Email your sports events, youth league registration and other metro-east recreation news to email@example.com, send a fax to 236-9773 or mail them to News-Democrat, P.O. Box 427, 120 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62222.
TEAM MASCOUTAH -- Team Mascoutah Baseball Organization has openings for its 9-under through 14-under teams for the 2013 season. For tryout information on all teams, call Frank Smith at 698-2967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNIOR LANCERS -- Junior Lancers Baseball Club is holding tryouts for the 2013 season for any current seventh and eighth grade players planning to attend Belleville East High School. 977-2351.
O'FALLON BOMBERS -- O'Fallon Bombers 13-under team hosting tryouts for 2013 season. Team plays in the National SWIBL division; will play in four or five tournaments including two in Tennessee and one in Omaha. Scott Kaiser, 531-3803 or email email@example.com.
BLUE SOX TRYOUTS -- The Blue Sox Baseball Club select program will hold tryouts for its 9-under, 10-under and 11-under teams for the 2012 fall and 2013 spring seasons. Interested players from the O'Fallon and Shiloh area should forward player information (age as of May 1, 2013, position, etc.) and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASEBALL, SOFTBALL LESSONS -- The Batter's Box in Belleville is offering baseball and softball lessons in hitting, pitching and fielding. 207-4549.
JETS FALL LEAGUE -- The Jets Basketball Club is hosting a Fall Basketball League at Belleville West High School for boys and girls in grades 6-8. League begins Sept. 28 and is played every 5-8 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 28. Fee: $50 with Sept 24 deadline. For more information call Todd Hill at 581-4858 or Dana Morgan at 514-9893, or visit www.jetshoops.org.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT -- FSP Thunder coach Britt Booker, a former player at Colorado State, and Gibault High coach Dennis Rueter are offering a player development program. Coaches will focus on basketball-specific skills and drills but also stress quickness, jumping and strength. Program on Sunday evenings with each sessions limited to 12 players. For more information, call 277-7111.
GIRLS SKILLS-DRILLS -- The Family Sportsplex in Belleville is hosting a girls basketball skills and drills session coached by Southwestern Illinois College women's basketball coach Mike Juenger. 277-7111 or visit www.familysportsplex.com.
JAGGED EDGE TRAINING PROGRAM --Kings Point in Belleville is offering the Jagged Edge Sports Training Program. Program teaches athletes through a core training program that accents power, strength, agility, speed training and conditioning. For more information, call 1-800-398-8540, email info@JaggedEdgeSportsllc.com or email@example.com.
REGATTA CYCLING RIDE --Regatta Fun Club holding a bicycle ride featuring a metric century 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Carlyle Lake Dam West Recreation Area in Carlyle. Routes include 21 miles, 33 miles or 62 miles (metric century). Fee: $8 for members, $13 for non-members and $3 for children. (314) 436-1324 or visit www.trailnet.org.
METRO ACADEMY TRAINING --Boys and girls ages 5-18 can receive individual instruction in strength, conditioning, basketball and volleyball from coaches with more than 30 years of high school experience. Workouts will be conducted at Edwardsville-area locations. Fees will be determined on an individual basis. 656-1641.
GOLF LEAGUE -- Thursday Night Men's League, a team match-play league, now forming at The Prairies of Cahokia. Wes Bell, 332-6944.
FREE GOLF CLINIC -- Free golf clinic 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Practice Tee on Old Collinsville Road, O'Fallon. Taught by Moe Croak. 726-7719.
BROOKE STONECIPHER CLASSIC -- Brooke Stonechiper Classic four-person scramble 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Orchards in Belleville. Fee: $100 for adult/$60 for student. Fee includes, buffet dinner, cart and more. Buffet dinner only is $20 adults/$10 kids. Live music by Still Montgomeries. Silent and oral auction. Proceeds benefit Belleville East Athletic Departments, two college scholarships to Belleville East students, Cardinal Glennon hospital. Call The Orchards at 233-8921 or Patti Zellner at 550-4203.
SWIC TOURNEY-- 20th annual Southwestern Illinois College Golf Classic is noon Sept. 28 at The Orchards Golf Club in Belleville. Fee: $90 per person or $360 for a team of four includes golf, cart, range balls, box lunch, dinner and drink tickets. Proceeds will benefit SWIC athletics. 235-2700, ext. 5371.
MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC -- Friends of Bill and Angie Luchesi will host a four-person scramble tournament in honor of their son Dominick, a very athletic 11-year-old who died from a rare cancer. The tournament is 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at Mystic Oak Golf Course in Waterloo. Dinner will follow with a silent auction and awards. Fee: $100 per player/$400 per team. Proceeds will aid the family in paying medical costs as well as funding cancer research. Call Lisa Masters at 920-9687 for a registration form or to donate to the auction.
