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• Fifteenth Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, on Fort Loudoun Lake. Event will begin at the Tellico Canal Ramp, with ease off at safe light. All proceeds benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center and are 100 percent tax deductible. Grand Prize payout is a fully rigged Ranger 188VX boat. Tournament registration fee is $300 per boat (two man team). Pre-event registration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, at Tellico Canal Ramp Pavilion. Lunch and goodie bags will be provided for each participant. Registration forms available at www.mcnabbcenter.org For more information, contact Emily Ledford at 865-329-9030 or eledford@mcnabb.org

• 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 www.townoffarragut.org. 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 ben.darnell@townoffarragut.org.

• Baseball tryouts for 9-and-under traveling competitive baseball team’s 2008 season are now being accepted. Parents/guardian should contact Greg Monger at 865-591-1534 or Don Simpson at 865-388-3467. Will work tryout times around your schedule.

• Registration for Knoxville’s largest adult recreational tennis league is now in progress through March 1. Players are grouped into different ability levels. 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. 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: www.gkta.org

• Farragut Baseball, Inc.’s Spring 2008 season sign-ups remain open for Mantle/Mack age group (ages 15-18). 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. For more info, e-mail farragutbaseballinc@yahoo.com 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 www.covenant-health.com. For more info: www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

• Twelve Farragut area swimmers, representing Atomic City Aquatic Club in Oak Ridge, have qualified to participate at the 2008 Southeastern Swimming LSC Short Course Championships held in Nashville Feb. 21-24, 2008: Mason Laning, Elizabeth Gitto, Alex Hardin, Chandler Ott, Sean Nicholson, Samantha Starnes, Nathaniel Laning, Kevin Nicholson, Kirsten Degges, Seth Carter, George Stephens and Andy Stoyer all made qualifying times in at least one event. Twenty-six ACAC swimmers made qualifying times for the meet. For more information about the swim program contact Coach Mike Bowman at 865-300-2305.

 

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