Community Athlete Project: The Antelope Valley College Athletics Department will be offering no-cost monthly clinics and camps to Antelope Valley youth in grades 1-8. The next clinic will be soccer from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at Marauder Stadium. Show up and sign up. All registration will be handled at the event. For more information, contact AVC athletic director Tom Gang at 661-722-6300, ext. 6441 or


Vintage Baseball: The Palmdale Blue Stockings Vintage Base Ball Club’s next home game will be on Saturday, April 27 at Marie Kerr Park at noon. The game is free to the community.

The new SoCal Vintage Baseball League uses 1886 rules, uniforms, equipment and etiquette. Fans at the game will see a competitive fast pitch game and get a lesson in the history of the sport.

The season runs from March to September with playoffs in October for the SoCal League Crown. For more information, look for the Palmdale Blue Stockings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The SoCal Vintage Baseball League can be found at


Social league: The J&J Social and Travel Club will have its weekly league bowling from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway in Lancaster. For details, call 661-267-2586.


Free lessons: Santos Boxing USA is reaching out to Antelope Valley youth to offer free boxing lessons for children age 6-17. Participants will learn about physical fitness to help combat childhood obesity, as well as how to channel their energy in a positive way. Classes take place each Tuesday and Saturday at 211 E. Avenue K, Suite A in Lancaster. For more information, call (661) 390-0841 or email


Monthly meetings: The High Desert Cyclists will hold monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Texas Cattle Company, 44206 10th Street West in Lancaster. For details, email


Tournament: Rusty Studs proudly present the 3rd annual Brian Shepard "Git 'Er Done" Memorial Tournament four-man scramble on Saturday, June 1 at Rancho Vista Golf Club, 3905 Club Rancho Drive in Palmdale.

Check-in is at 10 a.m. and the shotgun starts begin at noon. Cost is $115.00 for early-bird signup. After May 1 it will be $125 per player. Cost includes green fees, cart and appetizers. 

There will be a $1,000,000 dollar hole-in-one contest and a $50,000 putting contest.

Pay online at or mail your entry to Rusty Studs, P.O. Box 94, Acton, CA 93510.

For golf or sponsorship info, contact Dave at 661-406-7144.

Weekly clinic: Junior and adult golf clinics are available every Saturday at Desert Aire Golf Course.

Junior courses begin at 9 a.m. for $10 and adults are at 10:15 a.m. for $15. Come enjoy and learn the basic fundamentals of golf.

For more information, contact Kenny Green at 947-0800 or by email at


Weekly classes: Come join the fun and learn to play pickleball. 

INDOOR — Play at 24 Hour Fitness Center in Lancaster on the basketball court on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Equipment and instruction provided by instructor/coordinator Joe Dagata, call/text 661-943-3357. A 24-Hour Fitness Center membership is required. Seniors have free membership.

OUTDOOR — Play at Sgt.Steve Owen Memorial Park on the pickleball courts on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided by Dana Young/Joe Dagata, call/text 661-209-0451 or 661-943-3357.

OUTDOOR — Play at McAdam Park in Palmdale on the pickleball courts on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon. Equipment and instruction provided by Dana Young, call/text 661-209-0451.

To join any of the outdoor classes, visit either Parks and Recreation offices in Lancaster or Palmdale.

Advanced players are welcome to join Team AV Pickleball. For more information call/text Dave Young 661-209-0451. Team AV Competes regularly out of the area winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Pinewood Derby

Fundraiser: The Antelope Valley District Boy Scouts of America’s second annual Tumbleweed 200 Pinewood Derby Race Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. The event is for adults only, 21 and over. The entrance to the event is off of the Ave. L on ramp off of Sierra Highway.

The last day to register in four different classes is at 5 p.m. on April 19. Technical Inspection and Impound will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 25.

There is a trophy for first place in each class and all attendees will have hors d’oeuvres and dessert choices, soft drink or water available. Alcohol (beer and wine) will also be available for purchase. There will also be opportunity drawings and an auction. At the end of the evening a 2019 Tumbleweed 200 Champion will be crowned.

For more information, call 661-942-0582. To register online, go to:


Tryouts: AYSO United-Antelope Valley will be hosting youth club soccer tryouts for girls born in 2008 and 2007, as well as boys born in 2009. For More Information and to register, please contact Director of Coaching Nikolas at 661-575-5632.


Classes: JCJ/ATA, the Community Tennis Association in the A.V., and Net Generation are taking tennis to new heights in the Antelope Valley. Net Generation is a nation wide USTA tennis program that will make tennis accessible to more kids ages 8 to 17 years old.

The NJTL tennis program, which has been based at Jane Reynolds Park in Lancaster since 2008, will continue to offer low cost tennis lessons to kids who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to take tennis lessons. The goal of the program has not changed, just it’s name and scope.

For more information on what the newly named JCJ/ATA, NJTL’s offers, contact, text only: 818-800-7802.

New classes: With classes starting at $40 per month, Excel Tennis strives to put a racket in the hands of any person who wishes to learn or improve their game. Excel Tennis offers public and private classes and unique amenities — a unique rating system, year round ladders, quarterly tournaments — for ages 5-adult. These all come free with signing up.

Classes are currently held at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (formerly Lancaster City Park), Jane Reynolds Park and El Dorado Park.

For more information, visit or call founder Brandon Diaz at 661-299-8032.

Programs: For information on adult tennis and other tennis programs in the Antelope Valley, visit and click on lessons.

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