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• Tryouts for 11U Diamonds/Simcox Academy baseball will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4. For more information, call Rick Waltman at 865-776-8584 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.

• Diamond Baseball Simcox Academy 12-U team holding final tryout for fall/spring travel team at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, on Field 1 in Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Experienced and highly competitive travel players preferred. To register, contact Greg Black at 865-771-2518. Players must not turn 13 before May 1, 2010.


• Farragut High School's final volleyball tryouts are from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, in FHS Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. Info will be given out at FHS' summer insanity Friday, Aug. 7.

• 2009 Russell Biven Summer Clayfest Tournament (golf) is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, at Birds and Clays in Washburn. Two flights Friday, two Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost for a five person team is $650 and includes lunch, goody bag and use of a golf cart. In addition to awards for top scores, there will be a wobble trap and long bird contest, door prizes and other activities. Tournament benefits the Helen Ross McNabb Center. For more information, call Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030.

• Cullen Smith, 11, has accepted an invitation to play baseball for two weeks for an elite Georgia travel team with the possibility of playing in The Little League World Series in Hershey, Pa., in August. Cullen, a shortstop and centerfielder, joined East Cobb Braves 13-and-Under this week. A student at St. John Neumann Catholic School in Farragut, Cullen is the son of Julie Hanks and Dewayne Smith.

• Open tryouts for 10-and-Under and 12-and-Under Knoxville Explosion fastpitch softball teams include professional pitching, catching and hitting lessons, state of the art training equipment, highly structured training program, leadership development and educational awards program. Regional travel includes 50 game commitment for 2010. For more information, contract Joe Birchfield at 865-363-0728.

• Among 19 Tennessee Volunteers baseball players and signees participating in summer leagues throughout the country are two former Farragut Admirals. Participating in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League has been rising redshirt junior pitcher Rob Catapano, who posted 2.1 scoreless innings in three appearances earlier this summer. Coastal Plains League Vols include rising sophomore pitcher Matt Ramsey: 3.1 innings, allowing five earned runs and striking out three.

• Upcoming outings of Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee’s Sierra Club chapter include: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, backpack, Shining Rocks Wilderness (N.C). Pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272 or whshome@bellsouth.net. Saturday, Aug. 8, dayhike Thomas Divide Trail, near Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Preregister with Priscilla Watts at 865-966-4142; email sigmtngirl@earthlink.net. Saturday, Aug. 15, Shakespeare Play in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30, backpack, Shining Rock Wilderness Area (N.C). Pre-register with Steve Harvey: email, sharvey86@aol.com; phone 865-271-7227.

• East Tennessee Technology Access Center is holding its 11th Annual Al Wilson-Mack French Golf Tournament beginning with tee time at 10 a.m., Aug. 25, at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. ETTAC is still accepting entries until July 31. Proceeds would help to purchase assistive technology devices and provide services for people with disabilities in 24 counties of East Tennessee. To reserve a spot, call 865-219-0130. Al Wilson, former Tennessee Volunteers All-American linebacker and All-Pro with NFL’s Denver Broncos, will chair and play in the tourney, starting with breakfast. Des Mahoney, golf instructor at Centennial, will provide tips and exercises before tee time.

• Knoxville Fire 9U baseball team is looking for one or two elite players for Fall 2009. Team is comprised mostly of players from Farragut or who have played in the Farragut Baseball, Inc. leagues. If interested, call 865-308-0899. Child must still be age 9 on May 1, 2010 to be eligible. 

• A Farragut girls fastpitch softball team that would represent the Farragut middle school area, grades 6-8, is holding tryouts for fall and spring seasons, 2009-2010. For more info, call 865-919-8504 or 865-223-2310.

• New 12-U girls travel fastpitch softball team is holding open tryouts for all positions. Local travel to begin this summer and fall. For more info, 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 offer advice and information. Cost is $10/hike or $45 for series, with proceeds benefiting Legacy Parks Foundation. For more information, call 865-541-4500.

• CBFO Volleyball accepting registrations for fall season for boys and girls, rising third- through 12th-graders. Registrations and schedules may be picked up at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite No. 1 or e-mail cbfovolleyball@charter.net to receive a form by e-mail. Deadline is Aug. 21. 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 info at team's Web site: www.knoxlacrosse.com or call coach Kurt Sichelstiel at 865-539-0432.

• 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 info: 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 is accepting fall sand volleyball league registrations at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Registration forms at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or go to Town Web site: www.townofarragut.org

 

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