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Upcoming Events as of Dec. 23

• Dec 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM

The Upcoming Events list is a public service of the Times-News. To submit an event, email [email protected], 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.

Baseball

CAMPS

• 6th DANIEL NORRIS PITCHING CAMP, for ages 9-13, is scheduled for Jan. 11, from 9 a.m.-noon at RBI Tri-Cities, 604 Rolling Hills Dr., Johnson City. Go online at rbitricities.com to learn more.

Basketball

CLINICS

• KING MEN’S BASKETBALL is conducting a free clinic for boys and girls grades K-5 the first Monday of each month through March. Each session will be held from 6:15-7:30 p.m., and the clinic runs through March. Call Coach Pitts at (423) 652-4781 to learn more.

• 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 [email protected]

TOURNAMENTS

• 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 [email protected]

• SHOOTING STARS WINTER BASKETBALL Classic, for boys and girls grades 3-7, will be held Jan. 4 at Science Hill in Johnson City. Entry fee is $90; three-game guarantee. To learn more or to register, call (423) 341-0133 or email [email protected]

• TRI-CITIES BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL, for boys and girls grades 3-7, will be held Jan. 18 at Freedom Hall in Johnson City. Entry fee is $90; three-game guarantee. To learn more or to register, call (423) 341-0133 or email [email protected]

• EAST TENNESSEE WINTER SHOWCASE Classic, for boys and girls grades 3-8, will be held Jan. 25 at Science Hill in Johnson City. Entry fee is $90; three-game guarantee. To learn more or to register, call (423) 341-0133 or email [email protected]

Hiking

• FIRST DAY HIKE at Grandfather Mountain State Park will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on the Lower Profile Trail. Hiking boots are strongly recommended for the 1.5-mile round-trip hike, which will start at 1 p.m. Bring water and snacks and meet at the Profile parking area, 4198 Hwy 105 South, in Banner Elk, N.C., at 1 p.m.

• NATURAL TUNNEL SUNRISE HIKE will begin at 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 1, a fee-free day at the park. The guided hike to the gazebo is a moderate 1.2-mile roundtrip. Meet at the Blockhouse Parking Lot. To learn more, call (276) 940-2674, email [email protected] or go online at dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel.

• NATURAL TUNNEL PURCHASE HIKE will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1, a fee-free day at the park. This moderate trail through the woods to the overlook is a 4-mile roundtrip. Meet at the Visitor Center. To learn more, call (276) 940-2674, email [email protected] or go online at dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel.

• NATURAL TUNNEL HIKE FOR TYKES will begin at 3 p.m. on Jan. 1, a fee-free day at the park. A scavenger hunt-themed hike ideal for children ages 3-10, this moderate trail is a half-mile roundtrip. Meet at the Visitor Center. To learn more, call (276) 940-2674, email [email protected] or go online at dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel.

Softball

CAMPS

• 6th WINTER SOFTBALL Hitting and Pitching camp is set for Jan. 25, from 9 a.m.-noon at RBI Tri-Cities, 604 Rolling Hills Dr., Johnson City. Go online at rbitricities.com to learn more.

Swimming

• LET’S GLOW SWIMMING PARTY, for ages 9-14, is set for Jan. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Bring your glow sticks at have a swimming good time with music and inflatables; KAC staff will supervise the event. Cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door; check-in begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (423) 343-9758 or go online at swimkingsport.com.

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