News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007

Sports People, Places and Things

Calhoun sets
softball tryouts

Calhoun Community College will host softball tryouts for 2007 and í08 graduates May 21 at 3 p.m. at the schoolís softball stadium on the Decatur campus.

Participants should bring a copy of their high school or college transcript and the cell phone number of their high school coach.

Where athletic attire and bring necessary equipment to compete.

Contact Nancy Keenum at 306-2850 or to enroll.

This past year, Calhoun finished with a 38-15 record and placed fourth in the Alabama Community College Conference tournament.


  • 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.


  • Lawrence County High is hosting the Sportslink Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon May 29-31.

    The camp is open to boys and girls who have completed the second through seventh grades. Registration fee is $45 per camper. Each player will receive a T-shirt.

    For more information, call Coach Stanley Johnson at 566-4410.

  • The West Morgan Basketball Camp is set for June 4-8 for boys and girls entering grades two through nine.

    The camp will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    Entry fee is $60 a camper. For more information, contact Ricky Bowling at 340-9949 or Keith Harris at 353-5214.


  • Clay Terry of Trinity hooked a 2.14-pound bass in the National Bass Trail Alabama/North District Juniors Only Tournament on May 5. Along with the big-fish award, Terry won first place in the NBT event on Wheeler Lake with a 4.14-pound total.

    Athensí Matt Webster was second with 3.08 pounds, and Cory Abercrombie of Athens was third with 2.48 pounds.

    Hartselleís Brad Vice hauled in 1.79 pounds for fourth.

    Twenty-five juniors competed.


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

    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 about the clinic, call 552-3011 or visit


  • The fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Alabama National Qualifying tournament is set for Turtle Point Yacht and Golf Club in Killen on Monday.

    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 Tuesday.

    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 Friday 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.

    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 Saturday. 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.

    Call McCoy Pitt at 353-6239 or Carol Rozear at 355-7402.

  • The 10th annual St. Ann Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be May 21 at the Burningtree Country Club. The four-player scramble team cost is $400 or $100 per golfer.

    Businesses can sponsor tees and greens at $125 per hole.

    For more information, call the Burningtree Country Club at 355-4416 or 355-5827.

  • 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.

    Call 216-3319 or (800) 522-0272, extension 319.


  • Thirteen members of the Websterís Karate team brought home honors from the Jasper Karate Championships on April 28. Blake Stewart, Pat Underwood and Greg Woodruff are the teamís coaches. Individual results

    Melissa Parker: first, forms, weapons; second, sparring.

    Erika Light: second, forms.

    Kimberly Parker: first, sparring.

    Thomas Parker: second, weapons; third, forms.

    Connor Frost: first, extreme; second, weapons.

    Brian Brakeman: second, weapons.

    A.J. Moon: third, sparring, forms.

    Rita Lappert: first, extreme; third, forms.

    Jessica Coffey: third, forms.

    Gary Grisham: first, weapons, forms.

    Holly Clemons: first, forms; second, sparring; third, forms.

    Mac Weathers: first, forms, weapons; second, extreme

    Ginny Light: second, sparring.


  • The Morgan County Park and Recreation Department is looking for slowpitch church league teams to be played at South Park in Falkville.

    For more information, contact 778-7931.

  • 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


  • Medals will be awarded to the top two divisional winners in the 8th annual Decatur Jubilee Tennis Tournament on 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, and the deadline is May 23.

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

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