ASA umpire clinics set

Anyone interested in umpiring ASA softball in Ellis County is asked to attend the following evening and afternoon clinics:

Jan. 31 - Welcome and Registration Class,

7-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 - All umpires class clinic,

7-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 - All umpires class clinic,

7-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 28 - All umpires outdoor clinic,

7-8:30 p.m.

Mar. 7 - All umpires outdoor clinic,

7-8:30 p.m.

All class clinics will be held in the Waxahachie Parks & Recreation office, and all outdoor clinics will be held at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.

Dues are $60. For additional information, contact James Villareal at (972) 937-7330 ext. 182.

CECSA Soccer signups going on

The Central Ellis County Soccer Association is preparing to begin signups on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Waxahachie High School.

Registration will be between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. each Saturday.

CECSA is for boys and girls ages four and up and the season begins in mid-late March. For more information visit the league’s website at or email the league at

Longhorns seeking 12U players

The Waxahachie Longhorns are looking for players. Tryouts for the 12U team are pending.

For more information contact Jaime Ortiz at (469) 226-5125 or Freddy Trevino at (214) 878-4668.

Soccer booster clubs meeting

There will be a combined meeting of the Corner Kick Soccer Booster Club and the Lady Indians Soccer Booster Club on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of DeeAnn Ellis located at 110 Sumner Lane, Waxahachie.

NLBRA Rodeo to Waxahachie

The National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA), which annually offers a National Finals Rodeo, which has a bounty of more than $200,000, including scholarships, is making its debut in Waxahachie, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at the Waxahachie Rodeo Grounds, 701 Howard Rd.

The contestants who compete at a rodeo franchised by the NLBRA have the opportunity to qualify for the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo.

For more information about the North Texas LBR and how to become a member of the NLBRA, please contact Wayne Ballard at 972-483-6436 or the National Little Britches Rodeo Association at 1-800-763-3694 or and learn more at the NLBRA website

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