published Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 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

  • Prospect Watch tryout camp: Sept. 2, noon, Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for 2011 college or minor league pro players seeking placement in affiliated, independent or international leagues in 2012. Call 404-869-7966.

  • Ringgold HS Baseball Academy: 4-week session beginning Sept. 7; 6-7:15 p.m. for pitchers, 7-8:15 for defense; grades 3-8; $100. Contact coach Brent Tucker at btucker.rhs@catoosa.k12.ga.us.

  • Cleveland State fall tournaments: Sept. 10-11, 16- & 14-under high school & select teams (deadline Sept. 2), 3-game pool play, entry $300 & dozen balls; Sept. 17-18 (wood bat), 18-under high school & select teams (deadline Sept. 9), 4-game pool play, entry $350 & dozen balls. Contact Aaron Bryant at abryant@clevelandstatecc.edu or 473-2445.

  • SYSA Music City Clash youth tournament: Sept. 10-11, Franklin; ages 10-13. Call Mark at 931-268-1202.

  • East Ridge Baseball 15-year-old select tryouts: Sept. 18 & 25, Camp Jordan, 2-4 p.m. Call Bill at 635-1010, Doug at 582-1480 or Ricky at 838-1121.

  • 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.

  • Coaching equipment for sale: JUGS pitching machine with new tire, $275; double-tier equipment wagon, $75; Horton 6x10 enclosed trailer, $900. Contact Chris at chrispegg.email@gmail.com or 280-0440.

  • 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

  • East Tennessee Prep Girls Elite 80 exposure camp: Begins Sept. 11, 1 p.m., Carson-Newman College; 100 players from 3 states, each playing 2 games a week; 3 national scouting services & more than 20 college coaches have committed to attend; 19 scholarships were earned directly from this camp the last 2 years. See www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=etelite80 or call 865-387-1792.

  • 10th annual co-ed clinic: Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School; passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding instruction from college & high school coaches & players; $10; pre-registration required. See www.rockpointebasketball.com or call Rod Turner at 706-866-8819 or 423-322-4450.

  • 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.

CYCLING

  • Raisin Hope Ride: Sept. 3, Dalton; ride 6, 15, 45 or 60 miles to raise money for the Raisin Hope Foundation targeting brain injuries. See raisinhope.ning.com/events.

  • Open Arms Care Bike Challenge: Sept. 10, 8 a.m., from OAC Chattanooga office at 6711 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah (sign-in starts 6:30); 62-, 26-mile scenic options. See www.openarmscare.org or contact Billy Cross at bcross@openarmscare.org or 865-385-8830.

  • Adaptive rides at Tennessee Riverpark: Sept. 12 & 26, 6 p.m., from Hubert Fry Center; volunteers needed to ride with people with various disabilities. Call Elaine Adams at 697-1345 to reserve equipment. Also, free ride for ages 55-older; email kassi@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-7880.

FOOTBALL

  • Youth Labor Day Classic: Sept. 3-5, Chattanooga; ages 5-12; $150 per team, 3 games guaranteed. See www.tynerraiders.com or call Edmund Baulding at 314-4230 or Tim at 802-7497.

GOLF

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles tournament: Sept. 14, Brown Acres, 1 p.m. (final registration begins at 11:30); 4-person select shot; hosted by Aerie 945 & Ladies Auxiliary to fund charity projects; sponsorships available; entertainment until midnight follows at Eagles’ social hall. Call 894-9940 or Chuck Blow at 802-8993.

  • Becky Cooke Smith Memorial tournament: Sept. 26, Cleveland Country Club; team event; proceeds to the Chattanooga’s Breast Cancer Network of Strength, the Brenda Davis Foundation & the UTC scholarship fund named for Smith; $10,000 hole-in-one prize among contests for men & women. See www.panera-easttennessee.com or email britneycooke@gmail.com.

  • Bethany Christian Services Stories of Hope tournament: Sept. 30, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 1 p.m.; team play, $150 per player. Email bcschattanooga@bethany.org or call 622-7360.

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

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Chattanooga bike polo pickup games: Mondays, 4-6 p.m., First Tennessee Pavilion; all skill levels; bring or borrow a bike; helmets required; mallets provided.

  • Family fitness karate classes: Under way, North Georgia YMCA, 1733 Battlefield Parkway; adults & kids ages 6-up. Contact John Donahoo at jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award application period: Until Oct. 2, for Class of 2012 seniors; 12 national finalists & their families receive an all-expenses-paid weekend to New York City, where one male & one female winner will be announced during the Heisman Trophy award ceremony in early December. See www.wendysheisman.com or call 800-205-6367.

