Originally created 09/01/02

Area sports announcements



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 weekly.

BASEBALL

  • Sept. 14-15: The Augusta Angles will be hosting the second annual Battle at the Lakes 12-and-under baseball tournament at Diamond Lakes Regional Park. Players cannot have turned 13 before August 1, 2002. Each team is guaranteed three games, entry fee is $215. For more information, call Tony Miller at (706) 790-9531 or (706) 951-8749.
  • Sept. 20-22: Fall Baseball Tournament at Riverside Park for age groups 10-under, 12-under, 14-under with an age control date of August 1, 2002. Cost is $225 and guaranteed three games. For more information, call Kelvin Lampkin at (706) 863-7523 or (706) 312-7410.
  • The Columbia County Stars, a 12-year-old boys USSSA traveling baseball team, will be holding tryouts for the 2003 season. The season starts Sept. 2 and runs through Aug. 3, 2003. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 556-1035 after 6 p.m.
  • The Dan Sullivan Youth Baseball League will hold a reunion at Julian Smith Casino baseball field on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. Former players interested in attending should contact Leland Malchow at 724-8890.
  • BASKETBALL

  • Oct. 4-6: Athletes for Better Education will hold a basketball tournament at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Ga. There will be different age groups for boys and girls. Each team is guaranteed three or four games at a cost of $175 or $200 respectively. The deadline is Sept. 20. For more information, call Jason Bieber at (610) 916-0223 or e-mail coachbiebs@cs.com or Andre Wright at (478) 445-1777.
  • BOXING

  • Sept. 28-Oct. 5:Twenty-eighth National PAL Boxing Championships, Warren Road Community Center. Three divisions - Open, 12 weight classes (17-34 years); Junior Olympic - Senior Division, 15-16 years; intermediate division, 13-14 years.
  • FOOTBALL

  • Sept. 6: The Columbia County Recreation Department will play host to an NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Patriots Park Royal Soccer Field at 6 p.m. For more information, call Gary Tam at (706) 863-7523 or 312-7409.
  • Augusta semi-professional minor-league team is looking for volunteer cheerleaders and coaches. For more information, call Robert Jenkins at 798-0264 or 794-2882.
  • The United Carolina Flag Football League is now accepting registration for its fall season. Leagues begin Sept. 8. To register, call (864) 284-6633 or e-mail info@ucffl.com.
  • Sept. 7-8: Pro Golf/2 Man Scramble at Goshen Plantation Golf Club. Entry fee is $125 per player and $250 per team and is limited to 64 teams. Entries close on Sept. 2. Register at Goshen Pro Shop or Pro Golf of Augusta.
  • Sept. 8: Augusta Charter American Singles Golf Association Second annual Golf Classic at Forest Hills Golf Club Format is Captain's Choice. Cost is $55 (includes meal), $60 after Aug. 31. For more information, call Charles Garner Jr. 868-0901 or 785-8899.
  • Sept. 9: Seventh annual Georgia Golf Hall of Fame at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. Cost is $150 a player or $600 a team. There is a 30 team limit and registration deadline is Sept. 5. Payment must accompany reservation. For more information and directions, visit www.gghf.org.
  • Sept. 9: Fifteenth annual United Way Golf Tournament at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Entry fee is $360 per team. For more information including registration, contests and shotgun start, call Charlie Snead at (803) 952-7543.
  • Sept. 13: Ninth annual Border Bash Golf Tournament at The River Golf Club. There will be 8 a.m and 1 p.m shotgun starts with four man teams, Lauderdale format. $325 per team, limited to first 50 teams. Entry forms can be picked up at Ivan Allen Company (863-4828) or River Golf Club (202-0110).
  • Sept. 16: Eleventh annual Young Life Golf Marathon at Midland Valley to benefit the high school ministry of Young Life. 18 and 54 hole formats with individual and team prizes. For more information, call 733-2507.
  • Sept. 16: Walton Foundation Independence, Inc. 2002 Golf Classic at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club. This is an amateur event, and no professionals are eligible. It will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $1,000 ($250 per player). To register on-line visit www.wrh.org or mail application and payment to P.O. Box 146, Augusta, Ga., 30903. For more information, call (706) 823-8526 or (706) 826-5809.
  • Sept. 18: Pink Ribbon Co-Ed Classic at Pointe South Golf Club with special guest Mitzi Edge. Lunch and registration will be from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. For cost and registration information, call Carol Morris at (706) 592-5705.
  • Sept. 20-22: Masters City Golf Association 19th annual Golf Classic at Forest Hills Golf Club. It will be an individual 36 hole stroke play, flights determined after 18 holes of play with 12 amateur flights. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Optional Florida Ball (2-person select shot), Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Arthur McKenzie at (706) 868-5938, Vic Wheeler (706) 796-6790, Climent Gardner (706) 798-5798, Sam Barnes (706) 790-7194, Kent Spruill (706) 798-5311 or e-mail masterscitygolf@hotmail.com.
  • Oct. 3 Tenth annual Bionic Golf Invitational, Houndslake Country Club, Aiken. Qualifications: Golfer must have had a joint (hip, knee, ankle, etc.) replaced, amputees, and all prosthetics. For more information, call Jerry Grisham at (706) 228-3007.
  • Oct. 7: 2002 E-Z-GO Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic at Woodside Plantation County Club. Entry fee is $600 per team and the registration deadline is Sept. 2. For more information, call Michelle Ansley (706) 771-4677 or (706) 241-5855.
  • ICE SKATING

