for H’beak, S’burg
Both the Hornbeak and Samburg Little Leagues will be taking registrations on Sunday afternoon.
The sign-ups — open to children ages 4-12 — will take place at Hornbeak City Hall from 2 until 4.
A second registration period is scheduled for Feb. 4 (6-8 p.m.) at the same locale.
Registration fee per child is $20 and a birth certificate is required for youngsters that have never played in the Obion County Little League circuit.
For more information, contact Joi Davis at 334-2796.
Area 5 Tournament
announces full slate
The South Fulton girls are getting a pass through the Area 5 Tournament quarterfinals.
The Devilettes — who’ll play for the Obion County School System championship Thursday — were the lone local team to get a bye in the upcoming Area tourney, which is scheduled to start on Saturday at SF.
Action gets under way at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a game pitting the Ridgemont girls against Paris Inman.
Other girls’ play featuring local teams includes the 2 p.m. game (Black Oak vs. Martin) and the 5 p.m. contest (Hillcest and Lake Road).
On the boys’ side, Black Oak plays Inman at 12:30 in the afternoon, while Hillcrest and Ridgemont face off at 3:30. The final game of the evening pits SF against Lake Road at 6:30.
The semifinals of the tournament are set for Monday with the first game to begin at 4.
The championship round is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3.
No composite bats
allowed for locals
Officials from both the Union City Babe Ruth League and Cal Ripken League want to get the word out that composite bats will be illegal this summer.
The International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League Inc. banned the use of composite bats in the Cal Ripken Division (ages 4-12) of Babe Ruth Baseball recently.
According to new UCCRL president John Rogers, the local league will follow the national board’s recommendation.
Also in October, Babe Ruth League Inc. placed a moratorium on composite bats in the 13-15 and 16-18 divisions with all approved models listed at www.nfhs.org.
UCBRL president Jim Willamson confirmed to The Messenger that the local league — which features teens from UC and Obion County — will also observe the ban.
The ruling on composite bats does not apply to any softball divisions of Babe Ruth.
Titans’ ticket prices
to remain the same
NASHVILLE (AP) — Ticket prices for Tennessee Titans’ games will remain unchanged next season following a disappointing 6-10 year in 2010.
The average season-ticket price is expected to be among the lowest in the NFL, with the cost ranging from $43 to $83 per game.
The Titans have sold out every home game since moving into their stadium for the 1999 campaign.
The team also froze ticket prices for the past season.