Originally created 02/29/04

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 are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.


l The Southeastern Traditional Archery Championships will be held May 14-16 at Robin Hood Archery Range in Elbert County, GA. For more information, call John Hood at (706) 746-9987 or (706) 283-4878.


l The Georgia Stallions 16 & under travel team is looking for players for this season. Team will compete in local and regional USSSA and Triple Crown events. For more information, contact Tony Mangieri at (706) 554-3134 or tonymangieri@aol.com.

l Family Y's youth program is holding registration from March 22-April 3 at the Wheeler Branch, 3532 Wheeler Road, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Games begin in May and are on weekday nights. For more information call Carol Clark at 738-6678.

l March 13-14: USSSA March Mud Madness at Sweetwater Park, Thomson. Age divisions range from 8-under to 12-under; only eight teams allowed in each division. For more information, call Bob at 595-8136 or 595-2152.

l The Independent League will hold tryouts March 21 at 10 a.m. at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Tryouts are open to players who played in college, independent or major-league affiliated leagues in 2003. For more information, call (404) 869-7966 or go to www.eteamz.com/tryoutcamp.

USSSA World Series Qualifier Tournament will be held at Diamond Lakes Complex for ages Under 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 on May 1-2. Entry fee is $350.00. For more information, call Jeff Rice at (706) 722-7704 or (706) 650-1844.

l The Icebreaker Tournament will be held March 13-14 at Riverside Park for ages 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Cost is $250.00. For more information, call Kelvin Lampkin at 312-7410.

l STaF Athletics will be holding final tryouts for the 2004 Summer Baseball Scout Showcase Teams today from 1 to 6 p.m at North Cobb Christian High School in Kennesaw, Ga. For more information, call Anthony Fedele at (770) 517-6919 or go to www.STaFathletics.com.

l Georgia USSSA Fastball Tournament will be held March 13 and June 12 at Sweetwater Park, and April 17 and May 1 at Diamond Lakes Park. Entry fee is $200 with a one-time $30 USSSA team sanction fee. For more information, call Bob Howard at 595-8136 or 595-2152.

l The Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department is seeking volunteer coaches for baseball and T-ball. For more information, call (706) 595-2152.


l Georgia Metros AAU girls travel teams will hold tryouts ages 10-18 on Sunday, March 7 from 2-6 p.m. at Clayton State University and March 13 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and March 14 (2 to 6 p.m.) at Southwest DeKalb High School. For more information, call Charles Huddleston at (404) 872-4396.

l Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp is accepting applications for boys and girls ages 10-19 are now being evaluated. The camp is by invitation only. For more information, call (704) 373-0873.

l College of Charleston coach Tom Herrion will be running three camps on campus in June and August. Father/Child camp for girls and boys ages 7-14 will be June 4-6. Day Camp for boys ages 6-16 will be June 7-11 or August 2-6. Overnight camp for boys ages 8-16 will be June 13-17. For information and brochure call (843) 953-7278 or e-mail: odonnellc@cofc.edu


l The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Bike Tour will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. Helmets are required. Contributions are $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Limit 50 participants. For more information, call Dana Putnam at (706) 828-2109 or Andy Jordan at (706) 724-6777.


l Today-March 12: The Family Y Southside Branch will hold registration for flag football and its cheer squads for youths ages 6-12. Games will be every Saturday from March 15 until May 8. For more information, call 738-6680.

l March 25: The Greater Augusta Eagle Club Spring Banquet will be at 7 p.m. at West Lake Country Club. Cash bar starts at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance. For more information, call Tammy Shepherd at 855-0671.


l March 25: Kickoff/membership drive for Executive Women's Golf Association, 6:30 p.m., clubhouse at Jones Creek. Guest speaker will be Augusta State women's coach Trelle Kite. For reservations call (706) 510-3253.

l The Family Y and The First Tee will hold a Par Fitness Youth Golf Program for six Saturdays, starting March 20. The program runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes golf instruction and golf-specific personal training. Fees are $54 for Family Y members; $119 for non-members. For more information, call Kenya Barry at 733-1030.


