Smithfield: Sports

Sports Notes

Free hunter education classes

A free hunter education course will be held Aug. 22-24 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Garner. The classes are from 6:30 until 9 p.m., Aug. 22-23 and from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. There are no age restrictions but children age 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must attend all three sessions to get certification. Sign up online at For more info, contact the church office at 919-772-8415 or

Smithfield Rescue Mission golf tourney

The Smithfield Rescue Mission will hold its inaugural golf outing at 9 a.m. On Friday, Aug. 23, at Reedy Creek Golf Course. The four-person superball event will benefit the mission’s outreach programs. Entry fees are $240 for a foursome or $65 per person and includes all golf fees, prize eligibility and lunch. Sponsorships are also available. To register or for info, contact Andy Hale at 919-971-4412 or

10U baseball players needed

A new 10U baseball team is looking for players to play on the weekends this fall. The team will be coached by Mike Jacobs, former West Johnston High School baseball coach, and members of the Foote Professional Hitting staff. The team will play in 6-8 tournaments through Top Gun and USSSA from late August until early November. Info: Mike Jacobs at

Burnell Baptist Church golf event

Burnell Baptist Church will host a benefit four-person superball golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at Reedy Creek Golf Course to support church activities. The fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. The event features a catered meal from Outback Steakhouse and a $500 cash prize for a par-3 closest to the pin as well as standard team finish prizes. For info, call Jessie Brock at 919-894-1418.

Deer processing seminars offered

Deer Processing From Field to Freezer seminars from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be held in September at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. The free one-day seminars are from 6:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 10, Sept. 12 and Sept. 17. Space is limited. Instructors Guy Gardner and Howard Walters III, both from the Cape Fear River Branch of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), will provide information on field dressing, processing techniques and taxidermy. They also will have a taste testing to show different ways to cook and serve venison. For info or to register, Casey Williams at or 919-707-0202.


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