published Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Sports Calendar

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BASEBALL

Tennessee Valley National Adult Baseball Association: Seeking players for fourth season in greater Chattanooga area, with hopes to expand to Cleveland & Dalton; ages 18-over; wood bat league; season runs from mid to late April to mid August, most games on Sundays, 15-20 games per team; managers sought also. Email chattanooganaba@gmail.com.

TriState men’s recreational league: Games generally once a week May-August; ages 18-over, all skill levels (current ages 18-55); wood bats & BBCOR bats only; check as individual or team. Email tristatebball@gmail.com.

Choo-Choo City Mustangs 13-14s tryouts: April 22, 2:30 p.m., Camp Jordan Park. Call Tyler Hayes at 423-667-5612.

Nations organization youth tournaments: April 27-29, May 11-13, May 18-20, June 8-10, June 22-24, July 6-8, Future Stars “Elite World Series” July 19-22; Upper East Tennessee parks; 8-under coach-pitch $50, 8-u kid-pitch $100, 9- to 12-u $250, 13- to 15-u $300; multiteam discounts. Email chadalford05@yahoo.com or call 423-833-4500.

Free coach-pitch tournament: April 28-29, Cane Ridge Park, Nashville; 7- & 8-under teams. Call Mark at 931-265-8859.

AA Showdown youth tournament: April 28-29, Sparta; ages 8-12; 3-game minimum, $150. Call Mark at 931-265-8859.

2012 11-under select team in Hamilton County: Seeking players. Call 883-3876.

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

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 djcampbell@epbfi.com 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 furybb@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

Team fundraising: Game Day Fundraiser; $300-plus per player in as little as 2 weeks. See www.gamedayfundraiser.com or call 280-0440.

BASKETBALL

$1 night for high school students: Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m., through May; Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym; must show student ID. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

North Georgia YMCA 30-older open gym: Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church; free, but must pre-register with the “Y” each week. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

Rams Spring Classic youth tournament: April 20-21, Grace Christian in Knoxville; grades 5-9 boys & girls teams; $150. Contact Phillip Hester at hesters1@comcast.net or 865-207-2352.

“Above the Rim” tournament: April 27-29, Sonoraville; for all traveling boys & girls teams ages 12-17; $200 (discount for multiple teams from same organization); deadline April 23. Print form from www.dmacsports.com or call Taylor McDaniel at 706-266-1353 or Derrick McDaniel at 706-936-6254.

Wheelchair games: Saturdays, Washington Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m.; free.

Red Bank youth camp: June 11-14, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Red Bank High School; boys & girls ages 11-16, all skill levels; includes Super Six self-improvement stations as well as shooting, rebounding, ball-handling, passing/catching, footwork/agilities/defensive stance fundamentals & 1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3 & 5-on-5 drills. Contact coach Corey Lazenby at lazenby_c@hcde.org or 874-1900, ext. 2140.

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.

CYCLING

Weekly SORBA-Chattanooga rides: Sundays, 10 a.m., from 5 Points Recreation Area on Lookout Mountain; all riders welcome, average ride length 12-16 miles. See sorbachattanooga.org.

25th anniversary 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge: May 5, 8 a.m., from Finley Stadium; 100-, 62- and new 90-mile options; longest includes Suck Creek, Sand and Lookout mountains; also a 25-miler on last part of 62-mile course, hills but no mountains, from Shellmound Park (riders transported there, leaving stadium at 9:30); $52, deadline April 25. See www.chattbike.com.

FOOTBALL

Sewanee Coaches Clinic: April 20-21, Sewanee Inn & campus; registration 3-4 p.m. CDT Friday; Johnny Majors featured guest Friday night; other clinicians Ed Weiser, Ashley Ingram, Rick Whitt, Bruce Lussier, Joe Cauthen, Paul Standard, Scott Cummings & Ron Aydelott; finishes 11:30 a.m. CDT Saturday; $45, includes dinner, breakfast, beverages. Call Sewanee coach Tommy Laurendine at 931-691-5917.

Scenic City Air Raid flag tournament: April 21; ages 18-up; 8-man (contact) $350; 7-man (screen) $300; 5-man (noncontact) $175; 3-game guarantee, cash prizes for division champions. Email RiverCityAirRaid@yahoo.com or call 508-5440.

GOLF

C.H.I.P.S. program: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Brown Acres, 5:30 p.m.-dusk; for people with disabilities who can play 9 holes independently; $5 per date, but register at least 3 days prior. Contact Elaine at adams_e@chattanooga.gov or 697-1345.

Swing for Signal Centers: April 27, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $75 each; hole sponsorships available; also, May 5, 6 p.m., Low Country shrimp boil benefiting Signal Centers, call Debby Frederes at 698-8528, ext. 265. See www.SignalCenters.org for golf info.

Lookout Valley Neighborhood Assn. tournament: April 28, Moccasin Bend, 9:15 a.m.; 4-person select shot, $60 per person. Call Joe Manning at 825-5665 or 825-5955.

Brainerd Baptist School Classic: May 4, Champions Club at Hampton Creek, 1 p.m., after lunch by Carrabba’s; $150 per player, $600 per team. Call Julie Prescott at 622-3873, ext. 163.

