Calendar of Events

February 2004

BASEBALL
¥ Registration for the 2004 season at Carter County American Little League will be held Feb. 14 at the Carter County American Little League Field. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 9 to 14 who live within the Carter County American Little League boundaries are eligible to enroll to play Little League and Junior League. Registration is required even if the child played previously. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, with three proofs of residence, and an original or state-certified copy of the childÕs birth certificate. The documents will be inspected and returned at registration. For more information, including a description of the boundaries, call Mike Crumley, League President, 542-0412. Little League is the worldÕs largest youth sports program with more than 2.8 million children and 1 million volunteers in more than 100 countries. For more information on Little League, visit the Little League Website at www.littleleague.org or visit the Carter County American Little website at www.eteamz.com/ccamll.
¥ Elizabethton National Little League boys and girls registration for the 2004 baseball and softball season will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and today, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the ENLL office. Registration is required even if the child played previously. Children must be a minimum of nine years old to play. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, with three proofs of residence, and an original or state-certified copy of the childÕs birth certificate. The documents will be inspected and returned at registration. For more information, including a description of the boundaries, call Dale Bowling, league president, 232-5992.
¥ The Storm Baseball Club is looking for 13 and under teams that will be willing to play double headers during this spring. If your team is interested, please contact Jeff Connell at 791-4303.
¥ Amateur Youth Sports announces the following baseball tournaments for the following age divisions: 12 & under, 13 & under, 14 & under, 15 & under, 16 & under, high school, 18 & under, 19 & under. The Dizzy Dean Classic will be held June 4-6, The Southern Classic will be held June 18-20 and the Amateur Youth World Series will be held July 16-20. The entry fee for each of these is $280 plus one dozen baseballs with a guaranteed four games. For more information call Pappy Crowe at 423-929-3971.
¥ Boone Trail Baptist Church will be having 2 baseball camps open to everyone. It will be held March 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th for 9-12 year olds and March 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th for 5-8 year olds. It will be indoors, where we will have a batting cage and machine and indoor mounds for pitching. We will have many area coaches helping with this camp. Cost is $20 per player. Call 282-1341 to reserve your player's spot.
¥ The Knoxville Yard Dogs 12u competitive baseball team will be having a baseball tournament in Pigeon Forge, TN, on April 30 - May 2. The tournament will be for teams that will be 12 and up for 2004. Sixteen of the top teams in the southeast will participate, and each team will play at least four games. The cost is $450.00, with no gate fee. Please contact 865-740-7773 or visit the website at www.eteamz.com/knoxyard.

BASKETBALL
¥ A MAYB basketball tournament for 3-12 grade boys and girls will be held on April 3-4 in Paris, Tn. Registration deadline is March 19. There will be a three game guarantee. For more information, call the national office at (316) 284-0354, or the local director at (731) 642-9255, or email mayb@mayb.com.
¥ Registration is underway for teams that would like to participate in the new Spring 2004 three-on-three half-court basketball leagues. The leagues will consist of open and 33 and older. If youÕre interested, please call 547-6440. Deadline to enter is March 11 at 3 p.m. There will be a coachÕs meeting March 4 at 6:30 p.m. for 33 and older, and at 7:15 p.m. for open league. Information packets are available in the Elizabethton Recreation Center.
¥ The Fourth Annual Twisters Spring Classic will be held April 2-4 at four gyms in Elizabethton. Entries will be boys and girls, age divisions from 9-under through 16-under. Entry fee is $100 with a three-game guarantee. Call 423-434-9129 or 423-543-5352 or send an e-mail to TwistersTournament@hotmail.com for more information.
¥ Amateur Youth Sports National Basketball tournaments for boys and girls, ages 9 & under and 11 & under will be held March 4-7. There is a $100 entry fee with a guaranteed three games. For information, call Pappy Crowe at 423-929-3791.
¥ The Shooting Stars 7th Annual Spring Invitational will be held on March 26-28. Boys and girls ages 9-under through 17-under may participate. Entry fee is $100, and there will be a three-game guarantee. For more information, call 423-477-7197 or e-mail ebarbaau@aol.com.
¥ Bristol Swoosh will be interviewing coaches for all age groups, both boys and girls. Previous exp. preferred. If interested please call 423-968-1644 (home/office) or 423-817-3476 (cell). Ask for Fred or Denise Puryea.
¥ North American Youth Sports announced that they will hold their annual spring youth basketball tournament in the Knoxville, Tennessee area at Seymour High School on April 23-35, 2004. This tournament will feature ten different brackets. They include 5th-6th grade boys; 5th-6th grade girls; 7th grade boys; 7th grade girls; 8th grade boys; 8th grade girls; 9th-10th grade boys; 9th-10th grade girls; 11th-12th grade boys; and 11th-12th grade girls. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled. The entry fee for this tournament is $95 and guarantees each team a minimun of two games. There will be awards presented in each bracket. The entry deadline is April 2, 2004. For additional information or an entry form, please call the toll-free NAYS spring tournament hotline 1-800-787-3265 or tournament director Randy Moore at 865-573-1746.

