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• CBFO Girls Softball Recreational League sign-ups for interested children and teenagers ages 5 to 19 will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, alongside the league fields at 11609 Northshore Drive. All games and practices at this facility. No travel. For more information, call 865-966-0907 or 865-805-2813. Space is limited.

• Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club upcoming outings include: Feb. 23-24, Winter Breakout Backpack, Grassy Ridge Bald, Highlands of Roan (near Roan Mountain). Contact Beverly Smith 865-531.8480 or e-mail (email preferred). Hike begins in Carvers Gap at the western base of Round Bald and will follow the AT for 1.8-miles over Round Bald and Jane Bald, and then take the spur trail to Grassy Ridge Bald for a total of 2.6 miles on the trail. Hike distance is relatively easy, but weather can be brutal at high elevation (Grassy Bald 6,200-foot). High winds and some ice and snow should be expected. Good winter gear and winter backpacking skills are critical. Speak with the hike leader if you have not previously backpacked in winter. Driving time about three hours. If weather makes road to Carver’s Gap difficult, hike location will be changed.

• Knoxville Lacrosse Spring 2008 registration for boys fourth- through eighth-grades runs through Feb. 13. For more information, visit or call 865-386-8396 for more information.

• Larry Simcox, former assistant baseball coach at Tennessee and UT camp director, will conduct a baseball camp for ages 9 to 14 with instruction on infield play. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Feb. 18 (during school holiday) at Cool Sports, home of the Icearium, on its indoor soccer field. Enrollment is limited to first 100 players. Player-to-staff ratio will be 9-to-1, with college and high school coaches assisting Simcox. Camp cost is $50 during pre-registration period, $60 day of camp. During his coaching career, Simcox saw 33 infielders he coached at UT sign pro contracts — eight of them reaching Major League Baseball. For more info or a camp application, call 865-567-9082.

• Town of Farragut invites sand volleyball enthusiasts to break out of the winter months and participate in the “Break the Chill” Sand Volleyball Tournament to be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Tourney will feature two divisions of play – co-ed recreational and co-ed competitive – and consist of four to six players with at least two females. Players will only be allowed to play on one team and may not play in both the recreational and competitive divisions. Early bird registration is underway and runs through Friday, March 7, at the cost of $150 per team. Registration fee from March 10 through March 25 will be $175 per team. Registration will be limited to the first eight teams in each division; registration and payment deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 25. For a complete list of details and rules, plus an entry form, visit Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. For more info, contact Athletic & Park Coordinator Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or

• Baseball tryouts for 9-and-under traveling competitive baseball team’s 2008 season are now being accepted. If a child is interested, 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.

• 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 1,200 players. Officials will be on hand to help you find a team. Specific leagues exist for players age 50 and older. Players must be at least 19 years old. For more information, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-688-1070 or visit Greater Knoxville Tennis Association’s Web site:

• 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 Forms are located under “handouts” section. Completed forms should be returned to Pak Mail. Registration slots are limited. Once leagues are full, a waiting list will be formed. Evaluations will be held in late February, practices begin in March. For more info, e-mail or visit Web site.

• 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 info available at For more information:

• 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:


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