Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: Feb. 11

Spring registrations, tryouts open

•  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



•  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



•  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, an eastern Wake County travel basketball program, will host workouts for ages 13 and under (as of Aug. 31) from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday through Feb. 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


. NC Hustle will begin practicing at Knightdale Baptist Church on Sundays in February and weeknights starting in March. Beginning Feb. 8, grades 4-6 will practice 4-5:30 p.m. (


); seventh grade from 5:30-7:15 p.m. (


); and grades 10-11 from 7:15-9 p.m. (


). Grades 2-3 will begin practice in March (



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.