published Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Sports Calendar

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.


* Chattanooga Cyclones tryouts: Oct. 22, Cleveland State field, 1 p.m.; ages 12-18 for 2012 teams; $20 fee. Call George Koontz at 309-4995.

* “Legends of the Game” free clinic: Oct. 23, McCallie School, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; boys & girls ages 6-18; space limited; headed by Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, with other former major leaguers Dave Bristol, Clay Parker, Tim Costo & Sal Rende plus area players with minor league experience & college/high school coaches; sponsored by Engel Foundation, local YMCAs, Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, Dizzy Dean Baseball & McCallie School. Register at (those in by Oct. 19 eligible for prize drawing at end of clinic), or contact Lady Walker at or 718-0579.

* Tennessee Twisters tryouts: Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Cleveland State; 15-, 16- & 17-under players. Call Michael Carter at 435-1131, Coty Green at 903-0803 or Matt Allen at 650-6038.

* Fury Fall Series Powered by Under Armour: Oct. 29-30 & Nov. 5-6 & 12-13; 9- to 18-under tournaments; 3-game guarantee. Contact Ruston Pierce at or 619-9488.

* Prospect Watch tryout camp: Nov. 6, noon, Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for anyone who played college or minor league baseball in 2011 seeking placement in affiliated, independent or international leagues in 2012. See or 404-869-7966.

* Elite catching camp: Nov. 12-13, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; high school players; $120. Call 865-471-3465.

* 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: 1 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


* Ooltewah Baptist Upward (& cheerleading) registration: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; boys & girls ages K4-8th grade; evaluations Nov. 5. Call 238-4831.

* Tennessee Nike Flight girls tryouts: Oct. 23, Seymour Middle School, for 2012 AAU season; grades 2-4 1:45-3 p.m., grades 5-6 3-4:15 p.m., grades 7-8 4:15-5:30 p.m., grades 9-11 5:30-7 p.m.; 11-under Navy team won AAU Division I national title this year. See, email or call 865-207-4835.

* Hixson UMC Upward registration/evaluations: Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-noon; practices start Nov. 28 for Saturday games beginning Jan. 7; boys & girls, grades K-6. See or call 877-1246.

* Tennessee Valley coaching clinic: Oct. 29, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, 9 a.m. (registration 8-8:45); special guest Dickie Simpkins, 3-time NBA champion with Bulls; coordinated by DeWayne Watkins with Lawanza Crutcher, Bill Byron, Jonathan Adams & Kenrick Liburd; $35 ($25 till Oct. 21), includes breakfast & lunch. Email or call 423-227-9735.

* TN Swarm AAU girls: Seeking players in grades 4-5. Contact Bryan Kile at or 423-435-5818.

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

* 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

* 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.


* Tennessee Wesleyan alumni-homecoming tournament: Oct. 21, 1 p.m., Springbrook, Niota; 4-player select shot, $75 each. Contact Jessica Edwards at or 423-746-5331.

* Cleveland Raiders Shootout: Oct. 21, Chatata Valley, 9 a.m.; 4-person select shot, $200 per team, benefiting Cleveland High School basketball & wrestling teams; new car as hole-in-one prize; golfers invited to eat free at 5 p.m. tailgate party at Cleveland High. Email or

* Golfers Fore Kids Classic: Nov. 1, WindStone, 1 p.m.; 4-person teams, $500; endorsed by UTC women’s basketball coach Wes Moore to help Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes’ local campus; sponsorships available from $100 to $4,000. Call Carl Willis at 892-2722.

* Ooltewah Youth Association tournament: Nov. 4, Brown Acres, noon; 2 flights, $75 per player; $100 & $350 sponsorships available. Call Mike Owen at 645-2929.

* East Ridge High School wrestling team tournament: Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Brown Acres; 4-person select shot, $60 per player; benefits ERHS wrestling program; sponsorships available. Contact coach Brad Laxton at or 991-9281.

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


* Dalton Shootout: Oct. 29, Harmon Field, Dalton, 5 p.m.; UTC club team vs. North Georgia College Saints; free admission; free youth clinic, 4 p.m., led by former Syracuse All-American Liam Banks; sponsored by Northwest Georgia Lacrosse Club & Dalton Parks & Recreation Department. See or contact Mike Sanderson at or 706-313-2077.


* 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.

* Special Olympics state bowling tournament: Oct. 24, Holiday Bowl Brainerd, starting 9 a.m. Spectators welcome. Call Judy Rogers at 842-2763.

* River Rollout doubles racquetball tournament: Oct. 29, Sports Barn East; A & C divisions begin at 8 a.m., B & elite divisions at 1 p.m.; round-robin format; $40 for 1 event, $20 for a 2nd; proceeds to Sharon Thorn Music Center at Orange Grove; deadline Oct. 26. Forms at, or contact Ethan Carver at or 702-0007.

* Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Walk: Oct. 29, Coolidge Park, 10 a.m. (check-in starts 8:30); 5 kilometers along RiverWalk. See or email or call 503-6657.

* Head of the Hooch rowing regatta: Nov. 5-6, Tennessee River, Chattanooga.

* 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.


* Rapid Learning Whitewater Club roll practice: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UTC indoor pool; ages 8-older; $5, equipment provided. Email or call 842-6629.

* 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.

