Garner Cleveland: Sports

Sports Notes: May 8

Free Tennis Clinics

Free tennis clinics with Smithfield-Selma High tennis coach James Reid will be held June 11 and July 9 in Smithfield. The June 11 clinic is for ages 5-at the Smith Collins Park tennis courts. The July 9 clinic is a family tennis day at the Smithfield Community Park courts. Both clinics start at 9 a.m. and run for 90 minutes. Some racquets will be available for use.

N.C. State Coaches Caravan

The Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan will make an area stop in Wilson on Wednesday, May 18. The event will feature appearances by State coaches Dave Doreen, Mark Gottfried and Wes Moore and will be held at the Wilson County Agriculture Center at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and under. A meal will be served and raffle prizes will be available. The deadline to register is May 11. For info, wolfpackclub.com/caravan or contact Will Pridgen at 919-865-1461 or will.pridgen@wolfpackclub.com.

State Wiffle Ball Tournament

The 28th annual N.C. State Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held July 16-17 on the Smithfield Community Park soccer fields. For more info, visit ncwiffleball.weebly.com or call Jeff Davis at 919-915-2280.

JUSA starting Academy program for U9, U10 age groups

The Johnston United Soccer Association is announcing the JUSA Academy program for U9 and U10 programs. The Academy program keeps the focus on individual development with no scores, results or standings in the academy program. Players will be able to shift from team-to-team to match their level of development and progress. All players are part of the Academy team and not an individual unit in the Academy. Assessments for players will be held May 16-17. For more information visit jusasoccer.org online.

Sprint Triathlon training

Flowers Plantation will host a beginners triathlete program for anyone interested in training for a sprint triathlon in September. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Flowers Plantation. The cost is $75-100. For more info, contact Kurt Bienias at 919-553-1984.

Deacon Jones RAM Pro-Am

The inaugural Deacon Jones RAM Pro-Am tournament will be held on at 11 a.m. on May 13 at the Country Club of Johnston County. The event will consist of one best ball net and one best ball gross combined from teams with one pro and three amateurs. Neal Lancaster and Gus Ulrich are among the pros scheduled to compete. The event will help fund the start of a First Tee of the Triangle program for Johnston County. The entry fee is $65 for pros and amateurs. Contact the Country Club at 919-934-4544. The purse is $3,000 and lunch will be provided.

2016 Clayton 5K Road Race

The 2016 Clayton 5K Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in downtown Clayton. Awards will go to the first three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants in the 0.1-mile Tot Trot. Register at the Clayton Community Center or online at townofclayton.org. The entry fee is $25 before April 22, $35 from April 23 until May 11 and $40 the day of the race. The Tot Trot fee (ages 6 and under) is $5. For more info, call 919-553-1550.

Adult Kickball League

Flowers Plantation will host an adult kickball league on Sundays, starting May 15. The cost is $25-35. For more info, contact Kurt Bienias at 919-553-1984.

Garner High Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

The annual Garner Trojan Club Hall of Fame Superball Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 6, at River Ridge. The event begins with an 11 a.m. shotgun start and the fee is $75 per person, which covers all golf fees, a BBQ dinner and prize eligibility. Mulligan packages will be available for $15. Hole sponsorships are also available. For info, contact Brett Kieft at bkieft@cisco.com or 919-349-0472.

Clayton Comet Cheerleading Camp

The Clayton Comet Cheerleading Camp will be held June 4-5 at Clayton High School. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 6-14, is from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 4 and from 1-4 p.m. on June 5. Clayton High School cheerleading coaches will be the lead instructors. The cost is $50-60. Pick up a brochure in the Clayton High School main office or call 919-553-4064 for more information.

Lifeguard training classes in Smithfield

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Training this spring. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test, attend 100 percent of the classes in your session, and not mix sessions. The fee is $200-225. (A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due with each application.) Contact the SRAC for swim test requirements.

Class dates are: Monday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.; Friday, May 13, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, 1-7 p.m.

Class sizes are limited, so sign up early. For info, contact Aquatics Supervisor Laura Crumpler at 919-934-1408.

Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments

The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events have been set for the 2016 season and run from March through June. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. The PBC Spring Opens and Invitational tournaments start Feb. 27 at Shearon Harris and run through June. New this year are events for boats with 150 horsepower or less and aluminum boats with 115 horsepower or less. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or contact Phil McCarson at philsflags@msn.com or 919-971-5042 for more info.

Clayton Baseball Camp

The Clayton Baseball Camp will be held June 14-17 at Andy Pleasant Field on the campus of Clayton High School. Camp is open to boys ages 8-15 and runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. Clayton High baseball coach Stacey Houser will lead the camp staff. The cost is $75. Pick up a brochure in the Clayton High School main office or call 919-553-4064 for more information.

Clayton Boys Basketball School

The Clayton Boys Basketball School will be held June 27-30 on the campus of Clayton High School. Camp is open to boys ages 9 to rising high school freshman and runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. Clayton High coach Denny Medlin will lead the camp staff. The cost is $50-75. Pick up a brochure in the Clayton High School main office or call 919-553-4064 for more information.

Clayton Volleyball Camp

The Clayton Volleyball Camp will be held July 11-14 on the campus of Clayton High School. Camp is open to girls ages 7-15 and runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. Clayton High coach Marlon Lee will lead the camp staff. The cost is $50-75. Pick up a brochure in the Clayton High School main office or call 919-553-4064 for more information.

Clayton Comet Girls Basketball Camp

The Clayton Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 20-23 on the campus of Clayton High School. Camp is open to girls ages 7-15 and runs from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Clayton High coach Marlon Lee will lead the camp staff. The cost is $50-75. Pick up a brochure in the Clayton High School main office or call 919-553-4064 for more information.

Exercise Classes in Clayton

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and fees, visit townofclaytonnc.org online.

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