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  • The Dixie Youth Baseball program of Decatur is looking for umpires. A meeting is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Aquadome Recreation Center in Decatur. For more information, call 351-9447 or attend the meeting.`

  • 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.

  • 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 Vipers Baseball Academy 12-and-under team is looking for an umpire interested in working at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y., on 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 Danville Hawks 10 years and under team went 14-0 for the second year in a row to win the Morgan County Championship. Team members are Kyle Alexander, Patrick Doherty, Chase Gillott, Slater Robinson, Chris Millsap, Kyle Evans, Chris Kelley, Grant Fitzgerald and Cody Poole. Coaches are Brian Alexander and Jim Doherty.

  • The Morgan County Division I 10 years and under boys all-stars defeated the Arab all-stars 35-22 before falling to Boaz 32-19 in the second round last week. Team members are Kyle Alexander, Patrick Doherty, Chase Gillott, Slater Robinson and Chris Millsap of Danville, Peyton Mullican, Drew Mullican and Grant Workman of West Morgan, Dakota Fowler of Cotaco and Chandler Livingston of Priceville. Coaches are Brian Alexander, Jim Doherty and Andy Mullican.

  • 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 Magic Tip-Off Classic for boys 14 and under and 11 and under is scheduled for Brewer High School in Florette on March 23-24.

    Each team is guaranteed three games of play. Entry fee is $150 per team. Deadline is March 16.

    For more information, call Randy Murray at 498-2820.

  • A basketball tournament for boys and girls ages 9-14 is set for East Lawrence High School on March 29-31. Deadline to enter is March 21.

    The entry fee of $125 per team guarantees three games per team. There will be four teams per division and trophies will be awarded to the top two teams in each division.

    First-place teams also will receive T-shirts.

    The East Lawrence Booster Club is the tournament sponsor.

    For more information, contact Keith at 974-7114 or 476-0259.

  • The Mystics Basketball Club is forming an 11-and-under girls team for the upcoming travel basketball season. For more information contact Russell Frye at 778-9801 or by email at


  • The annual Dodgeball Roundup offers two divisions, youth and open, and is planned for the Aquadome Recreation Center gymnasium on
    March 24.

    The open division now includes ages 14 and over to be on the same team.

    For more information, visit or call Julianne Lowman at 341-4903.


  • 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 Waterfront 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

  • The Tennessee Valley Outreach Rescue Mission is hosting its third annual golf tournament at Burningtree Country Club on April 9.

    Entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per person. A buffet lunch and sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m.

    Prizes will be given for a hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin. Winners will be awarded cash prizes.

    Proceeds from the event will help provide food and shelter for the homeless in the Tennessee Valley.

    For more information, call Jeanette Wood at 350-5226, Bobby Lang at 318-8903 or Charlie Moore at 301-9606.

  • 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.

    Registration begins at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. Lunch is provided. Trophies will be provided and awards for closest to the pin and longest drive.

    Entry is $300 a team or $75 per person. For more information, call Charles Irons at 353-0927. Registration forms can be picked up at Repar Golf, Point Mallard Golf Course and Play It Again Sports.

  • Burningtree Country Club is the site of the sixth annual Wayne Farms LLC, DFD-East four-man scramble on Monday, April 23.

    Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Tracy M. Blaxton, Wayne Farms 308-2803.

  • The East Lawrence Stadium Club is hosting its inaugural spring golf tournament at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Decatur on April 28. Proceeds from the event will benefit the East Lawrence High School football program. Entry fee is $250 per team before April 16 and $275 until April 27.

    Prizes will be given to the top finishers, closest to the hole and longest drives. Mulligans and powerdrives are available. Hole sponsorships are $75 per hole.

    For more information, call Keith at 974-7114 or 476-0259.

  • A four-man scramble is set for Cedar Ridge Golf Course for May 12 with the proceeds benefiting the DDC Outreach and Recovery Center. Deadline to enter is April 27. Entry fee is $250 per team. Cash prizes will go to the top 5 teams. For more information, contact the Cedar Ridge Golf Course at 353-4653 or DDC at 350-0615.


  • The fifth annual Wallace State Alumni Associationís running event will be April 7 with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

    The event will feature USATF certified 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races and a one-mile run. All runners will receive a T-shirt and race packet. Awards will be given in genders and masters divisions.

    Entry fee is $20 per person by March 23.

    Call Suzanne Harbin at 352-8144 for more information.


  • 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.

  • A menís softball tournament is set for Alexander Park in Moulton on March 10. Entry fee is $120 per

    The top two finishers will be awarded plaques. For more information, call Sam at 797-2442 or email

  • 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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