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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

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Auburn’s Muschamp to visit Decatur

Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will speak at the Morgan County Auburn Club meeting Tuesday at Decatur Country Club.

The event will begin at 6 p.m., and the cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Membership dues into the Morgan County Auburn Club are $20 a person and $30 a family.

For reservations, make checks payable to Morgan County Auburn Club and mail to Jason Gantt, 702 Line Street NE, Decatur, AL 35601. For additional information, please contact Jason Gantt at


  • Mike Peter collected seven hits in three wins for the Decatur Braves (35-over) baseball team in the past two weeks. The Braves whipped the Huntsville Twins 13-2 on June 3 with Peter recording three hits and three runs scored. Mike Nappi and Gillott each had two hits and two runs scored. Jason Smith notched the win with four innings of work.

    On June 11, the Braves outscored the Huntsville Titans 16-15 with Peter, Tim Bowers and Jeff Borden each slapping two hits.

    On June 13, the Braves blanked the Titans 13-0 behind two singles and a double by Jerry Childers. Childers also scored two runs. Bear Whitlock had three hits in the win. Chris Heaps, Greg Dennis, Mark Shrout, Iken Ricketts and Peter each had two hits. Dennis, who cracked a homer, also scored three times.

    Smith pitched five perfect innings for the win. Whitlock tossed two innings of no-hit ball.

    The Braves will play at the Austin High field at 4 p.m. on June 24.

  • The Red Sox of the Hartselle Dixie Youth program are the 5- and 6-year-old champions for the regular season. They compiled a record of 13-2-1.

    Players are Chris Segars, Andy Lamb, Luke Godsey, Stone Powell, Tucker Hayes, Jonathan Carnes, Issac Holcomb, Tyde Ward, Jarrod Galloway, Carson Rose and Ryan Langston.

    David Langston is the head coach. Assistant coaches are Bob Godsey, Jeff Hayes, Ron Lamb and Will Powell.

  • The Viper Baseball Academy 15-and-under team won the Tiger Classic tournament last weekend in Chattanooga with a 4-0-1 record.

    The Vipers will play in the Slumpbuster’s Baseball tournament in Omaha, Neb., during the College World Series.

    The squad includes Shane Culbreath (Andalusia), Wesley Hughes (Huntsville), Brian Moody (Huntsville), Clint Brown (Huntsville), Duncan Harrity (Huntsville), Colt Iverson (Decatur), Josh Carpenter (Huntsville), Aaron Haag (Andalusia), Josh Cyr (Huntsville) and C.K. Irby (Florence).

  • The 11-and-under North Alabama Nationals Tournament baseball team, based in Decatur, is seeking players for its fall roster. Play starts Aug. 1, when the team will move up to 12 and under.

    The team expects to play one to three tournaments and will train offseason for next spring’s season.

    For more information, call Rodney at 566-7274 or 355-4978.

  • Auburn-Montgomery will hold its annual youth baseball camps at the AUM Baseball Complex on June 25-29 and July 16-20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The camps are open to boys and girls of all ages.

    Registration fee is $125.

    Instruction in all phases of the game will be provided by Head Coach Q.V. Lowe and his staff.

    To register by phone for either session, call the AUM Baseball offices at (334) 244-3236 or (334) 244-3237.


  • The Decatur Parks and Recreation Summer Basketball Camp for girls and boys will be Monday through Friday.

    Decatur High varsity basketball coaches Jamie Lee and Brad Boy, along with Austin coaches Demond Garth and Bruce Hamilton will conduct the camp for upcoming kindergarten through ninth-graders.

    The cost is $80 a player.

    The camp will run from 8 a.m. until noon each day.

    Late registration and orientation will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Aquadome Recreation Center.

    For more information, contact Lee at 345-0263 or Hamilton at 335-6686.

  • The Cowart Basketball Camp is set for July 23-27 in Athens. All campers, grades 1-7, will receive a T-shirt and drink each day. Prizes will be given for effort and improvement at the camp designed to provide instructions of the fundamentals of basketball. Campers should bring a basketball with their name on it. The first 100 campers to sign up will receive a free basketball.

    Cost is $55 per player until July 14 and $65 after July 14. Instructors are Eddie Murphree, Garland Murphree and Robert Bess.

    For more information, contact Eddie Murphree at 233-6627 or 874-7470. More information can be found at


  • Hazlewood High will host The Leather Helmet Football Camp on June 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hazlewood’s athletic fields.

    The camp is for ages 7-18 and costs $40.

    The camp will have several guest instructors, including former football stars Robert Penchion (Bills and 49ers offensive lineman), Zefross Moss (Colts offensive lineman), Antonio Langham (Brown and Ravens defensive back), Chris Goode (Colts defensive back), Ben Leard (Auburn quarterback), Andrew Zow (Alabama quarterback), Joe Cribbs (Bills running back), Kerry Goode (Bucs running back), Steve Wallace (49ers offensive lineman), Thomas Rayam (Alabama defensive lineman), Calvin Pearson (Bucs defensive back) and Jason Allen (defensive back Miami Dolphins).

