Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

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* Cleveland State college showcase: Oct. 2, 10 a.m. (registration 9:30); high-school-age players performing in front of college scouts in 60-yard dash, position defense, live batting practice, game-type pitching; $85, deadline Sept. 24. Contact Aaron Bryant at or 473-2445.

* Prospect Watch tryout camp: Oct. 2, noon, Bill Evans Field at College Park, Ga.; open to 2009 college or independent/affiliated pro players for placement in independent & international leagues. Call (404) 869-7966.

* 2011 11-under Chattanooga Chiefs tryouts: Seeking a few players who don't turn 12 before May 1. Call Jeremy Reed at 320-4527 or Shane Austin at 994-7946.

* 2011 11-under Chattanooga Colonels: Tryouts soon. Call Coach Tim at 785-7155.

* Burke's Sports Academy instruction: Private hitting, pitching & skills lessons year-round for ages 5-18. Call Marvin Burke at 894-4293 or see

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

* 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 e-mail

* Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call (706) 508-4755.


* Chattanooga Sports Academy middle school girls' training: Sept. 18 & 25 & Oct. 2 & 9; registration starts 9:30 a.m.; all levels from beginners to advanced; 4 rotating group stations; $10 per session if participating in Oct. 16 tournament, $20 if not. Cal Robert Chester at 702-5373 or 331-1648.

* Hamilton YMCA men's league: Starts Sept. 19, all games on Sundays; $400 for at least 9 games, deadline Sept. 10. Contact Nathan Daugherty at or 899-1721.

* Small-group skill sessions with Ashley Houts: Starting Sept. 20, Mondays & Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Trenton; boys & girls ages 7-13, taught by former University of Georgia point guard & U.S. national team member; $25 per session. Call (423) 827-2670.

* Georgia Northwestern Technical College tryouts: Sept. 23 & 30, Rossville Athletic Complex, 7-9 p.m., for men enrolled/enrolling at the 2-year school & eligible for athletics; Aug. 12, Sept. 16 & 30, Rome-Floyd Area YMCA, 7 p.m., for women. Call (706) 764-3813.

* Coed youth clinic: Sept. 25, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; grades 1-8; sponsored by Rock Pointe Church; $10; college & high school coaches involved; pre-registration required. Call Rod Turner at (706) 866-8819 or (423) 322-4450.

* Chattanooga Patriots girls teams: Home-schooled students ages 12-18 interested in varsity or JV basketball, call 842-0905.

* Ages 13-15 AAU girls team tryouts: Call Johnny at 618-2647.

* Chattanooga Basketball Foundation: AAU boys & girls teams, ages 10-15. Call Book McCray at 227-7206.

* 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

* Personal professional-level training: All ages, boys & girls, taught by current pro player. Call Tony Doyley at (423) 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.

* Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call (706) 508-4755.


* Chickamauga Battlefield guided bicycle ride: Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m., from visitors center; free; 5-6 miles at leisurely pace; bike can be borrowed from Outdoor Chattanooga through (706) 866-9241. E-mail

* Sequatchie Valley Century ride: Oct. 2, 8 a.m. CDT, from Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap; 100-, 62- & 25-mile options, some hills but no mountain ascents; early fee $35 ($20 for 12-under with adult). See


* Hamilton YMCA men's flag registration: Sept. 17 deadline for league beginning Sept. 26, all games Sundays at D1 facility; $400 for at least 9 games. Contact Nathan Daugherty at or 899-1721.

* Dalton Parks & Recreation flag league registration: Ongoing for men's open A & B play Tuesdays & Thursdays ($38 per team) & coed & church play Mondays ($300); managers' meetings Sept. 20, 6 p.m. for men's A/B, 7 p.m. for coed/church. Register at or call Alex Sullins at (706) 281-1222.

* Ready, React and Dominate clinic: 8-week program for speed, agility, quickness, explosive strength & sports-specific drills; $100 month, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200 Monday-Friday.


* Lowell Fritz Senior/Mid Am Challenge: Sept. 25-26, Dalton Golf & Country Club; 18-hole best ball; $300 per team; ages 25-49 & 50-up with established handicaps; deadline Sept. 21. Call (706) 259-5911.

