Originally created 11/27/05

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

- 5-Tool Baseball will hold winter workout sessions beginning Tuesday. There is a maximum of 15 students per class. For more information, call George Blackburn at (706) 364-5282, or go to www.5-toolbaseball.com.

- The Carolina Terminators 11-under team will hold a clinic and tryouts Saturday-Sunday at Citizens Park in Aiken. For more information, call Dale Roberts at (803) 642-6381.

- The Diamond Devils Baseball Program will hold a tryout showcase for players ages 13-17 for the 2006 season for 15U, 16U, and 17U. Tryouts will be held Dec. 10 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. and tryouts will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $50 before Dec. 5 and $65 for late registration. For more information, call John Rhodes at (843) 849-6146, go to www.diamonddevils.org, or e-mail diamonddevils@aol.com.

- Ripken Baseball will host a coaching clinic for coaches, parents and baseball enthusiasts at Georgia Tech on Jan. 28. Cost is $99 per person and includes lunch. The event will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 1 (800) 486-0850 or go to www.ripkenbaseball.com.

- The CSRA Sports Fan Club will take 50 people to see the Atlanta Braves play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, tickets to three games at Yankee Stadium, a hotel room in New York City, sightseeing and ground transportation. For more information, call (706) 860-8583.

Boxing

- North Augusta Police Athletic League is hosting South Carolina's State Silver Gloves Boxing Championships at 7 p.m. on Saturday at 3818 Jefferson Davis Highway in Clearwater. South Carolina state champions ages 10-15 weighing 60 to 201 pounds will advance to the regionals Jan. 5-7. Admission costs $10 at the door. For more information, call (803) 593-1775.

- The Comcast 2006 East Coast Silver Gloves boxing championships will be held Jan. 5-7 at the May Park Gym, beginning at 6 p.m. each night. Boxers ages 10-15 from eight East Coast states will compete for the opportunity to attend the National Silver Gloves Boxing Championship. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for children, and are available at Augusta Boxing Club.

Football

- The Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will host a seven-on-seven double elimination flag football tournament Dec. 10 at Harrison-Caver Park. The adult-men's tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Deadline to enter is Dec. 9, with a $125-per-team entry fee. For more information, call (803) 593-4698.

- An eight-on-eight adult flag football tournament will be held at Sweetwater Park, starting Dec. 10. For more information, call Bob at (706) 595-2152 or 595-8736, or Cap at (706) 738-0723.

- The Georgia Ragin' Bulls, a new United Southern Football League football team coming to the CSRA in 2006, will hold tryouts for serious players Jan. 14 and 28. Practices will begin in April, and the season will begin in June. For more information, Jimmy Cronan at (706) 284-9108, William Owens at (706) 564-8248, or Ronnie Cushman at (706) 414-8332. To pre-register, go to www.leaguelineup.com/raginbulls.

Golf

- The Waynesboro Country Club will host a 27-hole 3-man scramble Dec. 4 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $180 per team, with lunch provided. Field is limited to the first 28 teams. For more information, call (706) 554-2262.

- The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Jan. 7 at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Formal invitations will be mailed in November. For more information, call (706) 724-4443 or go to www.gghf.org.

- The Fore Everyone adaptive free golf clinic are held the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon at First Tee of Augusta. The clinic is designed to work on swing, stance and grip while putting, chipping, and driving for golfers with disabilities. For more information, call Judie Thompson at (706) 823-8691.

Hockey

- The Augusta Lynx will participate in a Stanley Cup tour in conjunction with the National Hockey League to raise money for hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast. The tour will stop in Augusta on Dec. 14. Various activities will center around the Cup, such as visits to schools, media appearances and private showings. For more information, go to www.NHL.com.

Ice Skating

- A free clinic will be held the first three Sundays in December at the Augusta Ice Sports Center. Skating will be from 6:45-7:45 p.m. For information, call (706) 863-0061.

Miscellaneous

- The Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department is holding registration through Wednesday for basketball and volleyball leagues. Men's and women's divisions are being offered. A $100 deposit must be received. For more information, call Lida Gregg at (706) 796-5025.

Running

- The Richard D. Coffey "Strides for Science" Memorial Road Race will be held Saturday at Lake Olmstead. A 5K run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a two-mile run at 9 a.m., a two-mile walk at 9:15 a.m., and a tot-trot at 10 a.m. For more information, go to www.school.curtisbaptist.org or call Norris Beale at (803) 613-0606.

Soccer

- Greenbrier High School is having a men's alumni match Dec. 17 at the school to celebrate the school's 10-year anniversary. For more information, contact Chip Warren at (706) 650-6040 ext. 388, or cwarren@ccboe.net.

- The Augusta Recreation and Parks Department is looking for volunteer coaches for 6- and 7-year-old players and cheerleading at Eisenhower Park and Fleming Complex. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Background check required. For more information, call 821-2800 or 821-2801.

Softball

- USSSA Sunday One Pitch will be held at Sweetwater Park Dec. 4, 11, and 18. For more information, call Bob at 595-8136 or Cap at 738-0723.

Tennis

- The Love Doubles League is a new, semi-competitive league based on individual round robin. Players draw a number before the match, and based on the number is assigned a partner, court and opponents. Players may end up playing with or against teammates. At the end of three rounds, the player with the most points wins. For more information, call Mary Sicard at (706) 737-6546 or (706) 306-0059.