published Friday, February 11th, 2011

Sports Calendar

Friday, Feb. 11, 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

* Select baseball at Camp Jordan: Signups under way. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

* Athens youth signups: Through March 4; boys & girls, $55; ages 5-12 home games at Regional Park, ages 13-14 in a league with Bradley County teams at Charleston; skill assessment 2-4 p.m. March 5 at Regional Park (McMinn County HS gym if weather bad) for new players & those moving up; coach/volunteer applications due by Feb. 24. See www.cityofathenstn.com/parks or call 423-744-2704 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

* Boynton youth signups: Feb. 12. See www.boyntonrec.com.

* Chattanooga Valley youth signups: Feb. 12 & 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m., Chattanooga Valley Elementary gym; ages 3-14.

* East Brainerd youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 3-4 T-ball included. See ebyaa.com.

* East Ridge youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Ridge Community Center. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

* Harrison youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $75. See www.harrisonrecreation.org.

* Hixson youth signups: Feb. 12 & 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Feb. 15 & 22, 6-8 p.m. See www.hixsonyaa.org or call Alan Bailey at 421-1366.

* Lakeside youth signups: Saturdays through March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hills Recreation Center; ages 4-16; $65. Call Willie Mosley at 362-0908 or Lonzo Martin 504-3250.

* Middle Valley youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MVYA fieldhouse. Call Quinton Skyles at 653-7895.

* Ooltewah youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, Ooltewah Walmart Garden Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; March 5, late fee; ages 5-14, $75; T-ball for 3-4-year-olds. Call Mark Hancock at 645-9923.

* Snow Hill Recreation signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com.

* Red Bank Dixie Youth signups: Feb. 12, noon-4 p.m., & Feb. 15 & 21, 6-8 p.m., Henry Luken Sports Facility; ages 4-14. Call Skipper Fairbanks at 877-4113.

* Wes Hodges pro concepts hitting clinic: Feb. 12, Real Sports Academy; ages 8-12, noon-2:30 p.m.; ages 13-18, 2:30-5 p.m.; maximum 20 per session; $50. See realsportsacademy.com or call 309-4995.

* U.S. Baseball Academy clinic: Feb. 13, Cleveland State; advanced hitting, pitching & catching instruction directed by Cleveland State coach Mike Policastro. See www.usbaseballacademy.com or call 866-622-4487.

* Whitfield/Dalton youth leagues meeting: Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Whitfield County Rec. Dept., Dalton; ages 8-12; Tuesday nights starting in April; organized teams in northwest Georgia welcome. Call Brian Chastain at 706-463-3751, Steve Roberts at 706-281-1223 or WC Rec. at 706-226-8341.

* Mike Mullens Invitational youth tournament: Feb. 18-20, Rossville City Park; 8-under (coach-pitch), 9-, 10- & 11-u teams; free, 3-game guarantee; hosted by Choo-Choo City Mustangs. Call Ron Bryan at 423-313-2102.

* Jerry Bell autograph session: Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Comfort Inn, East Ridge, in conjunction with Phil Cole card show; Belmont University basketball/baseball hall of famer & forrmer Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, now pitching coach for Nashville Outlaws collegiate summer team, Dodgers scout & owner/GM of Diamond Athletics Group, scouting & promoting high schoolers; each paid autograph enters you in drawing for free autographed bat. Contact Cole at crookiecards@catt.com or 706-935-4809.

* LFO banquet featuring Ron Polk: Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS cafeteria; $10, includes barbecue plate; Polk had 1,373-700-2 record in 35 years as a college coach, including 29 at Mississippi State & 2 at Georgia, with 8 College World Series appearances, & headed the U.S. national team in 1991 & 1998. Call Tony Ellis at 423-413-2776.

* Border Wars select tournament: March 4-6, Jack Mattox park; 4-game guarantee; 8-under $150, 9- to 12-u $300. Contact Mickey Milita at mickey.tbc@gmail.com or 423-827-2954.

* Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: March 6, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

* Boynton Recreation tournament: March 11-17. See www.boyntonrec.com.

* Select tournaments in Georgia: March 18-20, Rossville; April 1-3, Sonoraville; April 8-10, Jack Mattox complex; ages 6-8 $50, 9-10 $200, 11-12 $225, 4-game minimums; 13-14 $250, 15-16 $275, 3-game minimums. Contact David Moss at dhmoss@catt.com or 423-991-8947 or see www.openbaseball.net.

