Originally created 02/23/03

Area sports announcemnets

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.

Auto racing

  • Saturday, March 8-Sunday, March 9: The Carolina Dragway presents the International Hot Rod Association Pro-Am Tour. All sportsman classes - top dragster, top sportsman, super stock, stock, quick rod, super rod and hot rod - will be racing. Qualifying begins Saturday evening, with eliminations Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Jeff or Kathy Miles at (803) 266-5831, (803) 471-2285, or go to www.carlionadragway.com.
  • Baseball

  • Today: Independent Baseball League Tryout Camp continues at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga. For more information, call (770) 435-9651 or go to www.eteamz.com/tryouts.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27: A reunion for former American Legion-City League players will be at Richmond Post 63 on Milledge Road. A social will start at 6 p.m., with a dinner to follow at 7:30. The event is not open to the public.
  • Monday, March 24-Saturday, April 5: Registration for The Family Y's coed youth baseball program for children 4 to 11 years old is scheduled at Wheeler Branch. Registration hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Games begin in May. Program levels include T-Ball School, T-Ball, Machine Pitch I and II. Family Y membership is required. For more information, call (706) 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
  • Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25: Columbia County Stars will hold a USSSA 12-and-under tournament at Diamond Lakes Complex. The fee is $300 and two balls per game, with a three-game guarantee. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 798-6226 or Jeff Rice at 722-7704.
  • The Bettis Dodgers are looking for players. For more information, call Roosevelt Scott at (706) 733-8358.
  • Basic Baseball with Tony Miller is offering preseason instructions and workouts for players 10 and older. For more information, call (706) 790-9531 or (706) 951-8749.
  • West Augusta Little League signups are each Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Augusta Little League Complex through Saturday, March 22. For more information, call Roger Wilkinson at (706) 364-9240.
  • Sunday, June 29: The South Eastern Baseball Showcase will be at 10 a.m. at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga., for high school classes of 2004-2005. For more information, call (770) 984-0295 or go to www.angelfire.com/sports/showcase.
  • Basketball

  • March 13: The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the Savannah Civic Center at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $13 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling (706) 828-7700 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about the team, go to www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
  • Applications are being evaluated for The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp, an invitation-only camp. Boys and girls 10-19 are eligible. For more information, call (704) 373-0873.
  • Mid America Youth Basketball 2003 Summer Schedule is available at www.mayb.com. Youth tournaments for fourth- and 12th-grade boys and girls. For more information, call (316) 284-0354 or e-mail mayb@mayb.com.
  • Cycling

  • Saturday, March 8: Registration for the Harris County Chamber of Commerce's second annual Wheels O'Fire Century Cycle Tour. For more information, call (800) 381-4381 or go to www.harriscountychamber.org.
  • Golf

  • Saturday, March 1-Sunday, March 2: Waynesboro Country Club will hold a three-man Lauderdale with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 Sunday with a noon shotgun start, and the event will be flighted after Saturday's round. The cost is $180 per team, and the field is limited to first 44 teams. For more information, call (706) 554-2262.
  • Georgia Games

  • The Cobb Cup, a team handball event sponsored by the Georgia Games, will be held in Cobb County on Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4. The District Sports Festivals will also take place from May to June. The Georgia Games Championships will be Friday, July 11-Sunday, July 20, in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area. Finally, the Run for Life will be held at Life University on Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call (770) 528-3580.
  • Hockey

  • The Family Y will sponsor an in-line hockey clinic Saturday, March 1, at Abilene Baptist Church's parking lot at 3917 Washington Road. The clinics are free and open to boys and girls ages 4-12. Personal equipment is encouraged. Clinics are held on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 30 children per age group (9-10 a.m., ages 4-6); (10-11 a.m., ages 7-9); and (11 a.m.-noon, ages 10-12). For more information, call 364-3269.
  • Registration for The Family Y new youth In-line Hockey League and Hockey School programs will be held until Wednesday, March 5, at the Marshall Branch. The programs will be Saturdays from March 8-May 10 at West Acres Baptist Church. In-line hockey is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. Cost is $44 per child for members; $49 Bronze and $56 non-members. Hockey school is open to boys and girls ages 4-6. Cost is $39 per child for members; $44 Bronze and $51 non-members. For more information, call 364-3269.
  • Horse racing

