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• Head coach Steve Brewer’s CBFO AFC PeeWees football team improved its record to 4–1 with a 21-0 win versus Seymour at John Tarleton Field Saturday, Sept. 27. Brewer’s 2007 Knox County champion “Blue Machine” is now tied for first-place. Quarterback Thomas Hockenberry handed off to halfback Reagan Amos for the first touchdown of the game just two minutes into the first quarter.

The defense, led by Carson Strickland, Sam Beaty and Mathew Eggert, set the tone for the rest of the game with a sack by Eggert in the first quarter. Taylor Blaine, playing both offense and defense, ran for 40-yards early in the second quarter and two minutes later intercepted a Seymour pass. Hockenberry took quick advantage of the turnover and hit Jacob Schmidt for a touchdown pass just before the end of the first half. William Misner, Michael Travis and Conner Whitaker continued to move the ball downfield in a series of short yardage gains in the second half before Blaine broke through the Seymour line for a 5-yard touchdown run. The CBFO defense continued to pressure Seymour through the fourth quarter, highlighted by an interception from Andy Bobich.

• University of Tennessee head baseball coach Todd Raleigh announces he and his team again plan to take an active role in fund-raising for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in conjunction with Light The Night Walk at Knoxville’s Volunteer Landing Thursday, Oct. 2. The cause is one that touches home for Raleigh, who lost his oldest brother, John Raleigh III, to Hodgkin’s Disease when John was 19. “This cause means a lot to me personally, and I know that many of our players feel the same way,” Raleigh said. “The support we received from the U-T family and East Tennessee community last year was amazing, so I’m confident that we can raise even more money this time around.” Fans can contribute toward the fund-raising goal by visiting www.active.com/donate/ltnNashvi/UT_baseball_08 In addition to taking part in the Light The Night Walk, the Vols also plan to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at their Orange & White World Series games this fall.

• East Tennessee's top anglers are invited to test their fishing skills and compete for some serious prize money next month. Top catch will win a $3,000 grand-prize in the Breath of Life Support Foundation's 1st Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Tellico Canal Saturday, Oct. 11. The 1 Limit Bait Shop located in Farragut will handle pre-registrations from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 10, costing $100 per boat, which includes lunker fee. Anglers also can register the day of the event beginning at 5 a.m. for $125 per boat. Entire fee is tax deductible. Blast off is at first light and weigh-ins start at 3 p.m. along with a UT tailgate party and cookout. The mission of the Breath of Life Support Foundation, Inc. is to offer hope and encouragement to lung cancer patients and their families by providing financial support to cover needed expenses. Registration forms and additional information are available by contacting Randy White at goldstripetriton@comcast.net, by calling 865-548-3006 or visiting the Web site at www.breathoflifesupport.org.

• The University of Tennessee baseball team is hosting a fall skills camp Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Camp open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. For more information contact UT Baseball Office at 865-974-2057 or sparker@utk.edu.

• Upcoming outings of Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club: Oct. 4-5, Gourmet Backpack, Cherokee National Forest, along North Fork of Citico Creek. (Limited to 12 hikers) Mileage is less than 3.0-miles on a relatively flat trail, but involves several creek crossings, so you may want to bring your "creek shoes." Rated easy. Pre-register with Beverly Smith at blsmith1300@comcast.net (preferred) or 865-531-8480 (evenings). Oct. 8 (Wednesday), day hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Abrams Falls (the Back Way). Round-trip hike of about 11 miles from Lower Abrams Creek Campground to Abrams Falls and back via Cooper Road and Little Bottoms Trail. Moderately difficult because of distance and several fairly steep pitches. Most of trail closely borders Abrams Creek and offers wonderful views of stream and valley. Route is only lightly used and offers a quiet, contemplative alternative to shorter and much busier trail to the falls from Cades Cove. Pre-register with John Finger at 865-573-5908 or cell at 865-599-1757; jfinger@utk.edu. Oct. 11, day hike, Bob's Bald (by way of Beech Gap). Great views. This also would be a good opportunity to look for higher elevation early fall colors. Six miles round trip, but by starting at Beech Gap there only is an 800 foot elevation gain on the hike. Rated easy to moderate. Driving distance/time 90 miles/two hours. Pre-register with Priscilla Watts at 865-966-4142 or sigmtngirl@earthlink.net. Oct. 25-26. Backpack, Oconaluftee section, GSMNP. Pre-register with Steve Harvey: sharvey86@aol.com or phone 865-271-7227.

 

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