A women's rugby team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and two men's teams from the Raleigh Rugby Football Club bowed out of their national tournaments over the weekend.
Academic achievements, extracurricular activities and strong essays have earned three young athletes Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships to sharpen their basketball skills this summer.
Women's sports opportunities continue to expand in the Triangle.
In recent years, flag football leagues have grown to include coed and all-women competition. Now, women have the chances to play baseball and tackle football.
The Carolina Phoenix, with a roster of players from the area that includes former N.C. State basketball player Terah James, open its Independent Women's Football League home schedule at 7 p.m. Saturday. ...
The Raleigh Vipers, the Raleigh Rugby Football Club’s Division 1 men’s team, is trying to raise $3,000 to help with travel and lodging expenses when the team competes in the Division I playoffs in Boston, starting with an April 30 game against the Boston Irish Wolfhounds.
The Wildcats 11- and 12-year-old team went undefeated in winning its
Clayton Parks and Recreation winter youth basketball championship.
Coached by Rich Haberkorn, the Wildcats (11-0) defeated the Red Storm
(8-3) with a come-from-behind 41-34 victory on Feb. 22 at the new
Clayton Community Center gymnasium, team representative Wayne Smoak
Reported. The Wildcats won their regular-season and tournament titles.
Eight age groups and tournaments in nine age divisions involved more
than 50 teams.
Many young recreational athletes throughout the Triangle train and practice in their sports year-round.
One way to get in some training is attending one of the many summer camps offered by public and private schools, colleges, nonprofit organizations and commercial enterprises.
Athletes even can take lessons from current and former professional players and coaches who make the Triangle their home.
Coming Wednesday: Eric Gabriel of North Raleigh saw his active recreational sports participation end with knee trouble, a knee replacement and complications that left him with a steel rod in the leg. Then he made an extreme decision: He would have the bum leg removed. Now, he’s a competitive rower.
Now online: Athletes as young as 4 hit the mat for competition with the Capital City Wrestling Club. Sure, there are occasional tears, but even the little ones can compete in this sport, says club organizer Joe Cesari, a former N.C. State wrestler with an outstanding wrestling heritage.
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Cold weather puts many outdoor activities on hiatus, but that doesn't mean participants stop preparing for next season.
Many area recreational sports organizations keep busy through the winter by planning and conducting benefit events to raise funds to pay for equipment, facilities, travel, entry fees or any of the many expenses affiliated with their activities.
Here are three fundraisers coming up over the next three weekends:
The Marlins of Raleigh-Wolfpack Aquatics, the YMCA of the Triangle Area and the New Wave Swim Team swept the top three spots in the N.C. Swimming Senior Championships held Thursday through Sunday at the Triangle Aquatics Center in Cary.