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Upcoming Events as of July 14

July 14th, 2014 10:09 pm by Staff Report

Upcoming Events as of July 14

The Upcoming Events list is a public service of the Times-News. 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. Submissions must be received at least one week prior to the event and include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact information.

Baseball

CAMPS/CLINICS

*KINGSPORT BASEBALL CAMP, for rising sixth- through ninth-graders, will be held from 9-11:30 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17. For more information, contact Ryan Wagner at (423) 384-0985 or email rwagner@k12k.com.

TOURNAMENTS

*ETABL SPORTS "KING OF THE MOUNTAIN" 18-under baseball tournament, July 10-13, Volunteer High School field; $600 entry fee, four-game guarantee; two-game pool play into double elimination; $1,000 cash prize to first-place team. Contact Jim Hosmer at (423) 895-5748

TRYOUTS

*THE JOHNSON CITY THUNDER TRAVEL Baseball Organization will be holding tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Lions Field (817 Country Club Court) next to the Johnson City Country Club: 8-under from 2-4 p.m. (lower field), 9-under from 4-6 p.m. (lower field), 10-under from 10 a.m.-noon (lower field), 11-under from 10 a.m.-noon (upper field), 12-under from noon-2 p.m. (upper field), and 14-underfrom 2-4 p.m. (upper field). Age of child as of April 30, 2015, will determine playing age for the 2015 season. For more information or questions, contact Greg Smith (8-under, 9-under and 10-under) at (423) 791-3490 or greg638@embarqmail.com; Jim Pollock (11-under and 14-under) at (423) 335-0322 or jim@mtempire.com; or Charles Anderson (12-under) at (423) 647-7251.

*DIAMOND ELITE BASEBALL will hold tryouts for 8-under, 9-under, 10-under, 11-under, 12-under, 13-under and 14-under teams on Saturday, Aug. 9. Diamond Elite Baseball strives to develop our players' skills and knowledge of baseball while fostering a greater love for the game. Contact George Laoo at debaseball1@gmail.com for more information.

*TRI-CITIES TITANS 13U (Elite Showcase baseball) is forming a team for the 2015 season and will be having individual tryouts from July 28-Aug. 17. The team, with players from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, will travel to larger cities to play against elite competition. It will be coached by a former collegiate player with year-round access to an indoor practice facility. Email titansbaseballkl@gmail.com to schedule a tryout.

Basketball

CAMPS/CLINICS

*BUCCANEER EXPERIENCE CAMP, Aug. 2-3, designed for highly experienced players in grades 9-12. Campers will be able to spend a day in the life of an ETSU women's basketball student-athlete. Cost is $75 before Aug. 1, $100 at open registration. For more information, go to www.etsubucs.com or contact Nicci Kelly at (423) 439-5330 and Kellyad@goldmail.etsu.edu or Jurelle Nairn at (423) 439-5331 and Nairnj@goldmail.etsu.edu.

Football

CLINICS

*SECOND ANNUAL CARL TORBUSH/ETSU Coaching Clinic, by presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates, will be held Saturday, July 19 at the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus. The clinic will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and feature Torbush and assistant coaches Billy Taylor, Teddy Gaines and Mike O'Cain as well as coaches from other area colleges. It is open to coaches at all age and skill levels from youth leagues to high school. Cost is $20 if registered prior to July 18, $30 the day of the event. To register, go to http://www.totalcamps.com/ETSUFOOTBALLCAMPS. For more information, contact ETSU at (423) 439-4343 or via email at football@etsu.edu.

*SULLIVAN CENTRAL will host a youth football camp on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The camp is for players grades 3-8 and admission is free. For more information call 360-4236.

SIGNUPS

*BLOOMINGDALE RAIDER COUNTY FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING signups will be held each Saturday through Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon at the main gate at the Sullivan North football field. This is for boys and girls ages 7-12. For more information call (423) 276-2504.

Golf

TOURNAMENTS

*UNICOI COUNTY YMCA Scholarship Tournament, Aug. 2 at Buffalo Valley Golf Course. Entry fee is $ 55 per player, $220 per team. For more information, call (423) 743-3361 or email ebarbaau@aol.com.

*BAILEYTON GOLF CLUB, 2-man, Aug. 2-3; $200 per team. Entry fee includes golf, lunch and beverages both days. Call (423) 234-5131.

*FRIENDS OF SCOUTING GOLF SCRAMBLE, Friday, Aug. 8 at Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap. Registration from 8-8:45 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Brian Falin at (276) 275-9955 or bfalin@bsamail.org.

*CASA TOURNAMENT, Aug. 18 at Johnson City Country Club. Entry fee is $125 per player before July 18, $150 after. For more information, call (423) 743-3361 or email ebarbaau@aol.com.

*CARL KNOX MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC, Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. at Baileyton Golf Course. Cost is $55 per player, four-person select shot. Proceeds benefit Cedar View Christian School athletics. For more information, call Tim Strickland or Mark Ferguson at (423) 245-6341.

Miscellaneous

SUMMER PROGRAMS

*KINGSPORT PARKS AND REC SUMMER PROGRAM, through July 17. Open to ages 6-14, participants are split into three age groups, and activities include swim days, theme weeks, sport camps, art camps, educational clubs, special trips, and onsite activities and games. $35 for city residents, $55 for non-residents. Extended hours $75 ($95). For more information, call (423) 224-2489, 341-1608 or 343-9723.

