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• Kyler Kerbyson, Knoxville Catholic High School’s 6-foot-5, 295-pound All-state senior offensive lineman who recently committed to head coach Derrick Dooley’s Tennessee Volunteers, was honored by a national publication: named to Catholic-SportsNet High School Football’s Preseason All-American Third Team Offense.

• Knoxville Free to Breathe 5K Run/1 Mile Walk uniting people who are passionate about fighting lung cancer, is Saturday, Oct. 16, in Village Green subdivision, Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with 1 Mile Walk beginning at 8:15 a.m. and 5K Run at 8:30. Online registration closes Oct. 13 (, mail-in closes Oct. 11. For more info or to register, donate, sponsor or volunteer, visit

• I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center will host its annual Clod Classic golf tournament at Royal Oaks golf course, Maryville, Sept. 3. To register, call Master Sgt. Sam Daugherty at 865-804-0895.

• Inaugural Hal Canfield Memorial Mile road race is set for 8:30 a.m., Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Course is a point-to-point route on Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. For more information, contact Jason Altman at 865-805-2476 or via e-mail at or Eric Branch at 865-935-9151 or via e-mail at

• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club announces upcoming outings: Sunday, Sept. 5, day-hike, Ijams Nature Center; register with Linda Smithyman at 865-335-3559 or Saturday, Sept. 11, day-hike, a 6-mile (requiring a car shuttle) hike on Pretty Hollow Gap Trail to Little Cataloochee Trail in Cataloochee area; register with Priscilla Watts at 865-966-4142 or Saturday-Sunday, Sept 18-19, annual Gourmet Backpack, Crowder Branch and Farr Gap trails in Citico Wilderness; register with Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or (e-mail preferred); Saturday, Sept. 25, volunteer event on Public Lands Day to restore a natural area; contact Smithyman.

• Fall Knox Youth Sports instructional softball is for girls age 7-12. Games weeknights at Lakeshore Park. Official age as of Dec 21, 2010. Season runs from early September to late October. Visit or call 865-584-6403.

• Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 21st year with a seven-day ride beginning Sunday, Sept. 12. Event begins with check-in at Harrison Bay State Park starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, followed by a rider’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. For registration information or more details, e-mail Gary Patterson at or visit

• Carson-Newman College men’s soccer midfielder Ben Backstrom has been named to the All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team. Helping Farragut High School win the 2007 Class AAA state title, Backstrom tallied four goals four assists last season.

• Farragut Baseball, Inc. is about to conclude its inaugural season sponsoring Farragut Flag Football for youth ages 5-9. Games, which started in July and held at Mayor Bob Leonard Park Field 5, will conclude in early September. Sixty players completed in two divisions – Rookie League (ages 5-6) and Pro Bowlers League (7-9). The league, sanctioned by the NFL allowing the wearing of NFL-style jerseys and use of NFL-type flags and footballs, is the only such league in East Tennessee.

• A freestyler, Gavin Hughes was part of a Sugarwood Swim Team 9-10 boys medley relay that finished high during the recent Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swim Association “City Meet.” Teammates were Eddie Ceausu (backstroke), Ryan Wiebe (breaststroke) and William Brown (butterfly).



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