Summer ball forms are ready.

SUMMER BALL FORMS READY. The Ludlow Lions summer ball program is accepting applications now for all its age groups. The age groups for baseball and softball are tee ball 4-6, machine pitch 7-8, 10 and under, 13 and under, 18 and under.

The deadline for the forms is no later than March 30. You may request a form by emailing Marj Locker at malocker@hotmail.com. You may also request a form by contact through Facebook.

UMPIRES NEEDED. If you are interested in umpiring for the Ludlow Lions in May and June (weeknights only) please contact Marj. Those who wish to coach may indicate that on the registration form.

FIELD TAKES HIT. Some strong winds and mushy weather took a toll on the Ludlow Lions ball

field batting cage this winter. The old wooden frame finally couldn’t take it anymore and the center beam collapsed. Previously the Lions had sought funding through grants to replace the batting cage, but those did not come through. So, the club will create a Gofundme account to try and raise enough money to build a new frame and put it in a cement base. Supplemental funding will come from the Lions gun raffle ticket sales.

GUN RAFFLE TICKETS. The Ludlow Lions are presently selling their gun raffle tickets. This is their main fundraiser. The tickets are $20 each or six for $100. In July and for the next 11 months, the Lions will give away a gun a month. If you don’t want the gun you can take cash. Your ticket(s) remains in the drawings for all 12 months, even if you win! If interested in purchasing please contact any Lion or Marj Locker via email or Facebook!

POKER TOURNAMENT. The Ludlow Lions will host a benefit poker tournament on Feb. 29 at Blackwater Restaurant in Chillicothe. Begins at 4 p.m.,, the buy-in is $50 and there will be door prizes!

SOUTHWEST COURTWARMING. The Southwest girls raised their record to 7-10 as they started off Courtwarming night with a big win over the visitors from South Harrison, 53-36. The boys’ game ended up with a Wildcat defeat 50-54, which set their season record to 12-5.

After the games the Courtwarming royalty were crowned. The king is Bryce Wolf and the queen is Rachel Holt.

This week the CLAA tournament is being played at Tina-Avalon school and the boy’s bracket should provide some interesting games! Hale/Bosworth and Southwest are tied in the conference at 7-1 and should face each other (should seedings hold) on Thursday. On Feb. 19 the two teams will face each other to determine the regular-season standings.

FOIL, BALLONS AND RIBBON. The three ingredients for Southwest senior FCCLA fashionista Julian Hughes’ contest entry this year are foil, balloons and ribbon. In the repurpose and redesign category competition region 2 contest (representing Chillicothe), Julian received a second-place gold for her unique jacket, which advanced her to the state contest.

The jacket is pink, orange and yellow, which in itself demands attention. The arms are gold foil and ribbon and the bodice is made up of layers of uninflated latex balloons. Last year Miss Hughes made it all the way to the national event with her creation. Good luck Julian!