Clovis News: Sports

Recreation calendar 11/12

Submit items to Sports Recreation Calendar, The Fresno Bee, 1626 E St., Fresno, CA 93786; fax to (559) 441-6070; or e-mail to at least two weeks before publication. Notices will not be accepted by telephone. Only events open to the public will be accepted. The Bee's policy is to publish notices of an event at least once; more often if space permits. This service is free. All telephone numbers are in the 559 calling area unless noted.


Jack Clark Instructional Clinic: Saturday and Sunday. Hitting, pitching, speed, strength and agility training. Memorial High and Buchanan High schools. $95. Private lessons, $125 per hour. 761-9421.

Central Valley Thanksgiving classic: Saturday and Sunday. Ages 9-12. 389-4761. $400.

Hitting/fielding lessons with Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians organization and 08 USA Olympic Baseball team: 999-8416,

Central Valley Athletics travel team tryouts: Ages 12 and younger. 940-8931.

Fresno Nationals travel team seeking teams to play: Ages 14 and younger. 394-3747.

Pitching and arm strength program: 676-1131, www.

Hitting, catching and pitching lessons by Florida Marlins minor leaguer Jameson Smith: 970-3252, 434-4933. $30 per hour.

Pitching lessons by Mike Colla of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization: 779-6354. $35 per lesson.


Buchanan Bear sign-ups: 6-8 p.m. today and Nov. 19 Buchanan High east gym. 327-3286, $85, $95 after Jan. 1.

Little Knights League: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14. Bullard High north gym lobby. 213-2533, $60.

Little Grizzlies League: Sign-ups 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Grades K-8. Central High east gym. 285-3631,

Bullard Hoopsters girls K-6: Registration. 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 19; 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 21 and 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. 451-4320,

Bullard winter camp girls grade 5-8: Registration. 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Bullard High north gym. 451-4320,

City of Madera Parks & Community Services youth league: Sign-ups Oct. 19-Dec. 30. Boys and girls grades 5-8. 661-5495. $35.

AAU traveling team: Boys eighth grade. December-July. 240-9594.


Knights of Columbus tournament: 9 a.m. check-in, 11 a.m. shotgun start, Nov. 21. River Island Country Club, Porterville. 788-7272, 783-4306. $100.


Easton Lions Club Turkey Shoot (clay targets only): 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Experts and novice adults. 6500 S. Marks Ave. 281-6574.

Fresno Petanque Club: Gamedays 10 a.m. Sundays, 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 5 p.m. Thursdays. Cary Park, 4750 N. Fresno St. Beginners welcome. 352-4142, 905-4692,

Pickleball: Seeking players ages 60-70. 834-2688.

Tulare County Trap Club/Shooting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Trap, wobble trap and/or skeet. 836-0243.

Lawn bowling: Newcomers welcome, free lessons 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Holmes Playground (south of Tulare Avenue on First Street in Fresno). 587-1510, 222-4124.

Aikido: Sword, staff, knife and empty-hand, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, adults, no experience necessary, youth classes available, $50 per month, including free trial class., or 436-1791.


Sierra Challenge Express Running Club Thanksgiving Day Turkey trot: 5K run and 2.3-mile walk 8 a.m. Nov. 26. Woodward Park. $15 mail-in preregistration by Nov. 20. Walk-in registration at Running Company Nov. 21-22, $20-$25; $25 race day.


California Odyssey Soccer Club: Summer Academies and Elite Academy for 2009. 323-0416,

F.C. Clovis registration: Ages 14 and younger; 16 and younger; 19 and younger. 458-6918, $100.

Central California Heat tryouts: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Girls 10 and younger. Sunrise Baptist Church in Clovis. 977-4740.

Lil' Kickers: Ages 2-9. Fresno Indoor Soccer, 5075 N. Cedar Ave. 224-5425.


A & D Turkey Shootout: Saturday and Sunday, men's and coed. Coed pitch to your own team, $125. Regional Sports Park. 269-7820, 732-8942. Entry fee $165.

Hanford Rec Christmas Toys for Kids Adult slow-pitch tournament: Men's Saturday, coed Sunday. 585-2528. $120 per team plus one unwrapped toy ($10 value).

Die Hard tournament: Men's, women's Saturday; coed Sunday. Tulare Sport Complex. 284-7041, 367-5362. $175.

Turkey Spectacular ASA tournament: Men's Nov. 21, coed Nov. 22. Plaza Park.

Central California Krush fast-pitch summer tryouts: Dec. 5-6. 10 a.m. 18 gold, 1 p.m. 16 and younger Central East High school 706-3785; 1 p.m. 14 and younger Central High school 786-5174.

Central Valley Freeze seeking players: 10 and younger travel ball team also seeking experienced catchers for fall and summer season. 684-8864, 471-9155.

Central California Krush fast pitch seeking coaches: Players 12, 14, 16 and 18 and younger. 790-0050, 786-5174.

Madera Razorbacks seeking players: 12 and younger. 871-8946.

Visalia Elite Softball Club seeking players: 12 and younger, 259-2654; 13 and younger, 14 and younger 696-2791.

Fresno Wild U14 seeking two advanced players (1995/96 birth year): 360-2453, fresnowildsoftball.

Malaga Park leagues forming: Men's, coed and women's, Mondays-Fridays. 485-7353. $275.

Umpires wanted, 2010 high school season: Ages 18 and older, 2-5 days per week.


Fresno Volleyball Club tryouts: 10:30 a.m.-noon for ages 12-14 and 1-3 p.m. ages 15-18 Saturday. Bullard High north gym. 907-8515, 439-7916, $25.

Central East High club tryouts: 9-11 a.m. for 12 and younger, 14 and younger; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for 16 and younger, 17 and younger Saturday. High school gym. 681-7070, $15.

Madera South High: Boys open gym. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. West gym. 824-6480.

Clovis Area Recreation Center Fall drop-in programs: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 23. Recreation Center, 3495 Clovis Ave. 324-2780. $2.