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• Finishing as the top two girls teams in Region 2-A/AA, Knoxville Catholic, champion at 24 points, and third-place Christian Academy of Knoxville placed seven of the top 10, including the champ, during the annual region meet at Victor Ashe Park Thursday, Oct. 26. The Lady Irish were led by champion Jace Howanitz of KCHS (21:09.24). Others were Ashley West (second), Stephanie Windle (fourth), Lauren Jacobi (eighth) and Madison Fox (ninth) of KCHS, and Hali Ford (third) and Hannah Foster (fifth) of third-place CAK (88).

• Christian Academy of Knoxville dominated the top-10 and won the Region A/AA cross country championship at Victor Ashe Park, Thursday, Oct. 26, led by champion Derrick Thomas (17:25.09). Other top Warriors were Jay Meservy (fourth), Andrew McNeill (eighth) and Taylor Oakley (ninth). Knoxville Catholic, which finished second, was led by Gideon Wilson (third).

• Wes Roach, senior Division II state champion golfer at Webb School, has been named a second-team Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association Tuesday, joining an esteemed collection of current and former top-level junior golfers from around the world. Roach, 17, the No. 16-ranked junior in the final Polo Golf Rankings of 2006, finished in the top 10 in each of the four AJGA events in which he competed this season. Over Easter weekend, Roach tied for third at the Mizuno Junior at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga., and was runner-up at the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic by one stroke after carding rounds of 64-68-70—202. He made a strong run at the HP Boys Junior Championship at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, with rounds of 69-78-71-70—288 to tie for eighth. Roach has seven career top-10 finishes.

• Behind the efforts of Haseeb Rahman and Amber Zimmerman, Webb School of Knoxville swept individual honors during the Division II East Region cross country meet in Chattanooga Friday, Oct. 27. Rahman won is 16:41, leading the Spartans to a third-place finish. Zimmerman won in 19:13, and was tops among five Webb girls finishing in the top 10 as the Lady Spartans were second. Lauren Sampson (third), Grace Ding (seventh), Anjali Bisaria (eighth) and Elle Brewer (10th).

• Six members of Webb School’s girls soccer team earned All-region honors in Division II East: junior defender Kara Chase, sophomore defender Eliza Dawson and freshmen Greta Jochmann and Devon Meske, midfielders, and forwards Grace Milner and Katie Proud.

• Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area deer hunts for the 2006 season will be held the weekends of Nov, 11-12, Dec, 2-3 and Dec. 16-17. These are "by permit only" hunts; all 2006 permits have been issued to the selected hunters by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The hunts include both shotgun-muzzleloader and archery hunting. Certain areas are open to archery hunting only. Permitted hunters are allowed in designated hunting areas from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Three hunter-scouting days are associated with these hunts. Dates for the scouting days are Nov. 4, Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. Permitted hunters are allowed to scout from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on these days without any firearms or archery equipment. Questions about the hunts may be directed to Neil Giffen (865-241-9421), Oak Ridge Reservation wildlife management coordinator, or Jim Evans (865-719-1027), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife manager. Hunting information, including a map of hunting areas, is available online at

• The third annual Hammers and Racquets tennis event, to benefit Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, will be held Nov. 11 at the Knoxville Racquet Club. The event will have a celebrity doubles match featuring Knoxville natives Chris Woodruff and Ben Testerman. There will also be team match play consisting of 10 teams of eight players. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The celebrity doubles match will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and team match play starts at 10 a.m. Registration forms for team match play are available at the Knoxville Racquet Club or call Jenny Kitts, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, at 865-523-3539. Entry fee is $75 per player, $70 of which is a tax-deductible donation to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. For more information call 865-523-3539 or visit the Web site at

• Farragut Baseball, Inc. would like to let all prospective travel league coaches for Spring 2007 know that the process for approving travel teams and their coaches has been revamped. Beginning with the Spring 2007 season, a screening committee will review all travel coaching applications. Ultimately, the league board will approve all travel league applicants before those coaches are admitted into the league. This was supposed to be the case in past years but has not occurred. With this step, the league is rededicating itself to its own set of procedures while updating the application process. Applications will be available at Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike, by mid-November. You may also download travel applications via the Web site at Completed applications must be returned to the league by Dec. 31. The committee will review the applications in January and may meet individually with selected coaches. For more information, call Jeff Gary, league president, at 865-556-5013 or by email at

• Pre-registration sign-ups for Spring 2007 CBFO Volleyball is Saturday Nov. 11 and Sunday Nov. 12 in the Farragut Middle School gym. Spring season will feature girls third-grade to high school senior, and boys sixth- to ninth-grade. Registrations will also be available after Dec. 1 at Pak Mail in Farragut Towne Square.


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