Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Walker among Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament winners
    Top-seeded Zach Ayscoe, of Raleigh, won the men’s 4.0 singles division at the Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament by defeating Darren Cranfill 6-2, 7-5 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Cranfill, from Advance, was the 2010 tournament champion. The second annual tournament was sponsored by Sunset Properties and D&D Tennis and presented by the Brunswick County Tennis Association, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. The tennis tournament was sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.
  • National Hunting, Fishing Day is Sept. 24
    National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina is Sept. 24 and everyone is invited to learn more about outdoor recreation and conservation by attending one of seven family-oriented events across the state supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support 29,000 jobs and $818 million in income in North Carolina.
  • Champion’s Challenge Oct. 27 at Cinghiale Creek
    BY CONNIE HENSLEY TFTBC PR COMMITTEE On Oct. 27, The First Tee of Brunswick County will be host of The First Tee National School Program Champion’s Challenge at The First Tee of Brunswick County’s Campus at Cinghiale Creek.
  • McCumbee delivers another top-10 finish
    BY COURTNEY McGARRY SPECIAL TO THE BEACON Neither a misfiring ignition box nor the surrounding mayhem could keep Chad McCumbee from delivering ModSpace and Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) from another impressive top-10 finish Sept. 5 in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford Fusion was forced to give up his ninth-place starting spot when the team decided to change the ignition box as a precautionary measure before the 100-lap race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
  • Adam Fulford, Grainger win track championships
    BOBI SUMMERS SPECIAL TO THE BEACON Bell and Bell Automotive presented Champions Night Saturday at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. W.C. Bell and family have supported local racers and the speedway for more than three decades. He was honored by 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Champion Justin Milliken in a pre-race ceremony for his contributions to the sport. The track had a moment of silence and divisional champions did ride around the 0.538-mile facility with a huge American flag in observance of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Laney too much for South Brunswick Cougars
    The South Brunswick Cougars went into the football game Friday night at Laney on a two-game winning streak, with a defense that hadn’t given up a touchdown, with high hopes of pulling off a major upset and silencing any critics who believed their undersized roster would be a downfall to their season.
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  • Terry Evans sweeps Limited Late Model races