  • 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; UTC football coach Russ Huesman guest speaker for 1st meeting; $10 including hot meal, $4 without; annual membership dues $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

  • Walk Me Home 5k Walk: Sept. 10, 9 a.m., Tennessee Riverpark; sponsored by Tennessee Foster/Adoptive Care Association to promote foster-care awareness & raise funds to help foster children. Call 296-2324.

  • SCLMRA/NHRA mower racing: Sept. 10, SVS Summer Nationals, Savannah Valley Speeway, Highway 58 in Meadowview community, 1 p.m.; Sept. 11, Knoxville Summer Nationals, 1 p.m.; Oct. 8, Savannah Valley Speedway, 1 p.m.; Nov. 26, Gobbler Mowdown, SVS, 1 p.m. Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

  • Freedom Walk 2011: Sept. 11, about 11 a.m. (event 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with ceremony at 9:30 a.m.), Camp Jordan Park, held by Operation Homefront Tennessee/Kentucky to honor service members & veterans, reflect on events of 9/11 & renew commitment to freedom. See www.operationhomefront.net/tennessee or call 931-982-3207.

  • North Ga. YMCA High School Ultimate Frisbee signups: Deadline Sept. 13 for Sept. 13-Nov. 10 play at Rossville Athletic Center; boys & girls; $50. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships: Sept. 24-25, AT&T Field; five divisions of world titles for teams from eight U.S. regions, Canada, Japan & numerous European & other countries; admission free.

  • 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

  • Free standup paddleboard yoga classes: Saturdays, 8 a.m., and Mondays, 5:15 p.m.; L2 Boards store at Market and 1st streets. Email mark@l2boards.com or kim@l2boards.com or call 531-7873.

  • Raisin Hope Ride: Sept. 3, Dalton; ride 6, 15, 45 or 60 miles to raise money for the Raisin Hope Foundation targeting brain injuries. See raisinhope.ning.com/events.

  • Paddle trip on Chattooga River near Summerville: Sept. 3, from near Maddox Lake 6 miles downstream to take-out on private property near Georgia Highway 100; OK for beginners, canoe/kayak rentals available; free to Coosa River Basin Initiative members (nonmembers can join CRBI for discounted family rate of $30). Contact Joe Cook at jcook@coosa.org or 706-232-2724.

  • Chattanooga Sea Kayakers downtown paddles: Mondays, 6 p.m., from under Market Street Bridge at Coolidge Park; all skill levels invited. Email jimbofarmer@gmail.com.

  • Rapid Learning Whitewater Club roll practice: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Greenway Farm; first visit free, then $5. Email terri@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 842-6629.

  • Open-water swimming: Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m., Tennessee River; meeting under Market Street Bridge in Coolidge Park; ages 18-older; paddlers needed to accompany swimmers. Email Karah Friberg at karahnazor@gmail.com.

  • 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.

  • Open Arms Care Bike Challenge: Sept. 10, 8 a.m., from OAC Chattanooga office at 6711 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah (sign-in starts 6:30); 62-, 26-mile scenic options. See www.openarmscare.org or contact Billy Cross at bcross@openarmscare.org or 865-385-8830.

  • Tennessee Wild hikes: Sept. 10, easy 4-mile hike on Brookshire Creek Trail to waterfall; Sept. 24, very strenuous 11.2-mile hike on Big Frog Trail. See tnwild.org or call Jeff Hunter at 322-7866.

  • AKC handler/judges seminar: Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., La Hacienda restaurant, Spring City; sanctioned field-trial-judge instruction by AKC senior executive representative Gary Sadler for East Tennessee Pointing Dog Association; also for dog handlers wanting to know what judges look for; $30-$45, depending on enrollment. Contact Bill Barber at williambarber.1945@yahoo.com or 423-762-6007 or Hunter Payne at 770-401-2666.

  • South Cumberland State Park activities: Sept. 16, 1 p.m. CDT, Foster Falls parking lot, beginner’s course in sport climbing (pre-register at 931-924-2980); Sept. 23, 3 p.m. CDT, moderate 5-mile hike from Foster Falls parking area, with information on how wild animals and plants prepare for winter. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Wilderness Adventure Challenge: Sept. 24, Ocoee River area; team event. Email Derrick Mason at wildernessadventurechallenge@gmail.com.

