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• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for Coed and Men’s recreational softball teams to participate in the spring leagues that begin the week of April 6 in Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. All area 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., Tuesday, March 24. Cost is $300 per team, per league. Payment must be received at time of registration. Registration forms are available at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from Farragut Branch Post Office, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Ben Darnell, athletic and park coordinator, at 865-966-7057.

• FC Alliance is taking registrations for its 10 week (March - May) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds. For further information, contact program director Mike Kelleher at mikekelleherusa@hotmail.com or 865-235-4850.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for spring sand volleyball leagues at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, to include a Competitive Coed League, Recreational Coed League and Intermediate Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players. In addition, registration is now open for a new Open Competitive Two-Person League. The competitive leagues require a higher skill level and a greater adherence to the rules than the recreational league. Each coed team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. All leagues include six regular season matches and a post-season tournament. Registrations also are being accepted now for the summer and fall leagues. Cost of each coed league is $135 per team. Teams may play in only one league. Cost for Open Competitive Two-Person League is $50 per team, per season. Payment must be received at the time of registration. Registration forms are available at the Farragut Town Hall located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from Farragut Branch Post Office, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Ben Darnell, athletic and park coordinator, at 865-966-7057.

• Registration for Knoxville’s largest adult recreational United States Tennis Association league is in progress until March 1. Players are grouped into ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced based on the National Tennis Rating Program. Adult and Senior Divisions offered. Play consists of both singles and doubles or just doubles, as in the Senior Division, with the outcome based on team scoring. Several of the women’s divisions offer play on weekday mornings as well as weekend afternoons. Men’s divisions offered on Saturdays for seniors and Sunday afternoons for adult men. Players must be at least age 19. Specific leagues exist for those 50 and older. For more information, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-607-4070 or visit our Greater Knoxville Tennis Associations Web site: www.gkta.org

• Town of Farragut invites sand volleyball enthusiasts to break out of the winter months and participate in the second annual “Break the Chill” Sand Volleyball Tournament Saturday, March 28, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tournament will feature two divisions – co-ed competitive and co-ed recreational – and consist of four to six players with at least two females on each team. Early bird registration runs through Friday, March 6, at a cost of $150 per team. Registration fee from March 9 through March 24 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 24. For a complete list of tournament details and rules, as well as an entry form, visit www.townoffarragut.org. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096. For more info, contact Athletic & Park Coordinator Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or ben.darnell@townoffarragut.org.

• Cedar Bluff-Farragut Optimist Girls Recreation Softball League sign-ups for ages 4-19 run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at the CBFO complex, 11609 Northshore Drive in Farragut. No travel. All games and practices at this facility. For more info: 865-966-0907 or 865-805-2813.

• Baseball tryouts will be held for Knoxville Impact 10-U travel team that will play local tournaments. For more information, contact John at 865-389-6350. All positions available.

• CBFO Volleyball spring season registration for girls and boys leagues (third through 12th grade) now available at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 1. E-mail: cbfovolleyball@charter.net to get a registration form/schedule e-mailed to you. On hard copies, schedule is on reverse side of registration form. Deadline is Feb. 27. Openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee is $80.

• Farragut Flames 10 and Under Baseball Travel Team is looking for two players for its spring roster. Travel out of town will be limited. Players cannot have their 11th birthday before May 1. Team began practicing Jan. 10. For more information, call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197 to schedule a workout.

• Up to 150 runners are sought as Roadkill Running Club announces the inaugural Smoky Mountain Left Turn Marathon beginning in Oak Ridge March 15 and running through the cities of Oak Ridge and Clinton with only left turns. A training team is underway, with room for new runners to join and prepare. Registration and other information is available at www.roadkillrunningclub.com.

 

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