Cougars to clean up fields Saturday


ELIZABETHTOWN — Baseball and softball players at Elizabethtown Middle School, along with coaches and parents, are urged to participate in a field cleanup day at the school on Saturday.

The cleanup of the baseball and softball fields will begin at 8 a.m.


Patriots travel team to hold tryouts


ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Patriots 11-U travel baseball team will have practice/tryouts starting Feb. 29 for the upcoming spring/summer season.

Team members cannot be 12 years of age prior to May 1.

For information, contact Eddie Knight at 910-876-2003.


Rotary Club’s USO benefit is set


ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s 8K Trail Run and Walk to benefit the USO of North Carolina will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Brown’s Creek Nature Trail and Bike Park at 8:30 a.m.

Participants can register for the event by going to

The cost to register of the event is $25. Race packets may be picked up at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market on Friday, April 15, or on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 a.m. at the park.


Send information for the Sports Briefs section by email to or regular mail to P.O. Box 70, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.

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