Smithfield: Sports

Sports Notes: Dec. 13

Archer Lodge Fire 10U tryouts

The Archer Lodge Fire, a new 10U select baseball team, will hold tryouts from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Archer Lodge ball field (14009 Buffalo Road, Clayton). Ages 8-10 are invited to participate. For more info, visit archerlodge.org or contact Tom Dolinshek at 586-419-9776 or John York at 919-398-8331.

Indoor youth soccer at UNC Pembroke

The UNC Pembroke men’s soccer team will host an indoor soccer tournament for ages 10-18 from Jan. 12-17. A $200 entry fee is due along with the application by Jan. 9 with the teams being accepted on a first paid basis only. The format of the tournament secures each team three matches with a preliminary round robin format with teams advancing into semifinals and finals. Five players and a keeper are allowed for U10-U14 teams with U16-U18 teams playing with four players and a goalie. For more info, contact Sean Brennan at 910-775-4115 or email sean.brennan@uncp.edu.

Basic Fly-Fishing Clinics

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a basic, one-day fly-=fishing clinic Jan. 2, Jan. 16 and Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The Joan Wulff method of fly-casting will be taught along with instruction on fly-fishing equipment and knot-tying. The clinic is opened to ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult). Each clinic is limited to 40 participants. The fee is $5, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.

Intermediate Fly-Fishing Clinic

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a one-day fly fishing clinic on Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The clinic will introduce participants to line-hand, false casting, casting on all planes and the shooting line. The clinic is opened to ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult). The clinic is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $5, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.

Boy Scout Fly-Fishing Clinic

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a two-day fly fishing merit badge clinic Feb. 27-28 at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. Overnight camping is available, beginning Feb. 26. The clinic is opened to active Boy Scouts ages 11 and older. The fee is $5 per scout, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.

Pinehurst Junior Shootout set

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) will hold the Pinehurst Junior Shootout at Pinehurst No. 5 Jan. 30-31 for youth golfers ages 8-18. For more info, visit www.hjgt.org.

Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments

The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email philsflags@msn.com for more info.

Swim Lessons at Flowers Plantation

Private and group swim lessons are available at The Club at Flowers Plantation. For more info, visit flowersplantation.com or contact Anndria Throne at 919-553-1984, ext. 201.

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