* Fort Mountain Classic: April 2-3, Tunnel Hill; for AA, A & recreation teams, ages 7- to 10-under; 3-game guarantee, $50. See www.leaguelineup.com/furybb or call Brian Elrod at 423-421-2044.

* Chick-fil-A Duel on the Diamond: April 15-17, Jack Mattox park; select & recreation tournaments, 4-game guarantees: select $150 for 8-under, $200 for 9- to 12-under; rec. $50 for ages 5-6 & 7-8, Dizzy Dean rules. Contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

* 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 e-mail furybb@gmail.com.

* New 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.

* Pitching lessons: Professional pitcher Stephen Pryor in Chattanooga area this offseason. Call 615-969-5248.

* 10-under Tennessee Wolves: Seeking players who don’t turn turn 11 by May 1, 2011, from southeast Tennessee & northwest Georgia; planning for 8-12 tournaments in spring & summer. Call Mark at 715-5690.

* 11-under Tennessee Outlaws tryouts: Call Brian Spurgeon at 645-5751.

* 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.

* 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 www.pitchhit.com.

* “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 zanecstone@yahoo.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.

BASKETBALL

* UTC “Breakfast With the Coach”: Feb. 12, 8 a.m., Wally’s Restaurant on McCallie Avenue; UTC women’s associate head coach Nikki Blassingame guest speaker; public invited to attend & order off the menu.

* McMinn Fire AAU girls open workouts: Feb. 12 & 19, 10-11:30 a.m. or noon-1:30 p.m., McMinn Central High School; forming teams for grades 3-8. Call Jon Simbeck at423-435-3980 or Joe Young at 423-744-9410.

* Tennessee Shooters tournaments: Feb. 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27, Kingsport; boys & girls, ages 8- to 15-under; 3-game guarantee, $100. E-mail tnshooters@hotmail.com or call 423-677-3864, 423-620-2504 or 423-782-7767.

* Wheelchair pickup games: Feb. 12 & 26, Washington Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m.; free. Contact Elaine at adams_e@chattanooga.gov or 697-1345.

* Southeast Tennessee Invitational Youth Championships: Feb. 26; grade divisions K-1, 2-3, 4-5; $75, 3-game guarantee. Call Roy Pankey at 423-285-0334 or Lebron Heard at 423-618-2647.

* Super Hoops intramural play: Monday evenings through March 14, North Chattanooga Recreation Center; ages 12-up with intellectual disabilities; 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Skill Level 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for Skill Level 2; $20 for the 8 weeks. Call Lizzy at 643-5716.

* Chattanooga Invitational Classic: April 1-3; registration deadline March 28; YBOA-sanctioned for girls & boys teams in age groups 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-, 16- & 17-under; 8 teams per division; $200, 3 games guaranteed. Contact Book McCray at bookmc@clear.net or bookmc@peoplepc.com or 227-7206.

* Lee University women’s camps: June 16-18, high school & middle school team camp; June 27-July 1, Marty Rowe Skills & Drills individual camp for girls ages 5-15. Contact Mindy Kiser at mkiser@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8452.

* TNXtreme AAU girls: Seeking coaches for multiple age groups. See www.tnxtreme.com or call Juan Hansford at 635-0999.

* 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.

* Georgia Longhorns boys program: 3rd-grade (9-under) team seeking 2 players to fill roster; 6th-grade (12-u) team seeking post players. Contact Stacy Pardee at spardee@whitfield.k12.ga.us or 706-483-7246.

* Lady Mustangs AAU signups: Seeking grades 6-7 girls. Contact Jack Skelton at jackskelton@hotmail.com or 593-1736.

* 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.

* 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.

BOWLING

* Doubles & Singles Spectacular: Feb. 12-13, AMF Tri State Lanes; sponsored by Storm Bowling, conducted by Chattanooga Men’s Classic League, certified by U.S. Bowling Congress; handicap & scratch brackets; estimated total prize fund $4,800 (based on 75 doubles, 150 singles); squad times 10 a.m., noon, 4 & 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 4 p.m. Sunday; walk-ins welcome; entry $25 for singles, $50 for doubles, $69 both. Contact Scott Nesbitt at chattmensec@aol.com or 421-1341.

* Tony O’Rear Bowl for Life tournament: Feb. 13, Holiday Bowl Brainerd, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of O’Rear; 4-person teams, $150; sponsorships from $50 to $250. Call Barbara Breedwell at 870-4476 or 637-9358 or Michael O’Rear at 596-9215.

