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• New 12-U girls travel fastpitch softball team is holding open tryouts for all positions and pitchers. Local travel to begin this summer and fall. For more information, call 865-680-8500 or 865-696-2775.

• Missy Kane, Covenant Health fitness expert, and Legacy Parks Foundation are hosting a series of summer hikes on local greenways. Staff from Covenant Health’s new BodyWorks community exercise program will be on hand with advice and information. Cost is $10/hike or $45 for series, with proceeds benefiting Legacy Parks Foundation to preserve local green spaces. For more info: 865-541-4500.

• CBFO Volleyball accepting registrations for fall season for boys and girls, rising third- thru 12th-graders. Registrations and schedules may be picked up at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite No. 1 or e-mail to receive a form by e-mail. Deadline is Aug. 21 and spots filled first-come, first-served.

• Area girls in grades four through 12 can participate in any or all of several lacrosse clinics this fall. No prior lacrosse experience is required. All athletes welcome. More information can be found at team’s Web site: or call coach Kurt Sichelstiel at 865-539-0432.

• Knoxville Track Club is hosting its annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth through June 27. Open to all girls and boys between ages 5 and 18. Practices held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, at more than 20 schools in Knox area. Program also offers a Saturday track meet June 27 at UT’s Tom Black Track. Register online, by mail, or on site at any practice location. For more information, call 865-406-4128, or

• U.S. Kids Golf Foundation upcoming tourneys: Thursday, June 30, Knoxville Golf Course, 3925 Schaad Road. Tee times begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, Patriot Hills Golf Club, 735 Constitution Drive, Jefferson City. Tee times begin 9 a.m. For more info: Nicole Noe, 865-406-1661; or

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

• CBFO football sign-ups are underway for ages 7 to 14. Rosters for 8-year-old and 11-year-old teams almost are full. For more information, call Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• Town of Farragut accepting summer and fall sand volleyball league registrations at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Registration forms at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or

• Tony White Jr., former All-state shooting guard at Bearden High School and starting guard at College of Charleston (S.C., Southern Conference) is heading back to Knox County in an official capacity. The rising senior and his C of C team, coached by Georgia Tech legendary coach Bobby Cremins, will visit Thompson-Boling Arena and play against coach Bruce Pearl’s Tennessee Volunteers, reportedly in late November (UT schedule had not been released at press deadline). During his college career, White averages 10.6 points and 2.4 assists per game and was College of Charleston’s second leading scorer last season (12 per game).


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