Mudcats’ National Anthem tryouts
The Carolina Mudcats will host tryouts for National Anthem signing on March 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Five County Stadium. All performers, including solo and groups, wanting to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" before a Mudcats’ home game must tryout on this date, including those who have sung in years past. All auditions must be sung a cappella. Singers will sing the National Anthem on the field as if it were a real game. For info, visit carolinamudcats.com or call 919-269-2287.
Free basketball tournament in Smithfield
The North Carolina Chapter of the JCHS Alumni Association is holding a free basketball tournament for ages 6-18 on Saturday, March 22 at the Alumni Center (1102 Massey Street in Smithfield). Registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be free hot dogs for all participants and grilled BBQ chicken plates will be available for $7.
Spring Break Vacation Sports Camp
The Clayton Community Center will be offering a Spring Break Vacation Sports Camp for beginners, intermediate and slightly advanced athletes from April 14-17, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. The camp will teach and expose aspiring athletes to a fundamental knowledge of the area’s most popular sports. The camp will also teach the benefits of cross training activities and personal fitness exercises to best prepare young athletes for their spring and summer activities and upcoming sports seasons. The cost is $115 per child and $75 for each additional sibling. Space is limited to 25 in each age group. Call 919-553-1551 or visit townofclaytonnc.org for more info.
Area Shrine Bowl combine
South Johnston High School will host one of five area Shrine Bowl combines for rising seniors on April 26. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by drills beginning at 10 a.m. (kickers) and 11 a.m. (all other positions). Players will be measured and tested in the vertical jump, 40-yard dash, agility shuttle and bench press reps (185 pounds) and evaluated using position-specific drills. The clinics give players the chance to showcase their skills for potential scholarship offers and possible Shrine Bowl selection. The cost is $20 per player (cash only). Coaches and fans are admitted free of charge.
Johnston Horse Show Series for 2014
The Johnston County Horse Show Series dates for 2014 are set. These are open horse shows dedicated to offering a fun and exciting show that is open to all riding disciplines and equine breeds. Dates for 2014 are April 5, May 10, June 28, Aug. 9-10 (at Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh), Sept. 20, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Info: blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com, Johnston.firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-934-1344.
Hunter Horse Shows for 2014
The Johnston County Hunter Horse Show Series dates for 2014 are March 15, May 24, June 14, Sept. 6 and Nov. 8. All riding disciplines and equine breeds are welcome. Info: blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com, Johnston.email@example.com or 919-934-1344.
Senior golf tournaments
The Tarheel Seniors Golf Association is accepting applications for men and women ages 50 and older until April 15. Contact Jim Pearce at 919-215-7676 or visit tarheelseniors.com.