South 8U travel team headed to Louisiana for World Series

Richmond Baseball Academy (RBA) South 8U is headed to Sulphur, Louisiana to play in the USSSA World Series Tournament to be held July 3-7, 2013.

WNBA star Lisa Leslie surprises campers, speaks about being better role models

Summer camp has long been a tradition for many youth. Not all camps are created equal, and not all camps include roasting marshmallows and singing around the fire. The L.C. Bird Lady Skyhawks held their annual girls basketball camp last week, and campers were treated to a surprise guest appearance by two-time WNBA champion and women’s basketball icon Lisa Leslie.

Spring Athletes of the Year

Armed with a big left-handed bat and a full scholarship to East Carolina University, Harman had a big season for Bird this year. The Washington Nationals inquired about drafting Harman in the fourth round, but the Skyhawk standout elected to attend college, perhaps hoping to further improve his draft stock.

The Next Level: Coleman, Scales, Vaas

Coleman started all 40 games he appeared in as a sophomore for the Trojans. The former Warrior complied a .302 batting average and drove in 27 runs, good to rank third on the team. The sports management major was a part of the Warriors teams that made three straight regional tournament apperances.

Thomas Dale athletics to hold summer camps

For the 17th year, Thomas Dale’s will hold a basketball camp for youth ages seven to 18. The camp will run from June 17-20, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of the game of basketball, increase knowledge of the game and have fun.

LC Bird to host basketball summer camp

Residents age six to 16 are invited to join L.C. Bird High School for basketball camp this summer. Girls’ basketball camp will run from June 17-21 and boys’ will run from June 24-28. The camps will focus on improving every aspect of the camper’s game and boost confidence in their ability.