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• The Farragut Middle School junior varsity baseball team completed the regular season undefeated in league play to win the Sportspark Middle School League championship with a perfect 10-0 record. The League consists of mostly Middle School JV teams from Knox and Anderson counties. Team members are Jordan Newby, Scott Miller, Austin Simcox, Braden Urevick, Matthew Ford, Cameron Yoho, Dalton Brown, Carter Chain, Austin Manhardt, Garret Bowdle, Kyle Fulton, Russell Cox, Brett Dockery, Blake Williams and Cody Rule.

• A baseball tournament for high school summer teams and 15-to-18-year-old summer teams is set May 24-27 and May 31-June 3 at Christian Academy of Knoxville High School. Format is four-game round-robin. Entry fee is $350. For more information, call 865-603-5368.

• Celebrate Your Life…Run! 5K race beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6. Girls ages 8-12, along with their families, friends and the general public are invited to participate in the race at Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Road in Northwest Knoxville. The unique non-competitive race’s goal is not for girls to finish first but rather to encourage a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect. Entry fee is $15 for adults and children who pre-register online at the Girls on the Run Web site at On the day of the race, registration will be $20 for everyone. Girls on the Run is a unique 12-week learning program for girls in grades 3-5. Certified instructors combine training for a 5K run/walk event with a psychology-based curriculum designed to teach specific social and character development skills. Workouts and warm-ups are designed to build character and enhance self-esteem. For more information about the Celebrate Your Life…Run! Girls on the Run 5K Race, call Girls on the Run at 865-712-9979 or visit

• Golfers can help the students of Pellissippi State Technical Community College and enjoy themselves at the same time when they tee off for the “Swing Big for Students” Golf Tournament May 1 at Egwani Farms in Rockford. Sponsored by the college and the Pellissippi State Foundation, the fund-raising event is an 18-hole tourney with a shotgun-scramble start. Golfers have their choice of an 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. tee-off. Individual registration is $90, and registration for a team of four is $360. Registration fee covers 18 holes of golf, access to a cart and the driving range, snacks, lunch and eligibility for prizes. Organizers ask that registration be completed by April 27. Supporters have several ways to get involved in the fund-raising tournament in addition to playing: become an event sponsor. Several levels of sponsorship are still available. Proceeds support special educational and cultural activities as well as ongoing operational expenses. For more information or to register, contact the Pellissippi State Foundation at 865-694-6528 or e-mail them at:

• Join U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn) as he serves as guest of honor at the second annual T Up for Trauma golf tournament Saturday, May 5 at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford near McGhee -Tyson Airport. The tournament will raise money to enhance the care for trauma victims at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. The tournament, which includes breakfast, lunch and a silent auction for golfers to enjoy, is presented by University General Surgeons, P.C., along with Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, P.C. The Benefits Group and First Tennessee. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $175 per person or $600 per foursome. To register, call Jolyne Thoreson, tournament coordinator, at 865-680-9432. The inaugural T Up for Trauma Golf tournament in 2006 raised more than $15,000. For more information about the University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at

• A fun-filled day of free golf activities will be held during PGA Play Golf America Day at the Fairways & Greens Golf Center in Knoxville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28. The event is designed to provide free expert instruction to golfers of all ages and skill levels, introduce new golfers to the game and provide equipment testing from the best brands in golf today. Toyota TGA Junior Tour will conduct a Rules Seminar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the par 3 course. The tour is open to all abilities from the ages of 4 to 18. For more information, call the club at 865-777-4653.

• A dedication ceremony for the port side anchor from de-commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer USS Farragut DLG6/DDG37 — located at Farragut High School’s Bill Clabo Field inside the east entrance gate since fall 2006 — will be held there beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, May 4. The public is invited. Various dignitaries and local officials are expected.


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