FOOTBALL
¥ Registration is underway for teams that would like to participate in the Spring 2004 flag football league. If youÕre interested, please call 547-6440. Deadline to enter is March 11 at 3 p.m. There will be a coachÕs meeting on March 4 at 8 p.m. Information packets are available at the Elizabethton Recreation Center.
¥ The Tennessee MountainCatz is accepting new players. If interested in playing full contact womenÕs football please call Julie @ 423-773-5313 or Suzanne @ 423-773-5141. No tryouts required. Must be at least 18.

VOLLEYBALL
¥ Registration for 2004 Spring Coed Volleyball is currently underway. Divisions A, B, and Open should register their team by March 19 at 3 p.m. There will be a coachÕs meeting on March 9 at 7 p.m. Call 547-6440 for more information. Information packets are available at the Elizabethton Recreation Center. MISCELLANEOUS
¥ Muscle, a book that covers the career of legendary minor league baseball player Muscle Shoals, is currently available. The book, which includes some stories concerning Elizabethton in the old Appy League, is $19.95 (that includes shipping) and may be obtained by writing to George Stone, 4792 Island Road, Bristol, TN 37620.
¥ Lap sponsorships for the upcoming Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway now are on sale. A track tour and personalized souvenir program highlight the lap sponsorship package. The track tour takes lap sponsors down to the concrete racing surface for an up close and personal look at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile." Fans actually get the chance to walk on the track and see the race day preparations from a different perspective, with plenty of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. The cost of each lap sponsorship is $100 and includes a track tour for one, a personalized Official Food City 500 Souvenir Program, the 20-word-or-less message and a 1:64 scale die-cast event car. One additional track tour accompanying a lap sponsorship may be purchased for an additional $50. The Speedway will take orders for lap sponsorships through Friday, Feb. 27, 2004. For details on purchasing a lap sponsorship and to receive a lap sponsorship application form, fans must call Sheila Long at 423/989-6933. Or fans may visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com, download and complete the lap sponsorship form and mail it in along with payment to the Speedway. Fans may request a specific lap number to sponsor. However if that lap number is taken, BMS will assign the closest available lap number.

SOFTBALL
¥ Ramblers girls 10-under fastpitch softball club tryouts. Looking for a few hardworking, dedicated players with dedicated families to be a part of our 2004 team. Must be willing to practice hard, play hard and like to travel. Must be born on 1-1-93 or later. Call David "Crockett" Baines at 423-571-8936 for details.
¥ For any girl interested in participating in a 14-and-under softball travel league, contact Ray Meade at 929-3460.
¥ If you have a team that would like to participate in the 2004 open league softball season, you must register before the deadline on April 9. There will be a coachÕs meeting on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Call 547-6440 for more information. Information packets are available at the Elizabethton Recreation Center.
¥ If you have a team that would like to participate in the 2004 church league softball season, you must register before the deadline on April 9. There will be a coachÕs meeting on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Call 547-6440 for more information. Information packets are available at the Elizabethton Recreation Center.

VOLLEYBALL
¥ The Elizabethton High School volleyball team is forming a volleyball league for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. The league will begin on Feb. 17 and last 6-8 weeks. Cost is $40. For more information, contact Coach Bradley at 547-8015.

WRESTLING
¥ Liberty Championship Wrestling is proud to present the Third Annual MARCH OF DIMES benefit show on Saturday, March 6, in Brooks Gym, which is on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Belltime will be 8 p.m., and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door will range from $7-$10. MAIN EVENT: NWA Heavyweight Title Match, Champion Jeff Jarrett vs. - 1/2 of America's Most Wanted, Chris Harris. This match is sanctioned by NWA Wildside & Bill Behrens. LCW Northeast Title Match: Champion Bryan Wayne vs. A.J. Styles. LCW Tag Team Title Match: Champions Fab 4 Members, Allen King and Shane Matthews with Rebecca Lynn vs. Robbie Cassidy and Eddie Golden LCW Heavyweight Title Match: Exotica vs. champion Jeff Storm with The Guardian. Also appearing, Sherri Martel and much more. So everyone come out and help us raise money for a great cause! And also experience a night of fun for the entire family.