published Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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 email 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

Ooltewah youth signups: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center; ages 4-13. See www.ooltewahyouth.com or contact Mark Hancock at 645-9923 or Bucky McCulley at 645-9250.

9- & 10-under North Hamilton Patriots tryouts: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, Middle Valley field 7; travel team. Contact Hank Wells at hwells4@epbfi.com or 305-5027

2013 12-under Diamond Academy Legends private tryouts: Dalton-based, seeking pitchers who play other positions. Call Ricky Chumley at 423-994-5374.

2013 13-under Chattanooga Colonels tryouts: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Brown Middle School; private tryouts under way. Call 605-7472.

2013 Fury Baseball tryouts: Aug. 11 & 18, ages 8- to 18-under. Contact Ruston Pierce at tnfurybaseball@gmail.com or 619-9488.

Cleveland State instructional league: Aug. 13-Sept. 16; high-school-age players; instruction & games. Contact coach Mike Policastro at mpolicastro@clevelandstatecc.edu or 478-6219.

Chattanooga State instructional league: Aug. 20-Sept. 27, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-7 & 7-8:30 p.m.; evaluation Aug. 16, 6 p.m.; grades 9-12, players grouped by age & ability; 12-game schedule per team; instruction & supervision by Chattanooga State coaching staff; $200 for 1st-time player, $100 for returner. Call 697-2418.

2013 10-under (2012 fall 9-under) Fury Baseball tryouts: Call for appointment. Contact Lester Norton at lester.norton@us.loomis.com or 595-5136.

Chattanooga 11-under select team tryouts: Being scheduled. Call Robert at 667-9727.

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.

BASKETBALL

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

UTC boys individual camp: Aug. 11. See GoMocs.com or call 877-254-0028.

Youth training: The Attack, Tunnel Hill; for boys & girls kindergarten & up. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

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.

BOWLING

Seniors on the Move League meeting: Aug. 8, 12:30 p.m., Holiday Bowl Brainerd; bowling to start Aug. 15, weekly on Wednesdays; men & women ages 50-older. Call Betty Armstrong at 208-3076 or Pat Almany at 706-375-8178.

Chattanooga Men’s Classic League: Beginning Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Pin Strikes at Highway 153 & Lee Highway; 24 5-man teams, a few spots open. Call Scott Nesbitt at 421-1341.

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.

Bicycle maintenance clinic: Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; wheels; free, reservation not required. Call 643-6888.

Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tours: Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m., from battlefield visitors center; leisurely 5-6-mile ride with ranger giving Civil War history; for adults and kids ages 8-older; bring own bike or reserve one from Outdoor Chattanooga fleet by calling 706-866-9241; helmets required for all.

Beginning women’s bicycle clinics: Aug. 26, 2 p.m., Harrison Bay State Park; Beth Miller teaching; deadline Aug. 24. Email bikinbeth@gmail.com by 2 days in advance.

FOOTBALL

Summerville youth signups (& cheerleading): Through Aug. 8, 220 Highway 100, Summerville.

Trion youth signups (& cheerleading): Through Aug. 8, 90 Dalton St., Trion. See www.trionrecreation.org.

Westside Oilers youth signups (& cheerleading): End Aug. 8 & 17; ages 9-12; free. Call 756-3541 or 508-5440.

Chattanooga Valley youth signups (& cheerleading): Aug. 9, 14 & 16, 6-8 p.m.; Aug. 11 & 18, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; CVRA baseball complex, Flintstone.

Chickamauga youth signups (& cheerleading): Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m.; Dan McNally Park. See www.chickamaugarec.com.

Ooltewah youth signups (& cheerleading): Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center; ages 4-13. See www.ooltewahyouth.com or contact Mark Hancock at 645-9923 or Bucky McCulley at 645-9250.

Rock Spring youth signups (& cheerleading): Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Rock Spring ballfields.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe youth signups (& cheerleading): Aug. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Barnhardt Circle polo fields. See www.lfora.org.

East Ridge recreation free play day: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.; teams ages 5-12; on offense for 2 10-minute running quarters, on defense for 2 quarters (no kickoffs), 2 opponents. Email eastridgeparksrec@gmail.com or call 580-1166 or 463-4391.

Southeast Tennessee Football Officials Association: Seeking members. Call Warren Diegel at 503-0767.

Northwest Georgia Football Officials Association: Seeking new members to call varsity & JV games for more than 30 high schools. See www.nwgfoa.org or call Todd Britton at 706-217-9690.

Citywide youth jamboree: Aug. 18, Tyner high school field; free, teams ages 5-12; sponsored by Tyner Raiders organization; reservations required. Contact Edmund Baulding at baulding3@aol.com or 314-4230 or Joe Durrah at 315-6700.

