News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007

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Youth baseball

  • The Limestone “Elite” 11-year-old baseball team played in the Dizzy Dean World Series in Rossville, Ga., and won the tournament’s sportsmanship award. The team also placed in the top 10 in the tournament. The team’s players included Jacob Blenkinsopp, Andrew Gilewicz, Witt Black, Adam Clark, Eric Haney, Cody Elliott, Nick Walsh, Adam Saylor, Hayden Durrett, Brick Pugh and Austin Turner and Tucker McCormick. The coaches were Dennis Black, Danny Saylor, Jeff Pugh.

  • 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.

  • Tryouts will be held soon for the 11-and-under Clean Up Crew baseball team from Limestone County.

    For more information, contact James Stanford at 777-3932 or 771-0562.


  • The Priceville High football coaching staff will hold a clinic July 30, July 31 and Aug. 2 for ages 5-12.

    On July 30 and 31, the clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon. On Aug. 2, it will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact head coach Donald Weeks at (931) 247-3633.


  • 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 in memory of Brooke Hill, who was mother of two who died of 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.

    Water and Gatorade will be available at the start/finish line.

    Entry forms also are available at or enter online at

    For more information, contact Jon Elmore at 351-7426 or

  • 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


  • The Decatur Storm 8-and-under fastpitch travel softball team will be holding open tryouts for girls with 1998 and 1999 birthdates to play this fall. Tryouts will be Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.

    Call 318-1016 or send an e-mail to for more information.

  • The Huntsville Sparks fastpitch softball team will hold fall tryouts for all age divisions Aug. 11.

    The tryout times are: 8-under, 9 a.m.; 10-under, 10:30 a.m.; 12-under, 2 p.m.; 14/16, 4 p.m.

    For more information, contact Mike Willis at mikewillis@

  • The Wallace State Lady Lions one-day softball camp for players of all ages will be Aug. 18 at North Park in Priceville.

    The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50. Campers will receive personal attention from Wallace State coach Jayne Clem, her staff and 23 college players.

    Wallace State is the defending state junior college champions and finished seventh in the NJCAAtournament. Campers also will receive a free Wallace State t-shirt.

    To enroll, contact Jayne Clem at or at 352-8355 or 233-4628, or Lonnie Williams at 345-5512 or 355-7142.


  • The 10th annual Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation golf tournament is set for Sept. 14 at the Canebrake Country Club in Athens. For more information, contact 233-8236.

  • George Boyd Jr. made a hole-in-one Tuesday at Point Mallard Golf Course. His ace came on hole No. 3. He used a 4-iron on the 155-yard hole. His witnesses were Gary Hayes, Pat Volonino and Terry Yancy.


  • The River City Raptors girls soccer club of Decatur is looking for under-10 and under-12 players to fill out their fall rosters.

    If interested, please view the Web site at and contact club president Greg Zellner at 350-1516 or director of coaching Tommy Dailey at 654-4533.

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