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• The YMCA East Tennessee Dolphins, our region’s only year round synchronized swim team, are conducting programs designed to introduce children to the sport of synchronized swimming. Activities are scheduled for several Knoxville locations, including the YMCA’s Cansler and West Side facilities. The Summer In Synch program is an official program of United States Synchronized Swimming and is designed for girls and boys who already know how to swim but are looking for new ways to show off their creativity in the water. Synchronized swimmers combine their swimming talents with gymnastic and dance movements to perform choreographed routines set to music. Summer In Synch activities also include introductory skill development, partner activities and relay races. For more information or to inquire about setting up a Summer In Synch program or demonstration at your pool contact Rachael Keihl at 637-YMCA (9622).

• Farragut High School girls still wish to try out for the FHS softball team have one more chance, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., today, Thursday, Aug. 10, at the home of the Diamond Lady Admirals, Bellamy Field. Players need to bring all necessary equipment.

• Sign-ups for the Farragut Baseball, Inc. fall season have begun and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 12. To obtain a form, you can go to Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike in Farragut Towne Square or download the forms by going to and looking under the “handouts” section. Games will begin after Labor Day. The 10-game season ends in late October.

• Loudon County Habitat for Humanity will host a golf tournament Friday, Sept. 8, at Tanasi Golf Course in Tellico Village. The event will be a four-player scramble with handicap, and is open to mixed- or single-gender teams. The $300 team entry fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in Loudon County. A team registration form is available on the Loudon County Habitat Web site at, or by calling Larry Butcher at 865-458-8941 or Suzi Dale at 865-408-9977. Sponsorships are also available.

• The annual Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Kick Off Classic in Neyland Stadium begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11. The first west side team to play will be Webb School, who faces Halls in the fourth quarter. Following halftime competitions, which include kickoff, punt, pass, and 50-yard dash races by interior linemen and backs/receivers, Knoxville Catholic battles Central followed by Bearden versus Fulton, Farragut against South-Doyle and Christian Academy of Knoxville versus King’s Academy.


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