Local sports in brief

New indoor facility in MJ -- Cedar Creek Sports in Mt. Juliet has opened a new indoor baseball / softball facility. Rental options include single lanes (hand-fed machine pitch at $25 per hour) or the entire facility for a team at $50 per hour. Equipment includes: pitching machines, pitching mats / mound, balance beams, tee / soft toss areas as well as a viewing area. Cedar Creek Sports also offers experienced hitting instructors for baseball and fast-pitch softball.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. Reservations can be made by calling  Jimmy 615-754-2744. For more information, visit www.cedarcreeksportscenter.com.

LGSA spring signups -- Lebanon Girls Softball Association spring league sign-ups will be held Feb 5 and 12 between the hours of 9 - 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, located off the Cainsville Road in the Baird Park Complex. Age groups are as followed: age 4-6 years coach pitch, age 7-8 coach pitch, age 9-10 fastpitch and age 11-14 fastpitch (14 year olds can't be on a high school team). Online registration will be available starting Feb 5-26 at www.Lebanongirlssoftball.com.  For information contact: Kenny Black 330-8983, Sally Pierce 444-1559, Mike Sessnan 308-4705 or David Pierce 714-1839.

MLK hoops camp at FBC -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day basketball camps will be held Monday, Jan. 17 at First Baptist Church Lebanon. Boys and girls in grades K-4 will go from 9 a.m.-noon and grades 5-8 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30 and each player should bring a small snack and a drink. Only pre-registrations accepted, no walk ins. E-mail Davis Harrison at fbc-fbc@hotmail.com or call 417-4510, or the church office weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 444-3331. Former pro player Shameca Gardner will coach at both camps.

Rotary signups underway -- Signups have begun for the Lebanon Rotary Dixie Youth baseball league for the spring 2011 season. Players must be between ages 9-12 as of April 30. There is no charge to play. Tryouts will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the league’s Baird Park fields. Slots will be filled on a first signup basis. To sign up, visit www.lebanonrotarybaseball.com, or call 308-9230.

CU volleyball clinic -- Cumberland University will host a volleyball clinic for girls 8-18 Saturday, January 22 from 9 a.m. - 12 Noon. Cost is $40. For information, contact Cumberland coach Dwayne Deering at:  615-547-1318 or 615-449-4975, or register online by visiting: gocumberlandathletics.com by clicking on CAMPS AND CLINICS.

MJ League signups -- Mt. Juliet League onsite registration for 2011 youth baseball and softball will be Saturday,  Jan. 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods in Providence Marketplace.  For questions please contact Park Administrator Robin Speight at 758-8991.

CU Night at the Preds -- Join Cumberland University alumni, students and friends Saturday, Feb. 5 as the Nashville Predators take on the Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. A pre-game reception featuring plenty of good food, drinks and prizes will begin at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance through the Nashville Predators by contacting Curry McKeel by phone at (615) 770-2328 or email cmckeel@nashvillepredators.com.
For  information, call Meredith Thomas, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at (615) 547-1253.

Swim league at JFFC -- The Jimmy Floyd is now accepting registration for the 2011 Spring Swim League. Registration deadline is January 28. The cost is $70 for non-members and $60 for members. Cost includes goggles and t-shirts for both girls and boys as well as a swim cap for girls. The ages range from 7-12 years of age and he or she must be able to swim a 25 yard lap without assistance. Call Cindy Baker or Jeri Marshall at 453-4545.