Two More Chances For Little League Registration


Youngsters ages 7- to 16-years who missed the first three Little League registration periods have just two opportunities remaining to sign up for spring and summer play.

Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and 22 in the Arizona Public Service building on Longhorn Road.

Those who fail to register at one of those sign-ups will not be able to participate in the league.

Earlier sessions were held Jan. 10 and 12 in Pine and Jan. 13 in Payson.

Players must bring with them an original birth certificate when they register. The fees are $40 for the first child in each family and a $5 discount for each additional child who participates.

This season, the fees include an official Major League Baseball uniform that may be kept by the players.

At registration, Little League officials will also have practice uniforms, seat cushions and discount cards available for purchase.

Call Stephanie Dvorak at 472-6500 for more information.

GC games

Always popular among Rim country athletes, the Fourth Annual Grand Canyon State Winter Games has expanded to include 17 sports.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20, Feb. 25 to 27 and March 3 to 5 at the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff and at various sites in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Executive commissioners this year are Phoenix Suns star Tom Gugliotta and Arizona Diamondback standout Luis Gonzalez.

The events to be offered include, 5-on-5 basketball, skiing, billiards, shooting, wrestling, tennis, softball, lacrosse, BMX bike racing, bowling, cycling, in-line ice hockey, 4-on-4 flag football and indoor/outdoor volleyball.

The event is being billed as "America's premier Olympic-style Winter Sports Festival."

Call (480) 517-9700 for more information or visit the Web site at

More games

The Northern American Youth Sports alliance will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament March 24 to 26 at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix.

The tournament will feature 10 different brackets, including fifth- and sixth-grade boys; fifth and sixth-grade girls; seventh-grade boys; seventh-grade girls; eighth-grade boys; eighth-grade girls, ninth- and 10th-grade boys, ninth-10th-grade girls, 11th- and 12th-grade boys; 11th- and 12th-grade girls. All grades are based on the grade in which the student is currently enrolled.

The entry fee for the tournament is $90 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. There will be awards presented in each bracket. Entry deadline is March 3. For more information, call 1-888-629-2275.

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