Sports briefs

Sports briefs: Dec. 11

December 11, 2013 

Baseball tryouts

Tryouts for an age 9-10 baseball team will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 and 22, on Carver Elementary Field 1, 291 Liles Dean Road, Wendell.

This is a parent-run program with the support of Wendell Parks and Recreation. Teams will practice and play on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, email

FrostBite Open

Because of the threat of rain, Wendell Country Club has rescheduled its annual “FrostBite Open” golf tournament for 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.

The tournament will be a two-person superball event. A lunch will be served after completion of play on Saturday’s round.

The field is limited to the first 60 paid teams. The cost is $50 for members, $65 for guests. An additional skins game will be held for Saturday and Sunday’s round.

For more information, call 919-365-7337.

Soccer registration open

The Tri-County Soccer Club is now accepting registration for 2-to-10-year-olds. Open tryouts for the challenge teams will be held Dec. 8.

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

Mudcats shift home start times

The Carolina Mudcats have announced their Carolina League schedule for 2014, along with time changes for home games at Five County Stadium.

Most Mudcats home games will begin at 7 p.m. , with Saturday games beginning at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Five County Stadium will also host five day games at either 11 a.m. or noon.

For the third straight year, the Mudcats will open the season at home. Opening Day is set for April 3, when the Mudcats host the Potomac Nationals in a four-game series. The Mudcats will also have home games on Easter (April 20) against the Frederick Keys and Memorial Day (May 26) against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The team will celebrate Independence Day with three spectacular fireworks displays beginning July 3 (vs. Lynchburg), and continuing July 4th and 5th (vs. Salem).

Five County Stadium will host 11 Fireworks Fridays and 33 weekend games overall. Fans can expect another great fireworks extravaganza after each Friday home game, and special fireworks shows on Sunday, May 25 and August 31, with 6 p.m. start times.

The 140-game schedule features 70 home games in all.

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 ages 3-5, 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 ages 3-5, 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.

• Zumba classes are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Knightdale Community Pool Clubhouse. $5 per class, pay at time of class.

•  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 6-7 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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