Friday's area roundup

March 14, 2003


Suns hold national anthem tryouts

The Hagerstown Suns will be holding open tryouts for the singing of the national anthem at the Valley Mall on April 5.

Registration for all participants will begin at 9 a.m. in the food court. Auditions will begin at 10.

The auditions are open to all participants age 5 or older. More than one winner will be selected in each of three groups - ages 5-10, ages 11-18, and ages 19 and over - with 60 winners selected overall.

All winners will get to sing the national anthem before a Suns home game this season.

Participants may sing the national anthem either a cappella (without music) or with background music; however, the national anthem at Municipal Stadium must be sung a cappella.

Singers are permitted to try out individually or in groups. If a singer is under 18 years of age, he or she must have a parent or guardian accompanying him or her at the tryouts, and all winners must be able to provide their own transportation to the game.

Shepherd seeking Hall nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Shepherd College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Former Ram athletes, coaches and exceptional contributors are eligible for consideration to be inducted this fall.

Anyone interested in completing a nomination form should contact the Shepherd College sports information office at 1-304-876-5228, or reach the web site at

All nominations for the class of 2003 are due by June 1.

USSSA softball tournament

There will be a USSSA co-ed invitational tournament in Newville, Pa., on April 19-20.

Entry fee is $160 and teams must hit their own .47-core balls.

For more information, contact Charlie Lindsey at 1-717-263-4377 or Bob Price at 1-717-349-2435.

All-Star Classic

James Buchanan High School will host the 12th annual Shoemakers Franklin/Fulton County All-Star Classic on Saturday evening.

The girls game begins at 6 and the boys game begins at 8. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Smithsburg offering volleyball clinic

The Smithsburg volleyball team is hosting a middle school volleyball clinic on April 12 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The clinic will be held at St. Maria Goretti in the gymnasium. The cost is $35 per child, and the clinic is open to those in grades 5-8.

For more information contact Smithsburg volleyball coach Alexa Robertson at 301-824-6044.

YMCA offering soccer program

The Waynesboro Area YMCA is inviting children ages 4-5 to register for the rookie outdoor soccer program.

This program involves instruction and game play, and will begin on April 19, running every Saturday until May 31. 4-year-olds will meet at 9 a.m., and 5-year-olds will meet at 10 a.m.

Anyone interested in, or becoming a volunteer instructor for the program is encouraged to call the YMCA at 1-717-762-6012.

District 1 offering Challenger baseball

Maugansville Little League is sponsoring Challenger Baseball for the 2003 season.

Challenger Baseball is a league open to children and young adults ages 6-21 with developmental delays or disabilities. The league will play on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the months of April, May and June.

Registration for the league will take place Saturday and March 22 at Long Meadow Lanes in Hagerstown from 10-11:30 a.m. First-time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

For more information, call Toni Nelson at 301-739-7331 or Marty Lumm at 301-790-1417.

USSA slo-pitch tourney

The Fannettsburg Ruritan Club will hold a USSA slo-pitch, one-pitch open class softball tournament on April 13-14 at the Fannettsburg Ruritan Fields.

Proceeds will help build a pavillion to be used by the community ball teams and fire coompany.

The tournament will be bracket play, with the top two teams from each bracket advancing to single elimination.

Entry fee is $150 and must be in cash. No checks will be accepted. Each team will hit their own .47-core balls.

For more information, contact Bob Price at 1-717-349-2435.

Co-ed volleyball tourney

The Newville Area Community Center is sponsoring a co-ed tournament on April 5.

The tournament is limited to 16 teams. All teams are guaranteed at least four games, and will play in pool play and the afternoon championship tournament.

Cost is $70 per team. Teams must have six players - three male and three female. Registration runs until March 27.

For additional information call 1-717-776-4393, visit the website or stop by the community center.

Co-ed volleyball league

The Spring/Summer 2003 co-ed volleyball league held at the Newville Area Community Center will begin play on April 27. Games will be played on Sunday evenings.

Recreational and competitive divisions will be formed. Entry fee is $150 per team. Rosters are due by April 18.

For more information, call 1-717-776-4393 or log onto

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