Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published each Sunday, and must be in the office by the Thursday prior to publication.
Feb. 17: Winter Big Bucks Bracket Bash, Carolina Dragway, Jackson, S.C. Spectator admission: $10, children under 12 free. Gates open 9 a.m., with time trials beginning at 10 a.m. and eliminations at 3 p.m. For more information, call (803) 471-2285 or (803) 266-5831.
March 3-4: 13th annual Holley Sportsman Championship Series, Carolina Dragway, Jackson, S.C. For more information, call (803) 471-2285 or (803) 266-5831.
Registration for Midland Valley Recreation Association Dixie Youth baseball (ages 5-14) and girls softball (ages 7-10 and 11-15) will be held Feb. 8 (6-8 p.m.) and Feb. 10 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Howard Field. Fees: $50 for first child, $25 for each additional child. For information, call (803) 593-0298.
Registration for the Martinez-Evans Little League season will continue through Feb. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hometown Sports, located off Columbia Road. Boys and girls ages 5-18 may register. For more information call (706) 855-9834 (before 9 p.m.) or (706) 651-8777.
Registration for Gregg Park Dixie Youth baseball and girls softball will be held on Feb. 10 and 17 at the William C. Lott Dixie Youth field in Warrenville, S.C. Boys and girls ages 8-12. For more information, contact Jim Peters at (803) 663-6481, Dewayne Richardson at (803) 642-3987 or Howard Halcomb at (803) 593-4654.
Registration for Masters City Little League, ages 5-18, will be held Feb. 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the league office, 1951 Phinizy Road. Fees: $60 for first child; $40 for second child; and $30 for third child. For more information, call Amy Ladun at (706) 798-5949.
Registration for Aiken County Youth baseball and softball, for boys and girls ages 6-18, will be held Feb. 12-19 at Citizens Park. Fee: $35 with an additional $17.50 for those residing outside the Aiken city limits. For more information, call (803) 642-7760.
The Aiken County Parks and Recreation Department needs Dixie Youth umpires. For information, call Steve Gavin at (803) 648-4240.
Columbia County Recreation Department will be holding youth baseball and softball registration, Feb. 5-28, at Patriots Park only. For more information, contact the recreation department at (706) 863-7523.
The Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department is holding T-ball registration for boys and girls ages 5-6; baseball registration for boys 7-16; and slo-pitch softball registration for girls ages 7-16, Feb. 5-28 at the department office on White Oak road. Cost is $25 per person ($40 for out-of-county residents).
The CSRA Sports Fan Club will sponsor a trip to the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility in Orlando, Fla., March 15-18. Cost: $275 per person/double occupancy, which includes transportation, two games and three nights hotel accommodations. For more information, call Greg Brooks at (706) 860-8583.
March 2-3: Georgia State Golden Gloves Championships, Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road, 7 p.m. each night., co-sponsored by the Augusta Boxing Club and the Augusta-Richmond County Parks and Recreation Department. Daily tickets: $12 ringside, $5 adults, $2 children. For more information, contact Tom Moraetes at (706) 733-7533.
Instruction in foils for youths 14-under, Fridays, 6-6:45 p.m., cost: $40 per month, which includes competitive equipment. Foil for adults, Thursday, 6-7 p.m., cost $40 per month, which includes competitive equipment. Site: Augusta Fencing Club facilities, 134 Ninth Street between Broad and Reynolds. For more information, contact Rudy Volkman at (706) 722-8878 or website www.csranet.com/-rvolk/augustafencers
Feb. 15, Coaches meeting for Aiken County Spring Flag Football League for adult men at Harrison-Caver Park. League will consist of 14-16 games and a post-season tournament. For more information, contact Jeffrey Duffer at (803) 593-4698 or (803) 642-7559.
March 6: Captain's Choice tournament to benefit the Aiken Community Playhouse, Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken. Registration to begin at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m. (Rain date is March 8) Cost: $150 per golf. PGA Tour winner Mark Brooks will play one hole with each team. For information or reservations, call Henry Krippner at (803) 502-0088.
March 12: "Golf Fore the Arts" scramble, The Club at Jones Creek, sponsored by Columbia County Arts, Inc. Shotgun start at 1 p.m., with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $65 per person. For information and registration, call (706) 868-6782 or 860-4228.
March 26: Sixth annual Triple Crown Classic, Woodside Golf Course. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee: $100 per player or $400 per foursome. Entry forms and fees must be received by March 21. Field will be divided into two flights based on total team handicaps. Flight One will play Wisteria Course and Flight Two will play the Plantation Course. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross, Helping Hands and Tri-Development Center. For more information, contact either of the agencies or call (803) 641-4152.
Through March 16: The Family Y winter recreational gymnastics classes scheduled. Session features classes from toddlers through teens once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. For more information, call (706) 738-6678.
The Aiken-Augusta Lacrosse Club is seeking men and women for the spring season beginning in February and continuing through May. No experience is necessary. A coach or player/coach for the women's team is needed. For more information, call club coach Curt Gary at (706) 733-4271.
March 10: Triple Crown Road Race at H.O. Weeks Activities Center, Aiken. Races include Tot Trot for children 5-and-under; the «-mile for children 8-and-under, the one-mile fun run for children 16-and-under, 2-mile for all ages and 10-mile for all ages. Registration can be made at Citizens Park or mail registration form and payment to Citizens Park, PO Box 1177, Aiken, S.C., 29802. For more information, call (803) 642-7760.
Columbia County U-11 boys and girls Select teams seeking players for the 2001 season. For more information, call Lisa Lillard at (706) 869-9944 or Gary Davis at (706) 650-2187.
Feb. 10: Midland Mechanical Winter/Fall tournament for adult men, Harrison-Caver Park, Clearwater, S.C. Fees: $125 per team. Two divisions - Upper with 4 home runs and equalizer; Lower is equalizer home run. For more information, call Earl Proctor at (803) 593-8510.
Feb. 17: Georgia USSSA State Umpires meeting, starting at 9 a.m., at Sweetwater Activity Center on Wire Road, Thomson, Ga. For more information, call Don Capitosti at (706) 738-0723.
Feb. 24: USSSA Men's Open, Sweetwater Park, Thomson, Ga. Entry fee: $155 plus $20 sanction fee. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
March 10: USSSA Men's B, C, D March Madness, Diamond Lakes Complex. Entry fee: $155 plus $20 sanction fee if not already paid. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
March 24: USSA Men's C, D, E tournament, Sweetwater Park, Thomson. Entry fee: $155. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
April 14: USSA Men's C, D, E Flag City Warmup, Diamond Lakes Complex. Entry fee: $155. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
April 21: USSA Men's D and E April Showers, Sweetwater Park, Thomson. Entry fee: $155. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.