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?? 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.


  • Youth basketball teams will be taking registration Sept. 17 through Oct. 20 at the Aquadome Recreation Center in Decatur.

    Players are placed by their age on Sept. 1.

    Age divisions include

    Age divisions are: Mixed girls and boys 5-6; boys 7-8; girls 7-9; boys 9-10; girls 10-12; boys 11-12; boys 13-14.

    All players must attend the skills evaluation on Oct. 20 at the Aquadome. Makesup evaluation is Oct. 22. For more information, contact David Wisdom at 341-4810 or or Sean Dailey at 341-4834 or

  • Organizational meetings for adult basketball leagues are set for the Aquadome on Sept. 10.

    The morning league teams will meet at 9 a.m. and the menís church and menís industrial leagues will meet at 7:30 p.m.

    Entry fee is $425 per team by Oct.1 and $475 from Oct. 1-8.

    The leagues feature a 12-game season and a single-elimination tournament.

    For more information, call David Wisdom at 341-4810 or email him at


  • Children ages 8-15 in the Tennessee Valley are eligible to compete in the NFL Pepsi Punt,Pass and Kick competition at the Alabama A&M field on Sept. 8.

    Registration is free and begins at 11 a.m. Competition begins at noon.

    Winners of the local competition will advance to the sectional competition in Chattanooga. Those winners will advance to the team championship at a Tennessee Titans game in November or December. Winners there will compete at the nationals at an NFL playoff game in January.

    The NFl will pay the expenses of the team championship winners and two adults.

    Local participants in the A&M competition will receive a free ticket to the Alabama A&M vs. Clark football game.

    For more information, call C. Lamar Sterns at 722-8093 or 679-8961 or Tourischeva Stubbs at 372-4059.

  • Registration for the 2007 fall season of the Decatur Flag Football League is now taking

    DFFL, now in its 14th season, provides football of a different style for adults who enjoy the game and are looking for some good exercise.

    There will be a playersí/coachesí meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the T.C. Almon Recreation Center in Point Mallard Park.

    The individual signup fee is $40 per player. Registration deadline is Sept. 10. After this date, there will be a $50 late fee.

    The season will begin Sept. 16 and consist of an eight- or nine-game season. In addition, each team will make it to the playoffs. Winners of the league receives a first-place trophy and an entry fee of up to $300 toward the Southeast Regional Tournament in Atlanta.

    For more information, contact Curtis Wofford at 256-318-7766 or email at a027061 The official league Web site is


  • Linda DeJong used a 9-wood to sink a hole-in-one on the 11th hole at the Point Mallard Golf Course on Aug. 26. Witnessing the 119-yard ace were Ron DeJong, Kirk Shippers and Val Shippers.

  • Bryan Askew and Jimmy Reist totaled 134 in the 2-man better ball stroke play format to capture the Burningtree Country Club Menís Invitational Aug. 24-26.

    Trent Howell and Casey Thomas were second at 137.

    Gary Campbell and Mike McGill had a 140 to win the B division.

    Flight results were: First flight

    First: Doug Lambert and Wes Lambert, 141; second: Mike Haghighi and Roy Landers, 142.

    B division winners: Horace Crowe and Dan Crampsey, 141. Second flight

    First: Dale Skipper and David Miller, 138; second: John Buis and Steve Croft, 145.

    B division winners: Dale Leonard and Ray Parlade, 152. Third flight

    First: Doug Street and Bert Crenshaw, 151; second: Jim Walker and Chad Walker, 152.

    B division winners: Joe McKelvy and Dillard McLeroy, 154. Fourth flight

    First: Perry Murphy and Paul Murphy, 157; second, Red Coman and Don Williams, 160.

    B division winners: Dave Todd and Dave Cross 159.


  • Players and parents can register for the House League and Senior Open hockey competitions Sept. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Point Mallard Ice Complex in Decatur.

    Highlights of the season will include a mid-season tournament, doubleheader weekend, end of season party and monthly newsletter.

    Jerseys and socks will be provided.

    For more information on fee schedules and age divisions, call 883-3689 or visit


  • 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 e-mail Soccer

  • The Decatur Elks Lodge will hold its annual soccer shoot Sept. 8 at the T.C. Almond Recreation Center at Point Mallard at 9 a.m.

    Call 355-6904 for more information.

  • 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.


  • The Worth Club K softball will begin fastpitch pitching lessons in Huntsville in September. For more information, call (615) 641-5898.


  • An organizational meeting for the co-ed volleyball league will be at the Aquadome Recreation Center on Sept. 10. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Entry fee is $200 per team by Oct. 5 and $250 before Oct. 12.

    The league features a 12-game season and a single-elimination tournament.

    For more information, contact Sean Dailey at 341-4834 or

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