published Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Sports Calendar

Saturday, March 5, 2011

This list is updated at least weekly. A short version including imminent events appears on Fridays in the sports section. Submit items by e-mail to sports@timesfreepress.com, by fax to 423-668-5049 or by mail to Sports Dept., Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

BASEBALL

  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner city) signups: Ongoing for season starting April 4 at Warner Park & East Lake & Avondale rec. centers; March 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. signups at both centers; baseball/softball for boys & girls ages 5-14; sponsored by MLB, Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club; $50 per player; volunteers needed. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • East Brainerd final signups: March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., EYBAA complex; also T-ball for ages 3-4. See ebyaa.com.

  • Lakeside youth signups: March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hills Recreation Center; ages 4-16; $65. Call Willie Mosley at 362-0908 or Lonzo Martin 504-3250.

  • Ooltewah final signups: March 5, Ooltewah Walmart Garden Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 5-14, $75 plus late fee; T-ball for 3-4-year-olds. Call Mark Hancock at 645-9923.

  • Snow Hill final signups: March 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com or call 344-6625.

  • Gordon Lee High School camp: March 5, 1-5 p.m., Sport Center Indoor Athletic Academy, Chickamauga; ages 5-15; $25 pre-register, $30 that day; led by GLHS coaches & players. Contact Adam Crowley at adam.crowley@glschools.org or 706-382-3100, ext. 2006.

  • Doyle Academy training camp: March 5-6, Camp Jordan; for players & coaches; $85 till Feb. 25, then $105. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

  • USSSA/Global Sports World Series qualifier: March 5-6, Sparta; 8-under $125, 9- to 12-under $200. Contact Mark Lovrekovic at teamsysa@aol.com or 931-268-1202.

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: March 6, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

  • Whitfield/Dalton youth leagues: Ages 8-12, Tuesday nights starting in April; organized teams in northwest Georgia welcome. Call Brian Chastain at 706-463-3751, Steve Roberts at 706-281-1223 or WC Rec. at 706-226-8341.

  • Boynton Recreation tournament: March 11-17. See www.boyntonrec.com.

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean banquet: March 12, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church (doors open at 5); YMCA CEO Randy Brown guest speaker; Amanda Swartout to be honored with courage award. Call Bobby Dunn at 596-1353.

  • Border Wars XIII select tournament: March 12-13, Jack Mattox complex; 8-under $150, 9- to 12-u $199; dozen balls with entry payment; 4-game guarantee. Contact Mickey Milita at mickey.tbc@gmail.com or 423-827-2954 or Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

  • U.S. Baseball Academy fielding & baserunning camp: March 13, Cleveland State, 1-4 p.m.; directed by Cleveland State coach Mike Policastro. See www.usbaseballacademy.com or call 866-622-4487 for details & registration forms.

  • East Ridge youth preseason tournament: March 17-24; ages 5-12, recreation teams only; $65, 4-game guarantee. Contact Shawnna Skiles at sskiles@eastridgetn.org or 580-1166.

  • Select tournaments in Georgia: March 18-20, Rossville; April 1-3, Sonoraville; April 8-10, Jack Mattox complex; ages 6-8 $50, 9-10 $200, 11-12 $225, 4-game minimums; 13-14 $250, 15-16 $275, 3-game minimums. Contact David Moss at dhmoss@catt.com or 423-991-8947 or see www.openbaseball.net.

  • Hixson preseason youth tournament: March 28-April 3; 3-game guarantee. Call Alan Bailey at 421-1366.

  • Fort Mountain Classic: April 2-3, Tunnel Hill; for AA, A & recreation teams, ages 7- to 10-under; 3-game guarantee, $50. See www.leaguelineup.com/furybb or call Brian Elrod at 423-421-2044.

  • Chick-fil-A Duel on the Diamond: April 15-17, Jack Mattox park; select & recreation tournaments, 4-game guarantees: select $150 for 8-under, $200 for 9- to 12-under; rec. $50 for ages 5-6 & 7-8, Dizzy Dean rules. Contact Mickey Milita at mickey.tbc@gmail.com or 423-827-2954 or Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

  • ASA Make-A-Wish Classic: May 20-22, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; 9-under & older teams $150, free for 8-under with Make-A-Wish donation; 4-game guarantee. Call Mark at 715-5690.

