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• Shayla Jackson, Belmont Abbey College standout sophomore forward and former Webb School of Knoxville standout, has been named to the Conference Carolinas All-conference and All-tournament teams after leading The Abbey to a conference tournament semi-final appearance. Jackson led her team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots, with a season average of 15.6 points per game and seven rebounds per outing. In the quarterfinal round of tournament action, Jackson posted her third double-double of the season with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots. She finished the season ranked 11th in conference scoring, ninth in blocked shots and 11th in free throw percentage.

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department’s first-ever Spring Kickball Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Play will begin at 1 p.m. Open to participants 13 years of age and older consisting of coed teams and limited to first eight teams registered. Registration begins Monday, April 6, and ends Tuesday, June 2, or until the first eight teams are registered. For more information, including a registration form, visit www.townoffarragut.org beginning April 6 or contact Parks & Leisure Services Director Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057 or sue.stuhl@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.

• City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation spring tennis and softball leagues, canoe tours and bicycle rentals are just around the corner. Openings exist for teams in three adult softball leagues: Men’s ASA, Men’s 50-plua ASA and Co-Ed ASA. For more info: www.eteamz.com/cokathletics or call 865-215-1418. For more info on tennis leagues, call 865-522-3303 or visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation.

•16th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is set 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 include, 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.

• 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, call Pat Myers at 865-539-7242, or you can e-mail orpmyers@pstcc.edu or www.pstcc.edu for 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). For more information, or to get a registration form, call Samuel B. Newgent, The First Tee executive director, at 865-689-6445. Complete and send registration form by April 15 to: The First Tee of Knoxville, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, Knoxville, TN 37918. Or fax form to 865-689-6425.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 SAC 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.

• 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 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 information, call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.

 

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