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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 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, call 866-MBA-HITS or visit www.midwestbaseballacademy.com.

    Basketball

  • 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.

    Golf

  • The Polar Open two-person scramble is set for Jan. 13 at the Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur.
  • A shotgun start will be at 10 a.m.

    Call 341-4925 for more information.

    Running

  • The Alabama Striders will be hosting the New Yearís Eve 5-Mile Run (for ages 19 and over) and 5-kilometer run (for ages 18-under) at Germania Springs Park in Jacksonville.
  • The events begin at 2 p.m. today.

    Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in both genders in age divisions in both races.

    All runners will receive T-shirts.

    For more information, call (256) 282-6647 or visit running.8k.com/newyearseve5mile5k.

    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.
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