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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:16

Youth Volleyball League

Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department will begin registration for its spring youth volleyball league for ages 9-16 (age as of Sept. 1, 2012), on Monday, Feb. 4.

Fees are $43 for residents (proof of residency required) and $64 for non-residents. Registration will take place at the Registration Office, 399 N. U.S. 1.

Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Practices, training and games will be twice a week.

The program will be separated by age and ability. Times will be 5:30 p.m. for younger and/or inexperienced players and 7 p.m. for older and experienced players.

All new players will need to be approved to move into the 7 p.m. group.

Days of the week are yet to be determined. Practices, training and games will be at the Nova Community Center Gymnasium and will run from March 4 through May 10.

For more information, call (386) 676-3280 or e-mail at pitchford@ormondbeach.org. For registration information, call (386) 676-3250.

Adult Coed Softball League

Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department will conduct its 20th annual adult coed softball league.

The season will run from March 4 to about May 16.

Participants must be 18 years of age. The league will be divided up into two or three divisions, based on the number of teams and diverse levels of play. The team sponsorship fee is $540.

Each team will play a minimum of 16 games, Monday through Thursday at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 700 Hull Road off of North U.S. 1. Game softballs, umpires, scorekeepers and awards will be provided.

A pre-season team meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex Office, 700 Hull Road. One representative from each team should be present.

For more information, call (386) 676-3280 or e-mail at pitchford@ormondbeach.org.

Philadelphia Union to host various community events in Deltona

The Philadelphia Union will host a variety of community events in and around the Deltona area during the club's 2013 pre- season training, Feb. 9 to 23.

Events such as kids' clinics, a chance to train with the Union first team, open practices and a scrimmage will all take place at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex. Union players will also visit select elementary and middle schools.

In addition to a scrimmage, the club will also compete against six other Major League Soccer clubs in the 2013 Disney Pro Soccer Classic Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

Clinics for kids will be on Feb. 10 and 18, giving young fans the opportunity to watch one hour of first team practice, meet the players and then compete in an hour of skills competitions and drills.

On Feb. 20, the Union will scrimmage against an opponent to be decided later at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex at 6 p.m.

The Union also is offering a train with the pros clinic on Feb. 14, which allows fans to learn from members of the Union first team and technical staff. Participants will be given a full kit and run through various drills and exercises during a 90- minute practice session.

Space is limited. For more information and costs, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com/preseason2013.

Bass Fishing Club students take second in regional competition

Daytona State College Bass Fishing Club landed second place out of 80 teams this month in the 2013 Carhartt College Series Southern Regional bass fishing tournament held Jan. 4-5 in the Harris Chain of Lakes near Tavares.

Anglers Thomas Oltorik and Scott Heaberlin hauled in a total of 10 lunkers weighing a combined 44.10 pounds. Their tackle of choice: Bill Lewis Rattle Trap baits (dark gray) and 15 pound test fluorocarbon line.

Among a group of so-called "young guns" with the potential to one day place themselves among the elite of professional bass fishermen, Mr. Oltorik's and Mr. Heaberlin's second-place finish earned them a $1,000 prize from tournament sponsor Bassmaster and a chance to compete in the national tournament this summer. The prize money goes into the club's account to be used for future tournament expenses.

Both anglers live in DeLand and have been fishing together since childhood.

Find out more about this month's competition, including photos and videos of Daytona State's anglers at Bassmaster.com.

Baseball and softball registration begins

The city of Port Orange is conducting registration for its 2013 youth baseball and fast pitch softball programs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, at the Port Orange Gymnasium, 4655 City Center Circle.

The fee is $70 for Babe Ruth Youth Baseball and Babe Ruth Fast Pitch softball.

The ages are 7 to 16 for softball and 6 to 12 for baseball.

There will also be a 5-year-old rookie program for $45.

Contact the department for additional information for boys 13 and older.

All non-residents will pay an additional fee of $20.

All ages for Babe Ruth baseball is as of May 1.

All ages for Babe Ruth Fast Pitch softball is as of Jan 1.

The last day to register is Feb. 28.

Sponsors and coaches are needed. A coaches organizational meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 27, at the Port Orange Gym.

For more information, call (386) 506-5851.

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