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• Farragut High School Football Booster Club’s Second Annual “Gridiron Gala” begins with an auction at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, in Knoxville Marriott (Hill Avenue). Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Emcee is Mark Packer, WVLT-TV Channel 8 sports anchor. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Kathy Browning at 865-675-7067 or 865-603-0929, or Megan Courtney at 865-805-1504 or 865-662-7327.

• Pre-season middle school softball play-day at Bearden High School’s Hazelwood Field is Friday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23, with a three game guarantee. Play day is limited to first 10 teams. To sign up, or for more info, call Andi Veler at 865-621-8283, Leonard Sams, at 865-389-2245 or

• Team Tennessee Fastpitch 8-and-Under thru 18 Gold College Team begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug.15, at Powell-Levi Fields. Check Web site at  for college coaches list and information or call Leonard Sams, Bearden High School softball coach, at 865-389-2245.

• 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. Costs include 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. Tourney benefits the Helen Ross McNabb Center. For more info, call Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030.

• 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.

• 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 Saturday, Aug. 8, dayhike Thomas Divide Trail, near Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Preregister with Priscilla Watts at 865-966-4142; email Saturday, Aug. 15, Shakespeare Play in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at or 865-335-3559. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30, backpack, Shining Rock Wilderness Area (N.C). Pre-register with Steve Harvey: email,; phone 865-271-7227.

• 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. Call 865-308-0899. Child must still be age 9 on May 1, 2010.

• 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.

• CBFO Volleyball accepting registrations for fall season for boys and girls, rising third- through 12th-graders. Registrations/schedules at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite No. 1 or e-mail 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. More info at team’s Web site: 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 for games at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Registration forms at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or go to Town Web site:


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