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Posted: 2013 May 10 - 06:15

Free pitch, hit and run competition

Kimberly Ellis and the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at 1100 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach.

The grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions 7-8. 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition.

Participants must show a copy of their birth certificate and guardians must sign waivers for children to compete.

For information, email kimberleye102@gmail.com.

Learn about offshore fishing

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will conduct its free monthly fishing seminar Thursday, May 16, on offshore fishing in preparation of the 25th annual Lady Angler Tournament

Captain Don Withers will be the featured speaker. Capt. Withers has close to 40 years combined captain and mate experience fishing the waters out of Ponce Inlet and has been a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed, 100-ton Master Captain for more than 25 years.

The program will emphasize fish fighting techniques with different styles of tackle and types of fishing.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Brief business meeting will be at 7 p.m., seminar at 7:30 p.m.

All seminars are at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

For more information, call

386) 871 5351, email afm198@aol.com or visit www.hsfc.com.

Junior Olympics Saturday at DeLand High School

Fourth and fifth grade students from 10 West Volusia County schools will competed in the 69th annual Junior Olympics

Events begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the DeLand High School track.

TD Bank, the DeLand Kiwanis Club and Key Clubs of DeLand and University high schools are the sponsors.

The elementary schools slated to compete are Blue Lake, Citrus Grove, DeBary, Freedom, George Marks, Manatee Cove, McInnis, Orange City, Starke and Woodward Avenue.

Each athlete is allowed to enter only one running event and one field event. The running events are the 50-, 100- and 200-yard sprints while the field events are standing jump, shot put and softball throw.

After the competition is completed, each first place winner will be presented a medal, and the Les Ferrell Sportsmanship and the Coach Bill Underhill Memorial Trophy will be presented.

The event is free and spectators should bring chairs, as seating is limited, and water and sunscreen.

The event is traditionally complete by 11:30 a.m.

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