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Sports Notes

Johnston Rotary Golf Classic

The 24th annual Four Oaks Bank Rotary Golf Classic presented by Chick-fil-A will be held April 19 at the Country Club of Johnston County. The four-person superball event begins with a noon start. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for Johnston County students presented by the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County. Pre- and post-round meals will be served and prizes awarded to the top finishing teams and other individual awards. For more info, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Corina Knott at or 252-412-1387.

Pitch, Hit and Run

The Greater Cleveland Athletic Association will hold a free MLB-sponsored Pitch, Hit and Run competition at 1:30 p.m. on May 5. For more info, send an email to

Johnston County Tennis Championships

The Johnston County Tennis Championships for levels 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 will be held June 14-16 at Smithfield Community Park and Smithfield-Selma High School.. Entry fees are $20 for singles players and $30 for doubles teams. Proceeds will be donated the breast cancer charities. To enter, contact Milton Price at 919-268-8403 or

Wayne County 9U baseball team

The Wayne County Strike Eagles 9U baseball team is looking for players. For info, contact Jerry Forbis at 919-429-0327 or

N.C. Team Tournament Bass Trail

The Boats Unlimited N.C. Team Tournament Bass Trail is open for the spring season. There will be seven events and a championship event on June 22 at Falls Lake. Teams must compete in at least four events to be eligible for the championship and the $10,000 championship prize. For info, visit or contact tournament director Phil McCarson at 919-471-1571 or

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour events in area

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) will hold a regional event in the Triangle this spring. The tournament is scheduled for April 27-28 at the Lonnie Poole Course on the N.C. State campus. For more info, visit, call (904)-379-2697 or email

Johnston Horse Show Series

The Johnston County Horse Shoe Series events will be held April 20, May 25, June 29, Aug. 3-4 (at Hunt Horse Complex), Sept. 21, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena in Smithfield. Rings open at 8:30 for all events. Johnston County HUNTER Horse Series shows are Feb. 16, April 13, May 11, June 8, Sept. 7 and Nov. 9 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. For more info, or

Local basketball camp scholarships offered

Wake Electric is accepting applications from middle-school students for scholarships to summer basketball camps on two of the state’s largest campuses: the Kellie Harper Basketball Academy at N.C. State (Aug. 1-4) and the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (June 15-19) through March 29. Students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade are eligible to apply. Applicants sponsored by Wake Electric must live in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Vance, Granville, Nash or Franklin counties but do not have to live in households served by Wake Electric in order to win. More information and applications, which are judged on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay, is at or by contacting Wake Electric at or (919) 863-6312.


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