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Men's softball league being formed

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 29, 2000

Citrus County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a USSSA softball league for men 18 and older at Bicentennial Park and Homosassa Springs Area Recreational Park on Sunday afternoons.

A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bicentennial Park Field 5 bleachers. If raining, the meeting will be held in the concession stand behind Field 5.

Each team should have a representative at the meeting. League rules, commitment date, fees and schedules will be discussed. For more information, call (352) 795-2202.

Diamond Skills competition is Sunday

Citrus County Parks and Recreation will hold the local Diamond Skills competition Sunday at Bicentennial Park, with registration beginnning at 1 p.m. Diamond Skills is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball competition.

Boys and girls ages 7-14 will compete in batting, fielding/throwing and baserunning. Each child must provide a valid birth certificate copy at registration and fill out a registration and waiver form.

The competition is free. Children can advance through four levels -- local, sectional, team championship and finals.

The team championship will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and the national finals will be at the 2000 All-Star Game in Atlanta July 8-12.

For more information, call (352) 795-2202.

Family Fun Fishing Day is April 8

Citrus County Parks and Recreation invites all families to participate in its Family Fun Fishing Day on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be at the Fort Island Trail Park Fishing Pier on Fort Island Trail, 5 miles west of U.S. 19 in Crystal River.

Prizes will be awarded in categories such as largest fish, ugliest fish, smallest fish, most fish, most family members, etc. The cost is $2 per entrant (children 6 and under are free).

For information, contact Carla Wheelerr at (352) 795-2202.

Wildcat Wrestling Club back in business

The Wildcat Wrestling Club is preparing for another season.

The club is open to any athlete in the county and has dues of $45, which includes USA Wrestling membership until Aug. 31. Insurance and a quarterly magazine are part of the membership.

Practices are held at Citrus High School, Room 354G, at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and begin April 3. Participants wrestle boys or girls in their own weight class and their own age group. The club also competes around the state.

Volunteers are needed as coaches and supervisors. Experience is not necessary. Call Edward Kilpatrick at (352) 726-6754.

Flag football organization to meet

Nature Coast Flag Football will hold its organizational meeting for interested players and coaches at 7 p.m. April 10 at Bay Area Air Conditioning in Crystal River.

Nature Coast is an educational league for ages 5-12. All games are played locally and practices are limited to avoid interference with school work.

Registration forms will be available at the meeting for volunteers, players or cheerleaders.

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