• TALKIN’ HARDBALL Youth Clinic, featuring National Baseball Hall of Famer and Atlanta Braves pitching great John Smoltz and sponsored by Ballad Health, will take place Tuesday, March 6, from 5-6 p.m., at ETSU’s Thomas Stadium in Johnson City. Registration is free. This informational-style clinic will have ETSU baseball players and staff exhibiting proper baseball techniques and feature a speaking presentation from Smoltz on the field with clinic participants. Participants should arrive at the right field line entry gate of Thomas Stadium no later than 4:45 p.m. No gear or equipment is needed. Register online at totalcamps.com/ETSUEVENTS.
• PITCHING LESSONS, for individuals and teams ages 9-14, are being offered by David Hoover, former pitching coach at Dobyns-Bennett and Daniel Boone. Call (423) 578-3427 for details.
• VELOCITY BASEBALL USSSA 11-under team is hosting private tryouts. Contact Coach Jay at (423) 833-1304, email email@example.com or go online at velocitybaseballofjc.teamapp.com for more information.
• SHOOTING STARS SPRING Basketball Classic, with divisions for boys and girls grades 3-12, will be held March 17 at Science Hill in Johnson City. There’s a three-game guarantee and no entry fee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• TRI-STATE YOUTH Hoops Tourney, with divisions for boys and girls grades 3-12, will be held March 24 at Carver Recreation Center in Johnson City. Entry fee is $90; three-game guarantee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or email@example.com.
• SHOOTING STARS ONE-DAY Showcase, with divisions for boys and girls grades 3-12, will be held March 31 at Science Hill in Johnson City. There’s a three-game guarantee and no entry fee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee’s largest annual fundraiser, is coming up this spring at two local venues. Events in our region are will be held Friday, April 13, from 5-8 p.m., at Bass Pro in Bristol, and Saturday, April 14, from 5-8 p.m., at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport. To learn more, go online at tennesseebig.org and click the Events tab.
• AUTO WORLD-MECC GOLF CLASSIC will be held Friday, May 4 at Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap. Entry fee is $100 per person or $400 per team; tournament sponsorships are available. To register online, visit meccfoundation.org/auto-world-mecc-golf-tournament. For more information, call Jeri Bledsoe at (276) 523-2400, ext. 287, or email email@example.com. Proceeds from the captain’s choice event go toward scholarships for Mountain Empire Community College students.
• LAUREL RUN ASCENT, part of the Skelton Law Racing Series, will be held on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 8 a.m., at Lauren Run Park in Church Hill. Contact race director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or go online at RunTriCities.org.
• TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by the MECC Student Veterans Association, will be held Saturday, April 30 at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap. The walk begins at 5 p.m. and the run at 7. Pre-registration fee is $15 (group rates available) or $20 the day of the race. Luminaries along the route may be purchased for $5 in honor or in memory of a veteran. For more information, go online at mecc.edu/community-events or contact Lena Grace at lgrace@mecc or (276) 523-2400, ext. 217.
• AMIS MILL 10K, part of the Skelton Law Racing Series, will be held Saturday, May 5, starting at 8 a.m., at Amis Mill Eatery in Rogersville. Contact race director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or go online at RunTriCities.org.
• AMAZINGRACE 5K and 1-Mile Run, an event that supports Providence Medical Clinic, will be held Sunday, May 6, beginning at 6 p.m., in Kingsport. For more information go online at fbcamazingrace5k.com or contact Allison Jones at (423) 791-2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• WOLF RUN, part of the Skelton Law Racing Series and a Kingsport Fun Fest event, will take place Tuesday, July 17, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. Contact race director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or go online at RunTriCities.org.
• BAYS MOUNTAIN TRAIL RACE, a 15-miler and part of the Skelton Law Racing Series, will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 8 a.m., at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. Contact race director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or go online at RunTriCities.org.
• FC Dallas TRI registration is open for both competitive and recreational programs. Fees range from $75 to $280. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• TRI-CITIES TABLE TENNIS Tournament will be held April 13-15, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. Competition is for boys and girls ages 12-19; men and women ages 20-49; and seniors (50-plus). Fee is $20 per player; entry deadline is March 13. Cornhole also will be available free of charge for all players. To learn more, call Herb, Aaron or Frankie at (423) 461-8830.