Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: April 15

Cap 8/GNRC Challenge?

Schools in the Cap 8 and the Greater Neuse River 4A conferences are trying to create a challenge event in basketball. Teams from the two conferences would be paired by projected league finish and they would play at a central site.

The proposed dates would be two games on Dec. 3, two games on Dec. 4 and four games on Dec. 5. Enloe may host the boys and Knightdale the girls during the first year.

The matchups at the top would have been good ones last year – Southeast Raleigh girls vs. Millbrook and eventual state champion Garner against Millbrook.

The format should create some early-season interest in high school basketball.

Registrations, tryouts open

▪  N.C. Hustle, a travel basketball team based in Knightdale, is looking for fifth-grade boys (11U) to play for the upcoming season. The fifth-graders practice in the Knightdale Baptist Church gym on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through June. For more information, contact Dexter Williams at 919-413-3014.

▪  Registration is now open for spring tennis for ages 7-12 with Zebulon Parks and Recreation. Classes are led by Brian Solik at Whitley Park and will begin Monday, April 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Call 919-823-0432 for more information.

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

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. For information email flowersplantation.com or call 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 philsflags@msn.com for more info.