Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: Jan. 25

Spring registrations, tryouts

•  T-ball, baseball and softball registrations are now available with Wendell Parks and Recreation. Leagues include T-ball for children ages 3-4; coach pitch for children ages 5-6; baseball for boys ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14; and softball for girls ages 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Fees for ages 3-6 are $25 for Wendell residents or $45 for non-residents; and fees for ages 7-14 are $45 for residents, $65 for non-residents. To register, go to



•  Archer Lodge Community Center will host registration for spring soccer through Jan. 28 for $55, with late registration Jan. 29-31 for $75. Practice begins Feb. 23, and the spring season runs March 7 through April 18, excluding the weekend of April 5. The spring tournament for ages 6-8 and 9-13 will be April 25. For details, go to



•  Youth baseball registration for ages 4-12 (as of May 1) with the Archer’s Lodge Community Center is open until Jan. 28. Spaces are limited. Register or find more info online at



•  Spring recreational soccer registration is now open with the East Wake Soccer Association. East Wake Soccer offers recreational soccer for children ages 4-16. For more information about the league and how to register visit



•  T-ball, baseball and softball registrations are now available with Zebulon Parks and Recreation. Leagues include T-ball for children ages 3-4 and 5-6; coach pitch for boys ages 7-8; baseball for boys ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14; softball coach pitch for girls ages 7-8; and softball for girls ages 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Fees for ages 4-6 are $30 for Zebulon residents or $50 for non-residents; and fees for ages 7-14 are $40 for residents, $60 for non-residents. Registrations will be held through Jan. 30 at the Zebulon Town Hall and Zebulon Community Center.

•  TriCounty Futbol Club is accepting registration for the spring season. The soccer club is available at TCFCNC.com or through Darin or Stephanie Dixon at 919-760-5126.

•  NC Hustle Basketball in Knightdale will host workouts for ages 13 and under (as of Aug. 31) from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday Feb. 1 to 22 at Knightdale Baptist Church, 15 Main St., Knightdale. Participants are advised to bring a basketball and $10 for gym rental. For details, email Kelly Fox at



Fly fishing clinics planned

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer four basic fly-fishing clinics Jan. 31 and Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center ponds in Fayetteville. The Wildlife Commission designed the clinics for participants who have limited or no experience fly fishing. Instructors will teach the basics of fly-casting. They also will teach multiple fly-casting techniques, including on-the-water instruction. Two additional clinics for Boy Scouts who want to earn fly-fishing merit badges are scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 14. Clinics are limited to 30 people each, and registration at www.ncwildlife.org/learning is required. A registration fee of $5 for each participant will be collected the morning of the clinic by the Fayetteville Cumberland County Parks and Recreation Department. For more info, 910-868-5003 or kris.smith@ncwildlife.org.

Youth-only waterfowl hunt

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only waterfowl hunt on Jan. 31 on Currituck Sound. The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is close of business, Jan. 15. Permits can be purchased at any wildlife service agent location, online at www.ncwildlife.org or by calling 1-888-248-6834. The hunt is for ages 12-15. Youth hunters must hold hunter education certification to participate in this permit hunt. During the hunt, the youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult. The adult is not allowed to hunt and does not need a permit. Both the youth and accompanying adult must attend a mandatory orientation session on Jan. 30. The check-in, dinner, and orientation will be held Jan. 30 – one day before the hunt – at the Hampton Lodge on Waterlily Road in Coinjock. The Currituck Waterfowl Association will provide boats, life vests, decoys and guides for the hunt. Youth hunters must bring their own shotguns and steel shot. Info: B.B. Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.