* Jordan Thomas Foundation tournament: Oct. 4, Chattanooga Golf & Country Club, noon; 26 teams; accompanying Low Country Boil on Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., $75 for patrons, $50 for patrons under 30; proceeds to provide prosthetic arms & legs for children (up to age 18) suffering traumatic injuries. See or call Janet Jobe at 622-9006.

* Teen Tree tournament: Oct. 9, LaFayette Golf Course, 9 a.m.; team play, $75 per player; corporate sponsorship $500; Teen Tree is a ministry of Rock Pointe Church in Fort Oglethorpe. Call Misty Jeno at (423) 838-9233 or Gerald Davis at (423) 838-1040.

* Champions Junior Tour: Fall, spring & summer tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events. See


* U.S. Olympic weightlifting for youth: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, downtown YMCA; middle & high school ages, developing strength, coordination, power & flexibility; taught by certified U.S. Olympic strength coach for athletes of all levels in all sports. E-mail or call 266-3766, ext. 137.

* Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Mondays, noon-1 p.m., till April 25, Stadium Club at Finley Stadium; $10 for hot meal, $2 to attend without eating; annual membership fee $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

* Walk to Defeat ALS: Sept. 18, Tennessee Riverpark, 10 a.m. (check-in 9 a.m.); 1-3 miles. See

* Prentice Cooper State Forest/WMA managed deer hunts: Sept. 18-26, Oct. 14-16 and 30-31, Nov. 5-7, Nov. 27-Dec. 2; area west of Highway 27 closed to all but hunters those dates.

* Disc Golf in the Clouds: Sept. 25, 9 a.m., Cloudland Canyon State Park; $20 for adults, $10 for ages 14-under. E-mail or call Gary Holsted at (423) 902-6167.

* Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship: Sept. 25-26, AT&T Field, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5 divisions; more than 10 teams from 8 U.S. regions plus other countries; free for spectators, but $1 donation to McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center suggested.

* Chattanooga Classic Prostate Cancer Walk & Family Festival: Oct. 2, Tennessee Riverpark, 4-mile walk 9:30 a.m., 2-mile walk 9:45 (registration 8:30). See

* Walk for Williams fundraiser: Oct. 2, Camp Jordan Park, 10 a.m. (check-in 9 a.m.); $15 ($40 family cost); $8 for just music & other activities after the walk. Call 313-3257.

* Purplestride Chattanooga 5k walk: Oct. 9, Coolidge Park, 10 a.m. (check-in starts 8 a.m.), plus 1-mile fun walk at 10:30; $20 ($15 ages 13-18, 12-under & pancreatic cancer survivors free) till Sept. 26, then $25. Register at Call 866-9033 or 894-2744 for more information.

* Chattanooga Karate Classic: Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Lookout Valley Middle/High School; hosted by Green's Karate; kata (forms) & kumite (sparring) events for ages 3-60; kihon (5 front stances with variety of blocks, punches, kicks) for ages 3-12; beginners (0-12 months experience), novice (12-24 months), intermediate (24-36 months), advanced (at least 36 months); $40 till Sept. 30, then $45, for 1-3 events; spectator fee $5 ($3 for ages 3-11). Also, USANKF referee course with 8th degree black belt Sensei Katsutaka Tanaka on Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., Green's Karate at 4121 Hixson Pike). Contact Sensei Corey Green at or 432-5280.

* A Walk for Cammy's Cause: Oct. 10, GPS track, 2 p.m.; proceeds to Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation in her memory to promote healthy body image & self-esteem; $25 per walker; can create a team & raise more money. Register at or at the event.

* Tennessee Valley Start! Heart Walk: Oct. 16, 9 a.m., AT&T Field; proceeds to American Heart Association.

* Senior Olympics badminton practice: Wednesday & Saturday mornings; Brainerd rec. complex. 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

* Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call (706) 508-4755.


* Wednesday night swim in Tennessee River: Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., Coolidge Park, with international distance swimmer Karah Friberg; ages 18-older; kayakers welcome to support swimmers. E-mail or call 488-3143.

* Appalachian Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting: Sept. 16, Greenway Farm, 6:30 p.m.; featured speaker Roger Duckworth, accomplished flyfisherman and nationally recognized writer, on fishing for king salmon and steelhead trout at Garden River Indian Reservation in Ontario near Michigan; everyone welcome.