  • Tickets for the Aiken Trails at the Aiken Training Track are on sale. For more information, call (803) 278-4849 or go to www.tixonline.com.
  • Lacrosse

  • The Aiken-Augusta Lacrosse Club is looking for boys, girls, men and women athletes for the spring season of February through May. Experience is not required. For more information, call (706) 733-4271 or (706) 854-1908.
  • Miscellaneous


  • The Augusta Rugby team is recruiting players. The team practices from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Richmond Academy. For more information, go to www.augustarubgy.org.
  • Soccer

  • Columbia County Lady Patriots 11-and-under and 13-and-under girls team are looking for experienced players to fill roster for Spring Season. For more information, call Andrew Hammer (U-11) or Tim Shultz (U-13) at 855-9025.
  • 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

  • Today: The Dominators 14-and-under fast-pitch team has several positions open for the 2003 season. Tryouts will be at 2 p.m. at Patriots Park. For more information, call Mike Duffie at (706) 650-8706 or Paul Arrington at (706) 547-0369.
  • Saturday, March 1: USSSA East Georgia Men C&D Early Bird II and Men Open at Sweetwater Park in Thomson. Fee is $170. For more information, call Bob Howard at (706) 595-8136 or (706) 595-2152 or Dan Capitosti at (706) 738-0723.
  • Saturday, March 1-Sunday, March 2: The sixth annual Diamond Challenge, a charity tournament at Diamond Lakes sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha at Augusta State University. Cost is $150, and entry the deadline is Wednesday. Event will be double-elimination equalizer. For more information, call Kenny and Connie Haney at (706) 799-6256 or e-mail at haney9200@att.net.
  • Monday, March 3: Spring leagues at Diamond Lakes begin. The eight-game season includes double-elimination tournament and is open to men's open, church, 40 and over and co-ed divisions. For more information, call Roger at the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department at 842-2682.
  • Thursday, March 6: The Thomson-McDuffie Recreation and Leisure Services will have the men's and women's open and church league softball managers meeting at 6 p.m. for open league, and 6:30 for church league. The meeting will be at the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation office. For more information, call Monte Ashcraft at 595-2152.
  • Saturday, March 15: USSSA East Georgia Men C, D March Mud Madness at Diamond Lakes. Fee is $170. For more information, call Bob Howard at (706) 595-8136 or (706) 595-2152 or Dan Capitosti at (706) 738-0723.
  • Saturday, March 29: USSSA East Georgia Men C, D Bringing Out the Best at Sweetwater Park in Thomson. Fee is $170. For more information, call Bob Howard at (706) 595-8136 or (706) 595-2152 or Dan Capitosti at (706) 738-0723.
  • Registration continues through Friday, March 7, for spring softball leagues at Harrison-Carver Park in Clearwater, S.C. The 10-game season is open for men's open, church and co-ed leagues. Men's open leagues will have a double-elimination tournament, and the other leagues will have an option to have a tournament. For more information, call Jeffery or Jeff at (803) 593-4698.
  • Saturday, March 15: Spring Swingin' Softball Tournament will be at Harrison-Carver Park in Clearwater, S.C. This is an open-league tournament and will follow the USSSA rules. Fee is $109. For more information, call (803) 593-4698.
  • The Augusta Flash 14-and-under fast-pitch travel teams needs one more player. Experience and dedication a must. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 868-8485 or (706) 771-5618.
  • Tennis

  • 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

  • Registration for The Family Y's Adult Volleyball League begins Monday, March 17, at Wilson Branch. Coed recreational leagues are open to players 16 years and older, of all ability levels. B League is composed of beginner-average players and BB League includes average-above average players. Games are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m. League play begins Monday, April 14, in the Wilson Branch gymnasium. Family Y membership is required. The first 16 teams (six players or more) make up the league. For more information, call (706) 733-1030 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.

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