From AP REPORTS
11U Select tryouts
An 11U Select baseball team out of Ellis County is looking to fill some roster spots for the 2008 spring season. If interested, call Jason at (469) 337-7736 or (972) 938-7527.
The first day practice and tryouts for the Waxahachie High School baseball teams will be Friday, January 25, 2008.
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 email@example.com or (214) 682-6725.
Free throw contest
Knights of Columbus chapter 8417 in Waxahachie will host its annual free throw contest at the YMCA beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
The event is for boys and girls ages 10-14; no entry fee is required. Winners will advance to regional and state competitions. Participants must bring a birth certificate.
For more information, call Isaac Martinez at 972-921-4657.
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 www.wybonline.org, 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 www.wybonline.org.
AP Sports Briefs
HOUSTON (AP) — Despite a standout college career at Utah State, Kevin Robinson was virtually unknown to most football fans.
He likely helped change that Saturday night, catching a touchdown pass and returning a punt for a score in the West's 31-13 victory over the East in the 83rd East-West Shrine Game.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rich Rodriguez agreed to a six-year deal worth $2.5 million annually when he left West Virginia last month for Michigan.
The contract, which has not been finalized or signed, also includes a $4 million buyout. The terms of Rodriguez's deal were confirmed Sunday by school spokesman Bruce Madej.
West Virginia has sued Rodriguez to collect on a $4 million buyout clause in his contract with the Mountaineers.
BREST, France (AP) — Francis Joyon had no heat, no companions and little sleep for nearly two months as he sailed around the globe. Now he has a stunning world record.
The 51-year-old Frenchman circled the planet alone in 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes, 6 seconds in a trimaran.