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• The 16th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, on Fort Loudoun Lake. Event will begin at Tellico Canal Ramp, with ease off at safe light. All proceeds benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center and are 100 percent tax-deductible. Grand prize is $10,000. Pre-event registration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 3, at 1 Limit Bait Shop, 156 West End Ave. For more information, contact Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030 or Nicole.randall@mcnabb.org

• Third Annual Brooke Culbreth Memorial Alumni Soccer Game will included, for the first time, a girls alumni game. Also new for 2009 is a format to include only Farragut alumni. Odd year graduates will play even year graduates. Girls’ alumni game will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field, with the boys’ alumni game to follow at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served immediately after the boys’ game in the school commons. Any age alumni are welcome to play. Game ticket is $5 or a combination dinner and game ticket for $10. All registration forms must be returned by Friday, March 27. To obtain registration form, or for more information, contact Dee Dee Underwood at 865-384-6837 or e-mail her at dunderwood@hopbailey.com.

• A.J. Kirby-Jones, former Webb School of Knoxville baseball and football standout, smacked a pair of home runs — three hits in all — and four RBI for Tennessee Tech despite its 7-5 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers in UT’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium Wednesday, March 18.

• MS Walk 2009 to benefit Mid-South Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in World’s Fair Park. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. To register ahead, or volunteer, call 1-800-FIGHT-MS then press 2, visit www.msmidsouth.org or e-mail events@msmidsouth.org

• Fifth annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament is May 5 at Egwani Farms in Rockford. A fund-raiser for Pellissippi State Foundation, the tournament generates money for programs that directly impact students. Shotguns starts are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, contact foundation tournament director Pat Myers at 865-539-7242, e-mail orpmyers@pstcc.edu or log on to www.pstcc.edu for a registration form.

• Angela Floyd School for the Dancer offering a free exercise program for ages 55 and up Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 865-675-9894.

• Humana’s The First Tee of Knoxville Open, a fund-raising golf tournament, will be hosted by Fox Den Country Club Monday, April 27. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 1 p.m. (four-player scramble). To register your team, complete and send a registration form found at ----- by April 15, to: The First Tee of Knoxville, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, Knoxville, TN 37918. Or fax form to 865-689-6425. For more information, call Samuel B. Newgent, The First Tee executive director, at 865-689-6445.

• Champions For A Cause, a non-profit (501(c)-3) organization with the mission to raise money for breast cancer research, education and outreach, is kicking off this year with a long haul motorcycle event, Cruisin’ for a Cause, starting Sunday, May 3. Led by Tennessee Lady Vols basketball assistant coach Holly Warlick and Nikki Caldwell, UCLA head coach, the Cruisin’ Crew and an entourage of supporters will begin 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.

• The First Tee of Knoxville, a non-profit, tax-exempt initiative of the World Golf Foundation to promote benefits of youth golf, will host a youth clinic at Fox Den Country Club Sunday, April 26, for children ages 6 to 14. Participants include economically disadvantaged children who otherwise might not be exposed to the sport. For more information, call Samuel B. Newgent, The First Tee executive director, at 865-689-6445.

• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee’s Sierra Club chapter has upcoming outings that include a 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 Ronald hrieves at 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net).

• 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.

• CBFO football sign-ups are underway for ages 7 to 14. For more information, call commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• FC Alliancetaking registrations for its 10-week (March-May) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds. For more 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. Registrations also are being accepted now for the summer and fall leagues. Teams may play in only one league. 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.

• Farragut Flames 10 and Under Baseball Travel Team is looking for two players. Travel out of town limited. Players cannot have their 11th birthday before May 1. For more info, call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.

• Ashley Tipton, former Farragut High School standout basketball wing and a record-setting guard at Carson-Newman College, also ends her C-N career with a South Atlantic Conference record. Tipton finished her career with a SAC best-ever three-point field goal shooting percentage of .453 (222-of-490). The 5-foot-10 senior also is fourth in conference history with 222 made threes. Tipton exceeded her own school record of made threes in a season — first set in 2007-08 at 71 — with 72 this season.

 

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