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Dixie Youth baseball -- Signups have begun for the Dixie Youth Baseball in Lebanon. To register, just visit www.lebanonrotarybaseball.com.Players must be between 9-12 years of age as of April 30, 2012. Tryouts will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lebanon Rotary baseball fields in Baird Park. Space is limited and will be on the first signup basis. There is no charge to pay. Call 615-308-9230 for more information.

LGSA signups -- Lebanon Girls Softball Association will hold signups on February 4, 11 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. at the LGSA clubhouse in Baird Park. Players may register online at www.lebanongirlssoftball.com beginning Feb. 4. Registration is $60 thru Feb. 11 and $70 after. Girls ages 4-14 may participate in this fastpitch recreation league. Call Mike Sesnan 308-4705 or Wayne Oakley 305-4590 or lebanongirlssoftball@gmail.com.

CU kickoff dinner -- The Cumberland University baseball team will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 27 in the Benton Jennings Center. Former Bulldog catcher Luis Martinez will be honored during the event. Martinez became the first CU player to reach the Major Leagues last season with the Padres. The evening will include a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia with other donated items also available. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Cumberland baseball program. Cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information or questions contact Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

January volleyball at CU -- A volleyball clinic held at Cumberland Universitys Dalls Floyd recreation Center Saturday, Jan. 28 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 12 Noon for girls ages 8-18. Cost is $40. For more information, contact Cumberland volleyball coach Dwayne Deering at: 615-547-1318 or 615-449-4975. You may also go online at: www.gocumberlandathletics.comclick on CAMPS AND CLINICS.

MJ League late signups -- The Mt. Juliet League will be holding a late onsite registration for the Spring 2012 Baseball and Softball season at the park office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21. Cost is 85 for t- ball (4) and $125 for all other age groups. You may also register online at mjleague.org thru Jan. 28. For information, contact Robin Speight, Park Administrator, at mtjulietleague@tds.net or 758-8991.

CU Night at the Preds -- Cumberland Universitys alumni office will stage the fifth annual CU Night at the Preds Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Nashville Predators take on the St. Louis Blues. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. but CU will be hosting a pregame reception at 6 p.m. Tickets (reception included) are $40. To purchase tickets or for more information, please email Meredith McDowell at mmcdowell@cumberlande.edu or 547-1253 or email Curry McKeel at: cmmckeel@nashvillepredators.com or 770-2328.

CU season tickets -- Season tickets are now on sale for 2012 Cumberland baseball, with the Bulldogs playing 27 home games on 20 dates. Cost of season tickets is $50 per seat. CU opens the season February 15 against Milligan College and hosts Lindsey Wilson on Feb. 16 and Point Park University on Feb. 25. For season ticket information, contact Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

Youth Baseball Expo -- The Cumberland baseball program will host a Youth Baseball Expo as well as a Coaches Clinic during the weekend of February 17-18 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium, the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility and the Jeanette C. Rudy Clubhouse.

The Coaches Clinic will take place on Friday, Feb. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. Any and all coaches are invited to the clinic at no cost to learn from the communitys premiere baseball coach, Cumberlands Woody Hunt, who begins his 31st season at the helm of the Bulldog program in 2012, and his staff.

The clinic and expo for ages 8-14 run from 9 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. The day starts with registration at 8:30 a.m., with in struction and station work beginning at 9 a.m.

Cost is $10 per player and includes lunch. Cumberland players and staff will instruct players during the workout and a baseball card show and autographs will take place for all ages starting around 10:30 a.m.

Interested parties may pre-register for the event at www.lebanonyouthlittleleague.com.

For more information or questions, please contact Coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

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