published Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Sports Calendar

Saturday, March 17, 2012

This list is updated at least weekly. A short version including imminent events appears on Fridays in the sports section. Submit items by email to, by fax to 423-668-5049 or by mail to Sports Dept., Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.


  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.
  • Nations organization youth tournaments: March 30-April 1, April 13-15, April 27-29, May 11-13, May 18-20, June 8-10, June 22-24, July 6-8, Future Stars “Elite World Series” July 19-22; Upper East Tennessee parks; 8-under coach-pitch $50, 8-u kid-pitch $100, 9- to 12-u $250, 13- to 15-u $300; multiteam discounts. Email or call 423-833-4500.
  • Tennessee Valley National Adult Baseball Association: Seeking players for fourth season in greater Chattanooga area, with hopes to expand to Cleveland & Dalton; ages 18-over; wood bat league; season runs from mid to late April to mid August, most games on Sundays, 15-20 games per team; managers sought also. Email
  • TriState men’s recreational league: Games generally once a week May-August; ages 18-over, all skill levels (current ages 18-55); wood bats & BBCOR bats only; check as individual or team. Email
  • Prospect Watch tryout camp: April 8, 5 p.m., Bill Evans Field, College Park, Ga.; for anyone who played college or pro ball in 2011 seeking placement in affiliated, independent or international leagues this year. 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
  • 2012 10-under Fury Baseball seeking player: Well-rounded player who can pitch; cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2012; competitive travel team. Contact Doug Campbell at 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
  • 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 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
  • 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


  • $1 night for high school students: Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m., through May; Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym; must show student ID. Email or call 706-935-2226.
  • North Georgia YMCA 30-older open gym: Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church; free, but must pre-register with the “Y” each week. Email or call 706-935-2226.
  • Rams Spring Classic youth tournament: April 20-21, Grace Christian in Knoxville; grades 5-9 boys & girls teams; $150. Contact Phillip Hester at or 865-207-2352.
  • Wheelchair games: Saturdays, Washington Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m.; free.
  • 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 308-9450.
  • Power Up training: Individualized high-level training for all ages. Call lead instructor Roy Pankey at 285-0334.


  • Scenic City Air Raid flag tournament: April 21; ages 18-up; 8-man (contact) $350; 7-man (screen) $300; 5-man (noncontact) $175; 3-game guarantee, cash prizes for division champions. Email or call 508-5440.


  • Chattanooga Chapter PGA pro-ams: March 19, Chattanooga G& CC; March 26, Council Fire; May 7, Signal Mountain; May 14, Moccasin Bend; May 21, Cleveland CC; June 25, Champions Club at Hampton Creek; July 2, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; July 9, Lookout Mountain; Aug. 6, Black Creek; Sept. 17, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay; Oct. 8, Cleveland CC; Oct. 15, Council Fire; Oct. 22, WindStone; Oct. 29, Partners Circle Day, The Farm.
  • St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School tournament: April 7 (rain date April 14), Willow Brook course, Manchester, 1 p.m. CST; flighted 4-person team play, $400 per team, benefiting SAS scholarships; hole sponsorships available. See or contact David Foster at or 931-691-1154.
  • Swing for Signal Centers: April 27, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $75 each; hole sponsorships available; also, May 5, 6 p.m., Low Country shrimp boil benefiting Signal Centers, call Debby Frederes at 698-8528, ext. 265. See for golf info.
  • Special Olympics Georgia tournament: May 7, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, 1 p.m.; includes 10:30 a.m.-noon clinic with local touring pros Luke List & Bryce Ledford; 4-person scramble, $100 per player, benefits Special Olympians of Catoosa County. Email
  • Champions Junior Tour: Summer, fall & spring tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events; spring tour March 20, Cherokee CC; March 31, Baneberry; April 16, Green Meadow; April 29, River Islands; May 31, Gettysvue; June 5, tour championship, Graysburg Hills. See


  • Dalton Parks & Recreation youth clinic: Sundays, March 18-April 29, 3-4:30 p.m., Shaw Field, Lakeshore Park; ages 9-14; $50. Register at


