The heat is on for local sports and recreation activities
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Those taking part in golf, water sports or other outdoor activities are advised to take precautions to avoid becoming overheated and to guard against exposure to sunlight.

Most local organized sports are unaffected by the heat wave. The annual "dead period," during which no practice, workouts or contact between coaches and players is permitted, began June 25 and runs through July 9.

Post 236 American Legion baseball is canceled for the weekend. The junior team was to have played in a tournament in Murray Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The junior team has no more games scheduled before the state tournament, scheduled for July 19-22 at Mike Miller Park in Draffenville.

The senior team's games against Charleston, Mo., Tuesday and at Owensboro Post 9 Saturday are still on as scheduled.

In auto racing, in addition to the NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway in the northern part of the state, the UMP Summer Nationals dirt late model tour comes to Paducah International Raceway tonight.

Benton's Tanner English and his father, Terry, finished 10th and 12th in Thursday night's Summer Nationals event at Clayhill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tenn., with Mayfield driver Randy Sellars taking 11th.

The Summer Nationals is a series of 29 races in 32 days in eight states. Tonight's race at Paducah is the highest-paying feature on the tour, with $12,000 going to the winner.
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