Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

October 10th, 2012 in Sports

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.

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

BPA youth tournament: Oct. 14, Rossville Recreation, ages 7- to 15-under. Email bpageorgia@windstream.net or call Mark at 706-260-1807.

Elite catching camp: Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn.; headed by CNC coach Tom Griffin for high school catchers; $150. Call 865-471-3465.

2013 Chattanooga 8-under select team tryouts: Contact Steve Tobias at steveatobias@comcast.net or 240-2408.

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.

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

Baseball Mission indoor facility: Cleveland; welcomes select teams for winter workouts; pitching & hitting instruction with HD stop-motion video. See www.thebaseballmission.com, email shailey@thebaseballmission.com or call Stephen at 650-0002.

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.

Cleveland State youth skills clinic: Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; fundamentals & team concepts for boys & girls in grades 1-8; led by Cleveland State coach Lee Cigliano & Silverdale Baptist Academy coach Randy Evans; $35 ($10 discount for siblings). Email lcigliano@clevelandstatecc.edu or call 614-8706.

North Georgia officials meetings: Have begun; new officials needed. Call Ernie Giles at 423-580-2540.

Georgia Longhorns grades 5-6 boys travel team: Seeking players. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

The Attack girls travel teams: Seeking players in grades 2-6. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

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.

Light Your Bike family ride: Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga; through Coolidge Park and across the river with police escort. Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tour: 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

Dalton Parks and Recreation adult flag leagues: Captains meetings Oct. 15; coed & church games will be on Mondays, men's A & B & women's games Tuesdays & Thursdays. See www.mydprd.com or call Alex Sullins at 706-463-0721.

Chattanooga Locomotion women's tackle tryouts: Oct. 27 & Nov. 10, 9 a.m., Red Bank High School practice field (behind school); no experience needed. See www.gochattanoogalocomotion.com or call 580-6290.

Tennessee Train women's tackle team: Women's Football Alliance team started by former members of the 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

Chattanooga Chapter PGA pro-ams: Oct. 15, Council Fire; Oct. 22, WindStone; Oct. 29, Partners Circle Day, The Farm.

Ooltewah Youth Association tournament: Oct. 19, Brown Acres, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $75 each. Call Mike Owen at 645-2929 or Marcus Higgins at 304-5540.

Belvoir Christian Academy tournament: Oct. 19, Moccasin Bend, 1 p.m.; 4-person best ball & select shot; $325 per team till Oct. 5, then $400; benefits BCA athletic boosters; hole-in-prize a lease on a new Lincoln MKZ. Contact BCA athletic director Paul Hill at phill@bcalions.org or 622-3755.

Camp Joy benefit tournament: Oct. 20, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 8 a.m.; 4-person teams, $75 each; $10,000 hole-in-one prize; sponsorships $500 to $10,000; deadline Oct. 6; spouses welcome to eat at post-tourney banquet for $10 donation. Email friendsofcampjoy@gmail.com or call Mel Leatherman at 322-1404.

13-under Colonels golf tournament: Oct. 28, Valleybrook, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $50 each; benefiting youth baseball team. Email crdickens@tva.gov or call 605-7472.

LACROSSE

Chattanooga Lacrosse officials training: Email chattlax@gmail.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

"The Way Bobby Sees It": Oct. 11, 6 p.m., UTC University Center auditorium; film and talk with blind extreme athlete Bobby McMullen, on his mission to race demanding downhill mountain bike courses while dealing with Type 1 diabetes; free, includes audio description for people with impaired vision. Call Anna Muller at 425-5671.

"Reveal the Path" screening/fundraiser: Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Crash Pad, 29 Johnson St., Chattanooga; outdoors; showsbike journey through mountainous regions of the world; $10, includes refreshments and chance on bicycle tour to Australia; benefits La Paz's youth mountain biking program. Call Brenna Kenney at 624-8414.

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

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: 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 Buddy Walk: Oct. 13, AT&T Field, 11 a.m.; benefits Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society; all ages & abilities welcome to participate; $5 registration fee; more than 1,200 expected; live music, inflatables, face painting, other activities in conjunction. See www.buddywalk.org or www.chattanoogadownsyndrome.org.

Chattanooga Rugby Football Club grand opening: Oct. 20, Montague Park; includes match against Hopkinsville, Ky.

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.

Central C Club Bar-B-Que: Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m., Central High School; former students & boosters especially invited along with former Purple Pounders athletes; $11 per plate. Call Alan Pressley at 593-1139 or Eddie Test at 653-8005.

Run for Reece 5k fun run/walk: Nov. 18, 8 a.m., Tennessee Riverpark pavilion 3; benefiting family of Ringgold infant Reece Bova, born with congenital heart defect requiring 3 surgeries already; $25 online till Nov. 16, $30 race day. See www.runforreece.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

River Rocks Festival: Through Oct. 14. See www.riverrockschattanooga.com/calendar.

