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Wildcats defeated at Farmville

FARMVILLE -- Bunn High School's boys basketball squad saw its season come to an end with an 88-64 road loss at top-seeded Farmville Central in Tuesday's opening round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs.

The Wildcats (9-16) trailed by just four points at halftime, but Farmville pulled away with a 24-12 surge in the third quarter of action.

Ikesta Johnson poured in 28 points for the Jaguars, while Bunn was led by Quenten Wright's 17 points.

D.J. Jones (13) and Shane Garrison combined for 25 points to the Wildcats, while Garrison pulled down seven rebounds.

ANTHEM SINGERS: The Carolina Mudcats, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and member of the historic Carolina League, will host their annual National Anthem tryouts on March 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the third-base side of the stadium.

All singers, including solo acts or groups, wishing to perform the national anthem at Five County Stadium before a Mudcats game must audition at this tryout event.

Those who have sung the "Star Spangled Banner" in previous years at a Mudcats game are also encouraged to audition again.

All auditions must be performed a cappella and on the field at Five County Stadium. There is no age requirement.

Performers with any further questions regarding this event are encouraged to call the Mudcats front office at (919) 269-2287, or email the Mudcats at bookmuddy@gomudcats.com.

DISC GOLF: The Nashville Parks and Recreation Department and the Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club will host a tournament on April 9 at two Nash County locations.

Round One will be held at Glover Park in Nashville and will be followed by Round Two at Nash Community College.

Check-in is at 9 a.m., with the tournament scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Jim Glover at (252) 459-9796 or Bryan Braswell at (252) 399-9191.

MUDCATS: The Carolina Mudcats will hold their annual job fair and hiring event on March 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. inside Cattails Restaurant at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

Applicants must be ages 16-over. An employment application is available online at www.carolinamudcats.com.

More information regarding this jobs event is also available by calling (919) 269-CATS (2287).

Available openings include food and beverage, picnic staff, ushers, parking attendants, stadium cleanup, batboy, grounds crew and promotions crew.

The Mudcats video department will also be hiring for multiple positions.

Available gameday production positions include camera operators, video board operators, instant replay, audio operators and directors.

Parking will be available in the main parking lot adjacent to NC Hwy 264 and near the team front office.

Cattails Restaurant is located on the fourth floor of Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

Applicants are encouraged to take the elevator or stairs behind home plate to get to the fourth floor of the stadium.

ROCKET MILE: In only two years, the Nash Health Care Rocket Mile event has quickly become a favorite of local runners as well as elite runners from around the state of North Carolina.

Tar River Running Company (TRRC) has announced that this year's race will be held on May 1 at 2 p.m.

The event has been awarded both the USA Track and Field (USATF) State Championship and Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) North Carolina State 1 Mile Championship.

Last year the Rocket Mile became the largest competitive mile race in the state with over 360 registered participants.

With the addition of the USATF State Championship designation, the Rocket Mile will have more local elite NC USATF athletes participate.

A total of $550 in prize money is available for the men's and women's races.

The Rocket Mile is put on through a partnership with TRRC and the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department.

It is held near the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount.

For more information about the event or to register, visit www.therocketmile.com.


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