Sports Notes

June 27, 2014 

Basketball skill development in Johnston County

Johnston County Youth Development Basketball League is partnering with networksbasketball.com and volunteer youth basketball coaches across Johnston County for eight hours of basketball and life skill development this summer. The program will be held on July 7 and July 8 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. each night. The cost is $55. For more info, email kingdombuildersfellowship@yahoo.com.

South Johnston Trojan Softball Camp

The South Johnston Trojan Softball Camp for ages 9-14 will be held June 30 until July 2 on the campus of South Johnston High School from 9 a.m. until noon daily. South High head coach Mickey Bridgers will direct the camp staff. Registration forms are available in the South Johnston High main office. For info, call 919-262-6402.

Clayton Boys Basketball School

The Clayton Boys Basketball School will be held June 30 until July 3 at Clayton High School from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Ages 9 up to rising freshmen are eligible for the camp and the fee is $75. The camp staff will be led by Clayton High boys basketball head coach Denny Medlin. Registration info is available in the Clayton High office or online at Johnston.k12.nc.us.com/chs under athletics.

Thunder Basketball Camp

The Thunder Basketball Camp is a co-ed camp focused on fundamentals and skill development. It will be held June 30 until July 3 for ages 7-15 in conjuction with the Selma Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $40 per camper and includes a camp T-Shirt. Register by June 16. Call 919-975-1411 for info.

McGee’s Athletic Association Pitching and Catching Camp

The McGee’s Athletic Association Pitching and Catching Camp is scheduled for June 30 until July 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at McGee’s Crossroads Middle School. The camp is open to ages 9-14 and the fee is $60 per camper or $100 for two kids from the same family. West Johnston High head baseball coach Joey Worley will lead the camp staff. Applications are available at gomcaa.com under downloads or via email from josephworley@johnston.k12.nc.us.

SRAC Summer Camp

Art, swimming, sports and outdoor fun will be available during the Smithfield SRAC Summer Camps for ages 5-12 during eight different weekly sessions. Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily, July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 and 11-15. The cost is $100-125. Children need to bring two snacks, a lunch, a swimming suit and a towel each day. Call 919-934-2148 or visit smithfield-nc.com for more info.

Smithfield Cheerleading Camp

A cheerleading camp for grades 1-6 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center is planned for July 28-30 from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $50, payable to camp director Jessica Brank. For more info, email brankncs@gmail.com.

Cleveland Rams Softball Camp

The Cleveland Rams Softball Camp will be held July 7-10 at the Cleveland High softball complex. Camp for ages 5-14 runs from 9 a.m. until noon daily and the cost is $80 per player. Registration forms are available in the Cleveland High main office or from jamielee@johnston.k12.nc.us.

Clayton High School Volleyball Camp

The Clayton High School Volleyball Camp will be held July 7-10 at Clayton High School from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Ages 8-15 are eligible for the camp and the fee is $75. The camp staff will be led by Clayton High head volleyball coach Marlon Lee. Registration info is available in the Clayton High office or online at Johnston.k12.nc.us.com/chs under athletics.

Smithfield Volleyball Camp

The Smithfield Volleyball Camp will be held July 7-10 for girls ages 8-14. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily and the fee is $60 per camper. Former Clemson University player and SSS coach Kim Smith will lead the camp staff. Checks should be made out to Coach Smith. Call 919-934-2148 or visit smithfield-nc.com for more info.

Spartan Football Camp

The Spartan Football Camp will be held at Smithfield-Selma High School July 7-8 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. nightly. The camp staff will be led by SSS head coach David Lawhon. For info, visit smithfield-nc.com under Parks and Recreation or call Coach Lawhon at 919-934-5191.

Spartans Baseball Camp

The Spartans Baseball Camp for ages 7-14 will be held from 9 a.m. until noon daily July 7-10 at Spartan Field on the campus of Smithfield-Selma High School. SSS athletic director and former baseball player Chase Crocker will lead the camp staff. The fee is $65 and payable to the SSS Dugout Club. Call 919-934-2148 or visit smithfield-nc.com for more info.

Corinth Holders Summer Baseball Camp

The second annual Corinth Holders Summer Baseball Camp will be held July 7-10 at Corinth Holders High School. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Corinth Holders High head baseball coach Adam Weaver will direct the camp staff. Registration forms are available in the school office, downloaded from the school website or via email adamweaver@johnston.k12.nc.us.

Triangle Sportscaster Camp

The sixth annual Triangle Sportscaster Camp will be held July 22-24 in Raleigh. This day-camp teaches the fundamental cores to a career in play-by-play and anchoring in the world of sports broadcasting. Campers receive hands-on instruction and training from nearly a dozen major college/pro sports announcers/TV sportscasters from across the state. The camp is directed by Durham Bulls and regional TV play-by-play broadcaster Patrick Kinas. The camp fee is $425 and is open to boys and girls ages 14-22. Registration is available at www.trianglesportscastercamp.com or call 919-291-7918. Spaces are limited.