Moccasin Bend Civil War Fortifications hike: Oct. 10, 5-6:30 p.m., starting near Moccasin Bend Hospital Institute, to Stringers Ridge; guided by National Military Park historian Jim Ogden; moderate pace. Call 821-7786.

Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers swim: Oct. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 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.

Light Your Bike family ride: Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga; through Coolidge Park and across the river with police escort. Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

"The Way Bobby Sees It": Oct. 11, 6 p.m., UTC University Center auditorium; film and talk with blind extreme athlete Bobby McMullen, on his mission to race demanding downhill mountain bike courses while dealing with Type 1 diabetes; free, includes audio description for people with impaired vision. Call Anna Muller at 425-5671.

"Reveal the Path" screening/fundraiser: Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Crash Pad, 29 Johnson St., Chattanooga; outdoors; showsbike journey through mountainous regions of the world; $10, includes refreshments and chance on bicycle tour to Australia; benefits La Paz's youth mountain biking program. Call Brenna Kenney at 624-8414.

Family canoeing at Fireside Thursdays: 0ct. 11 & 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.

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.

Geocaching in Chattanooga city parks: See geocaching.com.

Georgia muzzleloader/archery deer hunting: Oct. 13-19 in Georgia; Nov. 3-16 in Tennessee.

Dove hunting season segments: Oct. 13-28 and Dec. 19-Jan. 15 in Tennessee (migratory bird permit required); Georgia's remaining segments are Oct. 13-21 and Nov. 22-Jan. 5.

Hiketoberfest: Oct. 14, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Shackleford Ridge Park, Walden's Ridge; guided hikes with nature talks, music, door prizes focused on Cumberland Trail.

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.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Oct. 16, Roaring Creek, easy to moderate, about 2 miles; Oct. 20, Cloudland Canyon, moderate, about 6 miles; Oct. 23, Riverwalk, easy, about 6 miles; Oct. 30, Raccoon Mountain, moderate, about 2.5 miles. Contact George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619.

Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tour: 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.

Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Tuesdays resuming Oct. 30, 5:30-7 and 7-8:30 p.m., UTC's Maclellan Gym pool; 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.

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.

Johnson Mental Health Center 10k Pumpkin Run: Oct. 20, Moccasin Bend, 9 a.m.; 5k untimed walk at 9:05, family fun walk at 9:15 (sign-ins 7:30-8:45 at MBMHI); state 10k records often set in this race. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

7 Bridges Marathon & Half Marathon: Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Renaissance Park, ending in Coolidge Park; 26.2-mile route includes seven Chattanooga bridges; 13.1-miler includes four; conducted by Scenic City Multisport; registration still open. See sevenbridgesmarathon.com.

Runaway Pig Race: Oct. 27, Dunlap, 9 a.m. CDT; 3.6-mile event part of Run for God Race Series, plus 1-mile stroll &1-mile kids run. Register at www.active.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

Elite Soccer Training group sessions: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, under-14 to -18, Bright School, 6:30-8 p.m.; Oct. 14, 21 & 28, Sports Barn downtown; u-9 & -10, 1-2:30 p.m.; u-14 to -18, 2:30-4 p.m.; u-11 & -13, 4-5:30; Oct. 16, 23 & 30, u-11 & u-13, All-Saints Academy, 6-7:30 p.m. Email Kris4futbol@aol.com or text 423-240-5737.

East Ridge indoor season signups: Oct. 13, 20, 27 & Nov. 3, soccer pavilion by old concessions building; Oct. 21 & 28 & Nov. 4, Camp Jordan Arena; Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; coaches meeting Nov. 19; games Nov. 26 to Feb. 10; youth under-4 to -19; adults under 30, over 30 & u-40; $80. Online registration at www.eastridgeparksandrec.com.

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

SOFTBALL

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

UTC softball Blue-Gold game: Oct. 13, 11 a.m., Jim Frost Stadium; followed by Lady Moc RBI Club cookout for fans & players; no charge for either, though donations to Lady Mocs team welcome.

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.

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

ISA girls fastpitch tournament: Oct. 20, Frank Larino Park, Morristown; all age divisions. Call ISA state director Joe Caldwell at 931-581-0323.

New 2013 men's slowpitch team forming: Ages 18-older. Call Tony at 637-1887 for tryout information.

Frost Falcons '05 girls 8-under team tryouts: Email FrostFalcons05@gmail.com for information.

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 B-select girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 players who can pitch & play other positions. 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; also, group & private lessons, head instructor Michael Scott (635-6254). Call Herb Barnett at 991-2855.

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

Choo Choo City club parent information meeting: Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Calvary Chapel at 3415 Broad St.; interested players ages 10-18 & parents invited. See www.choochoocityvbc.com.

Sunday Volleyball Club at Tennessee Temple: Nov. 4, 11 & 18; Dec. 2 & 9; Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27; 3-5 p.m., McGilvray Gym or Vance Gym; grades 6-12; $15 per session; instruction by TTU head coach Latonia Allen & assistant Liva Brivule. Email allenl@tntemple.edu or call 717-446-6856.

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.