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Posted: March 6, 2012 - 11:25pm  |  Updated: March 6, 2012 - 11:27pm

Registration open for Miracle League

Registration is open for Miracle League Baseball, offered through the Family Y.

The Miracle League is for youths and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Games are played on a rubberized surface that allows players to use wheelchairs and other devices.

All games are played at the Miracle League field behind the Uptown Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta.

Registration is $40 per participant and the deadline to register is March 25. For more information, contact J.D. McCauley at (706) 922-9597 or
jmccauley@thefamilyy.org.

Yellow Jackets to be featured on cable

North Augusta High School’s football program will receive widespread attention this fall when the Yellow Jackets play in front of a cable television audience for the first time.

Athletic director and football coach Dan Pippin said the school finalized a deal to play Valdosta High School on Sept. 1 near Atlanta as part of North Gwinnett High School’s National Football Challenge.

“A lot of it is the fact that we draw well,” Pippin said. “We’ll get a lot of people there. It’s going to be something I hope that gets us over the hump as a program.”

The National Football Challenge is an annual event held at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., and regional cable channel Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast has broadcast its games in the past.

Pippin said 1,000 tickets will be made available to Yellow Jackets fans at a cost of $10 each. Money from ticket sales will go back to the football program.

North Augusta will play two games, including a Week 0 contest against T.L. Hanna, before heading to Atlanta.

The Yellow Jackets have posted a 35-6 record over the last three years with a high-powered offense that averaged more than 36 points per game in 2011.

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