Youth flag football league planned
The City of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth Flag Football League open to any boy or girl ages 5-16.
The program will take place on Mondays and Fridays at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand.
The cost is $60 per player. The dates for the league will run from April though May.
There will be free preseason clinics on Friday, April 5 , 12 , and Monday, April 15.
Times for each clinic will be 6 p.m. (ages 5-10) and 7 p.m. (ages 11-16).
Participants may register now at the Parks and recreation office.
For more information, call (386) 740-5800 or visit www.deland.org
Adult softball league slated
DeLand Parks & Recreation will be offering a Spring Recreational Adult Softball League at DeLand's Sperling Sports Complex from April through May. Church, Coed and Men's divisions will be offered.
Church will play Monday nights. Men's will play Tuesday nights, and Coed will play Wednesday nights. League is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. All leagues will play an eight game schedule. For more information including pricing visit deland.org or call (386) 740-5800.
New Smyrna Chevrolet goes to bat for local Babe Ruth
New Smyrna Chevrolet is partnering with the Southeast Volusia Babe Ruth Baseball League.
The dealership has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
New Smyrna Chevrolet has presented SEV Babe Ruth with equipment kits, including equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts.
The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.
Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 free sweepstakes entry forms to distribute within the community. At the end of the entry period, five winners -- one from each region -- will win their choice of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse. Each participating market will award a secondary prize.
All money raised through the sweepstakes goes straight to the league to upgrade equipment and facilities.
Learn about backcountry fly fishing
The Mid Coast Flyfishers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Fraternal Order of Police 471 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach.
The speaker will be Captain Paul Cave on backcountry fly fishing.
Capt. Cave will talk about fishing the St Johns River system, lakes and tributaries. He will also describe the various approaches and techniques of fishing the great backwaters of Central Florida.
For more information, call (386) 409-9194.
At 6 p.m., there will be fly casting practice before the meeting at 7 p.m.
Legends remain champs
The Florida Legends basketball team, a group of Volusia County eighth grade boys, traveled to Gainesville on March 23 and 24 to compete in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association Stampede Shootout basketball tournament.
The Florida Legends are the defending champions of the event and once again prevailed to beat the Ocala Elite Falcons 72-52 in the championship game played at the Oaks Hall School.
The Florida Legends team members are from Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater.
The team is coached by Tom Bieri. Assistant coaches are Austin Tse, Scott St. John, and Brad Cluxton.
Fishing tournament planned
The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will have its 13th annual Offshore Challenge -- Wahoo, Dolphin and King Mackerel.
A captain's meeting will be on April 11 at the Halifax Sports Fishing Club headquarters. Fishing and weigh in are April 13 at Down the Hatch in Ponce Inlet.
For information contact Randy Beardsley at (386) 804-0352 or HSFC.com
Learn to sail
The Halifax Sailing Association will present a "Learn To Sail" Adult Sunfish Sailing Class at its facility on the Halifax River at 15 Fremont Court, Daytona Beach, beginning April 6.
The four-day course will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday in April.
The U.S. Sailing certified instructors will teach basic sailing skills, knots, safety procedures and participants will experience "the joy of sailing."
Total cost for the course is $125. Participants must know how to swim and be in good physical health.
For more information, visit www.halifaxsailing.org or call (386) 424-1640.
King of the Inlet fishing tournament slated
The fourth annual King of the Inlet Offshore Fishing Tournament will be in April, May and June.
Tournament No. 1 is April 19-21. Tournament No.2 is May 17-19 and Tournament No. 3 is June 21-23. All three tournaments are one day of offshore fishing for Wahoo, Dolphin and King Mackerel.
Captain's meetings are Friday at Inlet Harbor in Ponce Inlet. Saturday is fishing out of Ponce Inlet. Weigh-in Saturday at Inlet Harbor and awards presentation is Sunday at Inlet Harbor.
Participants may fish a single event or the series. There is a $5,000 grand prize.
For information, call (386) 804-2590 or (386) 212-5984 or visit kingoftheinlet.com.