  • Fury Academy lessons: New 12,000-square-foot, climate-controlled indoor facility with professional instructors available for pitching, hitting & defensive lessons plus strength/conditioning; open 7 days a week off I-75 near East Ridge. Call Coach Scott at 902-4011 or e-mail furybb@gmail.com.

  • New team indoor rental, Fury facility: More than 7,500 square feet, 2026 Mack Smith Road; rates as low as $50 for 90 minutes; team instructor training available; other sports can use it, too. Contact Alan at 1101aw@comcast.net or 488-6186.

  • 10-under select team: Seeking catcher for 2011 season. Call 595-6107.

  • 10-under Tennessee Wolves: Seeking players who don’t turn turn 11 by May 1, 2011, from southeast Tennessee & northwest Georgia; planning for 8-12 tournaments in spring & summer. Call Mark at 715-5690.

  • 11-under Falcons: Seeking a couple of players to complete roster. Call Bill at 421-5509.

  • 11-under Tennessee Outlaws tryouts: Call Brian Spurgeon at 645-5751.

  • 11-under Chattanooga Chiefs tryouts: Seeking a few players who don’t turn 12 before May 1. Call Jeremy Reed at 320-4527 or Shane Austin at 994-7946.

  • 11-under Chattanooga Colonels: Tryouts soon. Call Coach Tim at 785-7155.

  • Burke’s Sports Academy instruction: Private hitting, pitching & skills lessons year-round for ages 5-18. Call Marvin Burke at 894-4293 or see www.pitchhit.com.

  • “Quicker, faster, stronger” camp: Monday-Friday daily sessions; ages 7-older; $35 a week, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200.

  • Lessons for high school pitchers: Taught by former University of Tennessee pitcher Zane Stone; individual & group rates to improve and sharpen skills. Call 240-3337 or e-mail zanecstone@yahoo.com.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

BASKETBALL

  • AAU Chattanooga Bulls boys tryouts: March 6, 4-6 p.m., Tennessee Temple University gym; grades 5-7, $5 fee. Call Keith Rawls at 316-1125.

  • Super Hoops intramural play: March 7 & 14, North Chattanooga Recreation Center; ages 12-up with intellectual disabilities; 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Skill Level 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for Skill Level 2; $20 for the 8 weeks. Call Lizzy at 643-5716.

  • Knoxville Panther Invitational: March 18-20, Carson-Newman College; boys & girls divisions; 3-game guarantee, TSSAA referees, $150. E-mail skyshae2001@yahoo.com or call 865-387-1792.

  • Knoxville Lady Panthers AAU tryouts: Limited spots open for grades 8-11 teams. Call 865-387-1792.

  • Chattanooga Invitational Classic: April 1-3; registration deadline March 28; YBOA-sanctioned for girls & boys teams in age groups 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-, 16- & 17-under; 8 teams per division; $200, 3 games guaranteed. Contact Book McCray at bookmc@clear.net or bookmc@peoplepc.com or 227-7206.

  • Lee University women’s camps: June 16-18, high school & middle school team camp; June 27-July 1, Marty Rowe Skills & Drills individual camp for girls ages 5-15. Contact Mindy Kiser at mkiser@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8452.

  • TNXtreme AAU girls: Seeking coaches for multiple age groups. See www.tnxtreme.com or call Juan Hansford at 635-0999.

  • TN Swarm AAU girls: Seeking players in grades 4-5. Contact Bryan Kile at bryanyd@msn.com or 423-435-5818.

  • Elite AAU boys tryouts: Players sought; ages 11-15. Call 314-4230 or 544-4685.

  • Georgia Longhorns boys program: 3rd-grade (9-under) team seeking 2 players to fill roster; 6th-grade (12-u) team seeking post players. Contact Stacy Pardee at spardee@whitfield.k12.ga.us or 706-483-7246.

  • Lady Mustangs AAU signups: Seeking grades 6-7 girls. Contact Jack Skelton at jackskelton@hotmail.com or 593-1736.

