Area sports digest 2/28/05

Monday, February 28, 2005

Dodgeball tourney set for March 18

D-day is March 18.

That's what the Jackson Underground Dodgeball League has posted on its Web site. Hardly underground anymore now that dodgeball is fashionable, the JUDL is putting together its third annual invitational tournament.

Registration begins at 7 p.m. and tournament commences at 7:30 at Jackson's upper tennis courts.

Teams of six to eight players may enter the event -- uniforms recommended. The format is best-of-three in a single-elimination bracket.

Rules are posted on, and those interested in entering should e-mail team name, roster, captain's name and contact information to

Mack Racing Team prepares for 2005

Joey Mack, an auto racer from Benton, Mo., who raced on the Mid-America Racing Series last year, has announced his 2005 schedule.

Mack will begin racing this weekend with a Northern AllStar Late Model Series doubleheader. Mack will compete Friday at the Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Ky., and race Saturday at the Clarksville Speedway in Tennessee.

"The plan is run the entire MARS deal again," Mack said in a statement, "but that could change with the uncertainty of the series since it was bought out. We are getting ready for the season ... and we are actually ahead of schedule for once. ... The motor has been freshened and the transporter is ready to go."

More information on the racing team is available at

Doctors, lawyers meet Friday at Notre Dame

The 12th annual Doctors vs. Lawyers Basketball Showdown is set for an 8 p.m. tipoff Friday at Notre Dame Regional High School.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the event, which benefits the Community Counseling Center Foundation, and a pregame tailgate party is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Davis Banquet Center in Jackson. Advanced tickets are required for the party and may be obtained by calling 334-1100 or purchasing them where general admission tickets are sold. Game tickets are available from the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau, Alliance Banks and Country Mart in Jackson.

The doctors lead the series 9-2 with the lawyers' last victory coming in 2001.

MAYB tournament returns to Cape in April

Southeast Youth Sports Club is bringing the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament back to Cape Girardeau this summer.

In fact, the club plans to do it twice.

Tournaments are scheduled for April 30 and May 1 with another in late July.

The events have divisions for boys and girls teams beginning in third grade.

Registration and tournament information is available at, or by calling (316) 284-0354.

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