USSSA GNOSF FALL II TOURNAMENT: Dec. 8-9, various Jefferson Parish parks. Boys 7-under through 14-under age divisions. Fee $265. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Dec. 5. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 22, 12-year-old Major tournament team. Needs 1 player. Call Chad DeLaune (225) 330-9231/(225) 773-4802.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 22, 10AAA BR-based league/tournament team. Call Chris Jones (225) 281-8070. Email: cjones@kcwlaw.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 29, Brusly Rivercats 12AA/AAA 2013 tournament team. Call Todd Dexter (225) 776-7127. Email:

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 29, Gators 10AA spring league/tournament team. Needs 3 players. Call Ronnie Guidry (225) 802-6337.

TRYOUTS: Through Dec 29, 13-14 year-old AA competitive league/tournament team. Needs 3-4 players. Call Shawn Coleman (225) 937-4259 or Chucky Barnes (225) 772-4875.


LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.

BREC YOUTH LEAGUES COACHES MEETING: 6 p.m., Dec. 5, Room 111, Independence Park Rec Center, Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Competitive leagues/high school rules for ages 6-under/8-under Co-ed & 10-under, 12-under, 14-under & 18-under . Fee $175/team. Call Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402. Email:

MT. PILGRIM YOUTH LEAGUE COACHES MEETING: Dec. 5, Mt. Pilgrim Church. Call Henry Grimes Jr. (225) 774-9100.

TRYOUTS: Noon-1:30 p.m., Dec. 9, Red Storm AAU 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys, Team Sportsplex, 7122 Perkins Rd. Baton Rouge. No-fee tryout. Call Bryan Denison (225) 892-3739.

ISO ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 12, Istrouma Sports Organization, Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge. Elementary school-aged players & players in grades 5-8 for January league. Fee $75. Call ISO (225) 295-0775.

A.C. LEWIS YMCA COMPETITIVE LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 14, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Fee $200/team & $25/game. Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Email:

ST. GABRIEL YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 14, Community Center, St. Gabriel. Boys & girls ages 4-12. Fees $20/player, $150/team. Call Lester Joseph II (225) 642-2505.

TRYOUTS: 2 p.m., Dec. 16; 10 a.m., Dec. 22, Lamar Dixon YMCA gym. Louisiana Jaguars 4th-6th grades boys. Call Travis Turner (225) 975-6895 or Tyler Turner (225) 603-3159.

C.B. PENNINGTON JR. YMCA WINTER YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21 for Jan. 7-March 10 leagues. Ages 3-17. Fees $50/members, $90/nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email:

A. C. LEWIS YMCA YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21. Ages 3-17. Fees $50/members, $90/nonmembers. Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website:

EBR MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Dec. 27-29, Scotlandville High School, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls brackets. Fee: $50/team, $80 boys & girls teams. Call Bridget Littleton (225) 229-6217. Email:

HUSTLE & HEART ICEBREAKER TOURNAMENT: Jan. 4-5, Redemptorist High, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls 10-under through 15-under age divisions. Fee $75. 3-game guarantee. Call Bridget Littleton (225) 229-6217.


C.B. PENNINGTON JR. YMCA SESSIONS REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21, Pennington YMCA, Baton Rouge. Sessions run Jan. 7-Mar. 10. Ages 3-17. Fees $45 members/$85 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email:

A. C. LEWIS YMCA REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21. Ages 3-12. Fees $45/members, $85/nonmembers. . Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website:


BATTLE AT FLANACHER TOURNAMENT: Dec. 8, Flanacher Park, Zachary. 16-team double-elimination team. Fee $175 plus referee fees. Cash prize. Entry deadline Dec. 7. Call Alex Wright (225) 382-3596. Email:


ZUMBA CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through December, Independence Community Center, 10498 La. 965, St. Francisville. Fee $10/session, $30/month. Call West Feliciana Parish Recreation (225) 784-8447. Website:


AJGT GULF COAST JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Dec. 12 for Dec. 15-16 event, Peninsula GC, Gulf Shores, Ala. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $225. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website:

USSSA LAKE CHARLES OPEN JUNIOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 12 for Dec. 15-16 . Gray Plantation GC, Lake Charles. Boys & girls ages 9-11/18 holes, ages 12-18/36 holes. Fees $90 & $150. Call Robert Boudreaux (337) 278-8431. Website:


BREC CEDAR RIDGE 45-and-OLDER LEAGUE: 5-9 p.m. Sundays; 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, BREC Cedar Ridge Park. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905.

BREC PLANK ROAD LEAGUE: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Plank Road Park, Zachary. Call Lothar Kuhn (225) 654-9743.

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

BREC ANTIOCH PARK LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Park Rec Center (225) 757-8316.


HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Dec. 4, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.

SANTA FUN RUN: 5 p.m., Dec. 8, Lafayette Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Fee $40/adults, $30/ages 13-17, $20,ages 8-12, fee free/under 7. Fee includes full Santa costume. Precedes 62nd-annual Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade. Call Patte Keogh (225) 975-1851. Website:

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K: 9 a.m., Dec. 8, 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 the public. Fees $25, $30 race day. Includes post-race pancake breakfast. Packet pick-up Dec. 7, Varsity Sports, Baton Rouge. Benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by W. Higgins Adventure & Events. Website: Email Walker Higgins:

INAUGURAL WOMAN’S HALF MARATHON, 10K & WELLNESS BOUTIQUE: 7 a.m., Dec. 9, River Center, Front Street, Baton Rouge. Half-marathon, 10K roadrace, 5K Fun Run. Fees $90/half, 10K, $25/5K, $110 & $40 race day. Benefits Women’s Hospital programs & “Pink Patrol for Women and Babies. Website:

CANAL STREET RACE FOR CRIMESTOPPERSGNO: 8 a.m., Dec. 9, City Park, New Orleans. 5K & 1-mile runs. Fees $25, $30 after Dec. 1,, $10/17-under, $15/65-older. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Email:

MARDI GRAS MAMBO TRAINING: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12, Fleet Feet Sports, Baton Rouge. Website:

2ND ANNUAL SJA STICKER STAMPEDE: 8 a.m., Dec. 15, St. Joseph’s Academy, Parker Street at Kleinert Avenue, Baton Rouge. 5K run/walk & 1-mile Fun Run. Fee $20, $25 race day. Website:

GINGERBREAD JOG: 8:30 a.m., Dec. 15, 1442 City Park Ave., Baton Rouge. 5K run & 1-mile run/dog walk. Fee $15 11-and-younger, $20 all others, $20/$25 race day. Contest for ugliest Christmas sweater for runners & dogs. Benefits YMCA programs for kids. Call Kevin Broussard (225) 612-9622 or Bryan Bolton (225) 767-9622.

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE 10K TRAINING PROGRAM: 8-week program beginning Dec. 16. Workouts 6 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays for Feb. 16 Mardi Gras Mambo, Baton Rouge. Fee $100. Call West Feliciana Parish Recreation (225) 784-8447. Website:


LOUISIANA YOUTH SPORTS NETWORK GIRLS WINTER SESSION: 6-7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 & same time each Tuesday through the winter, Kernan Avenue Gym, 333 Kernan Ave., Baton Rouge. Equipment furnished. Call Leroy Hollins II (888) 774-3668. Website: