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• Among the most impressive outings this season by Farragut High School boys golf team, defending Class AAA state champion, was winning in convincing fashion at the annual 36-hole Baylor Preview at Black Creek in Chattanooga earlier this month. It came among a prestigious 16-team field "of the better teams in the state," FHS head coach Scott McKenzie said. That field included host Chattanooga Baylor, defending Division II state champ. Seniors Davis Bunn (UT-Chattanooga commitment and seventh at state last fall) and Brandon Rodgers (Tennessee Volunteers commitment and Region 2-AAA individual champ in 2008) finished tied for first before losing medalist honors in a playoff. Rodgers nailed a hole-in-one at No. 7.

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department invites community members to participate in Fall Kickball Tournament beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Open to participants 21 and older; consists of coed teams with eight to 12 players each. Each team guaranteed four games. Tournament limited to first eight teams registered. Registration ends Friday, Oct. 2, or until the first eight teams are registered. For more information, visit www.townoffarragut.org. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096.

• Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of Sierra Club upcoming outings include: 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. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13, backpack, Elkmont Section, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 18-20, Carcamp, Cataloochee Section, GSMNP. Pre-register with Priscilla Watts 865-966-4142; e-mail sigmtngirl@earthlink.net. Saturday, Sept. 19, day hike, Cataloochee Section, GSMNP. Pre-register with Linda Smithyman: lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559. Saturday, Sept. 26, Public Lands Day, volunteer work. Location to be decided. Pre-register with Smithyman.

• Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee will be held at Holston Hills Country Club Monday, Sept. 28. This 18-hole best ball tournament includes putting, longest drive and closest to the pin, silent auction and dinner. Space still available. Teams consist of four amateur players whose combined USGA Handicap index is 43.0 or more. For more information or to join as a foursome, contact Tim Self at 865-688-5481 or tim.self@kidney.org.

• Hotter 'n Hell 5k run and walk benefiting American Cancer Society's begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, at Tyson Park. Course is mostly flat along the Greenway to UT Ag Campus and back. Registration is $20, with race-day registration between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. under the Pavilion at Tyson Park. For more information and to register, contact Michael Holtz at 865-414-3191 or e-mail michael.holtz@cancer.org.

• Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. Sponsors must submit team entries by Sept. 9 to play. Prizes include $25,000 in cash to the player (amateur only) who makes a hole-in-one on the designated par-3. First- and second-place teams will receive awards, with prizes going to players for longest drive and closest-to-the-hole. Proceeds benefit The Free Medical Clinic of America. For more information, call tournament chairman Wade Saye at 865-777-1490.

• Third Annual St. Mary's Golf Tournament begins at noon, Oct. 8-10, at Centennial Golf Club with a 4-person scramble format. Individuals will be placed on a team. Registration will begin at 11:30, Lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Free mulligan package is offered if registering prior to Sept. 17. Women can compete in “Putt Putt - Bling Bling” Tournament at 1 p.m. For more info, call Tony Wright at 865-384-3753 or Nancy Howard at 965-966-7042.

• Volley for A Cure, a professional-amateur mixed doubles tennis tournament benefiting Knox County’s affiliate of Susan G. Komen for The Cure to beat breast cancer, will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at Fox Den Country Club. Nineteen male professional tennis players will be paired up with 19 female amateurs in a round-robin format. Event is free and spectators are welcome. Fox Den also is organizing a special Friday evening event with a pro tennis exhibition and dinner with door prizes. For more information, call Brandi Fox at 865-966-9771. For more information, call 865-966-2644.

• Fourth Annual Bruce Pearl Golf Classic begins with a 10:30 a.m. registration and silent auction Monday, Oct. 12, at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club. A 1 p.m. shotgun start follows an 11:30 a.m. lunch. A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit March of Dimes Golf for Babies. For more information, call Stephanie Moyers at 865-694-6003.

• FC Alliance is accepting registrations for its 10-week (September-November) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds.  For further information, contact Mike Kelleher, program director, at mikekelleherusa@hotmail.com or 865-643-7672.

• Knoxville Lacrosse Fall 2009 sign-ups underway for boys in grades 4-8. Fall season begins the week of Sept. 21 and runs six weeks. Practices and games will be played at the lacrosse field behind Farragut Middle School. Beginners are welcome. For more info: www.knoxville-lacrosse.com for registration forms.

• Knoxville Lacrosse Fall 2009 sign-ups underway for boys in grades fourth through eighth. Fall season begins the week of Sept. 21 and runs six weeks. Practices and games played at the lacrosse field behind Farragut Middle School. Beginners welcome. Visit www.knoxvillelacrosse.com for registration forms and more info.

• Open tryouts for 10-and-Under and 12-and-Under Knoxville Explosion fastpitch softball teams include professional pitching, catching and hitting lessons. Regional travel includes 50 game commitment for 2010. For more information, contract Joe Birchfield at 865-363-0728.

• 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 information, call 865-919-8504 or 865-223-2310.

• 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.

 

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