  • Ages 13-15 AAU girls team tryouts: Call Johnny at 618-2647.

  • Personal training: By successful college coach Melvin Williams; boys & girls ages 7-18, individuals or small groups. Call Coach Williams at 322-5939.

  • Individual lessons: For boys & girls in grades 6-12. Call Grover Levy at 931-636-7311 or see www.askthepositivecoach.com.

  • Personal professional-level training: All ages, boys & girls, taught by current pro player. Call Tony Doyley at 308-9450.

  • Power Up training: Individualized high-level training for all ages. Call lead instructor Roy Pankey at 285-0334.

  • Intramural wheelchair pickup games: Washington Hills Recreation Center. Call 855-9741.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

FOOTBALL

  • Colt McCoy speaking at Boyd-Buchanan fundraiser dinner: March 12, 6:30 p.m., The Chattanoogan; Cleveland Browns and former University of Texas quarterback who holds the record for major college wins (45) & was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist; tickets $100, 8 people per table, available at www.bbschool.org or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at BBS business office. Call 508-2212 or 622-6177.

  • North Georgia YMCA adult flag league: Registration deadline March 21 for March 26-May 21 play; 18-older; team fee $395. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • North Georgia YMCA rookies flag signups: Deadline April 4 for April 16-May 21 league; boys & girls ages 3-5; $40. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • Junior Rank’s elite national camp: June 3-5, McCallie School; for grades 6-12 interested in playing college football; NFL & NCAA instructors; Scout.com & MaxPreps evaluators will be present. See www.JuniorRank.com or call Brian locally at 421-2044.

  • Ready, React and Dominate clinic: 8-week program for speed, agility, quickness, explosive strength & sports-specific drills; $100 month, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200 Monday-Friday.

GOLF

  • Collegiate/Amateur Scramble: July 11, noon, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; benefits Metropolitan Ministries; 5-person teams each include 1 college golfer tied to 54-hole State Farm Collegiate Open July 12-13; $125 per player; sponsorships available from $5,000 to $500. Send entry to Collegiate Players Tour, c/o Al Carrico, 6137 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

  • Champions Junior Tour: Fall, spring & summer tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events. See www.championsjrgolf.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Chattanooga District Senior Olympics registration: Through April 1 for May 2-7 competition for ages 50-over; 5-year increments for age groups. Call Ginny Stone at 755-6114 or Richard West at 643-6055.

  • Chattanooga bike polo pickup games: Mondays, 4-6 p.m., First Tennessee Pavilion; all skill levels; bring or borrow a bike; helmets required; mallets provided.

  • YouthFit developmental classes: March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5:45-6:30 p.m.; March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 7-7:45 p.m.; at Fury Performance; for ages 6-9 with little or no performance training experience; $12 per workout or $40 in advance for 4. E-mail coachmattgreen@gmail.com

  • Family fitness karate classes: Under way, North Georgia YMCA, 1733 Battlefield Parkway; adults & kids ages 6-up. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • Coed kickball signups: Through March 25 for season starting April 18, Jack Mattox park; open & church teams welcome; $225. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

  • FCA Lookout Mountain (Northwest Georgia) chapter banquet: March 8, 7 p.m., The Colonnade, Ringgold; keynote speaker Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Raymond Berry. E-mail lookoutmountainfca@fca.org.

  • Chattanooga youth cycling team signups: March 9, 6:30-7:30, Chattanooga Performance, 1421 Market St.; ages 10-18. Contact Andy at ics@optilink.us or 706-264-2738.

  • Colt McCoy speaking at Boyd-Buchanan fundraiser dinner: March 12, 6:30 p.m., The Chattanoogan; Cleveland Browns and former University of Texas quarterback who holds the record for major college wins (45) & was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist; tickets $100, 8 people per table, available at www.bbschool.org or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at BBS business office. Call 508-2212 or 622-6177.

  • North Georgia YMCA Sunshine soccer & kickball signups: Deadline March 22 for March 29-May 19 league; boys & girls ages 5-21 with exceptional needs; $35. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • Chattanooga Oral Cancer Awareness Walk: April 23, First Tennessee Pavilion, 11 a.m. (registration & free oral screenings begin 9 a.m.); 3-mile walk, $20 till April 8 at www.chattanoogawalk.com, then $25; live music by Roger Alan Wade; raffle & silent auction. Contact Jeanna Richelson at jeanna1255@aol.com or 894-9215.

  • Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Mondays, noon-1 p.m., till April 25, Stadium Club at Finley Stadium; $10 for hot meal, $2 to attend without eating; annual membership fee $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life events: April 29-30, Red Bank High School; May 6-7, Camp Jordan Park; May 21-22, Tennessee Pavilion; fundraising teams encouraged along with individuals.

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods help for Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee: Through June 30; Sports Committee gets 2 percent of Dick’s purchases on ScoreCard Rewards cards assigned to committee; benefits still go to card-holder. See www.mydickssportinggoods.com for Play It Forward information & designation.

  • Senior Olympics badminton practice: Wednesday & Saturday mornings; Brainerd rec. complex. Call Gene Blaes at 624-0501.

  • “Table soccer”: Chattanooga Subbuteo League looking for players; easy to learn & play; equipment provided. Call (706) 965-6881 or see www.americansubbuteo.com.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

OUTDOORS

  • Cherokee Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation annual banquet: March 5, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), Chester Frost Park pavilion, Hixson; JAKES (youth) get in free, with year’s membership included; seating maximum 350 for meal. Call Don Oscai at 595-4168 or Todd Rowden at 443-0594.

  • Outdoor Chattanooga free winter workshops: March 10, 6-7:30 p.m., OC center at Coolidge Park, introduction to water paddle sports part 1 (e-mail terri@outdoorchattanooga.com); March 17, intro to water paddle sports part 2, led by Marcus Hulsey (marcus@outdoorchattanooga.com); March 24, familiy camping tips & tricks); all ages welcome. Call 643-6888.

  • Adaptive climbing clinics: 10 & 17, Urban Rocks Gym, in conjunction with Chattanooga Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Division. Contact Elaine Adams at adams_e@chattanooga.gov or 697-1345 or 595-3314.

  • Chattanooga Chapter of Tenn. Ornithological Society meeting: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at rockyturf@comcast.net or 238-4234.

  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: March 11, 8 p.m. CST, easy 3-mile night hike from Foster Falls parking lot; March 20, 10 a.m. CST, moderately difficult trek to Hawkins Cove from visitors center; March 27, 3 p.m., moderate 3-miler to Sycamore Falls from Grundy Forest parking lot. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • NWTF Cherokee Chapter JAKES Day: March 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsman’s Warehouse; fun instruction for youth on hunting, fishing, camping, conservation and other outdoors-related activities and topics). Call Don Oscai at 595-4168.

  • Tennessee Wild family hike: March 12; easy 2-miler on the Big Creek Trail in Polk County, to the boundary of the Big Frog Wilderness and back; 16-participant limit. Contact Jeffrey Hunter at jeff@safc.org or 322-7866.

  • Chattanooga Trekkers family hike: March 12; to Keown Falls Scenic Area at Rocky Face, Ga.; reservations required. Contact Valerie Radu at valerie.radu@gmail.com or 309-2576.

  • Booker T. Duathlon: March 12-13, run and mountain bike race. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com.

  • Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race: March 26; 10.2-mile (8:30 a.m.) and 6.5-mile (9 a.m.) options, Mullins Cove Loop in Prentice Cooper WMA. See www.rockcreek.com/rivergorge.

  • Southern Mountain Bike Summit: March 27. See www.southernmtbsummit.net.

  • Paddlin, Pedalin & Pickin: April 16-17; conducted by New Echota River Alliance; call Alan Crawford at 706-291-7449 about canoe/kayak launch at noon Saturday from base of Carters Dam in Murray County, Ga., & Sunday paddle from Foster Farm to Highway 225 boat ramp at New Echota in Gordon County; bicyclists call Marcus at Cherokee Cycles, 404-293-0439, for the 2 days’ rides; both groups will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Charlie Ralston’s Farm for a cookout with entertainment from the Georgia Mountain Music Club. For sponsorship contact Dan McBee at mcbee.dan3@gmail.com or 706-263-4002.

