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  • The Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball program is having signups Tuesday and Feb. 20 at Encore in Hartselle

    League officials urge those wanting more information to visit

  • The Decatur Dixie Boys Baseball league is having signups Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Aquadome Recreation Center.

    This is for American and National Leagues. Signups also will be Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the fields.

  • 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

  • Anyone 18 or older who is interested in umpiring Hartselle Dixie Youth baseball games this season is encouraged to contact Ken Boster at 773-2803 or Russell Moore at (256) 339-2422 for more information.

  • 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 Vipers Baseball Academy 12ís is looking for an umpire interested in working at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 9-15.

    Lodging and meals will be provided.

    Interested umpires should call Ken Irby at 764-0034 or 764-8732 or visit www. for more information.


  • The Mountain Dew March Madness adult menís open basketball tournament is March 3. The field is limited to 16 teams. The top 8 finishers will receive tournament T-shirts.

    Games will be played at the Aquadome, Carrie Matthews Center, Fort Decatur and T.C. Almon Recreation Center.

    Entry is $175 per 10-player team.

    Deadline is noon, Feb. 26.

    Call David Wisdom at 341-4810 or Kelly Varnell at 341-4831 for more information.

  • The North Alabama Shootout basketball tournament is set for March 16-18 in Madison County. The tournament is open to boys and girls 17 and under.

    Entry fee is $175. The top two teams will receive trophies.

    For more information, contact Mike Ellen at 489-3366 or 990-7182.

  • The NACís Spring Fling basketball tournament is set for March 16-18 in Huntsville and Madison. The tournament is open to boys and girls 9-16.

    Entry fee is $175 per team.

    For more information, call Ronnie Crutcher at 509-1922.


    The Junior Achievement of North Central Alabama is hosting the Boot Scootín 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 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 10th annual Camp Partlow Duathlon 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 duathlon 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.


    The Grassy Athletic Club will host its annual bass tournament at the Watefront Tackle at Goose Pond on March 31.

    Entry fee is $75 per boat.

    Payout is based on the number of boats.

    For more information, call Tim Jones at (256) 582-4089 or Mike Wilson at (256) 550-2217.


  • The Executive Womenís Golf Association of Huntsville is hosting its seventh annual kickoff at The Arbor at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on March 13 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Mark Blackburn, director of instruction of Blackburn Golf, will be the eventís keynote speaker.

    Advanced registration fee is $20 or $25 at the door.

    Membership into the not-for-profit association provides competitive and casual golf for all levels, weekly league play, golf education, product discounts and non-golf social events.

    For more information contact Moya Williams at (256) 503-8226 or email at

  • The Tennessee Valley Vipers inaugural Coach Tís Kids Golf Classic will take place April 6 at Sunset Landing at the Huntsville International Airport.

    A portion of the eventís proceeds will benefit Coach Tís Kids, a Boys and Girls Club scholarship and community activity program founded by Vipers coach Milt Theodosatos.

    The event has a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shotgun start, and will feature a four-man scramble format with a $275 fee per team and $75 charge for individuals. The price includes two mulligans per person, two drink coupons, a goody bag and lunch.

    Hole sponsorships are $100 and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

    For more information contact Darrell Ponder at (256) 513-2962 or email him at dponder@

  • The inaugural A-High Touchdown Club four-player scramble golf tournament is set for Point Mallard on April 14.

    Presented by Pepsi and Temple, the tournament benefits the Austin High football program.

    Entry is $300 a team or $75 per person. For more information, call Charles Irons at 353-0927.


    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.


  • The North Alabama Kraze 16-and-under travel softball team is looking for two pitchers for the upcoming season.

    Call Tom McCluskey at (256) 483-0292 for more information.

  • The 2007 Virginia Woodall ASA kickoff tournament is set for March 24 at the Wilson Morgan Complex in Decatur. Entry fee is $150 per team in Menís C, Menís D and Womens.

    Call 341-4810 to enter. Deadline is March 22.

  • The 8-and-under Decatur Storm girls travel softball team are in need of three players to complete the roster for the upcoming season.

    Most of the coach-pitch tournaments will be in Cullman, Madison, Athens and Huntsville.

    For more information, call Susan Claborn at 318-1016 or e-mail at

  • The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for a 12-game season with a double-elimination tournament. Entry fee per team is $425 if paid by 5 p.m. March 5 and $475 by the March 19 deadline.

    For more information, visit, or call David Wisdom at 341-4810 or Kelly Varnell at 341-4831.

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