Sports briefs 3/07/18

NHS boosters to host barbecue fundraiser

The Newton High School Athletic Booster Club will sponsor the “Big Blue Barbecue” Friday, March 9,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cash Money in Newton. Chicken and rib plates will be available.

Loose Caboose 5k race set for March 31

Warrior Wellness 5k Run & 2-Mile Walk at the Newton Loose Caboose Festival will be held on March 31 at 8:30 a.m.

Registration will be from 7 to 8 a.m. on March 31. Pre-registration fees are $20 and $15 for ages 19 and under. Day of registration fees are $25 and $20 for 19 and under.

Forms and information are available at the Newton Chamber of Commerce 601-683-2201 or at newtonchamberms.com. Mail or drop off registration forms at Newton Chamber of Commerce, 128 South Main St., Newton, MS 39345.

T-shirts will be provided for the first 40 entries. Sizes will be based on availability.

Awards will be given in the following categories — 5K Run – Male/Female: Overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+

2 Mile Walk – Male/Female: Overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+.

For more information or to obtain an entry form, call the Newton Chamber of Commerce at 601-683-2201 or log on to http://newtonchamberms.com.