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Posted: 2013 Aug 30 - 06:15

Senior softball league forming

A 50 and older men's senior softball league is now forming.

Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evening at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex.

For more information, call (386) 308-3654 or visit nsbseniorsoftball.com.

Adult softball league to play in Orange City

Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is forming teams for its fall adult softball league.

Coed teams will play Monday nights beginning Sept. 23, and men's teams will play Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning Sept. 24 at Pfc. Emory L. Bennett Veterans Memorial Park, Orange City.

The cost is $275 per team. Teams may register at the Parks, Recreation and Culture office, 202 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 16.

Team managers will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the ball field.

For information, call (386) 736-5953, Ext. 16702 or email jzarbo@volusia.org.

Youth clay target league starting

Volusia County Skeet & Trap will start a winter youth clay target league.

The league will start shooting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 4031 Pioneer Trail , New Smyrna Beach.

Registration is now open. The cost is $50 and will include five weeks of instruction, shirts and a cookout.

Shooters must provide their own ammunition.

For more information, call (386) 275-0244 or (401) 741-1267.

Soccer/cheer league to begin

The DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will offer DeLand City Soccer/Cheer League for boys and girls ages 4-16 (as of Sept 1.).

Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Opening day and pictures will be on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand.

Registration is open and will end Saturday, Sept. 14.

Participants may register at the Parks and Recreation office or at any City Soccer/Cheer Clinic or open play.

The city will be offering a free soccer/cheer clinic at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, for ages a 6-16 and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, for ages 10-16.

The cost per player is $50 for ages 6-16 and $35 per for 4 and 5 years olds.

Each league player will receive a dry fit game jersey, shorts and socks.

Open play/registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sperling Sports Complex.

The league is dependent on volunteer coaches, if interested or have questions call (386) 626-7287.

Registry, USTA agree to partnership

Cementing an evolving relationship to grow the game of tennis in Florida, Professional Tennis Registry and the USTA Florida Section, based in Daytona Beach, signed a partnership agreement on Aug. 14.

"All of us in the USTA Florida Section are thrilled to have the PTR professionals in our state on board with us as partners in growing tennis together," said USTA Florida President Bob Pfaender. "We have so many great things happening in tennis in Florida, and this arrangement just puts the icing on the cake."

The partnership will feature programming and resources from USTA Florida, and the PTR's dedication to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teaching professionals in Florida, with shared resources and planning between both organizations.

Free fishing day slated

Gov. Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free fishing day for Sunday, Sept. 1.

The no-license fishing day applies to Florida residents and visitors.

The commission will consider adding four more license-free fishing days to the calendar at its Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola.

All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For more information, visit myfwc.com/fishing.

Sandcrab playing for Owls

John Christopher, a 2011 Seabreeze High School graduate from Ormond Beach, is a sophomore wide receiver on Temple University's football team.

Temple plays at Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, airing on NBC.

Mr. Christopher, No. 7, played in 11 games last season as a red-shirt freshman. He scored his first career touchdown against Syracuse.

He was a three-year letter winner on the Seabreeze Sandcrabs football team.

His parents are Louann and John Christopher of Ormond Beach.

Anglers 'snap up' reds in tourney

It was a great three day Red Snapper season, according to Kemp Littlefield of the Halifax Sport Fishing Club.

The results for the club's Snap-Um-Up Red Snapper Tournament were Del Lyons, 22.4 pounds, first place; Aaron Watson, 19.5 pounds, second; Jim Lloyd, 18.3 pounds, third; Andrew Lyon, 17.9 pounds, fourth; and John Baller III, 17.6 pounds, fifth.

The top Lady Angler was Mary Lloyd with 15.8 pounds and top Junior Angler was John Baller III with 17.6 pounds.

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