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Community Sports

  • Dixie Youth baseball results
    BULLDOGS 9, SEAHAWKS 3 Tyler Lewis pitched the Bulldogs to the victory in the game June 2. For the Bulldogs, James White and Matt Lowry had two singles and a double. T.J. Faircloth and Lucas Ganey had two singles. Phillip Czuprynski singled. For the Seahawks, Phillip Gause and Markel Jones singled. DODGERS 18, METS 6 For the Dodgers, Gary Williams was 2-for-4 with a home run in the game June 2. Ra’Shawn Washington was 2-for-3. Greg Burton-White was 2-for-2. Adam Franklin was 4-for-4. Willie McRae was 2-for-3. Jason Stancil was 3-for-5.
  • Dixie Boys baseball results
    Leland Bulldogs 11 Town Creek White Sox 6 Matt Lowry led the Bulldogs in the victory May 19 with a triple, a double and a single. Lucas Ganey, T.J. Faircloth, Tyler Lewis and A.J. Jones all doubled and singled for the Bulldogs. James White and Chris Diaz also had hits. Lewis was the winning pitcher. For the White Sox, Terrell Stanley had a double and a single. Cody Ward had two singles. Darren Farris singled. Stephen Frink and Cody Tow homered. Southport Red Sox 7 Southport Dodgers 6
  • Chevy dealer contributes to Shallotte Dixie Youth
    Ocean City Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 season. Now in its third year, Chevy Youth Baseball is an initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. During the course of the season, Ocean City Cherolet will donate team-equipment kits that include equipment bags, baseballs, ball buckets and T-shirts.
  • Corbin Shell has top-10 finish in grueling bicycle ride
    The last 2.5 miles—containing “the wall”—was the most difficult. But that is the challenge Corbin Shell enjoys. So after having ridden 97.5 miles of the 100-mile Brasstown Bald Buster Century bike ride, Shell prepared for the final steep stretch, a stretch containing a climbing grade of 24-26 percent—“the wall”— to the top of Georgia’s highest mountain.
  • Grand Slam
    On a warm spring evening at Shallotte Park, the Shallotte Lions Club Riverdogs and the Jones Ford Sand Gnats are playing in a Dixie Youth baseball game. Among the spectators is Zachary Craig Cheers, a former Dixie Youth ballplayer who will be attending college in a few months. The connection between college and Dixie Youth baseball was made clear to the Riverdogs and the Sand Gnats during a presentation between innings, when Dixie Youth Baseball presented a plaque to Cheers. The plaque acknowledged Cheers as one of the recipients of a $2,000 scholarship for college.
  • Experience plays key part in legion games
    Experience is everything in sports, and that is one of the benefits of the American Legion baseball season. West Brunswick ballplayers will be represented in two American Legion leagues this summer. The Southwest Brunswick team, which is mainly junior varsity and younger varsity players from the West Brunswick Trojans, will compete as an independent junior legion team. West Brunswick High School coach Mike Alderson will manage the team. It will play its games at West Brunswick.
  • West Brunswick's junior league blasts Ashley in opener
    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick’s junior American Legion baseball team (Southwest Brunswick) opened its season by routing Ashley 19-8 May 22. West Brunswick trailed 3-2 after the first inning but scored four runs in the second and six runs in the third en route to the victory. West Brunswick finished with 18 hits. Jay Gause was 4-for-5 with seven RBIs and two doubles. Both doubles were hit with the bases loaded. “There was no place to put him, so they had to pitch to him,” manager Mike Alderson said. “Of course, everybody hit.”
  • Post 68 opens season 8-7 with victory
    JACKSONVILLE—The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion baseball team opened its season by beating Jacksonville 8-7 in 10 innings on Friday. Post 68 led 5-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning but Jacksonville scored four runs to take a 7-5 lead. Post 68 tied the score by scoring twice in the top of the ninth. “The kids showed up to play baseball,” Post 68 manager Randy Fennell said. “We got down in the bottom of the eighth but scored twice in the ninth to tie the game. They didn’t give up.”
  • From suits to shades, Swofford de-stresses at Ocean Isle Beach
    The beach was a late discovery for this man who grew up in the shadow of the mountains. Now Ocean Isle Beach is his retreat, his refuse, his revival. John Swofford comes to Brunswick County to slip the bonds and pressures of being Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner and Bowl Championship Series (BCS) coordinator. “You come over that bridge and see the island and the ocean out in front of you, and it’s like you’re entering another world,” Swofford said.
  • Gator Senior Games announces winners
    The 20th annual Brunswick County Gator Senior Games had competitions last week in track and field events, bowling, golf, tennis, swimming and cycling. Winners were: Cycling (1 mile): Women 55-59, Janice Ammann 3:39.84. Men 75-79, John Beddow 4:43.50. Cycling (5K): Women 55-59, Ammann, 10:59.62. Men 75-79, Beddow 15:14.65. Cycling (10K): Women 55-59, Ammann 21:18.00. Men 75-79, Beddow 30:28.00.