Chattanooga Chapter PGA pro-ams: May 7, Signal Mountain; May 14, Moccasin Bend; May 21, Cleveland CC; June 25, Champions Club at Hampton Creek; July 2, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; July 9, Lookout Mountain; Aug. 6, Black Creek; Sept. 17, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; Oct. 8, Cleveland CC; Oct. 15, Council Fire; Oct. 22, WindStone; Oct. 29, Partners Circle Day, The Farm.

Special Olympics Georgia tournament: May 7, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 1 p.m.; includes 10:30 a.m.-noon clinic with local touring pros Luke List & Bryce Ledford; 4-person scramble, $100 per player, benefits Special Olympians of Catoosa County. Email blist@catoosa.k12.ga.us.

Jerry Green Memorial Scholarship tournament: May 19, Champions Club at Hampton Creek, 3:30 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $80 per player; deadline May 5. Contact Bill Fairbanks at bfairbanks17@gmail.com or 827-6712 or 332-9515 or Randy Fairbanks at rfairbanks@fairbankscpa.com or 834-3702 or 468-3791.

Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy: Five-day weekly sessions May 27-July 8, Golf House Tennessee & Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin; for ages 10-17, all levels of experience & ability, taught by PGA professionals & NCAA coaches. Contact Gaylon Cude at gcude@pgahq.com or call 615-790-7600.

Champions Junior Tour: Summer, fall & spring tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events; spring tour March 31, Baneberry; April 16, Green Meadow; April 29, River Islands; May 31, Gettysvue; June 5, tour championship, Graysburg Hills. See www.championsjrgolf.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

North Georgia YMCA Family Fitness karate: Tuesdays & Thursdays year-round, 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe; $20 per month for YMCA members, $50 for others ($5 each additional family member). Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

Scenic City Lawn Mower Racing Association races: April 21 & May 9, 2 p.m., & June 16, 6 p.m. (registration 2 hours earlier), Savannah Valley Speedway, North Hwy. 58 at Meadowview Community; May 5 & June 2, 2 p.m., Taylors Ruritan Club, Old Kinser Road, Cleveland. Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

Kickboxing classes: Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Chattanooga Fitness Center; $1. Call 697-1321.

Great Strides Walk & Fun Run: April 22, Greenway Farm, 2 p.m. (sign-ins start at 1); benefiting Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. Register at greatstrides.cff.org (select Tennessee chapter, then Chattanooga) or call Tiffany Kerns at 615-255-1167.

Wendy’s High School Heisman nominations: Through Oct. 2; high school student-athletes scheduled to graduate in 2013; for athletic & academic achievement & community service involvement; 1 senior male & 1 female will be honored for each school & 10 of each for each state, leading to 6 male and 6 female national finalists receiving expense-paid trips to New York City for the awards ceremony; national winners will each receive $10,000 for his & her schools. Apply at www.WendysHeisman.com.

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 www.americansubbuteo.com.

Team fundraising: Game Day Fundraiser; $300-plus per player in as little as 2 weeks. See www.gamedayfundraiser.com or call 280-0440.

OUTDOORS

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: April 21, Leggett Road lower trailhead. See www.tennesseetrails.org/soddydaisy.php or contact hike leader George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619. For April 24 hike at Enterprise Park South and April 28 hike to Retro Hughes trailhead to Rock Creek Bridge and back, call Nance Jo Ogozalek at 256-509-1541.

Weekly SORBA-Chattanooga rides: Sundays, 10 a.m., from 5 Points Recreation Area on Lookout Mountain; all riders welcome, average ride length 12-16 miles. See sorbachattanooga.org.

Equestrian spring schooling show: April 22, 1 p.m., Hidden Hills Farm; for beginning or young riders to show their skills. Email info@hiddenhillsfarm.com or call Tara at 488-3993.

Native plant identification hike: April 22, 2 p.m., Greenway Farm (meet at canoe/kayak barn); Earth Day activity; professional herbalist Holli Richey will identify local plants and how to use them for food and medicine. Email trevor@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym indoor pool; beginners welcome; first visit free. Contact Terri Chapin at chapin_t@chattanooga.gov or 643-6882.

Adaptive kayaking: Last Tuesday of month, 7:30 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym pool; Outdoor Chattanooga with Chattanooga Parks and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation services; equipment provided; all ages; reservations required. Contact Jessie Steele at steele_j@chattanooga.gov or 643-5716.

25th anniversary 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge: May 5, 8 a.m., from Finley Stadium; 100-, 62- and new 90-mile options; longest includes Suck Creek, Sand and Lookout mountains; also a 25-miler on last part of 62-mile course, hills but no mountains, from Shellmound Park (riders transported there, leaving stadium at 9:30); $52, deadline April 25. See www.chattbike.com.

Wilderness First Responder course: May 7-16, taught by Wilderness Medicine Institute through Southern Adventist University Outdoor Leadership; recertification class May 20-22; pre-registration required. Contact Ann Reynolds at annreynolds@southern.edu or 236-2023.

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.

