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Upcoming Events as of March 4

March 4th, 2013 6:51 pm by Staff Report

The Upcoming Events list, a public service of the Times-News, runs on a space available basis and does not always run in its entirety. To list an event, e-mail to sports@timesnews.net, fax it to (423) 392-1385, or contact the sports department after 5 p.m. at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328 ext. 323. The list normally is published on Tuesdays. Submissions must be received at least one week prior to the event and include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact information:

Baseball
CLINICS
• ETSU BASEBALL FREE INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC, March 9 at Thomas Stadium. Bucs head coach Tony Skole in conjunction with the Johnson City Little League, will host two free instructional clinics for area Little League coaches and players. The coaches’ clinic will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by the players’ clinic from 1-2:30 p.m. Players ages 5-12 may participate. To register, e-mail bucwild@etsu.edu. For more information, contact Michael White at (423) 439-4220 or whitem@etsu.edu, or Matt McGahey at 439-8398 or mcgaheym@etsu.edu.

TRYOUTS/SIGNUPS
• KINGSPORT PARKS & REC is holding registration for youth baseball, softball and tee-ball. Registration deadlines are March 8 for boys ages 5-12 and girls 5-13, and March 29 for boys 13-15 and girls 14-17. Special last day of registration on March 9 and 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Registration forms at the athletic office in the Civic Auditorium. For more information, go to kingsportparksandrecreation.org.

• LYNN GARDEN OPTIMIST signups, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lynn Garden Restaurant. Tee ball (3-4) and 5-6), girls softball (7-9 and 10-13), and boys baseball (7-9 and 10-12). Cost is $30 per player ($20 for sibling). For more information, visit LGOC baseball/softball on Facebook.

• ETABL SIGNUPS for 8U-12U. Singups are at Fordtown Ruritan, March 7, 12 and 19 from 6-7 p.m. Season is April 1-June 1. For more information, contact Jim Hosmer at (423) 895-5748.

• CHURCH HILL/MT. CARMEL/SURGOINSVILLE Parks & Recreation signups for T-Ball, baseball and softball will be held March 11-22, 3:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Church Hill recreation office. May also register at Surgoinsville City Hall during normal business hours or the city of Church Hill website. Age divisions will be: t-ball 5-6 co-ed; boys 7-8, 9-11; girls 7-9, 10-12. Child must be the age before on or before Sept. 30. For more information, call the recreation department at (423) 357-7010.

• GREENE COUNTY ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE, now accepting players for a summer league. Players must be age 16 or over. For more information, call (432) 797-1651.

TOURNAMENTS
• REBEL EARLY BIRD, March 9-10 at Rock Springs Elementary. Divisions and entry fee: 8u ($50) and 9u ($75). This is a USSSA points event. For more information, call Reid Osborne at (423) 956-4639.

• USSSA JIM HERBERT MEMORIAL, March 15-17 at Domtar Park in Kingsport. Age divisions (cost): 7-8U (free); 9-12u ($125); 13-14u ($175). For more information, contact Travis Leming (423) 817-9996, tnusssa@charter.net or Lance Sawyer (423) 367-8888.

• BPA SPRING BLAST, March 22-24 at Ridgeview. For ages 8-14; entry fee is $200. For more information, contact Greg Creech at (423) 378-4697 or gcreech@centurylink.net or go to netyouthsports.com.

• USSSA INDIAN EARLY BIRD, March 22-24 at Domtar Park in Kingsport. Age divisions (cost): 7-8u ($25); 9-12u ($200); 13-14u ($250). For more information, contact Travis Leming (423) 817-9996, tnusssa@charter.net or Lance Sawyer (423) 367-8888.


Basketball
TOURNAMENTS
• MOUNTAIN MAGIC HOOPS CLASSIC, March 8-10 at Erwin YMCA. Divisions are boys and girls ages 9-17. $90 entry fee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or email ebarbaau@aol.com.

