Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Bowling
  • Everyone wins at county's Special Olympics
    BOILING SPRINGS LAKE—Everybody was a winner at the Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games Friday at South Brunswick High School. Everybody who competed got a ribbon to prove it. The athletes and coaches also each received a British-racing green tie-dyed T-shirt, worn proudly and testifying everybody was on the same team. The sun played peek-a-boo from behind the clouds, making the temperature in the upper 70s pleasant.
  • Bowling
  • West Brunswick honors Doug Rutter
    West Brunswick High School officials presented Doug Rutter with a plaque of appreciation that also encased a clock before the varsisy baseball game against Hoggard Friday night. Rutter, a longtime sports editor for The Brunswick Beacon, became a Brunswick County magistrate in March. His wife, Susan, and daughter, Olivia, looked on as West athletic director Marcia Heady presented Rutter the plaque.
  • Senior games have record number of participants
    Brunswick County Gator Senior Games were Thursday and Friday at Town Creek Park. The program in now in its 20th year. Last week’s competition had 230 participants. “Probably we’ve been in the 190s for the last six years,” Brunswick County senior programs coordinator Khrystye Haselden said. “So this is a record for us. We’ve not gotten over 200 participants, so to have 230 is a wonderful blessing. It means more people are leading healthy, happy lives.” Last week’s winners
  • Smiles already ordered; Special Olympics set April 25
    The smile of a boy in a wheelchair is what stays on Steve Goodwin’s mind. Goodwin was a volunteer at the Special Olympics while he was a student at East Carolina University. This year, he’s the director of the Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games. “Just seeing the joy in the athletes’ faces—big smiles, happiness,” Goodwin said as he described his most rewarding moments at the Special Olympics. He remembers the joy on the face of a boy in a wheelchair in particular.
  • Pleasant View wins men's church league championship
    A trio scored in double figures as Pleasant View beat Mount Calvary 69-55 to win the Brunswick County Men’s Church Basketball Tournament Monday night. Jermaine Morris poured in 14 points, Josh Brown 13 and Jarrett Wallace 12 for the victors. McReese Vereen scored 14 and Larry Dailey 12 for Mount Calvary. In the first game Monday night, Pleasant View topped Mount Calvary 79-54 behind 26 points from Morris, 14 from Brown and 10 from Jason Thompson. Mount Calvary was led by Travis Cox with 24 and Vereen and Maurich Finch with eight apiece.
  • Ocean Flippers gymnastics teams win S.C. state crown 14 years in a row
    Gymnastics & More’s Ocean Flippers gymnastics teams came home with two team titles at the state championships in Newberry and Rock Hill, S.C., last weekend. The Level 9 team brought home the South Carolina state team gold with a final score of 110.125—more than three points ahead of the second-place team. With an all-around champion in Level 7 (Ana Smith), Level 8 (Faith Burns) and Level 9 (Gilly Hogue), as well as the Level 9 team title, the Ocean Flippers have successfully been S.C. state champions 14 years in a row.
  • Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk set
    OAK ISLAND—Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will be the uniform of the day during the 10th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 5K & 10K Run and Walk. The run/walk will be on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Race-day registration will be at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from 6:30 to 8 a.m. After registering, participants will be bused to the start area at the Brunswick County Airport for the 10K and to Caswell Beach Town Hall for the 5K.