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• Kansas City Youth Basketball Association will host several girls and boys tournaments for the 2017-18 season. To register for these tournaments, visit the website www.kansascityfuture.com and click on the tournament page.
• The Independence Horseshoe Club meets at McCoy Park (U.S. 24 and Spring Street) 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. Open to all ages and skill levels. Each thrower has a partner and pitches two 50-shoe games. All games are 90 percent handicap. Cost of a NHPA sanction card is $36 per year. League membership is $10 per year. Cadets (age 12 and younger) pitch at 20 feet); juniors (18 and younger), women and men age 70 and older at 30 feet; and all others at 40 feet. For more information, contact Alvin Gwinn at 816-806-1726 or Nancy Gunter at 816-694-1800 or call 816-325-7999 (option No. 5) for information about what is going in the league.
• Independence Girls Softball Association is currently taking registrations for the 2018 youth season at Adair Park. T-ball (ages 5-6) and Coach Pitch (8U) through Division 5 (18U) will begin April 30. T-ball will run through the third week of June. Coach Pitch through Division 5 will run through the end of June. Cost is $60 per player for T-ball, which will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings. Cost is $80 per player for Coach Pitch through Division 5, which will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings. Blastball (ages 3-4) costs $40 and will be played on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (dates are not yet determined). A family fee of $100 applies only to sisters living at the same address. All players are required to fundraise or pay a $35 buyout fee, which must be submitted at the time of registration. A women’s 18 and over league will also be offered. To register, visit www.igsasoftball.com and click on the “registration info” tab near the top.