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Upcoming Events as of Sept. 2

• Sep 3, 2019 at 10:30 AM

The Upcoming Events list is a public service of the Times-News. To submit an event, email sports@timesnews.net, fax listing information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Sports Department after 6 p.m. at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323. Submissions must be received at least one week prior to the event and include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact information.



• TUSCULUM COLLEGIATE AND Pro Showcase Baseball Camp, for athletes from the 2020-23 high school graduating classes, will be held Oct. 19-20 on the Greeneville campus. The cost is $175 with a deposit of $50 if received by Oct. 14. Reservations after Oct. 14 are $195 with a $50 deposit. Pre-registration is Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:45-9:45 a.m. at Pioneer Park. For more information, contact Tusculum coach Brandon Steele at (423) 636-7300, ext. 5615 or download the information under the baseball tab at tusculumpioneers.com. For a complete list of NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and junior-college scouts planning to attend, call the baseball office at (423) 636-7300, ext. 5699.


• DRILL FACTORY WITH SHANE WILLIAMS, for youth of all ages, is offered in one-hour sessions. Prices are: 10 sessions for $300, eight for $250, six for $200, five for $175, four for $135, three for $100, two for $75 and one for $40; one-hour private session $65; and team prices 10 people for $250 or 15 for $365. Call 943-3037 or email thedrillfactory.20@gmail.com.


• BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF Johnson City/Washington County Fall Basketball registration runs through October. Age divisions are 7-9 and 10-12; groups determined by player’s age as of Jan. 1, 2020. Fee is $25. Registration forms may be obtained from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Boys & Girls Club, 2210 W. Market Street, Johnson City. Call (423) 461-4560 or contact Tim Morgan at sports@gokidz.org to learn more.


• BALLIN’ IN THE FALL 3-on-3 basketball tournament, for third-graders through senior citizens, will be held Sept. 27-29 at ETSU’s CPA Gymnasium, 1244 Jack Vest Dr, Johnson City. Entry fee is $75 until Sept. 12 and $100 after. To learn more, contact Natasha Miller at (423) 483-1881 or email nm922687@gmail.com or go online at Ballininthefall3on3.godaddysites.com.

• MIDDLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL tournament, hosted by the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame, will be held on Dec. 26. The tournament is for grades 6-7 and eighth, boys and girls. For more information or to enter a team, call (423) 470-9248 or email peters5@charter.net.


• CHURCH HILL TROUT RODEO, for all youth ages 4-16, will be held on Sept. 7 at Jaycees Park, 455 N. Central Ave. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the park that Saturday morning, but pre-registration would be helpful and reduce wait times. Pre-register through Sept. 6 during business hours at Church Hill City Hall. Age divisions are 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16. Hooks drop at 8;30 a.m. and the competition will end at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in each division plus an overall trophy for the young angler who catches the largest fish. There will also be a chance for the children to win a new bicycle and free doughnuts and drinks will be provided. The event is free thanks to sponsors including VFW Post 9754, Buffalo Springs Fish Hatchery, CASVA Angus Farm and Food City.



• TRAILBLAZER GOLF SCRAMBLE, benefiting the Daniel Boone golf team, is set for Saturday, Sept. 28 at Graysburg Hills. Sign-in for the four-person, select-shot event is 7:30 a.m., followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $55 per person, and a hot lunch is included. Tee box and greenside sponsor signs are $100 each and banner signs $300 are each. For more information, call Scott Martin at (423) 737-6128.


• 27th CARROLL DALE INVITATIONAL will be held Monday, Sept. 30 at The Virginian in Bristol, Va. Proceeds benefit the Virginia-Wise athletic department. Entry is $250 for an individual or $1,000 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register, contact Sam Wharton at (276) 328-0259 or smw8u@uvawise.edu.

• TUSCULUM HOMECOMING TOURNAMENT will be held Friday, Oct. 4 at Graysburg Hills. The four-person captain’s choice event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start; lunch and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $500 per team or $125 per player; a special rate of $550 features a hole sponsorship. There is a $25 discount on greens fees for all Tusculum alumni and the event is open to the first 80 registered golfers. There will also be a silent auction table. For more information, contact Josh Ealy at (423) 636-7331 or jealy@tusculum.edu.



• SCORPION 5K and 2-Mile Walk, hosted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, are set for Sunday, Sept. 8. The 5K and 2-Mile Walk begin at 6 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, 140 Blountville Bypass. Proceeds go to purchase much-needed equipment and safety gear for the SCSO Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Early registration, which ends Sept. 1, is $25. Race-day registration is $30. To learn more or to register, go online at runsignup.com, enter Tennessee into the State search and type in Scorpion 5K and 2-Mile Walk. A link to the event is also posted on the SCSO Facebook page.

• ST. JUDE WALK/RUN will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Pinnacle, 308, Bristol West Boulevard, Bristol, Tenn. The event, held during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, raises money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, where families never receive a bill for anything. The fees for ages 6 and up are $20 for the 5K run and $10 for the walk; ages 5 and younger participate free. Participant may form or join a fundraising team. Learn more online by searching St. Jude walk/run and Tri-Cities.


• BAYS MOUNTAIN TRAIL RACE, a 15-miler and part of the Skelton Law Racing Series, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 8 a.m., at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. The event is part of the SFTC Long Distance Series, a SFTC Trail Series Competition and a SFTC King & Queen Competition. Contact Race Director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or via email at markskelton@markskelton.com for more information.

• APPLE FESTIVAL ROAD RACE 4-mile run/3K walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 8 a.m., at the Unicoi County Family YMCA, 601 Love Street, Erwin. Register in person at the Unicoi YMCA or online at ucfymca.org. Contact race director Frank Cooke at (423) 743-3361 or ucfymca.ceo@gmail.com with questions.

• PHIPPS BEND RIVER RUN, a 10-mile trail race and part of the Skelton Law Racing Series, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 8 a.m., at Phipps Bend in Surgoinsville. The event is part of the SFTC Long Distance Series, a SFTC Trail Series Competition and a SFTC King & Queen Competition. Contact Race Director Mark Skelton at (423) 272-4812 or via email at markskelton@markskelton.com for more information.



• KINGSPORT REC SOCCER PROGRAM, offered by Kingsport Parks and Recreation and Tri-Cities United Soccer Club, is registering ages 3-17 for its fall youth soccer program, which runs from Aug. 26-Nov. 9 at Eastman Park at Horse Creek. Assessments begin Aug. 26. Age group coordinators also needed. To register or learn more, go online at kingsportsoccer.org.



• TUSCULUM SOFTBALL FALL PROSPECT Camp will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Red Edmonds Softball Field on the university’s Greeneville campus. Pioneers coach Julie Huebner and her staff will teach advanced softball skills with the campers having the opportunity to showcase their ability. Participants will complete drills, increase their knowledge of the game and meet members of the Tusculum softball team. The cost of the camp is $125; deadline is Thursday, Sept. 9. The camp is limited to the first 50 applicants. To learn more, contact Huebner at (423) 636-7300 ext. 5131 or jhuebner@tusculum.edu.

• LMU SOFTBALL PROSPECT CAMP, for grades 9-12, will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dorothy Neely Field on the Harrogate campus. Fee is $125 and pre-registration is required. Go online at LMURailsplitters.com and click the Softball tab.



• MOUNTAIN EMPIRE TENNIS ASSOCIATION USTA Combo League runs Aug. 17-Sept. 28. For more information, email tennisxfun@gmail.com.