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Valley sports and recreation calendar

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


Central Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Registration: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Ages 4-18. North Fresno Batting Range,

Bullard Cal Ripken Spring Sign-Ups: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.Ages 4-12 and 7th-8th grade prep. Starr Elementary cafeteria or register at, 289-8630.

Lessons: College player available for hitting/outfield lessons, $4/hour. 285-6364, Dmoultrie022@

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


Middle School Madness Tournament: Dec. 29-30. Open tournament for south Valley schools at McDermont Fieldhouse and Lindsay High. Jim Wright (559) 772-9813 or McDermont Fieldhouse (559) 562-3326, $175 with three-game guarantee.

Youth league: 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Six-week program for boys, girls ages 3-6. Ted C. Wills Community Center. 621-7529,, $50.

Junior League: 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Eight-week program for boys, girls ages 7-9 and 10-12. Holmes Neighborhood Center. 621-7529, parksonline.fresno. gov, $50.

Bullard Little Knights League: Jan. 19-Feb. 23. Boys, girls grades K-8. Bullard High. 213-2533,, $75.

Little Wildcats Camp: 8 a.m. Jan. 19-Feb. 16. Boys, girls grades K-8. Sunnyside High. 681-9227, $60.


JStart Smart Golf: Jan. 19, 10 a.m. at Orchid Park, 12:30 p.m. at Selma Layne. Parent participation program for children ages 5-7. 621-7529,, $50.


Girls team seeks players, coaches: Register by Jan. 12. Six weeks, plus playoffs. Hoover High cafeteria. 621-7529, parksonline., $50.


West Clovis Judo Club seeks members: 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,


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

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. 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.


Jingle Bell Run, Toys for Tots: 9 p.m. Saturday. Christmas Tree Lane, 322-9371,, $30, $20 Children.


Central Valley Chaos 14U A tryouts: 11 a.m. Saturday Washington Academic Middle School in Sanger; 11 a.m. Sunday at T.L. Reed School in Reedley. 246-1647, 430-5343,

Fresno Blaze Tryouts: 9-11 a.m. 12U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 14U and 2-4 p.m. 16 U Saturday and Sunday. Bullard High. 979-0935,

Madera Destroyers fast-pitch tryouts: Through Jan. 26. Ages 8-15. Also seeking coaches. 363-6035,

10U Clovis Rockets seeks pitcher for spring/summer season: Girls travel team, (310) 344-8962.

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

Fresno Elite: Looking for 14-U pitcher, 800-3983, fresnoelite.