Trakas fares well for West in all-star game

Published 4:06 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Former Polk County High School soccer standout Anna Trakas recently played in the East-West All-Star game, seeing substantial action in the 4-1 West victory. Trakas, who graduated from PCHS this past June, will continue her soccer career at Salem College in Winston-Salem.

Polk Co. Little League hosting free practices

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The Polk County Little League is holding free summertime practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the recreation complex next to Polk County Middle School. Boys will meet Tuesdays beginning at 6 p.m., while the girls will practice Thursdays at 6 p.m., beginning this Thursday. For more information, contact Darrell McCraw at (828) 894-6513.

Cardinal Cheer Camp scheduled

The Cardinal Cheer Camp for ages 3-12 is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 at the Landrum High School main gym. Times are 6-8 p.m. on Aug 5-6 and 9 a.m.-noon on Aug. 7, including a performance for parents at 11 a.m. Fee is $30 per child. Attendees can register at 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 or pick up a registration form at the LHS main office prior to the camp.

Youth soccer signups ongoing at PCRD

The Polk County Recreation Department is accepting registration for fall soccer, grades 1-12 through Aug. 6. Registration forms are available at the recreation department or by going online to For further information, call 894-8199.

Zumba class set for Stearns Gym

The Polk County Recreation Department is offering a Zumba class beginning today&bsp; The six-week-long class will be held from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday at Stearns Gym. Class instructor is Edith Riley.&bsp; For more information, call 894-8199.

Entry forms available for chamber tourney

Entry forms are available now for the 12th-annual Otho Gibbs Foothills Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Sept. 16 at Meadowbrook Golf Club. The tournament will begin with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Applications are available at branches of Tryon Federal Bank and the chamber office. Proceeds go to the Chamber Foundation. For more information, call Tabatha Cantrell at the special events office of the Foothills Chamber at (828) 859-7427 or (828) 859-6236.

PCRD Day Camp still has openings

Several openings are still available for the remainder of the summer in the Polk County Recreation Department Day Camp. Children enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, fishing, horseback riding, crafts and games. Options are for three days, four days or five days. For more information or questions, call the recreation office at 894-8199.