The Sports Bulletin Board normally runs three times per week. There are three ways to submit items for publication. You may fax a flyer or information sheet to the attention of Stephanie Denham at 601-485-1275; e-mail the information to sports@themeridianstar.com; or mail the information to Sports Bulletin Board, The Meridian Star, P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39302. Call Stephanie Denham at 601-693-1551, ext. 3303 with any questions.

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Meridian Softball Umpires Association

The Meridian Softball Umpires Association will hold its annual certification meeting on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Sammie Davidson Complex. Anyone interested in calling summer league softball must attend. Call John McNeel at 601-681-6192 or Jerry Stewart at 601-483-1607.



LOCAL EVENTS

Sunfish Duathlon 5K Run/30 K Bike/1/5 mile run

This duathlon will be held on April 1 at 9 a.m. Preregister at Web site or day of race at 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. This will be held at Okatibbee dam area. Go to www.meridianathletic.com or Doug Ishee at 601-692-6999.



FISHING

Okatibbee Lake Spring Classic Bass Tournament

This tournament will be held on April 8, at Oakatibbee Lake in Meridian at the Water Park Landing. This tournament is sponsored by Russell Christian Academy Athletic Booster Club. Entry fee is $120 per boat. Call Steve Wilson at 601-632-1273.



GOLF

Disabled American Veterans Two-Person Scramble

This tournament will be held on March 25-26, at Ponta Creek Golf Course at Naval Air Station Meridian. Cost is $75 per player and has a 9 a.m. shotgun start both days. Call 601-485-6021.

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Clarke County Relay For Life Golf Tournament

This three person scramble will be held April 15, at Cedar Creek Golf Course at Quitman Country Club. Cost is $150 per team. Registration is 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. all proceeds go to Clarke County Relay For Life. Call Janice Grubbs at 601-776-2161, Nikkie Whitaker at 601-776-2912 or Verlynn Robinson at 601-776-3880.

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Lakeview Spring Blast

This two person scramble will be held May 6 and 7 at Lakeview Golf Course. Cost is $120 per team. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.



REGISTRATION

NMO Girls Softball

Registration for North Meridian Optimist youth girls softball has been extended to March 24. Registration can be done at Southern Sportsman and/or Judge Little. Registration is $55 to play at Northeast Park, and a 4-5-year-old league for girls has also been added. Call Tony at 601-693-4111 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Adalius Thomas Football Camp

This free football camp will be held for ages 9-17 on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi on April 22. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the camp will end at 2 p.m. Call 601-270-4960 or email at resalea@b-c-sports.com.



RUNNING

The National Guard Association Fun Run

The National Guard Association of Mississippi is having a two mile fun run at Northside Park in Philadelphia on April 21, at 3:30 p.m. Registratin begins at 2:30 p.m. This cost is $10 pre registration and $13 on day of race. The Mississippi Track Club will conduct the race. Call Cpt. Ty Bennett at 601-313-6386.

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SOFTBALL

Men’s Class D Softball Tournament

This softball tournament will be held April 1-2, at Propst-Park Softball Complex in Columbus. Fee is $150 per team. Double elimination format with 2 home run and out rule. Call Jerry Pounders at 662-251-8306 or Joey Pounders at 662-251-5088. Registration deadline is March 25.

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Southern Belles Classic

Slow-pitch, double-elimination tournament on May 6 for 8-under, 10-under, 12-under, 14-under, 16-under and 19-under girls at Bo Clark Park in Forest. Entry fee of $175 is due by Saturday, April 29. USSSA-sanctioned event. For assistance with sanctioning, or for more information, call 601-416-0859 or 601-573-2938 or e-mail softball8s@yahoo.com.

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Easter Weekend NSA Softball Tournament

This is men and women softball tournament will be held April 15 at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 12. Costs are Women’s $125, men $150 with an additional $25 fee for non-sanctioned NSA teams. Call Mitch Williams at 601-270-4601 or Dana Williams at 601-415-2250.

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Meridian Invitational Softball Tournament

This tournament will be held March 25 at Sammie Davidson Complex. This is a men’s “C” class with 4HR limit. Entry fee is $140. Call Alvin Alexander at 601-986-8594 or V.L. Mott at 601-482-3639.

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Meridian Invitational Softball Tournament

This tournament will be held at Sammie Davidson Complex on April 1. This is a coed with 2HR limit format. Call Alvin Alexander at (601)986-8594 or V.L. Mott at 601-482-3639.

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Easter Classic Softball Tournament

This tournament will be held April 15 at the Sammie Davidson Complex. This is a men’s 4HR and out format tournament. Entry fee is $140. Call V.L. Mott at 601-482-3639 or Alvin Alexander at 601-986-8694.

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Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournament

This tournament will be held at Wade Park in Newton on April 1-2. Entry fee is $125 and deadline to enter is March 30. Call Elaine English at 601-462-1417 or 601-880-9337.



SWIMMING

MSA — The Meridian Swim Team

The Meridian Swim Team swims five days a week throughout the entire year. Kids from four to 18 years of age can learn all four strokes and the sport of competitive swimming. For more information call Coach Wade Heggie at 601-484-8726.

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MSA — Masters Swimming

The Meridian Swim Association offers adults over the age of 18 the opportunity to swim throughout the year and receive individualized workouts for all levels of swimming. Beginners, health enthusiasts, sports fanatics and triathletes who are interested can call Alan Farrow 601-616-5700 or 601-485-6788, Cynthia Boyd 601-737-5024 or Paula Meek 601-484-9372.e swimming. For more information call Alan Farrow 601-616-5700 or 601-485-6788, Cynthia Boyd 601-737-5024 or Paula Meek 601-484-9372.

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