North Raleigh: Sports

Sports Notes, Jan.21

Redhawks registration

The North Raleigh Redhawks rugby team has opened registration for the spring 2015 semester. Boys and girls from pre-K to 12th-grade are invited to join. Younger age groups play non-contact/touch, while the older groups play tackle. For details, go to

Team Go HARD

Team Go HARD will host open tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ basketball teams from 1:30 to 3:30 Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Teen Center, 124 Luther Road, Raleigh. There is a $10 registration fee. For details, call 919-349-3681.

Karate classes

Karate Kenpo classes are offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for youth, and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for adults, at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Monthly fee is $45. The instructor is Bill Parsons of the Triangle Kenpo Institute.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the tennis courts at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a perforated plastic ball and wood paddles. It is easy to learn but can develop into a competitive game for experienced players.

For information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at