Local Sports

FRIDAY — Free cheer and dance clinics sponsored by the Van Buren Little League Cheer and Dance program at the VBHS storm shelter from 6-8:30 p.m. Participants will learn a routine to be performed at the community pep rally on Aug. 23. Contact Cheryl White, VB Little League cheer coordinator, 80604796 or 262-2551. Or email

AUGUST 23 — Community pep rally for Van Buren football at Blakemore Field, 6:30 p.m.

AUGUST 24 — Deadline to register for the fall T-ball (ages 3-5) and 6U coach’s pitch league in Van Buren. T-Ball is for both boys and girls and the 6U coach pitch softball league is for girls. All games will be held at the Field of Dreams on Saturdays (Sept. 7-Oct. 19). Cost is $35. Register on or call, 479-208-1201.

AUGUST 24 — Deadline to register for the fall fastpitch softball league at the Field of Dreams. Leagues include 8U Machine Pitch, 10U Machine Pitch, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. There will be a doubleheader one night week (Sept. 3-Oct. 18). Team cost, $350. Register on or call, 479-208-1201.

Email your sports calendar items to (Put "Sports Calendar" in the subject line); call, Monday-Friday (8 a.m.-3 p.m.), 479-474-5215; fax 479-471-5607; snail mail, Alma Journal Sports, P.O. Box 369, Van Buren, AR, 72957.