N. Georgia YMCA rookies flag league: Sept. 15-Oct. 20 (deadline Aug. 30), Park Properties field, Cloud Springs Road; boys & girls ages 3-5; $50. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

GOLF

UTC basketball golf tournament: Aug. 20, Black Creek, 12:30 p.m.; 4-person select shot; limited to 30 teams; hole-in-one prizes include new Ford; other contests sponsorships $250 to $1,500. Contact Cheri Thomas at cheri-thomas@utc.edu or 425-4592.

Chattanooga Chapter PGA pro-ams: 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.

LACROSSE

Chattanooga Lacrosse officials training: Email chattlax@gmail.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; families & individuals ages 6-up; $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: Aug. 11, Van Buren County Fair, Spencer; Aug. 25, Marion County Fair, Jasper, 8 p.m. EDT (registration 6). Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

Chattanooga Badminton Open: Aug. 25-26, Brainerd Recreation Center, 9 a.m.; $20 per team. Call 425-3600.

Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Aug. 27-April 16, Mondays noon-1 p.m., Stadium Club at Finley Stadium; $10 with meal, $4 without; Aug. 27 speaker UTC football coach Russ Huesman; annual membership dues $35. Call Milly Farris at 266-0642 or Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship: Sept. 22-23, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., AT&T Field; admission free but $1 donations suggested to benefit McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center;

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

Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers swim: Wednesdays through October, 5:15 p.m., under Market Street Bridge; swimmers should have competitive backgrounds and be able to freestyle at least a mile in a pool; need kayakers for support. Email karahnazor@gmail.com.

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 Chickamauga Creek history canoe tour: Aug. 9, 6-9 p.m., Sterchi Farm Park, guided by interpretive ranger; adults and kids ages 8-older; $8, includes equipment; reservations required. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Tennessee River Gorge kayak trip: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., from gorge to Raccoon Mountain with lunch stop at Pot Point; for adults and kids 14-up, accompanied by adults; $45, includes gear and guides; reservations required. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Chattanooga Trail Runners group runs: See meetup.com/chattanoogatrailrunners.

Downtown kayak adventures: Saturdays & Sundays till Aug. 26, 9-11:30 a.m.; all skill levels, including no experience; reservations required, $35 per adult or $25 for children ages 8-13, includes equipment and instruction. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Kayak and standup paddle excursions: River Canyon Adventures. See www.rivercanyonadventure.com or call 987-1711 or 488-1345.

Geocaching in Chattanooga city parks: See geocaching.com.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Aug. 11, Chickamauga Battlefield (contact George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619); Aug. 14, North Chickamauga Creek loop; Aug. 21, Laurel Falls; Aug. 25, Greenway Farms; Aug. 28, Sluder Lane to Hotwater Road and back (contact Bob McGavock at kopperkritters@yahoo.com or 667-2960); Aug. 18, Retro Hughes Road to Lower Leggett Road trail (contact John Politte at johnpolitte@gmail.com or 304-8327).

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.

Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Two sessions each Tuesday, 5:30-7 and 7:30-8:30 p.m., Chester Frost Park; first-come, first-served; beginners welcome; first visit free, $50 per year for individuals, $75 for families; $5 per session for those providing their own crafts & equipment. Contact Terri Chapin at chapin_t@chattanooga.gov or 643-6882.

Georgia squirrel hunting season: Aug. 15-Feb. 28; gray and fox squirrels, daily bag limit 12 per hunter.

Bicycle maintenance clinic: Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; wheels; free, reservation not required. Call 643-6888.

Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tours: Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m., from battlefield visitors center; leisurely 5-6-mile ride with ranger giving Civil War history; for adults and kids ages 8-older; bring own bike or reserve one from Outdoor Chattanooga fleet by calling 706-866-9241; helmets required for all.

Wilderness First Responder course: Aug. 21-25, Sewanee, Tenn.; taught by Wilderness Medical Associates; $650, not counting lodging and meals; pre-registration required. Email Doug Cameron at dcameron@sewanee.edu.

Beginning women’s bicycle clinics: Aug. 26, 2 p.m., Harrison Bay State Park; Beth Miller teaching; deadline Aug. 24. Email bikinbeth@gmail.com by 2 days in advance.

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.

RUNNING

Chattanooga Trail Runners group runs: See meetup.com/chattanoogatrailrunners.

Missionary Ridge Road Race: Aug. 11, 8 a.m. from Bragg Reservation; 4.7 miles; no parking on site, but shuttle service 6-11:30 a.m. from McCallie School; $25, proceeds split between local American Red Cross chapter and Team Bruner. Sign up at www.active.com.

Chattanooga Mud Run: Aug. 11. See www.chattanoogamudrun.com.

SOCCER

Elite Soccer Training group sessions: Email Kris4futbol@aol.com or text 423-240-5737.

East Ridge coed over-30 signups: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Aug. 16 & 23, 3-8 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; $80. Email sskiles@eastridgetn.org or call 867-6406.