FOOTBALL

* Colt McCoy speaking at Boyd-Buchanan fundraiser dinner: March 12, 6:30 p.m., The Chattanoogan; Cleveland Browns and former University of Texas quarterback who holds the record for major college wins (45) & was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist; tickets $100, available at www.bbschool.org or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at BBS business office. Call 508-2212 or 622-6177.

* Junior Rank’s elite national camp: June 3-5, McCallie School; for grades 6-12 interested in playing college football; NFL & NCAA instructors; Scout.com & MaxPreps evaluators will be present. See www.JuniorRank.com or call Brian locally at 421-2044.

* 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.

GOLF

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

LACROSSE

* Middle Valley youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MVYA fieldhouse. Call Quinton Skyles at 653-7895.

MISCELLANEOUS

* Scenic City Rugby Union high school association: Now seeking club teams for spring season, beginning late March. Contact Nathan Daugherty at ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

* 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.

* Chattanooga Valley Recreation board meeting & election: Feb. 13, 2 p.m., Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gym.

* Coca-Cola Big Orange Caravan Winter Tour: Feb. 22, Cleveland. No charge, but pre-register through the Tennessee Fund section of the utsports.com website or call 865-974-1218.

* UTC rowing team fundraiser luncheon: Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Outback Steakhouse at Hamilton Place; $15 ($7.50 for ages 8-12, free 7-under) for steak, chicken, mashed potatoes, fries, vegetable, salad, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage; final bidding for silent auction ends at Outback at 12:10 (online bidding starts Feb. 15). Contact Robert Espeseth at robert-espeseth@utc.edu or 425-5333 to buy tickets & find out auction items.

* Coed kickball signups: Feb. 28-March 25 for season starting April 18, Jack Mattox park; open & church teams welcome; $225. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

* FCA “Road to Victory” banquet: March 1, 6:30 p.m., Chattanooga Convention Speaker; guest speakers Jim (Pro Football Hall of Famer) and Jill Kelly; sponsorship options $5,000 to $350. Call Jay Fowler for ticket information at 877-3561 or 309-4255 or see chattanoogafca.org.

* FCA Lookout Mountain chapter banquet: March 8, 7 p.m., The Colonnade, Ringgold; keynote speaker Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Raymond Berry. E-mail lookoutmountainfca@fca.org.

* Colt McCoy speaking at Boyd-Buchanan fundraiser dinner: March 12, 6:30 p.m., The Chattanoogan; Cleveland Browns and former University of Texas quarterback who holds the record for major college wins (45) & was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist; tickets $100, available at www.bbschool.org or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at BBS business office; sponsorships available until Jan. 31. Call 508-2212 or 622-6177.

* Chattanooga Oral Cancer Awareness Walk: April 23, First Tennessee Pavilion, 11 a.m. (registration & free oral screenings begin 9 a.m.); 3-mile walk, $20 till April 8 at www.chattanoogawalk.com, then $25; live music by Roger Alan Wade; raffle & silent auction. Contact Jeanna Richelson at jeanna1255@aol.com or 894-9215.

* 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.

* American Cancer Society Relay for Life events: April 29-30, Red Bank High School; May 6-7, Camp Jordan Park; May 21-22, Tennessee Pavilion; fundraising teams encouraged along with individuals.

* Dick’s Sporting Goods help for Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee: Through June 30; Sports Committee gets 2 percent of Dick’s purchases on ScoreCard Rewards cards assigned to committee; benefits still go to card-holder. See www.mydickssportinggoods.com for Play It Forward information & designation.

* 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 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

* Soddy-Daisy Chapter of Tenn. Trails Association hike: Feb. 12, with Murfreesboro Chapter at Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Contact Nance Jo at nancejo13@gmail.com or 256-509-1541.

* 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.

* Outdoor Chattanooga free winter workshops: Feb. 12, 1 p.m., introduction to tree care, led by ISA-certified arborists Jon Nessle and Preston Roberts with hands-on pruning demonstration. E-mail minya@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

* Chattanooga Hiking Club beginner hike: Feb. 12, 4-miler on Fiery Gizzard Trail to Sycamore Falls in South Cumberland State Park (contact John Rowland at jrowland_1@hotmail.com or 892-4307).

* East Tennessee Pointing Dog Club informational meeting: Feb. 12, 4-5:30 p.m., Sportsman’s Warehouse at Highway 153 & Lee Highway; all-breed AKC-accredited club being formed, to set up hunt tests, field trials and training seminars. Contact Bill Barber in Spring City at bandbarber@aol.com or 423-365-6652.

