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• The annual Bearden Baseball Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, June 25-28, for ages 10-to-incoming freshmen. Site is Phil Garner Field at BHS. Cost is $75 per player. Participants must bring copy of insurance card. For more information or to sign up, contact BHS head coach Matt Buckner at 865-368-3141.

• Farragut High School Baseball Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4, to Thursday, June 7, FHS’s at John Heatherly Field. Registration is from 8:15 to 9 a.m. June 4. Cost is $70 per camper —$60 if more than one from a family. Instruction by FHS coaches and players. A glove is required — bringing a bat is optional. For more information, call FHS varsity head baseball coach Tommy Pharr at 865-777-4067.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for summer sand volleyball leagues at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. It will include a Competitive Coed League and a Recreational Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players, and an Open Competitive League, with teams consisting of four players. The competitive leagues require a higher skill level and a greater adherence to the rules than the recreational league. Each coed team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. Open Competitive League teams may be all men, all women or any mix of the two. The leagues include six regular season matches and a single elimination post-season tournament. If make-up matches are needed due to inclement weather, they may be played Wednesday evenings. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Thursday, May 24. . Cost is $110 per team for the recreational league and $135 per team for competitive leagues. Payment must be received at the time of registration. Registration forms are available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from the Farragut Branch Post Office, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057.

• Tryouts for Farragut High School freshman baseball begin at 6 p.m., June 6-7 at FHS’s John Heatherly Field. For more info, contact varsity head coach Tommy Pharr at 865-384-8831.

• Concord Park golf course is offering junior golfers a way to get involved with golf in a team format. With team golf, you get to practice and play one day each week. Teams will be formed with no more than five players per team. Adults needed as volunteer team leaders. Sign ups run through May 31. Golfers will be placed on a team and contacted by your team leader by June 4. Practices begin Monday, June 11, and the first match will be Thursday, June 14. Practice and play will continue every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 weeks. Cost is $85 and includes all weekly fees and awards at the end of the season. To register or volunteer, contact Keith McElroy at 865-966-9103.

• Summer Golf Camp at Concord Park Golf Course for ages 6 to 8 runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily June 4-8. Cost is $75 per child. Instructor is Keith McElroy, PGA professional. To register your child, contact McElroy at 865-966-9103.

• Beginner Instructional golf clinics at Concord Park for ages 8 to 17 include a new skill taught each week along with one of The FirstTee 9-Core Values. Games and practice techniques are used to make the learning process fun and easy to follow. Fee is $5 per week. (Each session limited to 20 students). Sessions run from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays June 2, 9, 23, 30; July 7, 14 (No clinics June 16); 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mondays June 4, 11, 18, 25 / July 9, 16 (no clinics July 2). Clinics for juniors ages 5-7 include basic instruction in a clinic format, parental involvement and supervision. Fee is $5 per week. Clinic is from 10:15 to 11 a.m., Saturdays June 2, 9, 23, 30 (no clinic June 16). Limited to 12 students. To sign-up, call 865-966-9103.

• An Open Car & Truck Show in Blount County is set from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Parkway Drive-In Theatre, 2909 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. Registration fee is $20, with registration from 10 a.m. to noon. Trophies go to top-10 finishers, with plaques given to first 100 entries. For early registration, make checks payable to: Paper Sale, and mail to: Ms. Bobbi Moore/P.O. Box 4563/Maryville, TN 37802. For more information, call Moore at 865-661-6658 or Kaye Kennedy at 1-888-884-9540 (toll-free).

• Farragut High School will have volleyball tryouts for the 2007-08 season from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 25, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, in Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium at FHS. For more information, contact head coach David Moore or assistant coach Brendon Cleer at 865-966-9775.

• 2007 Farragut Lady Admiral Softball Camp is scheduled June 4-7 at Bellamy Field (softball field) at FHS. Pre-registration is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at the field. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 8-10 (cost is $65), and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 11-15 (cost is $85. This group should make arrangements for lunch). Required items for camp are cleats, tennis shoes, glove and softball pants or sweat pants (for sliding). Camp will be led by FHS head coach David Moore, who just finished his 18th season at the school, along with assistants Nick Green, Scott Krause and Ray Watson. To register by mail: David Moore/6204 Cate Road/Powell, TN 37849. Make checks payable to David Moore. For more information, call 865-947-5720 or 865-938-6894. Cell phone is 865-274-6257. Certified trainers available for consultation upon request.

• Youth ages 13 and under are invited to the 23rd Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at Anchor Park (11730 Turkey Creek Road) for an afternoon of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. Registration is from 4 to 5 p.m. The first 200 children to register on site will receive a free T-shirt (size is not guaranteed). Town of Farragut will provide the bait (any type may be used) and free refreshments. A limited number of fishing poles will be available for use during the event. Poles will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. The event is free and sponsored by Lovell Heights Barber Shop and town of Farragut. Severe weather make-up rain date is Saturday, June 9 (same times). In case of inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 for status of the event. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

• The 11th Annual West Knox County Lions Club Golf Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Friday, June 8, at Centennial Golf Course, 101 Centennial Boulevard, Oak Ridge. It’s an 18-hole, four player team Select Shot event. Entry fee per player is $80. Lunch will be served before the tournament (price included in entry fee). Each player will get one mulligan (ladies get two), and one free throw. Prizes include a door prize gift bag, cash prizes for first-, second-, and third-place, a longest drive contest, several closest-to-hole contests — and a new car for a hole-in-one. Seniors and ladies will get special tees. You may enter as foursome or as an individual, and will be placed on a team. For an entry form or more information, contact Lion Jim McFarland at 865-925-3334.

 

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