Sports briefs

Sports briefs: Oct. 27

October 24, 2013 

Local named All American

While attending a football camp over the summer, Knightdale 15-year-old Mike McHale was named an Offense-Defense All American.

He was invited to participate in the eighth annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., as a result of his camp showing.

McHale, an offensive and defensive lineman for Wake Christian Academy, was selected for this honor from amongthousands of youths across the country.

The Offense-Defense All-American Showcase is part of a weeklong series of events including the eighth annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl – the All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country.

Sports registrations open

•  Registration for basketball and cheerleading with Corinth Community Recreation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the concession stand behind Corinth Holders Elementary School through Oct. 29.

The cost is $50 per child, and children in pre-K through 8th grade are welcome. All games are played at the Corinth Holders Elementary School gym.

For more information, visit or search CCR Pirates on Facebook.

•  Zebulon Parks and Recreation will hold a youth lacrosse program on Thursdays from Oct. 31-Dec. 12.

The program is 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 nonresidents.

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

Towns hold fitness classes


•  Knightdale Parks and Recreation now offers Katandi classes on Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road.

The cost is $5 per class for adults. Children age 15 or younger can attend for $3 or for free if accompanied by an adult.

Katandi West African Rhythmic Movement will focus on connecting with the rhythms of African drums while learning fundamental and traditional movements derived from Guinea, Mali and Senegal.

•  The Knightdale Recreation Center is offering several fitness opportunities for children ages 2-5.

KINDERTOT, for 2 year olds, meets Thursdays 3-3:30 p.m. at a cost of $35 per month (four sessions). The program is designed to develop gross motor skills, movement creativity, physical development and body awareness, while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs.

KINDERDANCE, for 3-5 year olds, meets Thursdays 2-2:45 p.m. at a cost of $42 per month. This is a developmental dance, movement and fitness program taught on three levels. It teaches the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics and creative movement while blending educational concepts.

KINDERGYM, for 3-5 year olds, meets Wednesdays 4-4:30 p.m. at a cost of $35 per month. This is a developmental floor gymnastics program with emphasis on social and gross motor development, physical fitness and movement education, while learning numbers, colors, shapes and words. For more information or to register for one of the programs, Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court, or call owner/instructor Elizabeth Littleton at 919-274-7055.

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

The classes run from 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 8:30-9 a.m. (abs) and 9-10 a.m. (step/sculpt).

Classes also meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 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 919-217-2236.


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.

•  Boot camp 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 to Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost for all members is $10 per month.


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.

•  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, consists of age-appropriate exercises (cardio and body weight 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 from 4-5 p.m. The cost per month is $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.

•  Zumba classes are offered Mondays and Wednesday from 6 to 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 nonresidents) 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 younger 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 for free Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

•  Free walking programs are offered Monday through Friday 7-11 a.m.

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