East-West All-Star games
The rosters are set for the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star games in Greensboro. The games, which feature recent graduates, coincide with the annual NCCA meetings, also in Greensboro.
The boys and girls basketball games are July 18 at the Greensboro Coliseum, the boys and girls soccer games are July 19 at MacPherson Stadium at Bryan Park and the football game is July 20 at Grimsley High’s Jameison Stadium.
From the local area, Knightdale’s Mikaya Wilson is on the East girls basketball team; Corinth Holders’ Amanda Eckard is on the East girls soccer team; and Corinth Holders’ Pedro Segundo is on the East boys soccer team.
Youth football, cheer registrations open
▪ Knightdale Dragons Pop Warner football and cheer registration is open at knightdaledragons.org. Youth ages 5 to 15 are eligible for flag football, tackle football and cheer and there will be an unlimited weight class this year for ages 11 through 14. Check out the team page at facebook.com/knightdaledragons for updates. Registration will take place at the Knightdale Walmart July 16 and at Knightdale Dick’s Sporting Goods on other dates yet to be set. For more information, or if you want to coach, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Registration for the fall season for the Knightdale Football Association, a youth football and cheerleading organization that is a member of the East Wake Football League, is now available online. Visit knightdaleknights.org for more information.
Wildlife in N.C. Photo Contest
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 12th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p.m., Sept. 1. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees of Wildlife Commission, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses). Entrants must be either current magazine subscribers or younger than 18. Only photographs taken in North Carolina since Sept. 15, 2012 are eligible for the competition. The categories are birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates; wild landscapes: the peaks, valleys, plains and beaches of North Carolina; wild plants and fungi: wild-growing plants only, including their ﬂowers, leaves, fruits and other parts (absolutely no cultivated plants will be accepted); outdoor recreation: show how people interact with North Carolina’s natural world through activities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, ﬁshing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing; animal behavior: anything wild animals do, from everyday activities to interactions with other animals to unusual behavior; youth photographer, 13-17: any of the above subjects, shot by photographers under 18; and youth photographer, 12 and under: any of the above subjects, shot by children 12 and younger. Do not enter photos of animals that are both captive and non-native to North Carolina, but captive native animals are allowed. No pets or domestic will be accepted, with the exception of animals participating with people in an outdoor activity. The grand prize winner will have his or her photo published on the cover of the January/February 2017 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina and will receive a check for $200. All winning photographs will be published in the magazine and exhibited at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. First place in all categories pays $100; second place, $75; and third place, $50. The commission is accepting entries online only – no slides, negatives or prints will be accepted by mail. Entrants may submit a maximum of two photos per category. Each photo must be in JPEG format and no larger than 2 megabytes each. For additional rules and information, or to enter a photograph, go to www.ncwildlife.org/contest.