published Wednesday, September 5th, 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

• 2013 Ducks organization tryouts: Being set up; ages 9-14. Contact Dewayne Trantham at jctrantham@comcast.net or 667-4185.

• Ringgold fall academy: Starts Sept. 5, pitching 6 p.m., defense 7:30, & Sept. 6, hitting 6 p.m.; six consecutive Wednesdays & Thursdays; 1 aspect $120, 2 aspects $180, all 3 $200. Contact coach Brent Tucker at btucker.rhs@catoosa.k12.ga.us.

• FSS youth tournaments: Sept. 22, Oct. 13 & 20, Edwards Park, Dalton; 8- to 14-under. Contact Jerry Manis at sportssouth51@yahoo.com or 706-463-0461.

• 2013 10-under (2012 fall 9-ur) 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.

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

• 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.

• Hoops Plus Recruiting Showcase: Sept. 15, Tennessee Temple University, 10 a.m. (sign-in starts at 9); for high school girls wanting chances to play in college; each player will be put on a team that plays 3 games; previous 2 Chattanooga showcases attracted more than 100 prospects & 25 college coaches. See www.HoopsPlus.org/Showcase.html or email HoopsPlus@gmail.com.

• 3-on-3 men’s tournament: Sept. 22, Red Bank Middle School; Chattanooga Grizzliez fundraiser; $75, deadline Sept. 16. Call Daniel C. Wright at 424-760-1873.

• Coed clinic: Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lakeview Middle School; boys & girls ages 5-14, taught by college & high school coaches/players; $10; pre-registration required. See www.rockpointebasketball.com or call Rod Turner at 423-322-4450.

• 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.

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.

• Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tours: 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.

FOOTBALL

• Tennessee Train women’s tackle team: Women’s Football Alliance team started by former members of the Chattanooga Locomotion; season will kick off in April; tryout information to come later. If interested call Denise Myers at 322-7730.

• 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.

GOLF

• MCA Tee Off Un“teal” There is a Cure tournament: Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; 4-person team ($500) or register as individual ($150); sponsored by Mike Collins and Associates to benefit ovarian cancer research & local Helene Distefano Fund helping mothers with cancer; sponsorships $100 to $5,000. Call 800-347-6950.

• 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.

• Teen Challenge Classic: Oct. 2, Lookout Mountain, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot; register as team ($660) or individual ($165); sponsorships $200 to $2,500. See www.teen-challenge.com or contact Diane Wint at dianew@teen-challenge.com or 756-5558, ext. 166.

• Hospice of Chattanooga tournament: Oct. 8, Lookout Mountain, 9:30 a.m.; 4-person select shot, $300 per player; benefiting HOC’s pediatric & perinatal program. Register at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org.

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.

• Iron Junior Triathlon: Sept. 9. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com.

• Scenic City Lawn Mower Racing Association races: Sept. 14, Bledsoe County Fair, Pikeville, 8 p.m. EDT (registration starts at 6); Sept. 22-23, ARMA national points race, Savannah Valley Speedway; Oct. 13, Taylor Ruritan Club, Cleveland, 6 p.m. (reg. starts at 4); Oct. 27, double points race, Savannah Valley Speedway, 4 p.m. (reg. starts at 2); Nov. 24, double points race, Savannah Valley Speedway, 2 p.m. (reg. starts at noon). Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

• Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Until 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.

• JockSale fall gear consignment event: Sept. 24-30; drop off gear Sept. 24-26, sale Sept. 27-30 at old L&M Music Building at Lee Highway and Highway 153. See jocksale.com for details, or email info@jocksale.com.

• 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.

• Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association Walk: Oct. 27, Coolidge Park, 11 a.m. (sign-ins start at 9); 5 kilometers (3.1 miles); no entry fee, but donations go to GCHA; contest for best team T-shirt designs. Call Chara McLaughen at 954-0059.

• 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 Trail Runners group runs: Wednesdays. See meetup.com/chattanoogatrailrunners.

• 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.

• Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Sept. 8, Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek and back; Sept. 15, Snow Falls; Sept. 18, Chickamauga Creek levee to Camp Jordan; Sept. 22, Fall Creek Falls State Park; Sept. 25, Greenway Farm. Contact George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619.

• Dove hunting season: Tennessee dates are through Sept. 26, then Oct. 13-28 and Dec. 19-Jan. 15 (migratory bird permit required); Georgia’s are until Sept. 16, then Oct. 13-21 and Nov. 22-Jan. 5.

