Sports briefs: Sept. 8

September 5, 2013 

Sports registrations open

•  Zebulon Parks and Recreation youth kickball registration will run Sept. 9-20.

The program is open to students grades 3-5 and will meet Mondays from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14, 6:15-7:15 p.m. The cost is $5 per participant.

For more information, call 919-823-1815.

• Registration for Knightdale Parks and Recreation youth basketball for ages 9-17 is now open and will run through Sept. 15.

Ages are determined as of Jan. 1, 2013, and the cost is $37 for residents and $52 for non-residents.

Registration forms can be found online at and turned in by mail to Knightdale Parks and Recreation, 950 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC, 27545, or in the drop box next to the flag pole at Town Hall.

All payments must be included with registration forms. For more information, call Jay Chalk at 919-217-2231.

• Zebulon Parks and Recreation will hold two sessions of a youth lacrosse program on Thursdays this fall – the first Sept. 19-Oct. 24 and the second Oct. 31-Dec. 12.

The program will be led by coach James Riedel and is designed to teach the basics of the game. Sticks will be provided and no experience is necessary. The cost per session is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents.

For more information, call the Zebulon Community Center at 919-823-0432.

• Wendell Parks and Recreation is now registering for its 2013-14 youth basketball season.

Ages include boys ages 5-17 and girls ages 5-15 as of Jan. 1, 2014.

The cost is $45 for residents and $65 for nonresidents. There will be a $10 late charge for any participant who pays after the Sept. 26 registration deadline.

All late registrations are subject to availability. If an age group is full, a late registrant will be put on a wait list. Those on the wait list are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration can be completed at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., or online at for an additional $5 processing fee. Tentative draft dates are the start of the week of Oct. 14.

Players who are waiting to see if they make a middle school or high school basketball school team before registering to play parks and recreation hoops are asked to not register online. Instead, call Tim Kay at 919-366-2266, or email

• The deadline to register for a Zebulon Parks and Recreation introductory sports program for ages 3-5 is Oct. 1.

The program, instructed by Amy Scaggs, will run Wednesdays Oct. 9-30, 10-10:45 a.m. The cost is $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.

• Registration for the Zebulon Parks and Recreation 2013-14 youth basketball season will run Oct. 7-18.

Ages include boys ages 5-17 and girls ages 5-15 as of Jan. 1, 2014.

The cost is $40 for residents and $60 for nonresidents.

For more information, call Tim Hale at 919-823-1815.

•  Registration for the Tri-County Soccer Club fall season is now open for players ages 2-15.

For more information, visit or call Darin Dixon at 919-760-5126.

• Knightdale Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for its adult coed softball and kickball until the teams are filled.

The cost for softball is $35 per player and the cost for kickball is $25 per player.

For more information on the Knightdale programs, contact the parks and recreation department at 919-217-2231 or email Jay Chalk at

Fitness classes: Knightdale

•  Knightdale Parks and Recreation is now offering Wednesday night yoga classes at the Knightdale Clubhouse.

The classes will run 5:45-7 p.m. at a cost of $7 per class. Participants are asked to bring their own mat and bottled water.

For more information, call 919-217-2236.

• Mandy’s Aerobics is an ongoing class held at the Knightdale Recreation Center.

Class are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 to 9 a.m. (abs) and 9-10 a.m. (step/sculpt).

Classes also meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Sundays beginning at 6 p.m.

The cost is $5 per class, and all equipment is provided except for a mat or towel and water bottle.

For more information, call 217-2236.


The Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., has several offerings for those interested in exercising. For more information on the following programs, call the center at 919-366-2266.

• Total Body Fitness with Beth Narron is held Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Zumba is held Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

• Bootcamp Fitness Class with Beth Narron meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and another round of Total Body Fitness is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m.

• The community center weight room is open Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $10 per month for residents and $20 per month for nonresidents.


The Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave., has several offerings for those interested in exercise and health-related events. For more information on the following programs, call the center at 919-823-0432.

• Movin’ and Groovin’ in the Park, sponsored by Wake County Human Services and the Town of Zebulon, will be held Tuesdays Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The free sessions will be held at Zebulon Community Park and are open to all interested.

There will be 20-minute warm-ups followed by a community walk and cool down. There will also be youth activities led by Zebulon Parks and Recreation and 4H.

Music, door prizes and water will be provided.

• A six-week healthy weight loss series for ages 18 and older will be held on Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. beginning Oct. 1.

There is a 10 person minimum and 20 person limit for the series, and registration is require by Sept. 26.

The series will focus on how food and activity choices can help achieve lasting weight loss and, for some, lower blood pressure or better control diabetes.

Lydia Lloyd, a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist, will lead the group. Each participant will receive confidential, periodic assessments of their progress. The cost is $5 per person.

• A health fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-noon at the Zebulon Community Center.

The event will include retinal eye, diabetes, body fat and BMI screenings, blood pressure checks, fitness demonstrations and individual nutritional counseling.

• Kid’s Fitness for grades K-5 gives children an opportunity to learn more about fitness, exercise and healthy eating.

The class, instructed by Amy Scaggs, will consist of age-appropriate exercises (cardio and bodyweight muscle work), games that include moving and a short lesson on healthy eating.

There is a five-child minimum and 12-child maximum for the classes, which will meet Thursdays 4-5 p.m. The cost per month is $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.

• Zumba classes are offered Mondays and Wednesday 6-7 p.m. Yoga classes are held Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Strength training is offered Thursdays at 9 a.m., and trekking meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Use your get fit pass ($25 for residents and $30 for non-residents) or pay $5 per class.

• Senior aerobics are held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and cost $3 for Zebulon residents and $4 for out-of-town residents per visit. Senior walking group meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

•  Family gym time is offered Mondays 4-5:30 p.m. for children 15 and under with parental supervision. The sessions are free. Children ages 7-12 can take part in open gym on Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. for $1 per visit. Youth ages 13-17 can take part in open gym on Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m. for $1 per visit. And open gym for adults 18 and older is offered on Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. at a cost of $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents.

•  Karate classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 for Zebulon residents, $45 for out-of-town residents.

•  Senior cards time is held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. There is no cost.

•  Walking programs are offered Monday through Friday 7-11 a.m. There is no cost.

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