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  • Baseball tryouts for seventh- and eighth-graders living in the Oak Park school district will be Oct. 13.

    The tryouts will be at the Decatur High baseball field with seventh-graders reporting at 9:30 a.m. and eighth-graders at 11 a.m.

    The team will participate in the Huntsville spring league playing about 20 games from mid-February through mid April.

  • 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 through Oct. 20 at the Aquadome Recreation Center in Decatur.

    Players are placed by their age Sept. 1.

    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 Oct. 20 at the Aquadome. Makeup evaluation is Oct. 22. For more information, contact David Wisdom at 341-4810 or or Sean Dailey at 341-4834 or

  • The Tennessee Valley Basketball Association is accepting teams for its fall season, which will features two divisions.

    The grade-school league is looking from teams from across North Alabama to participate. The past two years, the league has conducted more than 2,000 games.

    For more information, contact Dale Liles at 412-7407 or visit the league’s Web site at

  • The Decatur Basketball Officials Association will meet Sunday at Cornerstone School on Spring Avenue.

    The meeting is set for 4 p.m., and the association is looking for people interested in becoming an official.

    For more information, call Dennis Dawson at 353-8335 or 466-1101.


  • Greg Quattelbaum sank his second shot on the 465-yard par-5 No. 2 at the Quail Creek Golf Course in Hartselle on Sept. 23 to record a rare double eagle. He holed a 5-wood shot from 200 yards away.

    David Marsh and Pete Pressley witnessed the double eagle.

  • Billy Owens aced the 16 th hole at the Quail Creek Golf Course in Hartselle on Aug. 16. He used a 9-iron to sink the 127-yard hole.

    Billy Johnson witnessed the hole-in-one.

  • Milton Sivley sank an 8-iron shot from 128 yards away to record a hole-in-one on the eighth hole of the Point Mallard Golf Course on Sept. 17.

    Witnessing the ace were John Broadway, Bob Gunner and Bull Terry.

  • Eighty-eight golfers took part in the Point Mallard Independent Golf Association monthly handicap tournament Sept. 19 with Bill East taking top honors. The winners include: First flight

    First: Bill East 70; second, Bull Terry 72; third, Pete Davis 73; fourth, Ray Brown 73. Second flight

    First: John Lemley 68; second, Bob Gunner 73; third, George Cassimus 73; fourth, Jim King 74. Third flight

    First: John Sivley 70; second, Terry Yancy, 71; third, J.O. Mitchell 73; fourth, Wayne Schrimsher 73. Fourth flight

    First: Howard Alkire 69; second, Johnny Atkins 69; third, Bob Blosch 69; fourth, Doug Chandler 70. Fifth flight

    First: Stan Parker, 67; second, Clay Goodwin 68; third, Bill Brunner 71; fourth, Ross Malone 72. Sixth flight

    First: Buck Martin 71; second, Shelton Bettis 71; third, Bob McKenzie 76; fourth, Dean Parrish 76. Seventh flight

    First: Virgil Weaver,73; second, Jack Stoler 74; third, Charlie Moore 74; fourth, Walt Sellars 76. Eighth flight

    First: George Godwin 70; second, Bernie Taylor 71; third, John Mullican 74; fourth, Billy Hale 74. Ninth flight

    First: Oliver Carter 71; second, Bob King 72; third, Pat Volonino 73; fourth, Jim Newman 77.

    Low gross: Lee Brown 69

    Low net: Don Hill 64

    Closest to the pin, No. 3: Milton Sivley; No. 8: Bill Brunner; No. 11: Stan Parker; No. 13: Doyle Bryant

  • The Cornerstone Christian School Fall golf tournament is set for Oct. 6 at the Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur.

    Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $300 per team. Tee times begin at 7:45 a.m.

    First- and second-place prizes will be given to the winning teams.

    Awards will be given for long drive and closest to the pins.

    Door prizes will be distributed at lunch.

    The event also is looking for sponsors.

    For more information, contact Todd Russell at 351-0772.

  • The inaugural Terry White Memorial Golf Tournament is Oct. 6 at the Golf Club in Anderson.

    The three-man scramble format is $180 per team with proceeds benefiting the Anderson Junior High School Athletics.

    Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

    For more information, contact David Peoples at 247-5673, extension 202, 810-2761 or coach Jeremy Pounders at

  • The second annual Athens Police Department four-man scramble is set for Southern Gayles Golf Course on Oct. 12. The event begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Registration is $240 per team and includes a T-shirt, and green fee.

