published Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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

  • East Ridge Baseball 15-year-old select tryouts: Sept. 25, Camp Jordan, 2-4 p.m. Call Bill at 635-1010, Doug at 582-1480 or Ricky at 838-1121.
  • Prospect Watch tryout camp: Oct. 5, 11 a.m., Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for players who played college or pro baseball in 2011 seeking placement in affiliated, independent or international leagues in 2012. Call 404-869-7966.
  • 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

  • Girls’ college showcase: Sept. 24, Red Bank High School, 10 a.m. (check-in begins at 9); open to any high school girl; at least 15 college coaches have committed to attend; $30 ($25 with a teammate). See www.hoopsplus.org/Showcase.html or call 903-918-5622.
  • North Georgia officials group meeting: Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; 1st of 2011-12 season; for current & prospective members. Call Terry Phelps at 706-694-2027 or Ernie Giles at 423-893-8277.
  • 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

  • Ride the Bend historical ride: Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m., beginning at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park. To reserve a bike, email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.cm or call 643-6888.
  • Adaptive rides at Tennessee Riverpark: Sept. 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.

GOLF

  • Coaches vs. Cancer BCAT tournament: Sept. 23, Windtree GC, Mount Juliet, 8:30 a.m. CDT; team play, $75 per player, benefiting American Cancer Society. See cancer.org or call Kelly Kormos at 615-341-7330.
  • Lowell Fritz Senior/Mid Am Challenge: Sept. 24-25, Dalton Golf and Country Club; 4-ball this year, 2 senior players or 2 mid-amateurs, pre-flighted by handicap; $325 per duo, deadline Sept. 20. Call 706-259-5911 (also on Sept. 17 for Sept. 23 practice tee times).
  • 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.
  • Howard Tiger Classic: Sept. 27, WindStone, 1 p.m.; $100 hole sponsorships available. Call Howard School executive principal Paul Smith at 209-5895.
  • 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.
  • Jordan Thomas Foundation tournament: Oct. 3, Chattanooga Golf & Country Club, noon; benefits children & teens needing arms & legs; in conjunction with Low Country Boil on Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Table 2, with dinner, silent auction, live music ($75, $50 for ages 29-under). See www.jordanthomasfoundation.org of contact Janet Jobe at janetjobe@comcast.net or 622-9006.
  • Lana’s Love Foundation tournament: Oct. 4, WindStone; benefits local foundation working with children who have cancer & their families. See www.lanaslove.com.
  • 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.
  • 28th annual Rick Honeycutt youth benefit: Oct. 25, Battlefield, noon; deadline Oct. 1; 4-person team including a celebrity playing modifield select shot; $1,000 per threesome; sponsorships from $100 to $5,000. Call Paul Cook or David Hollis at 706-861-3347 or contact Cook at PRatShoprite@comcast.net or 423-802-4085 or Hollis at DavidatShoprite@comcast.net or 423-718-8105.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Area 4 Special Olympics bowling tournaments: Sept. 26, ages 8-21, Holiday Bowl Brainerd, 10 a.m.; Sept. 30, ages 22-29, AMF Tri State Lanes, 10 a.m.; Oct. 3, ages 30-older, Holiday Bowl Brainerd, 10 a.m.
  • 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 for Cammy’s Cause: Sept. 24, 9 a.m. (sign-ins begin at 8), Coolidge Park; benefits Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation programs promoting healthy body image & dealing with eating disorders; $30. Register at www.mcrfoundation.com.
  • 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.
  • 2011 Race Through History: Oct. 1, 10 a.m., beginning at Chattanooga Pier; 4-person teams following clues to historic sites & fitness tasks on 5-kilometer course; presented by Chattanooga History Center; $60 per team, which can be coed, each member at least 18. See www.chattanoogahistory.org or call 265-3247, ext. 10.
  • Chattanooga Head Race: Oct. 8, rowing competition in Tennessee River. See www.chattanoogaheadrace.com.
  • 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; $35 through Sept. 25, then $45 to Oct. 8, $55 race day ($55/$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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Nickajack Bat Cave paddle: Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.; $35, includes equipment and guides; reservations required. Email tiffany@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 842-6629.
  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: Sept. 23, 3 p.m. CDT, moderate 5-miler from Foster Falls parking area, with information on how wild animals and plants prepare for winter. See www.friendsofscsra.org.
  • Tennessee Wild hike: Sept. 24, very strenuous 11.2-mile hike on Big Frog Trail. See tnwild.org or call Jeff Hunter at 322-7866.
  • 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.
  • Ride the Bend historical ride: Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m., beginning at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park. To reserve a bike, email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.cm or call 643-6888.
  • Adaptive rides at Tennessee Riverpark: Sept. 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.
  • Wacky Paddler Olympics: Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m.; canoe jousting, playboat racing, boat float; part of RiverRocks. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2692.htm.
  • StumpJump 50k & 11-mile trail races: Oct. 1; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series. See “trail series” at www.rockcreek.com.
  • South Chickamauga canoe trip: Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.; part of RiverRocks; $8, includes guides and gear, reservation required. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2694.htm.
  • Rapid Learning roll practice: Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., Greenway Farm; $5. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2696.htm.
  • Beginning 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.
  • Swim the Suck: Oct. 8, Tennessee River. See www.swimthesuck10mile.com.
  • 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 10k: Oct. 8. Sign up at www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=14344.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

RUNNING

  • StumpJump 50k & 11-mile trail races: Oct. 1; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series. See “trail series” at www.rockcreek.com.
  • Scotsman Triathlon: Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Maryville College; indoor swim, 12-mile bike, 5k run; $35 through Sept. 25, then $45 to Oct. 8, $55 race day ($55/$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.

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

  • Soddy-Daisy fall slowpitch league: Sept. 24 deadline for men’s & coed teams. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.
  • Christmas for Kids coed tournament: Sept. 24, Whitwell (Hwy. 28), 8 a.m. CDT; $150 entry, plus $5 toy from each player; clothing, toys, nonperishable food, money donations accepted that day. Text Jeremy Chaffin at 423-326-7545.
  • Frost 94 (18-under A or Gold) girls fastpitch tryouts: Sept. 25, 3-5 p.m., Baylor School; new team for girls born 1993-95, all positions open, tryouts confidential; coaches are East Hamilton athletic director Brad Jackson & former Georgia & BYU player Cynthia Polk Fallowfield. Email brad1jackson@yahoo.com to set up appointment.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Racquet Club’s Kids Tennis Academy: Sept. 27-Dec. 16, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; boys & girls ages 6-12. Call Ryan Reeves at 256-390-0897 or the club at 423-842-9622.
  • City of Athens ladder league meeting: Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Ingleside Recreation Complex courts; friendly competition set up for players to arrange matches at convenience of both. Pre-register at www.cityofathenstn.com/parks, 423-744-2704 or Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 815 North Jackson Street, Athens.
  • 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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