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Tryouts for the 13-year-old division are on Saturday, Feb. 28 starting 11 a.m., and March 7 at 1 p.m. at East Union High.
The 14-15 division tryouts are on April 25 and May 2 at 10 a.m. also at East Union. The 16-18 year olds will try out on the same dates and site starting at 1 p.m.
Registration will also be accepted during the tryouts. Sign-up fee is $130 for 13-15 year olds, and $150 for 16-18.
For more information, call the Manteca Babe Ruth hotline at (209) 567-3125.
Registration fees have been reduced for the fourth consecutive year and are down to $90 per child. The Chargers are seeking players ranging in ages 6-14. Practices are held at Sierra High.
For more information, contact Jim Anderson at (209) 629-0986, or Jon Shaefer at (209) 518-5074.
COWBOYS: The Manteca Cowboys youth football organization of the National Youth Football League is conducting open signups at Straw Hat Pizza in Manteca from 6-8 p.m.
Registration dates are: March 5 and 19; April 2, 16 and 30; and May 14 and 28.
The Cowboys offer four levels of competition: starts (6-8, max weight 115 pounds), rookie (9-10, max weight of 140 and lighter 11-year-olds), junior varsity (11-12, max weight of 155 and lighter 13-year-olds), and varsity (12-14 with an unlimited weight restriction except for ball-carrying weight of 185 pounds). Varsity players must be 14 as by Aug. 1.
For more information, contact Eddie Lopez at (209) 825-2012, or visit the team’s website at www.mantecacowboysyouthfootball.com.
KNIGHTS: Ripon Knights football and cheer are holding signups on Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Ripon Christian Schools Performing Arts Center (435 Maple Ave.).
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