Waccamaw Park meeting Sept. 13
The Waccamaw Park master plan public input design meeting is 3-7 p.m. Sept 13 at the Waccamaw Park Community Building, 5855 Waccamaw School Road NW, Ash. Call 253-2670 if you have any questions.
Chad McCumbee update
Chad McCumbee finished 25th in Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
McCumbee started 26th and finished 127 of the 130 laps. He earned $7,605.
Ty Dillon won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, which had 36 drivers in it. He earned $45,885.
Taking advantage of Kyle Busch’s brush with the wall in the late going, pole-sitter Dillon won going away. It was the first victory for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie.
By Shannon Leslie
BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a rematch from the BB&T Football Jamboree, the South Brunswick Cougars played host to a Laney Buccaneers’ team, led by Tariq Lane, who had shut out South 13-0 in the scrimmage in August.
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte.
The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will be conducting a soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 10-14. Participation forms will be available at the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contestants please bring a copy of your birth certificate.
Apparel brand Dirtball has announced the inaugural “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” a three-stop regional North Carolina mountain bike series that will award a $10,000 purse and championships in five divisions.
The dates are Saturday, Brunswick Nature Park, Leland; Sept. 15, Harris Lake County Park, New Hill; Oct. 13, The Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville.
By Jules Sacchetti
LELAND—The season-opening football game Friday night between the Pender Patriots and the host North Brunswick Scorpions game was penalty filled, but despite the penalties, the Scorpions came out on top, winning 21-16.
South Brunswick lost 27-13 at West Craven in a season-opening high school football game Friday in Vanceboro.
South scored the first points. A long run by Cedric Daniels set up a touchdown by Damani Johnson. Gavin Dail kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
West Craven then went on to score four touchdowns in taking a 27-7 lead through the fourth quarter.
West Craven scored its first touchdown on pass from Demetres Abrams to Torrey Jackson. The Cougars blocked the extra point.
Fall Ball League sign-ups are Aug. 25
The Brunswick County Fall Ball League is signing up athletes ages 5-11. Sign-ups are 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lockwood Folly Park or Waccamaw Park.
There are three age groups: Coach pitch for ages 5-7, minors for ages 8-9 and majors for ages 10-11. Players must be 5-years-old before June 1 and can’t turn 12 before June 1.
Cedric Simmons playing for Bulgaria
Cedric Simmons scored 12 points as Bulgaria outplayed Sweden 78-73 Aug. 15 in Group B of the European championships in Sofia.
This was Simmons’ first official game with Bulgaria. He has played this past season for Asefa Estudinates in the Spanish professional basketball league.
Simmons played 16 minutes and had eight rebounds.
On Saturday, Simmons played 35 minutes and scored 16 points in an 88-71 loss to Azerbaijan in Baku. He had a team-high 12 rebounds.