l The Family Y will have recreational classes starting March 8 at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. Many different classes for age levels and skill levels available. For more information, call Carol Clark at 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.


l The Marshall Branch Family Y is holding free inline clinics for players ages 4-17 at the Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot, 825 North Belair Road. Clinics are Saturdays and Tuesdays, starting Feb. 28. Free registration through March 6; clinics are open to the public. For more information, call Donna Pope at 364-3269.


l The Family Y and Aiken-Augusta Lacrosse Club are sponsoring four free clinics on Feb. 21, 23, 25 and 28 for boys and girls ages 10-14 from 6-7 p.m. at Doctors Hospital Field on Ronald Reagan Drive behind the Evans Kroger. No equipment or experience required. For more information, call Donna Pope at the Marshall Branch Family Y at 364-3269.


l The Area 15 Special Olympics is looking for approximately 700 volunteers to assist in a variety of tasks. The games will be held on Friday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Midland Valley High School. For more information, call Janice Presley at (803) 642-8859 or email JPresley@aikentdc.org.

l The Greater Augusta Sports Council and the Augusta Rowing Club will host a Sports and Fitness Fair March 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Boathouse Community Center. The Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Greater Augusta Sports Council at (706) 722-8326.


l The Augusta Rugby Club is looking for new players for the spring season. There will be men and women teams. The team practices from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Richmond Academy. For more information, call Bob Nelson at (706) 860-3072 or go to www.augustarugby.org.


l The inaugural Cloverleaf Duathlon, at the Marshall Branch Family Y. Event is a 2-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Participants can enter as individuals or into a team competition. Registration forms at all area Family Y facilities, or call Donna Pope at 364-3269 for more information.

l April 24: The 27th Rose City 10K, sponsored by the Thomasville YMCA and the city of Thomasville. Main event starts at 8 a.m.; a 1-mile run for runners 12 and under will begin at 9:30. The annual 5K Walk will be held April 17 at 8:30 a.m. For more information, all 229-226-9878.

l The Third Annual Swamp Stomp 5K Run/Walk will be held April 24 at 8 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Early registration by April 22 is $15 and race day registration is $18. For more information, call Dana Putnam at (706) 828-2109 or go to www.active.com to register online.

l The Mountain High Running Camp will be held July 12-17 and July 19-24 in Tallulah Falls, GA. For more information. call Scott Simmons at 1-800-777-0750 or go to www.mountainhighrunning.org.


l February 23-March 12: The Family Y Southside Branch will hold registration for its Soccer School for children 4-5 years old, teaching basic skills. A parent or other adult must accompany the child. For more information, call 738-6680.

l Local U-18 Fast pitch travel team will be holding tryouts. For more information, call Meghan Correia at 706-231-6920.


l Spring leagues forming for open, industrial and church divisions. Play begins in mid-March. Contract Roger at the Augusta Recreation Department at 842-2682.

l Perfect Game Softball will host an Identification Camp for players ages 13-18 at Georgia Tech on April 24. Players will be assessed by Perfect Game Scouts, and assessments will be placed on the Perfect Game website as well as sent to college coaches nationwide. For more information, call (319) 261-2923.

l The USSSA/ACAA will host its men's and women's church softball league organizational meeting March 2 at 7 p.m. under the pavilion at Warren Baptist Church. For more information, call Mike Pappas at 860-0454.

l The Anaconda Sports Spring Classic will be held March 26-28 at Citizen's Park in Aiken. For more information, call Dick Buzik at (410) 414-5298 or go to www.worldsoftballleague.com


l The Family Y's aquatics session will be March 29-May 8 at the Wheeler Branch indoor pool, with several classes available. For more information, call Katie Lyle at 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.


l The Petersburg Racquet Club will be offering free tennis lessons for adults on March 4 and March 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. Free lessons for juniors will be held on March 6 and March 13 from 9-10:15 a.m. A six-week follow up program will begin March 18. For more information, call Craig Jones at 860-9288.


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