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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

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Calhoun sets softball tryouts

Calhoun Community College will host softball tryouts for 2007 and ’08 graduates Monday at 3 p.m. at the school’s 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.


  • 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. Campers can sign up as late as 8:30 a.m. May 29.

    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.

  • The University of North Alabama will conduct at girl’s basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4-8 for grades 3-12. The clinic will focus on fundamentals.

    Registration fee is $145 per camper.

    June 8-9 a position camp will be held for grades 9-12. The June 8 camp will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and June 9 will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact Terry Fowler at 765-4616 or Dan Presel at 765-4161.


  • Gerald Payne shot a net 67 to take first flight champion honors in the Point Mallard Independent Golf Association monthly tournament Wednesday.

    Individual results were: 1st Flight

    1. Gerald Payne 67; 2. Lee Brown 69; 3. Bull Terry 70 (tie breaker); 4. John Broadwell 70 2nd Flight

    1. Ken Johnson 66; 2. George Cassimus 67; 3. Milton Sivley 69 (tie breaker); 4. Dan Nelson 69. 3rd Flight

    1. Taco Yancy 64; 2. Billy Howell 68; 3. Marvin Eaton 69; 4. John Sivley 70 4th Flight

    1. Bob Stewart 65; 2. Dean Stark 67; 3. Jim Herren 71; 4. Bob Koenig 72 5th Flight

    1. Shelton Bettis 64; 2. Dean Parrish 65; 3. Corky Martin 67 (tie breaker); 4. Charlie Moore 67 6th Flight

    1. Joe Holmes 61; 2. Jack Beasley 62; 3. Oliver Carter 71 (tie breaker); 4. Pat Volomimo 71. Closest to pin

    No. 3: Bull Terry; No. 8: George Cassimus; No. 11: Bull Terry; No. 13: Bill East.

  • The 10th annual St. Ann Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be Monday 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.

  • A junior golf clinic will be at the Point Mallard Golf Course June 5-7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 11 and under and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 12 and

    Food will be served June 7.

    Cost is $30 per camper. Call 341-4925 for more information.

  • The Athens State Alumni Association Annual Golf Classic is set for the Canebrake Golf Club on June 7.

    A 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, extension 319.

    Recreation signup

  • Signups for football, soccer and cheerleading players and coaches for the fall season in the Priceville Community Recreation Association will be June 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . at the Priceville Elementary School cafeteria.

    For more information, visit


  • The River City Raptors women’s soccer club of Decatur have set their tryout dates for the fall season. The club’s regular season will run from Aug. 18 through Nov. 3. Tryouts will be at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex on June 2, 5, 7, 10. Tryouts will be for ages under 9 through under 18. For more information visit


  • 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

  • The SEAA girls slowpitch softball tournament will be June 23-24 at the Cane Creek fields in Cookeville, Tenn.

    Competition will be for girls ages 6 to 19. Each team will play at least four games. Trophies will be awarded. For more information, contact Jerry Dills at (865) 604-4000.


  • 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 men’s, women’s, 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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