SH ALUMNI GAME: The Spring Hill High School softball team will host the second annual Alumni Game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Lady Panther Field.

Lunch will follow.

For information: (903) 235-2469.

LBBA REGISTRATION: Registration for the Longview Boys Baseball Association is open and will run through Feb. 19.

All players must register online: or

Payment may be made by credit card at this time, or you may indicate check payment, which will hold your registration until cash or check is received before Feb. 18 at TA Sports.

Players may register at TA Sports, 405 Enterprise St (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday — Friday) or in person on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Greggton Community Center (back entrance) located at 3211 W. Marshall Ave (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

Players new to LBBA must supply a copy of birth certificate.

League age is the age will be prior to May 1, 2022. All players must be 4 prior to May 1, 2022.

FREE THROW CONTEST: The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23 at the St. Mary’s Catholic School gymnasium.

The free contest is for boys and girls ages 9-14, and shooters will compete against others in their same age group and gender.

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I've covered sports in East Texas since 1987, starting as a 21-year-old sports editor at the Kilgore News Herald before spending seven years at the Lufkin Daily News and the past 23 years at the Longview News-Journal.