* Downtown kayak trips: Fridays and Saturdays till Sept. 25, 9 a.m.; from Outdoor Chattanooga at Coolidge Park; 2-hour river trips; $35 adults, $25 ages 8-13; pre-registration requred. E-mail or call 643-6888.

* South Cumberland State Park hikes: Sept. 17, 9 a.m., moderate 5-miler from Savage Gulf ranger station to Savage Falls and Rattlesnake Point; Sept. 18, 8 a.m. CDT, easy 1.5-mile Meadow Trail Stroll from visitors center; Sept. 25, 6 p.m. CDT, moderate 4-miler to Savage Falls from Savage Fall ranger station; Sept. 26, 9 a.m., moderate 2-mile nature walk from Greeter Falls parking lot. See

* Chickamauga Battlefield guided bicycle ride: Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m., from visitors center; free; 5-6 miles at leisurely pace; bike can be borrowed from Outdoor Chattanooga through (706) 866-9241. E-mail

* Rock/Creek Williams Island kayak adventure: Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m.; paddle around 400-acre island and visit its prehistoric archaeological sites, organic farm and Tennessee River Blueway; reservations and some experience required; ages 14-older OK if accompanied by adults; limit 10 participants. E-mail or call 643-6888.

* Georgia state parks free day: Sept. 25, part of National Public Lands Day. See for special activities.

* TVCC BYO-Boat paddle: Sept. 25-26, Town Creek, Ala. E-mail

* Smoky Mountain trout tournament: Sept. 25-26, Sevier County. E-mail or call (865) 661-3474.

* Sunset kayak tours: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., from Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park; $35, includes all equipment; pre-registration required. E-mail or call 643-6888.

* Wacky Paddler Olympics: Oct. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tennessee River at Ross's Landing; canoe jousting, whitewater kayak obstacle course. E-mail or call 643-6888.

* River Rocks river sprint: Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m.; 6-mile race from Chickamauga Dam to Ross's Landing; kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards; $35 ($45 day of race). E-mail or call 643-6888.

* Sequatchie Valley Century bicycle ride: Oct. 2, 8 a.m. CDT, from Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap; 100-, 62- and 25-mile options, some hills but no mountain ascents; early fee $35 ($20 for 12-under with adult). See

* Tennessee Wild hikes in Cherokee National Forest: Oct. 4, 3.2-miler suitable for families with children from Cherohala Skyway to Whigg Meadow; Oct. 10, easy 4-miler on Brookshire Creek Trail to Upper Bald River Wilderness study area; all free, but space limited and registration required. Contact Jeff Hunter at or 322-7866.

* Chatt. Chapter of Tenn. Ornithological Society meeting: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Rd. Contact David Stone at or 238-4234.

* Privateer Yacht Club regattas: Oct. 30-31, Chickamauga Sailing Club Halloween Regatta for keel boats; Nov. 13, John's Pig Regatta for cruisers (pursuit race).


* Funky Monkey: Sept. 17, Dayton, 8 p.m.; 8- & 4-mile races & 1-mile family fun run benefiting Rhea Family YMCA.

* "Two Hours from Anywhere" Road Race: Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Murphy (N.C.) Medical Center; 5K Challenge, 2-mile heart walk, free kids run. Call (828) 835-7506.

* Chattanooga Track Club elementary cross country series: Sept. 23 & 30 & Oct. 7, 4:15 p.m. start, Tennessee Riverpark, maintenance field off Amnicola Highway.

* Komen Chattanooga Race for the Cure: Sept. 26, 2 p.m. (registration starts 11:30); competitive 5k; also 5k walk & 1-mile run; salute to survivors, 1 p.m.; $25 ($30 race day). Register online through midnight Sept. 23; also, entry forms at area Sports Barns, Fast Break Athletics, The Front Runner, Komen office at Eastgate & some area YMCAs; registration Sept. 11-12, noon-4 p.m., at Dick's Sporting Goods; team deadline Sept. 15. See

* Run With the Pack 5k: Oct. 9, from Ringgold High School down nature trail along Chickamauga Creek, 8:30 a.m.; also 1-mile fun walk; $15 in advance, $20 day of race; proceeds to Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, Inc., spay/neuter program. Register at or call (423) 653-9167 for more information.


