BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
Austintown Community Baseball will hold sign-ups Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Champ Park Clubhouse. First year players must have birth certificates. Additional information is available at www.acbleague.com.
The Boardman Lady Spartans Fastpitch Club will host its annual "Night at the Races" on Jan. 29 at Operating Engineers Hall, 291 McClurg Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, adults only. Also included is a 50/50 raffle and an auction featuring items signed by members of the USA Softball Team and footballs from Dan Marino and Franco Harris. All proceeds will benefit the Boardman High School softball program. For more information, contact Jennifer Cambouris at (330) 783-0418 or e-mail her a firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kent State University softball team will conduct a pitching, catching and hitting camps for girls in third through 12th grades on Feb. 13. The camps will be held at the Kent State Field House on Summit Road. Registration for each of the camps is $40 before Feb. 4. Late registration is $45. For more information or a registration form, call (330) 672-2421 or go to www.kentstatesports.com and click on "sports camps."
Howland Athletic Club will register baseball and softball players ages 5 and older for the 2005 season at H.C. Mines Elementary School. Registration times are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26. A birth certificate is required for first-time HAC players. People interested in umpiring also are asked to attend. For more information, call (330) 856-7624.
BB Rooner Baseball and Baseball Systems will conduct a baseball clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pleasant Valley Church in Niles. The morning session will feature an all-skills camp for boys ages 8-12. The afternoon session will be a pitching camp for boys ages 13-18. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Adam Hermsdorfer of the Cleveland Indians will speak. To register, call Marci at (330) 539-6582.
Liberty Township Baseball Association will register players for the 2005 baseball and softball seasons on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Registration is for boys ages 5-17 and girls ages 5-18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty High School. First-time registrants need a birth certificate and proof of residency. A parent must accompany players and sign the registration card. Fees range from $45 to $75.
The Zicard Furniture Baseball Reunion Committee will host a reunion of players, coaches and friends of the teams coached by Fred Faiver on April 23. The reunion will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Amen Corner Sports Bar at 20 W. Main St. in Girard. Those who would like to attend can contact Chuck Potashnik (856-6219), Richard Tate (534-5491) or Russ Hake (544-1105).
Pleasant Valley Church in Niles will conduct a fifth- and sixth-grade basketball tournament Feb. 18, 19 and 21. The format will be determined by the number of entries. Champions will receive T-shirts and a trophy. Entry fee is $100. Deadline is Feb. 14. To register, call Marci at (330) 539-6582.
Penn-Ohio Athletic Club will hold a coaches meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Farrell Middle School. Anyone interested in coaching is asked to attend. For more information, call Justin Magestro at (724) 813-7210.
Mahoning Valley Coaches Association invites coaches and athletic directors in the Mahoning Valley to attend its 2005 Winter Social on Monday. The event will be held at the Italian-American Club at 115 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Dues are $5 per coach. Coaches who cannot attend the social but wish to become members can send dues to John Direnzo, 8744 N. Lima Road, Poland OH 44514. Make checks payable to the Mahoning Valley Coaches Association.
Sports For Youth Foundation Inc. is accepting applications from boys and girls who are accomplished high school or club players ages 15-20 to take part in the 2005 Goodwill Ambassadors World Tour. The tour will travel to London, Paris, Venice and Rome. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, call (425) 255-8102, send an e-mail to email@example.com or go to www.volleyballtours.com.
Sports For Youth Foundation Inc. is accepting applications from accomplished players ages 21 and older for its Senior Age Volleyball Exchange Tour to Europe. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, call (425) 255-8102, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.volleyballtours.com.