Sports

Camps, Clinics and Registration

Baseball

HART RANSOM YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For boys and girls ages 5-14. T-ball ages 5-6 age as of 4-30-08, Baseball ages 7-12 as of 4-30-08, Boys Pony ages 13-14 as of 5-1-08 and Softball ages 7-14 as of 12-31-07. Registration for returning players Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-noon in Hart Ransom cafeteria. Open registration will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-noon in Hart Ransom cafeteria. Registration forms will be available at both registrations and at Web sitewww.hr-baseballclub.org. Also, need coaches and umpires. E-mailhrbaseballcluborg@yahoo.com

ERIC BELL SCHOOL -- Jan. 2-4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Rainbow Fields, Eric Bell's Professional School of Baseball eighth annual Holiday Baseball Camp. Bell is a Beyer High grad who pitched in the majors. Other local players also instruct. $190 includes instruction, T-shirt, awards. Call Bell at 480-326-5399 or visitwww.ericbell.com.

CALVARY TEMPLE ACADEMY YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL -- For boys and girls ages 5 to 14. Baseball age as of Apri 30, 2008. Softball age as of Dec. 31, 2007. Online registration begins Jan. 1 atwww.calvaryball.org. Onsite registration Saturdays Jan. 19 and 26. Registration info available online or at Calvary Temple Academy school office. Looking for coaches and umpires. For more information, e-mailCTYouthBaseball@aol.com or call 604-9932.

ATWATER YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, TEEBALL -- For boys and girls ages 4½ through 13. Sign up at Bellevue Bowl Saturdays and Sundays or at Beach Rays weekdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 310 E. Bellevue. Boys baseball tryouts Saturday, Feb. 16 at Mitchell School. Girls softball tryouts Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mitchell School. For more information call 358-5965 or visitwww.AtwaterYouthBaseball.com.

RAINBOW FIELDS SPRING LEAGUE -- For ages 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U. Starts in late March. 12 games plus playoffs. $88/player for 12-player team. Deposit $300 by Feb. 29 and receive $200 discount. Call Nancy Rea at 869-4242, e-mailelaine@rainbowfields.com or visitwww.rainbowfields.com.

TURLOCK YOUTH BASEBALL -- Signups for American League and American League East from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19 and from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 15 and 24 in the Turlock High cafeteria. Cost is $95 for Little League and $105 for Majors and Senior League. There will be a $20 late fee after Dec. 24. Call Art Doucette at 656-8334.

WOODS CREEK LITTLE LEAGUE -- Serves Sonora and Columbia school districts. Provide birth certificate and verification of residence. $50 ages 9 and under, $60 for ages 9-12, $70 for ages 13-14. Signup dates ($10 more): Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Sonora Elementary; and Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Columbia Elementary. Call Jim Schultz at 532-7250 or 533-8411.

TRACY CHRISTMAS CAMPS -- Dec. 22, at All-American Sports Academy, Inc., in Tracy. Baseball and Softball Offensive Camp 12:30-3:30 p.m., Baseball Pitching and Catching Camp 9 a.m.-noon, Softball Pitching and Catching Camp 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Ages 6-12. Call 833-2255.

HIT WITH THE PROS CHRISTMAS CAMP -- Featuring Jake Long (Cincinnati Reds organization), Aaron Reza (Red Sox) and Matt Berezay (Dodgers). ... Also, private baseball and softball lessons with Mike McNeil (baseball pitching and hitting), Erik Jue (hitting and infield), Matt Berezay (hitting), Chris Malone (baseball pitching), Jake Long (catching and hitting), Jamie Jimenez (softball hitting), Joey Costa (baseball pitching) and Sam Nichols (hitting). Visit cencalbaseball.org.

BEL PASSI PONY LEAGUE -- Registration for boys and girls ages 5-14 living in the Sylvan School District. Registration will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Bel Passi, 4312 Roselle Ave., on Saturdays through Jan. 12. Bring a birth certificate and utility bill. Call Paul Speed at 551-8675 or visitwww.belpassibaseball.com.

CENTRAL VALLEY EAGLES -- Strength training, form running, hitting, catching, pitching and fielding instruction, available use of indoor training facility. Fees will cover trainers uniforms, registration, facility use and practice fields. First dates for tournaments Dec. 18 and 28 at Big League Dreams in Manteca. Teams: 10U, 12U and 15U. Contact Kevin Saenz atkevinsaenz@teamfca.com or 614-0928 for tryout info. Visitwww.Fca.org.

ESCALON BABE RUTH SOFTBALL/BASEBALL -- Registration through Feb. 7 at City Hall, 1854 Main St. Divisions based on player's age as of: Baseball and tee ball, April 30, 2008; softball, Dec. 31, 2007. $30 ages 5-6, $35 ages 7-8, $40 ages 9-10, $45 ages 11-12, $50 ages 13-15 boys, $50 for 16U girls. Boundaries for baseball: Escalon Unified School District or Valley Home District. Boundaries for softball: Escalon Unified School District, Oakdale Joint Union or Valley Home District. Season starts in March. Call 838-4134 or e-maildsantos@cityofescalon.org.

MODESTO TEEN BASEBALL -- The league is taking applications for head coaching positions in all divisions and age groups. MTB will have traveling teams in all Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth divisions ages 5-18. MTB Board of Directors looking for volunteer to serve as league treasurer. Call 568-0570.

