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• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee’s Sierra Club chapter has upcoming outings that include a March 15 day-hike, Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness, near Sparta; pre-register with Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (e-mail preferred). March 22, day-hike, Rich Mountain Loop, GSMNP; pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559. March 28, day-hike, Kirkland Creek Trail, Upper Bald River Wilderness Study Area, with Jeff Hunter, Tennessee Field Organizer for the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition. Pre-register with Shrieves.

• CBFO football, ages 7-to-14, is seeking a cheerleading commissioner and cheerleading coaches for the upcoming season. If interested, call CBFO football commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• Knoxville’s AAU basketball organization, Tennessee Team Hustle — comprised of eight girls and five boys teams — has become an official Blue Star Travel Team, allowing them to attend showcase events, while allowing all players the opportunity to attend Elite camps through their coaches’ recommendation. Coaches include westsiders Mark Newby and Alex Oliver. For more info, visit www.tennesseeteamhustle.com

• Holly Warlick, Tennessee Lady Vol associate head basketball coach, and UCLA Women's head basketball Coach Nikki Caldwell have founded Champions For A Cause, a non-profit (501(c)-3) organization with the mission to raise money for breast cancer research, education and outreach. Kicking off this year’s events is the long haul motorcycle event, Cruisin’ for a Cause, starting Sunday, May 3, with Warlick, Caldwell, the Cruisin’ Crew and an entourage of supporters, beginning a 1,500-mile round-trip along the Natchez Trace. It ends with a welcome home party in Knoxville’s Market Square Sunday, May 9. Includes special guests and live music. For more information, log onto www.championsforacause.org.

• Ashley Tipton, a 5-foot-10 standout senior guard on the Carson-Newman College women’s basketball team, recently surpassed the 1,000-point career scoring mark. Averaging 11 points per game while shooting 46 percent from three-point range and 85 percent (free throws) through 25 games (17-8), Tipton is a former FHS standout (Class of 2005).

• 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 leagues are ASA sanctioned, for participants 18 and older, and includes a single elimination post-season tourney. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24. Registration forms available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from 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 taking registrations for its 10 week (March - May) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds. For further info, 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. Registration also open for a new Open Competitive Two-Person League. Each coed team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. Registrations also are being accepted now for the summer and fall leagues. Teams may play in only one league. Cost for Open Competitive Two-Person League is $50 per team, per season. Registration forms are available at the Farragut Town Hall located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, 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. 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’s second annual “Break the Chill” Sand Volleyball Tournament is 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. Early bird registration runs through Friday, March 6. Registration limited to the first eight teams in each division; registration and payment deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24. For details and entry form: www.townoffarragut.org or athletic & park coordinator Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or ben.darnell@townoffarragut.org. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut.

• 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 filled first-come, first-served.

• Farragut Flames 10 and Under Baseball Travel Team is looking for two players for its spring roster. Travel out of town 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.

• Inaugural Smoky Mountain Left Turn Marathon begins in Oak Ridge March 15 and running through Clinton with only left turns. Registration and other information is available at www.roadkillrunningclub.com.

 

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