Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL

  • CENTRAL AREA YOUTH LEAGUE REGISTRATION: 6-8 p.m., Jan. 29; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 2, cafeteria , Central High School, Wax Road, Central. Call Kathy Goudeau (225) 202-6126.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 29, City Bandits 13-14/AA competitive league/tournament team, Needs 3-4 players. Call Shawn Coleman (225) 937-4259 or Chucky Barnes (225) 772-4875.
  • TRYOUTS: Through January, Varsity 11 AA/AAA & 12AA/Major teams. Call David Key (225) 405-5108 or Scott Kirby (225) 610-3376.
  • TRYOUTS: Through January, Baton Rouge Bandits 12AA team. Needs 3 players. Call Lanny Bergeron (225) 716-2220.
  • TRYOUTS: Through January, Walker Rockets 10AA spring/summer tournament team. Call Spencer Loe (225) 802-5133. Email: spencerloe@yahoo.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through January, Bandits 9AA CAYL league/tournament team. Call Steven Thomas (225) 772-1452.
  • PARDS/DENHAM SPRINGS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: 7 p.m., Feb. 4, Anthony Dugas Rec Center, North Park, Denham Springs. Ages 9-12 Wednesday night spring leagues. Call Jim McChristian (225) 305-0862.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Feb. 10, Louisiana Blast 12-year-old tournament team, Blast training facility, 9121 Cockerham Rd., Denham Springs. Call Blast (225) 802-1766.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Feb. 17, 13AA CAYL league/tournament team. Needs 1 player. Call Ben Shannon (225) 955-3770. Email: Benjamin.shannon@cn.ca.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Feb. 24, Scrappers 8-under Greenwell Springs-area coaches pitch CAYL/tournament team. Call Tiger Holt (225) 276-5367 or Joey Samson (225) 247-9822.
  • PENNINGTON YMCA SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Ages 3-12, through March 8 for March 25-May 18 leagues. Fee $40 members, $80 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabr.org.
  • ISO SPRING LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Ages 4 through 8th grade, T-Ball, Coaches & Advanced Coaches Pitch, Kids & Advanced Kids Pitch. Fee $65/player. Through March 10. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext. 118. Registration website: http://www.istrouma.org/sports.

BASKETBALL

  • LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.
  • TRYOUTS: Noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Team Sportsplex, 7122 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. Red Storm AAU boys 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade spring/summer teams. Call Bryan Denison (225) 892-3739.
  • LA WARRIORS MARDI GRAS TOURNAMENT: Feb. 9-10, Central Private School, Central. Boys & girls 10-under through 15-under age divisions. Fee $75. 3-game guarantee. Call Ed Palubinskas (225) 324-6022 or Willie Wade (225) 356-6425.
  • TRYOUTS: 4 p.m., Feb. 10, East Ascension High, Gonzales. Louisiana Jaguars 7th-8th grade boys. Call Travis Turner (225) 975-6895 or Tyler Turner (225) 603-3159.
  • MARDI GRAS GATOR LEAGUE SIGN-UP DAY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 16, Denham Springs Junior High, 401 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs. Boys & girls 4th through 11th grades teams. Fee $35. Call Mike Picou (225) 933-4084 or Tammy Laborde (225) 603-8796.
  • LOUISIANA YBOA MARDI GRAS GATOR BALL: March 1-3, Denham Springs. Boys & girls all grades. Fee $225/team. Entry deadline Feb. 26. Call Mike Picou (225) 933-4084 or Tammy Laborde (225) 603-8796.

GOLF

  • USSSA PRESIDENT’S CUP ENTRY DEADLINE: Jan. 30 for Feb. 2-3 event, The Island GC, Plaquemine. Boys & girls 12-18/36 holes, ages 9-11/18 holes. Fees $160 & $90. Call Robert Boudreaux (337) 278-8431. Website: http://www.usssa.com.
  • SUPER BOWL SCRAMBLE III: Noon shotgun start, Feb. 3, The Bluffs, St. Francisville. 2-player scramble. Fee $65 members, $85 nonmembers (meal included). Call Tom Agazzi (225) 634-6401. Website: http://www.thebluffs.com.
  • THE BLUFFS JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Feb. 13 for Feb. 16-17 event, The Bluffs, St. Francisville. Boys & girls ages 11-18. 36 holes. Fee $215. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website registration: http://www.arrowheadjgt.com.
  • DUTCHTOWN HIGH GOLF & TRACK TEAMS SCRAMBLE: 1 p.m. shotgun start, Feb. 16, Santa Maria GC, Baton Rouge. 4-player teams. Fee $400/team includes meal. Closest-to-hole & long-drive contests. Benefits DHS golf, track teams. Call Mark Kavanaugh (225) 328-8856.

