State Games High School Baseball Showcase
The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 17-21 at the USA Baseball Complex, N.C. State University, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen players from eight North Carolina regions against each other to battle it out in front of over 80 college and professional scouts for the gold, silver and bronze medals. Only high school underclassmen (2016-18 graduates) are eligible to participate. To register, view regional maps, view tryout dates & locations, or for other general information on the High School Baseball Showcase, please visit www.poweradestategames.org.
JUSA High School Girls Tryouts
Tryouts for the Johnston United Soccer Association’s 16U-up teams will be held April 25-26 from 3-5 p.m. at Clayton Middle School. Register for the tryout online at www.jusasoccer.org.
Free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
A free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at Clayton Community Park Field No. 3. Boys and girls (competing separately) in ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (as of July 17) will have the opportunity to compete in the first of four levels of competition. Later rounds include events at all 30 MLB parks, the national finals and the MLB All-Star Game. For info or to register visit mlb.com/kids and click on the Pitch Hit and Run header.
2015 Clayton Road Race
The Clayton 5K Road Race will be held Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Register by May 5 for just $20 or $30 thereafter. Race day registration is from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. The tot trot fee for ages 6 and under is $5. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons go to all of the participants in the 0.1-mile tot trot. Registration forms are available online, the Clayton Community Center, Town hall and the Hocutt-Ellington Library. The race begins and ends at Town Hall.
State Wiffle Ball Tournament
The 27th Annual state Wiffle Ball Championships will be held July 18-19 at Smithfield Community Park. Visit ncwiffleball.weebly.com or call Jeff Davis at 919-915-2280 for more info.
Trojan Challenge 5K moved to May 16
South Johnston High School has changed the dates of the Trojan Challenge 5K, a 5K obstacle course run. The event will now be held on May 16 at 9 a.m. on the school campus. The entry fee is $15 or $10 for students. Funds will benefit the South Johnston track and field programs. To register, visit the South Johnston High office for a form or contact Megan Jones at email@example.com.
Clayton Football Camp
The Clayton football camps will be held at Clayton High School June 22-23 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily for ages 6-8 and June 24-25 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily for ages 9-12. The cost is $40. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Randy Pinkowski. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Four sessions of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will be held at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test and attend all class sessions in full. The pre-course swim test includes a 300-yard swim with rhythmic breathing and breath control using freestyle or the breaststroke, a two-minute water tread using only your legs, and a distance swim after retrieving a brick in nine feet of water. The fee for the pre-course is $25. The class fee is $175-200. Classes are set for four days (including 20 hours of instruction) April 26 - May 3 and May 11-17. Sessions cannont be mixed. For times and other information, call 919-934-2148.
Clayton Cheerleading Camp
The Clayton cheerleading camp will be held at Clayton High School June 22-25 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 before June 1 or $65 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
Clayton Volleyball Camp
The Clayton girls volleyball camp will be held at Clayton High School July 13-16 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 per camper until April 30 and $75 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Marlon Lee. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
5K race training
Flowers Plantation’s Spring Couch to 5K will help participants train for a 5K race in a fun and supportive group. Registration covers group runs, informational sessions, training shirt, and entry into the annual Clayton Road Race 5K on May 9. Info: flowersplantation.com or Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.
Clayton girls basketball camp
The Clayton girls basketball camp will be held at Clayton High School June 15-18 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 per camper until April 30 and $75 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Marlon Lee. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
Clayton Baseball Camp
The Clayton baseball camp will be held at Clayton High School June 15-18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Stacey Houser. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
Clayton Boys Basketball School
The Clayton Boys Basketball School will be held at Clayton High School June 22-25 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Denny Medlin. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.
Piranha swim team tryouts
The Flowers Plantation swim team will hold tryouts on May 16. The season starts Memorial Day and ends in July. The recreational league team fosters fun, friendship and an opportunity to enjoy casual competitive swimming. Contact Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Swim lessons at The Club at Flowers Plantation
Private and group swim lessons are available at The Club at Flowers Plantation. Info: flowersplantation.com or Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.
Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments
The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing tournaments have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email email@example.com for more info.
2015 Horse Show Series
The Johnston County Horse Show Series offers fun and exciting shows while still maintaining a down home atmosphere that encourages family participation. The shows, mostly held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena near Smithfield, are open shows that welcome riders and horses/mules from all riding levels, breeds and disciplines. JCHSS offers classes in Halter, Western, Working Western, Hunters & Jumping, Dressage Suitability, Trail, Miniature equines, Driving and English. Classes are placed through eighth place with 21 championship divisions per show. Show dates for 2015 are April 11, May 31, June 27, Sept. 19, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14. A three-day show is also set for Aug. 7-9 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. A negative coggins test within one year is required. Info: visit blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com or contact Michelle McLaughlin at 919-934-1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarheel Seniors Golf Association
The Tarheel Seniors Golf Association will hold 16 events this year across the area this spring and summer with events at The Neuse, River Ridge, Falls Village, Bentwinds, 12 Oaks, Zebulon Country Club, Lochmere, Devils Ridge and Eagle Ridge. Entry fees are $30-40 per event, which are usually held on Mondays. Four flights of play are offered. Visit tarheelseniors.com or contact Jim Pearce at email@example.com or 919-215-7676 for more info.
Real Heroes Wrestling Club
Local high school wrestling coach Kristian Stewart is resuming the Real Heroes Wrestling Club in Johnston County. The club is for kids of all ages interested in amateur wrestling in N.C. Wrestling Association and other regional events. The club will meet at Corinth Holders High School. For info, contact Stewart at 919- or firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-365-4344.
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