Sports Briefs: Jan. 8, 2014

January 6, 2014 

Comets down Rolesville basketball teams

Clayton swept first-year school Rolesville in boys and girls basketball games on Friday. The Comets won the girls game, 68-37. Tanisha Murphy (25 points) and Ashley Murphy (15) led Clayton in scoring.

Gary Clark had 27 points for the Comets in the 67-34 boys victory. Jake Turner added 11 as Clayton improved to 11-3 overall.

The Comets hosted East Wake on Jan. 7 and will visit Johnston County rival West Johnston on Friday, Jan. 10.

Spring youth baseball and softball

Registration for youth baseball and softball this spring with the Clayton Parks and Recreation Dept. is open until Jan. 20 for family annual members. Open registration will run from Jan. 21 until Feb. 3 (or age groups or full).

Leagues offered are T-ball (coed, ages 5-6 as of July 31, 2014), coach-pitch (boys ages 7-8 as of July 31, 2014), boys Tar Heel Leagues Inc. baseball (ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 as of May 1, 2014) and girls fast-pitch softball (ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 as of Jan. 1, 2014). The fee is $25 for residents of the town of Clayton or annual family members or $60 for non-residents.

Corinth spring youth sports registration opens

Corinth Community Recreation is now holding registration for spring baseball, T-ball and softball for ages 4-14. Register online at or in person at Corinth-Holders Elementary School (3976 Highway 231, Zebulon) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through Feb. 1.

Leagues are filled on a first come, first served basis and if teams are filled children are put on a wait list. The cost is $60 for baseball and softball and $40 for T-ball. Each additional child in the family registering for a league is $50 for baseball or softball and $35 for T-ball.

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