Smithfield Soccer Camp

The Smithfield Soccer Camp for ages 5-14 will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. daily from July 14-17 at the Smithfield Community Park soccer fields. The fee is $50 per camper. Steve Brush, a nationally certified coach, will lead the camp staff, which also includes Princeton High coach Morgan Brush, a former college player, and Amber Brush, a current player at Barton. Payment should be made out to Steve Brush. Call 919-934-2148 or visit smithfield-nc.com for more info.

Smithfield Railhawks Elite Technique Training

Soccer players looking for additional elite-level off-season training can join the RailHawks Elite Technique Off-Season East program at Smithfield Community Park this summer. Training for U9-U18 players of all levels will be offered. Challenge and rec-level training will be for five sessions and Classic-level training will be offered for 10 sessions. Training will be offered through July 16 and led by Sam Stockley, director of RailHawks Elite Technique, and other members of the RailHawks coaching staff. For more info, visit carolinarailhawks.com and search for the off-season east program.

Multi-sport Camps in Clayton

A Multi-sport camp featuring flag football, baseball/T-ball, basketball and soccer will be held for two sessions (July 14-18 and Aug. 18-22) at the Clayton Community Center. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. This Sports Camp is for beginners, intermediate and slightly advanced athletes. These five days of camp will teach and expose an aspiring athlete to fundamental knowledge of the area’s most popular sports. Also, the camp will teach cross training activities and personal fitness exercises to best prepare your athlete for their upcoming sports seasons. The early registration fee is $115 (three weeks before) or $150 thereafter. Additional siblings can attend for $75 each. For info: 919-553-1550.

Cleveland Rams Cheerleading Camp

The Cleveland Rams Cheerleading Camp for ages 5-14 will be held July 28-31 on the Cleveland High School campus. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily and the fee is $80 per camper. Registration forms are available in the Cleveland High main office or from jamielee@johnston.k12.nc.us.

North Johnston Basketball Camp

The North Johnston High Summer Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13 will be held July 22-24 in the North Johnston gym. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily and the cost is $50 per camper. Registration forms are available at North Johnston High’s main office or via email at nicoledavis@johnston.k12.nc.us.

Junior tennis camps

A junior tennis camp for ages 11-17 for all levels will be held July 28-31 at the South Garner Tennis Courts. The camp will consist of stroke drills, conditioning, game and match play. Camp is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily and the fee is $125-140. A camp for ages 6-10 will be held from 9-11 a.m. on July 28-31 as well. The cost is $90-115. For more info, 919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov.

South Johnston Trojan Volleyball Camp

The South Johnston Trojan Volleyball Camp will be held July 28-30 on the campus of South Johnston High School from 9 a.m. until noon daily. South High head coach Matthew Adams will direct the camp staff. Registration forms are available in the South Johnston High main office. For info, call 919-894-3146.

Cleveland Rams Football Camp

The Cleveland Rams Football Camp for ages 5-14 will be held July 28-30 on the Cleveland High School campus. Camp is from 3-6 p.m. daily and the fee is $80 per camper. Registration forms are available in the Cleveland High main office or via email jamielee@johnston.k12.nc.us.

Weekly basketball camps at J.D. Lewis Center

Summer basketball camps will be offered at the J.D. Lewis Center in Raleigh now through early August. Weekly skills camps are offered for boys and girls at a cost of $100-150 a week for a day camp that runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Track out basketball skills camps are also scheduled for $150 each week. For more info, visit jdlyouthcamps.com or email info@jd-lewis-center.com.

Wildcat Club Golf Outing

The annual Wildcat Club Golf Outing to benefit the West Johnston High School athletic programs will be held at 1p.m. on Friday, July 18, at Reedy Creek Golf Course. The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 a team and covers all golf fees, a meal and prize eligibility. For info, David Mundy at 919-369-8130 or dmundy@sshopper.com.

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 June 28, Aug. 9-10 (at Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh), Sept. 20, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. For more information, visit blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com, email Johnston.county.horse.show@gmail.com or call 919-934-1344.

J.D. Lewis Youth Summer High School Basketball League

Registration for the J.D. Lewis High School Summer League is open until Aug. 8. The cost is $50 per player. Play begins Aug. 10. For more info, visit jdlyouthcamps.com or email info@jd-lewis-center.com.

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 jocoyouthbasketball@gmail.com or call 919-934-2005.

Hunter Horse Shows for 2014

The Johnston County Hunter Horse Show Series dates for 2014 are June 14, Sept. 6 and Nov. 8. All riding disciplines and equine breeds are welcome. For more information, visit blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com, email Johnston.county.horse.show@gmail.com or call 919-934-1344.

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