Community Sports

  • Trout waters open April 6
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open about 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. April 6. The season will run through Feb. 28. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.
  • Holiday tourneys are April 1-3 at West
    The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball tournaments are April 1-3 at West Brunswick High School. A three-day pass is $15. A single-day pass is $6. As of March 20, these are the scheduled baseball games for April 1: 10 a.m.: Harrell’s Academy vs. North Brunswick 1 p.m.: Western Harnett vs. South Brunswick 4 p.m.:  South Stanly vs. Topsail 7 p.m.: Winslow, N.J., vs. West Brunswick As of March 20, these are the scheduled softball games for April 1: 10 a.m.: Richmond vs. Whiteville
  • Sports briefs
    Lighthouse run is set for April 20 The 15th annual Oak Island Lighthouse run and walk begins at 8 a.m. April 20 at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell and there will be three distances for runners: a one-half marathon (13.1 miles) a 10K (6.2 miles) and a 5K (3.1 miles). Register at www.lighthouse10k.com or at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. Entry fee is $30 per person for the 5K or 10K and $45 for the one-half marathon.
  • North’s boys, South’s girls win track meet
    Staff Report The North Brunswick High School boys’ track and field team dominated in winning a tri-meet with South Brunswick and West Brunswick on March 21 at South. Sophomore Chris Graham won the 100 in 10.55, qualifying for a regional. Senior Graham Rivenbark won the 300-meter hurdles in 44.31. Freshman Latrell Hill won the 400 in 54 seconds. Junior J.J. Batts won the 800 in 2:07. Senior Adam Jacobs won the high jump (6-0) and the 110-meter hurdles (15.34).
  • Sports briefs
    Planet Fun bowling Ocean Ridge, March 7: Rich Scaler, 298, 252; Rod Peterson 222; Roger Mitchell 221. Series: Rich Scaler 766, Rod Peterson 599, John Olio 558. Women: Becky Bakley 198, Pat Brooks 170, Carol Dunham 169. Series: Becky Bakley 471, Pat Brooks 436, Carol Dunham 428. Planet Fun Classic, March 7: Terry Decker 268, Jeff Evans 267, Collin Vanderburg 258. Series: Collin Vanderburg 737, Mike Albert 699, Jeff Evans 691.
  • Junior Open tennis tourney this weekend
    By Fay Ahuja Special to The Beacon On Saturday and Sunday, the Brunswick County Junior Open tennis tournament will take place at the Ocean Isle Beach Park tennis courts. The tennis starts at 8:30 a.m. each day. This is a USTA-sanctioned event with a 16-draw limit. There will be boys’ and girls’ divisions for ages up to 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Players must be USTA members. For more information, contact tourney director Bob Cause at 471-2824.
  • Cougars defeat Trojans in tennis
    Staff Report South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a conference singles match March 14. In singles, West’s Jason Watts beat Gabe Azzato 6-3, 7-5. South’s Caleb Stanley beat Ray King 6-1, 6-0. South’s Noah Pieper beat Tyler Micallef 6-0, 6-0. South’s Joey Kronenwetter beat Emillio Bonifacio 6-3, 6-0. South’s Lance Watts beat Jarrett Walls 6-3, 6-2. West’s Luke Bollinger beat Caleb Hemphill 2-6, 7-5, 10-8. South swept the doubles.
  • Many county players on all-conference teams
    Staff Report Waccamaw Conference coaches have selected all-conference teams for the winter sports. Below are the selections from the three county high schools. Boys’ basketball From the conference championship North Brunswick team, Adam Jacobs, Nik Sloan and Jaeden Phillips are on the first team. Jacobs, a senior guard, averaged 16.1 points a game, making 55 percent of his 2-point field-goal attempts. He averaged 6.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.9 steals a game.
  • Tennis calendar
    Southport tennis courts open March 16 The new tennis courts at Southport will have a grand opening ceremony March 16. Round robins and other activities are scheduled. Call Bill Davis at 845-8812 for more details. Kids free tennis day is March 23 Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a tennis day for those ages 4-18. The event is 3-4:30 p.m. March 23 at the Shallotte District Park. For more information, contact Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583.
  • Local cyclists take 280-mile tour
    By Harvey Camp Special to The Beacon Cyclists Steve Bruce, 45, Edward Flynn, 62, and myself, 68, began a cycling tour Feb. 16. We drove to Miami, where we spent the first night in a local hotel. The next morning, we drove to the home of an acquaintance of Bruce, where we left the van and loaded our tents, sleeping bags and cycling gear onto our bikes and headed toward Key Largo, where we spent our first night on the road.