Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

November 9th, 2011 in Sports

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

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

  • Fury Fall Series Powered by Under Armour: Nov. 12-13; 9- to 18-under tournaments; 3-game guarantee. Contact Ruston Pierce at tnfurybaseball@gmail.com or 619-9488.

  • 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.

  • Independent league placement tryout camp: Dec. 4, noon, Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for 2011 college or minor league players for placement in 2012 affiliated, independent & international leagues. Call 404-869-7966.

  • 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: 1 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

  • Hixson UMC Upward program: Practices start Nov. 28 for Saturday games beginning Jan. 7; boys & girls, grades K-6. See www.hixsonumc.org or call 877-1246.

  • Chamberlain Baptist Church Upward program (& cheerleading): Evaluations Nov. 12 & Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for practices beginning Jan. 9; boys & girls K5-8th grade; $55 till Nov. 30, then $65 (family discounts available). Call 624-4323, option 1.

  • Ooltewah Youth Association signups: Nov. 12 & 19 & Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center; boys & girls ages 5-14; $75.

  • Catoosa County adult league signups: Till Dec. 9; ages 15-up in open & church divisions playing in school gyms; $395 per team. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 706-891-4199.

  • TN Swarm AAU girls: Seeking players in grades 4-5. Contact Bryan Kile at bryanyd@msn.com 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 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.

  • Intramural wheelchair pickup games: Washington Hills Recreation Center. Call 855-9741.

BOXING

  • Red Bank Boxing Club: Practice under way, weekdays, 4:30 p.m., Henry Luken sports facility; no cost. Call Skipper Fairbanks at 877-4113.

GOLF

  • "Pre-loved" equipment sale & relay competition: Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Tee Player Development Center, 2453 Hickory Valley Road; range will be open to the public, for $10 First Tee donation, while the sale is going on; relay event starting at 11 a.m. involves 6-player teams playing 1 ball among them 3 times around the 3-hole loop as fast as possible. Email thefirstteechattanooga@gmail.com or call relay chairman David McKenna at 304-7418.

  • 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.

  • PurpleStride Chattanooga 5k: Nov. 12, First Tennessee Pavilion, registration starts 8 a.m.; timed 5k run/walk & 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; live entertainment, children's activities, food; $25 in advance ($30 for timing chip), $30 ($35) at event; $10 for ages 3-12 ($15 with chip); no fees for survivors. Register at www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=475420.

  • St. Jude Give Thanks Walk: Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m., Hamilton Place mall (registration starts 7:30). See givethankswalk.org or call Betty Jolly at 266-5215.

  • 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.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

OUTDOORS

  • Rapid Learning Whitewater Club roll practice: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UTC indoor pool; ages 8-older; $5, equipment provided. Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com 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 rockyturf@comcast.net or 238-4234.

  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco.

  • Soddy-Daisy Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: 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 george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619.

  • Enterprise South Nature Park free kids' hikes: Nov. 12, grades 1-3 9-10 a.m., grades 4-6 10:15-11:30; led by naturalist Laura Marsh to teach about wildlife homes and habitats; adults must accompany children; space limited. Call 893-3500 to reserve a space. Next hikes Nov. 18: sights, smells and sounds.

  • Chattanooga Trekkers family hike to Lost Cove Cave: Nov. 12, 1 p.m.; 2.2 miles to Buggy Top entrance in Sewanee Natural Bridge State Natural Area; pre-registration required via valerie.radu@gmail.com or 503-2318.

  • South Cumberland State Park events: Nov. 13, 10 a.m. CST, sport climbing clinic, Foster Falls parking lot (reserve spot at 931-924-2980); Nov. 19, 9 a.m. CST, moderately easy hike around Grundy Lakes Loop from beach parking lot; Nov. 25, noon CST, short moderate hike with teaching about wild turkeys, from Buggytop trailhead. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Tennessee Wild hike on John Muir National Recreation Trail: Nov. 19; fairly easy 6.5-miler along Hiwassee River, with readings from Muir's writings during picnic lunch; pre-registration required. Contact Jeffrey Hunter at jeff@safc.org or 322-7866.

RUNNING

  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12, Cumberland Trail past Possum Creek. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco.

  • Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Miracle Marathon: Nov. 12, final mile of annual junior series totaling 26.2 miles, in conjunction with battlefield marathon & half marathon, both of which are closed but still have charity slots available through www.RunForMiracles.org (select "Miracle Team"). For junior marathon questions, email amanda.whitaker@erlanger.com.

  • PurpleStride Chattanooga 5k: Nov. 12, First Tennessee Pavilion, registration starts 8 a.m.; timed 5k run/walk & 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; live entertainment, children's activities, food; $25 in advance ($30 for timing chip), $30 ($35) at event; $10 for ages 3-12 ($15 with chip); no fees for survivors. Register at www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=475420.

  • Turkey Trot 8k: Nov. 24, Sports Barn East. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

  • Families on the Run 5k & 10k: Dec. 3, 7:45 a.m. (registration 6-7:30), downtown Sports Barn; presented by First Things First; also noncompetitive Santa Stroll; $25 through Dec. 2 ($40 for families), with packet pickup 2-6 p.m. See firstthingsfirst.com or call 267-5383.

  • Salvation Army's Jingle Bell Jog: Dec. 3, 9 a.m., Fletcher Park, Cleveland (sign-ins start 7 a.m.); 5k run & 1-mile walk, raising donations for utility assistance for needy families with small children or senior citizens; $20 entry ($25 for a family), individual or group donations also welcome. Visit clevelandjinglebelljog.com or call 380-8178.

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.

  • East Ridge indoor signups: Nov. 10 & 17, 6-7:30 p.m.; Nov. 12 & 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Nov. 13 & 20, 2-4 p.m.; Camp Jordan office above concession building; $85. See www.ersoccer.org.

  • Youth open play days: Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., Frances B. Wyatt Recreation Center, Colville Street; ages 9-14 boys & girls targeted, regardless of club or school affiliation, but other ages welcome.

  • Elite Soccer Training Christmas camp: Dec. 21-23. See Elite-Soccer-Training.org.

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

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit. Call 280-0440.

SOFTBALL

  • Middle Tennessee State University all-skills clinic: Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. CST; fastpitch players of all ages; walk-ups accepted, $90. Contact Kassie Stanfill at stanfill@mtsu.edu.

  • 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 lee.dobbins@emory.edu 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 eaglescoach.mw@gmail.com 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 SouthernBellesSoftball@hotmail.com.

  • 16-under Team Baden seeking girls fastpitch players: All positions being considered; also, pickup players needed for fall tournaments. Call Shannon at 933-4956.

  • 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 northgastorm10@yahoo.com 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 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.

  • "Quicker, faster, stronger" camp: Monday-Friday daily sessions; ages 7-older; $35 a week, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

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.

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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