News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007

Sports 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 Monday.

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.


  • The Fundamental Baseball Instruction camp will be April 29 at East Lawrence High from 2-5 p.m.

    There is no cost, and campers receive a t-shirt and book.

    The instructors will include Jake Hembree, Wesley Hembree, Josh Bolan, John Mathison and P.J. Roper.

    For more information, contact Leah Hembree at 227-4674.

  • 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.

  • A youth basketball tournament is set for Muscle Shoals Recreation Center on May 11 and 12.

    Entry fee is $200 per team. The top two teams out of pool play will advance the championship games.

    Division include 12-and-under boys and 17-and-under boys.

    For more information, contact Alonzo Garner at 394-0642.


  • The Rocket City Dart Association is holding a youth dart clinic for youngsters 7 to 18 on Saturday.

    The clinic will teach the techniques of the sport. There is no registration fee.

    Persons interested should contact Jackie Venettozzi at 468-4880 or visit the Rocket City Dart Association Web site at


  • The Alabama North District of The National Bassfishing Trail will hold a junior fishing tournament May 5 on Wilson Lake. The tournament will start at the Point Restaurant and Marina Ramp at 7 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m.

    It will be idle speed only. Boats may have two juniors, but must have an adult on board.

    Registration will be from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.. Entry fee is $20.

    A cash prize of $100 for the big fish is guaranteed.

    For more information call Mike Raney at 762-1152 or Donnie Story at 777-3428.


  • 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.

    Contact Keith at 476-0259 or


  • Pete Davis shot a 67 to win the Point Mallard Independent Golf Association monthly tournament April 28, and the event included 61 golfers.

    Other winners were:

    1st Flight

    2nd place: Milton Sively, 68

    3rd place: Fulton Lowery, 68

    4th place: Lee Brown, 68

    2nd Flight

    1st place: Scotty Maples, 68

    2nd place: J.O. Mitchell, 68

    3rd place: Dan Nelson, 69

    4th place: Marvin Eaton, 71

    3rd Flight

    1st place: George Marsh, 61

    2nd place: Tom Wilson, 67

    3rd place: Howard Alkire, 68

    4th place: Dick Rattary, 69

    4th Flight

    1st place: Jim Herren, 66

    2nd place: Dean Parrish, 66

    3rd place: John Mullican, 66

    4th place: Buddy Tennimon, 67

    5th Flight

    1st place: Joe Holmes, 60

    2nd place: Marshall Williams, 63

    3rd place: Bill Doty, 65

    4th place: Bob Campbell, 66

    Closet to the pin

    No. 3: Marvin Eaton

    No. 8: Marvin Eaton

    No. 11: Doug Chandler

    No. 13: George Goodwin

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

    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 Saturday.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the East Lawrence High School football program. Entry fee is $275.

    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 Saturday, 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.

    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 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.


  • 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

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