BASEBALL

TRYOUTS: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 6, Zephyr Field, Metairie. New Orleans Spice 17-, 18- and 19-year-old players. Call Danny Riehm (504) 481-5897.

USSSA CHRISTMAS NIT: Dec. 6-7, Val Riess Complex, 1201 Magistrate St., Chalmette. Boys ages 7-17. Fees $175 & $340. 3-game guarantee. Call Gulf South USSSA (504) 265-0390. Email: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 7, 14-year-old Major/AAA 2015 tournament team Call Chad DeLaune (225) 330-9231.

USSSA HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Dec. 13-14, Val Riess Complex, 1201 Magistrate St., Chalmette. Boys ages 7-17. Fees $150 & $275. 3-game guarantee. Call Gulf South USSSA (504) 265-0390. Email: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.

USSSA SUNDAY ONLY HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Dec. 14, Val Riess Complex, Chalmette. Ages 7-17. Fees $150 & $275. 3-game guarantee. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 21, D-Cutters 13-under AAA tournament team. Needs 1 player. Call Dan Canevari (225) 246-2010. Email: dcanevari@cox.net.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 21, Ascension Renegades 13-under tournament team. Also 12-under, 11-under & 9-under teams. Call Forest Williams (225) 253-4125. Email: forestwllms70@yahoo.com.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 21, Saints 9-under tournament team. Call Jason Oberle (225) 252-6237. Email: info@SaintsYouthBaseball.com.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 21, Saints 10-under league team. Call Paul Mooney (225) 936-2184. Email: info@SaintsYouthBaseball.com.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 21, La Tigers need 1 player/11-under, 3 players/12-under & 1 player/13-under teams. Leo McClure (225) 939-0012. leomcclure@bellsouth.net.

BASKETBALL

LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext 118.

BREC YOUTH LEAGUE COACHES MEETING: 6 p.m., Dec. 3, Room 111, BREC Independence Park Recreation Center, Baton Rouge. Call Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402. Email: ahawkins@brec.org.

MANSHIP YMCA YOUTH CLINICS: Dec. 6, 13, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 3-12. Fee $35 members, $70 nonmembers. Call Greg Wroblewski (225) 767-9622. Email: gwroblewski@ymcabr.org.

BREC ADULT LEAGUE TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15 for league play beginning Jan. 12. Ages 17-and-older. Fee $285/team. 6:30 p.m. weeknight games at various BREC gyms. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403 or Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402.

BREC YOUTH LEAGUE TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 5. Ages 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under, 14-under & 15-under. Fee $175. League begins Jan. 17, Saturday-Sunday games at various BREC gyms. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403 or Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402.

GOLF

AJGT GULF COAST JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Dec. 3 for Dec. 6-7 event, Grand Bear GC, Saucier, Miss. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $185. Call Diane Ford (985) 630-3066. Website: www.arrowheadjgt.com.

BAKER CITY CHAMPIONSHIP BY TITLEIST: Dec. 14, 27 holes; 9 a.m. shotgun start, 9 holes/J.S. Clark Park GC & noon shotgun start, 18 holes/Dumas GC, Baker. Individual stroke play/no flights. Fee $50. Field limited to 36 players. Jason Miller or Boyd Kernan (225) 775-9166. dumas@brec.org.

PICKLEBALL

BREC CEDAR RIDGE 45-OLDER LEAGUES: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; 5-9 p.m. Sundays. 3 courts. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905/(225) 751-2563.

ISO FUN NIGHT: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26, Istrouma Baptist Church Gym, Baton Rouge. No reservations needed. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext. 118.

BREC FORREST PARK: 6-8 p.m., Thursdays & 6-9 p.m., Fridays. 3 courts/all ages. Call Babe English (225) 753-9634.

BREC MAYFAIR PARK: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays. Call (225) 357-0710.

BREC/YMCA HOWELL PLACE: 5-8 p.m., Sundays. 3 courts. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905.

BREC LOVETT ROAD 21-AND-OLDER LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Lovett Road Park, Central. 2 courts. Call (225) 261-3621.

RUNNING-WALKING

HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Dec. 2, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.

REINDEER RUN & JINGLE BELL JOG: 7 p.m., Dec. 5, Lafayette Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. 5K roadrace & 1-mile race. Fees $25/ages 6-17, $30/18-older, no fee/5-younger. A Toys for Tots Program race. Runners urged to donate new, unwrapped toys. Race-day registration 5:30 p.m.

