published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 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, by fax to 423-668-5049 or by mail to Sports Dept., Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.


  • Independent league placement tryout camp: Dec. 4, noon, Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for 2011 college or minor league players for placement in 2012 affiliated, independent & international leagues. Call 404-869-7966.

  • 2012 10-under Dalton Tigers seeking players: To complete roster for travel team. Contact Allen Coley at 706-428-1191 or

  • 2012 10-under Fury Baseball seeking player: Well-rounded player who can pitch; cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2012; competitive travel team. Contact Doug Campbell at or 762-2068.

  • 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

  • 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 or 488-6186.

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

  • 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


  • Rossville youth signups: Mondays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, till Dec. 3, Rossville Athletic Center, 300 Williams St.; boys & girls ages 5-14; $50 ($40 for each additional family member). Call 423-463-4461.

  • Hixson UMC Upward program: Practices start Nov. 28 for Saturday games beginning Jan. 7; boys & girls, grades K-6. See or call 877-1246.

  • Ooltewah Youth Association signups: Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center; boys & girls ages 5-14; $75.

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation signups: Under way at all 17 centers; boys, girls & coed teams, ages 5-16; non-city-rec teams welcome. Call Richard West at 643-6055.

  • Catoosa County adult league signups: Till Dec. 9; ages 15-up in open & church divisions playing in school gyms; $395 per team. See or contact Adam Wilson at or 706-891-4199.

  • Chamberlain Baptist Church Upward program (& cheerleading): Evaluations Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for practices beginning Jan. 9; boys & girls K5-8th grade; $55 till Nov. 30, then $65 (family discounts available). Call 624-4323, option 1.

  • Chattanooga Holiday Classic: Dec. 28, free clinic for grades 3-6 boys & girls, Howard high school gym; Dec. 29-30, tournament for grades 5-6 & 7-8 boys & girls teams, $150 per team. Call Book McCray at 227-7206.

  • 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

  • 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.


  • Red Bank Boxing Club: Practice under way, weekdays, 4:30 p.m., Henry Luken sports facility; no cost. Call Skipper Fairbanks at 877-4113.


  • Champions Junior Tour: Summer, fall & spring tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events. See


  • 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 or 843-9511.

  • Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Mondays through April 16, noon-1 p.m., Stadium Club, Finley Stadium; $10 including hot meal, $4 without; annual membership dues $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

  • Grateful Gobbler Walk, Roll and Stroll: Nov. 24, 8 a.m., Coolidge Park (registration starts 6:30). See or call 710-1501.

  • Belch’n Turkey disc golf tournament: Nov. 26, all day, The Sinks course & Chickamauga Dam recreation area; tier “B” professional event, limited to 140 players. Advance registration recommended at, or see

  • Toys for Tots lawn mower race: Nov. 26, Savannah Valley Speedway off Highway 58 in Meadowview Community, 1 p.m.; $5 admission, or $2 with unwrapped new toy. Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

  • Chattanooga Rugby Club Toys for Tots holiday party: Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., Table 2 Grill & Lounge; business casual attire; light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar; bring 1 toy valued at $10 or more.

  • Seniors activities at Brainerd Recreation Center: Shuffleboard, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays & Fridays; badminton, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays; table tennis, Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. & Saturdays 2-4 p.m. Call 425-3600.

Also for badminton, 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

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


  • 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 or 238-4234.

  • Enterprise South Nature Park free kids’ hikes: Nov. 25; grades 1-3 9-10 a.m., grades 4-6 10:15-11:30; led by naturalist Laura Marsh to learn about sights, smells, sounds of the forest; adults must accompany children; space limited. Call 893-3500 to reserve a space. Next hikes Dec. 10: “Dead or alive?”

  • South Cumberland State Park events: Nov. 25, noon CST, short moderate hike with teaching about wild turkeys, from Buggytop trailhead. See

  • Soddy-Daisy Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Nov. 26, 9 a.m., Snow Falls (Dayton) 11-miler; Nov. 30, 10 a.m., Pot Point loop 3.5-miler. Contact George Bonneau at or 842-3619.

