USTA officials school at Howard Payne tonight

A United States Tennis Association officials school will be held at Howard Payne University in the Mabee Center Bullion Suite A at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29.

For more information, call HPU tennis coach Sally Brown at 649-8827 or 646-1755.

Early Girls Softball Association meets Wednesday

The Early Girls Softball Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Early Small Business Incubator.

All coaches, assistant coaches and anyone interested in Early Girls Softball is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Susan Isom at 641-2870.

Brownwood Lions lift-a-thon set for Thursday

The Brownwood Lions lift-a-thon, which has become an annual fund-raiser for the athletic department over the past decade, will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Warren Gym.

The event centers around student-athletes gaining pledges and contributions throughout the week based on the amount of weight they are able to lift during the meet.

‘Spirit Week’ games for HPU hoops on Thursday, Saturday

‘Spirit Week’ has been announced for the the Howard Payne Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets home basketball games on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 3.

HPU will play Hardin-Simmons in a doubleheader on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m., then face McMurry in two games on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

Among the activities will be t-shirt drawings, halftime contests, PIPS performances and face and hair painting, along with a white-out Thursday and a blue-out Saturday.

Those two dates are also the final two Brown County schools’ games.

Any student that attends a Brown County elementary, junior high, middle school or high school will be able to attend these basketball games free of charge.

Early Youth Baseball meeting on Feb. 8

The Early Youth Baseball Association will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Early Small Business Incubator.

All coaches, assistant coaches and anyone interested in Early Youth Baseball is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Ronald Isom at 641-2870.

Bangs planning two PIPS Little Dribblers tournaments

The Bangs Players in Progress (PIPS) Organization is sponsoring a pair of Little Dribblers tournament on Feb. 20-24 and Feb. 26-March 3 at the Bangs Elementary School Gym.

Third and fourth grade boys and girls teams will play during the first date while fifth and sixth grade boys and girls teams will play the second.

Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call Wanda Adams at 752-6098 or 752-7236.

7-on-7 flag football league beginning in early March

A recreational 7-on-7 flag football league, hosted by Joshua’s Generation, will begin on March 3.

Deadline to enter the league is Feb. 23. The cost is $20 per person or $50 per team.

Registration forms are available at Heartland Mall or Weakley-Watson. For more information, call 642-2407.

Cen-Tex Soccer Association spring registration under way

Registration for the Cen-Tex Soccer Association’s spring season is under way and will run through Feb 17.

The fee is $35 per player and the season runs from March 17-April 28.

Registration forms are available daily at Weakley-Watson or at the Cen-Tex Soccer Complex on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-noon and Feb. 17 from noon-2 p.m.

For more information, please call 641-2961.

Texas Youth Football League begins early registration

Early registration for the upcoming fall season of the Texas Youth Football League is now under way.

Through April 30, players can register for just $70. On May 1, the cost to enter the league increases to $105 per player.

The registration fee includes everything but shoes and socks for each player.

Registration forms for the third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade leagues are available at Weakley Watson Sporting Goods.

Teams from Brownwood, Early, Bangs, Brady, Coleman, Comanche, San Saba and Goldthwaite will comprise the league, with games being played on Saturday. The majority of the games will take place in Brownwood.

For more information, call Bryce Ratliff at 643-9562 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coaches, statisticians encouraged to report results

Local high school winter and spring sports coaches and/or statisticians are encouraged to report the results of their team’s game to the Bulletin the day of the contest.

The deadline to report information Sunday through Friday nights is 10:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Information may be phoned in to the sports desk (325-641-3112), faxed over (325-646-6835) or e-mailed (derrick.stuckly