  • Lawn Mower racing test-and-tune session: March 17, 2 p.m., track at Goodner’s Equipment on Highway 58 in Meadowview community. Call SCLMRA’s Buster Hogan at 667-4905.
  • 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 or 843-9511.
  • Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Mondays through April 16, noon-1 p.m., Stadium Club, Finley Stadium; $10 including hot meal, $4 without; annual membership dues $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.
  • North Georgia YMCA Family Fitness karate: Tuesdays & Thursdays year-round, 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe; $20 per month for YMCA members, $50 for others ($5 each additional family member). Email or call 706-935-2226.
  • at Fury Academy: March 26-April 1; consignment event for selling & buying used sporting gear. Sign up at or email
  • Great Strides Walk & Fun Run: April 22, Greenway Fram, 2 p.m. (sign-ins start at 1); benefiting Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. Register at (select Tennessee chapter, then Chattanooga) or call Tiffany Kerns at 615-255-1167.
  • 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


  • Outdoor Chattanooga winter workshops: Thursdays, 6 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga building in Coolidge Park; free, open to public; March 22, fitting your bicycle to you; March 29, building a rain barrel. Email or call 643-6888.
  • 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 or 238-4234.
  • Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: March 17, Heiss Mountain to Retro Hughes Road; March 20, Greenway Farm; March 24, Chickamauga Battlefield; March 27, Tennessee Riverwalk; March 31, Snow Falls, Dayton. See or contact hike leader George Bonneau at or 842-3619.
  • Weekly SORBA-Chattanooga rides: Sundays, 10 a.m., from 5 Points Recreation Area on Lookout Mountain; all riders welcome, average ride length 12-16 miles. See
  • Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym indoor pool; beginners welcome; first visit free. Contact Terri Chapin at or 643-6882.
  • Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race: March 24, Cumberland Trail on Prentice Cooper WMA off Suck Creek Road, 8:30 a.m. for 10.2-mile race, 9 a.m. for 6.5-miler; online registration ends March 19, 7 a.m., or when maximum of 300 for 10.2-miler or 250 for 6.5-miler is reached; $35 for each ($25 for no T-shirt, till March 19); packet pickup March 23, 4-7 p.m., Rock/Creek at 301 Manufacturers Road, or 7 a.m. March 24 at race site. See
  • South Cumberland State Park hike: March 25, 9 a.m. CDT, moderately strenuous 4-miler from Collins West parking lot for preview of spring wildflower season. See
  • Adaptive kayaking: Last Tuesday of month, 7:30 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym pool; Outdoor Chattanooga with Chattanooga Parks and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation services; equipment provided; all ages; reservations required. Contact Jessie Steele at or 643-5716.
  • Wilderness First Responder course: May 7-16, taught by Wilderness Medicine Institute through Southern Adventist University Outdoor Leadership; recertification class May 20-22; pre-registration required. Contact Ann Reynolds at or 236-2023.


  • Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race: March 24, Cumberland Trail on Prentice Cooper WMA off Suck Creek Road, 8:30 a.m. for 10.2-mile race, 9 a.m. for 6.5-miler; online registration ends March 19, 7 a.m., or when maximum of 300 for 10.2-miler or 250 for 6.5-miler is reached; $35 for each ($25 for no T-shirt, till March 19); packet pickup March 23, 4-7 p.m., Rock/Creek at 301 Manufacturers Road, or 7 a.m. March 24 at race site. See
  • Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale 5k: April 15, 2 p.m., from 9413 Apison Pike in front of SunTrust Bank, continues onto Little Debbie Parkway; includes fun walk. Register at or call Bob Benge at 236-2855 or Roger Qualey at 308-2180.


  • Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: March 18, All-Saints Academy, 12:30-2 p.m. for under-8 to -10, 2-3:30 p.m. for u-11 to -13, 3:30-5 for high school group; March 25, Camp Jordan field 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m. for u-8 to -10, 2-4 p.m. for u-11 to -13, 4-6 p.m. for high school group; March 20 & 27, All-Saints 5:30-7 for u-8 to -10; March 22 & 29, All-Saints, 6-7:30 for u- 11 to -13; $10 per session. See or
  • Elite Soccer Training summer camp: June 12-15, Finley Stadium; June 19-22, Grace Academy, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; under-8 to -14 boys & girls; technical training 9-11:30, tactical training 1-3:30, each with small-sided games; $30 per day ($120 total), half off for second family member. Download form from or contact Kris Ray at or 240-5737.
  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 314-3207.


