Local sports notices for January 19, 2013

RUGBY

Practice starts in January for the Phoenixville Mustangs U19 Rugby Club. No experience is necessary.

Games are played on Sunday afternoons. Check out Phoenixville Rugby@gmail.com. There are members of USA Rugby and PA Rugby.

Phoenixville Rugby Club is also found on Facebook. Mens Rugby: WhitehorseRugby.com is also listed.

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BOWLING

The Phoenixville Senior Bowling League is looking for Senior-aged bowlers to have fun bowling at Limerick bowl on Monday mornings. The league has about 50 bowlers, both men and women, who enjoy the exercise and the company of each other. Players dont have to live in Phoenixville and dont have to bowl well since the league is just to have fun. Interested bowlers are asked to join the group. Call Evelyn at (610) 933-8898 or Tom at (610) 495-7639 for more information.

BASEBALL

Registration for the 2013 season for the Phoenixville Babe Ruth League boys, ages 13 to 15 years old, will be held at deSanno Field, Wheatland and Mason streets.

Registration for the Phoenixvile Junior Legion teams willl also be accepted at the same times. The registration dates are Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16. Times will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

The cost to cover umpire fees and other expenses for this season is $175 for PRBL, which includes 15 $5 raffle tickets. All new applicants must provide proof of his birth date.

For more information, contact PBRL commissioner David White at (610) 917-9733 or email davegwhite@netscape.

The Kingplex is open for individual lessons or group instruction. Its travel baseball team is seeking players ages 13-18. More information: Call 610-489-0589, e-nauk jubg1327@comcast.net or visit kingplex.com.

Diamond Dreams Baseball Academy is conducting registration for winter instruction at its facility in Collegeville. More information: Call 610-489-3383 or visit Diamond Dreams BA.com.

Triple Threat Bearcats are looking for 11U players for midsummer and fall tournament season. Bearcats fall tournament team is looking for players (not age 12 before May 1) for fall and spring seasons. More information: Call Tom at (610) 587-1165.

A team is being formed in the Schwenksville area to participate in the Bux-Mont 45+ Mens Senior Baseball League for the 2013 season. Home games will be played Sunday mornings at the Camp Kweebec baseball field. More information: Contact Rick Hofmeister at rickhoft@verizon.net or (610) 287-7276.

Former Major League Baseball player and current Philadelphia Phillies scout Eric Valent, in conjunction with the Berkshire Baseball Club, will be conducting the first ever Eric Valent Baseball Evaulation Camp on Jan. 21, 2013, at the Keystone Fieldhouse, located on the campus of Kutztown University. The camp is for high school players with graduation years of 2013-2016. The primary purpose of this event is for each player to receive an honoest evaluation of their skill set at this time with projected growth in the future. All players will receive a scouting report by Eric Valent and other professinal scouts which they can provide for college coaches. This will help players in their goal of playing college baseball at the Division I, II or III levels. Registration and more information can be obtained at www.berkshirebaseball.com.

There will be a series of baseball showcases conducted this winter for high school aged baseball players who aspire to play beyond high school. Prep Baseball Report will be conducting two Future Prospects baseball showcases in Dember, four Open Identification baseball showcases in January and the Pre-Season All-State Showcase on Feb. 23. For all details and to register, go to www.PrepBAeballReport.com.

The Montgomery County Bulldogs U11 Tournament Team is looking for three or four players to fill out their roster for the 2013 season. The team will be practicing and having clinics indoors one night per week throughout the winter. More information: Contact Greg at (610) 842-3772 or gsbiagini@comcast.net.

SOFTBALL

Sting Fastpitch is currently conducting tryouts for girls in the 10U to 18U age brackets. More information: Visit stingfastpitch.net.

The Bloomsburg University softball team will be holding clinics for different softball skills in January and February of 2013. The four different clinics to choose from are pitching, hitting, infield and catching.

The pitching clinics will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 27. BU head coach and pitching coach Susan Kocher will be the main instructor, along with current BU softball pitchers. The pitching lessons will provide basic fundamentals for the windmill pitching motion, as well as learning how to throw a number of different pitches effectively. The pitching lessons are for softball players of any skill level. The cost is $45 per hour with Susan Kocher and $35 per hour with a BU pitcher.

The infield clinic will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, and it will focus on taching the basic fundamentals of each infield position. It will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Nelson Field House and is open to players in grades 4-12. It is $45 for the session.

The catching clinic will also take place on Feb. 2 and it will run from 1:30-4 p.m. The clinic is open to players in grades 4-12. The clinic will teach catchers the basic fundamentals of blocking, fielding, throwing and receiving pitches. Players will need to bring a glove and catchng equipment.

The hitting clinic will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3. The cost of this session is $50 and there will be two different sessions to choose from. They will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Players in grades 4-12 can sign up and then the players will be divided into groups, according to their age. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The focus of the hitting clinic is to teach basic hitting technique and is designed to enhance the skills of the players by giving instruction on hitting various types of pitches.

A $25 registratin fee is needed in advance to reserve a place in the clinic. The balance is due the day of the clinic.

For more information, visit www.buhuskies.com/softball and view the clinic brochure or contact Bloomsburg University softball coach Susan Kocher at 570-389-4871 or by e-mail at skocher@bloomu.edu.

BASKETBALL

The Chester County Magic teams are looking for players in Grades 4-11 for their ninth season of competition. More information: E-mail www.ccmagic.org.

Coach Sharrs Hoops Academy is scheduling training for middle and high school age boys and girls. For more information, call Ed Sharr at (610) 888-6097.

SOCCER

FC Premier Soccer Club has additional playing and training opportunites for current U14 and older males interested in working with Premier Levl/College Soccer Coaches who have proven track record of player development. More information: Visit http://www.fcpsoccer.org or go to the Web site and e-mail the team manager or the coach.

RUNNING

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 10th Annual Ugly Mudder 7 Mile Trail Run, 11 a.m. Reading, Pa. Contact Ron Horn (610) 779-2668 or rhornpcs@aol.com. App & online reg on www.pretzelcitysports.com.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 Shiver by the River 10K & 5K #3, 11 a.m. Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Twp., Reading, Pa. Contact Sue Jackson (610) 779-6556 or www.pagodapacers.com.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 7th Annual Chilly Cheeks 7.2 Mile Trail Run, 11 a.m. Reading, Pa. Contact Ron Horn (610) 779-2668 or rhornpcs@aol.com. App & online reg on www.pretzelcitysports.com.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 Shiver by the River 10K & 5K #4, 11 a.m. Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Twp., Reading, Pa. Contact Sue Jackson (610) 779-6556 or www.pagodapacers.com.