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• Nicky Delmonico, All-American rising senior infielder with three-time defending Class AAA state champion Farragut High School Baseball, along with All-American teammate and rising senior pitcher, Philip Pfeifer, once again have earned a spot with USA Baseball's national team preparing for world competition. The FHS pair are part of a 20-player roster for the 2010 18U National Team recently selected at the conclusion of a six-day trials period at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Team USA will compete in the 2010 IBAF “AAA” (18U) World Junior Championships in Thunder Bay, Canada, July 23-Aug. 1.

• Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K is set to begin at midnight, Saturday, July 31. Participants will line up at 11:55 p.m. Cost for registration is $20 through July 16. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by July 16. Cost July 17-28 is $25 and registrations are accepted online only. No registrations accepted July 29 or 30. Race day registration cost is $30. Participants can go to www.ktc.org for details. For more info, contact co-race director David Morris at 865-607-8717 or via e-mail at smokymtnhiker@aol.com or co-race director Caroline Lamar at 865-384-7441 or via e-mail at carolinelamar@hotmail.com.

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

• 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: call 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: call 865-966-4142 or e-mail: sigmtngirl@earthlink.net.

 

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