Local Sports

Local sports briefs

Summer golf clinics

Debby McNall will be giving golf lessons this summer. Junior Clinics cost $10 and will be held at 9 a.m. Fridays. The Ladies “hit and giggle” will be Wednesday evenings and cost $20. Private and group lessons are available. Contact McNall at 257-1108.

Summer tennis camp

— The Highlands County Tennis Association holds summer tennis camp through Aug. 2. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. All levels of skill are welcomed to attend (ages 5-18). Cost is $100 per week. Contact Michael Reed at 414-1966.

Firecracker 5K Run/Walk

— The 20th annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Highlands Hammock State Park. Cost is $30 through today. The event will benefit the cross-country program at Avon Park High School. There will be no race day registration. Contact Chet Brojek at 385-4736 or cbrojek@comcast.net.

Howl at the Moon 5K

— The inaugural Howl at the Moon 5K Family Trail Run will be at 9 p.m. July 25 at Highlands Hammock State Park. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for kids through July 18. Participants should bring their own headlamp or flashlight. Contact Stacy Smehyl at 214-3437.

LPHS football dinner

— The Lake Placid Green Dragons football team is hosting a football dinner July 12. Cost is $50 per person. Dinner includes steak, potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert. There will also be live music, door prizes and raffles. Tickets will be available at Pat’s Bar-B-Que. Contact Jason Holden at 441-1978.

Sertoma Golf Tournament

— The 37th annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament will be Aug. 23-24 at Sun ’n Lake Golf Club. Golfers will play both the Turtle Run and Deer Run courses. The two-person scramble will utilize a best-ball format. Cost per team is $330. Contact Dusty Johnson at 381-8041.

Dart Association golf tourney

— The Highlands County Dart Association will hold its seventh All-Star Team and Toys for Tots Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. July 12 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. The four-person scramble costs $60 per person, and fee includes cart, greens fee, lunch and prizes. Gift bags are available for all who preregister. Call Carrie Crawford Moro at 381-8393.

Summer Sunrise 5K Series

— The inaugural Summer Sunrise 5K Series continues at 7 a.m. July 12 and Aug. 16 at Highlands Hammock State Park. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest runners across five age divisions. Individual races cost $12, but runners will not be eligible for series awards or shirt. For more entry forms, contact Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or 385-4736.