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Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'

Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The third annual "Hoops in Overdrive" basketball tournament brings 28 teams, 150 Division 1 athletes and some of the nation's brightest talent to Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Alpharetta, 30022).

The three-day tournament will take place from Thursday, Dec. 30 to Saturday, Jan. 1 and will welcome the United States' consensus top rated high school senior, Austin Rivers of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida.

The 6'5" Rivers is son of Boston Celtics head coach and NBA legend Doc Rivers.

Baseball Registration Deadline EXTENDED to Jan. 15

Baseball Registration Deadline EXTENDED to Jan. 15

MILTON, GA -- Open registration for Hopewell Youth Association's (HYA) spring 2011 recreational baseball season has been extended to Saturday, Jan. 15.

This means the normal $70 late fee will be waived until after that date, according to organizers.

The previous deadline was Monday, Dec. 27, said Scott Stachowski, HYA board vice president.

"Since this date fell during the busy holiday season, we have decided to extend the deadline," he said.

Alpharetta PAL Plans Charity Bike Drive

Alpharetta PAL Plans Charity Bike Drive

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Have a used bicycle that's just gathering dust? How about an outgrown bicycle that's going into storage because of a new holiday gift?

Don't get rid of it -- give it to PAL!

The Alpharetta Police Athletics and Activities League (PAL), a non-profit youth organization building leaders for tomorrow, is holding a bike drive at PAL Gym in the Eagle Village Youth Complex behind Alpharetta City Hall (2 Main Street, Alpharetta, 30004).

The aim is to procure enough bicycles for a youth bicycle riding program.

To help, simply bring a gently used bicycle to the PAL Gym on one of two dates:

* Thursday, Jan. 6 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
* Saturday, Jan. 8 -- 10:00 a.m.

Reminder: HYA Spring Baseball Registration Ends Dec. 27

Reminder: HYA Spring Baseball Registration Ends Dec. 27

MILTON, GA -- Open registration for Hopewell Youth Association's (HYA) spring recreational baseball season will end on Monday, Dec. 27.

After that date, a $70 late fee will be added to any registration costs.

"We want to make sure parents don't let this opportunity slip through the cracks with all the hurry of the holidays," said Cyndee Bonacci, Milton's Parks and Recreation director. "There are still spots available, and everyone should be aware of the late fee assessment."

To register online, visit the HYA Web site.

Each phase of registration is open to players of all ages. Assessment and uniform fittings are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22; practices begin Saturday, Feb.

Milton High Basketball Team to Play on ESPN RISE

Milton High Basketball Team to Play on ESPN RISE

MILTON, GA -- Milton High School's basketball team is currently ranked No. 3 in the Powerade Fab 50 ESPN RISE Team Rankings.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, this winning team will be put to the test by competing in the ESPN RISE 2010-2011 High School Basketball Showcase. Milton will face the No. 2 team -- Oak Hill Academy from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia -- in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Spalding Hoophall Classic at Springfield College's Blake Arena in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The 8:00 p.m.

Third Milton Fitness Camp Scheduled for January

Third Milton Fitness Camp Scheduled for January

MILTON, GA -- Looking for the perfect holiday gift for those who want to get serious about fitness? Or maybe you're searching for a convenient exercise regimen to help make those new year's resolutions a reality.

The City of Milton and CorePhysique are here to help.

The third 12-session class of the city's popular fitness camp begins Wednesday, Jan. 5 and lasts through the end of the month.

The thrice weekly camps have been a hit, with every participant seeing inches and pounds lost and improvements in their overall physical assessment, according to Kolleen Riddick, founder of CorePhysique. Nearly everyone who starts one camp elects to take more, she said.

Tara Chambers and her husband Neil both take classes -- he at 5:45 a.m. and she at 7:30 a.m.

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Momslikeme is currently running a "12 Days of Christmas" sweepstakes, where $2,000 worth of prizes will be given away!

Each contest begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs for 24 hours.

The fantastic prizes include:

Monday, Dec. 6: A Pike Nurseries Quick & Easy Christmas Décor Package, which includes a fresh-cut 6'8" Fraser fir Christmas tree, a fragrant 24" mixed wreath, and three 6" florist-quality poinsettias.

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Four tickets to A Stone Mountain Christmas (a $108 value), good through Jan. 2.

Wednesday, Dec.