published Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 23, 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; ages 5-14; sponsored by MLB, Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club; $50 per player; volunteers needed. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.
  • 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.
  • Lakeside youth signups: March 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.
  • 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.
  • Select tournaments in Georgia: 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.
  • Preseason recreation & beginners travel tournament: April 2-3, North Georgia; 7-, 8-, 9- & 10-under teams; $50 per team. See www.leaguelineup.com/furybb or call Brian at 423-421-2044.
  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: April 3, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center; district tournament draws & state tournament bids.
  • Prospect Watch tryout camp: April 6, 3:30 p.m., Grissom Field of Dreams, Conyers, Ga.; for 2010 college or independent or affiliated pro players seeking placement in 2011 minor or international leagues. Call 404-869-7966.
  • 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.
  • Cleveland State youth tournaments: 16-under June 4-5 (enter by May 13), 18-under June 10-12 (May 20 deadline), 15-under June 18-19 (May 27 deadline), 14- & 13-under June 25-26 (June 3 deadline); $300 & 6 balls entry for 13- & 14-under, $350 & 6 balls for 15- & 16-under, $400 & 12 balls for 18-under. Contact Jason Sewell at www.clevelandstatecc.edu/departments/athletics/sports/baseball or 614-8744 or 435-5242.
  • 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 email 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 email 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

  • 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.
  • Rams Spring Classic youth tournament: April 8-9, Grace Christian Academy, Knoxville; 10-14-under girls & boys teams; 3-game guarantee; $150. Call 865-207-2352.
  • Blount Hoops youth tournament: April 8-10, Maryville & Eagleton; boys & girls teams 8- to 15-under. Call 865-599-4981 or 865-995-0560.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Tennessee PGA Junior Academy: Weekly sessions May 29-July 14, Golf House Tennessee and Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin; ages 10-17. Register at www.golfhousetennessee.com/academy or call Gaylon Cude at 615-790-7600.
  • Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association tournament: May 7, 9 a.m., Moccasin Bend; 4-player select shot, $60 each; hole sponsorships $75. Call Ron Hughes at 825-5325, Joe Manning at 825-5665 or Jim Long at 825-5955 or e-mail ronlh@comcast.net.
  • Girls Inc. Golf Open: May 24, Lookout Mountain, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $150 each; hole sponsorships $100. See www.girlsincofchatt.org/events or call 710-3571.
  • 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 bike polo pickup games: Mondays, 4-6 p.m., First Tennessee Pavilion; all skill levels; bring or borrow a bike; helmets required; mallets provided.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Elite Training sports specific programs: With Summit Physical Therapy, for all high school, club & AAU level athletes; using OptoJump system for measurement, analysis & efficiency of performance. Call 843-9511. Also, S.P.E.E.D., group & sport-specific training through Jason Wright at jwright@uselitetraining.com or 843-9511.
  • TSSAA/NCAA information program: March 25, 6:30 p.m., East Lake Recreation Center; focus on requirements to play college sports; for middle & high school students & parents; UTC senior associate athletic director Laura Herron speaking on NCAA compliance regulations, UTC admission process & scholarships criteria, etc. Call Joyce Teal at 867-4498.
  • 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.
  • SCLMRA/NHRA mower racing: March 26, 1 p.m. test & tune, Savannah Valley Speedway, Highway 58 in Meadowview community; also April 30, May 30 & Aug. 27 at SVS; April 16, Taylor Ruritan off Highway 64, Cleveland, 2 p.m. race start; June 12, Stevenson (Ala.) Bug Blast (drivers meet 1 p.m. EDT; camping free, parade & cookout Saturday); Sept. 10 or 17, Scenic City 360 Summer Nationals, Savannah Valley. Call Barry Goodner at 423-310-0867.
  • YouthFit developmental classes: March 28, 5:45-6:30 p.m.; March 29, 7-7:45 p.m.; at Fury Performance; for ages 6-9 with little or no performance training experience; $12 per workout. Email coachmattgreen@gmail.com.
  • 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.
  • Scenic City Flat Track Roller Derby registration: Begins April 2 at Chattown Skate Park; for women 18-older, training provided.
  • Great Strides walk & 65 Roses 5K road race: April 9, Lee University & downtown Cleveland; run starts 8:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. (sign-in starts 7 a.m.); benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. See www.leeuniversity.edu/cf or call Tori Jessen at 614-8406.
  • Fitness Festival at Manker Patten: April 17, 2-4 p.m.; introduction to tennis, yoga & personal training plus tour of facility; $5. E-mail mankerpattentennisclub@gmail.com or 266-6767.
  • 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.
  • Girls Walk for the Future: May 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (sign-in starts 8 a.m.), benefiting Girls Inc.; $7 for 10-under ($10 after May 5), $15 ($20) for ages 11-17, $25 ($30) for adults; Stroller Stride for Dads. See www.girlsincofchatt.org/events.
  • 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

