Two Brunswick County teams will be participating in July 17-22 at Smithville Park in Southport in the North Carolina Dixie Boys Baseball state tournaments.
Brunswick is the defending champion in the Dixie Boys tournament (for 14-year-olds). Brunswick plays a first-round game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Field 2 against Columbus County.
If Brunswick wins, it plays a second-round game at 3:15 p.m. Sunday on Field 2 against either Dallas or Duplin County. If Brunswick loses its first-round game, it plays at 12:15 p.m. Monday on Field 1 in a loser-out game.
The Brunswick County Debs softball team lost twice Monday in the finals of a qualifying tourney for the Dixie Softball World Series, which begins July 31 in Vancleave, Miss.
The Debs (16- to 18-year-olds) reached the championship finals of the North Carolina Dixie Debs Softball state tournament in Cherryville.
Brunswick was one of four teams in the double-elimination tourney. The Debs opened the series by beating South Stanly 3-1 Saturday.
Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Gold” and “Platinum” ratings for six group dances, two duets and six solos in a recent competition.
The Extreme Company received a platinum first place and sixth overall for its jazz dance “Aha!” and a platinum first place and fifth overall for its contemporary dance “Slow Me Down.”
It was an exciting night for racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night as two new faces visited victory lane.
To start the events on a hot and humid Saturday was the kids’ weekly bike race. The Hot Rod series winner was McKayla Sweeney, who traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Ohio to support Street Stock series driver Mark Hale. Adam Fulford won his third bike race of the season as he held off Jack Barnhill and newcomer Aiden Hetu, of Wilmington.
Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.
McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.
Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.
Timothy Bellamy of Waccamaw School was awarded one of the three basketball camp scholarships by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and N.C. Touchstone Energy.
Katie Evans of Nakina Middle School and Louis Godwin of Williams Township Elementary School also received scholarships.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program provides students a unique educational and athletic opportunity on a college campus. Camp scholarship winners will learn fundamental basketball skills, be encouraged to set goals and establish new friendships.
Myrtle Beach Speedway celebrated Memorial Day weekend by bringing all five racing divisions back to the track for racing May 29.
To entertain the crowd while the drivers had their weekly drivers meeting, the track had its third bike race of the 2010 season. Four of the five participants started from turn four, while one participant started at the halfway point due to the age difference.
The 22nd annual Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and SilverArts had 265 participants in 80 athletic artistic events. The first-, second- and third-place winners in each age category male and female, qualified to compete against the 54 other local Games in Raleigh and other areas of state this fall.
The Gator Senior Games and SilverArts began April 7 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and ended on May 20 at county government center with the celebration social and medals ceremony.
Inspirations Dance Centre participated in Marvonna Talent Competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for one group dance, one duet and seven solos.