BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
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.
Girard Baseball Association will register players on Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at the Girard Free Library. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fees are: Tee Ball (5-7 boys, 5-8 girls), $25; Pitching Machine League (7-8), $25; Bambino League (9-10), $40; Little League (11-12), $50; Pony League (13-14), $70; Colt League (15-17), $70; Girls Fast Pitch (13-14, 15-18), $50; Girls Slow Pitch (9-12, 13-18), $40. Family discounts are available. All families are required to purchase $20 worth of raffle tickets at the time of sign-ups. Tryouts will be March 6 for Pitching Machine League, Bambino League and Little League. For more information, call Randy O'Neill at (330) 545-9636 or Jamie DeVore at (330) 545-0813.
Boardman Community Baseball will conduct player registration on Sunday and Feb. 5 at the Field of Dreams at 410 McClurg Road in Boardman. Registration is from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. Children ages 5-17 who live within the Boardman School District are eligible to enroll to play baseball and/or girls softball. Registration is required even for players who played previously. A parent or guardian must be present with proof of residence and a copy of a birth certificate if the player is new to the league. Visa and MasterCard payments will be accepted. Parents also may register online at www.boardmanbaseball.com. Registration deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Boardman Community Baseball at (330) 758-2123.
Valley Sports Limited Footskills training will be held for soccer players ages 6-7 on Wednesdays and for players ages 8-10 on Mondays. Training each day is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Joe DeMay and Chris Labatte, local Ohio North Youth Soccer Association staff coaches who hold national coaching licenses. Cost is $35 per player per month. For more information, call (330) 755-1661 or send an e-mail to JCD372@aol.com.