* Free climbing clinics: Feb. 13, 20 & 27 for adults, 7-8 p.m., Tennessee Bouldering Authority; Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m. for ages 6-12. E-mail tbagym@tbagym.com or call 822-6800.

* South Cumberland State Park hikes: Feb. 19, 10 a.m. CST, re-route work on Buggytop Trail, meet at Carter Natural Area; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. CST, moderate 3-miler from Grundy Forest parking lot to Sycamore Falls. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

* Southern 6 trail race: Feb. 20, 1 p.m., Iles P.E. Center on campus of Southern Adventist University (packet pickup begins 11 a.m.); 6-kilometer run; $30 ($20 for SAU students); first of 2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series races (registration for all now open). Register at rockcreek.com/southern6.

* Snake Mountain mountain bike race: March 5, Pinhoti Trail; 34-mile, 6-mountain & 17-mile, 4-mountain options; participants shuttled from Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton; age-group, Clydesdales & single speeders awards; run by Northwest Georgia SORBA.

* Cherokee Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation annual banquet: March 5, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), Chester Frost Park pavilion, Hixson. Call Don Oscia at 595-4168 or Todd Rowden at 443-0594.

* Paddlin, Pedalin & Pickin: April 16-17; conducted by New Echota River Alliance; call Alan Crawford at 706-291-7449 about canoe/kayak launch at noon Saturday from base of Carters Dam in Murray County, Ga., & Sunday paddle from Foster Farm to Highway 225 boat ramp at New Echota in Gordon County; bicyclists call Marcus at Cherokee Cycles, 404-293-0439, for the 2 days’ rides; both groups will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Charlie Ralston’s Farm for a cookout with entertainment from the Georgia Mountain Music Club. For sponsorship contact Dan McBee at mcbee.dan3@gmail.com or 706-263-4002.

RUNNING

* Cupid’s Chase 5k Run: Feb. 12, 10 a.m. (sign-in begins 8:30), from Tennessee Riverpark’s Hubert Fry Pavilion; benefits Community Options Inc., which develops housing & employment support for people with developmental disabilities. Contact Garth Platt at garth.platt@comop.org or 892-0022.

* Southern 6 trail race: Feb. 20, 1 p.m., Iles P.E. Center on campus of Southern Adventist University (packet pickup begins 11 a.m.); 6-kilometer run; $30 ($20 for SAU students); first of 2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series races (registration for all now open). Register at rockcreek.com/southern6.

* Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k & Charity Challenge: Feb. 26, First Tennessee Pavilion; 8 local charities benefit. See www.sceniccityhalfmarathon.com.

* Front Runner competitive running team: Seeking 10 girls & 10 guys. E-mail Chad Varga at cvarga@frontrunnerathletics.com with recent times & reasons for wanting to join the team.

SOCCER

* Middle Valley youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MVYA fieldhouse. Call Quinton Skyles at 653-7895.

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

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

SOFTBALL

* Boynton youth signups (& volleyball): Feb. 12. See www.boyntonrec.com.

* Chattanooga Valley youth signups: Feb. 12 & 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m., Chattanooga Valley Elementary gym; ages 3-14.

* East Brainerd youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 3-4 T-ball included. See ebyaa.com.

* East Ridge youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Ridge Community Center. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

* Harrison youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $75. See www.harrisonrecreation.org.

* Lakeside youth signups: Saturdays through March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hills Recreation Center; ages 4-16; $65. Call Lawrence at 400-1997.

* Middle Valley youth signups: Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MVYA fieldhouse. Call Quinton Skyles at 653-7895.

* Ooltewah youth signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, Ooltewah Walmart Garden Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; March 5, late fee; ages 5-14, $75; T-ball for 3-4-year-olds. Call Mark Hancock at 645-9923.

* Snow Hill Recreation signups: Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com.

* Red Bank girls league signups: Feb. 12 & 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Red Bank Park.

* Chattanooga Parks & Recreation free clinic: Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.; Washington Hills Rec. Center, for girls 6 & older. Call Butch Leftwich at 855-2679.

* North Georgia/Chattanooga USFA umpires meetings: Feb. 13 & 20, 3 p.m., Jack Mattox complex; more girls fastpitch umps needed. Contact Rick Hazelwood at rnhazelwood@comcast.net or 423-364-6813 or Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

* 12-under Smokn’ Guns girls fastpitch tryouts: Mondays & Fridays; Fort Oglethorpe-based team seeking a few more players; all calls, tryouts confidential. Call Lee Parrish at 423-309-1511.

