Payson Little League President Stephanie Dvorak and the governing board have decided to allow for late player registration at upcoming tryout dates
Youngsters who missed the earlier sign-ups should report to Rumsey I ballfield at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 to register. The youngsters must take with them an original or certified copy of their birth certificate.
Also that day, player evaluations for all nonreturning 9- to-12-year-old players will be held on the Rumsey I ball field.
Dvorak said it is mandatory for all players in that age group to participate in the evaluations so the managers can establish teams with comparable playing ability.
Each player is to be evaluated on ability to hit three pitches, catch three fly and ground balls as well as speed from home plate to first base.
Players should bring their own gloves to the tryouts. Little League officials will supply bats and balls.
Dvorak said youngsters who do not try out are not eligible to be drafted on major division (9-10-11-12-years) teams.
Try-out times will be:
9-years-old -- 10 a.m.
10-years-old -- 11:30 a.m.
11- and 12-years-old -- 1 p.m.
Evaluations for all nonreturning 13-15-year-old players (Senior Division) will be held March 4 at Rumsey Park.
Try-out times on that day will be:
13-years-old -- 10 a.m.
14-years-old -- 10:30 a.m.
15-years-old -- 11 a.m.
Any 9- to-12-year-old athletes who failed to attend the Feb. 26 session may participate in the March 4 tryouts.
More Little League
With the opening of the 2000 season only a month away, the Little League board has several volunteer vacancies to fill. The league needs a major division director, coach for the Senior League Pine team and a coach for a 16-year-old team that will travel to nearby towns and cities for inter-league play.
Anyone interested in the Major director position should call Dvorak at 472-6500.
For the senior coaching positions, call Bob Sharp at 472-8473.
The Glendale team of Alex Dombrowski and Kevin Finley were set to participate in the BestBet Aluminum Boat Fishing Tournament held Feb. 19 at Roosevelt Lake.
The only trouble was, Finley didn't show up and Dombrowski had to fish the tournament without a partner.
No problem for him -- he simply fished his way to the tournament championship weighing-in 15.72 pounds of fish which netted him $2,575 in prize money.
In his catch was the tournament's biggest bass -- a 10.18 pound largemouth.
According to BestBet official Tom Stiles, Dombrowski fished Carolina-rigged lizards and "French fries" on Goose Flats and around the Haystack area.
If a trip to Roosevelt is in your angling future, more recommendations include fishing crankbaits, spinnerbaits and split-shot worms and lizards two-to-five feet deep on points in the Goose Flats area.
Almost all the successful tournament finishers fished Goose Flats.