EDEN VILLAGE GOLF SCRAMBLE -- Eden Village four-person scramble noon Oct. 5 at Oak Brook Golf Club in Edwardsville. Fee: $75 per person, $300 per team. Tina Kassing Meurer, 288-5014.
CARLYLE LAKE 5K and HALF-MARATHON -- Carlyle Lake 5K Run and Half-Marathon 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Dam West Beach Area of Carlyle Lake in Carlyle. Event for ages 10-over, also includes 2K Fun Run. Fee: $25 for 2K and 5K run, $60 for half-marathon. Proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project, Body by Boyd Kids, Carlyle Boosters and PTO and Carlyle Fireworks Spectacular. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YMCA OZARKS BLUFF TRAIL RUN -- Second annual Monroe County YMCA Illinois Ozarks 10K Bluff Trail Run 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 in Valmeyer. Race begins at Borsch Park in Valmeyer and runs through Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve. Fee: $30 before Oct. 8; $35 after. Becky Keightley, 281-9622 or email email@example.com or visit www.ymcaswil.org and click on YMCA Race Series.
ELITE FT -- Elite FT offering a six-week program in Alton (Nautilus), Glen Carbon (The Sports Academy) and O'Fallon (Vetta). Programs offered include strength and speed for athletes of all sports for ages 6 to 18; individual/team training; Juniors soccer for ages 2 to 7; soccer skills ages 8 to 14. New indoor classes start every 7 weeks. Call 972-1830, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.EliteFT.com.
SWAT 14-UNDER -- SWAT 14-under girls select fast-pitch team is seeking a pitcher and position player. League games at Laderman Park in Belleville, plus four to six tournaments. 559-9577 or email Swatsoftball@gmx.com.
METRO-EAST SHOXX -- Metro-East Shoxx 18-under girls select team seeking a pitcher and infielder for the 2013 season. Email email@example.com for more information.
K&R LIGHTNING -- Greenville-based K&R Lightning girls traveling fast-pitch teams will hold tryouts for the 2013 season for its 10-under and 14-under teams at the club's training facility in Greenville. Randy Brown, 267-9384.
MIDWEST FREEDOM -- Midwest Freedom 16-under girls select fastpitch team seeking players for the fall 2012 and summer 2013 season. For a tryout, call 401-3214.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FALCONS -- Southern Illinois Falcons 12-under select fast-pitch team needs an experienced pitcher and catcher for the 2013 season. To schedule a tryout, call Brad Ragland at 444-9644 or Jeff Mueller at 223-0293, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Southern Illinois Falcons 10-under select fast-pitch team needs one pitcher to complete its roster for this fall and the 2013 season. To schedule a tryout, call Jay Ozier at 781-4142 or email email@example.com.
EXTREME 18-UNDER -- Collinsville Extreme 18-under Gold girls select fastpitch team has two open roster spots for utilty players. To schedule a tryout, call Jen Stahlhut at 558-2931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOT SHOTS -- The Hot Shots 14-under select team will hold trouts 11 a.m-1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Laderman Park in Belleville (tryouts will move to South Side Park in case of bad weather). Team playing in the Laderman Park summer league and four to five tournaments. Michael Wagner, 977-0482.
LADY HURRICANES -- Highland Lady Hurricanes 14-under girls select team is seeking players for the 2013 season. Second-year 14-under team plays in Collinsville League and four to six tournaments. Jerry Holzinger, 781-4065 or email email@example.com, or call Kent Lewis at 910-8957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDWEST FREEDOM -- Midwest Freedom girls select fast-pitch team holding 14-under and 16-under tryouts for fall league, summer league and five summer tournaments. For a tryout, call 401-3214 or email email@example.com.
EXTREME 14-UNDER -- Collinsville Extreme 14-under girls selet team seeking players entering eighth grade, especially pitchers and catchers. Call Julie at 791-8403 to schedule a tryout.
TOMAHAWKS -- Tomahawks girls fast-pitch organization located in O'Fallon has openings for a 14-under pitcher and catcher, a 16-under pitcher and position player and 10-under players. A head coach and more players are needed for a second 12-under team. For 16-under and 10-under information call Wayne Bendall at 407-5061. For 14-under information, call Rafael Gonzalez at 772-8243.
ST. CLAIR FALL PROGRAMS -- St. Clair Tennis in O'Fallon offering a Junior Program for ages 4-17 with after-school and Saturday morning classes available. The Excellence on the East Side program is for juniors who play in tournaments and high school tennis; focus on fitness, nutrition and mental training along with weekly competitive play session. Also available are adult beginner lessons, leagues and cardio tennis programs. Private and semi-private lessons also available. 632-1400 or visit www.stclairtennis.com.
YOUTH LEAGUE -- City of Belleville Parks & Recreation Department accepting registration for a girls youth volleyball league for players in grades 5-6. League games are Friday nights at Laderman Park in Belleville. 233-1416 or 277-9785.