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• Nick Williams, rising sophomore pitcher at The University of Tennessee and former All-state Farragut Admiral, has earned an all-star bid in Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League this summer. A key member of Tennessee's bullpen during his freshman season, Williams has been used primarily as a starter for the Danbury Westerners. In seven total appearances, including six starts, Williams is 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA, 39 strikeouts and just 19 walks in 32.1 innings. His win total ranks second in the league, while his strikeout total places him fourth. The 18th annual NECBL All-Star Game was held Wednesday, July 27, at Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass.

• Willow Creek Golf Club will host 22nd Annual Lindsey Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start Thursday, Aug. 4. Four-man team scramble format. Entry deadline July 29. To register, call voice mail at 865-671-8880 or cfsertomaclub@tds.net

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday, Aug. 6, Take-a-Hike, Bob's Bald, Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. Rated moderate. Contact Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (email preferred). Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14, backpack, Shining Rocks Wilderness, Nantahala National Forest, N.C. Rated moderate. For more information, contact Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net.


• Webb School of Knoxville baseball players named to Division II-A East/Middle All-Region Team for the 2011 season, during which the Spartans finished as state runner-up, were 2011 graduates Parker Wormsley, Brennan Liu, KJ Parent and Kyle King, and Class of 2012’s Joe Hall. Spartans named to Division II-A East/Middle All-Region Tournament Team were Wormsley, named Most Valuable Player; Liu, Parent and Class of 2012’s Jim Dolinak.

• A reunion for former Farragut High School Softball players, focusing on players and their families from the 1982 state champions and 1988 state runner-up Admirals — both coached by John Heatherly, begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 30, in Sevierville at the home of former ’82 Admiral Pat Dorwin. For directions to Dorwin’s home, and more information, go to www.admiralbaseball.com

• Hardin Valley Academy softball tryouts for incoming freshmen girls and those already attending HVA will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at HVA’s softball field. Field is located at 11345 Hardin Valley Road.

• Baseball tryouts for rising sixth, seventh- and eighth-graders zoned for Hardin Valley Academy will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball field. For more information, contact Kent Matthews at thundball@aol.com or call at 865-603-5368.

• Legacy Parks Foundation is hosting a series of guided hikes on local trails this summer free of charge and appropriate for families who want to get active and outdoors. Each hike is approximately 2-5 miles, starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday mornings through July. More information at covenanthealth.com/missykane or call 865-541-4500.

 

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