YOUTH SPORTS Austin baseball

Austin All Stars will hold tryouts this weekend (April 29-30). Age; 12 and under will; hold registrations at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ellis Middle School with tryouts starting at 10 am.

The 12 and under age group will choose two teams this year; the Jaycees team will compete in five tourneys, including the Thunderbay Canada Tourney. Team Two will compete in three tourneys and play a couple exhibition games. There; will be three tryouts for the 12 and under group.

The second tryout will be at 1 pm Saturday and the third at 1 pm Sunday. Players are encouraged to be at all three tryouts.

The 13 and under group will try out at 12:15 Saturday and the 14 and under group at 2:30 Saturday. If; a second tryout is necessary for these two groups, it will be announced after; the Saturday tryouts.

Tryout forms are available at South Central Athlete, Games People Play, Austin ; Park and Rec Offices, and in Spanish at Alicia Bakery. ; There is no charge to try out, and everyone who wishes to play will have an opportunity to try out. If illness or family plans prevent players from being at tryouts, or anyone has questions, call 437-2362.


Rookie League:Rochester Baseball Camps, LLC

Open to 3, 4 &; 5 year-old boys &; girls.

Friday Nights 5:30:7:00 May 26, ; June 2, 9 &; 16 Location: Quarry; Hill Baseball; Fields (1900 9th St. N.E.) Fee: $40 for entire camp.

(Participation may be limited.) Please register ASAP. Registrations should be mailed by May 12.

Information &; Registration forms available at This league is designed to introduce kids to the fun and basics of playing baseball. Players are not placed on a team. There will be fun running, throwing and hitting games all for the participants to learn and enjoy.

Parent (guardian) must be present the entire time the child is at the camp.

Registered players with their parent/guardian may come and go as they please. We recommend coming for about an hour, but you can stay more or less.

This is a monitored playground atmosphere with instructor/helpers to guide players through the activities. Each player will receive a Rookie League T-shirt to keep and to be worn each session.


No equipment is needed, players can bring a glove if they want.


Rochester Rowing Club results from the Midwest Rowing Championships on April 22 in Madison, Wis.:

Men's JV 4: 5th

Women's JV 4: 1st and 5th

Men's junior 4: 3rd

Women's junior 4: 3rd

Men's junior novice 4: 4th


Women's COLLEGIATE lightweight 4: 3rd

Women's junior novice 4: 3rd

Women's single: 3rd

Women's junior 8: 6th

Men's single: 4th and 6th

Men's junior 8: 6th

Snowmobile racing

Turner Childs, 6, of the Rochester area has continued his winning ways in WSA Kids Pro Ice. He ran two different machines in four different classes this past season, and raced nine weekends and competed in two division championships:

2006 KC Pro Ice Canadian Championships:1st Place Am. Kitty Cat

2006 KC Pro Ice  Canadian; Championships:2nd Place Stock Kitty Cat

2006 KC Pro Ice  Canadian; Championships:4th Place Am. 120

2006 WSA Kids Pro Ice  Minnesota; State Championships:3rd. Place Am Kitty Cat

2006 WSA Kids Pro Ice  Minnesota; State Championships- 4th Place Stock Kitty Cat

2006 WSA Kids Pro Ice Season Points Finals:1st Place Am. Kitty Cat

2006 WSA Kids Pro Ice Season Points Finals:3rd Place Stock Kitty

2006 WSA Kids Pro Ice Season Points Finals:5th Place Am. 120

Turner ended up with 27 trophies throughout the season!

In 2006 his driving ability, on track performance and total wins have greatly improved from his impressive 2005 rookie season.


Rochester Youth Soccer Association announcements:

-- COERVER Intensive Soccer Skills Training, June 26-30, 9-11:30 AM at Watson Fields. Coerver training will be done by Neil Cassidy, USSF "A" License and ODP Region II Staff, Eric Luzzi and Vicky Moore. For more information or to request a flyer please e-mail Neil at Cost is $120.

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