    Prizes will be awarded in two flights as well as longest drive, closest to the hole and longest putt.

    Hole sponsorships are available at $100.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the Athens Police Department Reserves.

    Deadline is Oct. 7.

    For more information, contact Wesley Jarrett at 233-8700 or 874-2561.

  • Athens Bible School will host a golf tournament Oct. 22 at the Joe Wheeler State Park Golf Course to benefit the school.

    Registration fee is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Tee time is 8 a.m. Deadline to enter is Oct. 12.

    For more information, call 232-3525, extension 233, or visit

  • The first Judy Jester Memorial Scholarship golf tournament will be Oct. 27-28. This is a three-man scramble, and the entry fee is $120. The event will be at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Florence.

    Lunch and registration will be Oct. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. Shotgun starts will be Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 8 a.m.

    For tee times and more information, call (256) 762-9976 or (256) 324-7366.

  • The fifth annual Falkville High four-man scramble is Oct. 27. Registration fee is $240 per team and includes lunch and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each flight. Hole-in-ones could win a new Ford truck, irons, computers and radio.

    For more information contact Gerald Holmes at 636-1757, 796-8075 or 784-5248.

    Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Falkville High girls and boys golf teams.


  • A dozen competitors from the Webster’s Karate Competition Team took part in a Huntsville tournament Sept. 15.

    The results were:

    Connor Griffith: first, weapons; second, forms.

    Mac Weathers: first forms; second, weapons; fourth, XMA.

    Erika Light: first, XMA; first, forms; second, weapons.

    Ginny Light: second, sparring; third, forms.

    Jessica Coffey: first, forms; fourth, sparring.

    A.J. Moon: third, sparring; third, forms.

    Kimberly Parker: first, sparring; third, forms.

    Thomas Parker: first, XMA; second, forms.

    Brandon Lovett: first, weapons; first, forms; first, sparring.

    Connor Frost: first, forms; third, weapons.

    Holly Clemons: first, forms; first, weapons; third, XMA.

    Bryan Brakeman: first, weapons; fourth, forms.


  • The West Limestone Softball Diamond Run features a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and 1-mile run Nov. 3.

    The 10K will start at 7 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m. and 1-mile run at 10:30 a.m.

    Portion of the proceeds will go to the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

    Registration forms are available at the Athens-Limestone Wellness Center, area sporting goods stores or from any player or coach.

    The softball team also is sponsoring a spaghetti supper Nov. 2 at the Salem Springs Baptist Church on Alabama 99. The supper will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from the team’s players or at the door.

    For more information, contact Coach Jordan Paul at West Limestone High at 233-6687.

  • The Living Waters for the World 5 kilometer and 1 kilometer run will be Nov. 24. The 5K begins at 8 a.m.

    The races will start and finish at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 801 Jackson St. S.E. The event will benefit the Living Waters for the World
    ( mission project, which sends missionaries to villages in Central and South America to install water purification systems.

    Entry forms are available at area health clubs, recreation centers, shoe and sporting goods stores as well as Westminster Presbyterian Church. Register online at or
    download entry form at

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


  • 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.


  • Diamond Diggers 10-and-under travel softball team of Lawrence County took second place in the Huntsville Sparks Fastpitch softball tournament Sept. 23.

    The Diggers also won second place in the September Sparks tournament in Cullman.

    Team members include Hanna-Grace Sherrill and Brandi Terry of East Lawrence; Kandis Parker and Bailey Smith of Hatton; Anna-Beth Franks, Cierra Helms, Whitney Peppers and Khelea Roberts of Moulton; and Sara-Wyatt Hill and Whitney White of Speake.

    Johnny White is the head coach and Tooter Franks, assistant coach.

  • America’s Best 8-and-under fastpitch softball team finished third in an eight-team tournament in Huntsville on Sept. 22.

    The team defeated Redstorm of Trussville 7-3, Hartselle Sting 13-2 and Decatur Storm 16-10. America’s Best lost to Hartselle Hornets 13-5 and Vestavia Hills Frenzy 7-6. Vestavia won the tournament and the Hornets were second.

    Leading America’s Best at the plate was Katie Burden who had 11 hits and 10 RBIs. Madison Jones also had 11 hits. Jada Harris had eight hits, two homers and 10 RBIs. McKinley Gillespie had 10 hits and five runs batted in. Haley White, Delaney Terry and Mary Grace Gillespie and Ali Grace Shelton each collected seven hits.

    Allie Jo Kelley had five hits and homer and Bailey Gillespie also had five hits. Katie Amos contributed three hits.

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