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Sports Calendar

Posted: October 5, 2011 - 6:00pm


The 14-U Georgia Shockers Fast Pitch Softball organization will hold tryouts Saturday at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Patriots Park. Contact Phillip Buck at (706) 589-6773, or go


The Monster Dash 5K Race will be held at Blanchard Woods Park on Oct. 15. Regis-tration will be held at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 8 a.m. Call Ken at (706) 312-7402.

Registration is under way for the third annual WSI-United Way 10K River run, set for Oct. 22 in North Augusta. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. at Riverview Park, includes a 10K run, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run, along with music, a silent auction and "goody bags" for participants. Registration is $30 or $10 for the Fun Run. Registration is available on race day; online at or; or by phone at (803) 952-7521.

The Augusta Area Dietetic Association will play host to the first Autumn Acorn Fall Bike Ride for Kids on Oct. 22. The ride is designed to increase awareness about the epidemic of obesity among school-aged children. The 5.5-mile course starts at the canal parking area at Lake Olmstead. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. Registration is $10, which includes a T-shirt. Raffle tickets will be given to children who donate a canned good to It's Spooky to be Hungry. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on race-day, but pre-registration is also available. Call Iris McDuffie at (706) 627-5864.


The information meeting for the CSRA Heat Volleyball Club traveling teams and developmental clinics will be held Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Hull Fine Arts Center at Augusta Preparatory Day School in Flowing Wells Road in Martinez. All new and returning families are encouraged to attend. Programs are designed for girls in grades 4-12. Registration for tryouts is online at Email


The Marshall Family Y is looking for volunteer lacrosse coaches for the upcoming fall season. Contact Justin Goolsby at (706) 922-9658 or


The 17-Under Lake Olmstead Wood Bat Pro Classic will be held Saturday and Sunday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The cost is $500, and each player will have his own walk-up song. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

Volunteers sought

MACH Academy is looking for volunteers. The academy, which operates out of Fleming Tennis Center in South Augusta, provides year-round programs and services, including academic and tutoring support, computer literacy, nutrition, and fitness and tennis instruction. Call (706) 796-5046 or email


The Columbia County Recreation and Events Department will hold youth winter basketball registration Oct. 24 until Nov. 10. Early-bird registration for previous participants will be available Oct. 17-21 online at Regular registration is available at Patriots Park or online. Age control date is Jan. 1, 2012. Registration fee is $70, $60 and $50 for the first, second and third child, respectively. Out-of-county registration fee is $130, $110 and $90 for the first, second and third child. Call (706) 863-7523 or go to

The Annual CSRA Middle School Thanksgiving Classic will be held Nov. 25-26 at Patriots Park. It will feature boys and girls teams from Georgia and South Carolina and will have public and private school divisions. To register, go to or call Dameon Key at (706) 831-3109.

Golf tournaments

The Evans High School baseball team will hold its annual golf tournament Oct. 22 at Gordon Lakes Golf Club. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and a shotgun start will follow at 12:45 p.m. Entry fee is $60 per player or $240 for a four-man team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Call coach Ricky Beale at (706) 863-1198, ext. 4054.

HUNTforLIFE, a nonprofit group that provides hunting and fishing adventures to children with life-threatening illnesses, is planning a benefit golf tournament Oct. 27 at Jones Creek Golf Club. It begins with lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Sponsorships are available, and donations are needed for tournament and door prize items. Contact the group at (706) 955-3174 or deniseleathers or go to

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