Garner Cleveland: Sports

Sports Notes: July 31

Tennis lessons at Flowers Plantation

Sean Carr, the new tennis pro at Flowers Plantation, is now offering tennis lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. The cost is $50. Register online at

South Johnston Trojan Middle School Volleyball Camp

The 2016 South Johnston Trojan Middle School Volleyball Camp for girls entering grades 5-8 this fall will be held Aug. 8-10 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at the South Johnston High School gym. South Johnston coach Matthew Adams will lead the camp staff. The camp fee is $50 per player. Registration forms are available online at or in the South Johnston High office.

Flag Football at Flowers

Flowers Plantation is offering flag football for ages 7-12 for $40 per player. Games are played on Saturdays; each age groun will have a separate practice time. Visit or call 919-553-1984.

Cheerleading at Flowers Plantation

Cheerleading for ages 3-12 is being offered by Flowers Plantation. The fee of $140 includes a personal uniform fitting, coaching and pom-poms. Visit or call 919-553-1984.

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 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 activ ities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing, animal behavior: Anything wild animals do, from every day 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

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, go to online.

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