SELF-DEFENSE

*SELF-DEFENSE CLINIC FOR MALES AND FEMALES between the ages of 12-18, Monday, July 28 at 6 p.m. The clinic, sponsored by Rebel Wrestling and presented by Steve Hammonds of the Kingsport Police Department, will be held at the Rebel Wrestling building on the Sullivan South campus across from the baseball fields. Registration is free. There is limited space available so sign up quickly by emailing lew4you@aol.com.

*SELF-DEFENSE CLINIC FOR TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES of the Sullivan County School System, Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. The clinic, sponsored by Rebel Wrestling and presented by Steve Hammonds of the Kingsport Police Department, will be held at the Rebel Wrestling building on the Sullivan South campus across from the baseball fields. Registration is free. There is limited space available so sign up quickly by emailing lew4you@aol.com.

Running

RACES

*WOLF RUN 7-MILE TRAIL RACE, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. For more information, go to www.runtricities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

*PHIPPS BEND 5K, July 26 at 8 a.m. at Phipps Bend Industrial District, Surgoinsville. For more information, go to www.runtricities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

*RAILROAD DAYS 5K, Aug. 2 in Appalachia Virginia. The 31st annual running of this event will include a 1-mile Fun Walk and a 3.1 Power Walk. Entry fee for the 5K is $14 pre-registered, $15 race day; entry fee for either of the walks is $10 pre-registered, $11 on race day. Five entry fees will be refunded as door prizes. For more information or to register, call Randy Blair at (276) 565-0406.

*BAYS MOUNTAIN 15-MILE TRAIL RACE, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. For more information, go to www.runtricities.org or contact Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or markskelton@markskelton.com.

Softball

CAMPS/CLINICS

*VIRGINIA-WISE PROGRAM, led by coach Karen Bitter, will host summer clinics — for age groups ranging from rising kindergartners through rising seniors — beginning Aug. 2. Contact Coach Bitter at (757) 778-0037 for more information. For a registration form, go online at www.uvawisecavs.com.

TOURNAMENTS

*USSSA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: JULY 26 "Its All About The Game" at White Top in Bristol, Tenn., ages 8u-18u the entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u there is a sanction fee of $25, which is refunded at next event; Aug. 9, "Thunder Valley Bash" at White Top Park Bristol, Tenn., ages 8u-18u entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u there is a sanction fee of $25, refunded at next event; Aug. 23, "Hot Summer Nights" at White Top in Bristol, Tenn. ages 8u-18u the entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u; Sept. 13, "Diamond Divas Bash" at White Top Park in Bristol, Tenn.; ages 8u-18u entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u; Sept. 27, "Fall Ball in the Valley" at White Top Park in Bristol, Tenn., ages 8u-18u the entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u; Oct. 11, "Swinging for the Fence" at White Top Park in Bristol, Tenn., ages 8u-18u entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u; Nov. 1, " For the Love of the Game" at White Top Park in Bristol, Tenn., ages 8u-18u entry fee is $125 for 10u-18u $50 for 8u. Contact Chad Alford (423) 833-4500 or email to chadalford0505@yahoo.com

Swimming

*KINGSPORT PIRANHAS DEVELOPMENTAL SWIM SCHOOL, July 7-31 at Dobyns-Bennett; for ages 4 and older; cost is $100. To learn more or to register, go to www.KingsportPiranhas.com or contact Jorge Blasini at 967-4264 and swimKingsport@gmail.com.

Tennis

*KINGSPORT PARKS & REC 12-UNDER SUMMER TENNIS, July 7-Aug. 1 at V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex. Cost is $30. For more information, contact Tommy Wolterman at (423) 224-2489 or tommywolterman@kingsporttn.gov.

*RIDGEFIELDS CLUB JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS, through July 24. Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, match play on Wednesdays. Divisions: 4-6, 7-9 and 9-11, and tournament and high school (ages open). For more information, call Mike Norris at (423) 723-9991.

*RIDGEFIELDS CLUB JUNIOR TENNIS CAMPS for beginners and intermediate players. Camp III, July 8-11; Top Tier Tennis Academy (tournament players), July 28-31. Sports Camp II, July 15-18. Cost for tennis camps is $95, sports camps are $195. For more information, contact Mike Norris at (423) 723-9991.

TOURNAMENTS

*EASTMAN OPEN DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT, July 17-20, Borden Park Courts, Kingsport, plus other area courts; entry fee $15 per player for one division, $20 per player for two; entries due by July 14; Eastman Recreation Tennis Club members receive $5 off total entry; [contact Michael A. Manis, Eastman recreation activities coordinator, at mmanis@eastman.com or (423) 229-4301, or Brandon Stevens, tournament director, at (256) 565-2918.

YOUTH FUN DAY

*KINGSPORT PARKS AND RECREATION Department Youth Tennis Fun Day, Friday, July 18 at Borden Park. Kids ages 6-14 can learn basic tennis skills, participate in drill challenges and play against other kids. Dropoff at Borden Park starts at 8:30 a.m. and pickup is promptly at 1 p.m. To sign up, call (423) 224-2489.

Volleyball

*VOLUNTEER HIGH SCHOOL LADY FALCON Youth Volleyball Camp will be held from 9-11:30 a.m., July 16-18. The camp is for grades 3-8. Cost is $45. Visit the Sports/Volleyball section at http://volunteer.hck12.net to download an application.

*GATE CITY VOLLEYBALL CAMP will be held July 28-30 at the Gate City High School gym. Grades 1-6 meet from 4-7 p.m. and grades 7-12 from noon-3 p.m. Cost is $40 per camper ($25 for each additional camper in same family). Registration deadline is July 24. Cost for late registration or at the door is $45. Make checks payable to GCSH. For more information, contact Amy Reed at amy.reed@scottschools.com.

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