Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL

  • 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.
  • TRYOUTS: 2 p.m., March 2, Baker Park, Jefferson Street, Baker. Lil’ Jags 9-10 & 11-13 teams. Tryouts 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays beginning March 4, and 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 15. Call Tommy Mack (225) 936-9598/(225) 775-4552.
  • PENNINGTON YMCA SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Through March 8, ages 3-12, for March 25-May 18 leagues. Fee $40 members, $80 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabr.org.
  • A. C. LEWIS YMCA LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Through March 8, ages 3-11. Fees $40 members / $85 nonmembers. Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website: http://www.ymcabr.org.
  • MANSHIP YMCA LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 8, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. T-Ball & baseball ages 3-11. Practices begin March 25. Games begin April 6. Fee $40 members, $85 nonmembers. Call Greg Wroblewski (225) 767-9622. Email: gwroblewski@ymcabr.org.
  • TRYOUTS: Through March 9, 10-under AA Denham Springs tournament/league team. Needs 1-2 players (catcher/pitcher). Call Jason Sills (225) 505-5128.
  • ISO SPRING LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 10, ages 4 through 8th grade, T-Ball, Coaches & Advanced Coaches Pitch, Kids & Advanced Kids Pitch. Fee $65/player. 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.
  • TRYOUTS: Through March 24, 7-under Livingston Parish-based Nitro tournament team. Needs 2 players. Call Lance Galloway (251) 604-0332. Email: nitrobaseballclub@yahoo.com.
  • BASKETBALL

    • LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.
    • 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.
    • ISPOTUP MEN’S TOURNAMENT: March 9, Denham Springs High. Fee $175. Call Tiras Magee Sr. (225) 937-7174. Email: tmageehoops@yahoo.com.
    • TRYOUTS: 6 p.m., March, 11, 12 & 14, West Feliciana High gym, St. Francisville. Stateline Raiders’ boys 7th-grade AAU team. Call Len Tillery (225) 721-0403 or Dedric Williams (225) 245-2781.
    • 5TH ANNUAL FAITH LIONS MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT: March 22-24, Woodlawn High, Baton Rouge. 5th grade through 12th grade teams. Fee $200. Pool play, then bracket play (3 games). AAU rules. Call Joseph London (225) 505-6758. Email: faithlions07@gmail.com.
    • LOUISIANA YBOA BOYS & GIRLS LEAGUE PLAY: March 23, Denham Springs. Boys & girls all grades. Fee $84/2 games, $114/3 games. Call Mike Picou (225) 933-4084 or Tammy Laborde (225) 603-8796.

    FITNESS

    • ROCK WALL & ZIP LINE: 10 a.m.-noon, March 2 & March 16, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 5 & older. Fees $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Call Billie Babin (225) 767-9622. Email: bbabin@ymcabr.org.

    GOLF

    • AJGT BEAVER CREEK BLUFFS JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, March 6 for March 9-10 event, Beaver Creek GC, Zachary. Boys & girls ages 11-18. 36 holes. Fee $195. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website registration: http://www.arrowheadjgt.com.
    • LOUISIANA WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION 15TH MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: March 9-10, Farm D’Allie GC, Lafayette. entry deadline March 2. Must be 25 years old as of March 9 with 36 max handicap. Fee $165. Call Cathy Campbell (985) 785-2502. Email: cdcdwc@bellsouth.net.
    • 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.
    • AJGT JUNIOR MASTERS ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, March 20 for March 23-24 event, Santa Maria GC, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls ages 11-18. 36 holes. Fee $215. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website registration: http://www.arrowheadjgt.com.

    PICKLEBALL

    • BREC CEDAR RIDGE 45-OLDER LEAGUES: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-noon; 5-9 p.m. Sundays. 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays/ages 13-older only. 3 courts. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905/(225) 751-2563.
    • BREC LOVETT ROAD 21-AND-OLDER LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Lovett Road Park, Central. 2 courts. Call Charles Welsh (225) 261-3621.

    BREC FORREST PARK: 6-8 p.m., Thursdays & 6-9 p.m., Fridays. 3 courts/all ages. Call Babe English (225) 753-9634.

    BREC HIGHLAND ROAD PARK: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays. 2 courts. Call (225) 767-4003.

    BREC/YMCA HOWELL PLACE: 5-8 p.m., Sundays. 3 courts. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905.

    RUNNING-WALKING

    • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Feb. 26, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.
    • 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., March 10, Jewish Community Center, New Orleans. Half-mile & 5K. Fees $15-$30. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Email: NOLArunning@cox.net.
    • REVEILLE AT OAK ALLEY: 8 a.m., March 16, Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie. 5K & half-mile run/walk Fee $25, $30 after Feb. 28. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Website: http://www.NOLArunning.com.
    • 25TH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE CORPORATE CUP: 9 a.m., March 23. Early registration deadline March 15. Team fees: Division 1 (3 runners) $75; Division 2, 3, & 4 (4 runners) $100; Fun Team (4 runners) $100. Individual runners fees $25, $30 after March 15 through March 20. Email: corporatecup@providenceeng.com. Website: http://www.corporatecup.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. 27, Field 6, Burbank Complex, Baton Rouge. Under 5-under 6 mini skills. Also March 6. Same time, same site, March 20 & April 10, under 7-under 10 super skills. No fee. 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.
    • ULL FREE CLINICS: 5:30-6:30 p.m., March 4, 11, 18, 25, University of Louisiana-Lafayette Track/Soccer Facility, Lafayette. Boys & girls ages 5-12. Call ULL Soccer office (337) 482-5165. Email: scotwieland@louisiana.edu.
    • PENNINGTON YMCA SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Through March 8, ages 3-12, for March 25-May 18 leagues. Fee $40 members, $80 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabr.org.
    • A. C. LEWIS YMCA LEAGUES REGISTRATION: Through March 8, ages 3-12. Fees $40 members / $85 nonmembers. Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website: http://www.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.

    FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

    • BREC LEAGUES TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 15 for April 7 Sunday league at Burbank Complex, Baton Rouge. Ages 9-14. Fee $375/team. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403 or Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402.

    SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

    • 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.
    • FRIDAY ONE-PITCH TOURNAMENT: March 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.
    • 7TH ANNUAL USSSA SEASON OPENER: March 9, Oak Villa Park, Baton Rouge. Men’s & Co-ed divisions. Fee $240 for registered teams. Entry deadline 8 p.m., March 5. Call Brian Desselles (225) 413-2865. Website: http://www.usssa.com.

    SWIMMING

    • SWIM TEAM CONDITIONING: 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, March 4-29, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 5-18. Registration deadline March 7. Fee $50. Call Billie Babin (225) 767-9622. Email: bbabin@ymcebr.org.
    • GROUP LESSONS: Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 18-April 11, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Parent/ child, preschool, youth, teen & adult. Fees $50 members, $90 nonmembers. Registration deadline March 14. Call Billie Babin (225) 767-9622. Email: bbabin@ymcabr.org.
    • MINI-GROUP LESSONS/PRESCHOOL & YOUTH BEGINNER: Saturdays, March 23-April 13, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Fees $25 members, $45 nonmembers. Registration deadline March 14. Call Billie Babin (225) 767-9622. Email: bbabin@ymcabr.org.

    TENNIS

    • YOUTH LESSONS 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.

    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.
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    • The deadline for Fun & Fitness Calendar notices is 5 p.m. every Friday.
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