Sports briefs for Feb. 16

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Gonzales baseball registration

The Gonzales Dixie Boys League will hold baseball registrations on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5 at Gonzales City Hall from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Gonzales Dixie Boys League consists of 13 & 14 year old boys.

Any boy who resides in East Ascension Parish is eligible to participate.

The registration fee is $40 per boy.

If you are new to the league, please bring a birth certificate so your age can be verified.

If you have any questions, please contact Kenny Fife at 647-5100, Olin Berthelot at 644-8688 or 647-6749 after 5 p.m.

Gonzales Lassie League Family Fun Day

The Gonzales Lassie League is holding a Family Fun Day on April 2, along with a Jambalaya cook-off. All monies raised will benefit the Dreams Come True charity.

The cost is $75 per team, and cooks must supply the following: pot, burner, propane, 15 pounds of pork, 5 pounds of sausage, 10 pounds of rice, seasoning, onions, water and pepper.

Teams are asked that they do not use tomatoes in their dishes.

Cooking will begin a 6:30 a.m., with food served at 11:30 a.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams.

Entry is due by March 20.

For more information on how to enter a team, or on the Family Fun Day event, contact Brad Lavigne by telephoning 330-1283.

Gonzales Lassie League softball registration

The Gonzales Lassie League will hold softball registrations on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5 at Gonzales City Hall from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Gonzales Lassie League consists of five age groups, beginning with six year olds and the cut-off age being 19.

Any girl who resides in Ascension Parish is eligible to participate.

The registration fee is $40 per girl.

This year the league will also try a group for five and six year olds, depending upon interest at registraion.

If you are new to the league, please bring a birth certificate so your age can be verified.

If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Breaux at 276-5273, or email roachcoach@eatel.net.

Upward Sports soccer registration

Upward Soccer at The Rock Church, 42080 Churchpoint Rd., Gonzales, is holding an on-line soccer registration.

Interested parties are asked to visit visittherock.com. Alternatively, you can telephone Troy Jumonville on 571-3391.

007s fundraiser

The Red Stick Sports 007s fastpitch softball team will be selling pastalaya meals at the Denham Springs Wal-mart on Saturday, Feb. 19. Meals will support the 12 and under team as they attempt to raise funds to participate in the USSSA World Series in Orlando, Florida. Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. until sold out.

Tournament baseball

A competitive tournament baseball team from the Prairieville and Baton?Rouge areas is looking for 10-year-old boys interested in playing.

For more information, call 225-931-5057.

Ascension Angels

The Ascension Angels 9-year-old tournament baseball team is now holding tryouts for pitchers. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact James Morrissey at 225-603-1136, deaconjmorrissey@gmail.com or Tim Achord at 225-715-3962.

Dutchtown cooking contest

The Dutchtown Booster Club will hold a jambalaya cooking contest Feb. 26 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The entrance fee will be $50. All cooked jambalaya will become the property of the club. First prize will  be $1,500. For rules and to register, contact Ted Babin at 225-978-5380 or tedanddonna@eatel.net.

Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show

The 32nd Annual Louisiana Sportsmen's Show and Festival returns to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales from Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.

The event features discount pricing on hunting, fishing and boating supplies and equipment, organizers announced this week.

Exhibitors and retailers will cover more than 10 acres of the expo center.

The hours will be: March 11, 1-8 p.m.; March 12, 9 a.m.-8p.m.; March 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

General admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Military in uniform admitted free.

Bass Classic

LA Loggers, in conjunction with the Children’s Miracle Network, has announced the dates for this year’s 2011 Bass Classic.

The event, held annually, raises much needed funds for Louisiana children in need.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 19, at St. James Boat Club. Teams of anglers are asked to register beginning at 6:30 p.m. on March 17, by going to ololchildrens.org. Pre-registration is currently open at the same address.

Tournament Director, Steve Stewart said they are hoping to have up to 200 boats in the water for the event, with each boat holding a team of two participants. “If we get more,” he said, “we won’t turn anyone away.”

Each participants name will be placed into a drawing, with one name being pulled. The winner will receive a new boat on behalf of Ascension Marine and Carolina Skiff.

During the event, there will also be a Jambalaya/Pastalaya cook-off, so spectators are asked to bring their appetites.

For more information, contact Danny Fields at the Our lady of the lake Foundation. Either email dfields@ololrmc.com, or call 225 765-5951.

Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash, 13 obstacles over 3.18 miles of extreme terrain and an all-day festival with live music, food and beer, will be held Saturday, March 5 at Bonnet Carre Spillway 6 .

The event will have participants jumping through fire, crawling through mud pits, climbing over vehicles and working their way through nine additional grueling obstacles. The first wave of the race will begin at 9 a.m., followed by waves of 500 racers taking off to battle the course every half hour until the last group at 3 p.m.

The event is free to spectators. Runners registrations will close at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. To register call Michael Coco at 225-290-2541.

For more information visit warriordash.com.