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SRSC to host three events Saturday

March 21, 2012

By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be busy this weekend, as it is hosting men’s college soccer, a high school soccer jam and a semi-professional football game.

This will be the third year of the Men’s College Showcase, with soccer teams coming from Appalachian State, High Point University, James Madison University, Longwood University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Averett University, Radford University and Richmond University.

The showcase will hold two sessions Saturday, with one game beginning at 10:30 a.m. and a second game at 12:10 p.m. Play will resume at 2:45 p.m. for the second session, and the final game will start at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

“We are privileged and excited to be hosting some of the best college soccer talent in Virginia and North Carolina this spring,” Billy Russo, director of operations for the complex, said in a news release. “This is the most competitive field of teams we have had, and with it free to the public, this is an excellent opportunity for fans to see top-quality soccer in their backyard.”

The Christian Athletics Outreach Girls Soccer Jam will host varsity and middle school teams from all over the region. Carlisle will be among the teams participating.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until the varsity championship game at 6 p.m. Admission will be $3 for adults, $1 for students, $7 for families, and $2 for seniors (60 and older). The event is free for children 6 and younger.

The Virginia Storm, a semi-professional football team, will take the field against the Greensboro Cowboys on Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, but it is only $5 if spectators bring a canned or nonperishable food item that will be donated to the Community Storehouse.

Concessions will be open for all events. For more information and schedules, visit SouthernVirginiaSports.com or call 638-5200.

Registration deadline extended for baseball, softball

The Martinsville Parks and Recreation department has extended registration for youth baseball and softball.

The deadline for all registration is at 5 p.m. Monday. A drop box is available for parents who work late.

Leagues available are T-ball (ages 5 and 6), beginner baseball (ages 7 and 8), advanced beginner baseball (ages 9 and 10), junior girls fast-pitch softball (ages 9-11), senior girls fast-pitch softball (12-14), Bronco baseball (ages 11 and 12) and pony baseball (13 and 14).

For more information or if interested in being a coach or an assistant coach for any of these leagues, contact the parks and recreation office at 403-5140.

T-ball registration available Saturday

The Smith River T-ball League will be taking registrations on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SunTrust Pavilion meeting room at the Smith River Sports Complex.

For more information, call 638-5200.




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