SPORTS BRIEFS: Baseball/softball registration; swim lessons; fitness classes

Registration extended for baseball, softball

Brown County Parks & Recreation has extended the registration period for youth baseball and softball programs through Friday, Feb. 23.

All forms and fees must be submitted to the office at Deer Run Park or online at in order for a child to be placed on a team. All late registrations will be subject to a $10 late fee. Team space is limited.

Softball registration is $55.

Players will be split among four age divisions: 16 and under, 12 and under, 10 and under, and 8 and under. This is tri-county league comprised of Brown County, Morgantown, Prince’s Lakes, Edinburgh and Trafalgar. Games will be played at these locations.

Practices will begin after spring break and games start in early May.

Baseball registration ranges between $40 and $95 depending on age.

T-ball is for ages 5 and 6; Rookie League is for ages 7 and 8.

Minor and Major League programs are for ages 9 and 10 (minors) and 11 and 12 (majors). This is a tri-county league. Games will be played in Nashville, Morgantown, Prince’s Lakes, Trafalgar and Edinburgh.

The Babe Ruth league is for ages 13 to 15. Games will be played in Nashville, Columbus, Hope, Indian Creek and Edinburgh.

Baseball practices will begin after spring break.

For more information, call the office at 812-988-5522 or stop by the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

New fitness, swim class sessions start Feb. 12

The Brown County Community YMCA will start a session of classes Feb. 12. The session, including swim lessons and several types of fitness classes, runs through Sunday, April 1, with no classes during spring break, March 12 to 15.

Swim lessons for all ages and ability levels are a new offering for 2018. Mommy & Me and beginner swim lessons will be on Saturdays. Developmental swim classes are designed for established swimmers who would like to work on strokes, improve technique, and learn to be stronger and more confident swimmers. USA SWIM certified coach Jeff Watts teaches those classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other classes include yoga, pilates, cycling, resistance training and aquatics, with morning and evening classes available.

The flex pass allows a person to try out many different classes.

For a list of classes, descriptions and prices, visit or follow the Y on Facebook.

Yoga classes offered in old Helmsburg school

HELMSBURG — Barefoot Yoga, 2082 State Road 45, offers classes in the old Helmsburg School which used to be the offices of the For Bare Feet sock company.

Classes are taught by Patty Donaldson at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:45 a.m. Saturdays.

Individual classes and weekend groups also are available upon request.

For more information or to sign up, visit or call 317-431-4967.

Yoga variety offered at Simply Fitness

Simply Fitness, 59 E. Main St., offers beginner yoga at 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $5 per 30-minute session.

Vinyasa flow yoga is taught at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays for $10 per 45-minute session.

Private training or yoga packages are available.

Vin to Yin Yoga with Annie is taught from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays by Annie Patrick Buechlein. The pace of the class will depend on student needs and learning style. Sessions cost $12 each, by reservation only.

Yin/Restorative Yoga w/Annie is a 90-minute class that starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. By reservation only, sessions cost $18 each.

To sign up, email or call 812-343-3560. For more information, visit

Kyokushin karate training offered

Sensei David Michaelis is offering training in traditional kyokushin karate.

Classes are for students 16 and older twice a week, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.

Michaelis has trained and taught kyokushin karate for more than 35 years. Kyokushin, Japanese for “the society of the ultimate truth,” is a style of stand-up, full-contact karate. It is intended to foster humility, perseverance and nonviolence and to provide a foundation for improving physical and mental discipline.

For more information, email Michaelis at or call him at 812-988-9409.

Disc golf league plays every Tuesday

The Brown County Disc Golf Alliance plays regularly in Brown County and new members are welcome.

The group plays Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Run Park or at the Brown County Country Club, alternating months. In February, it’s the park.

Players of all skill levels are welcome, including those who have never played before. Loaner discs are available.

For more information, contact Stan Golis at

Cycling challenge planned in Brown County State Park

The second annual Rollfast 8×8 Challenge will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in Brown County State Park.

The route consists of an 11.7-mile loop with a rest stop at the start/finish area. Each lap has approximately 900 feet of vertical gain.

Up to 100 riders can register for a four-lap or eight-lap challenge for $40 per person.

All event registration fees and net profits from Rollfast events benefit the Rollfast Foundation which supports Bikes for Kids, High Rollers Scholarship Program, and the Roll Out of Darkness suicide prevention and awareness initiative.

After the 8×8 race, cyclists can relax in the recovery lounge featuring full leg-massaging Normatec boots, a post-ride meal, music and time with fellow cyclists.

The challenge originated when two Rollfast club members had been riding a figure-eight loop in the park for two to four laps. They decided to attempt an eight-lap challenge but, after five laps they gave up. To date, neither has completed the full eight-lap, figure-eight challenge. Last year, however, 14 riders finished all eight laps in the challenge. Mark Weghorst of Westfield was the first eight-lap finisher in a time of 4:57:20.

The 8×8 Challenge is a qualifying event for the Rollfast Gran Fondo Sept. 16 in Carmel. The Gran Fondo is a 25-, 65- or 100-mile course cycling ride. This year, a Primo start position has been established for riders who qualify to start in front and move ahead with less congestion.

For more information, visit

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