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Community Sports

  • Warriors’ Be The Match Tournament March 16-18
    The Powerhouse Warriors will have a Be The Match basketball tourney March 16-18 at West Brunswick High School. Five local Powerhouse teams will be among the tourney participants. The tourney, open to boys’ and girls’ teams from the fourth grade to the 11th grade, begins with a fun night on March 16 at Planet Fun. Most or all games will start on Saturday morning. Admission is $10 for weekend adult passes or $6 per day; $6 for children or $4 per day. There is no charge for any games that may be played Friday night.
  • Free throw winners advance to state
    On Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039, Shallotte, had its local annual Knights of Columbus free throw championship at Shallotte Middle School. Thirty-three boys and girls ages 10-14 competed. The winners: 10-year-old girl, Isabelle Smeltzer; 10-year-old boy, Dylan Jeffries; 11- year-old-girl, Sadie Benoy; 11-year-old-boy; John Priester, 12-year-old-girl, April Nicole Nash; 12-year-old boy, Devon Boiling; 13-year-old girl, Mogana Tew; 13-year- old boy; Joseph Tyler Stanley;  14-year-old boy, Timothy Bellamy.
  • Sports calendar
    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.
  • New high school football rules begin next year
    High school football players must sit out one play next year if their helmet comes off while the ball is live. In cases where the helmet comes completely off without it being directly attributable to a foul by the opponent, the player will have to leave the game for at least one down. This addition to Rule 3-5-10 was one of eight rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
  • Sports briefs
    Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League On Feb. 7, Darleen Riley, Jay Valkenburg and Hugo Kosmel placed first at the weekly Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League match. Second: Pat Perryman, Tom McCormack and Tom Townsend. Third: Pinky Hindman, Jim Day and Darren Marnell. On Feb. 14, John Hinkman and Darren Marnell finished first. Second: Pat Perryman and Mike Walton. Third: Darleen Riley and Joe Lenz.
  • Shallotte wins county championship
    The Shallotte Middle School Pirates boys’ basketball team completed its season on Feb. 9 in Leland with a win over the Cedar Grove Bulldogs to become the Brunswick County middle school champions. The victory gave the Pirates a record of 12-1, with their only loss occurring at Cedar Grove earlier in the season. On top of playing regular-season opponents in Brunswick County, there were three matchups with Hallsboro Middle School and Chadbourn Middle School, both out of Columbus County, and that proved to be pivotal for the boys’ success.
  • Sports calendar
    West varsity sports calendar Subject to change Feb. 27: Tennis vs. North Myrtle Beach, 4 p.m. at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. Feb. 28: Baseball vs. Ashley, 5 p.m. Softball at New Hanover, 6 p.m. Tennis vs. Whiteville, 4 p.m. at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
  • Sports calendar
    North baseball fish fry Feb. 18 The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   
  • Bowling news
    Brunswick Belles, Feb. 1: Game: 1. Ursula Stycznski, 183; 2. Gloria Kinghorn, 176; 3. Mickey Salerno, 173. Series. 1. Eileen Lenz, 475; 2. Mickey Salerno, 472; 3. Usula Styczynski, 455. Handicap game: 1. Ursula Styczynski, 248; 2. Sharon Brown, 244; 3. Mickey Salerno, 241. Handicap series 1.  Mickey Salerno, 676; 2. Ursula Styczynski, 650; 3. Maryjane Fredeman, 644.
  • Hilliard, Minor second in state indoor track and field meet
    Staff Report In a thrilling finish, South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard was second to West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge by 0.03 seconds the 1,600-meter run Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor state track and field meet at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse at UNC Chapel Hill. Hilliard finished in 5:09.57. Dodge won in 5:09.54. In the 1,000-meter run, Hilliard finished 10th in 3:14.12. The winning time was 3:08.46. Ashley Sloup was 20th in 3:22.94 in the 29-runner field.