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  • The Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for youth baseball umpires. Anyone interested in assisting with the youth league should contact Bruce Lackey at 773-2564.
  • East Lawrence High baseball coach Rob Cosby will be directing a regional program for the Midwest Baseball Academy spring training.
  • The six-week program in Caddo will run from Jan. 27 to March 3 at East Lawrence High.

    The player-coach ratio is 6 to 1, and instruction will include drills to teach a different aspect of hitting, pitching and fielding.

    Registration fee is $98 per player. For more information, call 866-MBA-HITS or visit www.midwest

  • The University of North Alabama will host its Christmas Baseball Camp from Dec. 20-23.
  • Session I is for ages 13 to high school seniors. Session II is for ages 7 to 12.

    The camp, at Flowers Hall, costs between $150 to $200.

    For more information, call 765-4615 or visit www.una


  • A youth basketball tournament for boys and girls 10 and under and 12 and under will be Dec. 8-9 at East Lawrence High School.
  • Age deadline is Aug. 1.

    The tournament is limited to eight teams. All teams will play at least three games.

    Entry fee is $100.

    For more information, contact Keith Cole at 476-3691 or 476-0259 or Danny Engle at 303-6519.

  • The Tennessee Valley Basketball Association is accepting teams for its winter league.
  • Anyone wanting to register there grade school teams can contact Dale Liles, 383-8228, or David Cox, 247-1049.

    Disc golf

    The North Alabama Boys and Girls Club will be benefactors of the Professional Disc Golf Associationís tournament in Athens on Feb. 24.

    The tournament will feature two, 19-hole PDGA sanctioned rounds; C-tier for pros and B-tier for amateurs.

    Lunch will be available from the Athens Lions Club. For more information, call 232-7523 or 874-5870.


    Lenny Hayes aced the 123-yard No. 8 hole at Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur on Tuesday.

    Johnny Moore and Larry Bennich witnessed Hayesí 8-iron hole-in-one.


    The Huntsville Senior Soccer League is looking for men and women 40 years old or older who want to play recreational soccer. All skill levels are welcome to join. The league plays Sundays at 4 p.m. next to the Huntsville Iceplex on Leeman Ferry Road.

    For more information, visit to soccerseniors. or contact John Jensen at 341-0391.

    Youth sports

    The Tanner Youth Sports Association will elect officers at its annual meeting Dec. 10 at Tannerís old gym.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call 355-1627.

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