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SPORTS NOTES

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The Knoxville Track Club (KTC) is hosting their annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth. Running from May 31-June 25, the KTC Youth Athletics Program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field. The program is open to all girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 18. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Campbell County High School. The program will also offer four consecutive Saturday track meets, held June 4, 11, 18 and 25, at UT’s Tom Black Track. During the meet, youth from all locations will compete in events such as the 50-meter dash, discus throw, relays and high jump. Participants can register online or on site at the practice location. Registration is $39 per participant (maximum of $73 per family) and includes a t-shirt. For more information, call the KTC Track and Field hotline at 865-406-4128, or visit the website at: http://www.ktcyouthathletics.org/programs/summer-developmental-track-and-field

A tryout day for the Lady Owlsí 2011-12 middle school basketball team will be held on Friday, May 27 from 3-5 p.m. Anyone interested in playing basketball next season must attend this tryout, as there will be none during the fall. There will be a mandatory meeting on May 27, immediately following tryouts, for parents of any player that makes the team. At least one parent has to be present at the meeting.

Braden’s Chapel Baptist Church will host its 3rd annual basketball camp for kindergarten through 8th graders from Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3 at Valley View Elementary School. Camp hours will be 4-7 p.m. daily. Registration fee is $40. For more information, contact Tiffany Medley at 423-871-0614.

The Jacksboro Middle School Lady Eagles will be conducting a girls’ basketball tryout on June 1 from 12:01 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any girl that will be attending JMS in the fall is eligible to try out. There will not be another open tryout in the fall. Contact Wanda Snodgrass at Jacksboro Middle School, 562-3773, for more information.

LaFollette Middle School will host the Owls Basketball Camp from June 6-9. The camp is geared toward boys in grades 3-8. All campers will receive a t-shirt. Camp hours will be 9 a.m.-noon daily. Registration fee is $50. Forms are available at the front desk of the LaFollette Press. 

The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville. On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination. All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association. The benefit will be hosted by the Jacksboro Police Department. For more information, contact Jeremy Goins at 423-494-2195.

The Campbell County/LMU Soccer Camp will be held June 20-24 at the LaFollette Elementary School soccer fields. Camp hours will be 9 a.m.-noon. Lunch will be provided. Registration fee is $55 if paid by June 15. After that date, registration will be $65. For more information, call Bryan Horton at 423-494-6569.

Lincoln Memorial University will host three sessions of the Josh Schertz Basketball Skills Camps. The dates are June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and July 11-15. The camps are open to girls and boys entering grades K-12. Registration information is available at www.lmurailsplitters.com. Follow the links for camps and look for the Josh Schertz Basketball Skills Camps.

The annual Cove Lake 5K is set for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. Registration forms are available at the Cove Lake State Park office and also at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.

Campbell County High School will host a basketball camp July 11-14 for girls and boys entering grades 1-8. Camp hours will be 9 a.m.-noon daily. Registration fee is $50 per participant. Instructors will be CCHS coaches Matt Housley and Ryan Browning, with assistance from current high school players. Each camper will receive a t-shirt. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.