Originally created 01/30/05

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.

Baseball

  • The 8-and-under Georgia Futures baseball team is looking for players for the 2005 season. For more information, call Robbie Shearer at 863-8196 or Steve Anderson at 650-0353.
  • The Columbia County Recreation Department will hold baseball registration for the 2005 season Feb. 7-26 at the administrative offices at Patriots Park. Times will be Feb. 7-18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Feb. 21-25 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 863-7523.
  • The USSSA Early Bird Qualifier for ages 9-14 will be held Feb. 19-20 at Diamond Lakes Park. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
  • Masters City Little League will hold registration for the 2005 baseball season Feb. 12, 19, and 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Phinizy Road field. Umpires are also needed. For more information, call Debbie Lamie at (706) 792-1189.
  • Prospect Watch will hold a tryout camp Feb. 13 at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston, Ga., at 11 a.m. The camp is open to players who played college baseball, independent leagues, or affiliated baseball in 2004 for placement in the independent and international baseball leagues in 2005. For more information, call (404) 869-7966 or go to http://eteamz.com/tryoutcamp.
  • T-ball, softball, baseball and Pony League registration will be held at Jackson Town Hall in Jackson, S.C., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Coaches and umpires are also needed. For more information, call (803) 471-2229.
  • The USSSA Garden City Shootout Qualifier for ages 9-14 and 8 and under machine pitch will be held April 16-17 at Sweetwater Park. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
  • Basketball

  • Applications are being accepted for the Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. For a free brochure, call (704) 373-0873.
  • The Smyrna Stars will hold tryouts for its AAU team Feb. 5 at East Laurens High School from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information, call Stewart Clark at (678) 358-6142 or go to www.smyrnastars.com.
  • Coaches and potential coaches for a new midnight basketball league will meet Feb. 5 at the W.T. Johnson Center at
  • 6:30 p.m.

    Football

  • The Palmetto Dragons will hold tryouts Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Field, 1488 Eisenhower Dr. in Augusta. All participants are required to appropriate attire for non-contact football drills. Linemen will be required to bring their helmets. A tryout shirt and shorts will be provided for each player. For more information, call Coach Robert Molina at (803) 270-0750 or Jimmy Cronan at (706) 284-9108.
  • Hockey

  • The Augusta Ice Hockey Association Adult Spring Season will run from the first week of February to the end of May. Leagues will play Wednesday and Thursday nights. Open Stick Time will be on Monday nights at 9 p.m. For more information, call (706) 863-0061 or (803) 278-6345.
  • Lacrosse

  • Spring practices will be held every Saturday at the field adjacent to Doctor's Hospital. Boys ages 10-15 will practice from 10-11:30 a.m., and all girls practices will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Equipment will be provided. For more information, call 854-1908 or 733-4271.
  • Miscellaneous

  • The South Carolina Independent School Association is looking for umpires for high school baseball and softball during the spring season. For more information, call Teddy Weeks at (803) 446-3379 or email Tweeks51@aol.com.
  • Rugby

  • The Augusta Rugby Club is looking for new players for the upcoming season. For more information, call Bob Nelson at (706) 860-3072.
  • Soccer

  • The Columbia County Patriots Soccer Club will be forming teams for 10-14 year old boys and girls for the spring season. For more information, call the soccer club at (706) 312-7488 or go to www.patriotssoccer.org.
  • Softball

  • The Carolina Storm Girls Fastpitch Softball team is looking for five players for a 16-under team and five players for a 14-under team. Pitching experience or all-purpose players are welcome. For more information, go to carolinastorm.us or call Nick Roach at (803) 279-8954 or Bill Futreal at (803) 593-2070.
  • The 12U Georgia Rockers girls fastpitch softball team is looking for one pitcher and one position player for their 2005 roster. For more information, call Tom Tracy at (706) 860-1917 or Darrell Hampson at (706) 868-2546.
  • The Sidewinders have two openings left for their 2005 roster. They are looking for competitive softball players born between Jan. 1, 1992, and Dec. 31, 1993. For more information, call Roger White at 279-2396 or Paul Manci at 279-5508.
  • Softball players are being recruited for a fastpitch traveling softball team. Players must be females born in 1995 with committed and highly motivated parents. This team will play the 2005 and 2006 seasons as a 10U team in Georgia and South Carolina. For more information, call Steve Bloedel at 863-8722 or 279-3319.
  • The Columbia County Recreation Department will hold an adult softball organizational meeting Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative offices at Patriots Park. Anyone interested in entering a team must have a representative at the meeting. Start dates for the 2005 spring season, fees and other issues will be discussed. For more information, call Randy Haygood at 863-7523 or 825-3295.
  • The Columbia County Recreation Department will hold softball registration for the 2005 season Feb. 7-26 at the administrative offices at Patriots Park. Times will be Feb. 7-18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Feb. 21-25 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 863-7523.
  • The USSSA Early Bird for men's C+, C, D+, D and E teams will be held Feb. 19 at Diamond Lakes Park. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
  • The USSSA Early Bird II for men's C+, C, D+, and D teams will be held Feb. 26 at Sweetwater Park. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
  • Tennis

  • The H.O. Weeks Tennis Center is offering tennis lessons for children and adults of all skill levels. For more information or to reserve a court, call 642-7739.
  • The Winter Blast Tennis Tournament for juniors and adults will be held Feb. 18-20 at the Fleming Tennis Center. For more information, call Betty Jones at 796-5046.