published Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

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

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • Atlanta Braves Caravan visit to Chattanooga: Feb. 9, Taco Mac, Market Street, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Cory Gearrin, new batting coach Greg Walker expected.

  • Chattanooga Valley youth registration: Feb. 9 & 16, 6-7:30 p.m., & Feb. 11 & 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gym.

  • Snow Hill youth signups: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com or call 344-6625.

  • East Brainerd youth signups: Saturdays in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; also T-ball for ages 3-4. See EBYAA.com.

  • Harrison youth signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • Hixson youth signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., & Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., till Feb. 18. See www.hixsonyaa.org.

  • Ooltewah youth signups: Saturdays in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center.

  • East Ridge youth signups: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; ages 3-12. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

  • East Ridge select signups: Under way, East Ridge Community Center. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean state meeting: Feb. 12, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

  • Mike Mullens memorial youth tournament: Feb. 17-19, Rossville city park; free entry; 8-, 9-, 10-, 11- & 12-under age groups; 32 teams entered last year, 28 already in for 2012. Call 423-312-2102, 505-4478 or 421-2595.

  • Nations organization youth tournaments: March 16-18, March 30-April 1, April 13-15, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

BASKETBALL

  • Tennessee Triple Threat 7th-grade boys tryouts: Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Ocoee Middle School; Feb. 12, 3 p.m., Cleveland Middle. Call Darrell Jones at 595-5483.

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

  • Tennessee Lady Ice open gym/clinic: Feb. 12, 3-5 p.m., East Lake Academy; grades 4-8 girls. Email tnladyice@gmail.com or call Bob Hubert at 400-1036.

  • Super hoops therapeutic program: Mondays, 5:30 p.m., 8-week program started Jan. 23, North Chattanooga Community Center.

  • East Ridge men’s league meeting: Feb. 19, 5 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; 8-week season, 10-player maximum per team, $250; TSSAA-certified officials. Call Daniel Wright at 760-1873 or 867-8606.

  • 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.

FOOTBALL

  • Chattanooga Red Raiders youth tryouts: Feb. 12, 2 p.m., Baylor School; ages 9-10 & 11-12. See www.leaguelineup.com/chattanoogaredraiders.

  • Dan Reeves at FCA “Road to Victory” banquet: March 5, 6:30 p.m., Chattanooga Convention Center; Reeves holds record of 9 Super Bowl participations as player & coach, including 3 as coach of Denver Broncos & 1998 game with Atlanta Falcons. See chattanoogafca.org or call FCA area director Jay Fowler at 877-3561 or 309-4255.

GOLF

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

  • 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.

  • Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet: Feb. 27, Chattanooga Convention Center; $35; 22 inductees plus special awards. Call John Farr at 875-9282 for tickets.

  • FCA “Road to Victory” banquet: March 5, 6:30 p.m., Chattanooga Convention Center; keynote speaker Dan Reeves, who has record of 9 Super Bowl participations as player & coach, including 3 as coach of Denver Broncos & 1998 game with Atlanta Falcons. See chattanoogafca.org or call FCA area director Jay Fowler at 877-3561 or 309-4255.

  • Booker T. Duathlon: March 10, 8 a.m., Booker T. Washington State Park; two 2-mile runs on paved roads with an 11-mile bike ride in between. See www.sceniccitymultisport.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.

OUTDOORS

  • Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: See www.tennesseetrails.org/soddydaisy.php or contact hike leader George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619.

  • Outdoor Chattanooga winter workshops: Thursdays, 6 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga building in Coolidge Park; free, open to public; Feb. 9, building wooden boats with Nelson Bennett; Feb. 16, backcountry cooking; Feb. 23, preserving land in a conservation. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

  • Chattanooga Trekkers Big Frog family hike: Feb. 11, noon, probably on Big Creek Trail (3-5 miles). Contact leader Valerie Radu at valerie.radu@gmail.com or 503-2318.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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 Cumberland State Park hikes: Feb. 18, 8 a.m. CST, 9-miler on rugged terrain of Raven Point Loop from Grundy Forest parking lot; See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Southern 6(k) Trail Race: Feb. 19, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; family-friendly event, has accompanying Kid k for ages 12-under. See www.rockcreek.com.

  • Cumberland Trail Breakaway: Feb. 26-March 31; volunteers sought by Cumberland Trail Conference for CT maintenance in Hamilton and Rhea counties. Contact Tony Hook at tony.hook@frontiernet.net or 931-456-6259.

  • Adaptive kayaking: Feb. 28, 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.

  • Snake Creek Gap mountain bike time trials: March 3, Dalton, Pinhoti Trail system; 34- and 17-mile options; on-site registration starts 7 a.m. at Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center gravel parking lot; shuttles leave trade center at 9 a.m. See snake.nwgasorba.org.

