published Friday, October 26th, 2012

Sports Calendar

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 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

  • Chattanooga State alumni day/game: Oct. 27, noon; all former players invited for seeing the new facilities & participating. Contact coach Greg Dennis at Greg.Dennis@chattanoogastate.edu.

  • Chattanooga State open tryout: Nov. 3, noon, for 2013 recruiting class; about 2 hours, including indoors session with parents & prospective players. Email coach Greg Dennis at Greg.Dennis@chattanoogastate.edu.

  • Elite catching camp: Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn.; headed by CNC coach Tom Griffin for high school catchers; $150. Call 865-471-3465.

  • 2013 10-under (2012 fall 9-under) Fury Baseball tryouts: Call for appointment. Contact Lester Norton at lester.norton@us.loomis.com or 595-5136.

  • Chattanooga 11-under select team tryouts: Being scheduled. Call Robert at 667-9727.

  • 2013 12-under Diamond Academy Legends private tryouts: Dalton-based, seeking pitchers who play other positions. Call Ricky Chumley at 423-994-5374.

  • Baseball Mission indoor facility: Cleveland; welcomes select teams for winter workouts; pitching & hitting instruction with HD stop-motion video. See www.thebaseballmission.com, email shailey@thebaseballmission.com or call Stephen at 650-0002.

  • 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

  • Wheelchair games: Saturdays, Washington Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m.; free.

  • East Ridge youth program signups: Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; boys & girls ages 5-14; $65. Email Wright_daniel@hcde.org or call 867-6406.

  • Cleveland State youth skills clinic: Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; fundamentals & team concepts for boys & girls in grades 1-8; led by Cleveland State coach Lee Cigliano & Silverdale Baptist Academy coach Randy Evans; $35 ($10 discount for siblings). Email lcigliano@clevelandstatecc.edu or call 614-8706.

  • North Georgia officials meetings: Have begun; new officials needed. Call Ernie Giles at 423-580-2540.

  • Georgia Longhorns grades 5-6 boys travel team: Seeking players. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

  • The Attack girls travel teams: Seeking players in grades 2-6. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

  • Youth training: The Attack, Tunnel Hill; for boys & girls kindergarten & up. Call Stacy Pardee at 706-483-7246.

  • 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.

BOXING

  • Red Bank club training: Ongoing, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (Wednesday & Saturday left for running); Henry Luken sports facility behind Red Bank High School; ages 8-older. Call Skipper Fairbanks at 877-4113.

CYCLING

  • 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 sorbachattanooga.org.

  • Alzheimer’s Challenge benefit: Nov. 3, Old Stone Fort Historic Park, Manchester; 15-, 30-, 62-mile routes for all levels of cyclists agreeing to raise minimum of $150, honoring Hugh Worthy; barbecue celebration next to park’s scenic waterfalls; $25 ($35 ride day). Register at www.active.com or calll 800-272-3900.

FOOTBALL

  • Chattanooga Locomotion women’s tackle tryouts: Oct. 27 & Nov. 10, 9 a.m., Red Bank High School practice field (behind school); no experience needed. See www.gochattanoogalocomotion.com or call 580-6290.

  • Tennessee Train women’s tackle team: Women’s Football Alliance team started by former members of the Locomotion; season will kick off in April; tryout information to come later. If interested call Denise Myers at 322-7730.

  • Southeast Tennessee Football Officials Association: Seeking members. Call Warren Diegel at 503-0767.

  • Northwest Georgia Football Officials Association: Seeking new members to call varsity & JV games for more than 30 high schools. See www.nwgfoa.org or call Todd Britton at 706-217-9690.

GOLF

  • 13-under Colonels golf tournament: Oct. 28, Valleybrook, 1 p.m.; 4-person select shot, $50 each; benefiting youth baseball team. Email crdickens@tva.gov or call 605-7472.

  • Chattanooga Chapter PGA pro-am: Oct. 29, Partners Circle Day, The Farm.

LACROSSE

  • Chattanooga Lacrosse officials training: Email chattlax@gmail.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Until April 16, Mondays noon-1 p.m., Stadium Club at Finley Stadium; $10 with meal, $4 without; annual membership dues $35. Call Milly Farris at 266-0642 or Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

  • 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.

  • North Georgia YMCA Family Fitness karate: Tuesdays & Thursdays year-round, 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe; families & individuals ages 6-up; $20 per month for YMCA members, $50 for others ($5 each additional family member). Email ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • Scenic City Lawn Mower Racing Association races: Oct. 27, double points race, Savannah Valley Speedway, 4 p.m. (reg. starts at 2); Nov. 24, double points race, Savannah Valley Speedway, 2 p.m. (reg. starts at noon). Call Buster Hogan at 667-4905.

  • Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association Walk: Oct. 27, Coolidge Park, 11 a.m. (sign-ins start at 9); 5 kilometers (3.1 miles); no entry fee, but donations go to GCHA; contest for best team T-shirt designs. Call Chara McLaughen at 954-0059.

