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• The Town of Farragut recognizes champions in its fall sand volleyball season, which concluded with tournaments in its three divisions – competitive, recreational and open – at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road the week of Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Reigning tournament champions for the fall leagues include Competitive League tourney champ, Mikasa ain’t yo Casa: (players) Lettie Andrade de La Torre, Thomas Bailey, Andi Comfort, Kathy Hack, Ryan Huml, Brian Jansma, Scott Reichen and Jose Salas. Recreational League tourney champ, Over the Net: Laura Abbott, Sonny Bailey, Jeff Dahoda, Bentley Day, Greg Diamico, Joan Ewers, Cody Maupin, Rhonda Maupin, Richard McKee, Julie Moore and Hilary Salas. Open League (4-person) tourney champ, Spider Pigs: Thomas Bailey, James Bobo, John Elliot, Brian Jansma, Dustin May and Scott Reichen. The Town also acknowledged the following teams for finishing as league champs: Competitive League champion, Arm & Hammer: Brett Blanchard, Jim Burnham, Lei-rona Ganancial, Raimund Ganancial, Brian Glandon, Dan Kern, Adam Kirthlink, Ashley Rutherford and Esther Wallace. Recreational League champion, Wannabes. Players are Brian Bischoff, Dawn Bischoff, David Bowman, David Hindenlang, Daniel Parker, Kelley Perkins, Suzanne Rondinone, Gretchen Sutch, Rod Sutch, Greg Sylvester and Jenny Xu. Open League (4-person) champion, Spider Pigs: Thomas Bailey, James Bobo, John Elliott, Brian Jansma, Dustin May and Scott Reichen. Farragut’s sand volleyball leagues annually include six league games and a final tournament and award a league and a tournament champion in each division. The 2008 spring season will begin the second week of April and will kick-off with the “Break the Chill” Tournament in March (more information to be released in early 2008). Registration for all three seasons – spring, summer and fall – will begin the first week of March. For more information, contact Ben Darnell, Athletic and Park Coordinator, at 865-966-7057 or

• Alex Ward, Webb sophomore swimmer, recently was awarded a spot at the National Select Camp Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., October 11-14. The camp is comprised of the two best available and eligible athletes in each event and IMX scores from all over the United States. Ward swims for Pilot Aquatic Club-Knoxville and specializes in the 100-butterfly. Last year, Alex earned All-American honors at the Tennessee State High School Swimming and Diving Championship in both the men’s 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, and helped lead the Spartan swimming and diving team to a runner-up finish. At the National Select Camp, swimmers and coaches are exposed to a variety of training and educational experiences, and the camp is often a springboard for future National Team qualifiers. Pilot swimmers who have participated in the Select Camp over the years include Olympian Julia Stowers, World Championship Team member and Webb Class of 2002 alumnus Davis Tarwater, and current National Junior Team member A.J. Tipton.

• Adult/Junior Team Championship at Concord Park Golf Course is Saturday, Oct. 13. Tee times begin at 3 p.m. Entry Fee is $40 per team and includes food after the round. Format is one adult, one junior for a 9-hole scramble. Divisions are Juniors 7-and-under, Boys 8-10, Boys 11-15 and Girls 8 -14. Entry Deadline is Oct. 9. To sign up, call 865-966-9103.

• Fall Break Golf Camp is a three-day golf camp at Concord Park Golf Course beginning Monday, Oct. 22, through Wednesday, Oct. 24 for ages 8-14. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Cost is $115 per child. To register, call 865-966-9103.

• Knoxville Rowing Association presents the 32nd “Head of the Tennessee,” to be held on a three-mile stretch of Fort Loudoun Lake beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. “Head of the Tennessee” is the oldest fall rowing event of its kind in the South and third oldest in the United States, drawing about 2,000 rowers and as many spectators from across the country. “Head of the Tennessee” features a winding 5,000-meter course that begins at the “Buck” Karnes (Alcoa Highway) bridge and finishes at the western end of Sequoyah Park. Racing entry fees apply, but admission is free for spectators. Races are grouped by skill level, age group, and classification of boats, known as shells. For more information about “The Head of the Tennessee” or the KRA, call hotline at 865-633-9214 or visit Web site at

• The 4th Annual tennis event “Serve One Another” is a mixed doubles tournament and pre-play party at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club, 701 Racquet Club Way in West Knoxville, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Exhibition play and evening social, 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, for anyone who enjoys a great party – tennis not required. Tournament registration forms and pre-play party admission tickets available by calling 865-254-4028. Tournament and pre-play party is $50 per person. Pre-play party only is $35 per adult, $10 for ages 12-and-under.

• 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. Pre-registration 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. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall runner, as well as the first-place male and first-place female. If you would like to become one of the event partners, contact the school office. All proceeds go to Paideia Academy’s scholarship fund. For more information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit the Web site at

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes Presents The 2007 TeamFCA Fall Fund-raising Banquet beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Featured speaker will be Tom Osborne, legendary former Nebraska head football coach with three national titles. Osborne is former a Nebraska representative in the US House of Representatives. Anyone interested in being a table host or corporate sponsor, call 865-524-6076 for more information.

• An October TTA hike is set for Oct. 20 at the 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 brings you to the tower. 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. 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 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 become a sponsor. 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.

• 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 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


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