21ST ANNUAL BATON ROUGE BEACH MARATHON & HALF-MARATHON: 7 a.m, Dec. 6, Milfred Wampold Park/Baton Rouge Beach, Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge. Fee $85/half-marathon, $95/marathon. Race-day registration 5:30 a.m. Packet pickup 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 5, The Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave. Call Craig Watson (225) 292-3800/(225) 324-3123.

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K: 9 a.m., Dec. 13, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. End of 10-week training session for 500 3rd-8th grade girls in Run Louisiana Program. Open to the public. Fees $15-$50, $15-$55 race day, no fee/7-younger. Includes post-race pancake breakfast. Packet pick-up 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 12, Varsity Sports, Baton Rouge. Benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge Scholarship Fund. Website: www.girlsontherungbr.org.

KIWANIS SANTA FUN RUN: 5 p.m., Dec. 13, downtown Baton Rouge. 1.25-mile run precedes Kiwanis Christmas parade. Fee $25, $30 after Dec. 8, includes full Santa costume. Packet pickup, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 12, Fleet Feet Sports, Baton Rouge. Red Stick Kiwanis Clubs collecting unwrapped gifts/books for needy children through St. Vincent de Paul & 3R’s, Baton Rouge. Call Beverly Cain (225) 803-8383. Email: bjkcain@live.com. Website registration: imATHLETE.com.

RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 3 p.m., Dec. 13, “South Pole” at Barcadia Bar, 601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. 6 p.m., 7-block fun run to “North Pole” at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. Holiday costumes. Fee $15. Benefits That Others May Live Foundation, aid to surviving children of U.S. Air Force Rescue Heroes. Website: www.runningofthesantas.com.

FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES: 8:30 a.m., Dec. 14, Lutcher Park, 2601 Lutcher Avenue, Lutcher. Half-mile kids run/walk & 5K run/walk. Fees $10-$20, no fee for kids, includes post-race food, drink. Call Ken Bradford (225) 571-2578/(225) 571-2577.

GINGERBREAD JOG: 8:30 a.m., Dec. 20, BREC City Park, Baton Rouge. 5K run & 1-mile Family run/dog walk. Fee $10 11-and-younger, $20 all others, $25 race day. Contest for ugliest Christmas sweater for runners & dogs. Benefits Charles Lamar YMCA & Paula Manship YMCA programs for kids. Call Kevin Broussard (225) 612-9622 or Rebecca Decouteau (225) 767-9622. Email: kbroussard@ymcabr.org.

33RD ANNUAL OLE MAN RIVER RUN: 7:30 a.m., Dec. 20, City Park, New Orleans. Half-marathon & 5K run. La. RRCA Half-Marathon State Championship. Fees $20-$120 with single & family options. Prize money in half-marathon. Call N.O. Track Club (504) 304-2326. Email: notc@runNOTC.org. Registration website: www.runnotc.org/races/2014/olemanriver.shtml.

SOCCER

MANSHIP YMCA YOUTH CLINICS: Dec. 6, 13, Paula Manship YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 3-12. Fee $35 members, $70 nonmembers. Call Greg Wroblewski (225) 767-9622. Email: gwroblewski@ymcabr.org.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

USSSA 5GG CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT: Dec. 6-7, Chappapeela Sports Park, Hammond. Girls 8-under through 18-under. Fee $250. 5-game guarantee. Ring event. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.

SWIMMING

CRAWFISH AQUATICS SWIM TEAM: Through Dec. 4, Crawfish Aquatics, Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Ages 4-8, 4:30 p.m.; ages 9-older, 5:30 p.m. Fee vary. Call Kayla Dicharry (225) 769-4323. Website: www.crawfishaquatics.com.

CAPITAL AREA YMCA MASTERS MEET: Dec. 14, C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, Baton Rouge. 18-and-older. Fee $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Entry deadline Dec. 1. Call Aidan Marshall (225) 924-3606 or Heather Shaw (225) 272-9622.

VOLLEYBALL

BREC ADULT LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 22 for league play beginning Jan. 12. Men’s, Women’s, Coed, Seniors in competitive & recreation divisions. Fee $175/team. 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday matches at various BREC gyms. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rsmith@brec.org.

GUIDELINES

The deadline for Fun & Fitness Calendar notices is 5 p.m. Friday. Notices will be accepted four weeks in advance of the event. Submissions must include activity/sport, date, time, site, entry fees, entry deadlines, the full name of contact person(s) and telephone numbers with area code. Only two contacts with telephone numbers/Email addresses will be published. Submit notices to:

Fun & Fitness Calendar

Advocate Sports

P.O. Box 588

Baton Rouge LA 70821.

FAX (225) 388-0318.

Email: sports@theadvocate.com.