Originally created 09/21/03

Area sports announcments



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

  • Mighty Casey's Instructional Staff is offering pitching and hitting sessions. For more information, call Roger Wilkinson at (706) 869-0815.
  • The American Amateur Youth Baseball Alliance is looking for players 9 to 16 and coaches for the 2003 All-Star Nationals Program. For more information, go to www.aayba.com or e-mail clwjr28@aol.com.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4: The 2003 Doyle Baseball College Prep Showcase at Augusta State University, and Sunday, Oct. 12 at Emory University in Atlanta. The event is designed for Georgia High School players (2004-2006 graduates). For more information, call Anthony Fedele at (770) 517-6919 or go to www.doylebaseball.com.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 5: The Georgia Stallions Baseball Club will hold a 16-and-under tournament at E.C.I. High School in Twin City, Ga. Entry fee is $300 per team with a three game guarantee. For more information, call David Allen at (478) 237-8058 or Tony Mangieri at (706) 554-3134 or e-mail tonymangieri@aol.com.
  • Sunday, Oct. 5: South Eastern Baseball Showcase at 10 a.m. for the high school class of 2004 and 2005 at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga. For more information, call (770) 984-0295 or go to www.angelfire.com/sports/showcase.
  • Saturday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 26: The 2003 Southern Prospect Baseball Showcase at Patriots Park. Entry fee is $165 per participant. The showcase is for ages 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. For more information, call Mike Brodhecker at (706) 863-7523 or (706) 825-3285 or Kenny Wilkinson at (843) 552-3243.
  • The Georgia Carolina Travel Baseball Association will hold a fall league for travel teams. The league is sanctioned by USSSA and Southern Sports and is for ages 10-, 12- and 14-under. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Rick Davis at (706) 554-0293.
  • The East Georgia Travel Baseball Association is looking for players for its 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Rick Davis at (706) 554-0293.
  • The East Georgia Blaze 13-and-under travel team is looking for three pitchers. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Chad Wiggins at (706) 771-1600.
  • Registration for the conditioning and preseason program for ages 10 and older will be held until Saturday, Sept. 27. Baseball games and professional level instruction included. For more information, call Chris Wilkins at 840-1900 or go to www.petemeadowsbaseball.com.
  • Basketball

  • The Family Y will hold registration for its adult basketball league Tuesday, Sept. 30. Family Y membership is required to participate. Fees are $250 per team (10-player minimum). Additional players will cost $25 per person. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning Oct. 21. For more information, call 733-1030 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16: The Aiken Players will hold a three-day girls tryout for ages 10-13 at 5 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. For more information, call (803) 642-4231.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15: Exposure Camps will hold a training camp in Marietta, Ga. for boys and girls ages 8-14. For more information, call (770) 332-2630 or go to www.exposurecamps.com.
  • Saturday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 23: Best of the Best will hold a youth tournament for boys and girls ages 9-and-under through 14-and-under in Nashville, Tenn. Entry fee is $195 with a three game guarantee. For more information, call (866) 831-2002 or e-mail www.bestofthebestbaskteball.com.
  • Fencing

  • The Augusta Fencers Club will hold two new classes - one adult and one youth - in beginning foil fencing. The youth class will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. The adult class will meet on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Ten-week course is $100. For more information, call Dr. Rudy Volkmann at (706) 722-8878.
  • Golf

  • Monday, Sept. 29: The inaugural Community Outreach Golf Tournament will be at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken. Entry fee is $100. Registration forms are available at Aiken golf courses and Second Baptist Administration Complex on Laurens Street. For more information, call (803) 644-3994 or 3995.
  • Thursday, Oct. 2: The 11th annual Bionic Golf Invitational at Houndslake County Club in Aiken. The only requirements are that you have a joint replaced and that you love golf. For more information, call Jerry Grisham at (706) 228-3007, e-mail flat-top@mindspring.com, or go to www.carolinaorthopedic.com/new/bionicgolf.asp.
  • Friday, Oct. 17: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a tournament at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Aiken. Shotgun start at 8 a.m., and event is open to all handicaps. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18: The Georgia Tech Club of Augusta will hold its seventh annual tournament at Goshen Plantation Golf Course. Format is a four-person Lauderdale with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, call Don Thorstad at 724-5756 or 733-6263.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: Doctors Hospital annual Fall Boy Scout Golf Classic. Start time is 11 a.m. Tournament will be Lauderdale format. Entry fee is $275 per team; $75 for individual. For more information, call Neal Scott or Ted Johnson at (706) 733-5277.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a tournament at Goshen Plantation Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m., and event is open to all handicaps. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23: The inaugural Northpoint Athletic Association Invitational at Midland Valley Country Club. Two man captain's choice. Cost is $200 per team. For more information, call Chris Wilkins at 840-1900.
  • Gymnastics

