Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL

  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 19, Louisiana Wolves 9-under spring/summer tournament team. Call Jason Mayeux (225) 445-7577.
  • OPERATION: FIRST BASE CLINIC: 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Ages 6-14, Hartley Vey, Alaska Street Park, Istrouma Baptist Church, Howell Park, Maplewood Park, Saia Park, Anna T. Jordan Park in Baton Rouge and Myhand Park in Addis. No fee. Food and giveaways. Donations of baseball equipment to Istrouma Baptist Church. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext. 118.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 20, Rebels 12-year-old AA/AAA and 14 AA spring tournament teams. Call Ricky Grabert (225) 753-7777. Email: pcaserta@tractioncse.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 26, 13AA USSSA Baton Rouge-based tournament team needs three players. Call Shelly Melancon (225) 936-3602. Email: shelly.melancon@yahoo.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 27, 13-year-old Major team needs one player. Call Wayne McDonald (225) 802-2475. Email: hurricanesbaseball@eatel.net.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 27, Saints 7-under & 9-under spring/summer competitive league/tournament teams. Call David Kibbe (225) 963-0330. Email: info@saintsyouthbaseball.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 27, La Tigers 12AA & 14AA spring travel teams. Need two players for each team. Call Leo McClure (225) 939-0012.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 29, City Bandits 13-14/AA competitive league/tournament team, Needs three to four 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 three 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.

BASKETBALL

  • LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.
  • TRYOUTS: Noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 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. Three-game guarantee. Call Ed Palubinskas (225) 324-6022 or Willie Wade (225) 356-6425.
  • FLAG FOOTBALL

    • ADULT LEAGUE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Volunteer Fire Station No. 2, 809 New Roads St., New Roads. City of New Roads Rec league. Fee $175/team. Call Greg Johnson (225) 718-3237. Email: gjohnson502@hotmail.com.

    GOLF

    • USSSA HUB CITY CLASSIC REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 16 for Jan. 19-20 event, The Wetlands GC, Lafayette. Boys & girls ages 9-11/18 holes, ages 12-18/36 holes. Fees $90 & $160. Call Robert Boudreaux (337) 278-8431. Website: http://www.usssa.com.

    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 and 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. 8, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.
    • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: For water station sponsored by Club South Runners for Jan. 20 Louisiana Marathon. Email David Vincent: dvincent@dvmafit.com. Website: http://louisianavolunteer.eventbrite.com/.
    • 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.

    TRACK & FIELD

    • U.S. EXPRESS CLUB PRACTICE: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Independence Park, Baton Rouge and 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12, Mississippi River levee, downtown Baton Rouge for boys and girls 5-18. Practices same time Tuesdays and 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. Indoor, adult/300-yard swim, 15-minute spin; one-mile run; youth (12-younger)/100-yard swim, 10-minute spin, half-mile run. Individual and relay divisions. Fee $25 & pledge fundraiser. Call Erin Shaw (225) 272-9622. Email: eshaw@ymcabr.org.
    • GUIDELINES
    • The deadline for Fun & Fitness Calendar notices is 5 p.m. Friday.
    • Notices will be accepted four weeks in advance of the event.
    • Submissions must be legibly handwritten or typed and must include activity/sport, date, time, site, entry fees, entry deadlines, the full name of contact person(s) and telephone numbers with area code. Only two contacts with telephone numbers/email addresses will be published.
    • SUBMIT NOTICES TO: Fun & Fitness Calendar, Advocate Sports, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge LA 70821. Fax: (225) 388-0318. Email: sports@theadvocate.com.