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• Five members of Christian Academy of Knoxville’s girls soccer state championship team have been named Class A/AA First Team All-state, joining four Bearden Lady Bulldogs and three Farragut Lady Admirals as Class AAA’s First Team All-state honorees. CAK Lady Warriors forwards Ruthie Edmonds and Brittany Hoffman join teammates Julie Thompson (midfielder) and defenders Melynne Denton and Callie Jernigan. From Bearden were All-state forwards Amy Porter and Samantha Turner, midfielder Ashley Howarth and defender Tessa Batchelor. Farragut honorees are goalkeeper Megan Buzzeo, defender Mindy Hopkins and midfielder Alyssa Dresen.

• Knoxville Lacrosse will hold Spring 2009 lacrosse season registration for boys fourth- through eighth-grades from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Farragut Middle School cafeteria.

• Phil Garner, former Major League Baseball player and manager after standout careers at Bearden High School and as a UT Volunteer second baseman, will have his number retired during the 2009 Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Knoxville Convention Center. “We are privileged to have the opportunity to honor this Tennessee native by retiring his number,” UT head coach Todd Raleigh said. “Phil Garner has positively impacted the game of baseball at every level.” Event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and the program follow at 7 p.m. Garner is featured speaker for the evening. The All-Century Baseball Team also will be introduced and honored during the evening. Individual tickets for the banquet are $40, and tables (10 seats) are $350. Tickets can be purchased on UTsports.com beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5. For questions regarding the banquet, contact UT Marketing Department at 865-974-9001. Garner played second base for the Vols from 1968-70. He started his major league career with Oakland in 1973 and played with the A’s through 1976. From 1977-81 garner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was part of the 1979 Pittsburgh team that won the World Series, contributing 10 hits in seven games. He continued playing professional baseball until 1988. Leading the Houston Astros to the 2005 World Series has highlighted Garner’s managerial career. Garner began his career as a manager with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992, then joined the Detroit Tigers from 2000-02.

• 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.

• 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 www.ywcaknox.com 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 www.townoffarragut.org or contact Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057. or ben.darnell@townoffarragut.org.

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

• As recruiting season wraps up, The University of Tennessee Swimming and Diving program grabbed commitments from eight of the nation's top recruits, including Christian Academy of Knoxville senior middle distance freestyle swimmer Mike Zaczyk. “We are all pretty excited about the future of Tennessee Swimming and Diving, particularly for these newest Volunteers,” UT head coach John Trembley said. Zaczyk, a member of Knoxville's Pilot Aquatic Club, was set to make it official Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10 (after press deadline) by signing with the Vols.

 

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