  • Central C Club Bar-B-Que: Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m., Central High School; former students & boosters especially invited along with former Purple Pounders athletes; $11 per plate. Call Alan Pressley at 593-1139 or Eddie Test at 653-8005.

  • Head of the Hooch rowing regatta: Nov. 3-4, Tennessee River in Chattanooga; thousands of rowers from throughout the U.S; free for spectators.

  • Run for Reece 5k fun run/walk: Nov. 18, 8 a.m., Tennessee Riverpark pavilion 3; benefiting family of Ringgold infant Reece Bova, born with congenital heart defect requiring 3 surgeries already; $25 online till Nov. 16, $30 race day. See www.runforreece.com.

  • 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.

  • Team fundraising: Game Day Fundraiser; $300-plus per player in as little as 2 weeks. See www.gamedayfundraiser.com or call 280-0440.

OUTDOORS

  • AEDC fall deer hunt permits: Go on sale Oct. 24, 8 a.m. CDT, first-come, first-served for the WMA near Tullahoma; unit 2 (Camp Forrest area) hunts Nov. 17-18, Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 & Dec. 8-9 (each 200 quota); unit 1 Nov. 23-25 (100). Go to TWRA license agent or www.tnwildlife.org.

  • Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers swim: Oct. 24 & 31, 5:15 p.m., under Market Street Bridge; swimmers should have competitive backgrounds and be able to freestyle at least a mile in a pool; need kayakers for support. Email karahnazor@gmail.com.

  • Chattanooga Trail Runners group runs: Wednesdays. See meetup.com/chattanoogatrailrunners.

  • 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.

  • Geocaching in Chattanooga city parks: See geocaching.com.

  • Haunted canoe and hay rides: Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Greenway Farm; family event, short hay ride, then “spooky” guided canoe ride; no experience necessary; gear, guides provided; $15; first-come, first-served. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

  • Dove hunting season segments: Through Oct. 28 and Dec. 19-Jan. 15 in Tennessee (migratory bird permit required); Georgia’s remaining segments are till Oct. 21 and Nov. 22-Jan. 5.

  • 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 sorbachattanooga.org.

  • Free women’s wellness hike: Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; starts with Tai Chi exercises and self-care activities, then 6-mile urban hike through North Shore neighborhoods; sponsored by OC and Chattanooga Trekkers; pre-registration required. Email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

  • Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Oct. 30, Raccoon Mountain, moderate, about 2.5 miles; Nov. 3, Retro Hughes Road to Heiss Mountain; Nov. 10, Flipper Bend; Nov. 13, Enterprise Park South. Contact George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619. Also, Nov. 6, Raccoon Mountain; contact Bob McGavock at kopperkritters@yahoo.com or 667-2960.

  • Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Tuesdays, 5:30-7 and 7-8:30 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym pool; first-come, first-served; beginners welcome; first visit free, $50 per year for individuals, $75 for families; $5 per session for those providing their own crafts & equipment. Contact Terri Chapin at chapin_t@chattanooga.gov or 643-6882.

  • 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 steele_j@chattanooga.gov or 643-5716.

  • Alzheimer’s Challenge cycling benefit: Nov. 3, Old Stone Fort Historic Park, Manchester; 15-, 30-, 62-mile routes for all levels of cyclists agreeing to raise minimum of $150, honoring Hugh Worthy; barbecue celebration next to park’s scenic waterfalls; $25 ($35 ride day). Register at www.active.com or calll 800-272-3900.

  • Head of the Hooch rowing regatta: Nov. 3-4, Tennessee River in Chattanooga; thousands of rowers from throughout the U.S; free for spectators.

  • Muzzleloader/archery deer hunting: Nov. 3-16 in Tennessee.

  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 10, 8 a.m., Cumberland Trail, with huge elevation changes into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek and Rock Creek area; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; seriously difficult, limited to 75 runners who have done a 50k in 7:30 or less in the last 12 months. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco

RUNNING

  • Chattanooga Trail Runners group runs: Wednesdays. See meetup.com/chattanoogatrailrunners.

  • Signal Mountain 10k Pie Run: Oct. 27, 8 a.m., from Signal Mtn. Athletic Club (former middle school), 315 Ault Road; $50, $30, $20 prizes to top three predictors of their finishes (no watches); registration $10; homemade apple pies from Bread Basket for all pre-registered runners. Email Lee Davis at lee@davis-hoss.com or Bill Minehan at bminehan@adtechceramics.com.

  • Moonshine Mud Run/Run With the Zombies: Oct. 27, 8 a.m., 588 Piney Road, Trenton, Ga.; hosted by United Way; 12 obstacles in mud run; also a kids’ race, sled pull & costume contest. See moonshinemudrun.com. Register through Oct. 26, 11:59 p.m., at www.active.com.

  • Runaway Pig Race: Oct. 27, Dunlap, 9 a.m. CDT; 3.6-mile event part of Run for God Race Series, plus 1-mile stroll &1-mile kids run. Register at www.active.com.

