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  • The Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball program is having signups Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 at Encore in Hartselle.
  • The programís Web site offers more information.

  • The Limestone County Baseball Umpire Association will meet Sunday to distribute rule books and discuss the state test, which will be administered Jan. 21.
  • The meeting is set for 1 p.m. at Tanner High School library.

    Association officials say the test will be at the schoolís library at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21.

    For more information, contact Keith Turberville at 233-6682 or Billy Owens at 232-9465.

  • 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


  • The inaugural Hartselle Youth Basketball Tournament will be Feb. 9-10 at the Sparkman Civic Center.

    Competition is for boys and girls age divisions 8-under, 10-under and 12-under.

    Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee is $60 per team. Deadline is Feb. 7.

    For more information, call Jeff at 773-0536 or 682-2099.

  • The Mystics Basketball Club is forming girls basketball teams for the 2007 spring season. The Mystics will field teams in the following age groups: 10-under, 11-under, 12-under, 13-under and 14-under.
  • For more information, visit to

    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.


    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 or contact John Jensen at 341-0391.

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