  • East Tennessee Pointing Dog Club seeking members: Contact Bill Barber in Spring City at bandbarber@aol.com or 423-365-6652.

RUGBY

  • Scenic City high school association: Seeking club teams for spring season, beginning late March. Contact Nathan Daugherty at ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

  • Hamilton YMCA youth flag league registration: Through March 5; skills evaluation March 5, noon-2 p.m.; boys & girls ages 7-12; games on Saturdays with a weekday practice. Contact Nathan Daugherty at ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

RUNNING

  • Get Your Rear in Gear 5k: March 12, 11 a.m. (registration 9:30), Tennessee Riverwalk at C.B. Robinson Bridge; 5k fun run/walk 1 p.m.; hosted by University Surgical Associates with focus on screening for colon cancer; $25 till March 8 ($12 ages 12-under), then $30 ($15). See www.getyourrearingear.com.

  • Gateway Bank & Trust 5k: March 19, 8 a.m., Ringgold; benefits Communities in Schools. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

  • 5k Race to End Family Homelessness: March 26, 8 a.m., Tennessee Riverwalk shelter 3 (at C.B. Robinson Bridge); also a 1-mile timed race & 1-mile fun run; $20 for run ($25 race day), $15 for walk ($20 race day). See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org or www.ihnchattanooga.org/RUNWALK.

  • Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race: March 26. See www.rockcreek.com/rivergorge.

SOCCER

  • Signal Mountain spring registration: March 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Shackleford Ridge soccer pavilion; or www.signalmountainsoccer.com. Call Karen Barrett at 667-5654.

  • Major League Soccer exhibition: March 6, Finley Stadium, 4 p.m.; New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew; hosted by Chattanooga Football Club; tickets $10 at www.chattanoogafc.com or $15 at the gate (under-6 free).

  • North Georgia YMCA youth league signups: Deadline March 12 for March 26-May 21 play at Lakeview Middle School; boys & girls ages 3-12; $75. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • North Georgia YMCA Sunshine signups: Deadline March 22 for March 29-May 19 league; boys & girls ages 5-21 with exceptional needs; $35. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • Elite Soccer Training annual summer camp: June 13-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Finley Stadium & First Tennessee Pavilion; under-9 to -18 boys & girls; $30 per day ($120 total, or $100 if waiver & check mailed in by June 9, & half off for second player from 1 family). See www.elite-soccer-training.org.

  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 3143207.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit. Call 280-0440.

SOFTBALL

  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner city) signups: Ongoing for season starting starting April 4 at Warner Park & East Lake & Avondale rec. centers; baseball/softball for boys & girls ages 5-14; sponsored by MLB, Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club; $50 per player; volunteers needed. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • 12-under Smokn’ Guns girls fastpitch tryouts: Fridays & Mondays; Fort Oglethorpe-based team seeking a few more players; all calls, tryouts confidential. Call Lee Parrish at 423-309-1511.

  • East Brainerd final signups: March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., EYBAA complex; also T-ball for ages 3-4. See ebyaa.com.

  • Lakeside youth signups: March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hills Recreation Center; ages 4-16; $65. Call Lawrence at 400-1997.

  • Ooltewah final signups: March 5, Ooltewah Walmart Garden Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 5-14, $75 plus late fee; T-ball for 3-4-year-olds. Call Mark Hancock at 645-9923.

  • Snow Hill final signups: March 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com or call 344-6625.

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: March 6, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

  • Soddy-Daisy adult slowpitch league meetings: March 7 & 21, 7 p.m., Soddy-Daisy city hall. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.

  • North Georgia USFA girls tournaments: March 12-13, March 26-27, May 7, May 28-29, June 18-19, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; March 19-20, April 2-3, April 16-17, April 30-May 1, May 14-15, May 21-22, June 4-5, June 24-26, Heritage Point Park, Dalton; April 9-10, Summit of Softball; April 23, June 11-12, Jack Mattox complex, Ringgold; A & B-select divisions in 8- to 18-under age groups. See www.NorthGeorgiaSoftball.com or contact Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

  • Fastpitch skills clinics for beginners: March 12, hitting; March 26, defense; 10 a.m.-noon, Fury Academy; each $15; registration form at www.furyacademy.net. For more information contact Jill Higdon at jcrawfordh@yahoo.com or 423-401-FURY (3879).

