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  • The Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball program is having signups Tuesday, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 at Encore in Hartselle
  • League officials urge those wanting more information to visit

  • 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.
  • The 11-and-under North Alabama Nationals are in need of three players to complete the roster for the upcoming tournament season.
  • The tournament baseball team is based in the Decatur area. Most of the tournaments will in North Alabama.

    Tryouts will be announced later.

    For more information, call Rodney Terry at 566-7274 or email him at

  • The Tennessee Valley Titans 10-and-under Elite travel baseball team is looking for one player to fill the 10-player roster.
  • The Titans are based in Decatur and will play in 12 tournaments between March and July including the World Series. For more information, contact 654-0303 or 303-8849.


    The Southern Starz AAU Girls’ basketball program is forming girls’ basketball teams for the spring season.

    The Starz will field teams in age groups: 12-and-under, 13-and-under, 14-and-under, 15-and-under, 16--and-under and 17-and-under.

    For more information, visit

  • The Tennessee Valley Basketball League is accepting teams for the Hartselle Shootout on Feb. 2-3 at the Hartselle High and Junior High School.
  • The tournament is open to teams with players grade 3-6.

    Entry fee is $50. Deadline to enter is Thursday. Contact Russell Frye at for more information.

  • 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 Junior Achievement of North Central Alabama is hosting the Boot Scoot’n Bowl as a fundraiser for its education programs.

    Bowlers will be asked to secure pledges in the competition.

    Each bowler will receive three games, a T-shirt, towel, use of bowling shoes and door prizes. The event will be Feb. 23-25. Call 353-3573 for more information.


    The Decatur City Rumble is set for Feb. 17 in Decatur with a dozen weight classes in novice and open boxing competition.

    Admission fee for spectators is $5 for adults and $2 for youths. Boxing begins at 6 p.m.

    The Decatur Youth Services and Police Activities League are the tournament hosts.

    Disc golf

    The North Alabama Boys and Girls Club will be benefactors of the Professional Disc Golf Association’s 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 10th annual Camp Partlow Dualthon is set for March 10 in Coker, northwest of Tuscaloosa.

    The event consists of 2-mile trail run, a 17-mile road bike ride and ends with another 2-mile trail run.

    Two-person teams will compete in age divisions with medals going to the top three places.The race begins at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 6 a.m.

    Proceeds from the dualthon will benefit Camp Partlow.

    Minimum entry fee is $25.

    For more information, contact Larry Pierson at (205) 339-1010 or Regina Poole at (205) 554-4115.


    Danville High graduate Tom Posey is serving as an assistant coach for the Huntingdon (W.Va.) Heroes of the American Indoor Football Association.

    Posey is coaching linebackers and coordinating special teams.

    The Heroes open their season Feb. 3 at home against the Carolina Speed.

    Posey graduated from Danville in 1987 and has coached high school football in Kentucky since graduating in 1990 from Union College in Barbourville, Ky., where he played collegiately.


    The Calvin Twisters have had a busy winter competing in three recent events in Orlando, Fla., Indianapolis and Montgomery.

    On Jan. 18-20, the Twisters had seven members score at the Sand Dollar Invitational in Florida.

    The results:

    Level 10

    Taylor Countiss: third, all around and vault; second, beam; fourth, floor.

    Krista Schrimsher: third, bars;

    Level 9

    Katie Kines: third, all around and bars; second, vault and floor.

    Riley Childress: fourth, all around; first, bars; third, vault; sixth, beam.

    Breanna Scott: eighth, all around; fourth, floor; fifth bars.

    Level 8

    Sloan Godsey: second, vault

    Alexa Moates: second, bars; third, floor.

    At the National Judge’s Cup in Indianapolis on Jan. 5-7, the Level 10 team brought home third-place honors.

    Level 10

    Krista Schrimsher: fifth, all around and vault; sixth, bars and floor.

    Cathy McClain: seventh, vault.

    Taylor Countiss: ninth, all around.

    Level 9

    Breanna Scott: first, all around, vault, bars and beam.

    Riley Childress: seventh, all around and floor; fourth, vault; sixth, beams; eighth, bars;

    Katie Kines: eighth, all around; fourth, floor; seventh, bars.

    Level 8

    Sloan Godsey: fifth, floor; ninth, all around.

    Alexa Moates: fourth, bars; seventh, all around.

    Level 7

    Olivia Gosey: 10 th floor 13th all around.

    Sarah McWhorter: 10th, all around.

    Rachael Whitten: 18th all around.

    At the Judge’s Cup in Montgomery on Dec. 9, three Twisters scored.

    Level 7

    Alexa Moates: first, bars; fourth, vault; sixth, floor; third, all around.

    Rachael Whitten: fifth, bars and beam.

    Sarah McWhorter: seventh, bars.


    An entry-level referee course for soccer is being offered Feb. 2-4 at the St. John’s School in Madison.

    Cost is $72.

    For more information, visit

    To make reservations to attend contact Patrick Miller at or Daphne Brown at

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