Clovis News: Sports

Recreation calendar 12/24

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.


Cary League registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Holland Elementary School. 761-8893, 493-0088. $80, $40 off if selling candy.

Buchanan Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken registration: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 755 N. Peach Ave., Suite C14. 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 9, 16 at Fresno World of Baseball or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 23. 487-7705,

Central Cal Academy seeking players: Jan. 8. Ages 16 and younger. 999-7650 or

Sunnyside Babe Ruth sign-ups: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Ages 13-15. 579-2280, 289-8957, $75.

River Park Little League registration: noon-3 p.m. Jan. 9. Harry Goorabian Ballpark behind Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. T-Ball-majors, ages 5-12. Tryouts for AAA and major divisions Jan. 30 and makeups Feb. 6. 434-8200,

PalmShields sign-ups: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 16, 23; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10. Boys and girls ages 5-12. Save Mart, Ashlan and West avenues. 277-1852, $50-$75.

Madera High School spring training: Jan. 17-Feb. 28. Grades 1-12. Madera High coach will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Space is limited. (866) 622-4487,

Hitting/fielding lessons with Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians organization: 999-8416,

Players wanted 44 years old or older: For Dodgers team (wooden bats, competitive hardball). 299-3981,

Central Youth Cal Ripken League: Online registration for ages 4-12.

New summer league starting: Ages 18 and younger. 285-8413.

Central Valley Athletics seeking advanced players: Ages 10 and younger. 259-4986.

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

Pitching and arm strength program: 676-1131,

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.

Personal hitting and pitching instruction: By ex-pro and current college players. 761-9429. $45 per hour.

Local travel team seeking players: Ages 11 and younger. 940-8931.

Hitting and pitching lessons: 213-8779,

Pitching lessons: 676-1131,

Pitching lessons: All ages. $25 per hour. 246-4175.

Central Valley Heat: Seeking advanced players for 10- and 11-and-younger teams. 974-5755, 842-3412.

Thomari Story-Harden clinics: 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Bullard JV field. Reservations required. $25 per hour. Also seeking players for all-star travel teams (10U, 14U, 16U and 18U). 761-9421.

Seeking players 44 and older: Men's league, wooden bats, fast pitch and hardball. 434-5853,


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

Clovis Area Recreation Center winter adult league registrations: Mandatory meeting, 6 p.m. Jan. 6. Walk in registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 S. Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $45, $410 per team.

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


Visalia Country Club's Jerry Heard Junior tournament: Monday, 625 N. Ranch St., Visalia. Ages 17 and younger. 734-1458. $25.


Clovis Area Recreation Center winter adult league registrations: Mandatory meeting, 6 p.m. Jan. 5. Walk-in registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 S. Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $55, $400 per team.


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

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

Japan Ways Traditional Karate welcoming members: Mondays-Saturdays. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. 432-7817,


Clovis Area Recreation drop-in fitness program: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 S. Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $15 per month.

Fresno Pétanque Club: Game days 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,

Dart tournaments: 7:30 p.m. 2nd Saturday of every month. Classic Billiards, Clovis. 765-9540. $15.

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 Street 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.

Aerobic kickboxing: 8-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 14 and older, Clovis Area Recreation, 3495 S. Clovis Ave. 324-2780. $30.


Annual Dream Run: Kids run, 7:30 a.m. 6 mile at 7:55 a.m. Jan. 9. Woodward Park. Preregistration package pick up 1-7 p.m. Jan. 7 at Sierra Running Co., 9447 N. Fort Washington Road 275-6318, $8-$20.


Clovis Area Recreation winter drop-in program: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 6-March 11. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 S. Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $2.

Clovis Area Recreation Center winter adult coed league registration: Mandatory meeting, 6 p.m. Jan. 7. Walk-in registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 S. Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $45, $380 per team. Also, men's league. Cost, $55, $400 per team.

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.


18 and younger Valley Gold tryouts: 11 a.m. Sunday. Buchanan High School field No. 6 (on Garfield Elementary campus). 289-7857.

Hitting camp: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Ages 12-18. Open to first 15 sign-ups. Camp will be instructed by Wright State coach Linda Garza and Gerry Gresham. 999-4086.

Fresno Wild 14 and younger tryouts: 1 or 2 position players for the 2010 season. 360-2453,

Fresno Wild 16 and younger tryouts: 301-4359, www.leaguelineup/fresnowildsoftball.

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

Central Valley Extreme seeking players: Ages 10 and younger for travel team. Also, experienced pitchers and catchers. 350-2093, 304-6294.

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

Madera Razorbacks seeking players: Girls of all ages. 1-16 and younger. 232-3408.

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.


Clovis Area Recreation winter drop-in program: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 7-March 11. Clovis Recreation Center, 3495 Clovis Ave., Clovis. 324-2780. $2.