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean banquet: March 12, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church (doors open at 5). Call Bobby Dunn at 596-1353.

  • Rhea County anglers club tournaments: March 19 & 26, 3 p.m. weigh-ins at Blue Water campground boat dock in Dayton (put in at safe light anywhere on Chickamauga Lake).

  • Catoosa County adult slowpitch signups: Through March 25 for season starting April 18, Jack Mattox park; open & church teams welcome; $415. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

  • Chattanooga adult slowpitch signups: Through March 25 for 12-game season starting April 4; games Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights at Summit of Softball; men’s, women’s, coed upper & lower, open, industrial & church divisions; NSA- & ASA-sanctioned umpires, 2 per game; $450 per team (includes postseason tournament). See www.chattanooga.gov/parks&recreation/Sports or call Richard West at 643-6055.

  • Boynton recreation tournament: March 18-24. Contact Lorri Carroll at lorri91194@yahoo.com or 423-704-7681.

  • Whitfield/Dalton youth leagues: Ages 8-12, Tuesday nights starting in April; organized teams in northwest Georgia welcome. Call Brian Chastain at 706-463-3751, Steve Roberts at 706-281-1223 or WC Rec. at 706-226-8341.

  • Dayton special-needs league signups: Ongoing for April 7-May 26 play at Delaware complex; boys & girls ages 5-14 with physical, behavioral, developmental, learning or other special needs; noncompetitive atmosphere, including tee-ball; $10; sponsored by Dayton Girls Softball Association. Call Art Klee at 240-4382 or 775-6783.

  • Swing Away benefit men’s tournament: April 2, Jasper City Park; 44-core ball, unlimited home runs; pitching screen in use; benefits a player whose wife has brain cancer; 10-team maximum. Call Danny at 423-316-1477, Jay at 255-8424 or Mike at 762-9408.

  • ASA Make-A-Wish Classic: April 8-10, Cleveland; 10-under & older teams $175, free for 8- & 6-under with Make-A-Wish donation; 4-game guarantee. Call Mark at 715-5690.

  • Beth Keylon-Randolph’s Preseason Blitz: 10-hour lesson package in pitching ($180), catching ($160) or all skills ($160) from the Chattanooga State coach. Call Steve Jaecks at 400-3103.

  • North Georgia Umpire Association seeking umps: For slowpitch & fastpitch; clinics, training, good pay. Contact David Martin at keith.martin50@yahoo.com or 423-595-0146.

  • North Georgia/Chattanooga USFA umpires: Contact Rick Hazelwood at rnhazelwood@comcast.net or 423-364-6813 or Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

  • North Georgia Storm 02 Select B girls team: Seeking 2 A/B-level players. Call coach Benny Carroll at 423-605-9691 or e-mail northgastorm10@yahoo.com for tryout information.

  • 10-under Georgia Twisters girls fastpitch team: Seeking a shortstop/third baseman. Call Chris at 423-593-1194 to set up a tryout.

  • 10-under Cleveland Cyclones girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 seasoned pitchers born in 2000 or ’01 to complete roster. Call Laurel Smith at 423-284-2955.

  • 12-under girls fastpitch team seeking players: Need pitcher among 3-4 open roster spots. Call Wes Caldwell at 715-0177.

  • New 12-under girls fastpitch team: Seeking a few players to complete roster. Contact Stacie at stasee313@yahoo.com or text her at 423-605-6962.

  • Georgia Rage 97 seeking 2 players: Pitching or outfielding experience preferred but not mandatory; strong A/B-level team planning very competitive 2011 schedule, with indoor-facility access & year-round practice; all inquiries confidential. Call Joey or Angie Adkins at 706-271-8557.

  • Burke’s Sports Academy fastpitch instruction: Private hitting, pitching & skills lessons year-round for ages 5-18. Call Marvin Burke at 894-4293 or see www.pitchhit.com.

  • Lee University individual/group lessons: Pitching, catching, fielding, hitting & slapping instruction from Lee coaches & players. Contact coach Emily Russell at 614-8456 or erussell@leeuniversity.edu.

