McDonald’s of Madison was the 2013 Madison Parks Department Girls Upper League Softball Champions. Team members are (from left): Mackayla Stucker, Nettie Eigel, coach Mike Turner, Claudia May, coach Bob Wolf, Lyssa Mollenhoff, coach Kelly Boldery, Courtney Ayler, Sage Sproles, Maddie Boldery and Alexis Wolf. Keegan Ehlers, Abbey McCollum, Cary McRoberts and Sami Whalen are not pictured. (Submitted photo)
McDonald’s of Madison was the 2013 Madison Parks Department Girls Upper League Softball Champions. Team members are (from left): Mackayla Stucker, Nettie Eigel, coach Mike Turner, Claudia May, coach Bob Wolf, Lyssa Mollenhoff, coach Kelly Boldery, Courtney Ayler, Sage Sproles, Maddie Boldery and Alexis Wolf. Keegan Ehlers, Abbey McCollum, Cary McRoberts and Sami Whalen are not pictured. (Submitted photo)
- Cozy Acres Golf Course hosted some of the area's top junior golfers July 25 for an Indiana Golf Foundation tourney. Par for 18 holes is 64 strokes at the par-3 layout.

Hannah Huff won the Girls 12-year-old division with an 83 while Katie Hertz was second with an 87. Drew Barron, shot the best round of the event by a local golfer to finish second in the Boys 12-year-old with a one-under 63 and Keara Eder was first in the Girls 8- to 9-year-old with a 39 while Callie Alderman was third with a 77.



- The Jefferson County Soccer Association will be having the annual MASH soccer camp Monday through Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Rucker Sports Complex.

The soccer camp is conducted by local junior high and high school coaches and is open to anyone from age six through 15. The cost is $40, $35 for any additional sibling in same family, and includes a T-shirt. Registration begins the first night of camp.

For more info, call Brian Sachleben (502) 310-8484.



- Southwestern Middle School's soccer team is currently conditioning for the upcoming season.

The program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Southwestern High School soccer field. Sessions will run throughout the summer from 6-8 p.m. for all incoming sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Official practice will begin Monday, Aug. 5.

For more info, call coach Van Green at (812) 599-1095.



- The Madison Parks Department is currently looking for coaches for the Little League Football program.

There will be an organizational meeting in the basement of the Brown Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in either being a head coach or an assistant coach is required to have a background check on file and agree to the coaches code of conduct.

For more info about becoming a coach or helping with the football program, call Scott Davidson at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- The Madison Parks Department is having additional sign-up opportunities for flag football, tackle football, volleyball and cheerleading.

Parks Department officials will be at the Rucker Sports Complex at the shelter house on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., at the Brown Gym on Monday, July 29 from 5-7 p.m. and at Crystal Beach Swimming Pool on Wednesday, July 31 from 5-7 p.m.

The participation fee is $50. Applications can also be turned in at the Parks Office which is located in the Brown Gym during normal office hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or mailed in to the Madison Parks Department at 101 W. Main Street, Madison, Ind., 47250. Forms are also available online at madisonparks.com.

The deadline to sign-up for tackle football is Aug. 2, for Flag Football is Aug. 9, for cheerleading is Aug. 9 and for volleyball is Aug. 23.

For more info, call the parks office at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- Madison football program will hold a youth camp July 29-30 at the practice field from 6:30-8 p.m. each day.

The camp is open to kids in grades one through eight and costs $25. Registration is on the first day of came.

The weight room is also still open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. this summer.



- Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is open to recreational fishing at 165-acre Old Timbers Lake on Mondays, Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month through November.

For more info, call the refuge office at (812) 273-0783 or visit the website www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks.



- The Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club will hold a series of fishing tournaments on the second Saturday of each month through August.

Each tournament runs from 6 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club Lake off County Road 933 between Deputy Pike and SR 250 in Deputy.

The entry fee is $10 and winner takes 50 percent. For more info call (812) 866-4616 or (812) 801-6314.



- Southwestern's Athletic Department will start selling All-Sports passes for the 2013-2014 school year on Aug. 1.

The passes will be sold for a discounted rate for the entire month of August and will go up in price for the rest of the year starting on Sept. 1. The passes are $20 for students and 50 and over, $45 for adults and $115 for the immediate family.

Tickets can be purchased at any high school or middle school soccer or volleyball game this fall. They can also be purchased in the athletic office.

Call athletic director Tom Scroggins at (812) 866-6243 or for more info.



- The You Can Run, But You Can't Hide 7K night race will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at the Sunrise Golf Course starting at 10 p.m.

The entry fee is $25. The top three men and women in both the run and walk will receive awards as will the top three in each age group.

Registration is from 9-9:30 p.m. on race day. The race will be held rain or shine. The race benefits the Fraternal Order of Police.

For more info or to volunteer call Natasha Melton at (812) 599-0137 or Victoria Harris at (812) 801-1943.



- Madison Parks Department has opened registration for several fall sports seasons including flag and tackle football, cheerleading and volleyball.

The deadline for tackle football is Aug. 2 with a mini camp starting at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Rucker Sports Complex. There will be two divisions including grades two through four (second grade boys must turn 8 on or before Aug. 1) and grades five and six.

The deadline for flag football is Aug. 9 with two divisions playing including boys and girls ages four and five (age determined by Aug. 1) and kindergarten through second grade boys and kindergarten through third grade girls.

The deadline for volleyball is Aug. 23 with play open to boys and girls grade four through six. Teams can carry a maximum of 12 players.

The deadline for cheerleading is Aug. 9 with a mini camp at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Rucker Sports Complex. Cheerleading is open to grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

All leagues carry a $50 activity fee with a $20 late fee. All fees and registration forms must be returned to the Madison Parks Office by the deadline made payable to Madison Park Department. The mailing address is: Madison Parks Department, 101 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250.

For more info, call (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840 or visit www.madisonparks.com.