  • East Tennessee Pointing Dog Association walking field trial: March 16-18, Gun Dog Development Kennels near Spring City; 8 stakes: amateur and open puppy (under 15 months), amateur and open derby (under 24 months) and open limited, amateur limited, open and amateur gun dog. Also, club has free training day second Saturday of every month. Contact Bill Barber at bandbarber@aol.com or 423-365-6652.

RUNNING

  • Cupid’s Chase 5k Run: Feb. 11, Robinson’s Highway & Hubert Fry Pavilion, Tennessee Riverpark, 10 a.m. (registration starts 8 a.m.); simultaneous 25-city event benefits Community Options, Inc.; $35, $50 day of race. Register through 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at www.active.com or see www.comop.org/cupidschase.

  • Southern 6(k) Trail Race: Feb. 19, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; family-friendly event, has accompanying Kid k for ages 12-under. See www.rockcreek.com.

  • Scenic City Half Marathon & 5k: Feb. 25, 8 a.m., from First Tennessee Pavilion; $50 for 13.1-miler, $30 for 5k (8:15 a.m.); several charities benefit; packets available 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24, Crystal Room off lobby at Chattanooga Choo Choo, or 6:30-7:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at race site. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

  • Booker T. Duathlon: March 10, 8 a.m., Booker T. Washington State Park; two 2-mile runs on paved roads with an 11-mile bike ride in between. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com or register at www.active.com.

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.

  • Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 4:30-6 p.m., & Feb. 14, 21 & 28, 5:30-7 p.m., All-Saints Academy, under-9 & -10 (older players by invitation); Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 1:30-3 p.m., All-Saints, u-11 & 13; Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 3-4:30 p.m., & Feb. 14, 21 & 28, 7-8:30, All-Saints, u-14 to -18. See wabango.com/krisray or www.elite-soccer-training.org.

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

SOFTBALL

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • Chattanooga Recreation adult slowpitch leagues: Registration through March 23 for men’s, women’s & coed play starting April 2 at Summit of Softball complex; includes open, church & industrial leagues with upper (5 HRs & 1 up), lower A (3 HRs & out) & lower B (1 HR & out) divisions; at least 12 regular-season games & postseason tournament; $450 per team. Call Richard West at 643-6055 or 595-4540.

  • Tennessee Thunder 8-under girls: Tryouts being set up; 2 players needed. Call Jamie Crawford at 280-7181.

  • Chattanooga Valley girls registration: Feb. 9 & 16, 6-7:30 p.m., & Feb. 11 & 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gym.

  • Snow Hill youth signups: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com or call 344-6625.

  • East Brainerd girls signups: Saturdays in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; also T-ball for ages 3-4. See EBYAA.com.

  • Harrison girls signups: Saturdays through February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • Hixson girls signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., & Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., till Feb. 18. See www.hixsonyaa.org.

  • Ooltewah girls signups: Saturdays in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center.

  • Red Bank girls signups: Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., new fields on Memorial Drive (red light 3).

  • North Georgia Umpires Association meetings: Feb. 12, 2 p.m., Jack Mattox complex; needing new as well as experienced umpires; top pay. Call David Martin at 423-595-0146.

  • Tennessee Dizzy Dean state meeting: Feb. 12, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

  • 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.

  • North Georgia ASA girls fastpitch tournaments: Feb. 25, March 3, March 17-18, April 14-15, 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.

  • Catoosa County adult slowpitch league signups: Feb. 27-March 23; games at Jack Mattox complex, Ringgold; men’s church/industrial (red, white & blue), men’s open, coed open, women’s church & women’s open divisions. See www.catoosarec.com for registration form or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

  • Wildbill’s ISA Bash-4-Cash adult slowpitch tournament: March 9-11, Summit of Softball; men’s C, D & E, women’s & (Sunday) coed; $225 plus $30 sanction fee if not already ISA-sanctioned. Pre-register at www.softballwire.com or call Billy Knight at 423-504-2574 or Anthony Nelson at 423-432-7100 or email wildbilltnisa2010@yahoo.com.

  • Nations organization girls fastpitch tournaments: March 9-11, March 17, March 31, April 6-8, April 14, 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.

  • Tennessee ASA state umpires clinic: March 16-17, Warner Park; 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday. Call Edward Rowe at 355-3002.

  • ISA girls fastpitch tournament: March 24-25, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; 6- & 8-under $50; 10-, 12- & 14-under $200; 4-game guarantee; ISA has rules allowing all players to play. Contact Billy Knight at 504-2574 or 421-3285 or wildbilltnisa2010@yahoo.com or call Anthony Nelson at 432-7100.

  • 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.

SWIMMING/AQUATICS

  • 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.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Hamilton YMCA youth signups: Until March 3, girls ages 7-15, for Saturday matches starting March 31; teams practice once a week. Email ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

  • Lee University VolleySkillz League: March 13-April 17, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., Walker Arena; focus on basic skills & proper technique for ages 11-14; $125. Contact coach Andrea Hudson at ahudson@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8453.

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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