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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.

• Starting all 157 games as a Carson-Newman College standout softball infielder while leading her team in hitting two straight seasons, Jessie Howard has added another honor. Howard, a senior infielder and former Farragut Lady Admirals standout, has been named a 2010 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team honoree. The ex-Lady Ad received first-team Daktronics All-Southeast Region and Food Lion SAC All-Tournament team honors last year by leading the team with a .378 batting average while first in the conference in triples (six) and runs scored (49) and second in SAC stolen bases (24 in 26 attempt). Howard finished third in SAC hits with 62, ranked fourth in the conference in walks with 24 and had a .948 fielding percentage.

• 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.

• 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.

• Nicholas Stigall of Farragut helped Tataru’s Men’s Level 5 gymnastics team grab a first-place finish during Flipfest Gymnastics Meet, featuring around 2,700 athletes from 15 states Jan. 16-18 in Knoxville Convention Center. In the 7-9 age group, Nicholas won first place all-around and also scored a perfect 16 on his floor routine.

• 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.

• Cedar Bluff-Farragut Optimist Girls Softball recreation league sign-ups, ages 4-19, are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Saturday through 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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