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• Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course will host a junior championship Saturday, Aug. 9. This tournament is open to all junior golfers. There will be five divisions for competition: Boys 7 & Under, Boys 8-10, Boys 11 14, Girls 8-10 and Girls 11-14. Junior players may have a caddie. Cost is $15 per player. Tee times will begin at 9 a.m. Call Concord Park Course at 865-966-9103 to register.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville welcomes Steve Denny as co-athletic director. Denny, originally from High Point, N.C. will be working alongside Richard Cowan, veteran CAK athletic director, as co-AD throughout the 2008-2009 school year learning the intricacies of the CAK athletics program before taking over in fall of 2009. Denny earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration degree from the University of North Carolina as a Nido Qubein Scholarship recipient. He later earned a Master’s in Sports Administration degree from High Point University.  Denny has coached for nine years and served as athletic director for seven. His most recent position was as athletic director at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, N.C. “He has the experience and the drive to manage all aspects of the athletic director position,” said Scott Sandie, CAK superintendent. Denny and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons: Isaac, 4, and Micah, 2.

 • Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings: Aug. 2-3, backpack, North Harpers Creek (near Linville, N.C.). The upper portion is a wonderland of waterfalls in a high mountain valley. It is located among the numerous watersheds south of Blowing Rock and east of Grandfather Mountain that are a scenic wonderland. Harper Creek WSA is described in a guidebook, “Hiking North Carolina,” as having “among the best waterfall hikes in Western North Carolina.” Probable course includes Persimmon Ridge Trail from FS 58 down to North Harper Creek Trail and then follow that trail along the creek upstream to the FS 58 trailhead, passing South Harper Creek Falls, Bard Falls, Chestnut Cove Branch Falls and North Harper Creek Falls on the way. Distance is about 7.5 miles and it is rated moderate. Pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272 or 865-742-7327, whshome@bellsouth.net.

• Tennessee Team Hustle 13U Girls Elite Team, featuring several westside athletes, finished second among a 34-team national field at the 2008 AAU Girls Basketball 13U Division II National Championship July 9-16 in Kingsport.  “Elite” went undefeated in pool and avenged its only loss before the title game, versus Louisville Sting, in bracket play.  This is the first season the team has played together.  During the AAU season, the 13U girls Elite played in the 14U “Deep South” division among more than 200 team, finishing 16th. Team players include Bianca Andre’, rising eighth-grader at Farragut Middle School; Catherine Holland, rising eighth-grade at West Valley Middle School; Courtney Ingram, rising freshman at Farragut High School; Jai-Jai McLaughlin, rising freshman at Bearden High School and Katie Overton, rising eighth-grader at FMS. Coaches include C.J. Dake, former FHS standout and Birmingham Southern College (Ala.) signee. For more information, go to www.tennesseeteamhustle.com

• Sign-ups for the fall baseball season for Farragut Baseball, Inc. have begun and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 9. To obtain a form, you can go to Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike (in the Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center) or download the forms by going to www.farragutbaseballinc.com (and look under the “handouts” section). Games will begin in late August. The 10-game season will conclude in mid-to-late October.

• Russell Biven Summer Clayfest Tournament is Saturday, Aug. 16, at Birds and Clays, in Washburn. Flight times are 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go to Helen Ross McNabb Center. Registration is $120 per player or $600 per five-person team. Space is limited and registration closes Aug. 14. Lunch will be provided. In addition to awards for top scores are a wobble trap and long bird contest, door prizes and other activities. Spaces are limited. Registration forms and more info available at www.mcnabbcenter.org or by calling Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for Coed and Men’s recreational softball teams to participate in the fall leagues, which begin the week of Aug. 11 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Churches, businesses and other organizations are invited to participate. Coed Recreational League will play on Thursday evenings and the Men’s Recreational League will play on Monday evenings. All leagues are ASA sanctioned, for participants 18 and older, and include seven regular season games and a single elimination post-season tournament. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Thursday, July 31. Coed Recreational League play is Aug. 14–mid-October; Men’s Recreational League play is Aug. 11–mid-October. Cost is $300 per team, per league. Payment must be received at the time of registration; cash, check and credit or debit cards. Registration forms available at the Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from Farragut Branch Post Office, at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Ben Darnell, athletic and park coordinator, at 865-966-7057.

• All funds raised through the inaugural THE MAN RUN for Prostate Cancer Awareness is an event for adults and kids, THE MAN RUN is a 5K run/1-mile fun run/walk, with 5K run set for 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Tyson Park. Fun run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Online registration available at www.active.com. Individual and team entries welcome. For more information, e-mail cancerinstitute@utmck.edu or call Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center at 865-305-8577.

• CBFO Football has four coaching positions available for experienced coaches. For more information, call commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111 or 865-288-3415.

• CBFO Volleyball Fall Registration is now open to all girls 3rd-grade through rising high school senior. Cost is $80 per player. Registration forms and schedules can be found at Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Deadline for registration is noon, Aug. 15. For more information, e-mail Nan or Susanne at cbfovolleyball@charter.net.   

• Tennessee Valley Fair once again will host the annual Cheerleading Competition beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Homer Hamilton Theatre at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville. Competition is open to all official squads from elementary, junior and senior high schools. Entry deadline is Aug. 18 and limited to first 35 entries received. For more information, call fair office at 865-215-1473.

• Knology of Knoxville sponsors The 5th annual Jordanne Clabo Fight Against Crohn’s Golf Tournament Monday, Aug. 4, at Gettysvue Golf and Country Club in Knoxville. For more information: www.helpjordanneclabofightcrohns.org and www.kidzteam.com.

 

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