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• Farragut Highi School will host the St. Mary’s Health Systems High School Tip-Off Classic second-round action Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tickets are $10 at the gate, $8 in advance. Periods begin at 5:30 p.m. with Karns-Catholic girls followed by the KHS-KCHS boys. then Halls-Fulton girls and boys, Webb-Farragut girls and boys and South-Doyle-Powell girls and boys.

• Sara Ham, former Farragut Lady Admiral soccer standout, and Pua Coffman, ex-Bearden Lady SoccerDawg standout, have been two important components of a King College women's soccer team that won the regular season Appalachian Athletic Conference title — a first for the Bristol-based school (18-3-1 record). King has earned an NAIA championship tournament invitation in Daytona Beach, Fla. this month.

• Former University of Tennessee coach Larry Simcox is offering hitting lessons to young baseball players through early December. For more information, call 865-567-9082.

• Baptist Health System Foundation’s 5th Annual Baptist Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Baptist West and Baptist Hospital for Women on Parkside Drive. An extra attraction, labeled by race spokespersons as a “golden treat,” involved three former U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist — All inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Turkey Trot race chair Dick Davies and former NBA players George Wilson and Joe Caldwell were members of the 1964 Olympic Basketball team in Tokyo that beat the Soviet Union. The threesome will be on hand to participate and later sign autographs and share stories with fans of all ages. The racecourse begins on the Baptist Hospital West and Baptist Hospital for Women campus and runs out Parkside Drive through the Turkey Creek shopping development. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams. Turkey Creek sponsors will provide goody bag items, gift certificates, silent auction and food samples from our vendor area. A “Little Gobbler” play area for children includes face painting, crafts, inflatables and a “Little Gobbler” fun run/100 yard dash, where all children receive a ribbon.

 

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