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  • 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


  • Mike Haghighi, Bill Achenbach, Al Bowers and Charlie Schooley dipped to a 60 to win the Burningtree Men’s Golf Association Breakfast Scramble on Sept. 29.

    Finishing second were Charlie Gross, Roger Turner, Claud Lavender and Ron Thompson with a 62.

    Another shot back in third were Dale Leonard, Tom Pfaff, Don Coats and Bernie Malkmus.

    Skins winners with a birdie on No. 18 were Doug Lambert, Melvin Russell, Jeff Robertson and Robert Stewart.

    Closest to the pin winners were Tom Flowe (No. 3), Jon Denton (No. 6), Jim Reynolds (No. 12) and Al Bowers (No. 14).

  • Marta Caradine claimed the Decatur Country Club women’s championship last weekend, edging Kay Looney for the title.

    Finishing third was Elizabeth Vickery.

    Flight winners were: First flight

    Mary Spor, first; Teresa Culbert, second; Edna Scott, third. Second flight

    Cora Lou Street, first; Sun Scannell, second; Jerry Paasch, third. Third flight

    Mary Earley, first; Marie Nebrig, second; Jeanette Dougherty, third. Closest to the pin

    No. 7: Mary Earley, Kay Looney.

    No. 15: Elizabeth Vickery

    No. 17: Suzy Wiley

    Straightest drive: Edna Scott

    Longest drive: Marta Caradine.

  • 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.


  • 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 (www. 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,


  • America’s Best 8 and under travel team won the Moody Fall Classic whipping the Trussville Red Storm 11-1 in the championship game.

    America’s Best (17-4 overall) also defeated the Dixie Knockouts 22-1 and 15-1 and the Red Storm 11-2 in pool play.

    McKinley Gillespie had 11 hits and seven RBIs. Katie Burden had 10 hits and nine runs batted in. Ali Grace Shelton and Mary Grace Gillespie each had eight hits and eight RBIs.

    Haley White had nine hits and six RBIs. Madison Jones had nine hits and five RBIs. Other leading hitters were Allie Jo Kelley, Jada Harris, Delaney Terry and Bailey Gillespie.

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