* Haunted canoe rides: Oct. 21 & 22, 6-10 p.m., Greenway Farm; family-oriented event including hay ride and “spooky” trip on North Chickamauga Creek; Friday tour “gentle” for adults and kids 5-older; Saturday tour for adults and older kids; $8, includes gear and guides. Email or call 842-6629.

* Cloudland Canyon guided cave tours: Oct. 22, 23, 29 & 30; 2- to 4-hour tours led by Georgia Girl Guides; ages 6-older (minors must be accompanied by adults); reservations required. See

* Tennessee Wild hikes: Oct. 22, easy 4-miler on Brookshire Creek Trail in Upper Bald River study area, 12 max; Oct. 23, moderate 5.2-miler in Roan Highlands, 20 max; Oct. 26, easy 6-miler on John Muir trail through Hiwassee River gorge, 20 max. Register at or contact Jeff Hunter at or 322-8766.

* Women’s Hang Gliding Festival: Oct. 27-30, Lookout Mountain Flight Park; for pilots and women who want to try hang gliding; fun flying competitions, clinics, reduced-price training, evening activities. See or or email or call 706-398-3541 or 800-688-5637.

* Enterprise South Nature Park free kids’ hikes: Oct. 29, grades 1-3 9-10 a.m., grades 4-6 10:15-11:30; led by naturalist Laura Marsh to teach about trees and other plants; adults must accompany children; space limited; next hike Nov. 12 (homes/habitats). Call 893-3500 to reserve a space.

* South Cumberland State Park hikes: Oct. 30, 11 a.m. CDT, difficult 4.5-mile Buggytop hike from Carter State Natural Area parking lot. See

* Soddy-Daisy Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Nov. 2, 9 a.m., Greenway Farm 4-miler; Nov. 3-6, 35-mile backpacking trip from Mowbray Pike to Leggett Road; Nov. 9, 9 a.m., Tennessee Riverpark 4-miler; Nov. 12, 9 a.m., North Chickamauga 4.5-miler; Nov. 16, 9 a.m., Upper Leggett Road Loop/overlook 4-miler; Nov. 19, 9 a.m., Raccoon Mountain east overlook 4-miler; 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.

* Chattanooga Sea Kayakers trip on Nickajack Lake: Nov. 5, 1 p.m.; 3-hour trip beginning at TVA Shellmound Recreation Area off I-24 exit 158; dinner at Cracker Barrel in Lookout Valley.

* Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12. See


* Funky Monkey Night Race: Oct. 21, Rhea Family YMCA, Dayton; 8- & 4-mile races start 7:30 p.m., 1-mile fun run/walk at 7 (sign-in starts 6 p.m.); $25 till Oct. 14, then $30 ($5 off for high school/college students), $10 for 1-mile. Call 423-775-0821.

* “I’m Chasing After You” 5k: Oct. 21, 8:15 a.m. (pastors & ladies 5k run/walk at 8:05, untimed & youth 8:30, 1-mile fun run/walk 8:45), New Monumental Baptist Church, 901 Woodmore Lane, Chattanooga; $30 ($25 untimed 5k & 1-miler), benefits Raising the Bar Empowerment Center. Email or register at

* Octoberfest Ram Run 5k: Oct. 22, First Tennessee Pavilion, 9 a.m. (1-mile fun run/walke 8:30); hosted by OLPH school; $25 ($15 for under-14 & for fun run). Contact Karen Smith at or 710-6736 or Cathy Sompayrac at or 779-4580.

* Johnson Mental Health 10k Great Pumpkin Run: Oct. 29, Moccasin Bend, starting at Mental Health Institute, 9 a.m. (1-mile run walk 9:15); USATF certified course; costume contest added this year for most original &best group; $30 ($10 for fun walk). Register at

* Ragnar Relay Tennessee: Nov. 4-5, leaving 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday from Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, finishing 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at Riverfront Park in Nashville; 196-mile race for teams of 12 members running 3-8-mile legs. See

* Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12, Cumberland Trail past Possum Creek. See


* 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.

* 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.


* Innings for Education: Oct. 22-23, Tunnel Hill Park; postponed from Sept. 23-24; hosted by Whitfield Education Foundation to raise funds for innovative teaching grants; $75 for 8-under teams, $150 for 10-under teams; daily admission $5, $3 for students (ages 4-under free). Email or call 706-270-4755.

* 2011/12 Soddy-Daisy Heat tryouts: Oct. 29 & 30, 4 p.m., Soddy-Daisy Kids Club park; for girls born in 2004 (some ’03) to fill 4 spots in select program being established; private tryouts possible; all inquiries confidential. Email or call Kevin Phillips at 443-5333, Cory Sharpe at 280-4653, Robbie McGill at 309-7346 or Jason Gentry at 718-5414.

* Emory University fall expo & instructional clinic: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta; girls fastpitch players ages 13-18, $95; instructors include Division I head coaches such as Belmont’s Chris Kuhlmeyer, Tennessee Tech’s Tory Acheson, ETSU’s Brad Irwin; teaching on offense, defense, hitting & pitching in morning; skills evaluation, practice, drill session, scrimmage in afternoon. Contact Lee Dobbins at or 423-552-0490.

* 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

* 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 winter registration: Nov. 1 & 3, 6-7 p.m., Baylor School natatorium lobby; 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.


* T.N.T. Indoor Academy: Starts Oct. 31, Manker Patten; 7-week after-school clinics for 10-under, middle school & high school ages. Call 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


* Ocoee Heat club parent informational meeting: Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Cleveland High School. See or email


* 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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