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Father Lopez's A.J. McFarland sets discus record, takes first place

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Also: Registration underway for Ormond Beach's youth volleyball league.

BY ANDREW O'BRIEN | SPORTS EDITOR

Father Lopez discus slinger A.J. McFarland set the meet record on Friday in the 10th-annual East Coast Classic track-and-field meet, held at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

McFarland’s hurl of 165 feet, 3 inches, was enough to take first place by almost 8 inches. The previous record was 119 feet, 9 inches, set by Dustin Bowens.

It was also a personal best for McFarland, eclipsing his previous record of 155 feet, 5 inches. He finished 10th in the shot put, with 40 feet, 5.5 inches.

Earlier this month, McFarland signed his letter of intent to the University of Florida.

Serve it up: Ormond Beach announces youth volleyball league

The city of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department is currently holding registration for its spring youth volleyball league for ages 9-16 (age as of Sept. 1, 2013).

Cost is $44 for Ormond Beach residents (proof of residency required) and $66 for nonresidents. Registration will take place at the registration office at 399 N. U.S. 1. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

Practices, training and games will be held twice a week. The program will be separated by age and ability. Times will be 5:30 p.m. for younger and/or inexperienced players, and 7 p.m. for older and experienced players.

All players are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. on the first day, which will be March 10. Days of the week will be Mondays and Tuesdays. Nothing will be held during Spring Break (March 24-28).

Practices, training and games will be held at the Nova Community Center Gymnasium. The league will be March 10 through May 6.

For more, contact Gerry Pitchford, athletic supervisor, at 676-3280, or email [email protected].

For registration information, call 676-3250.

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