Runnin’ Indians to host Waxahachie Elementary and Junior Basketball League night

The Waxahachie Runnin’ Indians will play Lancaster at home on Friday, February 1.  It will be Waxahachie Elementary night and Junior Basketball League night.  All elementary and Junior Basketball League kids wearing their school shirts or basketball team jerseys will be admitted free if accompanied by their parent or coach.  The Special Olympic basketball team will be introduced along with the Waxahachie 7th and 8th grade players and the Waxahachie Girls softball team. Make plans to come out and support the Indians.  Games are at 5:00, 6:30, and 8:00.

11U select baseball team seeks players

An 11U select baseball team is seeking competitive,  driven players. The team offers a private field and workout facility  and will be playing in a select league as well as tournaments. The team finished 7th nationally last year.

Interested players may contact Scott Russell at (214) 837-5156 or email

11U select baseball team needs players

An 11U select baseball team out of Ellis County is looking to fill some roster spots for the 2008 spring season.

If interested, please call Jason at (469) 337-7736 or (972) 938-7527.

Youth baseball registration begins

Online registration is underway for the 2008 Waxahachie Youth Baseball league season. The league provides recreational baseball programs for youth age 5-18 in six age-based divisions.

Parents may register their children online at, or attend one of two in person registration events scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9 and again on Feb. 16 at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce on YMCA Drive.

The season will begin around April 1 with games continuing through the end of May.

Parents and players are also reminded WYB will again be hosting a senior division for students age 14-18, providing recreational baseball for high school students.

For more information on the league, visit

“Kick Out Cancer” Open Karate Tourney

The Waxahachie YMCA Karate Team in association with the American Cancer Society present the “Kick Out Cancer” Open Karate Tournament at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Saturday March 8, beginning at 9 a.m.

All proceeds raised will be used to benefit cancer research.

Tickets are $5 at the door or are available by phoning the Midlothian Family Medicine Clinic at (972) 723-1185 or Ray Porter at 938-1001.

Individual and corporate sponsors are needed as well. Tournament patches, t-shirts and food will be on sale during the tournament.

Ellis County Umpires Association

It is that time of year again, and the leagues will be starting just around the corner.

There are several rule changes, as well as several tournaments coming this year. All class clinics will be held in the Waxahachie Parks & Recreation office, and all outdoor clinics will be held at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. The 2008 dues are $60.00. Anyone interested in umpiring ASA Softball in Ellis County is asked to attend the following evening and afternoon clinics: Jan. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 6 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 13 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 20 7-8:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 7-8:30 p.m. For more information contact James Villarreal at 972-937-7330 x182.

12U select baseball tryouts

The Red Oak Titans, a 12U select baseball team, is holding tryouts for the upcoming season. For information call Hector Esparza at (214) 288-2627 or email

Waxahachie Indian jackets on sale

The RBI Club is offering Waxahachie Indian jackets for the upcoming season. Featuring a cordura/taslan outer shell with a four ounce interior quileted lining. Adult sizes S-XXXL.

Sample will be availble for viewing at the Jan. 16 meetings of the RBI Club parent meetings and at the First Pitch Banquet Feb. 7.

Cost is $115 and can be quoted upon request for size XXXL.

Deadline to order is Thursday, Feb. 7. Jackets will be received no later than March 14.

For more information, contact Steve Wallace at or (214) 682-6725.

Futsal Soccer Clinic

All Nations Soccer organization will be hosting a clinic in conjunction with the Salvation Army to promote Futsal. Futsal training is one of the finest off-season training and the best place for players to improve soccer skills as well as to build relationships, values, integrity and self-confidence. The clinic will run every Sunday at 5-7 p.m. from March 30-April 27 in the Salvation Army Gym. There is a 25 person limited capacity and the deadline is March 23. To sign up visit the website The clinic is a fundraiser for the organization to fund a mission trip to Africa this summer in which they hope to use soccer as a tool to reach those in need.

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