Sports briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is now underway. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center through Aug. 2, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534.

ONEONTA LIONS CLUB CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will feature a four-man scramble format and the entry fee is $50 per player. Each player will receive a door prize and lunch and there will be prizes for first-, second-, and third-place along with hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the pin. All proceeds benefit Alabama Lions Sight and Southeastern Diabetes Educational Services. For more information about sponsorship packages or to register a player or team, contact Jim Henderson at 625-4724, 205- 616-6458, or

TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS for the 10-and-under BPA Extreme will be Saturday, July 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holly Pond Civitan Park. For more information, call 559-2574.

BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION will be Monday, July 15, and the following Saturdays – July 20 and 27 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Fees are $65 for U5 and U6 (ages 3-5 as of Aug. 1) and $85 for U8 (ages 6 and 7 as of Aug. 1). Registration will be taken at Oneonta Rec Park and for more information contact Kevin Marazzi at 205- 218-5719. The Challenger Sports Soccer Camp will also be held next week – July 15-19 – each day at Oneonta Rec Park. For more information about the soccer camp, go to

BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION will meet Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at The Gym in Oneonta. For more information, contact Phillip Gilmore at 353-5841.