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• Rob Catapano, Tennessee Volunteers junior left-handed pitcher and former All-state honoree with Farragut High School who has pitched in two College World Series with North Carolina, will serve as one of four captains for the 2010 Vols. Catapano donned the Orange and White for the first time ever last weekend versus Xavier, sitting out 2009 after transferring from UNC. The only Vol with CWS experience, Catapano struck out two and allowed just one hit in 1.2 innings n as the Vols crushed Xavier 17-1 Sunday, Feb. 21. Catapano was 5-1 in two seasons with UNC, registering a 3.42 ERA in 46 appearances (seven starts).

• Harvey Broome Group of Sierra Club’s Tennessee Chapter announces upcoming outings: Saturday, March 6, day-hike, Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness, pre-register with Ron Shrieves: 865-922-3518;; Sunday, March 14, day-hike, Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhb or 865-335-3559; Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21, backpack, Cumberland Trail (LaFollette to Cove Lake State Park), pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or

• CYF youth football is hosting a Free Quarterback & Wide Receiver Camp from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 9 through April 6, at CAK game field for fifth-, sixth and seventh-graders only. Players should bring cleats and quarterbacks should bring a ball. Donations accepted to help cover camp costs. Call Jeff Taylor at 865-765-2119 to reserve.

• Farragut Baseball, Inc. is offering 15-18 year-old league sign-ups through Saturday, March 6. Forms at under forms section. Completed forms should be delivered or mailed to Goin Postal near Ingles in Farragut Towne Square.

• Winning a number of first-place events during competitions in Nashville last year, Kylie Beyer, a Farragut Middle School student, was named “Junior Staker of the Year” in 2009 by Knoxville Figure Skating Club in “pre-Juvenile” level.

• Registration for Knoxville’s largest adult recreational tennis league now in progress. For more info, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-607-4070 or visit Greater Knoxville Tennis Associations Web site:

• Town of Farragut now accepting registrations for Coed and Men’s recreational softball teams to participate in spring leagues, which begin the week of April 12 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 23. Registration forms available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town’s Web site at, or by contacting Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at or 865-966-7057.

• Business and Community Services at Pellissippi State Community College is offering Introduction to Golf from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 16-April 1. Classes at Target Golf off Beaver Creek Drive. Equipment will be provided or students may bring their own. Cost is $65, plus a $10 facility fee. To register, call BCS at 865-694-6663.

• Town of Farragut is accepting registrations for spring sand volleyball leagues (April 12-May 27) at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, to include a Competitive Coed League, Recreational Coed League and Intermediate Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players. Registration forms available at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town’s Web site at, or by contacting Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at or 865-966-7057.

• “Throwback Night” for Farragut Admirals’ baseball team is Thursday, April 29, at FHS’s John Heatherly Field as the Admirals host Oak Ridge beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bearden versus Karns begins the festivities at 5 p.m. Teams wear old-style uniforms, there is no admission charge and food is sold at greatly-reduced prices. Proceeds go to National Parkinson Foundation.

• Introduction to Scuba Diving, offered through Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services at Ski/Scuba Center off Sutherland Avenue. Saturday-Sunday sessions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: March 6-7, April 10-11 and May 15-16. To register or get more info: 865-539-7167, or

• 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 info: Jeff Taylor at 865-765-2119.

• Girls 12-and-under are being sought for local softball travel team. Those turning 13 after 1/1/2010 allowed. For more info: 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 For more information on KTC, contact Kristy Altman, managing director, at 865-805-2008 or via e-mail at

 • Champions Junior Golf announces the 2010 Champions Junior Golf Tour, designed for boys and girls 14 and under (minimum age 5) using age and gender appropriate yardages and divisions. These one-day events are open to junior golfers of all skill levels and will be conducted in the Knoxville area during the spring, summer and fall. The player in each age group who accumulates the most points over the course of a Tour (Spring, Summer or Fall) will earn “Tour Champion” honors and will be invited to the CJGT Tournament of Champions. A $60 membership fee allows participation in all 2010 Knoxville Tours. To register and view the Spring Tour schedule, visit


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