Warren McKinley Baseball and Softball will host winter clinics for 6- to 12-year-old baseball players and 7- to 14-year-old girl softball players at East Middle School, 1470 South Street SE. The 6- to 8-year-olds baseball clinic will be held at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 14, 16, 23, 25. The 9- to 12-year-old girls softball clinic will be held Feb. 19. Times are 1-3 p.m. for 7- to 10-year-olds and 3-5 p.m. for 11- to 14-year-olds. All clinics cost $25. Register online at www.warrenmckinleybaseball.com or call (330) 392-0501.
Howland Athletic Club will hold registration for baseball and softball on Feb. 17 (6:30-8:30 p.m.), Feb. 19 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Feb. 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and Feb. 26 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) for children ages 5 and older. Birth certificates are required for first-time players. Registration will be held at H.C. Hines Elementary. Those interested in umpiring should also attend. Call (330) 856-7624 for information.
The McDonald Baseball Association will hold registration in the senior citizens building, located at the corner of Ohio Ave. and Fifth Street on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 26 from 2-5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 5, from noon-3 p.m.
Vienna Athletic Club will hold registration for summer baseball and softball for boys and girls age 6-17 on Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vienna Fire Station. For information, call Roseann Kennedy at (330) 394-2188.
Struthers Baseball League signups for the 2005 season will be held Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 from 1-5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church Basement Hall. Birth certificate and family doctor's name and phone number are required. All returning and/or new players must register to be eligible. All children that live and/or attend school in Struthers and any child that attends Paul C. Bunn school and/or live in Brownleewoods area are eligible to play. Call Jim Dechellis at (330) 755-6949.
Baseball Factory will offer a Video Scouting Session for top 2005-07 graduates at the indoor facility at the University of Akron on Feb. 19. On-field activities will begin at 9 a.m. Players must register prior to the event. Attendance is limited at each session. Contact Baseball Factory, at 800-641-4487 to register or visit Baseball Factory online at www.baseballfactory.com.
Clarion University will conduct a Kids Clinic, ages 6-16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Tippin Gym. Cost is $30 pre-registered and $35 at the door. Call (814) 393-1651, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.leaguelineup.com/cu for information.
Clarion University will hold a showcase for juniors and seniors Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $30 pre-registered and $35 at the door. Call (814) 393-1651 for information.
Zicard Furniture Baseball Reunion Committee is pleased to announce a reunion of players, coaches, close friends, and others of the teams coached by Fred Fainer has been planned for Saturday, April 23, 2005, from 2-5 p.m. at the Amen Corner Sports Bar at 20 West Main St., Girard, OH. Anyone interested should call Chuck Potashnik (330) 856-6219, Dick Tate (330) 534-5491, or Russ Hake (330) 505-1105.
Youngstown Babe Ruth League is looking for a 13-year-old team for this season. If you have a team or can organize one, call Al at (330) 788-0686.
Pleasant Valley Church in Niles will hold a 5th-6th grade tournament Feb. 18-21. Entry is $100 and deadline is Monday, Feb. 14. Call (330) 539-6582 to register.
Varsity Club in Canal Fulton will hold a tournament for boys and girls in grades 3-6 on March 1-7. Entry deadline is Feb. 20; cost is $99. Call (330) 854-9702 for details.
Varsity Club in Canal Fulton will conduct open gyms and tryouts for boys and girls grades 3-11 for travel teams in February. Games will be March-May. Every school system is allowed. OHSAA approved. No cuts. For information, visit www.varsityac.com or call (330) 854-9702.
The 15th Annual TJD Sports-El Merchants 4-6th grade tournament will be held at the WestGate School in East Liverpool. The dates are March 4-6, 11-13, 18-20. The tournament, which guarantees three games, is open to boys and girls. Entry fee is $75 and is due by Feb. 22. For information, contact Steve Dawson, 420 East 5th street, East Liverpool, OH 43920. Call (330) 383-3259, home; (330) 386-4658, (work, 9-5 M-F); (330) 386-4659, work fax.
The Jots AAU Basketball program will be holding regional tryouts at Warren Harding High on March 6, 13 and 20. Boys, grades 3-6, will try out from 10-11:30 a.m.; boys, grades 7-8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; girls, grades 4-8, from 2:30-4 p.m.; and both 9th-grade girls and boys from 1-2:30 p.m. For information, call Regional Coordinator Andy Vlajkovich at (330) 501-7863 or Director Bob McConnell at (724) 290-0018 or log onto www.jotsbasketball.com. Coaches are also needed for boys and girls ages 9-17.
