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    2014 Southern Metro Swimming Association Championships: Top Finishers in Each Event

    Combined Team Scores: 1. Edgebrook Eels 516, 2. Pineville Piranhas 455.5, 3. Smithfield Sharks 371.5, 4. Turner Farms Marlins 359, 5. Hampton Ridge Otters 353.5, 6. McGee’s Crossroads Manta Rays 347, 7. Glen Laurel Otters 268, 8. HealthQuest Hammerheads 185.5


    Garner rolling into state tournament

    Garner has won seven straight playoff games and enters the N.C. State American Legion Tournament with high hopes after a fourth place finish last year.


    Squads work on better connections

    The area’s slate of summer passing leagues wrapped up last week. The leagues allow teams to focus on their passing attacks against other teams in a non-contact environment.


    State championships coming to Johnston

    Johnston County will host the Tar Heel Leagues Inc. state championship baseball tournaments in the age 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 this weekend, bringing 32 teams and more than 2,000 spectators to the area. Smithfield Community Park and Clayton Community Park will host the tournaments, which run Thursday...


    Parks and Rec Notes, July 23

    Events and activities from the Smithfield and Selma areas


    Garner sweeps Raleigh Post 1 to advance to American Legion state tournament

    The Nationals, made up of players from Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Johnston County, had another talented division rival standing in the way of a state championship tournament appearance. And they spent another week riding the roads, taking a trio of hour-long trips to Rocky Mount to play the series...


    Developing teamwork the goal for Clayton

    Veteran Clayton baseball coach Stacey Houser views the Johnston County Summer League as an opportunity to evaluate the incoming talent for the next spring season. First-year Smithfield-Selma coach Chase Crocker sees the league as an opportunity to develop the talent he inherited from former coach...


    Evans is an ideal All-Star selection

    Kaycie Evans is the perfect example of what the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games are all about.


    Sports Notes

    The fourth annual Fore! Cleveland Golf Tournament to benefit Cleveland High School athletics will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Reedy Creek Golf Course. The entry fee is $280 per four-person team for the four-person superball event. A four-person entry with a hole sponsorship is $350. ...


    Cleveland completes perfect run

    After trailing 4-3 through five innings, Cleveland scratched out the game-tying run in its last at bat, then pushed across two runs in the seventh to end the impressive run of Northeast Johnston, which includes players from the Corinth and Glendale communities.

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