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• While one Kentucky versus Tennessee all-star high school football series folded after the 2007 game, a new rivalry between the Bluegrass State and Volunteer State will emerge in January with five Farragut standout players participating. All-Region 2-5A honorees Micah Devan, linebacker; Dylan Young, offensive lineman; Jeff Jameson, defensive end, and Ty Canan, linebacker/defensive end headline FHS participants at the inaugural “Battle of the Border” featuring senior football all-stars from East Tennessee and the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Also included is James Harrill, Admiral offensive lineman. Opening kick-off is set for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the University of the Cumberlands’ Taylor Stadium in Cumberland, Ky. Each team will field a 45-man roster.

• YWCA Knoxville’s Annual Race Against Racism 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan.19, at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville. Sign-in and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Route has been designed to run along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and other historical markers. The day includes exhibitors, entertainment, speakers, food and most importantly the inspirational message to do everything in your power to eliminate racism. YWCA Knoxville challenges businesses, organization, churches, families and individuals to take part in this race to show dedication to the cause. To register, log onto HYPERLINK "http://www.ywcaknox.com" www.ywcaknox.com or pick up registration forms at the YWCA, gyms and community centers around Knox County. Registration costs are $15 per person on a team of five or more, $12 per child under 15 years of age, $20 per individual before Jan. 9 and $25 thereafter. Sponsorships and donations are still being accepted. For more information, contact YWCA at 865-523-6126.

• East Tennessee Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association will host a hike Jan. 6 on House Mountain. This is a difficult 4 1/2 mile climb and descent on Knox County's only mountain park. Call A. Hubbs at 865-494-9522 to pre-register. Participants will carpool from downtown due to limited parking at the trailhead. Rain the day before cancels event due to muddy trails.

• Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is set for Sunday, March 30, Participants may run or walk in a 5K, relay, half marathon or full marathon. More team information team will be available at www.covenant-health.com. For more info: www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

• Cariten Kids' Run Kick-off is at Knoxville Zoo beginning at noon, Saturday, Jan. 19. Children can be registered and complete their first mile inside the zoo. Registration is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Zoo remains open until 4:30 p.m. Registrants and one adult receive free admission, all other friends and family get half-price admission. Registration is $15, $5 for Cariten members. There are no time constraints; registrants can enjoy the zoo after the Kick-off run.

 • Knoxville Lacrosse Spring 2008 Registration for boys fourth- through eighth-grade runs from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, in Farragut Middle School theatre. Coaches will be available to answer questions from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $175 for A/B players (includes team jersey and shorts — cost lower if uniform not needed); $85 for recreation players (includes a reversible penny). Information sheet at registration will give details about spring conditioning and practices. Check out www.KnoxvilleLacrosse.com for more information or call 865-386-8396.

• Town of Farragut Leisure Services Department announces application packets for clubs requesting field use at any Farragut park for Spring 2008 (March 8 to June 1) are available at Town Hall or on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org. Absolute deadline for completed application packets to be returned to Town Hall is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, (not postmarked). Town Hall is located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive directly across from Farragut Branch Post Office. For more information about Spring 2008 field use applications, contact Ben Darnell, athletic and park coordinator, at 865-966-7057 or www.townoffarragut.org.

 

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