  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.
  • East Ridge select signups: Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-9 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; $600 per team.
  • Chattanooga Recreation adult slowpitch leagues: Registration through March 23 for men’s, women’s & coed play starting April 2 at Summit of Softball complex; includes open, church & industrial leagues with upper (5 HRs & 1 up), lower A (3 HRs & out) & lower B (1 HR & out) divisions; at least 12 regular-season games & postseason tournament; $450 per team. Call Richard West at 643-6055 or 595-4540.
  • Soddy-Daisy Veterans Park adult slowpitch leagues: Registration under way for men’s, women’s, church & coed teams. Call Jimmy Pickett at 544-5368.
  • Catoosa County adult slowpitch league signups: Through March 23; games at Jack Mattox complex, Ringgold; men’s church/industrial (red, white & blue), men’s open, coed open, women’s church & women’s open divisions. See for registration form or contact Adam Wilson at or 423-903-2123.
  • NSA fastpitch tournaments at Dalton: March 24, Heritage Park; 1-day 4-game format; 8-under $95, 10-u $195, 12- to 18-u $210. Email or call 706-260-1807.
  • ISA girls fastpitch tournament: March 24-25, Tinsley Park, Cleveland; 6- & 8-under $50; 10-, 12- & 14-under $200; 4-game guarantee; ISA has rules allowing all players to play. Contact Billy Knight at 504-2574 or 421-3285 or or call Anthony Nelson at 432-7100.
  • Nations organization girls fastpitch tournaments: March 31, April 6-8, April 14, April 27-29, May 12, May 18-20, June 8-10; June 23; July 7; all qualifiers for Nations World Series July 19-22; all at Upper East Tennessee parks; $150 for 1-day divisions, 3-game guarantee; $225 for weekend, 4-game guarantee; multiteam discounts. Email or call 423-833-4500.
  • North Georgia ASA girls fastpitch tournaments: April 14-15, May 12, May 26-27, June 9-10, June 23-24 & June 29-July 1, Heritage Point Park, Dalton. See or contact Garry Headrick at or 706-483-1346.
  • Free girls tournament: April 20-21, Athens Regional Park; league & recreation teams, 6- to 14-under, 3-game guarantee; ASA rules; deadline April 16. Contact Tim Jennings at or 423-334-9435.
  • Senior Olympics men’s team seeking players: Ages 64-69. Call Tom Yarman at 304-4295.
  • USFA tournament umpires needed: Good pay, plenty of work; training available. Call David Martin at 595-0146.
  • 2012 Rec Roundup girls tournament: April 28, Industrial Park, Ringgold; ages 6- to 12-under recreation teams. Contact Holly at or 423-322-0352 or call Shawn at 423-322-1667 or Lisa at 706-217-5094.
  • Tennessee Thunder 8-under girls: Tryouts being set up; 2 players needed. Call Jamie Crawford at 280-7181.
  • 10-under Georgia Blaze ’01 girls fastpitch team: Seeking pitcher or utility player with 2001 birthday to complete roster for Dalton-based team that plays mostly in Chattanooga, Ringgold & Dalton tournaments; good defensive skills & strong hitting desired. Email or call Craig at 706-270-2880.
  • 12-under Velocity girls fastpitch team: Seeking 1 or 2 experienced travel players born 1999 or 2000 to complete 2012 roster. Call Danny at 368-2396 or Jay at 802-1292.
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • Fastpitch pitching lessons: By Jalayne Mongar. Call 421-9830.
  • Fastpitch pitching, hitting & fielding lessons: By Kerilyn Mongar. Call 321-2111.


  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation swim lessons: Registration under way for 8 half-hour sessions in Brainerd and South Chattanooga heated pools; beginner & advanced lessons, $34. Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385.
  • Signal Mountain Green Giants signups: March 24 & April 21, 9 a.m.-noon, town hall; ages 5-18 boys & girls for Chattanooga Area Swim League team; practice starts May 29; $85 for ages 12-younger ($65 for 2nd swimmer from a family, $50 each additional), $55 for 13-older. Or see
  • Baylor Diving Club: Affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone; current members’ age range is 6 to 65. Contact John Bonds at or 267-8506, ext. 654.
  • 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
  • Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See, e-mail or call 267-8506, ext. 630.


  • 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


  • UTC free coaches clinic: April 15, 1 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym; preceding UTC alumni match at 3; for all levels of coaches, youth to high school & club; also, satellite camps for middle & high school programs available in June and July. Contact UTC head coach Travis Filar at or 425-4069.


  • 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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