News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007

People, Places And Things

Stallings to speak
at ABS fundraiser

Former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings will be speaking at a fundraiser for the Athens Bible School on April 23.

Dinner is served in the ABS gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices are $100 per person or $500 for six at a table.

The proceeds will be used for school expansion.

For more information, visit or call the school at 232-3525.


  • About 40 teams are expected to compete in the third annual Decatur Storm Autism Awareness Tournament on April 20 through 22. Travel teams with players ages 9-13 will be competing at Wilson Morgan Park.

    The tournament also offers plenty of family entertainment. Hot-air balloon rides, clowns, musical bands and face-painting will be part of the fun. Also more than 8,000 butterflies hand-made and painted by Decatur students and church groupos will be on display at the park.

    Weekend passes for the tournament are $12 get you access to the main park all weekend including baseball games. A single day pass for the tournament is $6.

    A $5 weekend pass is available to just see the bands. Itis good for all five performances.

    All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Autism Society of Alabama.

  • The Gulf Breeze, Fla., High School is hosting the 17th annual Summer Classic Baseball Tournament on June 14-17.

    The tournament will be open for teams in age brackets 8-14. Registration fees vary from $200 to $275. For more information call Randy Renfroe (850) 748-2227 or Terry Gross at (850) 434-3333 or 449-1762.

  • The Northwest Youth Athletic Association is looking for persons interested in coaching or umpiring youth league baseball this summer.

    For more information, call Harry Orr at 355-7145 or Tim Guster at 476-4065.

  • The Northwest Youth Athletic Association is having tryouts Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. at the Cashin Wheeler Park. The group offers competition for players ages 4 to 13.

    For more information, call Harry Orr at 355-7145 or Jimmy H. Luckie 355-4919.


  • 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 Elkmont High boys basketball program is hosting a tournament for boys and girls 10-14 on May 4-5.

    Entry fee is $175 per team. Each team is guaranteed at least three games.

    For more information, contact Stace Tedford at 256-497-9249.


  • The East Lawrence Stadium Club is having its spring meeting at 6 p.m. April 30 at the schoolís football stadium.

    Playersí parents and other supporters are urged to attend. Membership fees are $25 per family.

    For more information, call Keith at 476-0259 or


  • Ron Jones used a 6-iron to sink a hole-in-one on the 163-yard No. 13 hole at the Point Mallard Golf Course on March 31. Witnessing the ace were Pat Echols, Kareem Boyd, Billy Jackson, Tom Love and Erskine Brown.

  • The Point Mallard Golf Course is conducting a womenís golf clinic April 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for golfers needing to brush on the gameís basics.

    Cost is $50. For more information, call 341-4925.

  • Burningtree Country Club is the site of the sixth annual Wayne Farms LLC, DFD-East four-man scramble 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. Hole-in-one prizes include $5,000 and a new truck.

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

  • The second annual Coach Cav golf tournament will be at Colonial Golf Course in Meridianville on April 28, in honor of late East Limestone High football coach Phil Cavnar.

    The event will be a four-man scramble. Entry fees are $75 for an individual or $300 for a team. Deadline is April 15.

    To register or for more information contact Mike Cavnar or Kevin Abernathy at 233-6660.

    Tournament planners also are seeking hole sponsors, door prizes, and monetary donations to the fund.

  • 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 Jeremy Ripley Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Canebrake Country Club in Athens on May 15.

    The tournamentís proceeds will go toward Score International, a sports mission ministry.

    Golfers will have a chance to win cars or cash as prizes.

    For more information, contact Karen Bowling at 350-8768 or via e-mail karenbowling@

  • The Athens State Alumni Association Annual Golf Classic is set for the Canebrake Golf Club on June 7. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

    Entry fee for the four-man scramble team format is $90 per golfer or $360 per team. The fee includes lunch, hospitality gifts, green fees and cart.

    Prizes will be awarded for best scores, longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-ones.

    For more information, call 216-3319 or (800) 522-0272, ext. 319.


  • A menís softball tournament will be in Russellville on April 21.

    Entry fee is $150. ASA rules and bats will be used.

    Call Kory Fisher at 415-0812 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.

  • The Huntsville Senior Softball League is seeking players who will be 55 or older by Dec. 31. The slow-pitch league includes players of all skill levels.

    For more information, contact Ray Beverly at 859-7419 or Fred Garcia at 883-1135.

  • The Worth Club K, based in Nashville, is accepting players for its fastpitch softball summer camps.

    The camps offer lessons for players from kindergarten through college. Dates are June 11 through July 25.

    For more information, call (615) 641-5898 or visit


  • Beau Fletcher, 5, of Hartselle finished third in the tot heavyweight division in the AAU Spring Youth Nationals Wrestling Tournament in Knoxville on March 31. He also received All-American honors.

    He is a kindergarten student at Crestline Elementary School.

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