By KAROLYN GEPHART
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas scheduled in Pearland will begin Jan. 18. The 3-day event, patterned after the Olympic Games, is a sports festival for Texas amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Amateur athletes will compete in their sport of choice with 14 different sports categories held throughout the city. Registration is still open in many of the categories.
Archery will take place Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Berry Miller Junior High at 3301 Manvel Rd. in Pearland. Entry fee is $45 for adults and $40 for 18 and under. Registration deadline is Jan. 17 at midnight. Registration link is http://www.pearlandarcheryclub.com/taaf-games.html.
Youth Basketball will be played Jan. 19 at Berry Miller Junior High, Pearland Junior High East at 2337 N. Galveston, Rogers Middle School at 3121 Manvel Rd., and Sablatura Middle School at 2201 N. Galveston Rd. Entry fee is $230 and spectator fees are $12 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Registration link is https://basketball.tournamentconnect.stacksports.com/events/register/tournaments/provider/pts. Deadline to register is Jan. 16.
Adult Basketball will be played Jan. 19-20 and will be played at Pearland Junior High West at 2337 N. Galveston Ave. Team entry fee is $250 per team. Registration deadline is Jan. 15. Register at https://www.gusleagues.com/taaf.
Adult 8 on 8 Football and Adult 7 on 7 will both be played Jan. 19-20 at Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch at 13050 Shadow Creek Parkway. Team entry fee is $300. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. To register, go to http://www.txgridiron.com.
Gymnastic events will run Jan. 18-20 at Pearland Parks and Rec Center at 4141 Bailey Rd. Registration has closed for this event. Spectator admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Golf will be played at Pearland Golf Club at 3123 Flower Field Lane Jan. 19-20. Registration ends Jan. 14 at noon. Register at Pearlandgolfclub.com. Entry fees are $50 for 9-hoe, $60 for 18-hole Jr. with no cart and $90 with cart.
Adult Coed Kickball will be played Jan. 19 at Centennial Park on softball fields 5 and 6 at 3219 McLean Rd. Team fee is $200. Register at https://www.gusleagues.com/taaf and the deadline is Jan. 15.
Youth Lacrosse will take place Jan. 19-20 at Glenda Dawson High School at 2050 Cullen Blvd. Registration deadline has passed.
Martial Arts will take place Jan. 19 at Eternal Martial Arts at 10223 Broadway St. Suite N. Registration deadline is Jan. 15 and entry fee is $29. To register, go to https://eternalma.com/SocialSite/Product.
Pickleball is scheduled for Jan. 19-21 at Pearland Junior High South at 4719 Bailey Rd. Age groups start at 19 and go to 70-plus. Registration deadline is Jan. 12 and entry fee is $25 plus $10 for each additional event. Register at http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=2542.
Powerlifting will take place Jan. 20 at Hilton Garden Inn at 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy. Registration dates have passed. Spectator admission is $10.
Soccer competition will be Jan. 18-20 at Hickory Slough Sportsplex at 7600 Hughes Ranch Rd. Entry fee is $200 to $450. Registration deadline is Jan. 11. Register at https://www.pearlandsoccer.org/tournaments.html.
Softball will be played Jan. 19-20 at the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch. Entry fee is $250 plus $20 due at the plate. Registration deadline is Jan. 10. Register at http://www.txgridiron.com/home.
Swimming events are planned for Jan. 19 with boys’ events in the morning and girls’ events in the afternoon at the Recreation Center and Natatorium at 4141 Bailey Rd. Registration deadline has passed.
Adaptive Archery will take place Jan. 19-20 at Berry Miller Junior High. Entry fee is $40 for players 18 and under and $45 for adults. Registration ends Jan. 17 at midnight. Register at http://www.pearlandarcheryclub.com/taaf-games.html.