* High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 3143207.

* Barrueta's Tots Parent/Child orientation: Helping parents become better soccer instructors for their children; $75 for 1-time visit to your home. Contact GPS coach & former MLS professional and NCAA Division I coach Dave Barrueta at (404) 493-1794 or

* Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See for how to earn up to 75 percent profit. Call 280-0440.


* Fury Falls Clinic Series: Begins Sept. 18 with fastpitch hitting clinic; pitching, defense, catching & speed sessions to follow; $5. See & clinic on "clinics." Call Jill at 401-FURY (3879).

* USSSA girls fastpitch tournaments: Sept. 18-19, Summit of Softball; Sept. 25-26 & Oct. 16-17, Jack Mattox complex; 8-, 10-, 12- & 14-under in each. Contact John West at or (423) 227-6320.

* USSSA adult slowpitch tournament: Sept. 25, Jack Mattox complex; men's, women's & coed open & church/industrial divisions; $150; Georgia state home run derby. Contact Larry Kennedy at or (423) 834-1257 or Rusty West at or (423) 227-6320.

* 2011 12-under Georgia Lightning tryouts: Sept. 25, 3-6 p.m., Ringgold High School complex; established, successful organization seeking to complete roster for fall tournaments, winter indoor workouts and 2011 season. Call Brent Hamill at (423) 505-0552, Stephanie Templeton at (423) 718-1843 or Doug Templeton at (423) 667-6412.

* New 12-under North Georgia girls fastpitch team tryouts: Oct. 2 & 16, 2 p.m.; alternate dates can be arranged; based in Fort Oglethorpe area. Call (423) 309-1511 or (423) 595-0437.

* North Georgia USFA girls tournaments: Oct. 9 & 30 & Nov. 13, Jack Mattox complex; Oct. 16 & Nov. 6-7, Heritage Point Park, Dalton. See or contact Garry Headrick at or (706) 483-1346.

* Weekly fastpitch pitching & hitting clinics: Through fall & winter, UTC indoor practice facility, Warner Park; instructional sessions for ages 8-18. Contact UTC assistant coach Lee Dobbins at or 425-2109.

* 10-under Georgia Twisters girls fastpitch team: Seeking a shortstop/third baseman. Call Chris at (4243) 593-1194 to set up a tryout.

* 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

* Lee University individual/group lessons: Pitching, catching, fielding, hitting & slapping instruction from Lee coaches & players. Contact coach Emily Russell at 614-8456 or

* Fury Fastpitch Academy training: Pitching, hitting, slapping, defensive skills, catching. Call Jill Higdon at (423) 504-5970 or see

* 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 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 UTC assistant coach Jeff Martin. Contact him at 488-8316 or

* 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 for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call (706) 508-4755.


* McCallie School swim lessons: Oct. 11-Nov. 5 & Nov. 8-Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays; testing days for placement, Oct. 6 & Nov. 3, 5-5:30 p.m.; 4 competitive strokes taught, from beginning to competitive levels, ages 2 & up; $80 for 8 half-hour sessions; private lessons also available, $13 per 15 minutes. Call Stan Corcoran at 493-5536 or see

* Baylor Diving Club: Contact John Bonds at or 267-8506, ext. 654.

* Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See, e-mail or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

* SCAC competitive swimming: Year-round, all ages and abilities; homeschool program available; first 2 weeks free. Call John Woods at 634-7606 or see


* World Flex League local competition: Deadline Sept. 16 for Sept. 18-Nov. 1 adult play; registration open for Oct. 9-Nov. 21 junior play; juniors $15, adults $25, part of proceeds go to Bryan Brothers Foundation assisting at-risk children & their families. Register at

* Middle school clinic with Raul Fernandez: Under way, Racquet Club, 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays; $20 members, $25 others. Call Fernandez at 883-9273.

* Quick Start clinic: Tuesday/Thursday, Racquet Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 10-under (12-12:45 for ages 4-5). Call Kevin Donovan at 842-9622.

* Racquet Club adult beginner clinic: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Call Raul Fernandez at 883-9273.

* 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


* "Too quick to stick" camp: Monday-Friday sessions, 8-week program; $35 a week, unlimited sessions; ages 7-up. Call 870-1200.

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