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Kelsey Benorden, former Farragut High Lady Admirals All-state volleyball player (Class of 2007) has been named Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week for her play with UNC-Asheville Nov. 2-8. The 5-foot-10 outside hitter led the Lady Bulldogs to three wins keeping them atop the Big South Conference standings. Her best effort was a 25-kill, 15-dig, two block effort in a four-game win at Liberty (Va.). The ex-Lady Admiral leads the Big South in kills per set (3.99).

The 25th annual BlueCross Autumnfest 8K & 2 Mile Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 26, in the parking lot at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse at downtown Knoxville's Volunteer Landing. Pre-registration is open until Nov. 17. Cost is $20 for runners. Late registration and race-day registration fee is $25. Registration fee for walkers is $12 through race day. Knoxville Track Club members can deduct $3 during pre-registration only as part of their membership. Participants who choose not to get a t-shirt may deduct $5 from their registration at any time. The BlueCross Autumnfest 8K course is fast and flat running out and back on Neyland Drive along the Tennessee River and will go out and back along the Neyland Drive greenway. For more info: Kristy Altman at 865-805-2008.

Hot to Trot races will begin at 7:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, in Turkey Creek Shopping Area on Parkside Drive. Races include 5K, 10K and Fun Run. To register, log on to or call 865-675-3338 for info.

CBFO Basketball League is considering beginning a 15-18 year-old boys division during the 2009-10 season if there are enough boys interested. Boys would have to be age 15 as of Sept. 1 to play in this division. If interested, contact Jeff Castor at or 865-776-6567, or TomAllen or 865-604-4391 for details.

A Farragut girls fastpitch softball team that would represent the Farragut Middle School area, grades 6-8, is holding tryouts for spring 2010. For more information, call 865-919-8504 or 865-223-2310.

Satchel (all-stars) Traveling baseball team will be holding registration for its 2010 summer travel baseball team for youth and high school baseball players ages 13-15 and 16-19. For more info, call 888-833-7688 or visit Web site at


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