Football tryouts

Open tryouts for the Orlando Predators football team will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 21, at Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is at for $60 and day of tryout registration is $80.

College sports

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical basketball teams will be in action at the ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Women's Basketball will face Tampa at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

Men's Basketball will face Tampa at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

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The 61st Rolex 24 will have 61 cars

IMSA officials announced the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG has been added to the entry list in the GT Daytona class, bringing the class car count to 25.

The green flag will fly on the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

The car also is expected to compete in the full IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup season, which features an eye-popping 57 entries for the four-race season in 2023.

“Having 61 cars for the 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona seems only natural,” said IMSA President John Doonan in a news release “After we previously announced a 60-car capacity for the field last month – and knowing that we received more than 70 entries – our IMSA team regrouped and eventually determined we could accommodate one more entry to match our field size from last year.”

With 25 entries from nine different manufacturers, the GTD field will be the largest of the five classes competing in the Rolex 24. The race also features the debut of the new Grand Touring Prototype hybrid-powered class, which will feature nine entries from four manufacturers.

The factory supported GTD PRO class will include eight entries from seven manufacturers, with 10 cars slated to compete in the LMP2 class and nine cars competing in the LMP3 class.

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Hoop Shoot winners

The East Central District of the Florida State Elks hosted the District Hoop Shoot Competition Jan. 7 at the Port Orange YMCA.

Port Orange Ealks Lodge will have two representatives heading for the Regional Tournament Jan. 21 in Sanford.

Brooklyn Beltz, age group 10-11, of New Smyrna Beach, and Hannah Archer, age group 8-9, of Port Orange will be competing for a chance to go to the state tournament.

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