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• Farragut High School Navy Junior ROTC won first-place overall among a 12-team field in the Regional ROTC competition in Owensboro, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 3. They will now participate in the area Nine competition in February. Competition categories included academics, athletics, armed basic, unarmed basic and color guard.

• Five Farragut High School wrestlers placed in the top seven during the Greeneville Invitational Tournament among a 19-team field from Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Ethan Farinella (119-pound class) took third, followed by A.J. Farinella (145) finishing fourth, Lawton Johnson (152) sixth, and Clayton Ginn (130) and Greg Grieco (171) each earning seventh-place. Tim Brunson, FHS head coach, also praised Kevin Mann (two wins at 125), Kevin Gayler (one win at 135), Luke Skierik (one win at 160), Connor Johnson (140) and Kaleb McDonald (189).

• Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville is recruiting runners and walkers to participate in its charity running program. Girls on the Run Charity Running Program has been established to help raise money for scholarship funding. Runners and walkers will participate in one of the several events in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon March 30. Participants can choose from the full marathon, half marathon, four-person relay and 5K. All participants will be asked to raise a minimum of $120 — all money will go directly to scholarship fund. Fees are charged, but scholarships are available to all interested girls. For more information, visit www.gotrknoxville.org or info@gotrknoxville.org or call 865-712-9979.

• 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. Included are exhibitors, entertainment, speakers and food. 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, $25 per individual. Sponsorships and donations are still being accepted. For more info, contact YWCA at 865-523-6126.

• 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.

• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club announces upcoming outings, which include: Jan. 19-20, Backpack, Frozen Head State Park; Jan. 19-20, Winter Backpack, Frozen Head State Park. There are several approaches to the backcountry site at Tubb Springs. A longer approach would be chosen if weather is fair, a shorter one if it is foul. Most of hiking and camp will take place at about 3,000 foot elevation, high enough to give us a good chance for camping in snow. Trip requires good cold-weather gear. Check with leader if you are unsure about your equipment. Distance 3 to 6 miles each way, depending on route chosen. Rated moderate in mild weather, difficult in bad weather. Driving distance/time about 45 miles/1 hour, 15 minutes each way. To pre-register with Ron Shrieves, or for more info, phone 865-922-3518 or e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.

 

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