SOFTBALL LEAGUES are now forming in Altoona. Men’s league will play on Mondays and Thursdays and co-ed teams will play on Tuesdays. Games will start in September. For more information, contact Matt Helms at 274-2841.



BREAKFAST WITH THE COACH, sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church, will feature former University of West Alabama head coach Bobby Johns and his wife Karen on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. at Twin Oaks. Bobby Johns was an All SEC and All American defensive back for Bear Bryant before embarking on a coaching career that has included stops at UT-Chattanooga, Valdosta State, South Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and Florida State. Karen Johns has served as an assistant softball coach at The University of Alabama and has been head softball coach at Florida and Virginia. She served as an assistant softball coach for Team USA in the 2008 Olympics. She now works as an on-air analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA softball tournament. Tickets – which admit one adult and one guest under the age of 15 – are $20 each. To purchase tickets or for more information, phone 274-3371.




(grades 2 – 8) will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Oneonta Rec Center. Players can register

Monday – Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 625-3534.

BLOUNT COUNTY GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES will meet Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. All coaches and community representatives are asked to attend this meeting. A second meeting will be to address team count and scheduling will be announced later.