published Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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

  • 13-under D3 Stingers tryouts: Oct. 9, 2 p.m., industrial park in Cleveland; see www.d3baseball.org. Call Craig at 284-1048.
  • 10-under Chattanooga Knights tryouts: Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m., Hixson fields. Call Nick Chuba at 667-9727.
  • 14-under D3 Stingers tryouts: Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Bradley Central High School; see www.d3baseball.org. Call Jason at 715-5864.
  • Fury Fall Series Powered by Under Armour: Oct. 29-30 & Nov. 5-6 & 12-13 (no tournament Oct. 15-16); 9- to 18-under tournaments; 3-game guarantee. Contact Ruston Pierce at tnfurybaseball@gmail.com or 619-9488.
  • 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 Basketball registration/evaluations: Oct. 10, 11, 13 & 27, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 15 & 29, 9 a.m.-noon; practices start Nov. 28 for Saturday games beginning Jan. 7; boys & girls, grades K-6. See www.hixsonumc.org or call 877-1246.
  • 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.

GOLF

  • Tennessee Wesleyan alumni-homecoming tournament: Oct. 21, 1 p.m., Springbrook, Niota; 4-player select shot, $75 each. Contact Jessica Edwards at jedwards@twcnet.edu or 423-746-5331.
  • Cleveland Raiders Shootout: Oct. 21, Chatata Valley, 9 a.m.; 4-person select shot, $200 per team, benefiting Cleveland High School basketball & wrestling teams; new car as hole-in-one prize; golfers invited to eat free at 5 p.m. tailgate party at Cleveland High. Email jmccowan@clevelandschools.org or ephillips@clevelandschools.org.
  • Golfers Fore Kids Classic: Nov. 1, WindStone, 1 p.m.; 4-person teams, $500; endorsed by UTC women’s basketball coach Wes Moore to help Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes’ local campus; sponsorships available from $100 to $4,000. Call Carl Willis at 892-2722.
  • Ooltewah Youth Association tournament: Nov. 4, Brown Acres, noon; 2 flights, $75 per player; $100 & $350 sponsorships available. Call Mike Owen at 645-2929.
  • East Ridge High School wrestling team tournament: Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Brown Acres; 4-person select shot, $60 per player; benefits ERHS wrestling program; sponsorships available. Contact coach Brad Laxton at laxton_brad@hcde.org or 991-9281.
  • 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; 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.
  • Chattanooga Head Race: Oct. 8, rowing competition in Tennessee River. See www.chattanoogaheadrace.com.
  • Chattanooga Buddy Walk: Oct. 8, Riverview Park, 11:30 a.m. (sign-in starts at 11); presented by Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society. See www.chattanoogadownsyndrome.org.
  • SCLMRA/NHRA mower racing: Oct. 8, Savannah Valley Speedway, Highway 58 in Meadowview Community, 1 p.m.; Nov. 26, Gobbler Mowdown, SVS, 1 p.m. Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.
  • Scotsman Triathlon: Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Maryville College; indoor swim, 12-mile bike, 5k run; $45 till Oct. 8, $55 race day ($70/$85 for relay teams). See racedayevents.net/events/scotsman-triathlon or call 865-981-8208.
  • Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Walk: Oct. 29, Coolidge Park, 10 a.m. (check-in starts 8:30); 5 kilometers along RiverWalk. See walk4hydro.kintera.org/chattanooga or email charapac@epbfi.com or call 503-6657.
  • Head of the Hooch rowing regatta: Nov. 5-6, Tennessee River, Chattanooga.
  • 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

