Smithfield: Sports

Sports Notes

Garner High School Hall of Fame Banquet

The 2014 Garner High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Anfesa’s Grand Marquise Ballroom. Tickets, which include dinner, are $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Garner Trojan Club. Tickets are available at the high school, the Garner Chamber of Commerce and from any Trojan Club board member. The 2014 class is former teacher/coach James R. Farris, football standout John Leach (class of 1990) and standout athlete Raymond Lynn Miller (class of 1973).

Concussion testing in Smithfield

Baseline concussion testing for athletes will be available this spring at Smithfield-Selma High and Neuse Charter School. Advanced Physical Therapy of Smithfield will offer the test with no fee. Students must have signed parental consent to take the test, which will be available April 29 at SSS and May 21 at Neuse Charter. For more information, call Dr. Daniel Skulavik at 919-300-5040.

Summer youth basketball program

The Johnston County Youth Development Basketball League will offer a summer program, partnering with Networks Basketball to provide sessions of basketball and life-skills development. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 23-24 and July 7-8 bat locations in Clayton and Smithfield. The cost is $55 per player. An exhibition night of play will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. For more information or to register, email or call 919-934-2005.

Trojan Club Superball Tournament

The Garner Trojan Club will hold its Hall of Fame Superball Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at River Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $70 per person or $280 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. For more information or to register, visit or contact Ricky Harris at or 919-868-9072.

Johnston Horse Show Series for 2014

The Johnston County Horse Show Series dates for 2014 are set. These shows are open to all riding disciplines and equine breeds. Dates for 2014 are May 10, June 28, Aug. 9-10 (at Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh), Sept. 20, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. For more information, visit, email or call 919-934-1344.

Hunter Horse Shows for 2014

The Johnston County Hunter Horse Show Series dates for 2014 are May 24, June 14, Sept. 6 and Nov. 8. All riding disciplines and equine breeds are welcome. For more information, visit, email or call 919-934-1344.