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Sports briefs
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Morrison softball will begin holding registration this Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Ruritan building. Pictured playing last year is Maddax Morrison.

McMinnville Youth 

baseball and softball

McMinnville Youth Baseball and Softball will continue holding registration until Saturday, Feb. 22. Sign-ups are open to boys and girls ages 3 and up (grouped by their age on Jan. 1, 2020). The costs are: T-ball $40, coach pitch $50, kid pitch $50, and slow-pitch softball $40.

Registration is open at the Civic Center office in Three Star Mall during regular business hours. For more information, contact Terry Beard at 473-1212.

Viola valley 

half marathon 

The ninth annual Viola Valley Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 9.

Runners can currently register to run at or 

Early packet pickup for the race will be Friday, May 8 from 2-7 p.m. Race-day pickup will begin at 5:30 a.m.

This year, an accompanying 5K race will also take place. Walkers are also welcome to participate.

The Viola Valley Half Marathon and 5K have joined the Run the Cumberlands medal series as well. Any runner who completes at least four races in the series, including at least one half marathon or full marathon (non-relay) will be awarded a special Run the Cumberland Medal. A list of participating races may be found at

Information can also be found on the Viola Valley Marathon Facebook page.

McMinnville Special games basketball

McMinnville Special Games has partnered with the community to set up a month of basketball games in February. The matchups will feature the McMinnville Special Games teams playing the Warren County Sheriff’s Department (Feb. 15), MES and Caney Fork linemen (Feb. 22) and McMinnville CrossFit (Feb. 29).

All games will be played at Charlie Dalton Gym and will begin at 10 a.m.

No admission will be charged, but donations are welcomed. Concessions will be available on gamedays.

Players will be provided a game shirt, but will need to wear shorts and tennis shoes to play. A practice is scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at WCHS.

To register a player, contact Holly McBride at 808-8816. 

Morrison Softball 


Registration for the Morrison Ruritan co-ed youth softball leagues for the 2020 season will be held at the Morrison Ruritan Building on the following dates and times:  Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Late sign-ups will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Boys ages 2 to 20 and girls 2 to 21 as of Jan. 1 are eligible.  All players must have proof of age (example: birth certificate or drivers license), no exceptions.  Player fee of $35 applies through March 7.  After March 7, a $5 late fee applies with the player fee being $40.  For more information, contact John Duncan by text at 205-7835.