  • Beginner mountain bike clinic: Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.; learn basics of singletrack riding; $8, reservation required; part of RiverRocks. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2698.htm.
  • Chattanooga Head Race: Oct. 8, rowing competition in Tennessee River. See www.chattanoogaheadrace.com.
  • Triple Crown bouldering competition: Oct. 8, Stone Fort. See www.triplecrownbouldering.org.
  • Urban Nature Stringer’s Ridge 10k: Oct. 8, 9 a.m., from Coolidge Park; 5k on road, 5k on trails; part of RiverRocks; $35. Sign up at www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=14344.
  • Swim the Suck: Oct. 8, Tennessee River. See www.swimthesuck10mile.com.
  • Chattanooga Trekkers hike: Oct. 8, 1 p.m.; longer and shorter options on Laurel-Snow section of Cumberland Trail. Contact Valerie Radu at valerie.radu@gmail.com or 503-2318.
  • Downriver kayak trip/bike ride: Oct. 9, 1 p.m., paddle from Chickamauga Dam to Coolidge Park, then pedal back via Tennessee Riverpark; $45, includes all gear. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2716.htm.
  • 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.
  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: See www.friendsofscsra.org.
  • Cloudland Canyon guided cave tours: Saturdays & Sundays in October; 2- to 4-hour tours led by Georgia Girl Guides; ages 6-older (minors must be accompanied by adults); reservations required. See www.gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon.
  • 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.
  • NERA’s Paddle to End Alzheimer’s: Oct. 15, Oostanaula River, Gordon County, Ga.; 10-mile family option or 23-mile “extreme” version; New Echota Rivers Alliance. Contact Dan McBee at mcbee.dan3@gmail.com or 706-263-4002 or Karen Parrott at kparrott@ngnb.net.
  • Chickamauga Battlefield free bicycle tour: Oct. 15, last one of year, 9:30 a.m., visitors center; adults & kids 8-older accompanied by adults; guided at leisurely pace. Call 706-866-9241 if rental bicycle needed.
  • Kayak for Conservation: Oct. 15; fully supported trip through Tennessee River Gorge, lunch at Pot Point Cabin, after-paddle event at Rock/Creek; $100, benefiting Tennessee River Gorge Trust preservation & education work. Email sarahq@trgt.org or call 266-0314.
  • Tennessee Wild hikes: Oct. 16, 2 options, each for 12 participants; easy 6-miler on Benton MacKaye Trail through Little Frog Wilderness (contact Dick Evans at richardevans@wildblue.net or 828-479-2503); strenuous 11.8-miler with nearly 2,500-foot elevation gain along Licklog Ridge Trail in Big Frog Wilderness (register at www.tnwild.org/get_involved/outings/registration or contact Jeff Hunter at jeff@safc.org or 322-8766).
  • Women’s Hang Gliding Festival: Oct. 27-30, Lookout Mountain Flight Park; for pilots and women who want to try hang gliding; fun flying competitions, clinics, reduced-price training, evening activities. See www.hanglide.com or or email fly@hanglide.com or call 706-398-3541 or 800-688-5637.
  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco.

RUNNING

  • Urban Nature 10k: Oct. 8. Sign up at www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=14344.
  • Angie Grubb Memorial Scholarship 5k run/walk: Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m., City Park School, Athens. Call Johnny Grubb at 423-572-1234.
  • Scotsman Triathlon: Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Maryville College; indoor swim, 12-mile bike, 5k run; $45 till Oct. 8, $55 race day ($70/$85 for relay teams). See racedayevents.net/events/scotsman-triathlon or call 865-981-8208.
  • 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.
  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 12. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco.

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.
  • 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

  • Lady Moc RBI Club meeting: Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Jim Frost Stadium press box; public invited.
  • Lady Moc RBI Club fall tournament: Oct. 8-9, Warner Park; 10 teams, including UTC, Georgia, Chattanooga State, Middle Tennessee State & Tennessee Tech; starts 11 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday; UTC vs. Georgia at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, vs. Shorter and Chatt State at 4 & 6 p.m. Sunday; $5 daily admission, weekend pass $10.
  • 14-under Chattanooga Eagles girls fastpitch tryouts: Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Loftis Middle School; seeking experienced catcher, other players to complete 2011-12 roster. Contact Michael Woodward at eaglescoach.mw@gmail.com or 593-2897.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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