  • 7 Hills 3 Rivers Adventure Race: Sept. 24, Rome, Ga.; competitors will run at least 5 miles, bike 12 miles and paddle 4 miles; Family Challenge option with 1-mile run, 1-mile paddle, 4-mile bike and cross-river swim for ages 7-14 along with parents/guardians (7-9 & 10-14 divisions); benefits Coosa River Basin Initiative. Contact Joe Cook at jcook@coosa.org or 706-232-2724 or Sarah Husser at shusser@coosa.org or 706-296-7103.

  • Georgia Jewel challenge trail race: Sept. 24-25, from Dalton Convention Center; 100-, 50- & 35-mile options on Pinhoti Trail; aid stations about 8-9-mile intervals. See www.georgiajewel.com.

  • ETPDA AKC-licensed field trial: Oct. 7-9, Gun Dog Development Grounds, Spring City, beginning 7:30 a.m.; open and amateur puppy, derby, limited gun dog and gun dog stakes, open to all AKC-registered pointing breeds; fees $30-$40 per stake; deadline Oct. 4, 5 p.m.; drawing Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Contact Bill Barber at williambarber.1945@yahoo.com or 423-365-6652.

  • StumpJump 50k & 11-mile trail races: Oct. 11; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; 50k $70 till Sept. 1 ($60 for no T-shirt), 11-miler $55 ($45); add Wild Trails annual membership for $10. See www.rockcreek.com.

RUNNING

  • 5k for FCA: Sept. 5, Chattanooga State, 8 a.m. (sign-in begins 6:45); flat course mostly in Riverpark; also 1-mile run for Junior Marathon participants plus Kiddy K; benefits area Fellowship of Christian Athletes work; Front Runner Athletics presenting sponsor. Register at www.chattanoogatrackclub.org or call 875-3642.

  • Symphony Classic 5k: Sept. 10, hosted by Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.

  • Georgia Jewel challenge trail race: Sept. 24-25, from Dalton Convention Center; 100-, 50- & 35-mile options on Pinhoti Trail; aid stations about 8-9-mile intervals. See www.georgiajewel.com.

  • StumpJump 50k & 11-mile trail races: Oct. 11; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; 50k $70 till Sept. 1 ($60 for no T-shirt), 11-miler $55 ($45); add Wild Trails annual membership for $10. See www.rockcreek.com.

  • 7 Bridges Marathon: Oct. 16, beginning & ending at Coolidge Park, Chattanooga; inaugural event has 6 Tennessee River crossings & 1 creek crossing; half marathon, 5k & 1k family fun run also. See www.7bridgesmarathon.com or call 400-6897.

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.

  • Cohutta youth league signups: Under way till Upward program league practice day Aug. 29, New Covenant Baptist Church; grades K-4. See sites.google.com/site/cohuttasoccerleague or call 706-694-8398.

  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at3143207.

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

SOFTBALL

  • Men’s one-pitch tournament: Sept. 2, evening, Soddy-Daisy; 0-10 HRs; $125. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.

  • North Georgia YMCA sunshine league signups: Deadline Sept. 9 for Sept. 13-Oct. 27 play; boys & girls ages 5-21 with exceptional needs; $35. Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • ASA middle school girls fastpitch tournament: Sept. 9-10, Warner Park; 3-game guarantee, $100. Register at www.chattanooga.asa.com or call Kim Swafford at 987-4402.

  • 18-under A or Gold Frost 94 girls fastpitch tryouts: Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Baylor School; new team, all positions open to girls born 1993-95; tryouts 45-60 minutes per group & confidential; coaches are Brad Jackson and former Georgia & BYU player & Coastal Carolina pitching coach Cynthia Polk Fallowfield. Email brad1jackson@yahoo.com.

  • Southern Belles 12-under select team tryouts: Email SouthernBellesSoftball@hotmail.com.

  • 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.

  • Coaching equipment for sale: JUGS pitching machine with new tire, $275; double-tier equipment wagon, $75; Horton 6x10 enclosed trailer, $900. Contact Chris at chrispegg.email@gmail.com or 280-0440.

  • 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 fall registration: Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m., lobby of Baylor School natatorium; for program beginning Sept. 6, 6 p.m.; club is 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.

  • Baylor swim lessons: September/October session begins Sept. 20. See www.baylorswimming.org.

  • McCallie swim lessons: Six 30-minute lessons per session, boys & girls all ages, $70; private lessons available. Call Stan Corcoran at 493-5536 or see swimscac.com.

  • 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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