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Curt Powell, former Farragut High School standout shortstop who played collegiately as starting shortstop at Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin) in 2010, ranked among the top 20 nationally in three offensive categories. Powell ranked seventh in average (.485) and on-base percentage (.568) while finishing 17th in stolen bases (34).

Reese Browning, former All-district and All-region quarterback at Farragut High School, will enroll at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this fall as a preferred walk-on. An All-state honorable mention honoree who earned offensive most valuable player honors in an all-star game involving top talent from Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia, Browning passed for 4,586 yards his final two seasons at FHS. His 44 touchdown passes helped the Ads reach the state quarterfinal playoff round in 2008 and 2009.


Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings that include: July 11, canoe/kayak float, Clinch River below Norris Dam (cannot provide boats); register with Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (e-mail preferred). July 24, evening full moon hike, Clingman's Dome to Andrew's Bald on the Forney Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or call 865-335-3559. July 24-25, backpack, Highlands of Roan, Carvers Gap to US-19E; register with Will Skelton: 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327, or e-mail: whshome@bellsouth.net. July 30-Aug 1, car camp, Balsam Mountain campground in GSMNP; register with Priscilla Watts: 865-966-4142 or e-mail sigmtngirl@earthlink.net.

The 26th Annual Pilot Fireball Moonlite Classic 5K begins at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 3, at The University of Tennessee School of Veterinarian Medicine, corner of Neyland Drive and Joe Johnson. Kids 200-yard Dash is free and begins at 8:15 p.m. Late registration at Runners Market in Bearden at 4443 Kingston Pike from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 2. Participants can also register on race day between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Vet school. Cost is $30. For more information, contact Eric Branch, race director, at 865-850-9486, or Kristy Altman at 865-805-2008.

Farragut High School softball tryouts at Bellamy Field are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day, Tuesday-Wednesday, July 13-14, rain or shine.

 

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