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Community Sports

  • South shuts out Trojans in tennis
    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating West Brunswick 9-0 March 15. South is 3-0 in the conference, 8-1 overall after a victory Friday over Ashley. In singles, Edwin Burnett defeated Jason Watts 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2, Gabe Azzato defeated Jason Huff 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the longest singles match of the day. At. No. 3, Caleb Stanley beat Seth Strickland 6-1, 6-1 At No. 4, Noah Pieper defeated Ray King 6-2, 6-0.
  • Sports calendar
    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.
  • Sports briefs
    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.
  • Shock opens season with win
    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.”
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    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 aperkins@brunsco.net.
  • Nivea Bryant wins gold medal in cheerleading
    Staff Report 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.
  • Injuries hinder Lady Trojans in soccer losses
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 7-1 to Ashley in a non-conference game March 7 and 3-0 to Whiteville in a conference-opening game Monday. Game summaries are below.
  • Trojan tennis improves to 4-1
    Staff Report 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.
  • Gore, White at Mount Olive College
    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.
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    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 powerhousebball@gmail.com.