  • Fury Fastpitch Academy training: Pitching, hitting, slapping, defensive skills, catching. Call Jill Higdon at 423-504-5970 or see furyfastpitchacademy.com.

  • New team indoor rental, Fury facility: More than 7,500 square feet, 2026 Mack Smith Road; rates as low as $50 for 90 minutes; team instructor training available; other sports can use it, too. Contact Alan at 1101aw@comcast.net or 488-6186.

  • Fastpitch lessons from Ginger Jones: First-team All-American at Alabama now instructing in this area; small hitting or pitching groups or entire teams. E-mail jcrawfordh@yahoo.com or call 504-5970.

  • Fastpitch lessons from Jessica Penney: All-conference Shorter College pitcher from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. Call 423-260-2510.

  • Private hitting & catching lessons: By Lee University assistant coach Jeff Martin. Contact him at 488-8316 or JMART14@comcast.net.

  • Fastpitch pitching lessons: By Jalayne Mongar. Call 421-9830.

  • Fastpitch pitching, hitting & fielding lessons: By Kerilyn Mongar. Call 321-2111.

  • “Quicker, faster, stronger” camp: Monday-Friday daily sessions; ages 7-older; $35 a week, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

SWIMMING/AQUATICS

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation swim lessons: Signups through March 11 at South Chattanooga center for Monday & Wednesday afternoon lessons beginning March 14; through March 15 at Brainerd center for Saturday morning lessons starting March 19; 8 half-hour lessons for $34. Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385.

  • Water fitness classes for teens: Mondays & Wednesdays, under way, Brainerd Recreation Center, 4:30 p.m.; ages 13-18. Call Demetrius at 425-3600.

  • Baylor Diving Club spring registration: March 29 & 31, 6-6:30 p.m., Baylor School natatorium lobby; affiliated with USA Diving, open to anyone. Contact John Bonds at jbonds@baylorschool.org or 267-8506, ext. 654.

  • McCallie School swim lessons: April 4-29, McCallie School, noon-5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays; testing day for placement March 30, 5-5:30 p.m.; ages 2-up; 4 competitive strokes taught; $80 for 8 half-hour sessions (plus $35 yearly registration fee); private lessons available at $13 per 15 minutes. Call Stan Corcoran at 493-5536 or see swimscac.com.

  • Baylor School swim lessons: See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail swimminglessons@baylorswimming.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

  • Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail brian_gill@baylorschool.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

  • SCAC competitive swimming: Year-round, all ages and abilities; homeschool program available; first 2 weeks free. Call John Woods at 634-7606 or see swimscac.com.

TENNIS

  • USTA local league: March 11-12, Champions Club. Call Orlando Lourenco at 870-4406.

  • Hamilton YMCA year-round lessons: Group, family & private sessions for ages 4-over from 2006 and ’09 USTA Tennessee pro of the year Murtala Habu. Call 899-1721 or e-mail ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Hamilton YMCA girls league signups: Through March 5; ages 7-14; once-a-week practice plus at least 8 Saturday games; skills evaluation March 5, 9-11 a.m. Contact Nathan Daugherty at ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

  • North Georgia YMCA instructional signups: Deadline March 5 for March 19-May 21 play; girls ages 7-up; $60. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

WRESTLING

  • UTC kids program: Next session March 7-May 26 (Sunday, 5 p.m, Tuesday & Thursday, 6 p.m.); “Iron Sharpens Iron” sessions, beginner to intermediate youth learning fundamentals, body awareness principles, techniques, combative wrestling; $65. Also, weekly elite training sessions Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; supplemental training for elementary & middle school wrestlers; $5 per practice. Call Mike Hatcher at 303-0760.

  • NWA professional wrestling fundraisers: March 18 & April 15, Soddy-Daisy Middle School (also March 18 & April 15); $10, ages 6-under free, part of proceeds to SDMS. Call 618-5260 for information or tickets.

  • “Too quick to stick” camp: Monday-Friday sessions, 8-week program; $35 a week, unlimited sessions; ages 7-up. Call 870-1200.

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