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• CBFO Basketball for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 will accept late registration until Christmas. For more information, call Phil Mason at 865-966-3251.

• Farragut High School Baseball team’s chili cook-off is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the FHS Commons, during the first-ever meeting between rivals Hardin Valley Academy and Farragut basketball teams at FHS. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door the night of the event. Proceeds benefit FHS Dugout Club field improvements and player needs. Fans also are encouraged to bring a canned food to the basketball game to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

• Farragut Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be hosting its third annual Christmas “Drop and Dine” Parents Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at FMS cafeteria. School will feed your child and provide games and crafts. Cost is $20 per child. For more info, call 865-207-2321.

• YWCA Knoxville will host its Annual Race Against Racism 5K Run /1 Mile Walk Saturday, Jan. 17, at YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville. Sign-in and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m; race at 1 p.m. Route runs along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and other historical markers. Day includes exhibitors, entertainment and food. To register, log onto or pick up registration forms at the YWCA. Registration is $15 per person on a team of five or more, $12 per child under 15 years of age, $20 per individual before Jan. 9, and $25 thereafter. Sponsorships and donations accepted. Contact YWCA at 865-523-6126.

• Town of Farragut 2009 Volleyball spring season registration starts in mid-February. Visit or contact Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057. or

• Local champions and top finishers during the All-American Junior Golf Tour at Willow Creek Golf Club Nov. 8-9 are: girls ages 6-8, first-place, Teleri Hughes (164); boys 6-8, second-place, Jack Smith (158), third-place, Graham Gosselin (167); boys high school, first-place, Wes Gosselin (139); second-place, Kory Webb (142); third-place, Elliot Wickenden (142); girls high school, third-place, Allie Knight (I61); fourth-place, Sara Howard (162).

• Brad Taylor, Bearden High School varsity football head coach, has been named Region 1-5A Coach of the Year. Taylor joins five Bulldogs players on the All-Region 1-5A first team — two BHS players honored at two positions: Devrin Young as a running back and defensive back and Brandon Reagan as a placekicker and punter. Other Bearden honorees were offensive tackle Forrest Young, linebacker Tanner Fine and defensive back Stefon Stephens. All-Academic 1-5A is Patrick Dalton. All-Character honorees included David Dixon. Second-team defense were defensive ends Davis Tull and Dillon Wilker, second-team offense was Fine at tight-end and guard Greg Hopkins.

• Chris Wilkes is a new wrestling assistant coach at Farragut High School. Wilkes is a former college All-American at University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) and a Georgia high school state champion.

• AAU Youth wrestling signups for first grade through eighth grade will take place during Farragut Duals, a wrestling tournament beginning Saturday morning, Dec. 13, in Farragut High School’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.


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