  • Outdoor Chattanooga free winter workshop: March 24, 6-7:30 p.m., OC center in Coolidge Park; family camping tips & tricks; all ages welcome. Call 643-6888.
  • 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.
  • Rhea County High School anglers club tournaments: March 26, 3 p.m. weigh-ins at Blue Water campground boat dock in Dayton (put in at safe light anywhere on Chickamauga Lake); April 2, vs. Clinton High School, from Dayton Boat Dock, safe light to 3 p.m.; April 9, high school state championship, Dayton Boat Dock, 6 a.m. or safe light till 2:30 p.m. (top 2 qualify for July 18-23 nationals on Lake Dardanelle in Arkansas). Contact Brian Derlak at derlakb1@rheacounty.org or 413-8831.
  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: March 27, 3 p.m. CDT, moderate 3-miler to Sycamore Falls from Grundy Forest parking lot; April 11, noon CDT, strenuous 4.5-miler from Collins West trailhead to Collins Gulf to see wildflowers and spectacular views; April 12, 9 a.m. CDT, strenuous 2-miler from Collins West access to Suter Falls and back; April 17, 9 a.m., moderate to tough 5-miler with 700-foot elevation change from Collins West trailhead to Collins Gulf wildflower area past Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls; 12:30 p.m., easy 1-2-mile “fun hike” on Fiery Gizzard Trail from Grundy Forest trailhead; 12:30 p.m., moderate 4.5-miler to Buggytop Cave from Carter Natural Area parking lot (not entering cave). See www.friendsofscsra.org.
  • Southern Mountain Bike Summit: Friday-Sunday, Brevard, N.C.; $30 for Friday or Saturday sessions and ride, beginning 8:30 a.m. each day; $45 for Saturday and Sunday events, including Saturday dinner and Sunday epic rides and bike demos in DuPont State Forest; $25 for Saturday dinner only, with MTB films and silent auction. See www.southernmtbsummit.net.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Free youth clinic: March 27, 2:30-4 p.m., North River YMCA; boys & girls ages 7-12; held by Hamilton Family YMCA with help from Chattanooga Rugby; information available on Hamilton Y’s spring youth flag rugby league.

RUNNING

  • 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.
  • 65 Roses 5K road race & Great Strides walk: April 9, Lee University & downtown Cleveland; run starts 8:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. (sign-in starts 7 a.m.); benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. See www.leeuniversity.edu/cf or call Tori Jessen at 614-8406.
  • Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale 5k: April 10, 2 p.m., Apison Pike in front of SunTrust Bank; also a fun walk; benefits Speech and Hearing Center. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org or call Bob Benge at 236-2855 or Roger Qualey at 308-2180.

SOCCER

  • U.S. Elite Training youth academy: Classes under way at the indoor facility on Dayton Pike in Hixson; ages 5-8. Also, clinics for 4-year-olds Thursdays 4-5 p.m. & Fridays 11 a.m.-noon & 3-4 p.m; $10 per class. Call 843-9511.
  • Scenic City “power soccer” tournament: March 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym; for individuals with disabilities using power wheelchairs. Call Elaine Adams at 697-1345.
  • Iron Man 6-v-6 indoor tournament: April 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., U.S. Elite Training facility on Dayton Pike in Hixson. Call 843-9511.
  • 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

  • Ages 65-69 men’s players sought: Five or six needed to fill out roster for team to play in a local league this spring & the state Senior Games in July. Call Tom Yarman at 304-4295.
  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner city) signups: Ongoing for season starting starting April 4 at Warner Park & East Lake & Avondale rec. centers; ages 5-14; sponsored by MLB, Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club; $50 per player; volunteers needed. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.
  • 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.
  • 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; coaches meeting March 31; games Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights at Summit of Softball (Wednesday reserved for makeups); 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 or 595-4540.
  • NSA girls fastpitch tournament: March 26, Heritage Park, Dalton; 4-game guarantee. Contact Mark McArthur at ngansa@windstream.net or 706-260-1807.
  • SEAA men’s slowpitch tournaments: March 26 & April 9, Maryville; upper & lower divisions. Call 865-599-4981 or 995-0560.
  • Lakeside youth signups: March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hills Recreation Center; ages 4-16; $65. Call Lawrence at 400-1997.
  • Fastpitch skills clinic for beginners: March 26, defense; 10 a.m.-noon, Fury Academy; $15; registration form at www.furyacademy.net. For more information contact Jill Higdon at jcrawfordh@yahoo.com or 423-401-FURY (3879).
  • North Georgia USFA girls tournaments: March 26-27, May 7, May 28-29, June 18-19, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; 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.
  • 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.
  • Five-on-five-on-five slowpitch league: Saturday nights beginning April 9 at Cornerstone Baptist Church (formerly Avondale Baptist) on Highway 58. Call Pete Gates at 706-935-5100.
  • 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.
  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: April 3, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center; district tournament draws & state tournament bids.
  • 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.
  • Al/Ga/Tn Border Wars girls fastpitch tournament: April 23, Fort Payne; NSA event; 3-game minimum; 8-under $150, 10- to 14-u $200. See alabamansa.net or call Bill Cole at 256-609-3732.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Fitness Festival at Manker Patten: April 17, 2-4 p.m.; introduction to tennis, yoga & personal training plus tour of facility; $5. E-mail mankerpattentennisclub@gmail.com or 266-6767.
  • 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.

WRESTLING

  • NWA professional wrestling fundraiser: April 15, Soddy-Daisy Middle School; $10, ages 6-under free, part of proceeds to SDMS. Call 618-5260 for information or tickets.
  • UTC kids program: “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.
  • “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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