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• Alex Newby, Lipscomb University cross-country athlete and former Farragut High School honoree (Class of 2010), recently was named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference while also earning conference All-Freshmen Team honors.

• Tommy Pharr, Christian Academy of Knoxville Varsity Baseball head coach and former head coach at Farragut High School, recently earned an A.F. Bridges Award as Male Coach of the Year in Tennessee’s Athletic District 2.

• Parker Wormsley, Webb School of Knoxville shortstop/pitcher, signed a baseball scholarship with The University of Tennessee Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Webb’s Lee Athletic Center. A two-time Louisville Slugger All-American Honorable Mention, Wormsley helped lead Webb to the Division II-A state championship and was named Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention in 2010, ranking fifth in the state of Tennessee. A four-year starter at quarterback for Webb’s 2009 state champs and 2010 unbeaten Spartans, Wormsley was named to the TSWA All-State football team.


• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings: Saturday, Nov. 13, dayhike, Piney River Segment of Cumberland Trail.; about 10 miles, moderate; pre-register with Ron Shrieves at ronaldshrieves@comcast.net. Dec. 4 or Dec. 11 (Saturday), dayhike, Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; about 8 miles roundtrip from Newfound Gap parking lot. Rated moderate; in the event that Highway 441 is closed due to snow, an alternate hike at lower elevation will be substituted; Pre-register with Shrieves. Dec. 4 or Dec. 11, Rankin Bottoms Cleanup, spending a day picking up and hauling out plastic bottles and other litter that despoil the area. Preregister with Shrieves.

• 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

• 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 website 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 information, call 865-675-FEET (3338).

 

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