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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 direct 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 six to one, and instruction will include drills to teach a different aspect of hitting, pitching and fielding.

    Registration fee is $98 a player. For more information, visit or call (866) MBA-HITS.

  • 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 costs between $150 to $200. Visit or call 765-4615 for more information.


  • The Austin Basketball Christmas Camp will be Dec. 20-22 for players in second through sixth grades. Austin High varsity girls basketball coach Bruce Hamilton is the camp director.
  • The camp will be at Austin High from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day, and the cost is $35. Late registration will happen on the first day of the camp at 8 a.m.

    For more information, call Bruce Hamilton at (256) 335-6686.

  • 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.

    For more information, call 232-7523 or 874-5870.


    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 info, visit to or contact John Jensen at 341-0391.

    Youth sports

    The Tanner Youth Sports Association will elect officers at its annual meeting today at Tannerís old gym. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call 355-1627.

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