News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

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NIKE/SPARQ football testing rescheduled

The free NIKE/SPARQ testing combine that was canceled because of bad weather recently has been rescheduled for May 6 at Point Mallard Park.

Athletes can check in for an 11 a.m. session or a 1 p.m. session.

Conley Duncan, president of Major Sports Training Inc., is a SPARQ certified trainer, and will partner with Nike and SPARQ to conduct the free evaluation.

SPARQ ratings measure speed, agility, reaction and quickness.

Representatives from, and Southeast Recruiting Services of Russellville will be present.

For more information, call Duncan at 565-2904, e-mail him at or call T.C. Almon Recreation Center at 351-7798.


  • The High-Tech Archery Range in Moulton is hosting a benefit archery tournament May 5-6 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation.

    The event will be at the H.A. Alexander Mini Park near the Lawrence County High School. For more information, call 565-4534 or 565-1947, or visit

    Entry fees are tax deductible.

    Catch-A-Dream grants outdoor experiences to children 18 and younger who have life-threatening illnesses.


  • The Fundamental Baseball Instruction camp will be Sunday 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 Elkmont High boys basketball program is hosting a tournament for boys and girls 10 through 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 11-12.

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

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

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


  • Jonathan Nixon of Athens and Don Garner of Decatur each hauled home first-place honors at the National Bassfishing Trail North Alabama District on Guntersville Lake on April 21.

    Nixon won the junior division with five fish tipping the scales at 21.98 pounds. He also won the big fish award with a 6.14 haul.

    Philip Terry III of Decatur was second with 4.53 pounds. Hartselleís Brad Vice was third at 3.65 pounds.

    Garner won the adults title with five fish weighing 14.25 pounds.

    Athensí Chris Raney was second at 13.4 pounds. Philip Terry Sr. of Decatur was fourth at 9.19 pounds and Byron Terry of Danville was fifth at 8.97 pounds.

    The groupís next tournament is on Wilson Lake on May 19.

  • 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, contact 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. Monday at the schoolís football stadium.

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

    For more information, contact Keith at 476-0259 or


  • The sixth annual Enrichment Center Golf Classic set for May 4 is looking for sponsors and players.

    The event, set at Burningtree Country Club, has sponsor spots available for $2,500, $1,500 and $200.

    Entry fee is $600 per team. Lunch and registration begins at noon and a shotgun start will begin play at 1 p.m.

    Proceeds will go to the Enrichment Centerís operations of offering life changing resources to struggling families.

    For more information, 341-0811, extension 202.

  • A four-man scramble is set for Cedar Ridge Golf Course for May 12 with the proceeds benefiting the DDC Outreach and Recovery Center. 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 fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Alabama National Qualifying tournament is set for Turtle Point Yacht and Golf Club in Killen on May 14.

    Doug Tewell, senior PGA golfer and 12-time PGA winner will be participating.

    For more information, contact Mickey Haddock at 366-2236 or the FCA office at 765-0313.

  • 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 email 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.

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


    The Calvin Twisters Level 2 squad captured the state championship title in Attalla on April 21-22.

    Individual results are: Age 5-6:

    Ali Williams: first, all around; second, floor, beam; fourth bars; ninth, vault.

    Lauren Hopper: second, all around; first, floor, beam, vault; 14th, bars.

    Kamyen Miller: 14th all around; seventh, beam; 11th, floor, 12th bars, 16th vault.

    Kyle Miller: 16th all around; seventh, floor; 13th beam; 14th vault; 16th bars. Age 7-9

    Lida Orr: first, all around, vault; second, bars, beam; fourth, floor.

    Emma Hopkins: sixth, all around; second, floor; fifth, beam; eighth bars, vault.

    Natalie Albritton: ninth, all around and beam; sixth, floor; 11th bars, 14th vault.

    Tessa Wensyel: 10th, all around, floor; fourth, bars; 12th beam and vault. Level 3

    Ryleigh Morland: fourth, all around, bars, beam; seventh, floor.

    Briley Strawder: fifth, all around; fourth, floor; sixth, bars, vault.

    Hannah Hartsfield: fifth, all around; fourth, floor; sixth, vault, bars.

    Taylor Payne: eighth, all around; fourth, floor; fifth, vault.

    Kate Evans: eighth all around; fourth, floor; fifth, vault.

    Breanna Cagle: ninth, all around; fifth, vault; sixth, floor.

    Reagan Spencer: ninth, all around; fifth, vault; sixth, floor.

    Nikki Kirby: 14th all around.


  • 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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