LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Registration for indoor soccer begins

CONYERS -- Registration is now open for RYSA's winter 2012-13 indoor soccer season. Players have a chance to register from now until Nov. 16 at midnight as leagues are forming from under-6 through under-19, three versus three academy league, coed recreation divisions and competitive divisions to include high school teams.

The registration fee is $85 and after Nov. 16 players will have to pay a wait list registration fee of $100. The season begins Dec. 7 and runs through Feb. 17.First-ever Casino Night upcomingThe first-ever Casino Night is coming to the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association Nov. 9. RYSA will sponsor the event at Creolaise Ballroom and Bistro in Conyers to try to raise funds for lights for the playing fields and a patio/picnic area at the concession stand.

The cost of each ticket is $40, which includes food, $5,000 in gaming chips and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m.Basketball season gets going soonThe high school basketball season in Rockdale County is right around the corner as all six teams have full schedules ahead. The Rockdale girls and boys teams open the year at Stephenson in a Friday night doubleheader Nov. 16, the same night the Salem basketball teams, both looking to return to the state tournament for the second consecutive season open at home against Meadowcreek. The Heritage teams open at Cedar Shoals Nov. 30.