Scenic City Trail Marathon & Half Marathon: May 19, TVA’s Raccoon Mountain property. See www.rockcreek.com.

RUNNING

44th Chickamauga Chase 15k & 5k: April 21, Chickamauga Battlefield; also scenic walk & kiddie k; limited to 1,700 total; early packet pickup & registration April 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga. See chickamaugachase.com.

“Run With the Lions” 5k: May 5, Belvoir Christian Academy, East Ridge, 9 a.m.; also a 5k walk & kiddie K (ages 14-under); $20 for each 5k till May 4 ($25 race day), $15 grades 12-under, $5 kiddie k; benefits BCA Athletic Booster Club. Register at www.bcalions.org.

Scenic City Trail Marathon & Half Marathon: May 19. See www.rockcreek.com.

SOCCER

Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: See wabango.com/krisray or www.elite-soccer-training.org.

Premier Soccer Academy camps/tryouts: June 4-8 (under-10 to -14 boys), June 11-15 (u-15 to -18 boys), June 18-22 (u-10 to -14 girls), June 25-29 (u-15 to -18 girls), location TBA; $130 (half camp 8-11 a.m.), $20 discount for PSA players; PSA tryouts during camps & practices. Call Pedro Kozak at 847-6565.

Elite Soccer Training summer camps: June 12-15, Finley Stadium; June 19-22, Grace Academy, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; under-8 to -14 boys & girls; technical training 9-11:30, tactical training 1-3:30, each with small-sided games; $30 per day ($120 total, $90 for half-day campers), half off for second family member. Download form from http://elitesoccertraining.blogspot.com or contact Kris Ray at Kris4futbol@aol.com or 240-5737.

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

SOFTBALL

Soddy-Daisy Veterans Park adult slowpitch leagues: Registration under way for men’s, women’s, church & coed teams. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.

Senior slowpitch league: Seeking players ages 65- and 70-over for new weekday morning league. Call Larry Davis at 238-4357.

Nations organization girls fastpitch tournaments: April 27-29, May 12, May 18-20, June 8-10; June 23; July 7; all qualifiers for Nations World Series July 19-22; all at Upper East Tennessee parks; $150 for 1-day divisions, 3-game guarantee; $225 for weekend, 4-game guarantee; multiteam discounts. Email chadalford05@yahoo.com or call 423-833-4500.

North Georgia ASA girls fastpitch tournaments: May 12, May 26-27, June 9-10, June 23-24 & June 29-July 1, Heritage Point Park, Dalton. See www.NorthGeorgiaSoftball.com or contact Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

Tennessee Dizzy Dean tournament: May 18-20, Harrison fields; all teams must be Dizzy Dean-sanctioned; all qualify for World Series in Southaven, Miss. Call Rusty Romito at 280-0615.

Senior Olympics men’s team seeking players: Ages 64-69. Call Tom Yarman at 304-4295.

USFA tournament umpires needed: Good pay, plenty of work; training available. Call David Martin at 595-0146.

Northwest Whitfield HS/Emory University fastpitch hitting & offense clinic: June 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest softball field; all ages & levels; featured instructor Lee Dobbins from Emory staff, covering offensive philosophy, swing breakdown, power game & base-to-base style, drills & offensive tips, etc.; $50. Contact Northwest coach Shane Ramsey at shane_ramsey@whitfield.k12.ga.us or 706-483-9185.

10-under Georgia Blaze ’01 girls fastpitch team: Seeking pitcher or utility player with 2001 birthday to complete roster for Dalton-based team that plays mostly in Chattanooga, Ringgold & Dalton tournaments; good defensive skills & strong hitting desired. Email blaze2001@rocketmail.com or call Craig at 706-270-2880.

12-under Velocity girls fastpitch team: Seeking 1 or 2 experienced travel players born 1999 or 2000 to complete 2012 roster. Call Danny at 368-2396 or Jay at 802-1292.

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.

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.

Team fundraising: Game Day Fundraiser; $300-plus per player in as little as 2 weeks. See www.gamedayfundraiser.com or call 280-0440.

SWIMMING/AQUATICS

Free water fitness classes: Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Brainerd Recreation Center heated pool.

Signal Mountain Green Giants signups: April 21, 9 a.m.-noon, town hall; ages 5-18 boys & girls for Chattanooga Area Swim League team; practice starts May 29; $85 for ages 12-younger ($65 for 2nd swimmer from a family, $50 each additional), $55 for 13-older. Or see www.greengiantswimming.com.

Fort Oglethorpe Marlins signups: April 28 & May 5, 9 a.m.-noon, & May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gilbert Stephenson Park; ages 6-18 boys & girls for CASL team; practice starts May 21, 6 p.m.; $90 ($75 for 2nd swimmer from a family, $65 each additional). Call Sean at 423-774-3165.

Baylor Diving Club: Affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone; current members’ age range is 6 to 65. Contact John Bonds at jbonds@baylorschool.org 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 swimscac.com.

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

TENNIS

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.

TRACK & FIELD

Area Special 4 Olympics meet: April 21, McCallie School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; spectators encouraged.

WRESTLING

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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