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Sheriff's Office to sponsor fundraiser tournaments

By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
The Escambia County Sheriff's Department will be sponsoring a Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament April 3 at the Jefferson Davis Community College Gym.
Teams may have up to four players with one player serving as an alternate. The entry fee is $40 per team.
The first place team will be awarded trophies and t-shirts. The runner-up team will also receive trophies.
Games will be played to 12 and scored by one and two-pointers. There will be a 20-minute time limit on games with the exception of the championship game.
The field will be limited to the first 16 teams that register. Deadline to register is April 1.
Registration forms may be picked up at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Teams must turn in their registration and entry fee before the deadline. There will be a $10 charge added to the fee if it is turned in after the deadline.
For more information, contact Steve Wyatt at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office at 809-0741 or at 867-0304.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Department is also sponsoring a USSSA D &E Class Softball Tournament April 17 at 8 a.m. at the Brewton YMCA Park.
The field will consist of up to the first 10 teams that register. The entry fee is $125 per team. All teams must pay their entry fee and sign a release form before play begins.
Games will be played under USSSA rules. It will be a two-homerun and out format. Core .44 and .47 balls only will be used.
The Brewton YMCA has a no alcohol and tobacco policy. Any team caught with these items will be banned from the tournament.
No refunds will be made. In case of bad weather, the tournament will be rescheduled for another date.
For more information, contact Steve Wyatt at the Escambia County Sheriff's Department at 867-0304 or 809-0741 or at home after 5 p.m. at 867-4793.
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Spots still remain for this week's Emerald Coast Golf Tour Winter Championship Pro-Am Tournament, which will be hosted by the Country Club of Brewton.
The event gets started Thursday with a practice round for amateurs and professionals at the Country Club of Brewton. Tee times are available through the golf shop.
A Kick-Off Cocktail Party will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. for players to socialize and meet their team.
First-round play in the Pro-Am competition begins Friday. On Friday night, a cocktail hour will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. as well as an auction at 8:30 p.m.
The second round of the Pro-Am competition will be held Saturday. The awards party will be held Saturday afternoon at the clubhouse.
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The final round for professional and top four amateurs will be held Sunday. The awards presentation will follow at the conclusion of play.
The entry fee for the amateur level is $125 for members and $165 for non-members. Professional entry fees are $550 for members, $660 for non-members and $350 for local PGA Professionals for two-day Pro-Am only.
For more information, contact Emerald Coast Tour Director Geno Celano at 850-650-4319 or Jon Ferrell at the Country Club Golf Shop at 867-4100.
There will be an Equestrian Awareness Day April 17 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ted May Arena in Jay (Fla.).
Dr. Hank Lee will be present and will give yearly vaccinations for horses at regular office charge.
For more information, call 850-675-3319.
Three members of the Greenville High School boys basketball team that won the the T.R. Miller Holiday Tournament have been selected to play in the USA Junior Nationals this summer.
That list includes senior point guard J.C. Anderson, junior Devoski McMeans and sophomore Isiah Mack.
The trio earned their spots on the 10-player team during a tryout competition held in Hoover earlier this month.
Anderson and McMeans were both members of the T.R. Miller All-Tournament Team.