SALIDA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL -- Registration for 2008 season at Salida Park (Broadway and Magnolia streets) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 15. Tee ball (ages 4-5) $65 plus mandatory fund-raiser. Farm, Minor, Major, Junior & Senior divisions (ages 6-16) $125 for first child (no fund-raiser), $115 for second child (no fund-raiser). Signups after Dec. 31 are $80 for tee ball and $140 for other divisions. Birth certificate and three proofs of residency required. Call president Brandt Evans at 545-5004 or 543-9876.

Basketball

MODESTO PAL -- Modesto Police Activities League signup deadline is Dec. 15. All games on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 12 and ending March 8. For ages 7-12. $50. Space limited. Coaches needed. Pick up applications at Modesto Police Department and school offices. Call Modesto PAL at 572-9614 or e-mailamarillasm@modestopd.com.

MEN'S ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE -- Team registration begins Dec. 17 and continues through Dec. 28. A $25 late fee applies after Dec. 28. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400. Registration must include a $420 entry fee and completed 5-12 player roster. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Games will be held on Wednesdays. The 10-game season begins Jan. 9 at the Roosevelt Junior High School Gym at 1330 College Ave. Call 571-5517 or e-mailrkephart@modestogov.com.

CITY OF TURLOCK YOUTH LEAGUE -- Signups through Dec. 21. For boys and girls grades 1-8. Grades 1-4 will play at Pitman High, grades 5-8 at Turlock High. Two weeks of skill and instruction play begins Jan. 5, followed by six games. $58. Add $5 for late registration (Dec. 22-28). To register, visit the Recreation Division office at 301 Starr Ave. or call 668-5594.

MODESTO MAGIC GIRLS -- Elementary and Junior High winter league, Jan. 12-March 8 (Saturdays only), for grades 3-8. $125 new players, $105 for players w/jerseys. Register online or download flyer from Web site. Flyers also at Valley Sporting Goods. ... Call Stan Silva 765-5107, Rob Spencer 602-6972, fax 549-9753, e-mailssilva1920@aol.com, or visitwww.eteamz.com/modestomagic.

General

KIDS FUN NIGHT OUT -- Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, swimming and more. Cost is $10. Space is limited. Signup deadline is Dec. 12. Sign up at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave. Contact Lisa Bracken at 571-2582 orModestoRacquet@aol.com.

Hunting/Fishing

2008 SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN'S EXPOSITION -- Jan. 17-20 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Thursday and Friday, noon-9 p.m. ... Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ... Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12. Ages 12 and under free. Tickets online at SportsExpos.com or at the gate.

Skiing/Snowboarding

YOSEMITE WINTER CLUB -- Visitwww.yosemitewinterclub.com.

MODESTO SKI CLUB -- A club for residents of the Modesto area with a history of more than 60 years. Visitwww.modestoskiclub.com. Meetings at Hero's Sports Lounge, 821 L Street, on second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Contact Brian MacClean (membership) at 571-0807.

Softball

HART RANSOM YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."

CALVARY TEMPLE ACADEMY YOUTH SOFTBALL, BASEBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."

ATWATER YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, TEEBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."

RAINBOW FIELDS -- Spring fastpitch league starts in late March. Ages 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U. Ten games plus playoffs. $500. ... Men's Doubleheader League. Thursday or Friday nights, starting March 13-14. Two games a night for four weeks. Top 50 percent advance to playoffs. Space limited -- first 16 teams per night. $450. ... Call Nancy Rea at 869-4242, e-mailelaine@rainbowfields.com or visitwww.rainbowfields.com.

SALIDA SOFTBALL -- See "Salida Little League Baseball & Softball" under BASEBALL.

ESCALON SOFTBALL -- See "Escalon Babe Ruth Softball/Baseball" under BASEBALL.

MODESTO GIRLS SOFTBALL -- Registration through Feb. 15 for girls 6-14. Forms online atwww.eteamz.com/modestogsl under handout section and available at Valley Sporting Goods and Play it Again Sports. Call 869-3880.

CALIFORNIA MAGIC 18U -- Tryouts for "A" team Dec. 16 and Jan. 6, 2 p.m. at Kerr Park in Oakdale. Contact Eric Soldate atesoldate@terminix.com or Dick Brown atrpbgrb40@comcast.net or call 321-1984 or 848-8286.

MODESTO LADY WARRIORS 18U -- Looking for players for 2008 season. Tryouts Dec. 15, 1 p.m. at Rainbow Fields, field No. 6. Call Joey Costa at 550-0668 or 484-7365 or Mike Bava at 402-3259.

MODESTO LADY WARRIORS 14U -- "A" team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 on Field 6 at Rainbow Fields. If you're unable to attend or have questions, contact Coach Kelly at 202-2057 orcoach122@comcast.net.

CALIFORNIA BANDITS 10U -- Forming team for upcoming season and looking for players. For more information call Curtis at 883-4795 or visitwww.californiabandits.org.

TRACY CHRISTMAS CAMPS -- Dec. 22, at All-American Sports Academy, Inc., in Tracy. Softball Pitching and Catching Camp 9 a.m.-noon, Baseball and Softball Offensive Camp 12:30-3:30, Baseball Pitching and Catching Camp 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Ages 6-12. Call 833-2255.

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