Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
By The The Tribune-Review
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002
The University of Pittsburgh Diamond Baseball Clinics will be holding their Pitching and Hitting Academy in December. For more information, call (412) 648-3825 or (412) 648-8238.
There will be a Power Baseball Hitting Camp with Florida Marlins scout David Rettig, Tampa Bay scout Scott Grinder and Independent Scouting Bureau general manager Claudio Resilino for players ages 8-18 from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena in Harmerville, Pa. For more information, call (724) 453-1400.
Pittsburgh Tigers organization is looking for players 13 and under. Contact (412) 512-2422.
The14-under Pittsburgh Tigers traveling baseball team will be holding a tryout Dec. 14 for the 2003 baseball season. For more information, call (412) 884-2175.
Pittsburgh Baketball Club will play host to a boys fourth through sixth grade holiday tournament at La Roche College from Dec. 20-23. For more information, call (412) 859-9015.
Pittsburgh Basketball Club/Montour Youth Basketball will play host to tournaments for boys fifth- and sixth-grade teams in mid-February. For more information, call (412) 403-9086.
Aquinas Academy in Greensburg will be holding their fourth annual Holiday Hoops Festival for fifth and sixth grade teams Dec. 6-8 and for seventh and eighth grade teams from Dec. 13-15. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information, contact Dan Mahoney at (724) 834-7940.
Citiparks/Ammon and Pittsburgh Hoops Classic are recruiting coaches and players for a winter Saturday league at the Ammon Recreation Center. Players 13 and under and 15 and under are eligible. For more information, contact Clarence at (412) 255-2501.
The Pittsburgh Passion women's football team of the National Women's Football League is looking for assistant coaches. Anyone interested can call Michelle at (724) 452-9395.
The Allegheny county Department of Public Works, Parks Division announces that the 2002-2003 Winter Golf Season at the North and South Park courses begins Dec. 1 and runs through March 10, weather permitting. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For specific course information, call the North Park Golf Course at (724) 935-1967 or South Park Golf Course at (412) 835-3545.
The PA Amateur Hockey League is looking for Squirt AA level players (92-93). For information, contact John at (412) 292-7084.
Underwater Hockey has begun at Pine-Richland High School Pool at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the pool in Pine Township. The game is open to all ages and abilities and is played with a mask, snorkel and fins on the bottom of the deep end. Cost is $3 each night. The games will be played every Tuesday through July 2003. For further information, call Deb Ramage at (724) 776-2305 or e-mail at email@example.com
Three Rivers Inline Hockey is accepting applications for ages 5 through 18 for its winter session that begins in January. Please call (412) 441-3376.
The Golden Triangle Double Header League is looking for softball teams to compete in its fall season. Cash prizes will be awarded, and there is no uniform required to play. For more information, call Bill at (412) 343-1647.
The Western Area YMCA is now accepting registration for adult clinics for the indoor tennis season. The Western Area YMCA offers group practice and play sessions, and schedules are flexible. For more information, call (412) 787-YMCA.
PTR Certified Tennis pro Tom Fleming will hold junior clinics which consist of three skill levels and run for seven weeks according to the following schedule: beginners: Mondays, 6-7 p.m., starting Dec. 9. Cost $59.50; pre-intermediates: Saturdays 1-2:30 p.m., beginning Dec. 21. Cost: $89.25. Students must be able to rally at a slow pace. Intermediate/Advanced: Saturdays 2:30-4 p.m., starting Dec. 21. Cost: 89.25. Register now, advanced class is limited to 12 students. All participants must be YMCA members. Call Fleming at (412) 928-8241 for placement or for private lessons. Call the YMCA at (412) 787-9622 to register for clinics.
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