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• TSSAA spring sports regular season play begins Monday, March 15, for Farragut and Bearden high schools and Hardin Valley Academy. Baseball action Monday through Wednesday, March 15-17, finds FHS hosting Heritage starting a 6 p.m., Monday, before traveling to Lenoir City (6 p.m.) Wednesday; Bearden travels to Webb School (5 p.m.) Tuesday, then plays at Knoxville Catholic (6 p.m.) Wednesday; HVA hits the road at Anderson County (5 p.m.) Monday, then at West (6:30 p.m.) Tuesday before opening at home versus ACHS (5 p.m.) Wednesday. Softball play begins for the FHS Lady Ads at Gibbs (5 p.m.) Tuesday; Bearden travels to South-Doyle (5:30 p.m.) Monday, then hosts Sevier County (5:30 p.m.) Tuesday; the HVA Lady Hawks host Anderson County (6 p.m.) Monday, then play at Powell (6 p.m.) Tuesday. Soccer action finds FHS at Lenoir City (7 p.m.) Tuesday; Hardin Valley hosts Catholic (5 p.m./including junior varsity) Tuesday.

• The American Diabetes Association's Knoxville Tour de Cure, Saturday June 5, is a one day cycling event geared to all cyclists. Routes include a 12-mile family ride for the novice riders and children plus 25-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile ride through scenic backroads. The ride will start at H.T. Hackney Co in Lenoir City, as each route will loop back to the start/finish line where riders can recharge with a meal, massage, music and kids' activities. Route fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles, bike mechanics, EMTs and a full time ambulance. For more info: Ben Bass at 865-524-7868 (extension 3342) or bbass@diabetes.org Additionally, if you have diabetes or want to support someone who does, consider joining the Red Rider Team. You or your team can register at www.diabetes.org/tour.

• Harvey Broome Group of Sierra Club's Tennessee Chapter announces upcoming outings: Sunday, March 14, day-hike, Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhb @yahoo.com 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 whshome@bellsouth.net.

• To registration for Knoxville's largest adult recreational tennis league, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-607-4070 or visit www.gkta.org

• Town of Farragut now accepting registrations for Coed and Men's recreational softball teams for 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 www.townoffarragut.org, or Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

• Pellissippi State’s Introduction to Golf, 6-7 p.m., Thursdays, March 16-April 1. Classes at Target Golf off Beaver Creek Drive. Equipment provided or students may bring their own. To register: 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. Registration forms available at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town's Web site at www.townoffarragut.org, or by contacting Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

• “Throwback Night” for Farragut baseball is Thursday, April 29, at FHS's John Heatherly Field as the Ads host Oak Ridge at 7:30 p.m. Bearden versus Karns begins the festivities at 5 p.m. Teams wear old-style uniforms. Free admission. Food sold at greatly-reduced prices. Proceeds go to National Parkinson Foundation.

• Introduction to Scuba Diving, offered through Pellissippi State at Ski/Scuba Center off Sutherland Avenue. Saturday-Sunday sessions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: April 10-11 and May 15-16. For more info: 865-539-7167 or www.pstcc.edu/bcs

• CYF tackle football now is registering players for 7-, 8-, and 11-year-old teams. For more information, call Jeff Taylor at 865-765-2119.

• Girls 12-and-under being sought for local softball travel team. Those turning 13 after 1/1/2010 allowed. For more info: 865-919-8504.

• Champions Junior Golf announces its 2010 CJG Tour, designed for boys and girls 14 and under (minimum age 5) using age and gender appropriate yardages and divisions. To register and view Spring Tour schedule: www.championsjjrgolf.com.

 

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