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• Knoxville Catholic’s brothers tandem of Daniel Shurina and Greg Shurina combined with a pair of first-place teammates to give the Irish a championship effort at the annual KIL Wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 26, at Webb School. Daniel, 2007 KIL and Region II champ with a 31-3 overall record after KIL, beat Webb’s Brandt Campbell in overtime of the 171-class finals — his second win versus Campbell this season in three matches. Greg, a sophomore, won the heavyweight (285) title. Other KCHS champs were Jarod Julies (125) and Drew Moyers (130). All but two of the 14 weight classes were won by westside schools: (103) Kyle Walter, Bearden; (112) David Morse, Christian Academy of Knoxville; (119) Kyle Mitchell, Webb; (135) Spencer Arnett, Webb; (140) Jacob Smith, CAK; (145) Matt More, Bearden; (152) Matt LaScola, Webb; (215) Steven Fortner, CAK. The Spartans finished second, while CAK took fourth. Four schools — Farragut, Karns, Halls and Gibbs — did not participate because of a new TSSAA rule FHS head coach Tom Brunson cited limiting schools to four regular season tournaments per season.

• Baseball tryouts for 9-and-under traveling competitive baseball team’s 2008 season are now being accepted. If a child is interested in trying out, parents/guardian should contact Greg Monger at 865-591-1534 or Don Simpson at 865-388-3467. Will work tryout times around your schedule. Spots are limited.

• Final day for AYSO 128 registration is from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at rear entrance of Farragut Presbyterian Church, 208 Jamestowne Blvd. You must go to the church to register. For more information, call 865-675-AYSO or go to: ayso128.org

• Registration for Knoxville’s largest adult recreational tennis league is now in progress through March 1. Players are grouped into different ability levels, ranging from beginner to advanced based on National Tennis Rating Program. Adult and Senior Divisions offered for this USTA League. Play consists of singles and doubles, or just doubles as with Senior Division. Outcomes based on team scoring. A weekday league targeting women with school-aged children available. Matches are scheduled weekday mornings. Weekend league consists of more than 1,200 players. Officials will be on hand to help you find a team. Players must be at least 19 years old. Specific leagues exist for those 50 and older. For more information, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-688-1070 or visit Greater Knoxville Tennis Associations Web site: www.gkta.org

• Sign-ups are officially underway for Farragut Baseball, Inc.’s Spring 2008 season. Forms available at Pak Mail (11803 Kingston Pike in Farragut Towne Square) or go online to download a form at www.farragutbaseballinc.com. Forms are located under “handouts” section. Completed forms should be returned to Pak Mail. Registration slots are limited. Once leagues are full, FB, Inc. will start a waiting list. Evaluations will be held in late February, practices begin in March. For more info, e-mail farragutbaseballinc@yahoo.com or visit the Web site.







• Officials with U.S. Transplant Games’ Team East Tennessee, an Olympic-style competition for recipients of life-saving transplants, is currently scouting for athletes, volunteers and sponsors to participate in the bi-annual Games, to be held July 11-15 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Games draw transplant athletes from across the country who compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in one or more of 12 sports, including cycling, golf, racquetball, swimming, tennis and track and field events. With an anticipated 2,000 athletes To become involved with the Team as an athlete, call the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee at 865-688-5481 in Knoxville; 423-267-8655 Chattanooga, or 423-323-1650 in Tri-Cities area or visit the Web site: www.kidneyetn.org.

• 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.

 

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