Penn-Ohio Athletic Club will conduct tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3-12 on March 6 at Sharon High. Cost is $25. Register online at www.pennohioathleticclub.com or call (724) 813-7210.
AAU spring league will have sign-ups March 13 at 1 p.m. at Geosports1. Early signups can be done at (330) 652-6750.
Drills 4 Skill Youth Classic will hold a pool-play tournament for boys and girls grades 4-10 at Community College of Beaver County, LaRouche College and Geneva College April 6-10 and April 13-17. For information, call (724) 843-6320.
The 2nd Annual Youngstown Mahoning Valley Basketball Classic will be held April 15-17 at Youngstown State. The event is AAU style and is open to boys and girls teams. Call (330) 372-6902 or (330) 307-6944.
The Ohio Red Bulls, a franchise of the United States Football Alliance League will hold tryouts in the first two weeks of March. You must be at least 18 years old with some football experience to play. For information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/redbulls or call (330) 788-3445 and ask for Will or Renee.
Niles Pop Warner League signups will be March 12. Birth certification is required for all players. Call (330) 652-6750 for information.
Mount Union M Club will conduct an Excellence in Coaching Clinic on June 24-25. Dom Capers, coach of the Houston Texans, and former San Francisco 49ers defensive secondary coach Ron Lynn will join Mount Union coach Larry Kehres. Registration is $125 per person for on-campus residents and $100 for commuters or those staying off-campus. For information, contact the Office of Alumni Activities, Mount Union College, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601 or call (330) 823-2030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterloo High is looking for a boys soccer game and a girls varsity volleyball game for the 2005 fall season. Contact athletic director John Herchek at (330) 947-2124.
Warren Gridiron Club will hold a $10,000 Texas Hold 'Em Festival on March 5-6 at the Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 1836 North Rd., SE. For information, call (330) 369-1443 or (330) 883-7764.
2005 USSF Recertification Clinic - Soccer referees registered with the USSF are invited to participate in a recertification clinic on Saturday, March 5. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Salem Memorial Building, third floor, Red Room. Grade 8/$40 or Grade 9/$35. For information, call Paul Fennema at (330) 332-0860.
2005 Grade 9 Novice Clinic for USSF license will be held March 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Salem Memorial Building, third floor, Red Room. Age 12 and up. Registration is $45. For information, contact Paul Fennema at 330-332-0860.
Mount Union College softball team will host a hitting clinic on Feb. 13 from 1-4 p.m. and a pitcher/catcher and fielding clinic Feb. 20 from 1-4 p.m. inside the Timken Physical Education Building. A $35 registration fee is required before Feb. 9. Late registration is $40. If both clinics are attended the fee is $30 per clinic. For information, contact coach Sandy Douglas at (330) 823-4479.
Salem Parks Department will conduct softball meetings for participation in summer leagues. All returning teams and new teams should send a representative. Men's slow-pitch will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Women's slow-pitch will meet Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Both meetings are in the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State Street. Sign-ups for youth girls fast-pitch are begin taken now through March. Age divisions are: 6- to 8-year-olds instructional division and 9 to 11-year-0ld and 12- to 14-year-old. Call (330) 332-5512.
Alliance Softball USSSA One-Pitch Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Butler Rodman Park, Alliance. Format is double elimination for Class Men. Entry fee is $125. To enter, call Floyd at (330) 823-2008.
Hiram College softball will conduct a hitting and fielding clinic at the Thunderplex on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2-6 p.m. The clinic is open to 10- to 18-year-olds and cost is $45. There is a $10 discount if pre-registered by Feb. 19. Contact Coach Woodford at (330) 569-5478 or the Thunderplex at (330) 539-6186. Registration forms are available at www.hiram.edu/athletics/womenssports/softball.html.
A men's league is now forming. For information, call Dave at (724) 667-5475.
The Ohio Belles 14-under traveling team is looking for 13- and 14-year-old girls to fill out its roster. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact Tony at (440) 953-5523.
Lowellville High is accepting applications for varsity coach. Applicants should send letter and resume to Rocco Nero, Superintendent of Schools, 52 Rocket Place, Lowellville, OH 44436.