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
New Hanover will scrimmage West Brunswick and Laney will scrimmage South Brunswick.
Each scrimmage consists of two 12-minute periods.
South Brunswick High School has won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the 2011-12 sports season.
With championships in men’s tennis and women’s track and field, and a second-place finish in men’s track and field, South Brunswick fought off West Brunswick for the honor.
Runner-up West Brunswick had a solid spring season with a league title in men’s golf, and second-place finishes in women’s soccer, softball and women’s track and field.
Two Brunswick County athletes won gold medals in the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
Beverly Criswell won gold in the 25-yard freestyle and she was fourth in the 25-yard backstroke. Maurice Edge won gold in softball skills.
The events concluded June 3 in Raleigh and Cary, ending a weekend of competition for more than 1,400 athletes from across the state in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball.
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.
By Bill Hennecy
Special to The Beacon
MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY, S.C.—Saturday night saw four classes of NASCAR racing take the green flag at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The headline Whelen All-American Late Models ran just beyond halfway when rain fell. The track wasn’t getting damp, as the rain was evaporating on the hot asphalt, but at the conclusion of lap 23 the race had to be stopped.
Officials, upon checking the radar , saw more rain on the way and decided to checker flag the event as the cars were stopped on the pit lane.
Making their return to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition for the first time since Charlotte over two months ago, the “new look” RBR Enterprises team, armed with new crew chief Kevin “Cowboy” Starland and driver Chad McCumbee, battled their way to a hard-fought 20th-place finish in Saturday night’s American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.
“‘Cowboy’ and I are fresh in this RBR Enterprises team, and we wanted to come here to find out where we are at,” said McCumbee, who qualified 28th.
Brandon Rankin, at nose guard, had one tackle for a 3-yard loss in the Spokane Shock’s season-ending 63-53 home victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday in Spokane Arena before 8,973 spectators. The Shock finishes 10-8 in the Arena Football League.
Lillington beat Brunswick County 13-3 and 4-1 July 18 to win the Pre-Majors Dixie Boys Baseball state championship.
Brunswick opened the Pre-Majors state tournament by beating Hope Mills 10-2 July 14 in Kenansville. On July 16, Brunswick beat Lillington 6-1. On July 17 against Duplin National, Brunswick won 7-4 and advanced to the championship round.
Six teams played in the tournament. Many of the Brunswick players were on the team that won the Dixie Boys 2011 World Series. The 2012 World Series is July 28-Aug. 1 in Guntersville, Ala.
GREENSBORO—South Brunswick’s Gary Williams played for the East All-Stars in their 34-9 victory over the West July 18 at Jamieson Stadium.
Williams, 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, was a starting cornerback. He made one tackle and assisted on two others. West was a passing team, but Williams and the rest of the East defense held West to 24 completions on 46 attempts.
At South, Williams was all-conference as a senior and a junior.