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• Cody Shirley, Knoxville Catholic High School running back/linebacker, recently committed to play college football as a cadet-athlete at Virginia Military Institute. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Shirley rushed for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns in his injury-shortened career. Defensively the past two seasons, Shirley made 88 tackles and intercepted one pass returned for a touchdown. The KCHS senior, an All-District 4-AAA honoree last season, finished 11th overall at Nike Combine in Pennsylvania among more than 500 athletes.

• Marcus Huie, Carson-Newman College junior receiver and former Farragut Admirals honoree, caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Doug Belk in the Eagles' 34-27 home win versus Mars Hill Tuesday, Oct. 21.

• Hardin Valley Academy Boys Basketball Chili Supper begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at HVA. Event also includes door prizes. For more info, e-mail head coach Keith Galloway: gallowayk2@k12tn.net


• Christian Academy of Knoxville announces a change to its upcoming high school football schedule. The Warriors' game at Alcoa has been moved to tonight, Thursday, Oct. 29. Opening kickoff remains 7:30 p.m.

• Mercy Health Partners is sponsoring Farragut's 2010 Hot To Trot 5K/10K Road Race on Parkside Drive beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Sister Martha's Food Pantry and town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services department. Interested runners can register by following the links on Mercy Web site at www.mercy.com, or by going to Fleet Feet Web site: www.fleetfeetknoxville.com/hottotrot. A training course called No Boundaries helps individuals prepare for running a 5K or 10K. For more info, call 865-675-FEET (3338).

• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club announces upcoming outings:  Nov 7, mystery dayhike within a 50-mile radius of Knoxville; likely less than six miles and rated easy to moderate; register (and suggest a hike) with Linda Smithyman by e-mail: lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or call 865-335-3559. Nov 13, dayhike, Piney River Segment of Cumberland Trail; about 10 miles and rated moderate; register with Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.

• Through a lease gift from Maryville College Board Member Teenie Hayworth, Penrose Farm, Hayworth's 130-acre equine facility located off Nubbin Ridge Road, is now home to Maryville College's 15-member equestrian team.

 

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