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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2006
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Baseball

  • 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 midwestbaseballacademy.com or call (866) MBA-HITS.

    Basketball

  • The Boys and Girls Clubís basketball registration will be at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Decatur.
  • Registration will start Tuesday and last until Jan. 12. The registration fee is $25, and that does not include uniforms. This is for ages 4-13.

    For more information, contact Michella Hemrick at 350-2611.

  • The Tennessee Valley Basketball Association is accepting teams for its winter league.

    Anyone wanting to register there grade school teams can contact Dale Liles at 383-8228 or David Cox at 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.

    Diving

    Matthew Ramey, 14, of Hartselle won two events in the Baylor Invitational diving meet in Chattanooga on Dec. 16.

    Ramey won the 1- and 3-meter events in the boys 14- and 15-year-old novice division. He is a member of Huntsville Springboard Diving

    The meet included divers from clubs in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

    Soccer

    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.blogspot.com or contact John Jensen at 341-0391.

  • The River City Raptors 97 (10-and-under) girls soccer team defended its state title by winning the Governorís Cup in Trussville, on Nov. 10-12.
  • The Raptors defeated Mountain Brook Ladybugs, North Alabama United Lady Freedom, and Mobile Soccer Club to claim the championship.

    Ken Knable and Jeff Johnson coach the Raptors 97.

    Team members include Summer Bell, Krystyn Chambers, Sophie Johnson, Haley Knable, Lily Sherrill, Mary Charles Stewart, Chandler Turner, Alison Varner and Julia Wallace.

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