The Carolina Panthers Junior Training Camp will bring the experience of an NFL training camp to children in Kernersville on Thursday morning.
The camp, which runs 10 a.m.-noon at the Beeson Athletic Complex, is part of an effort to increase youngsters’ interest in team sports and to inspire them to become physically fit through the team’s and the NFL’s Play 60 message.
The noncontact camp for youngsters ages 8-14 features eight stations focused on keeping them active while developing football position skills and techniques. Junior sized footballs, pop-up dummies, cones, high-knee ladders and step-over dummies are utilized to present the authentic feel of NFL training camp.
For information, call Sharon Williams a 992-0806.
MEN’S U.S. AMATEUR: Greensboro golfer Dean Norman Jr. is tied for sixth after the first round of the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier Monday at Anderson Creek Golf Club in Spring Lake. Norman shot 1-under-par 71 and is three strokes off the lead.
Other area golfers and their scores after one round of the two-round event: Preston Dembowiak, Summerfield, T-22, 76; Addison Lambeth, T-45, Browns Summit, 82. Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at the qualifying site for the U.S. Amateur, which will be played Aug. 23-29 at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash.
l Elon junior Josh Goldstein has qualified by winning the sectional at Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, N.Y. Goldstein won with a 4-under 140 total. Elon teammate John Somers is an alternate for the Amateur after he carded a score of 142 in late July at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham.
HIGH POINT MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Panthers rolled to a 92-71 win over the Real Deal Shockers of the Bahamas in an exhibition game Sunday night at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym in Nassau. Junior Nick Barbour led five High Point scorers in double figures, with 19 points, and freshman Du’Vaughn Maxwell posted a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds).
High Point continues its Bahamas tour with a game at 7:30 p.m. today against the Cybots.
HIGH POINT TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY: The Panthers have hired Jenna Wrieden as an assistant coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, head coach Mike Esposito announced. Wrieden previously worked at Queens University, Arizona State and Appalachian State.
UNCG SOFTBALL: Incoming Spartans freshman Katelyn Bedwell and the Canadian junior women’s national team defeated Argentina 6-3 on Sunday at the Pan American Championship in Bogota, Colombia.
Canada took the lead in the third inning, with Bedwell sacrificing a runner from second to third with no one out to set up what would prove to be the winning run. Canada is back in action against host country Colombia at 4 p.m. today.
N.C. STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Wolfpack will play an exhibition at 7 p.m. today against China’s Under-18 national team at Dail Soccer Field in Raleigh. Admission is free.
PIEDMONT DRAGWAY: The CV Racing Products Big Dog Shootout, which was rained out Aug. 5, will be held Thursday night at the Julian drag strip. Gates open at 4 p.m. with the first round of Big Dog qualifying set for 6. Adult admission is $15 on the grandstand side and $20 on the pit side. For information call 449-7411 or go online at piedmontdragway.com.