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RED OAK -- Coach Grover  Battle will host the annual Northern Nash Knights Basketball Camp from June 10-13 at the NNHS Gymnasium.

All ages are welcome. Cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt and shorts.

The event will run from 5:45-8:15 p.m. each day. Participants can either register in advance or show up on the opening day of the camp.

For more information, contact Northern Nash High School at (252) 937-9040.

POST 58: The Coleman-Pitt Post 58 Senior Legion baseball team has opened its season with a 10-5 victory against Apex Post 124.

Northern Nash’s Derrick Carter was the winning pitcher.

Next up for Post 58 is a meeting with Randolph County Post 45 this Friday at the Garner Post 232 Tournament in Wake County.

The contest will begin at 7 p.m. at Garner Magnet High School.

STATE SOCCER: Here are the final scores from last weekend’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Girls State Soccer Championships at Dail Soccer Field on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh:

• Class 1-A -- Lake Norman Charter 6, Raleigh Charter 3 (Overtime)
• Class 2-A -- Swansboro 3, South  Iredell 0
• Class 3-A -- Cardinal Gibbons 3, Hickory St. Stephen’s 0
• Class 4-A -- Green Hope 2, Hough 0

NC STATE BASEBALL: North Carolina State University earned the top seed in the Raleigh Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, and will be joined by second-seeded Ole Miss, third-seeded William & Mary, and fourth-seeded Binghamton.

With Raleigh already named a regional host on Sunday night, the Wolfpack awaited the NCAA’s bracket announcement Monday to find out which teams will visit Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Pack (44-14) ended up with a Friday date against Binghamton (30-23), and a game against either Ole Miss (37-22) or William & Mary (37-22) on Saturday.

The Wolfpack was denied what would have been State’s first national seeding in program history.

If NC State advances out of the Raleigh Regional, it will take on the winner of the Eugene Regional, hosted by the No. 8 national seed, Oregon (45-14).

Joining Oregon’s regional are Rice (41-17), San Francisco (34-22), and South Dakota State (35-22).

ADVANTAGE CAMP: The Advantage Basketball Ballhandling and Shooting Camp will be held June 10-14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Birdtown Gym in Cherokee.

Costs range from $195-265. Advantage Basketball Camps are nationally recognized as a top ballhandling camp since 1986.

For more information, call (425) 670-8877.

NASCAR: The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte introduces its newest and largest exhibit in its three-year history, “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.”, which is now open to the public.

A never before seen look at NASCAR, the exhibit chronicles how the industry has influenced films, how NASCAR has promoted movies through sponsorship and how film has portrayed the sport’s legends over the years.
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. General admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.

CANES: Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that the team will hold Hurricanes Summerfest – a mid-summer celebration of Hurricanes hockey – from July 16-20 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

Hurricanes Summerfest will focus around the team’s Prospects Development Camp and the inaugural ‘Canes Elite Players Camp where participants will receive instruction directly from Head Coach Kirk Muller and his staff of Rod Brind’Amour, Dave Lewis, John MacLean and Greg Stefan.

Encompassed in Hurricanes Summerfest will be the team’s annual Select-A-Seat nights, when season-ticket holders choose their seats for the upcoming season. Hurricanes Summerfest will wrap up on Saturday, July 20, with a Summerfest celebration complete with more than 20 inflatables, games and other experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers and autograph opportunities with Prospects Development Camp players.

 Further details surrounding Hurricanes Summerfest will be available at www.CarolinaHurricanes.com in the coming weeks.

NASHVILLE REC: The Nashville Recreation Department is hosting a variety of free summer athletic programs. Here is a list:

• Horse Camp -- June 14 from 8-11 a.m. at Glover Park
• Football Camp -- June 24-26 from 6-8 p.m. at Glover Park
• Cheerleading Camp -- June 24-26 from 6-8 p.m. at Glover Park
• Tennis Camp -- July 12 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon at Stoney Creek Park
• Summer Jam -- August 2 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon at the Nashville Elementary School Gymnasium

Registration forms are available at Nashville Town Hall.