N. Georgia YMCA rookies league: Sept. 8-Oct. 13 (deadline Aug. 18), Heritage High School; weekday practices, Saturday games; $50. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

N. Georgia YMCA youth signups: Set. 8-Nov. 3 (deadline Aug. 18), Heritage High School; weekday practices, Saturday games; $60 Y members, $80 others. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

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

SOFTBALL

10-under Fury 02 girls fastpitch tryouts: Aug. 11, 9 a.m., Warner Park. Call Pete Hughes at 544-4424 or Kevin Thompson at 593-3556.

Frost Falcons 01 girls fastpitch tryouts: Aug. 11, 10 a.m., new Red Bank fields. Call Rusty Jenkins at 706-581-4428.

12-under Fury 01 girls fastpitch tryouts: Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Warner Park. Call Jimmy Hutchins at 619-0756.

Camp Jordan adult slowpitch league signups: Aug. 11, 18 & 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., East Ridge

Community Center; men’s, coed church, coed industrial; $450 per team for 12-game season & tournament. Contact Shawnna Skiles at sskiles@eastridgetn.org/www.eastridgeparksandrec.com or 867-6406.

Rossville girls fall signups: Aug. 13-16, 6-8 p.m., Rossville softball complex; 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- & 14-under teams or individuals. Call Victor Burnette at 423-667-8516.

Athens Middle School girls fastpitch tournament: Aug. 17-18, Athens Regional Park; no entry fee, 3-game minimum, entries limited. Also, junior varsity tournament Aug. 25-26. Contact Jim Dodson at jbdodsontn@aol.com or 423-745-4448.

New 2013 Tennessee Fury 16-under girls fastpitch tryouts: Aug. 18, 10 a.m., Frost Stadium. Call Jeremy at 505-9527 or Kim at 987-4402.

Loudon Lions Club Bash for Cash slowpitch tournament: Aug. 25-26, Loudon. Call Brian Collis at 865-705-3963 or Waller Henry at 865-591-9893.

Frost 03 Falcons Crawford girls fastpitch tryouts: For fall & 2013 play, players with 2002 or ’03 birthday. Call Jamie Crawford at 280-7181.

10-under Georgia Blaze girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 players to complete roster for fall & 2013; based in Dalton area, playing tournaments in North Georgia & Tennessee. Call Jeremy Poe at 706-980-5387.

Chaos girls fastpitch tryouts: East Tennessee team seeking players for fall & 2013 season. Call 423-613-1001.

Chattanooga State fall instructional program: Sept. 3-Nov. 27, Mondays & Tuesdays, 1 or more options of 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 p.m.; ages 5-20; pitching, catching, hitting, defense, left-handed slapping & baserunning/agility lessons taught by coaches & players from national champion Lady Tigers; $20 per hour, pay as you go, attend as often as you want. Text 400-3103 or email steve.jaecks@chattanoogastate.edu or beth.randolph@chattanoogastate.edu with questions or to indicate interest.

N. Georgia YMCA sunshine league: Sept. 10-Oct. 22 (deadline Aug. 30), Park Properties field, Cloud Springs Road; boys & girls ages 7-21 with exceptional needs; $40. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

16-under Tennessee Stealth girls fastpitch tryouts: Seeking 2-3 players to complete fall & 2013 roster for team with competitive schedule, including many college exposure events; 1996-98 birthdays considered. Email tnstealthfastpitch@gmail.com or call 423-902-9748.

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.

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

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.

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.

McCallie School swim lessons: Throughout summer, three 30-minute lessons per session, $40; boys & girls all ages. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5886. Also, private lessons available (493-5536).

Baylor Diving Club fall registration: Aug. 28 & 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Baylor School natatorium; classes start Sept. 4, 6 p.m.; affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone (masters program for ages 21-up). 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

Racqueteers after-school program: Aug. 27-Nov. 27, Warner Park, days/times TBA; group & private lessons, head instructor Michael Scott (635-6254). Call Herb Barnett at 991-2855.

N. Georgia YMCA youth instructional play: Sept. 15-Nov. 3 (deadline Aug. 30), Gilbert Stephenson Park, Fort Oglethorpe; ages 7-15; Saturday instruction & scrimmaging; $75. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

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

Georgia Northwestern Technical College tryouts: Aug. 8, 9, 15 & 16, Rossville Athletic Complex; for GNTC students, potential enrollees. Contact Don Foley at dfoley@gntc.edu or 706-764-3813.

N. Georgia YMCA youth instruction: Aug. 27-Nov. 3 (deadline Aug. 25); ages 7-15; weekday practices in Fort Oglethorpe, Saturday matches at local YMCAs, tournament at UTC’s Maclellan Gymnasium; open gym play dates Aug. 11 & 25. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

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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