2004-03-11 / Front Page

Little league sign-up March 20 and 24

Spring is right around the corner and so is sign-up for Houghton Lake Little League.

Registration is March 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and March 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. There will be only two sign-up dates; no late sign-ups will be allowed. Registration is $40 per child or $100 per family. Parents must provide a birth certificate and proof of residency to sign their child up.

The boys division is comprised of t-ball, ages 5 to 6; pitching machine, ages 7 to 8; minors, ages 9 to 10; majors, ages 11 to 12; and juniors, ages 13 to 14. The girls division is comprised of t-ball, ages 5 to 6; minors, ages 7 to 9; majors, ages 10 to 12; and juniors, ages 13 to 16.

The age of each participant on Aug. 1, 2004 will determine which division he or she plays in. A t-ball player must be 5 years old by Aug. 1 to participate.

In addition, anyone wishing to be a manager or a coach may register. Coaches will be selected by the Houghton Lake Little League Board of Directors.

The board consists of: Dawn Ignat, t-ball, 366-9313; Jim Garrett, pitch-machine, 422-6350; Eric Methner, pitch-machine, 422-2442; Scott Bates, minors, 366-9026; Tom Garrett, majors, 422-6785; Mike Burnside, juniors, 366-9548; Coreen Julin, softball, 366-4726; Jill Trahan, softball, 422-2620; Michelle Hans, softball, 366-4853; Julie Fagerlie, softball, 366-7630; Dave Clasen, umpires/ trustee, 366-2002; Karen Patterson, sponsors/uniforms, 422-6455; and Kathy Kissane, treasurer, 422-7763.

The board’s goals for 2004 are to get more kids involved, perform background checks on all coaches, provide better coaches, form a larger group of volunteers in order to run the little league better, draft at all levels for equally talented teams, work more closely with the schools to fit the needs of both the little league and the schools and continue to improve the State Police Post fields. The board meets at Garrett’s Place restaurant every Sunday at 4 p.m.

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