  • The Family Y will have an eight-week fall session: Oct. 27-Dec. 19. The session includes classes from toddlers to teens. Classes held once per week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center. Form more information, call 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
  • Hockey

  • The Augusta Ice Hockey Association is looking for referees. For more information, call Dan at 556-9957 or 863-0061.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: The Greater Augusta Sports Council will present the third annual College Basketball Preseason Tip-off at noon at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Former Georgia basketball coach Hugh Durham will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $20 for GASC members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call (706) 722-8326.
  • The Greater Augusta Sports Council is accepting nominations through Wednesday for the 2003 G.A.M.E.S. Awards for all-around male and female, amateur star, outstanding male and female, Para-Olympic star and rising star. The winners will be honored with the Ray Guy Award winner in February 2004. For more information, call the Greater Augusta Sports Council at (706) 722-8326 or go to www.augustasportscouncil.org.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a Putt-Putt tournament at Putt-Putt Golf in Augusta. Kids play free and there will be two age divisions. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • Polo

  • Friday, Oct. 10: The third annual Aiken Preparatory School Challenge Cup at 5 p.m. at New Bridge Polo Ranch. For more information, call Tara Bostwick (803) 648-3223 or e-mail tara_bostwick@aikenprep.com.
  • Rugby

  • Friday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Oct. 12: The U.S. Quad Rugby Association and BlazeSports have selected the Augusta area for the 2003 Quad Rugby Clinic. players. The event will be held at North Augusta's Riverview Park Activities Center. For more information, call the Greater Augusta Sports Council at (706) 722-8326.
  • 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.
  • Running

  • Saturday, Nov. 1: The 12th annual Regions Bank will hold the "Run for the Woods" race in Hitchcock Woods in Aiken. It is a 5.4 mile cross country race which include a 2 mile relay for teams or a solo runner beginning at 8:15 a.m.; 1.2 mile fun run/power walk starts at 8:45; and the 5.4 mile run begins at 9:30. For more information, call Steve at (803) 649-7552, Dacre at (803) 642-5021, e-mail woodsrun@bellsouth.net, write Woods Run, P.O. Box 1564, Aiken, S.C. 29802 or go to www.active.com or www.stricklyrunning.com.
  • Softball

  • Friday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 28: The Augusta Sidewinders will hold the third annual Sidewinder Classic at Diamond Lakes Regional Park. The USSSA World Series qualifying tournament is for ages 13-and-under, 12-and-under and 11-and-under. There is a four game guarantee. Fee is $350. For more information, call Ellis McCain at (706) 373-0309 or Tony Miller, Sr. at (706) 951-8749.
  • The Martinez-Evans Sting girls fast-pitch 14-and-under team is looking for two players to complete its fall 2003-2004 roster. For more information, cal Jerry at (706) 868-9614.
  • The 14-and-under Augusta Flash fast-pitch travel team is looking for three replacement players for the 2004 season. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 868-8485 or (706) 771-5618 or go to www.eteamz.com/augustaflash.
  • Tennis

  • Friday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Oct. 12: Aiken Open Tennis Championships to benefit the Leukemia Society of America. NTRP levels, seniors over 55 and open singles and doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be at Woodside Country Club. Entry fee is $22 for first event, $10 for additional event. Registration deadline is Oct. 4. For more information, call Sandy Harris at (803) 649-1527.
  • 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

  • The Family Y is holding registration for participants 16 and older for its adult volleyball league Wednesday. The first 16 teams (six players or more) comprise the league, and fees are $20 for Family Y members, $30 for Bronze members and $45 for non-members. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 29. For more information, call 733-1030 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.