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  • The North Alabama Sharks 14-and-under baseball team recently won the Amateur Athletic Youth Baseball Association World Series.

    After going 5-2 in pool play, the Sharks advanced to the championship round.

    In the semifinals, the Sharks beat the Mooreville (Miss.) Troopers 4-0.

    In the finals, they beat the Redstick Raiders of Baton Rouge, La., 3-1. That avenged a 6-3 loss in pool play and topped a tournament in which the Sharks played nine games in five days.

    The squad included two players with local ties: Micah Johnson of Hatton and Ben Pullem of Athens.

  • Tryouts will be 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 Point Mallard Independent Golf Association held its monthly tournament recently.

    It was an individually flighted tournament. There were 56 players in five flights arranged by handicaps. Net scores are listed.

    First flight: 1, Ray Brown, 61; 2, Lee Brown 68; 3, Bob Gunner, 70; 4, Pete Davis, 71.

    Second flight: 1, Don Hill, 70; 2, Wayne Schrimsher, 71; 3, Billy Looney, 71; 4, Taco Yancey, 72.

    Third flight: 1, Don Dickens, 63; 2, Stan Parker, 71; 3, Ron Hope, 72; 4, Bill Brunner, 72.

    Fourth flight: 1, Walt Sellars, 68; 2, Jack Stoler, 71; 3, Dean Stark, 72; 4, Jim Benfield, 72.

    Fifth flight: 1, Marshall Williams, 64; 2, Bill Doty, 68; 3, Sam Eldridge, 69; 4, Bobby Lang, 74.

    Closest to pin: No. 3, Ken Johnson; No. 11, Wayne Schrimsher; No. 8, Walt Sellars; No. 13, Bill Brunner.

  • 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.

  • Cornerstone Christian School Fall Golf Classic to benefit school operations will be Oct. 6 at Point Mallard Golf Course.

    Tee times start at 7:45 a.m. with lunch provided in the Mallard Grille.

    The event is a four-man scramble, and the fee is $300 a team.

    There will be prizes for long drive and closest to the pins, and door prizes will be awarded at lunch. First- and second-place finishers will receive prize packages.

    Call Todd Russell at 351-0772 for information and possible sponsorship opportunities.


  • 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: 351-7426,

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

    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 Athens Recreation Center is offering a men’s class C and D tournament at the Athens Sportsplex on Aug. 24-25.

    For more information, call Carrie at 233-8740.

  • The Worth Club K softball training facility will be offering lessons in pitching, hitting, slapping, catching, defense and team play starting Aug. 27.

    For more information, call (615) 641-5898 or visit

  • The Worth Club K softball will begin fastpitch pitching lessons in Huntsville in September.

    For more information, call (615) 641-5898.

  • Registration is available for Decatur girls softball fall fast-pitch season for girls ages 4-15.

    Public registration will be Aug. 27, 28 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. at “Play It Again Sports.” Visit the Web site for more information or to register by mail.

    For additional questions, contact the league president, Brandon Harwell, at 318-2158. There will also be an open parent meeting Aug. 26 at the Decatur Utilities Community room at 2 p.m.

    The league objective for fall is fundamentals and fun. Teams will play a 10-game season Sept. 18 through Oct. 25.


  • 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, 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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