Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL

  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 6, Gators 13AA competitive league/tournament team. Needs 3 players. Ronnie Guidry (225) 802-6337.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 6, La Tiger 12AA/AAA & 14AA/AAA spring/summer travel teams. Need 2 players each team. Call Leo McClure (225) 939-0012.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 19, Louisiana Wolves 9-under 2013 spring/summer tournament team. 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 & Myhand Park in Addis. Fee free, food & giveaways. baseball equipment donations to Istrouma Baptist. ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext. 118.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 20, Rebels 12-year-old AA/AAA) & 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 3 players. Call Shelly Melancon (225) 936-3602. Email: shelly.melancon@yahoo.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Jan. 27, 13-year-old Major team needs 1 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.

BASKETBALL

  • HUSTLE & HEART ICEBREAKER TOURNAMENT: Jan. 4-5, Redemptorist High, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls 10-under through 15-under age divisions. Fee $75. 3-game guarantee. Bridget Littleton (225) 229-6217.
  • ABOVE THE RIM DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 6 for Jan. 14-Feb 22 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays leagues (4:15-5:45 p.m.) in Grades 1-8, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. Fees $100/online or $125/door. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext. 118. Website registration: www.istrouma.org/sports.
  • SECOND ANNUAL FRESHMAN FRENZY ENTRY DEADLINE: Jan. 6 for Jan. 19-21 tournament, Kenilworth Junior High, 7600 Boone Drive, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls 7th-, 8th- & 9th-grade divisions. Fee $50/team. Call Ervin Grigsby (225) 588-2707. Email: tarheelbasketball@yahoo.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 6 & same time Jan. 22, 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.
  • BREC YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 7, BREC Office, 6201 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge. 6-under/8-under co-ed & 12-under, 14-under & 18-under competitive leagues/high school rules. Fee $175/team. Call Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402. Email: ahawkins@brec.org.

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 & Fridays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Plank Road Park, Zachary. 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

  • RESOLUTION RUN: 8 a.m., Jan. 1, Tennis Court parking lot, City Park, Baton Rouge. No fee, no clocks, no set distances. Social run to kick off the new year.
  • WILDERNESS 10-MILER: 8:30 a.m., Jan. 5, John & Mary Godke home, 3490 La. 966, St. Francisville. 10-mile run on rolling Tunica Hills course. Fee $20 included food, drink. Varsity Sports, 2055 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.
  • 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. David Vincent: dvincent@dvmafit.com. Website: http://louisianavolunteer.eventbrite.com/.

TRACK & FIELD

  • U.S. EXPRESS CLUB PRACTICE: 1-3 p.m., Jan. 5, Miss. River levee, downtown Baton Rouge & 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 8, Independence Park, 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.

GUIDELINES

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