A few area soccer players got the opportunity to play a few friendly soccer games in France and attend a couple of World Cup Soccer games while there. Pictured from left are Gregory-Portland’s Ava Barter, Sophia Jimenez, Bella Barta, Rayven Folse, Makayla Nolen and Kingsville’s Iliana Chavez.

TAFT – The Friends of the Taft City Parks, based here, will offer a First Down Summer Camp for children ages 5-10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,  July 21,  at the Taft Public Recreation Complex/Taft Water Park.

The Mathis Jr. Golf program is under way and with over 50 young linksters participating. On Thursday, the youths will start hitting the links in Alice at the municipal golf course and on Friday, June 21, the Mathis Junior Golf Association will host its 14th Annual Jr. Golf Tournament in Alice.

Gregory-Portland girls soccer coach Casey Wyatt talks with campers on Monday at the first day of the G-P Soccer Camp at Ray Akins Wildcat Stadium.