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Lakes Area Sports Briefs

Pirates practice

The Perham Pirates will have their first practice of the year on Sunday, May 4 at Krueger Field at 3 p.m.

Any new players who would like to try out for the team are welcome.

Any players who would like to play, or are planning on being a part of the team and can't make it to practice, call John George at 218-298-0403.

Perham summer rec sign-up April 30-May 1

The Perham Area Community Center (PACC) will have early bird registration for summer rec activities on April 30 and May 1 from 1:30-6 p.m. both days.

Summer rec activities include swimming lessons, t-ball, little league baseball and softball, tennis and soccer. Other activities offered are Tae Kwon Do, Just For Kix dancing, baton twirling camp, golf camp, kids art classes and much more.

Summer rec brochure's are available at the PACC. For more information, go online to or call 346-7222.

PLGC Junior Golf

Early sign-up for Perham Lakeside's Junior Golf Club will take place at the PACC, Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 from 1:30-6 p.m.

PLGC's summer program begins Friday, June 13 and runs for six weeks. Head PGA Professional Nick Anderson will again be instructing the program, along with Perham Girl's Golf coaches Cory Solberg and Jason Smith.

The program is open to boy's and girl's ages 4-14. Call PLGC at 346-6070 for more information.

Just For Kix Show May 3

The Perham Just For Kix Spring Show will be on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Wind Gymnasium.

The show will include performances by dancers in Pre-School through high school and a special performance by the Mom's Kix.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cost is $2 for adults, and $1 for students.

8th Annual NYM Booster's Golf Scramble May 3

The 8th Annual New York Mills Booster Club 4-person Golf Scramble will be held May 3 at Thumper Pond Golf Course in Ottertail. The scramble will have a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Space is limited to the first 36 paid teams. Entry fee is $60/person or $240/team, which includes lunch and a chance to win prizes.

This is a scratch division tournament with games including longest putt, longest/shortest drive, skins game, closest to pin, and hole No. 13 adventure. Prize drawings will be held after the tournament and available only to tournament entrants and workers.

Send entries to: Eagle Boosters; PO Box 316; New York Mills, MN 56567.

For more information call Bryan at: 385-2553, ext. 273.

Softball team's needed; league meeting May 7

There will be a Men's League softball meeting on Wednesday May 7 at 8 p.m. at the Silver Moon in Perham.

All team managers should attend or send at least one representative from their team. Team materials will be handed out and the schedule and other items for 2008 will be discussed.

There is a need of a couple more teams for the Co-Rec league. Co-Rec league plays on Tuesday nights. Anyone interested in forming a team or playing should contact Randy Skoog at 346-8072.

Walleye Wayne Tournament May 10 at PLGC

The 3rd Annual Walleye Wayne Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 10 at 1 p.m. at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

The proceeds from the Walleye Wayne Tournament benefits the Angel of Hope Park in Perham.

For additional information, please contact PLGC Head Golf Professional Nick Anderson at 346-6070.

Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble

The Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, May 30 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

Golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with registration opening at 12 p.m. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow around 6:30 p.m.

To get your team signed up for the 4-person scramble, or to get more information, call Dan Schroeder at the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce at 346-7710 or 800-634-6112. Space is limited to the first 124 golfers. Registration forms should be completed and returned by May 21.

You don't have to golf to come out and enjoy the day. There are separate tickets for just the dinner ($20) and the don't forget the social hour at 5:30 p.m.

Sign-up for the 5th Annual

Average Jo Triathalon

Now is the time to register for the 5th Annual Average Jo Triathlon. This year's fundraising race for Kinship of the Perham Area will be held Saturday, June 28.

The race consists of a 1/3 mile swim in Little Pine Lake, followed by a 12-mile bike ride around Little Pine, topped off by a 3.8 mile run around the Cal Miller Bike Trail.

The race begins, transitions and ends at Paul Miller Park, north of Perham. The Average Jo's hit the water at 8:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Individual entry fee is $35. Relay teams pay $90. Registration deadline is May 15. Triathletes registering after May 15 will pay an extra $10.

Awards will be given to 1-2-3 places in six age categories plus several other awards.

Call Kinship at 346-7102 or e-mail for more information.

Adult group golf lessons at PLGC

Adult Group Golf lessons will again be offered by PGA Instructor Nick Anderson on Wednesday nights beginning May 7.

The program is open to men and women and will run for five weeks at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Lessons were set to begin April 30, but were postponed a week due to the snow.

To register, call the Pro Shop at Perham Lakeside Golf Club at 346-6070.

Men's and ladies' league sign-up at PLGC

Perham Lakeside Golf Club is now taking sign-ups for both its Men's and Ladies' leagues.

Men's League will start on Tuesday, May 20 with a Fun Nite for both the 9 and 18-hole leagues.

The ladies will start Wednesday, May 21 with a 9 a.m. shotgun, followed by lunch, for the 18-hole morning league and a 5 a.m. shotgun, dinner and brief meeting for the 9-hole afternoon league.

New members are invited both days. Any questions can be answered by calling Nick Anderson at 346-6070.

Relay For Life Golf Scramble May 15

The Perham Memorial Hospital and Home (PMHH) Relay For Life team will be hosting a fundraising golf scramble at Perham Lakeside on May 15.

Entry-fee for the four-person team scramble will be $75 per person. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start with diner and prizes to follow. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

All money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life cancer walk, which will take place in Perham on July 11.

For more information, call PMHH Relay Team captain Renah Meyer at 218-346-7264 or Nick Anderson at PLGC at 346-6070.

Creel survey on Rush and Little McDonald Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting an open water creel survey on Rush and Little McDonald lakes, both located in Otter Tail County, from the fishing opener, May 10 through Sept. 30.

Anglers are advised that a DNR creel clerk will likely approach them while fishing on these two lakes throughout the summer. Anglers will be asked to participate in the survey by answering questions and allowing the creel clerk to measure some of the fish they have caught. The interview process takes only a few minutes and the information provided will help DNR Fisheries staff with future fish management on these lakes.

Creel surveys are conducted to gather information on overall angling pressure and angler harvest, and release and catch rates of various fish species. A creel survey was previously conducted on Little McDonald Lake in 1992. This will be the first creel survey for Rush Lake.

For more information, contact Arlin Schalekamp or Jim Wolters at (218) 739-7576.