News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2007

Sports People, Places and Things


  • The Northwest Athletic Association will have signups and tryouts until June 1 at the Cashin Wheeler Baseball Field next to Benjamin Davis Elementary. Children ages 4 to 13 are urged to participate.

    Times are Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    The season begins June 2. The youth leagues also are looking for volunteer coaches.

    For more information, call Butch Matthews at 355-0465, Harry Orr at 355-7145 or Jimmy Luckie at 355-4919.

  • The Burns-Miles Summer Baseball Camp will be June 4-8 at Decatur High.

    The camp will provide instruction in all phases of baseball including throwing, fielding, hitting, base-running, pitching and catching.

    Campers will be grouped according to age and skill levels for all sessions.

    Registration fee for tee-ball players is $65. Those players will meet June 7 from 1-4 p.m. and June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Registration fee for all others is $75.

    Players in level Minor B to Majors will meet June 4-7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Dixie Boys will attend June 4-6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    T-shirts and drinks will be provided.

    The camp is sponsored by Pepsi and the Decatur Parks and Recreation.

    For more information, contact Decatur High baseball coach Mike Burns at 353-5325 or visit the school Web site at

  • 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.


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


  • The fourth annual Decatur High Football for Females clinic is set for 6 p.m. May 15.

    The clinic offers a dinner, T-shirt and workout.

    Registration fee is $25 for students, $35 for adults and $40 for mother-daughter combo.

    For more information, call 552-3011 or visit the Web site at


  • 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 Golf 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 Kiwanis Clubís Golf for Kids two-man scramble is set for May 18 at the Southern Gayle Course in Athens.

    First-flight winners will receive $200. Second place in the flight will earn $100.

    Second-flight winners receive $150 and $75.

    The $50 per golfer entry fee includes lunch.

    Deadline to enter is May 11.

    All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club David Sparks Memorial scholarship fund for two Athens/Limestone County High seniors.

    For more information call Maggie Tomlin at 206-2091 or Jimmy Bailey at 233-3523.

  • The Decatur Civitan Club is hosting its 22nd annual charity tournament at Point Mallard on May 19. The four-man scramble format begins at 8 a.m.

    Fees are $260 per team or $65 per individual. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Proceeds will benefit the ARC of Morgan County, Special Olympics, PACT, Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, Mental Health Association and Crisis Services — Hope Place.

    To register, call McCoy Pitt at 353-6239 or Carol Rozear at 355-7402. Deadline is May 10.

  • 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 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

    Table tennis

    Amanda Stewart of Dothan won the womenís division of the Alabama State Table Tennis Championships in Dothan on April 28.

    She is the daughter-in-law of David and Deborah Stewart of Decatur.

    Her husband Bryan, a Decatur native, is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army on temporary duty in Southern California.

    She defeated Tammy Peterman of Dothan 3-0 in the finals.

    Michael Wetzel of Moulton finished tied for fifth in over-40 singles. He then teamed with Ed Watts of Huntsville to finish in a fourth-place tie in championship doubles. Their lone loss came to eventual champions, Adam and Homer Brown of Hoover 3-0.

    Adam Brown won his fourth straight singles title. Brown pocketed $250 on the day.

    Thirty-four players participated in the USATT-sanctioned event hosted by the Wiregrass Table Tennis Club.


  • Medals will be awarded to the top two divisional winners in the 8th annual Decatur Jubilee Tennis Tournament May 31 to June 3.

    Divisions include menís, womenís, doubles and seniors.

    The event at the Point Mallard tennis complex will offer T-shirts, drinks, snacks, door prizes and a cookout to the participants.

    Players must be 16 or older to participate

    Entry fee is $20 per event.

    Deadline is May 23.

    For more information, contact Rhonda Wagner at 303-0841, Beth Hall at 476-3527 or Bridget Keown at 303-0323. How to submit items

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