Dixie Youth Baseball signups continue Saturday morning

Despite the recent chill of January weather, it’s once again sign up time for Dixie Youth Baseball.

For those who missed the recent Jan. 14 and 15 sign up days, registration will continue this
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22 at the STAC House, 610 8th Street in Port St. Joe.

Registration times will be from 5 to 7  p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday. The registration fee is $75, which includes a hat, shirt, and pants. Payment may be made
with cash or a check.
There are four age groups in the league, as follows:
● Tee Ball, ages 5-6
● AA, ages 7-8
● AAA, ages 9-10
● Ozone, ages 11-12

Dave Walleyn, the league president, said that “we are also looking for volunteers to coach, (either as)
head coaches or assistant coaches.”
Walleyn also said that the league needed “umpires, which can be a paid position, and training will be
The league is also looking for high school students needing community service hours to volunteer.
Student volunteers could earn service hours by working in the concession stand, doing field
maintenance, or umpiring.
Walleyn emphasized that “if students take service hours, they would not be allowed to get any monetary
Practices for each age group team will start on Monday, Feb. 7, with specific times and locations
based on team coaches’ schedules.
The official opening day, or “The Day of Baseball,” is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, with the
starting time yet to be decided.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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