• 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.

• 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, 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.

• 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.

• Chattahoochee National Forest bear/hog dog training: Current segment ends Sept. 6; later open dates are Jan. 2-March 19 and May 1-23.

• Georgia archery deer hunting season: Sept. 8-Oct. 12, either sex.

• Pointing Dog Hunt Test Handler and Judges Seminar: Sept. 8, 10 a.m., La Hacienda Restaurant, Spring City; conducted by AKC executive field representative Gary Sandler of Nashville for the East Tennessee Pointing Dog Association; provides prospective judges and handlers with rules for evaluating dog performances. Also, AKC walking field trial Oct. 5-7, licensed hunt tests Nov. 3 and 4. Contact Bill Barber at bandbarber@aol.com or 423-365-6652.

• Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tours: 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.

• Family canoeing at Fireside Thursdays: Thursdays Sept. 20-0ct. 18, 6-7 p.m., on North Chickamauga Creek from Greenway Farm; canoes and life jackets available (kids under 5 must have their own life jackets). Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

• Birding tour by bicycle: Sept. 22, 9-11:30 a.m., Tennessee Riverpark from Outdoor Chattanooga facility at Coolidge Park; volunteers from Audubon Society and Tennessee Ornithological Society will lead; beginners welcme; bring own bike or borrow one from OC fleet. Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

• Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 10, 8 a.m., Cumberland Trail, with huge elevation changes into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek and Rock Creek area; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; seriously difficult, limited to 75 runners who have done a 50k in 7:30 or less in the last 12 months; online registration begins Sept. 1. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco

RUNNING

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

• CTC Elementary Cross Country Series: Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27, Camp Jordan Park; 1-mile course from behind amphitheater; 3rd grade start 4:30 p.m., 4th grade 4:45, 5th grade 5 p.m. Contact Denny Marshall at damarshall@hotmail.com or Jim Steffes at jtsteffes@gmail.com.

• Iron Junior Triathlon: Sept. 9. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com.

• Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 10, 8 a.m., Cumberland Trail, with huge elevation changes into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek and Rock Creek area; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; seriously difficult, limited to 75 runners who have done a 50k in 7:30 or less in the last 12 months; online registration begins Sept. 1. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco

SOCCER

• North River association: Games start Sept. 8; $95 ($15 discount for additional family member),. See www.northriversoccer.com.

• Elite Soccer Training group sessions: Aug. 29, Bright School, under-11 to -13 5:30-7 p.m., u-14 to -19 7-8:30 p.m. Email Kris4futbol@aol.com or text 423-240-5737.

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

SOFTBALL

• Slowpitch coed league signups: Under way for play starting in September at Veterans Park, Soddy-Daisy. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.

• Chattanooga State fall instructional program: Through 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.

• NSA girls tournament: Sept. 8, Dalton; 4-game guarantee; $150 for 8-under, $195 for 10-u, $210 for 12- & 14-u. Email gansa@windstream.net or call or text Mark at 706-260-1807.

v Middle Tennessee State girls fastpitch team camps: Sept. 9 &30 & Oct. 14; 4 teams per date, each playing 2 games; $130. Email jeff.breeden@mtsu.edu.

• 13-14 Georgia Live Wires girls fastpitch tryouts: Sept. 15, 11 a.m.; all positions open; confidential tryouts available; seeking players with experience, good attitudes, committed parents. Contact Mike Carruth at galivewires@yahoo.com or 423-605-9256.

• FSS youth tournaments: Sept. 22, Oct. 13 & 20, Edwards Park, Dalton; 8- to 14-under. Contact Jerry Manis at sportssouth51@yahoo.com or 706-463-0461.

• 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.

• 14-under Aftershock girls fastpitch team: Seeking pitcher & skill-position players to complete 2013 roster. Contact Jason Longson at blongson37@gmail.com or 710-6259.

• 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.

• 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.

SWIMMING/DIVING

• Baylor Diving Club: 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.

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

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

• McCallie/GPS Aquatics year-round swimming: All ages and abilities. Call John Woods at 634-7606 or see swimscac.com.

TENNIS

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

• Fall Ball tournament: Oct. 6-7, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens; $25, benefiting United Way of McMinn & Meigs; each entrant will be placed with a partner. Email uwaymc@bellsouth.net or call 423-745-9606.

• 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.

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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