News and Tribune

May 9, 2013

SPORTS IN BRIEF: May 10, 2013

Quakenbush named new girls' soccer coach at New Albany



Quakenbush named new coach at New Albany

The New Albany High School athletic department announced on Thursday that Tim Quakenbush has been hired as the Bulldogs’ new girls’ soccer coach. Quakenbush replaces Julie Deuser, who left New Albany to become an assistant women’s soccer coach at Hanover College.

Quakenbush has eight years of experience coaching club soccer with the Southern Indiana United Soccer Club and the Louisville Thoroughbreds Soccer Club.

“Tim has the energy, the experience and the vision to build on the success that our girls’ soccer team has had over the past few years,” New Albany athletic director Don Unruh said in a statement.

Any girl interested in playing soccer for New Albany next year should call the NAHS athletic department for more information at 812-542-8507.


Charlestown to host camp

The Charlestown High School volleyball program will host a volleyball camp July 8-12 at the high school. The camp is open to girls entering grades 4-9.

The purpose of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of volleyball, which includes passing, setting, hitting and serving, as well as the basics of team play.

The session for girls entering grades 4-6 will be from 9-11 a.m. each day with a cost of $25. Girls entering grades 7-9 will attend the camp from noon-3 p.m. each day with a cost of $30.

The registration form is available on the volleyball page accessible through the Pirate Pride website at

If you have any questions, contact Charlestown High School volleyball coach Tammy Nuxoll at or 502-572-8908.

New Albany to host camps

The New Albany High School volleyball program will host its elementary and middle school volleyball camps July 8-10 at The Doghouse. The elementary camp is open to boys and girls currently in grades K-4, while the middle school camp is accepting boys and girls currently in grades 5-8.

The elementary camp will meet each day from 9-11 a.m. The middle school camp will meet each day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

New Albany High School coaching staff and players will teach campers the following skills: forearm pass, overhand pass, set, attack the ball, serve (underhand, topspin, floater and jump), defensive skills. There also will be a tournament at the end of the camp.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt and will get their picture in the News and Tribune with the group.

For more information, contact New Albany High School coach John Breeding at the school at 812-542-8507.


Bats to have Peanut Allergy Awareness Night tonight

The Louisville Bats will host Peanut Allergy Awareness Night and postgame fireworks tonight (Friday, May 10) at Louisville Slugger Field in conjunction with Family Allergy & Asthma.

The 2013 season marks the third year the Bats and Family Allergy & Asthma have collaborated on such an event to allow those with peanut allergies to attend a game. For tonight’s game, no peanuts or products with nuts will be used or sold in concession stands and absolutely no peanuts will be permitted to be brought through the gates. The Bats will host a second Peanut Allergy Awareness Night on Friday, July 26.

The Bats will host the Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, from tonight through Monday, May 13 for the teams’ only four meetings in Louisville this year.

The ZOOperstars will be making an appearance for the Saturday, May 11 game at 6:05 p.m. For the Mother’s Day 2:05 p.m. game on Sunday, May 12, moms will be treated to premium seats for just $8 (normally $11) and kids can play catch with their moms in the outfield following the game. Iron Man also will be making an appearance Sunday.

The Bats have averaged 9,040 fans per game at Louisville Slugger Field since its opening in 2000 and have totaled more than 8.2 million fans through 13 seasons.

The entire 2013 Bats’ schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found online at Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals, are available by calling the Bats’ front office at 502-212-2287.

Tickets are available at the Louisville Slugger Field box office, online at or by calling the Bats’ ticket office directly at 855-228-8497. Regular hours at the Louisville Slugger Field box office and for ordering tickets by phone are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Floyd Central to have summer clinics

Summer tennis clinics at the Floyd Central High School courts, 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs, for all students entering grades 3-11 will take place during three weeks this summer.

The weeks will be June 3-7, June 10-14 and July 8-12. There will be day and evening classes each of those weeks. Beginning and intermediate players are welcome.

Cost is $35 per week per student. Private and group lessons are available. Call Jennifer Miller at 812-923-3445 or for more information.


Clarksville Summer Series to start May 29

The 36th annual Clarksville Summer Running Series will start Wednesday, May 29 at Clarksville High School.

The series will compete each Wednesday from May 29-June 26 and July 10-24 at CHS. The junior division races (grades 8 and under) will start at 7 p.m., while the senior division races (grades 9 and above) will begin at 7:30 p.m. on each day of the series.

Entry fee is $1 per runner per evening. Each event will take place, rain or shine.

For more information, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 812-283-5313 or


New Albany to have tryouts next week

New Albany High School has set tryout dates for next year’s Bulldoll dance team and varsity cheerleading squad.

Bulldoll dance tryouts will be held May 13-15 at 4 p.m. in The Doghouse. Cheerleading tryouts will be held May 14, 16 and 17 at 4 p.m. at The Doghouse.