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CAAA Signups next two Saturdays

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By Claude Lewis

The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will hold soccer signups on Saturdays, Aug. 16 and 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Strickland Park soccer fields.

All boys and girls ages 4-18 are welcome to play. The registration fee is $40 or $30 for families of three or more.

For more information, call Mickey or Peggy Morgan at 493-7017.

While we're on the topic, we wonder if they're going to add on soccer at CHS this winter.

It is long overdue.

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As most everyone knows by now, the Summer Olympics are in full swing.

Since they only occur every four years, they are a refreshing change of pace for sports on TV.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the baseball pennant races, but there's plenty of time for that in September.

And preseason NFL games are a great recipe for falling asleep in front of the TV.

It's not often we get to see a good badminton match. Or how about water polo? Women's air pistol competition can be riveting.

There's been plenty of men's volleyball, soccer, tennis, swimming, basketball, boxing, softball, and equestrian on the tube, too.

I can't wait for ping pong, synchronized swimming, fencing and archery.

On Sunday, there was this basketball game between the U.S. and China that for some reason was supposed to be watched by billions of people.

Most of the people must have been Chinese. The U.S. won by 31 points. For some reason, people thought Yao Ming could stop Labron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and Company.

Guess that's why the Rockets have never won a NBA title.

If the Olympics weren't enough, for some reason I found myself glued to a U.S. Open racquetball semifinal on Saturday morning on the Tennis Channel.

It took a while to figure out what the heck was going on. In fact, there's still a lot I don't have a fathom about.

Anyhow, what kept me watching were the antics of one of the players. It seemed every time he lost a point, Jason Mannino would throw a mini-tantrum hissy fit.

His actions make John McEnroe look tame.

Guess USA Racquetball isn't big on sportsmanship and misconduct rules. At least Mannino is good for ratings.

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Tallahassee is one of 10 teams competing in the Babe Ruth World Series beginning Friday in Van Buren, Ark.

Tallahassee won the Southeast Regional Aug. 4 in Leesburg. The Chiefland All Stars were in that tournament.