West varsity sports calendar
Subject to change
March 21: Soccer at East Bladen, 6 p.m.
March 22: Tennis at Whiteville, 4 p.m.
Track at West with South Columbus and East Bladen.
March 23: Baseball, softball vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
Soccer at the Brittney (Nash Central).
March 24: Soccer at the Brittney (South Central).
March 26: Soccer vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
Golf at St. James Players Course.
March 27: Baseball, softball at South, 6 p.m.
Cedric Simmons update
Cedric Simmons did not start but had a team-high seven rebounds for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a 71-69 loss March 17. Simmons scored five points and had one steal. AEM is 7-17 and tied for 16th and in the 18-team Spanish professional b basketball league.
The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team began its spring season with a target on its back. After an undefeated fall season, the Shock retook the field to defend its championship. Playing in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association in Wilmington, the Shock found itself in an unfamiliar situation: down 2-0 at halftime.
“This was a great learning opportunity for the girls,” coach Mark Giordano said. “They showed resolve and determination and a champion’s will to win.”
Coed softball registration
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or email@example.com.
Nivea Bryant won a gold medal for cheerleading individual performance at the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Western Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament.
The Brunswick Shakers won a bronze medal. The cheerleaders are Joann Ballato, Tia Bowden, Jade Gary, Stephanie L. Neely, Amanda Prochazka, Marchetta Small, Rachael Teeples, Reba Webb and Kelly Young.
The tournament was Saturday and provided a full day of competition for nearly 1,000 athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, SONC president/CEO.
Last week the West Brunswick boys’ tennis team beat West Bladen in a conference match and beat North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a non-conference match. The Trojans are 4-1 this season.
“We played against two teams that are rebuilding and are well coached,” West Brunswick coach Bob Bell said. “So we better get in our licks in now, and fortunately we did.
Mount Olive College sophomore Dalton Gore, a South Brunswick High School graduate, and his golf teammates started their spring season last week in the rain-shortened Armstrong Pirate Men’s Golf Invitational at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
Originally scheduled for 54 holes, the 36-hole tournament was their first competition since Nov. 1. Gore was Mount Olive’s top individual finisher, tying for 18th out of 75 golfers with matching 75s for a 150.
Powerhouse Warriors sign-ups March 10
Powerhouse Warriors basketball travel teams are having tryouts 4:30-6 p.m. March 10 at West Brunswick High School gym for girls in fifth through eighth grades. The tryout fee is $15. If selected, the team fee is $125. For more information, call Joel Johnson at 274-6701 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League
On Feb. 21, Richie Thomas, Shirley Kelleher and Tom Kelleher placed first at th weekly Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League match. Second: Pat Perryman, Mike Walton and Rosie Thomas. Third: Tom McCormack, Craig Sweetman and Jerry Morano.
On Feb, 28, Tom Kelleher, John Hinkman and Hugo Kosmel finished first. Second: Pat Perryman, Pat Burkhart and Rich Lelyo. Third: Rosie Thomas, Pete McGerr and Lee Harrison.