* Beth Keylon-Randolph’s Preseason Blitz: Now available, 10-hour lesson package in pitching ($180), catching ($160) or all skills ($160) from the Chattanooga State coach. Call Steve Jaecks at 400-3103.

* Whitfield/Dalton youth leagues meeting: Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Whitfield County Rec. Dept., Dalton; ages 8-14, Tuesday nights starting in April; organized teams in northwest Georgia welcome. Call Brian Chastain at 706-463-3751, Steve Roberts at 706-281-1223 or WC Rec. at 706-226-8341.

* North Georgia USFA girls tournaments: Feb. 26, March 5-6, March 19-20, April 2-3, April 16-17, April 30-May 1, May 14-15, May 21-22, June 4-5, June 24-26, Heritage Point Park, Dalton; March 12-13, March 26-27, May 7, May 28-29, June 18-19, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; April 9-10, Summit of Softball; April 23, June 11-12, Jack Mattox complex, Ringgold; A & B-select divisions in 8- to 18-under age groups. See www.NorthGeorgiaSoftball.com or contact Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

* Men’s slowpitch tournament: Feb. 26, Soddy-Daisy; $250; 1st place $1,000 if 10 teams (or $100 times teams entered). Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.

* District 10 ASA umpires clinic: Feb. 26, Summit of Softball, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; for anyone interested in learning to call fastpitch or slowpitch games; $10. Contact Edward Rowe at coachrow@hotmail.com or 355-3002.

* North Georgia Umpire Association seeking umps: For slowpitch & fastpitch; clinics, training, good pay. Contact David Martin at keith.martin50@yahoo.com or 423-595-0146.

* Adult slowpitch signups: Feb. 28-March 25 for season starting April 18, Jack Mattox park; open & church teams welcome; $415. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 423-903-2123.

* Boynton recreation tournaments: March 3-10 & 18-24. Contact Lorri Carroll at lorri91194@yahoo.com or 423-704-7681.

* Tennessee Dizzy Dean meeting: March 6, 2 p.m., East Ridge Recreation Center.

* 10-under Georgia Twisters girls fastpitch team: Seeking a shortstop/third baseman. Call Chris at 423-593-1194 to set up a tryout.

* 10-under Cleveland Cyclones girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 seasoned pitchers born in 2000 or ’01 to complete roster. Call Laurel Smith at 423-284-2955.

* 12-under girls fastpitch team seeking players: Need pitcher among 3-4 open roster spots. Call Wes Caldwell at 715-0177.

* Georgia Rage 97 seeking 2 players: Pitching or outfielding experience preferred but not mandatory; strong A/B-level team planning very competitive 2011 schedule, with indoor-facility access & year-round practice; all inquiries confidential. Call Joey or Angie Adkins at 706-271-8557.

* 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.

* New 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 School swim lessons: See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail swimminglessons@baylorswimming.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

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

* Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail brian_gill@baylorschool.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

* Chattanooga Parks & Recreation swim lessons: Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385.

* Water fitness classes for teens: Mondays & Wednesdays, under way, Brainerd Recreation Center, 4:30 p.m.; ages 13-18. Call Demetrius at 425-3600.

* McCallie School swim lessons: March 7-April 1 & April 4-29, McCallie School, noon-5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays; testing day for placement March 2, 5-5:30 p.m.; ages 2-up; 4 competitive strokes taught; $80 for 8 half-hour sessions (plus $35 yearly registration fee); private lessons available at $13 per 15 minutes. Call Stan Corcoran at 493-5536 or see swimscac.com.

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

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.

VOLLEYBALL

* Hamilton YMCA girls league signups: Through March 5; ages 7-14; once-a-week practice plus at least 8 Saturday games; skills evaluation March 5, 9-11 a.m. Contact Nathan Daugherty at ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org or 899-1721.

WRESTLING

* FCA Breakfast at Georgia state tournament: Feb. 19, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Gwinnett Center, Duluth; UTC coach Heath Eslinger 1 of 2 guest speakers; $10 ($5 for high school wrestlers, no charge for prep coaches). See www.fcawrestlinggeorgia.org.

* UTC kids program: Next session March 7-May 26 (Sunday, 5 p.m, Tuesday & Thursday, 6 p.m.); “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.

* “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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