Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: Feb. 4

Warriors get needed road win

East Wake went on the road and earned an important 66-54 Greater Neuse 4A Conference win at Southeast Raleigh Friday night.

The Warriors were paced by Josh McLean and his 17 points and ended the night with four different players in double figures to move into sole possession of third place in the GNRC standings with a 7-3 mark in the league.

In the pivotal third quarter when East Wake (13-5) doubled up the Bulldogs 22-11, Tyler Burton, McLean and Josh Siler all hit from three-point range to help extend the lead to 18 points.

Southeast Raleigh, who won the first meeting between the two schools, managed to draw to within 10 points on a Malik Bullock layup with just over three minutes to go.

There was no getting over the hump for the Bulldogs, however, as Southeast Raleigh fell to 9-10 overall and 5-5 in the conference, tied with Rolesville in fourth place with four games to go in the regular season.

Leading Southeast Raleigh was David Thompson and his 15 points. John Baker IV added eight.

To go along with McLean’s 17 points, Siler went for 13, Quincy Jackson managed 11 and Ja’mel Coles added 10.

Compiled by correspondent Michael Held.

Spring registrations, tryouts



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iHeart 5K race

Both singles and couples can run in a fun and flowery race at noon on Feb. 7 at The Club at Flowers Plantation. The race will race money for Harbor House Women’s Shelter. The entry fee is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. Prizes will be available. Info: flowersplantation.com or Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.

USGA rules of golf seminars

The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) will hold its annual USGA Rules of Golf seminars in March. Area seminars will be held on March 11 at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham and on March 18 at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh. The seminars are free of charge to attendees, who will view a narrated computer presentation on the basics of the Rules of Golf followed by question and answer sessions. Seminars typically last between two hours. A free 2012-15 USGA Rules of Golf book will be distributed to all participants, and information on the Carolinas Golf Association will be available. Seminar attendees are encouraged to register at carolinasgolf.org/2015-seminars. Info: 910-673-1000 or admin@carolinasgolf.org.

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.

Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments

The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing tournaments have been set for the season. Events, which begin Feb. 28, are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email philsflags@msn.com for more info.

Fly fishing clinics planned

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a basic fly-fishing clinic 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.