- through sixth-grade athletes in Blackhawk Stadium will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-18. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt.

The camp is a noncontact camp. Skills such as safe blocking and tackling techniques will be emphasized as well as specific mental and character lessons.

The goals of 'Hawk Football Camp are:

• To improve individual position skills consistent with what is taught by both youth and high school football staffs;

• To develop meaningful relationships with young Blackhawks of the community; and

• Continue developing team unity in a team environment.

Athletes should wear T-shirt, athletic shorts and football cleats.

The cost for students who wish to attend both Pride II Athlete Camp and 'Hawk Football Camp


• 2nd- through 6th-grade Pride II Athlete Camp, $50

• 2nd- through 6th-grade Hawk Football Camp, $30

• Both camps, $70 (save money)

• Pride II Family Camp, $25 covers entire family.

For more information, contact head coach Stephen Neal at

Little 'Hawks Basketball Camp

Signups for Little 'Hawks Basketball camps have begun. Camp, for students entering third through sixth grade next year, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 29-31 in the high school gym. The cost is $50 per student athlete. All proceds go to the basketball program. Each child will receive a camp T-shirt. There will be contests and competitions for awards.

Concesions will be available for purchase during breaks.

The number one goal of this camp is for every child to have fun. There will be plenty of intruction and many opportunities for children to improve as players. Camp will be limitied to the first 100 ampers. Walk-ins will be accepted on Tuesday morning.

Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The staff incudes current Pea Ridge coaches and former players and will be directed by PRHS coaching staff. Current and former players will aid in instruction.

Campers must be picked up between noon and 12:15 p.m. and must bring a note if going home with someone other than parent.

Checks are to be made payable to PRHS Basketball. The form and check may be sent to Pea Ridge High School, CH: PRHS Basketball Camp, 979 Weston St., Pea Ridge AR 72751. For information, contact coach Heath Neal at 479-228-0700 or coach R. Sanchez at 479-244-5252.

Sports on 05/16/2018

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