Sports briefs for the week of Jan. 28:



Sign up now for CR half-marathon and 5K


Fitness classes beginning at Pitts Center


Dover Little League registration to be held Feb. 4


Goose hunting season extended


Terry Campus recruiting for softball

Sign up now for CR half-marathon and 5K

    The deadline to register early for the 46th annual Citizens Bank Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon and 5K is Saturday, Jan. 31, with a registration fee of $35 for the half-marathon or $16 for the 5K due.

    Following the deadline, registration fees will increase to $40 through February and $50 after for the half-marathon; and to $20 through February and $25 after for the 5K.

    The run will be held Sunday, March 15, in Wilmington, with proceeds benefiting the American Lung Association in Delaware.

    For more information or to register, call Sue DeNardo at 655-7258, ext. 17.

Fitness classes beginning at Pitts Center

    The city of Dover Parks and Recreation Department will host several fitness classes in February at the John W. Pitts Recreation Center, Dover.

    The classes are:

    Yoga for EVERYbody, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 2 to 25; and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. The class will help participants increase flexibility, strength and balance, while reducing stress and achieving deep relaxation with instructor Marisa Klarich. Participants should bring a mat, water and towel or blanket. The activity fee is $30.

    Hour of Power, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. Hour of Power is a Pilates mat class using core power to focus on utilizing and strengthening abdominal and back muscles. The class is more physically challenging, designed to take participants further than an all-levels practice with instructor Marisa Klarich. Prior core class experience is highly recommended. Participants must wear sneakers and workout attire, and bring a mat, water and a small towel. The activity fee is $35.

    Synthesis, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. The class will be a combination of yoga and Pilates open to participants of all levels with instructor Marisa Klarish. Participants should bring a mat, water, towel/blanket, and a strap or block if needed. The activity fee is $25.

    Mommy and Me Fitness, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. The class is for mothers and their babies, ages 1 to 3, and is an ideal way for a mother to bond with their baby while burning calories, and improving mental and physical health. The class combines strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills, and also includes yoga and abdominal exercises that help improve core strength and recondition muscles that may have weakened from pregnancy. Susan Albanese will instruct the class. The activity fee is $25.

    Pump it Up, 9 to 9:45 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. The class, instructed by Susan Albanese, is packed with power, excitement and a definite challenge, and will leave participants pumped and energized. Participants will experience the benefits of sculpting, toning and fast fat burning for the upper and lower body. After dumbbell work, the class will end with floor work to focus on abs, hips and glutes. The class is for beginners as well as advanced. Participants are asked to bring a mat and dumbbells. The activity fee is $25.

    Restore the Core, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 2 to 25. Restore the Core is a mat class where abdominal muscles, lower back and supporting trunk muscles are conditioned using functional exercises and body resistance. The classical Pilates workout will create leaner, longer muscles, and improve posture and balance. Men, women and teens of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate in the class, instructed by Marisa Klarich. Participants should bring a mat, water and a small towel. The activity fee is $30.

    Interval Cardio Kickboxing, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 2 to 25. The class, instructed by Susan Albanese, helps participants experience the benefits of sculpting, toning and fat burning, and creates an explosive total-body workout that is fun, challenging and adaptable to all fitness levels. Participants should bring an exercise mat and dumbbells. The activity fee is $25.

    Center of Attention, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3 to 26. The class, instructed by Crystal Nagyiski, will strengthen and tone muscles from head to toe, and includes muscle-specific exercises, abdominal work and stretching. Participants should bring dumbbells, a mat and water. The activity fee is $25.

    For more information on any of the programs, call 674-7541 or visit www.cityofdover.com/departments/parks.

Dover Little League registration to be held Feb. 4

    Registration for the 2009 Dover Little League season will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Dover Little League Complex.

    Additional registration times and dates are: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

    Online registration also is available at www.doverll.com for returning players from the 2008 spring season.

    For more information, call 736-1834 or visit www.doverll.com.

Goose hunting season extended

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently published new regulations authorizing the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife to allow expanded hunting methods for harvesting snow geese during the 2008-09 season, as well as creating a Snow Geese Conservation Order that allows hunters to harvest snow geese beyond the established season.

    Beginning Monday, Feb. 2 and continuing through the end of the established season on Monday, March 9, hunters will be able to pursue snow geese using unplugged shotguns and electronic calls.

    From Tuesday, March 10 to Saturday, April 18, under the new order, hunters will be able to pursue snow geese Monday through Saturday using unplugged shotguns and electronic calls. In this period, legal shooting hours have been extended from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset, and daily bag and possession limits have been removed.

    Individuals interested in hunting snow geese after March 9 must obtain a free Snow Goose Conservation Order permit number by registering at www.dehip.com after Sunday, Feb. 1.

    For more information, call 739-9912 or visit www.fw.delaware.gov.

Terry Campus recruiting for softball

    Delaware Technical & Community College is now recruiting women to compete for and join the 2009 Terry Campus Hawks softball team.

    This year, the team will compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association, starting in March.

    If eligible, participating athletes could benefit from multiple scholarship opportunities. All participants receive access to the college’s career-specific associate degree programs, tutoring services, wellness center and more.

    If interested or for more information, call John Covelski, Terry Campus athletic director, at 857-1024.