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• Ryan Radcliffe, a freshman soccer midfielder at Maryville College and former Bearden High School standout, was recently named Men’s Soccer Player of the Week in the Great South Athletic Conference. Radcliffe led the Scots to a GSAC victory against Piedmont in its only game of the week. He scored the game-winner and assisted on Maryville’s other score in the 2-1 win. Radcliffe leads Maryville in scoring with three goals and seven points for the season.

• University of Richmond freshman soccer player Jake Russell, a former Farragut High School standout, was named Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week after recording three points in two games recently. Russell scored his first career goal as the game winner on a header with one second left in the first overtime to give the Spiders a 1-0 victory versus previously undefeated Binghamton in the UR Nike Challenge Cup. Richmond sophomore Jordan Evans had ripped a shot off the crossbar and Russell was there to head in the rebound just before time expired. Russell has a point in each of the last three games with one goal and two assists.

• Tennessee Middle School Golf Association Adult/Junior Two Man Scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Three Ridges Golf Course. One adult and one junior (age 16-and-under) make up the teams. Age divisions are 14-and-under and 15-16. Format is two closest to the pin for juniors and two closest to the pin for adults. Long drive for adults juniors (mulligans-throws-reds). Flight depends on number of entries. Ten teams per flight. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information, call David Sherrod at 865-851-7775 or 865-621-3262, or Three Ridges Golf Course at 865-687-4797. E-mail Sherrod at dsherrod@tmsga.org Entry deadline is Oct. 8.

• Paideia Academy will host its second annual “Run for the Classics” 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pellissippi Community Trails, across from J. Goins Building on the main Pellissippi campus. Participants will enjoy autumn leaves and crisp air in this beautiful setting surrounded by woods and a lake with fountains.The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m., with the 1-mile fun walk kicking off at 9:05. Race-day registration will open at 8 a.m. Travis and Tish Morin are coordinating the race for the school. Knoxville Track Club will be officiating. Pre-registration fees are $20 for an individual or $70 for a team of four (plus $15 per additional teammate) for either event. After Oct. 1, fees are $25 per person or $85 per team ($20 per additional teammate). Registration forms are available at The Runner’s Market, New Balance, YMCA Farragut and West Side branches, or the school office. Free commemorative T-shirts will be given to all entrants who register before Oct. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall runner, as well as the first-place male and first-place female. Paideia Academy is still soliciting sponsors for this year’s event. If you would like to become one of the event partners, please contact the school office. All proceeds go to Paideia Academy’s scholarship fund, which provides need-based financial assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to attend the school. In the three years that Paideia Academy has been in operation, more than $85,000 in scholarships has been provided to Knoxville area families in need of tuition assistance. For more information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit the Web site at PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• October TTA hikes are set for Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. Hike the Frozen Head Oct. 6, Cumberland Trail, Frozen Head Segment. Group will explore Frozen Head State Park/Natural Area Trails, including the route the Cumberland Trail takes through the park along Bird Mountain Trail. There are several options for loops in the park; group will cover about 10 miles. Meet at 9 a.m. at Cracker Barrel at the Campbell Station Road exit off I-40 in Farragut. From there, groups will carpool for about an hour drive. Anyone wanting to eat breakfast should meet at 8 a.m. For more info and to register, contact Russ Manning at 865-257-0427 (cell) or, e-mail: russmanning@charter.net Oct. 20 features Mount Cammerer lookout via Low Gap and the AT in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hike begins with a 2.9-mile 2,000 foot climb on the Low Gap Trail out of Cosby to the intersection with the AT. From there they’ll head east on the AT for 2.1 miles and an additional climb of 700 feet. A short walk of .6 mile on Mount Cammerer will brings you to the tower. On a clear day, the tower provides some of the best views in the Smokies. If the timing is right hikers will be able to enjoy fall colors. After lunch they’ll retrace their steps back to the trailhead. The hike is 11.2 miles round-trip and rated difficult. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water for the trip. The group will meet in the hikers parking lot just below the Cosby campground at 8:30 a.m. Contact Bob Uhren at 865-748-9227 or snowcap34@hotmail.com for more information.

• Swimming for Smiles, a golf tournament to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and Locks of Love charities, will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 10 a.m. Format is 4-player scramble. Cost is $600 per team (includes breakfast, lunch, greens fees, golf cart and prize entry). For more information, call 865-591-8801 to register a team or to become a sponsor. Deadline to register a team is Sept. 30. Part Two of the event involves free haircuts and styles for anyone wishing to donate 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love charities. Donations will be taken at Salon Christopher in the shopping center next to Gettysvue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact the salon directly at 865-691-7912 to schedule an appointment, specifying it is for the Locks of Love event.

• Only 250 tickets will be sold for the Farragut High School Football Booster Club Benefit Evening, where one lucky ticket-holder will win the grand prize of $5,000. The Benefit Evening begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at Fox Den Country Club. The ticket price of $100 includes dinner for two, raffle, auction, door prizes, music and dancing. The Admirals’ varsity football team has a bye on that date, so come to the benefit and support the team. Buy tickets online at www.farragutfootball.com or call Heather Schoonmaker at 865-675-6625.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its Second Annual ES “5” K Run and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13. The 5K run and one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cove Subdivision directly behind Pinnacle 18 Regal Cinemas in Turkey Creek. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance. To register, pick up forms at either location of the Runner’s Market or New Balance athletic stores or at the school. Or, you can register online at www.active.com. Registration on race day begins at 7:45 a.m. at the starting point, and costs $25. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner, first-place male and first-place female. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit the Web site at www.esknoxville.org.

• Join Farragut Family YMCA Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road for the Third Annual YMCA “Can You Dig It?” Volleyball Tournament. It is 6-on-6 coed play that requires two females on the court at all times. All participants must be 16 years old to participate. Space is limited to the first 16 teams that register. Teams may participate either in the recreation or competitive division. Teams that register prior to Sept. 17 contribute $150; otherwise it will be $200 per team. Register at the Farragut Family YMCA at 10709 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

• Tee it up for the 19th Annual Town of Farragut Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 2, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club, Lenoir City, two miles west of Farragut off Highway 70 West. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration cost is $65 per player, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and entry in prize drawings. Bring a foursome or pair, or be paired with others. Deadline to register and pay is Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• Maryville College Women’s Basketball head coach Jeff Pardue invites the public to its inaugural golf tournament hosted by Royal Oaks Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 29. Coach Pardue, his staff, and his team are raising funds for their West Coast road trip to Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore. this winter. The tournament will be a three-person team, scramble format. A complimentary lunch and registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. To register your team and support the Maryville College Lady Scots, call Pardue at 865-981-8291.

 

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