  • The Augusta Ice Sports Center is offering "Skate With Us" group classes for all ages. Eight-week session, which begins Aug. 19 to Oct. 12, will meet once a week for 30 minutes, and includes one free public skate session per week. For more information, call (706) 863-0061, Ext. 5.
  • The Augusta Ice Hockey Association will be registering youth player's age 4 to 18 years for the fall season. Registration will be at the Augusta Ice Sports Center daily starting Aug. 10. For more information, call Beth Sammons at (706) 793-0080 or John Crerar at (706) 863-0061, ext. 208.
  • LACROSSE

  • High school, college, military and post-college athletes interested in playing lacrosse are urged to call (706) 854-1908 or (706) 733-4271 for more information.
  • MISCELLANEOUS

  • Sept. 7: New Life Worship Center present the Third annual Remote Car Race from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other events will be a basketball shoot-out, cake auction, egg relay, sack race and tug-o-war. For more information, call 790-4536.
  • Anyone interested in officiating youth games with the Columbia County Recreation Department for the 2002 fall soccer and flag football season may call 863-7523. A meeting for officials will be held on Sept. 14 at 11:30 at Patriots Park Office Complex. For more information, call Gary Tam at 312-7409 or Jim Mock at 312-7407.
  • THE MCG Sports Medicine Center will accept walk-in patients from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday's through November. The clinic is available to football players and other athletes injured during Friday night games and events. For more information, call (706) 721-3439.
  • Anyone interested in coaching girls fast-pitch, youth football, youth soccer or cheerleading should fill out a coach's application at the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department on 808 Whiteoak Road during the month of August. For more information, call (706) 595-2152.
  • The Bulloch Academy athletic department is offering Gator fans the opportunity to purchase athletic passes for the 2002-03 school year. The pass entitles its holder admission to all Bulloch Academy regular-season home events. The cost is $100. For more information, call 764-0707.
  • POWER LIFTING

  • Oct. 26: Python Power League's USA Drug Free power lifting championships at Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway. There will be full power, bench press only, deadlift only and ironman competitions with first through 10th places in each weight division and weight class. For more information, call Tee Meyers at (706) 790-3806 or pythongym@aol.com.
  • ROAD RACING

  • Sept. 7: The City of Aiken will hold the 25th annual Whiskey Road Race. Participants may register at Citizens Park II, or by mail. There are five races and entry fees are: 10K-$15; 2 mile-$12; 1 mile-$8; 1/2 mile-$5; Tot Trot-$5. Entries postdated after Sept. 2 must add an additional $5 fee. For those registering late, it will be held at H.O. Weeks Center inside Gym #1 on the day of the race, from 6:45 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. The race will begin at 7:30. For more information, call Citizens Park at (803) 642-7761.
  • "A race for everyone." There will be a 10k run, 2 mile walk, 1 mile kids race, 1/2 -mile kids race and tot trot. All races start and end at the Augusta Museum of History at the corner of Broad Street and Sixth Street. First race begins at 7:45 a.m. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. Packet pickup will be on Sept. 13 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. For more information call (706) 737-9114 or visit www.augustastriders.com.
  • Oct. 26: The 24th annual O'Doul's Pinch Gut Puffer. 7.5K Cross Country walk/run. Registration fee is $20 before Oct. 5; $25 day of. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. day of race. Begins at Kings Mill of Broad Street and ends at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Sixth Street and Reynolds Street. For more information call (706) 823-8526 or visit www.wrh.org.
  • SHOOTING

  • Nov. 14: In Memory of Judge Franklin H. Pierce Pinetuckey Gun Club. Noon registration, with 1 to 4 p.m. shooting. For more information, call (706) 823-8526.
  • SOCCER:

  • The Augusta Soccer League is holding registration until Sept. 4 for its Adult 11 vs. 11 league. Individuals and teams welcome. For more information, call 854-0149.
  • The City of Aiken Recreation Department is seeking individuals at least 16 years old, interested in officiating Youth Spring Coed Soccer (ages 6-18). For more information, call Carlos Atero at (803) 642-7651.
  • SOFTBALL

  • Sept. 7: USSSA men's 40-and-over State Tournament, Sweetwater Park. Entry fee: $200. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
  • Sept. 7: Dominators 12 and under travel team tryouts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Patriots Park's Softball Complex. All CSRA girls welcome. For more information, call Jeff Munnerlyn at (706) 650-2788.
  • Sept. 28: USSSA Men's B, C & D fall state tournament and USSSA Women's state at Diamond Lakes. Entry fee is $175. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-2152 or (706) 595-8136.
  • First Impact is looking for players for a 12-14 year old fast-pitch travel team. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 771-5618 or (706) 868-8485.
  • TENNIS

  • Sept. 7: The USA Team Tennis will hold its registration for its fall 2002 junior tennis league from 9 a.m. and noon at Petersburg Racquet Club. Cost is $12 league fee; $13 for USTA membership. Play will be from Sept. 22 through November and all matches are played on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, call Dave Gleason at (706) 860-9288 or Jim Irish at (706) 863-4018 or visit www.csratennis.com.
  • The Weeks Tennis Center offers group lessons, private lessons, leagues and tournaments for various skill levels. For more information, call the Weeks Tennis Center at (803) 642-7739.
  • VOLLEYBALL

  • Augusta Junior Olympic Volleyball Club is open to experienced players of middle/high school age. Orientation will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Augusta Prep Day School Library. There is a $25 pre-registration required for November tryouts. For more information, visit www.cteamz.com/augustajuniors, call (803) 279-2215 or e-mail dreid54@comcast.net.
  • Registration for The Family Y's Adult volleyball league begins Sept. 4 at Wilson Branch at 3570 Wheeler Road and Family Y membership is required. Co-ed recreational leagues are open to players 16 years and older and of all ability levels. B League is composed of beginner to average players and BB League includes average to above average players. Games are Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. League begins Sept. 30. Program fee is $175 per team and additional players are $25 per person. For more information, call (706) 733-1030.


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