    For more information, contact Clyde Goode at (919) 225-1919,, or Aaron Goode at (256) 651-3283,

  • The SportsPowers preseason kicking and punting camp will be at Mountain Brook High School on July 16-17.

    The camp is open to players ages 13 and above. Cost per camper is $200.

    For more information, contact Jason Powers at (205) 790-1404 or email at sports


  • Demond Garth hit a hole-in-one on the third hole at Point Mallard golf course June 13. Garth accomplished the feat with a 6-iron on the 196-yard hole. Witnessing the ace were Jamie Lee, Bruce Hamilton, Garland Murphree and Lane Barnett.

  • John Broadwell used a 7-iron to sink a hole-in-one on the third hole of Point Mallard golf course June 13. J.O. Mitchell, Bob Gunner and Bill Buchanan witnessed the 145-yard shot.

  • Area qualifying for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships will be Monday and Tuesday at the Valley Landing Golf Course in Courtland. Age divisions for boys and girls are 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18.

    Registration fee is $80. Deadline is Saturday. Lunch is provided on tournament days. A practice round, at no additional fee, is Sunday. Players must make reservations for the practice round.

    For more information, contact Chris Agnew at 476-6053 or Harold Stratz at 637-9181.

  • The Northwest Youth Athletic Association will host a golf tournament at Point Mallard on June 23. Registration for the two-man scramble is at 7 a.m. on June 23.

    Entry fee is a $50 donation.

    For more information, contact Butch Matthews at 565-7401 or Harry Orr at 355-7145.

    The second annual Safety Scramble golf tournament will be July 17 at Southern Gayles Golf Club. Shotgun is at 8 a.m.

    The entry fee is $250 per four-man team, and checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross. Send the entry fee to Box 712, Athens, AL 35612. Deadline is July 12.

  • The American Cancer Society Golf Championship will be July 23 at Burningtree Country Club.

    The event is a four-person scramble format. Participants will receive breakfast and lunch, along with goodie bags filled with things from local companies.

    For more information about the American Cancer Society or to register for the tournament, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

    Recreation signup

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

    For more information, visit


  • The Spirit of America 5-mile run and 1-mile fun run will occur June 30 at Point Mallard Park. The final 2.7 miles of the 5-mile event is on the shaded jogging path along the river.

    The 5-mile race will start at 7 a.m. with the 1-mile starting at approximately 8 a.m. Awards, t-shirt and refreshments are provided. Entry fees are $10 and $5 before the entry deadline of June 22. The fees double after June 22.

    Entry forms can be found at or at T.C. Almon Recreation Center. Contact Joe Wallace at 350-4939 or Eric Schotz at eric@rivercity for more information.


  • The River City Raptors women’s soccer club of Decatur have set its 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 10. Tryouts will be for ages under 9 through under 18. For more information visit

  • Players interested in playing in the Hartselle soccer youth leagues should register during June at the Sparkman Civic Center. Registration is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday.

    First-time players are encouraged to bring a birth certificate to registration.

  • The Alabama Youth Soccer Association Soccer Camp will be July 23-27 at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex.

    For boys and girls ages 5 through 7, the camp is Monday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. The registration fee is $55 payable to AYSA.

    For boys and girls ages 8 through 13, the camp is Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $75 payable to AYSA.

    For more information, contact the AYSA at (205) 991-9779 or JARC at 341-4830.


  • Playtime softball won its fourth tournament of the year recently in Birmingham by capturing the USSSA Bat Bag Shootout. Playtime went undefeated.

    The team members were Jason Such, Quientin Mclin, Al Long, Lajuan Johnson, Jason Houston, Al Mayers, James Bud Warren, Lil Charles Hollis, Will Weakley, Russ Alexander, Scott Rutherford, Lavoris White and Warren White. The head coach was Randy Turner, and the assistant coach was Marshall Healty.

    Also, the Capt D’s/Playtime Co-ed tournament went undefeated in the Memorial Day Classic in Hamilton.

    The team members were Will Weakley, Jeff Redus, Jack Cook, Jason Houston, Quientin Mclin, Short Martin, Ricky Turner, Russ Alexander, Stephanie Cook, Kelly Martin, Brenda “Punk” Phillips, Leslie Dobbs and Doris Williams. The head coach was Randy Turner.

  • 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 Spirit of America ASA softball tournament is set for June 29 through July 1 at the Wilson Morgan softball complex in Decatur.

    Divisions and limitations include Men’s B (four homers); Men’s C (two homers); Men’s D (homer ends inning); and women’s.

    Entry fee is $175 per team. Deadline is noon June 25 or until the fields are full.

    For more information, call 341-4810.

  • 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.

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