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Community Sports

  • Sports briefs
    Elks Hoop Shoot has begun About 3,000 pupils in elementary and middle schools in Shallotte and Calabash are competing this month in the first stage of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest. The Hoop Shoot has divisions for boys and girls ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestants will shoot the for the best-of-25 free throws. The finals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Shallotte Middle School.
  • Bowling news
     BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER Nov. 1-5 McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Michael Oxendine 210, 214, 278, 702 series; Keith Croom 227, 253, 213, 693 series; Paul Stanley 214, 264, 660 series; Dar Anuszewski 205; Karen Moshoures 188. Tony Russo Sr.: Bill Laurie 194, 216, 557 series; Felix Remer 184, 166, 192, 542 series; Theron Johnson 204, 166, 522 series; Jack Howell 192; Sis Howell 178, 169, 496 series; Janet Sullivan 168, 183, 470 series; Debra Guyader 150.189, 452 series; Helen Gatts 178.
  • McCumbee finishes 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway
    Chad McCumbee drove his No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS to a 22nd-place in finish Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway. McCumbee, who started 22nd, presently pilots the No. 1 ModSpace car in the ARCA Racing Series. He had seven top-10 finishes this season. The 26-year-old made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Pocono Raceway in the No. 45 Petty Enterprises entry in 2007 and gained additional experience in 2008 making six starts under the Petty Enterprises banner.
  • Bowling results
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER Oct. 25-29 McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Milton Williams 247, 253, 225, 725 series; Marvin Hedgspeth 211, 235, 236, 682 series. Demaris Lance 233, 251, 194, 678 series; Craig Croom 265, 202, 654 series; Michael Oxendine 253, 217; Dawn Clardy 199, 225, 601 series; Karen Moshores 225; Paula Oxendine 193.
  • Sports briefs
    Local tennis players lose in regional West Brunswick and South Brunswick tennis players did not advance from the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A Regional at Barton College in Wilson.
  • Dixie Boys state champs honored with resolution
    On Oct. 18, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners honored the Brunswick County Dixie Boys All-Star Team that won the 2010 North Carolina Dixie Boys state tournament and played in the 2010 Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va., where it finished third. Commissioner Scott Phillips read the resolution in honor of the 2010 Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team and then presented each player a framed copy of the resolution.
  • Bowling news
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Eric Jenrette 225, 278, 218, 721 series; Wayne Branch 191, 228, 236, 655 series; Keith Croom 209, 214, 226, 649 series; Karen Moshores 214, 206, 568 series; Dawn Clardy 212 ,549 series; Dar Anuszewski 180.
  • Roger Bacon Academy archer gets world champion ranking
    Stand 11 steps away, check your stance, eye the center of the target, pull the arrow back, feel the tension of the compound bow, take a slow breath, aim and… release. Bull’s-eye.  For months this has been the regimen for each competitive archery student on The Roger Bacon Academy’s archery team. And that practice has paid off big time on a global scale at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.
  • Local Cape Fear swimmers achieve time standards
    Three county swimmers in the Cape Fear Aquatic Club achieved USA Swimming national age group time standards in the first meet of the indoor season. Lucas Kuhn, in the boys’ 8U, and Teddy Johnson, in the boys’ 10U and McKenzie White in the girls’ 10U, met the marks in the three-day meet hosted by the Waves of Wilmington Swim Club. Kuhn was seventh in the 25-yard butterfly (22.55 seconds), eighth in the 25 freestyle (19:21), eighth in the 25 backstroke (24.79) and 15th in the 25 breaststroke (31.72).  These were personal-best times.
  • Sports briefs
    Sloup wins non-league match In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49. The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards. South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.