Valley sports and recreation calendar

The Fresno BeeMay 1, 2013 

Central San Joaquin Valley recreational announcements. Submit items and search for events using All numbers are 559 area code unless noted.


-- Home Free camps: Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (hitting); May 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (throwing/fielding) at Roosevelt High. Free. or (559) 824-5171.

-- Bullard Babe Ruth registration: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays through May 10. Ages 13-15, Figarden Loop, $150. Travel division for 13-U to 18-U, $1,200 per team. 289-8630.

-- Summer Travel Tryouts CC Baseball Academy: 8:30 a.m. ages 15-18U and 1 p.m. ages 13-14U May 11. Liberty High, Madera. 800-0512, 978-6565,

-- Cal Blaze tournaments: Central Valley Summer Slam VIII, 18-U, June 14-16, Clovis fields; Central Valley July 4 World Series, 18-U, June 28-30, Clovis fields; Central Valley World Series VIII, 18-U, July 11-14, Clovis fields. Mike Curran at 285-8413, or

-- Lessons: College player available for hitting/outfield lessons, $4/hour. 285-6364,

-- Hitting, pitching, fielding lessons: Experienced ex-professional player and local coach, 430-9310.


-- Central Valley AAU Spring Fling Tournament: 8 a.m. Friday, Clovis West High, grades 4-8, or, $225 per team.

-- Dinuba Spring Classic: May 11. Boys and girls grade 4-8, Dinuba High. $175 for multiple entrants, $225 for one team.


-- East Youth Signups: 6 p.m. Mondays, Me-N-Eds, 3150 Fowler Ave., Clovis, 797-1650,, $150.


-- Junior tournaments: Noon Sunday. Madera Municipal GC, ages 9-17, 9 holes. Also, 1 p.m. May 11, Black & White Challenge, Riverbend GC, ages 12-17, 18 holes, long drive and closest-to-pin contests. or call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.

-- Salvation Army Invitational Classic: May 16, Fig Garden GC, 1 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format, $135 per person, May 9 registration deadline,

-- Swing for the Cure Tournament: 9 a.m. May 18. Eagle Springs G&CC, Friant. 229-4255,, $125/per golfer.

-- Clovis Chamber Tournament: 10 a.m. May 31. Eagle Springs G&CC, Friant. 299-7363.


-- West Clovis Judo Club: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kastner Intermediate. 434-3459,

-- Clovis Judo: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Alta Sierra Intermediate. 299-3739.

-- Japan Ways traditional karate: Mondays-Saturdays. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. 432-7817,

-- Karazenpo karate: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 225-2199, $25 monthly, $10 additional family member.


-- Fresno County Schools Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament: 9 a.m.-noon today-Friday. The Dante Club of Fresno, 431-1305.

-- Central California Lacrosse Club: 9:30 a.m.- noon Saturdays. Men's club seeks players. San Gabriel Park, Clovis. 388-4428, fresnolacrosse@

-- Clovis Rugby Club: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Bicentennial Park, Clovis. 322-9160.

-- Dart tournaments: 7:30 p.m. second Saturday each month. Classic Billiards, Clovis. 765-9540. $15.

-- Fresno Pétanque Club: Game days 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Cary Park, 4750 N. Fresno St. Beginners welcome. 431-5944,

-- Lawn bowling: Free lessons. Winter hours noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through April. Summer hours: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, summer hours through September. Holmes Playground. 587-1510, 222-4124.

-- Pickleball: All ages, skills. 834-2688.

-- Pickleball league: City of Visalia, 18 and older. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays at Plaza Park tennis courts. $35. 713-4381 or

-- Tulare County Trap Club/Shooting: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sundays. Trap, wobble trap, skeet. 772-2334.


-- Angel Babies Walk/Run: Saturday, 6:45 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast and race, Fresno State Satellite Student Union, 320-0308, $12-$20,

-- Relay for Life of Fresno: 9 a.m. Saturday- Sunday, Kastner Intermediate School, 355-3532,

-- Selma Raisin Festival Family Fun Run: 6 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, Selma. 891-2200, ext. 3106, Preregistration (to May 3) adults $15, students under 18 $10, day of race $20.

-- Walk Like MADD: 7 a.m. May 11, Woodward Park, Mountain View Shelter. 434-3410,

-- Kiwanis Mother's Day Run: 6 a.m. May 11. Madera Sheriff's Department, Valley Runner of the Year Series Event. 673-1010,, $20 adults, $8 kids.


-- Revolution SC Competitive Tryouts: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 9. Girls U-16 and U-19. Calwa Recreation and Park, 513-2643.


-- California Destroyers Fastpitch Youth Girls Seeking Pitcher: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Lions Town and Country Park, Madera. 363-6035.

-- Central Valley Intensity Tryouts: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Ages 8U-16U, Clovis East High school.

-- Hitting, infield lessons: Former high school player now at college level, 430-9310.

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