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Community Sports

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    Cedric Simmons playing for Bulgaria Staff Report 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.
  • Johnson to be inducted into WCU Athletics Hall of Fame
    Three former student-athletes representing four different sports comprise the 2012 Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame class announced this week. The 23rd induction class in school history will be placed into the Athletics Hall of Fame on the weekend of Nov. 2-3 with special on-field recognition during the Catamounts’ home football game against Southern Conference foe, Chattanooga. Among the three is Eric Johnson (football and baseball, 1995-99).
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    Soccer Challenge set for Aug. 29 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.
  • Brunswick loses to Tennessee in World Series
    Staff Report Chester County, Tenn., beat Brunswick County 16-12 in a loser-out game Monday morning of the Junior Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va. Four times Brunswick fell behind by six runs in the loss. Tennessee scored six runs in the top of the first inning and led 8-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, but Brunswick scored three runs to cut the lead to 8-5. Tennessee scored four runs in the fifth in taking a 12-5 lead.
  • SMS cheerleader in Thanksgiving parade
    Staff Report Victoria Ames Nelson from Shallotte Middle School is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from throughout the country who will perform in the 2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.  
  • Grand Slam helps to keep Brunswick alive in World Series
    Staff Report Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.
  • Annual Trojan football fundraiser set for Aug. 11
    By Michael Paul Sports Editor The annual Trojan Football John Murphy Golf Tournament will be played a few weeks later than in previous years and it will allocate some of the money raised for scholarships.
  • West, South in BB&T Jamboree
    Staff Report The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams once again will participate in the annual BB&T Football Jamboree. The 26th jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase followed by five scrimmages that begin at 6 p.m. New Hanover will scrimmage West Brunswick in the second scrimmage and Laney will scrimmage South Brunswick in the fourth scrimmage. Each scrimmage consists of two 12-minute periods.
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    Group looking for travel softball players Team TFS 12U, 14U and 16U is looking for travel ball experienced athletes to join its organization. The group seeks experienced travel ball players or high-level athletes who want to play for one of the top organizations in North Carolina, improve skills, and prepare to play at the next level.
  • Five county picnic shelters to be available on reservation basis
    Staff Report Brunswick County Parks and Recreation has 24 picnic shelters throughout all of the county parks, and most are on a first-come, first-serve basis. But starting Aug. 1, five picnic shelters will go on a reservation system. The park shelters under this new system are used heavily and many citizens have wanted to reserve them in the past for their family gatherings and picnics.