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Community Sports

  • Maco Light Legend 5K set for Nov. 12
    BY BRAD BARTH SPECIAL TO THE BEACON LELAND—Jack Boldt, a fourth-grader at Charter Day School, ran in the inaugural Maco Light Legend 5K last year—and along the way route he was searching for something. “I’m not sure I saw the Maco light, but I sure was looking,” said Boldt, who was 8 when he ran the race. He joined nearly 200 other runners and walkers in the race on the school’s campus. Boldt finished third in his age group and 23rd overall.
  • Shock gets its third shutout of the year
    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team won 1-0 during the weekend, its sixth victory of the season and its third by shutout. Goalkeepers Kayla Crouch and Joi Sturdivant each played a half in goal in the shutout. Hope Simmons, Amity Croft, Nicole Gibbs and Leah McDonald led the Shock’s defense. Amity Croft and Nicole Gibbs protected any attacks coming from the sides of the field and turned the ball around, starting the Shock back on another scoring attempt.
  • Sports calendar
    Free softball clinics at West West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.
  • Community sports
    Weekly scores for Planet Fun Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 248-247-227-722, Jeffrey Evans 277-223-220-720, Gary Marion 258-226-202-686, Zachary Bailey 246-202-636, Rick LaChance 268-635, Dennis Nicholl 222-214-631, Brian McCall 203-203-605, Samuel Champion 246, Dawn Clardy 237-214-205-656, Anne Decker 218-575, Joyce Freeman 481, Collin Vanderburg 244, T. J. Thornton 239, Tom Kiggins 235, Tommy Guiterrez 228, Jeff Kelly 220, Michael Oxendine 214, Arnold Sanchez 213, Avery Poteate 204, Keith Jones 202, Frank Paolicelli 201.
  • Brunswick County brings home medals in N.C. Senior Games
    STAFF REPORT Brunswick County athletes brought home 25 gold, 14 silver and 31 bronze medals in the 2011 Senior Games state finals Sept. 26–Oct. 2 in Raleigh, Cary, Clayton and Winston-Salem. Of the 68 participants representing Brunswick County, 45 athletes and artists brought home 70 medals. Peggy Owens brought home Brunswick County’s first bocce gold medal. Athletes had to be at least 55 to participate in Senior Games. Hank Lock, gold medalist in golf, was the county’s oldest male representative, at age 85.
  • Community sports
    West Varsity sports schedule Schedule is subject to change. Oct. 19: Soccer at South Columbus. Oct. 21: Football vs. West Bladen, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22: First round state volleyball playoffs, TBA. Oct. 24: Soccer vs. South Brunswick, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Second round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.
  • Shallotte’s Shock stays unbeaten
    The Shallotte Shock U12 Girls soccer team played two games two weekends ago, winning 4-1 and tying 1-1 . In the first game Greer Josselyn  worked the middle of the field using her dribbling skills and earned  her first two goals of the season. Greer also assisted teammate Hannah Hewett with a pass that Hannah put into the net for her first score of the season. Ashley Oakes finished the scoring by placing a penalty kick perfectly into the lower corner  of the goal.
  • Ocean City Chevrolet makes donation to Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball
    Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte is one of seven Chevrolet dealers from the Wilmington area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 baseball season, raising nearly $8,490 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Ocean City Chevrolet provided Shallotte Dixie and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball.
  • BCC women’s basketball team begins STARS
    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team presents STARS—Striving to Achieve Results. This is for girls and boys ages 4-12 and meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, November through February at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the BCC campus. The fee is $25. The mission of the program, coordinator and head BCC women’s basketball coach Ashlyn Burke said, is to give children of any basketball skills level “the opportunity to become a fundamentally sound player on the court and a better person off the court.”
  • Surf Off attracts 135 competitors
    The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival had the Oyster Fest Surf Off Sept. 10-11 at Ocean Isle Beach. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Surfing Association and Sharky’s, there were more than 135 competitors. Because of the popularity of this event, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Salty’s Surf Shop and the ESA will continue this event on a yearly basis in conjunction with the Oyster Festival, according to Kelly Matthews, the programs and events director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.