• SHOOTING STARS SPRING INVITATIONAL, March 15-17 at Erwin YMCA. Divisions are boys and girls ages 9-17. $90 entry fee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or email ebarbaau@aol.com.

• ETABL MARCH MADNESS, March 16-17 at Church Hill Middle School. Boys and girls, grades 3-8, $75 entry fee. For more information, contact Jim Hosmer at (423) 895-5748.

• HILLTOPPER YOUTH CLASSIC April 5-7 at Science Hill. Divisions are boys and girls ages 9-17. $90 entry fee. For more information, call (423) 341-0133 or email ebarbaau@aol.com.


Golf
TOURNAMENTS
• THE CROSSINGS TOUGHMAN,  March 16 at the Crossing Golf Course. Format is two-person teams with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Deadline to enter is March 14. Call (423) 348-8855 to sign up.


Running
• PHIPPS BEND RIVER RUN, March 23, at Phipps Bend Industrial District in Surgoinsville.
10 mile trail race. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• BRISTOL HALF & HALF MARATHON, April 13. The course run through Bristol on both sides of the state line. All proceeds from the race will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Northeast Tennessee chapter. To register, go to werunevents.com. For more information, contact Elise Allen at elise.allen@cancer.org or (423) 282-7004.

• RUN IN REMEMBRANCE 3.2-MILER, April 13 at Virginia Tech. The race honors those 32 individuals who lost their lives on April 16, 2007. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to recsports.vt.edu/fitness/events/32-run.

• LAUREL RUN ASCENT, April 20 at Laurel Run Park in Church Hill. 11 mile trail race. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• THE RIVER MILE, June 2 at Laurel Run Park in Church Hill. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• CASA 8K & MILE, June 22 at Crockett Spring Park in Rogersville. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• FIRECRACKER 4 MILER, July 4 at Rogersville City Park. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• WOLF RUN, July 16 at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. 7 mile trail race. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• PHIPPS BEND 5K, Aug. 24 at Phipps Bend Industrial District in Surgoinsville. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

• BAYS MOUNTAIN TRAIL RACE, Sept. 14 at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. 15 mile trail race. For more information, go to RunTriCities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.


Softball
SIGNUPS
• GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE is forming at the Boys/Girls Club of Kingsport. Signups March 9. Age brackets are 7-9, 10-14, 15-18. Fee is $30 and includes a jersey. Player evaluations going on for ages 7-9 from 3-5 p.m., 10-14 from 5-7 p.m. and 15-18 from 7-8 p.m.

• KINGSPORT PARKS AND REC now registering teams for Adult Spring Softball. Divisions are Women’s Open, Co-Ed, Men’s Open, Industrial and Church. Entry fee is $350 per team, $12 non-resident fee per player. Teams can register at the Athletic Office at the Civic Auditorium, deadline is March 29. Play begins week of April 22. For more information, call (423) 229-9459 or 229-9460.


Swimming
• LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASSES, offered by the American Red Cross of NET at Dobyns-Bennett. Students must be 15 years old by the date of the first class. There is a pre-test of swimming skills that must be passed in order to be eligible. Cost is $200. Sessions will be held Feb. 28-March 3, March 28-31, April 11-14 and 25-28, May 16-19 and 23-26 and June 6-10. For more information, call Jorge Blasini at (423) 967-4264 or e-mail jblasini@charter.net.


Volleyball
SIGNUPS
• KINGSPORT YOUTH VOLLEYBALL spring league signups for girls in grades 2-7. Registration is March 5 from 5-7 p.m. in the Dobyns-Bennett gym lobby and March 7 at 5 p.m. before a skills camp from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $60. For more information, call (423) 378-8434, e-mail wbaker@k12k.com or go to k12k.com/db.

CLINICS
• INDIVIDUAL VOLLEYBALL CLINIC, March 23  at Church Hill Middle School from 9 a.m.-noon for grade k-8. Cost is $40. Pick up application at Church Hill Middle School or email Tennille Wines at winest@hck12.net or Nora Barton bartonn@hck12.net.

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