News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007

Sports People, Places And Things

Youth baseball

  • The Limestone County 12-year-old all-stars have qualified for the Dizzy Dean district, state and world Series tournaments. The squad is raising funds to help with expenses.

    To donate, contact coach Chris Sherrill at 874-0588 or Monica McConnell at 614-0494.


  • 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.

    Entry fee is $65. 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


  • Decatur High will host a youth football camp July 23-25 from 9-11 a.m. each day.

    The cost for the camp is $40 per athlete. Walk-up registration will be at 8:30 am on July 23 at Earl Webb Field House. The camp is a fundamental camp for upcoming second- through ninth-graders.

    It will be instructed by the Decatur High football staff. Campers should have cleats and tennis shoes, no other equipment is needed.

  • The SportsPowers preseason kicking and punting camp will be at Mountain Brook High School on Monday and Tuesday.

    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

  • The Trinity Youth Football and Cheer Association announces football signups July 21 and July 28 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Morgan High School cafeteria.

    Registration fee is $75 per player. Families with two or more signees will receive a discount. Fees include player insurance, a season trophy for the player, and the player’s game jersey.

    Players will need a birth certificate. All Decatur area youths are encouraged to particpate in the league.

    For more information, call 355-1105.


  • Bill East sank a hole-in-one on the 165-yard No. 3 hole at Point Mallard Golf Course on Friday. Witnessing the ace made with a 7 wood were Mike Ventura, Jodie Ventura, Brannon Ventura and Judy Ventura.

  • Kay Looney and Belinda Villarreal won the Decatur Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association Member-Member Tournament in June.

    The tournament’s first-day winners were Barbara Agee and Sue Scannell. Marta Caradine and Katie Michell won the second-day event. Flight winers First flight

    First net: Edna Scott and Mary Spor. Second flight

    First net: Teresa Culbert and Susan Day;

    Second net: Allison Jones and Donna Stephenson

    First gross: Marie Nebrig and Jamie Petty Third flight

    First net: Evelyn Loyd and Jerry Paasch

    Second net: Evelyn Justin and Cora Lou Street

    First gross: Mary Earley and Jeanette Dougherty

    Longest drive: Allison Jones

    Straightest drive: Mary Earley

    Proximity prizes: No. 7: Susan Day; No. 10 Mary Earley; No. 13: Teresa Culbert; No. 15 Katie Mitchell; and No. 17: Jamie Petty.

  • The Lexi House first golf tournament will be Monday at Burningtree Country Club at 8 a.m. This is a four-person scramble event, and the cost is $100 a person or $400 a team.

    The entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch, T-shirt, mug and golf ball. Prizes and gifts will be awarded

    This is a charity event and all proceeds will assist Lexi House with the upcoming purchase of their rescue shelter located in Somerville. Lexi House provides shelter for pregnant women and mothers with small children.

    Lexi House is the only rescue shelter in Morgan County that accepts women with children together.

    Contact person is Allen Brown at 303-5115. Sponsorships that include a team are still available.

  • 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.

    The cost is $100 per person or $400 per team. There also is an “Eagle package” in which a team can pay $600 and receive a hole sponsorship as well.

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

  • Jack Allen Recreation Complex will host a local qualifying event for the 2007 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship on July 21.

    Qualifying is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Competition will take place in five adult divisions — open, women, senior (45-52), super senior (53-60) and grand champion (61 and over). Entry fees are $40 for open and senior division hitters, $30 for women, super seniors and grand champion hitters.

    Golfers hit six drives per entry, with their longest official drive determining their place in the final standings. Top finishers advance to the RE/MAX district competition Aug. 4-5 at The Practice Tee in West Laurel, Miss..

    The goal is to earn a spot at the 2007 RE/MAX WLDC finals, which take place in Mesquite, Nev., on Oct. 22-27.

    This is the second year for Jack Allen to host this event. Jack Allen Recreation Complex is located at 2616 Modaus Road SW in Decatur. The phone number to the complex is 341-4830. More information about the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship is available at or


  • The third annual Brooke Hill Run for Awareness is set for Aug. 25.

    The event features a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile run/walk through Old Decatur.

    The event is memory of Brooke Hill, who was a young, vibrant mother of two who fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

    The run is put on to raise awareness and funds for the Brooke Hill Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

    Entry forms are available at The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, area sporting goods stores and health clubs.

    Entry forms also are available at or enter online at

    For more information, contact
    Jon Elmore: 351-7426,

  • The Red Bay Founders Fest 5-kilometer and 1-mile run and walk is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 15.

    Entry fee begins at $10. The top three finishers in each division will receive an award. All runners will receive a T-shirt and refreshments.

    For more information, contact Chris Austin at 356-1162 or email


  • The Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for its men’s and co-ed fall softball leagues.

    The regular season games will have a one-hour time limit and Class D and co-ed teams will be limited to one homer per game.

    Players on Class D teams must be at least 16 as of Aug. 14. The games will be played at West Park. Co-ed team members must be 18 as of Aug. 14 with games set for South Park and Huskey Park. Entry fees per team is $375. Deadline is July 21. The 14-game seasons begin Aug. 14.

    For more information, call Bruce Lackey at 778-7931 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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