APPALACHIAN BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION has begun for players in grades two through eight. For more information, phone 625-3910. The season will begin in February.

ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION will continue through the end of January. Players can register each day Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, phone 625-3534.

ALABAMA AVENGERS, A SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL TEAM, is looking for the oldest living high school football player in the county. These men will be honorary captains for the team’s first three home games during the upcoming season. The team has several promotions scheduled for the upcoming season, including Letterman Jacket Day on Feb. 27 when anyone wearing a letterman’s jacket will be admitted to the game at half price. Advance tickets are now on sale. Season tickets are $30 for six home games; tickets at the gate will be $8 each and children 10-and-under will be admitted free. For more information, contact Dusty Thomason at 205- 353-2636.

UMPIRES ARE NEEDED FOR UPCOMING SEASON of Blount County Youth Softball. If you are interested in umpiring, contact Mikey Yarbrough at 205-238-4814, Cyndi Patterson at 205-680-5737, or email blountcountysoftball@

CLEVELAND YOUTH SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL will hold registration each Saturday through Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Town Hall. Registration fee is $85 for the first child, $64 for the second, and $55 for three or more children. This fee does not include uniforms. For more information, contact Cassie Nichols (softball) at 647-2630 or Cassie Gray (baseball) at 446-5520. CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Home Place Restaurant. Tickets are $6 each and proceeds will go to the varsity and junior high baseball teams. For more information, call the school at 274- 9915.

ROYAL PREDATORS SOFTBALL AND T-BALL REGISTRATION will be held each Saturday, Feb. 6 through Feb. 20 at the Royal Community Center from 9 a.m. until noon each day. For more information, contact Heath Adams at 205-446-9575 or Billy Smith at 429- 2074.

BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is being held at parks throughout the county. Contact the following parks: Appalachian, Blountsville, Cleveland, Locust Fork, Oneonta, Royal, and Snead for more information or email blountcountysoftball@
Registration is for girls ages 4 – 12.