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• Five Westside high school basketball players earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-state honors for the 2008-09 season. Senior guard Blake Jenkins and senior post Nathan Parker, both helping lead Bearden to the state tournament, were Class AAA honorees. Three Webb Spartans were named Division II All-state: senior post Faith Dupree and senior guard Jessica Goswitz led Webb to the girls state title, while junior Dwight Tarwater earned boys’ team honors.

• Mark Blevins, Bearden High School boys varsity basketball head coach who has averaged 28 wins per season in his 15 years at BHS while taking three teams to the Class AAA state tournament, has been named an assistant coach to a national high school All-star team performing in New York this weekend. Blevins is one of two assistants for one of two national teams comprising 24 of the nation’s best boys high school players divided up to play in the Jordan Brand Classic in Madison Square Garden, New York City, Saturday evening, April 18. Look for upcoming story in farragutpress.

• Willow Creek Golf Club, Farragut, will host 14th Annual TEE IT UP! Golf Tournament benefiting Cerebral Palsy Center, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start Monday, May 19. Fees include lunch prior to start, green fees, golf cart and goody bag. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer tourney assistance, visit Web site at or call Tracey Bise at 865-523-0491.

• Concord Hills Recreation Association/Swim Team will hold sign-ups for the Swim Clinic at Concord Hills pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Swim clinic will run for two weeks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday, May 11, through Friday, May 22. Concord Hills pool is located at 10729 Farragut Hills Blvd. in Farragut. Swim team sign ups also will be held on clinic sign-up dates. You do not need to be a resident of Concord Hills to participate in either the swim clinic or swim team. For more information, contact Dawn Lindsay at 865-675-5963 or

• 25th Annual BlueCross Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at the west end of Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. Race start is 8 a.m. for all runners and walkers. Pre-registration open until April 18 and cost is $18 for runners. Late registration and race-day registration fee is $20. Registration fee for walkers is $12 through race day. For more info, contact Kristy Altman at 865-805-2008.

• The American Lung Association presents the 2009 Golf Tour Book. This year's "Lung Book" provides reduced rates at more than 400 golf courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky and several other states. Tennessee golfers pay just $25 each for these special golf savings books. Golf Tour Books can be ordered by phone by calling 1-800-586-4872, or purchased on-line at They may also be ordered by sending a check made payable to American Lung Association to the golf book processing center: American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY, 40209.

• Third annual 5K Breakthrough Run for Autism and One-Mile Fun Run starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek in Farragut. Anyone with disabilities who would like to participate can register as a Breakthrough Buddy. If desired, a volunteer will accompany the buddy on the course. Runners may pre-register or sign up the morning of the race from 7 to 7:30 a.m. To register or for more information on the race, go to Breakthrough Corporation’s Web site,, or call Breakthrough at 865-247-0065.

• Youth ages 13 and under are invited to the 25th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, April 25, at Anchor Park, 11730 Turkey Creek Road, for an afternoon of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. Registration will begin on site at 4 p.m. with fishing to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Town of Farragut will provide bait (any type may be used). Limited number of fishing poles will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. Fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 for the status of the event. For more information, visit or contact special events and program coordinator Anne LaGrow at

• 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 or contact Parks & Leisure Services Director Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057 or 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: or call 865-215-1418. For more info on tennis leagues, call 865-522-3303 or visit

• 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 or e-mail

• Fifth annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament is May 5 at Egwani Farms in Rockford. A fund-raiser for Pellissippi State Foun-dation, the tournament generates money for programs that directly impact students. Shotguns starts are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more info, call Pat Myers at 865-539-7242, or you can e-mail or 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.

• 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

• 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 from 3 to 5 p.m., 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 info, 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 information, contact Mike Kelleher at 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, Recre-ational Coed League and Interme-diate 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 or by calling Ben Darnell 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 inforamation, call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.


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