  • Hamilton YMCA 5k run: Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m., Academy Sports + Outdoors store, Hamilton Place, through the shopping complex; $25 till race day, then $30; $250 gift card to each overall winner; family-friendly activities in conjunction, plus on-site free child care. Register at Academy, Hamilton YMCA or HamiltonPlace.com.

  • Upchuck 50k trail race: Nov. 10, 8 a.m., Cumberland Trail, with huge elevation changes into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek and Rock Creek area; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; seriously difficult, limited to 75 runners who have done a 50k in 7:30 or less in the last 12 months. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco

SOCCER

  • East Ridge indoor season signups: Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, soccer pavilion by old concessions building; Oct. 21 & 28 & Nov. 4, Camp Jordan Arena; Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; coaches meeting Nov. 19; games Nov. 26 to Feb. 10; youth under-4 to -19; adults under 30, over 30 & u-40; $80. Online registration at www.eastridgeparksandrec.com.

  • Elite Soccer Training group sessions: Oct. 28, Sports Barn downtown; under-9 & -10, 1-2:30 p.m.; u-14 to -18, 2:30-4 p.m.; u-11 & -13, 4-5:30; Oct. 30, u-11 & u-13, All-Saints Academy, 6-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 24, u-14 to -18, Bright School, 6:30-8 p.m. Email Kris4futbol@aol.com or text 423-240-5737.

  • Elite Soccer Training holiday camps: Dec. 21-22, Finley Stadium/First Tennessee Pavilion; Dec. 27-29, site TBA; 9-11:30 a.m. technical training, then lunch, 1-3:30 p.m. tactical training; under-6 & -8 (half day), u-9 to -18 boys & girls; $30 for each full day (half off for additional family member). See www.elite-soccer-training.org, email Kris4futbol@aol.com or call 240-5737.

  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 314-3207.

SOFTBALL

  • New 2013 men’s slowpitch team forming: Ages 18-older. Call Tony at 637-1887 for tryout information.

  • “New management” girls tournament: Nov. 3-4, Rossville complex; 6-under free, 8-u $40, 10-u & up $80. Call Victor Burnette at 423-667-8516.

  • UTC all-skills clinic: Nov. 10, Warner Park, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; starts with registration at UTC indoor practice facility; ages 13-18; $80 till Oct. 31, then $100; $70 each for 5 or more players from same high school or travel team. Pre-register at www.gomocs.com.

  • Berry College camp: Nov. 10, advanced skills, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., grades 9-12, $85; Nov. 11, pitching, 1-4 p.m., $40. Call coach Cori Theirmann at 706-368-6370.

  • Frost Falcons ’05 girls 8-under team tryouts: Email FrostFalcons05@gmail.com for information.

  • Frost 03 Falcons Crawford girls fastpitch tryouts: For fall & 2013 play, players with 2002 or ’03 birthday. Call Jamie Crawford at 280-7181.

  • 10-under Georgia Blaze girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 players to complete roster for fall & 2013; based in Dalton area, playing tournaments in North Georgia & Tennessee. Call Jeremy Poe at 706-980-5387.

  • Chaos girls fastpitch tryouts: East Tennessee team seeking players for fall & 2013 season. Call 423-613-1001.

  • 14-under Aftershock B-select girls fastpitch team: Seeking 2 players who can pitch & play other positions. Contact Jason Longson at blongson37@gmail.com or 710-6259.

  • 16-under Tennessee Stealth girls fastpitch tryouts: Seeking 2-3 players to complete fall & 2013 roster for team with competitive schedule, including many college exposure events; 1996-98 birthdays considered. Email tnstealthfastpitch@gmail.com or call 423-902-9748.

  • 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 blaze2001@rocketmail.com 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 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.

  • 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.

SWIMMING/DIVING

  • Baylor Diving Club: Affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone (masters program for ages 21-up). Contact John Bonds at jbonds@baylorschool.org or 267-8506, ext. 654.

  • Free water fitness classes: Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Brainerd Recreation Center heated pool.

  • Baylor Swim Club: Year-round program affiliated with USA Swimming. See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail brian_gill@baylorschool.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

  • McCallie/GPS Aquatics year-round swimming: All ages and abilities. Call John Woods at 634-7606 or see swimscac.com.

TENNIS

  • Racqueteers after-school program: Through Nov. 27, Warner Park; also, group & private lessons, head instructor Michael Scott (635-6254). Call Herb Barnett at 991-2855.

  • 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

  • Ocoee Heat club tryouts: Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cleveland High School, ages 10-13; ages 14-15 Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., CHS; ages 16-18 Nov. 4, 3-5 p.m., Bradley Central HS, & Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CHS. See www.ocoeeheatvb.com or email ocoeeheatvb@gmail.com.

  • Sunday Volleyball Club at Tennessee Temple: Nov. 4, 11 & 18; Dec. 2 & 9; Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27; 3-5 p.m., McGilvray Gym or Vance Gym; grades 6-12; $15 per session; instruction by TTU head coach Latonia Allen & assistant Liva Brivule. Email allenl@tntemple.edu or call 717-446-6856.

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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