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  • Former University of North Alabama All-American and minor league baseball player Mike Burns is available for hitting lessons.

    Hitting slots are limited.

    For more information, contact Mike Burns at 353-5325 or email him at


  • Jim King fired a 65 to win the Point Mallard Independent Golf Associationís monthly tournament Oct. 17. He bested the field of 55 players.

    The results are: First flight

    First, Jim King, 65; second, Gary Vest, 71; third, Ray Brown, 72; fourth, Don Hill, 74. Second flight

    First,Doug Chandler, 66; second, Harold Alkire, 67; third, Hollie Wright, 68; fourth, Bob Blosch, 71. Third flight

    First, Stan Parker, 68; second, Clay Goodwin, 68; third, Fred Sittason, 72; fourth, Wally Weeks, 72. Fourth flight

    First, Jim Herrin, 69; second, Irv Dingus, 71; third, Jack Stoler, 71; fourth, Charlie Moore, 72. Fifth flight

    First, Earl Benfield, 69; second, Dave Dobbs, 70; third, Pat Volonino, 70; fourth, George Godwin, 71. Closest to pin

    No. 3: Ross Malone

    No. 8: Irv Dingus

    No. 11: Charlie Moore

    No. 13: Marvin Eaton


  • 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 teamís 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 University of Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy will be hosting the World Class Pitching Summitt I on Nov. 10.

    The clinic will feature Ernie Park and Erica Beach. The rise ball and change up will be discussed in the clinic.

    For more information or to register, contact the university softball office at (205) 348-4400 or visit

  • The University of Alabama will hold its annual hitting clinic Nov. 25 at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

    The clinic offers two sessions, grades 2-6 from 9 a.m. to noon and grades 7-12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    For more information, contact Sherry Selby at (205) 348-0526, or visit


  • Ivey-Katherine Weaver won the 10-and-under division of the Halloween Festival Junior Tennis Tournament at Point Mallardís T.C. Almon tennis courts. Weaver beat players from Decatur, Huntsville and Birmingham.

  • Anna-Quinn Weaver placed second in the 8-and-under division of the Pat Dupre Tennis Classic at the Old Overton Club in Birmingham recently. Tommy Wade is her coach.

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