Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: Aug. 16

Registrations open

▪  Archer Lodge has several remaining openings for fall youth baseball: two open spots for the 7-8 age group, one spot for the 9-10 age group, and four openings in the 11-12 age group. Ages are determined as of May 1, 2016. To register, visit archerlodge.org, or call 919-550-6220.

▪  Zebulon Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for fall youth baseball, softball and soccer programs. Baseball and softball is offered for ages 7-14 and soccer is offered for ages 4-10. The cost is $40 for Zebulon residents and $60 for non-residents. Registration can be completed at Zebulon Town Hall in the parks and recreation office, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., and also at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave. For more information, call 919-823-0432.

▪  The United Soccer Club, formerly the Tri-County Futbol Club, is currently looking for girls to compete in the U11 girls challenge age group. Registration for the club’s fall season is also open for recreational soccer for ages 2-12. For more information, contact coach Darin Dixon at soccercoachddd@gmail.com.

▪  SOSA Futbol Club, contracted with Wendell Parks and Recreation, is accepting registration for the fall soccer season. The fall recreation league is for ages 4-8. For more information, visit sosaacademyfutbol.com, email sosafc2011@gmail.com, or call coach Sam Owoh at 919-673-2546.

▪  Registration is now open for the Knightdale Dragons Pop Warner football and cheer and dance season. The organization welcomes players and cheerleaders ages 5-15. Practices begin Aug. 1 at Good Hope Baptist Church on Smithfield Road and games will follow starting Aug. 29. All home games are played at East Wake Middle School. For more information or to register online visit knightdaledragons.org.

▪  The Wendell Rams youth football and cheerleading organization is now accepting registration for the fall season. For more information, call 919-291-8985.

▪  Fall recreational soccer registration for ages 4-14 is now open for the East Wake Soccer Association. For more information or to register, visit eastwakesoccer.org.

Falconry workshop

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an Introduction to Falconry workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey, with strict state and federal requirements in place for owning a raptor and hunting with it. Participants at the workshop will learn about raptor identification, anatomy and care of raptors, the history of falconry, bird training and falconry equipment. Trained raptors will be on hand. A $35 advance registration fee covers the workshop and lunch. Space is limited. The minimum age for participation is 12 and anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For info or to register: www.ncfg.org.

Heart course open to coaches

The National Federation of State High School Associations has developed a course for coaches on sudden cardiac arrest.

There is no fee to take the 15-minute course through the NFHS Learning Center at nfhslearn.com/courses.

The course educates coaches, students, parents and others about sudden cardiac arrest, how to recognize its warning signs and symptoms, and the appropriate course of action to be taken if a player collapses during physical activity.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood.

The federation also offers a free concussion course.

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 919-365-4344 or kristianstewart@johnston.k12.nc.us.com.

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 jpearce919@nc.rr.com or 919-215-7676 for more info.

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