Fun & fitness calendar

BASEBALL

  • 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. 20, 8-under AA/AAA Baton Rouge area coaches pitch tournament team. Need 1-2 players. Call Rico Melancon (225) 445-0306 or Chris Morrison (225) 715-7047.
  • 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.
  • TRYOUT: Through Feb. 24, Ascension Warriors 14 Majors. Need 1-2 players. Call Brad Thompson (225) 715-6176. Email: bthompson@sfbcic.com.
  • WEST FELICIANA PARKS & REC LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 27, ages 5 & older. Fee $60/baseball, $50/T-Ball. Call WFPPC (225) 784-8447. Website registration: http://www.wfprec.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through February, 7-under Nitro Livingston Parish-based tournament team. Needs 2 players. Call Lance Galloway (251) 604-0332. Email: nitrobaseballclub@yahoo.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through February,11-under USSSA southeast Baton Rouge-based team. Needs 1 player. Call Larry Bellan (225) 921-7263.
  • TRYOUTS: Through February, 11U Ascension Angels spring tournament/travel team. Call James Morrissey (225) 603-1136 or Tim Achord (225) 715-3962.
  • ONE DAY TOURNAMENT: March 2, Live Oak Sportsplex, Watson. Ages 7-14 open divisions. Fee $150/team. 3-game round robin. 4-team limit per age group. USSSA rules. Call Mark Ellis (225) 978-6519 or Scott Alexander (225) 369-1986.
  • 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.
  • BREC LEAGUES TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 15 for April 8 opening day. Ages 3-14 in T-Ball/6-under, Coaches Pitch/ages 7-8 & players pitch/ages 9-14. Fees $175/team & $375/team. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403 or Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402.

BASKETBALL

  • LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.
  • 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.
  • TRYOUTS: 7-7:30 p.m., Feb. 18-19, BREC Highland Road gym, Baton Rouge. Faith Lions AAU 7th, 8th & 9th grades teams. Call Joseph London (225) 505-6758 or Larry Milton (225) 226-5861.
  • 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.
  • PANTHER TOURNAMENT: March 1-3, Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls 10-under through 17-under age divisions. Fee $125. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Feb. 22. Call Bridget Littleton (225) 229-6217.

GOLF

  • 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.
  • OAK WING JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Feb. 20 for Feb. 23-24 event, Oak Wing GC, Alexandria. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $195. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website: http://www.arrowheadjgt.com.
  • 26TH-ANNUAL LSU FIGHTING TIGERS CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT: 7:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. shotgun starts, March 15, Ellendale CC, Houma. 4-player teams plus LSU celebrity/scramble format. Maximum handicap 18. Fee $850/team, $210/player. Sponsored by Bayou Bengal Booster Club. Closest-to-hole, long-drive, straight-drive & hole-in-one contests. Call Eddie Pullaro (985) 868-3500 or Darryl Brue (985) 852-1625.

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., Feb. 12, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.
  • 27TH ANNUAL ELMWOOD CLASSIC: 8 a.m., Elmwood Center, Harahan. Half-mile, 5K & 10K run/walk. Fees $15-$30. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Website: http://www.NOLArunning@cox.net.
  • SUSAN KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE: March 2, LSU, Baton Rouge. 5K & 1-mile runs. Fee $25. Call Koman 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.
  • 14TH ANNUAL BROTHER ELDON RUN: 8:30 a.m., March 9, Catholic High School, Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge. 5K road race & 1-mile run/jog/walk. Fees $15/adults, $12/high school students, $10/youths. 7:30 a.m. registration. Benefits CHS Alumni Assn. Website: http://www.catholichigh.org.
  • IBERIABANK UPTOWN CLASSIC: 8 a.m., Jewish Community Center, New Orleans. Half-mile & 5K. Fees $15-$30. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Website: http://www.NOLArunning@cox.net.
  • NOTE: The 1,000-runner field for the annual Baton Rouge Fat Boy 5K is filled.

SOCCER

  • BRSC BASIC BALL SKILLS CLINICS: 6-7 p.m., Feb. 20, Field 6, Burbank Complex, Baton Rouge. Under 7-under 10 super skills. No fee. Also March 20 & April 10. Other free clinics same time & site: Feb. 27 & March 6, under 5-under 6 mini skills. Website: http://www.brsa.org.
  • CAPITAL CITY UNITED SPRING PROGRAM: 5:30-6:30 p.m., March 3, University High field, Baton Rouge. Ages 3-10. Fee $80 returning players, $400 new players. First in six session series. Call Melissa Ramsey (225) 803-7255. Email: Melissaramsey73@hotmail.com.
  • 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.

SOFTBALL

  • WEST FELICIANA PARKS & REC LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 27, ages 5 & older. Fee $50. Call WFPPC (225) 784-8447. Website registration: http://www.wfprec.com.

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

  • FRIDAY ONE-PITCH TOURNAMENT: Feb. 15, 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.
  • EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT: Feb. 16, Erinwinville Recreation Center, Port Allen. Fee $175. Call Shedrick Perkins (225) 892-6879 or Stan Atkins (225) 933-1432.
  • EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT: Feb.25, Alexander Park, Brusly. Fee $175. Call Shedrick Perkins (225) 892-6879 or Stan Atkins (225) 933-1432.
  • ADULT SPRING CO-ED LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 27, Live Oak Sports Complex, Watson for April 1-May 3 league. Fee $400/team Call Michael Hansen (225) 243-6614. Email: liveaoksportscomplex@cox-internet.com.
  • BREC ADULT LEAGUES TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1 for March 17 opening day. Men’s, Women’s, Co-ed & 50-plus teams (ages 17-older), Sunday/Perkins Road Park and weeknight/Oak Villa Park leagues. Fees $295, $300 & $395. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403 or Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402.

TENNIS

  • YOUTH LESSIONS REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 27, West Feliciana Parks & Rec, St. Francisville. Ages Pre-K through 8th grade. Fees $40 or $60/month. Call WFPPC (225) 784-8447. Website registration: http://www.wfprec.com.

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.
  • GOVERNOR’S GAMES LOUISIANA CLASSIC YOUTH/ADULT INDOOR MEET: 8:30 a.m., Feb. 16, Carl Maddox Field House, LSU, Baton Rouge. Boys/men & girls/women ages 5 and older. Fee $8/youths, $5 adults. Sponsored by U.S. Express Track. Call Byron Turner (225) 892-3489. Website: http://www.usexpresstrackclub.org.

VOLLEYBALL

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