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The Madera 14U travel ball team is holding tryouts July 13, 15, 20, 22 and 23. Private tryouts can also be arranged. To register for the tryout or get more information call Louie at 652-7226.
Mayhem Fastpitch will be holding tryouts for its 10, 12 and 14U teams on July 20 and 22 at the Northgate Softball Complex in Manteca. Tryouts will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 915-0439.
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The Livingston Fuego girls U12 team will hold tryouts on July 24 at Livingston High School. The tryout is open to girls born between Jan.-July 1999 or Aug.-Dec. 1998 and will run from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information contact Lupe Mendoza at email@example.com. Golf The Merced High Quarterback Club will host its third annual Golf Classic at Stevinson Ranch on Friday, July 30. The tournament will be a four-man scramble, and the cost is $125 per person. The fee includes lunch, dinner and covers tee prizes and prizes for the winning teams.If interested, please contact Paul Hogue at (209) 658-8598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buhach Colony football team will host its inaugural Thunder Football Golf Tournament on July 30 at Rancho Del Rey Golf Course. The format is a 4-player scramble with best ball and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $300 per team. Prizes will be given out to the winners and there will be games on every hole. Prizes will also be raffled off.For more information call Kevin Swartwood at 769-9845.
Team 51Fifty is hosting a clothing drive. Call (209) 357-9855 to have your donations picked up or e-mail email@example.com. You can also bring your donations to A.V. Thomas Produce at 3900 Sultana Drive in Atwater from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays between 7 a.m.-noon.
Registration for the City of Merced’s 2010 Youth NFL Flag Football Program will run from July 19-Aug. 27. The league is open to boys and girls and split in three age divisions from the third to eighth grade. You can signup at the City of Merced Parks and Community Services Office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $60 per child and the season runs from September to mid November. For more information call Joey Chavez at 385-6978.
Rage Volleyball will host a Grass Tournament on Saturday, July 24 at Mavis Stouffer Park in Ripon. The tournament will have three divisions: four-person coed ($100 per team), doubles ($50) and four-person Pee-Wee ($80) and is open to all skill levels. Registration is open until July 17. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. and the action begins at 9 a.m.For more information go to www.ragevball.com. The Twister Volleyball Club is hosting a training camp July 12-16 and July 19-23 at VSA (100 W. Main St). The Clinics will run from 8 a.m.-Noon and are open for boys and girls ages 6-15. The cost is $50 for one week or $90 for both. For more information call coach Ken Cooper at 201-1847.
Los Banos High School will host a basketball camp on Aug. 2-4 at Los Banos High School.The cost is $45 before July 19 and $55 after. The fee includes nine hours of instruction from LB boys and girls basketball coaches Corey Edmiston and Danny Crosby and the varsity boys and girls teams, a jump rope, basketball and camp t-shirt. The camp will focus on offensive and defensive footwork, ballhandling, shooting, passing, quickness training and team play. The California Youth Basketball League is registering for its summer 2010 season. Games begin July 24 and run through Sept. 18.The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 with individual and team registration available. For more information call (916) 391-3900.
The Sacramento Kings dance team will have auditions for the 2010-11 season on July 18 at the California State Fair. The auditions are open to the public and will be held on the Cal Expo main stage. Participants must be 18 and over as of Nov. 1 2010. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and auditions will begin at 5 p.m.For more information visit www.kings.com.