PICKLEBALL

  • BREC CEDAR RIDGE 45-AND-OLDER LEAGUE: 5-9 p.m. Sundays; 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, BREC Cedar Ridge Park. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905.
  • BREC PLANK ROAD LEAGUE: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Plank Road Park, Zachary. Call Lothar Kuhn (225) 654-9743.
  • BREC LOVETT ROAD 21-AND-OLDER LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Lovett Road Park, Central. Call Charles Welsh (225) 261-3621.
  • BREC ANTIOCH PARK LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Park Rec Center (225) 757-8316.

RUNNING-WALKING

  • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Jan. 29, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.
  • REBEL RUN: 8 a.m., Feb. 9, Central Private School, Central. 5K run/walk. Fee $20, $25 after Jan. 15. Packet pickup 7-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Call Jill Coon (225) 261-3341.
  • MARDI PARDI 2013: Feb. 9, Mockingbird CafĂ©, Old Town, Bay St. Louis, Miss. 5K & 10K roadraces. Fees 5K/$25 ($15 students), $30 after Jan. 31, $35 race day; 10K/$30 ($20 students), $35 after Jan. 31, $40 race day. Website: http://mardipardiadventure.org/race.
  • SUSAN KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE: March 2, LSU, Baton Rouge. 5K & 1-mile runs. Fee $25. Call Komen Committee (225) 246-2977. Email: race@komenbatonrouge.org.
  • LOUISIANA SKEETER RUN: 7:30 a.m., March 2, First United Methodist, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. Fee $20, $25 after Feb. 14; 18-under $10, $15 after Feb. 14. Benefits Imagine No Malaria Campaign. Call Betty Backstrom (225) 572-3348. Website: http://www.louisianaskeeterrun.org.

SOFTBALL

  • CENTRAL AREA YOUTH LEAGUE REGISTRATION: 6-8 p.m., Jan. 29; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 2, cafeteria , Central High School, Wax Road, Central. Call Kathy Goudeau (225) 202-6126.

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

  • FRIDAY ONE-PITCH TOURNAMENT: Feb. 1, McLin Fields/Gator Park, Satsuma. Men’s & Co-ed divisions. Fee $90/team. 4-game guarantee. Call Ronnie McLin (225) 276-8237/(225) 686-2418.

SOCCER

  • BATON ROUGE SOCCER CLUB SPRING REGISTRATION: Through Feb. 10. Ages 3-adults (men’s & women’s leagues). Fees $80-$125. Call BRSA office (225) 924-2157. Website: http://www.brsa.org.
  • PENNINGTON YMCA SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Ages 3-12, through March 8 for March 25-May 18 leagues. Fee $40 members, $80 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabr.org.

TRACK & FIELD

  • U.S. EXPRESS CLUB PRACTICE: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Independence Park & 1-3 p.m., Saturdays, Miss. River levee, downtown Baton Rouge. Boys & girls ages 5-18. Practices same time Tuesdays & Saturdays through March 31. Call Byron Turner (225) 892-3489. Email: byronturner@usexpresstrackclub.org.

TRIATHLON

  • C.B. PENNINGTON JR. YMCA TRIATHLON-A-THON: 8 a.m., Feb. 3, Pennington YMCA, Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge. Indoors, Adult/300-yard swim, 15 minute spin; 1 mile run; Youth (12-younger)/100-yard swim, 10 minutes spin, half-mile run. Individual & relay divisions. Fee $25 & pledge fundraiser. Call Erin Shaw (225) 272-9622. Email: eshaw@ymcabr.org.

VOLLEYBALL

  • PENNINGTON YMCA SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Ages 9-12, through March 8 for March 25-May 18 leagues. Fee $40 members, $80 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabr.org.