  • Little Frog Wilderness hike: Dec. 3, strenuous 8-miler into Presley Cove via the Rock Creek Trail; sponsored by Tennessee Wild with readings of John Muir, Henry David Thoreau or Aldo Leopold shared at lunch; 12 maximum. Contact Jeffrey Hunter at or 322-7866.

  • Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge kayak trip: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. from Greenway Farm; chance to view migrating sandhill cranes plus bald eagles, ospreys and waterfowl; $35, includes gear and transportation; reservation required. Email or call 643-6888.


  • Turkey Trot 8k: Nov. 24, Sports Barn East. See

  • Families on the Run 5k & 10k: Dec. 3, 7:45 a.m. (registration 6-7:30), downtown Sports Barn; presented by First Things First; also noncompetitive Santa Stroll; $25 through Dec. 2 ($40 for families), with packet pickup 2-6 p.m. See or call 267-5383.

  • Salvation Army’s Jingle Bell Jog: Dec. 3, 9 a.m., Fletcher Park, Cleveland (sign-ins start 7 a.m.); 5k run & 1-mile walk, raising donations for utility assistance for needy families with small children or senior citizens; $20 entry ($25 for a family), individual or group donations also welcome. Visit or call 380-8178.

  • Carpet Capital 10 Miler (and 5k): Dec. 10, 9 a.m., Varnell Elementary School (sign-ins start 8 a.m); RRCA state championshp 10-miler; $17 till Dec. 5, then $19; proceeds to Lindsey Metcalf family to help expenses from his spinal cord injury). See or or contact the race director at or 706-673-5804 or 706-275-5505.

  • Lookout Mountain 50-miler/10k: Dec. 17. See

  • Wauhatchie Trail Race 10k: Dec. 17. Register at


  • 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.

  • Youth open play days: Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., Frances B. Wyatt Recreation Center, Colville Street; ages 9-14 boys & girls targeted, regardless of club or school affiliation, but other ages welcome.

  • Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: Nov. 27, downtown Sports Barn, 1:30-3 p.m. for u-11 & -13, 4:30-6 for u-9 & -10; Nov. 29, u-9 & -10, 5:30-7 p.m., All Saints Academy.

  • Elite Soccer Training holiday camps: Dec. 21-23, Finley Stadium & First Tennessee Pavilion, under-6 to 18 boys & girls; 9-11:30 a.m. option for u-6 to -8, or full day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $30 per day, $90 total ($70 for morning option); Dec. 28-30, Greater Cleveland complex. See or contact Kris Ray at or 240-5737.

  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 314-3207.

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


  • Georgia Attitude 10-under girls fastpitch tryouts: Now being scheduled. Call Billy Gee at 706-264-9115.

  • 14-under Chattanooga Eagles: Looking for experienced catcher, 3 other girls fastpitch players with 1997 or ’98 birthdates to complete 2011-12 roster. Contact Michael Woodward at or 593-2897.

  • Fully sponsored 12-under girls fastpitch team: Seeking players; all positions open; top practice facilities. Call 802-9462.

  • Southern Belles 12-under select team tryouts: Email

  • 16-under Team Baden seeking girls fastpitch players: All positions being considered; also, pickup players needed for fall tournaments. Call Shannon at 933-4956.

  • 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 for tryout information.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.


  • Baylor Diving Club: Affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone; current members’ age range is 6 to 65. Contact John Bonds at or 267-8506, ext. 654.

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

  • Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See, e-mail or call 267-8506, ext. 630.


  • 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


  • Bradley Central all-skills camp: Dec. 3, 8-11 a.m., Jim Smiddy Arena; grades 5-8; $25. Call coach Christie McElhaney at 309-8760 or 240-8989.


  • 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.

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