Soccer lessons

Riley Soccer Academy will begin weekly lessons for all soccer players looking to get extra training Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The Academy will be every Wednesday at Lions Park for all ages and will be separated by age groups.  Cost is $10 for ages 4-6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and $15 for ages 7 and up and will be from 6:30-8.

There will be a group just for goalkeepers ages 8 and up. The Academy will provide private lesson opportunities and team training for local teams as well as speed and agility training for all athletes and teams. 

Information can be found at www.rileysocceracademy.com.

Academy soccer program

The Kernow Storm FC is offering an All-star Academy Soccer Program taught by its dedicated coaching staff.

Games are played on Sundays as to not conflict with other leagues while players improve at a rapid pace due to structured training. Competing is against some of the best teams in the DFW area while practices are held in Waxahachie. Open tryouts are under way and will be held until Aug. 20. The program is open to 7U-10U. For more information on joining the program, visit www.stormfc.net or call Antony Penna at 254-220-3284.

Meals-on-Wheels

golf benefit tournament

The Ellis and Johnson County Meals-on-Wheels 2011 golf benefit will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Burleson.

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.mowjec.org/golf_benefit. For more information, contact Meals-on-Wheels at 817-558-2840 or by email at info@mowjec.org.

WJHS volleyball and

basketball tryouts

Tryouts for Howard and Finley Junior High School basketball and volleyball teams will be held in late August. Seventh and Eighth-grade volleyball tryouts will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24.

Basketball tryouts will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26. Eighth-grade tryouts begin at 2:45 p.m. each day while Seventh-grade begins at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Howard coordinator Bridgett Melton at 972-923-4771 ext. 407 or Finley coordinator Patricia Chancellor at 972-923-4680 ext. 510.

Softball registration

Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association will now provide softball for Waxahachie area girls. Registration is available online at wybonline.org. Divisions will range from 5-6U t-ball to 14U kid pitch. Each league will have an eight-game season with games played Monday-Tuesday at the Waxahachie Sports Complex starting Sept. 6.

Registration open for

5K run for education

The officers and board members for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD announce that registration is open for the first Legacy Run, slated for Oct. 8.

The Legacy Run will be presented by local homebuilder, Lillian Custom Homes. The theme for this year’s event, which will take place during homecoming weekend, is “Lights. Camera. Hachie!”

The Legacy Run will feature a 5K and one-mile fun run/walk that will begin and end at the newly renovated Lumpkins Stadium.

Early registration for the family-friendly event runs through Sept. 23. Adult cost to participate is $25 and students (kindergarten-12th grade) are $10. Children 4 and younger are free with the purchase of an adult registration entrance fee. The foundation is also offering a Family4Pack-discount to those wishing to make this a family affair.

Participants may continue to register after the early registration deadline and on the day of the race for a fee of $30 for adults.

Runners and walkers may register and pay online, by mail or in person. To register and pay for the race online, visit the Legacy Run website at www.wisdlegacyrun.org. Participants also have the option of downloading a race registration form and mailing it to the Education Foundation or stopping by the Waxahachie ISD administration building, located at 411 N. Gibson St.

For more information on the 2011 Legacy Run: Lights. Camera. Hachie!, contact the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD at 972-923-4631, visit wisdlegacyrun.org or email legacyrun@wisdeducationfoundation.org.

Football season tickets

With the 2011 football season near the information for season tickets has been released. Sales to current season ticket holders will begin Aug. 23 while new season ticket sales begin Sept. 1.

All ticket sales will be held at the Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy library, a new location from previous seasons. Tickets are $32 per seat. Sales to current season ticket holders will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Thursday, Aug. 25 and from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

Trade Day will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 before new season tickets are released from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

Tickets not picked up by 4 p.m. from current season ticket holders will be released Aug. 27. For more information, contact Tiffani or Terri Siebert at 972-937-5937 or tiffanisiebert@gmail.com.

Club soccer players

The Kernow Storm is looking for soccer players for the upcoming season. Led by coach Antony Penna the club will have both boys and girls teams for ages U6 through U19 open to all skills levels and to anyone in Ellis County and beyond. For more information on joining the club, visit www.stormfc.net or call Antony at 254-220-3284.

Hachie Heat baseball

The Hachie Heat select baseball teams will be holding tryouts for 10U and 11U. Heat stands for the type of players the teams are looking for; Hard-working, Endurance, Attitude and Talent. Games are played locally. Contact James Helms at 972-825-1671 or by email at deucej02@yahoo.com.

13U baseball tryouts

Waxahachie Tribe baseball is striving to field two teams for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be Aug. 27 for Waxahachie residents only. Tribe Baseball will be coached by former WHS Indian/Mississippi State Bulldog Ricky Joe Redd. For more information, contact Ricky Joe Redd at 972-567-4115 or Jarod Neil 214-497-3390.

11U select baseball

The Hachie Horns 11U select baseball team will be hosting tryouts for the fall. For more information, contact Michael Snowden 469-245-7250 or Chris Helms 972-351-4822.

11U baseball team

A new 11U AA baseball team is forming and looking for players that display dedication, hard work and commitment for the upcoming 2011 fall season. For tryout information, contact Mike Roque at 214-289-3224 or email texasbash@yahoo.com.

11U baseball

11U fall baseball and 12U spring team looking for players for league and tournament play. Call Wess Winn 469-585-7993 to schedule an individual tryout. The team has its own practice facility. Evaluations must take place before Aug. 18.

WYBA fall registration

Waxahachie Youth Baseball fall registration is open online at wybonline.org. Divisions range from 3-4U Blast Ball to 14U.

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