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Upcoming varsity high school basketball games for Westside teams, Thursday, Dec. 30, through Wednesday, Jan. 5: Farragut boys in Lenoir City tournament at LCHS versus Sequoyah, 12:30, p.m., Thursday; at Heritage, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4. Farragut girls in Orlando (Fla.) Christmas tournament Dec. 27-30; at Heritage, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Hardin Valley Academy teams at Beech High School Christmas Tournament, Hendersonville, Dec. 28-30; at Oak Ridge beginning at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 4; Bearden boys in Nike-Kessler Super 16 Tournament final round (times/matchups not set); at Maryville, 8 p.m., Jan. 4. BHS girls at Knoxville Catholic tournament versus Karns, 10 a.m., Dec. 30; at Maryville, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 4.

Chandler Ott, a 14-year-old swimmer from Farragut, represented Atomic City Aquatic Club with one first-place effort during Excel Aquatic Club's yearly Meet of Champions in Brentwood, a USA Swimming-sanctioned event. Among more than 300 swimmers representing 18 teams from Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, Chandler finished first in 100-breaststroke (1:09.98). With that swim she qualified for Senior Sectional championships in March. Chandler also took second 200-breaststroke (2:36.45) and seventh in 400-IM (4:57.25). Chandler also has qualified for Southeastern Swimming championship events in 100-butterfly, 400 IM, 100-breast, 200-breast, 200-IM and 200-backstroke.

Spencer Roth of Knoxville Catholic High School was a finalist for Mr. Football Kicker of the Year in Tennessee among Class AAA competition. Webb School of Knoxville lineman Hunter Little also was a Mr. Football Division II-Class A Lineman of the Year finalist.

Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan 1, dayhike, The University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge; register with Linda Smithyman by e-mail at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559. Jan 15, dayhike, Ramsay Cascade in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; register with Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net

 

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