For more information, call Nashville Rec at (252) 459-9796.

HORNETS CAMP: The Nashville Hornets Football camp is slated for June 24-26 at Glover Park.

The camp will be held from 6-8 p.m. each day and is open to all football players. There is no cost to participate.

There will also be a cheerleading camp.

For more information, contact Jim Glover at (252) 459-9796.

NASH REC CAMPS: The Nash County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a variety of youth camps this summer.

Here is a list:

• Football Camp is scheduled for June 24-26 at Southern Nash High School. The event will run from 9 a.m.-Noon each day, and ages 6-12 are welcome. Registration fee is $40 (late fee is $50). Registration is available until June 14.

• Cheer Camp will be held June 24-26 at Southern Nash High School. Times will be from 9 a.m.-Noon each day. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Registration fee is $40 (late fee is $50). Registration is open through June 14.

• Youth Tennis Camps will be offered in four sessions -- (June 17-22, June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 22-26). The camps will be held at the Ennis Park Courts in Red Oak from 8:30-10 a.m. Cost is $60 per child. Registration is ongoing.

• Summer Sun Water Fun will be held July 15-18 at Ennis Park in Red Oak and July 22-24 at Spring Hope Elementary School. times will be from 9 a.m.-Noon each day, and the fun is open to grades 1-5. Cost is $40 ($50 late), and registration is open through July 5.

• A Baseball Camp will be held July 8-10 at Ennis Park in Red Oak. Times will be from 9 a.m.-Noon each day. Ages 6-12 are welcome. Cost is $40 per youngster ($50 late). Registration is open through June 28.

• Self-Defense Classes are available Thursdays beginning on May 30 (Nashville Elementary School) and Mondays starting on June 3 (Bailey Elementary School).

Ages 4-18 are welcome.

Times are 6-6:45 p.m. (White Belts), 6:45-7:30 p.m. (Yellow and Green Belts) and 7:30-8:15 p.m. (Blue Belts and Higher).

Fee is $8 per child and $7 for weekly class fee.

For more information or to sign up for a camp, call (252) 462-2628.

SN CAMPS: Southern Nash High School will host a Volleyball Camp and Softball Camp this summer on the SNHS campus in Stanhope.

The volleyball event is scheduled for June 11-12 from 3-6 p.m. each day.

Girls in grades 6-12 are welcome. Cost is $40, which includes a T-shirt. North Carolina Wesleyan spike coach Robin Pietryk will serve as a camp assistant.

For more information, contact Kandar Artis at (252) 451-8520.

The softball camp will be held June 13-14 from 8-11 a.m. each day. Ages 5-18 are welcome.

Cost is $35, which includes a shirt.

To sign up, contact Christy Bailey at (252) 451-8520.

SOCCER CAMP: As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community in Nash County.

Nash County Parks and Rec has teamed up to host the week-long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of June 24-28 at Ennis Park in Red Oak.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,100 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs.

Challenger’s new 1,0000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup.

The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries.
The campers are asked to make up soccer chants, wear the team colors of their country, bring flags and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Ages 6-16 are welcome to participate.

Each camper will receive a Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a Soccer Ball, a Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation.

In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey.

Sign up today at www.challengersports.com or, for more information, contact Chris Koufopoulos at: (252) 462-2685.

ELON: Elon University will join the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2014-15 academic year. The change in athletics conference affiliation was approved by the Elon Board of Trustees and announced May 23 by President Leo M. Lambert.

Elon will make the move to the CAA after more than a decade of success on the field and in the classroom in the Southern Conference.

Elon has won 18 Southern Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

FOOTBALL CAMP: The Griffin Experiment Elite Football Camp will be held June 6-8 at Glover Park in Nashville.

Ages 8-12 are welcome to participate. Cost is $35 (registration before April 30) or $45 (registration May 1-6).

Applications are available on the third floor of the Nashville Administration Building.

The camp is overseen by Pernell Griffin, a former player at East Carolina University and for NFL Europe.

For more information, contact Griffin at (252) 367-9059 or by e-mail at thegriffinexperiment.com.