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• CYF tackle football now is registering young players for 7-, 8-, and 11-year-old teams. Roster openings are limited. All practices are held at Christian Academy of Knoxville. Players will receive brand-name uniforms. For more information, call Jeff Taylor at 865-765-2119.

• All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in local level competition for 2010 Knights of Columbus Council Free Throw Championship, beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, in St. John Neumann Catholic School gym, 625 St. John Court, Farragut. KOC Council 8781 will host council level competition, with district level competition following at 3 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. The best score for shooting 15 or 25 foul shots determines the winner. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent upon arrival. For entry forms or additional information, call Peter McKenzie at 865-671-0425.

• Knoxiecross Cyclocross Race Series begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at McFee Park on McFee Road. Visit www.knoxiecross.com for details, including registration information.


• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, upcoming outings are set: Feb. 20, day hike, Ten Mile Greenway, Knoxville; Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at 865-335-3559 or lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com. Feb. 20-21, backpack, Frozen Head State Park. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves: phone 865-922-3518; e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.

• Bearden High School baseball team’s annual rummage sale will run from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 6, at BHS. For more info, contact Julia Pasillas at 865-789-0764.

• FC Alliance youth soccer has partnered with Johnny Long Training Academy to host Saturday Pre Academy games within academy’s indoor/outdoor artificial turf soccer complex off Hardin Valley road just off Pellissippi Parkway. For more information, visit FCAllianceknox.org.

• Cheetah Lacrosse is conducting Spring 2010 registration for two at-large teams representing middle school-level and high school level players. Registration and informal parents’ meetings will be held at practices through Feb. 14. Early season practices will be held at Ball Camp Ellis Fields, Lakeshore Fields, and beginning in March, also at town of Farragut’s Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Dates and times for full season are posted on www.knoxlacrosse.com. Season ends with tourney May 8-9.

• Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher, is Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ guest speaker during its monthly Baseball Chapel at Diamond Baseball-Simcox Academy at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. Event is free; public is invited. Call 865-288-3624 or www.diamondbaseballtn.com for more information.

• Cedar Bluff-Farragut Optimist Girls Softball recreation league sign-ups, ages 4-19, are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 20, at program’s complex, 11609 Northshore Drive, Farragut. No travel. All games and practices at this location. For more information, call 865-966-0907 or 865-805-2813. Limited openings.

• Farragut Baseball, Inc. signups now are underway for ages 3-14 for 2010 season through Saturday, Feb. 13. Signups at Goin Postal in old Ingles shopping center, 11809 Kingston Pike; Diamond Baseball Simcox Academy, 144 West End Ave., Farragut, and at farragutbaseballinc.com

• Girls 12-and-under from Farragut Middle School being sought for local travel team. Those turning 13 after 1/1/2010 allowed. For more information: 865-919-8504.

• Knoxville Track & Field Club has set up a Post Collegiate Scholarship Fund for local athletes striving to compete on a competitive level. Ten scholarships will be given per year for $500 each. Two yearly deadlines for applications: March 1 and Sept. 1. Scholarships will be announced April 1 and Oct. 1. Athletes may only apply for scholarships once per year. To receive a scholarship, athletes must be a U.S. citizen and a Knoxville resident. Applications will be judged on merit based on an essay and application. All athletes receiving scholarship funding will be required to volunteer for at least one Knoxville Track Club event. To receive an application, visit KTC Web site at www.ktc.org. For more information on KTC, contact Kristy Altman, managing director, at 865-805-2008 or via e-mail at kaltmanruns@gmail.com.

• 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, call 865-675-9894.

 

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