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Community Sports

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    $5,000 top prize in WBHS raffle The West Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club reverse raffle banquet is 6 p.m. March 9 in the school cafeteria. The top prize is $5,000. Secondary prizes are $250. Tickets cost $100, and it admits two for a steak dinner. The goal is to sell 250 tickets, West athletics director John Floyd said. “The moneys are used to support WBHS athletics, buy uniforms and make facility Improvement,” he said. To purchase tickets, contact Floyd at jfloyd@bcswan.net or at 754-4338.
  • Town Creek student second in hoop shoots
    Staff Report Alex Brown, a fifth-grade student at Town Creek Elementary School, finished second in the Eastern District Elks Hoop Shoots Free Throw Contest in the 12- to 13- year-old age division. Brown, 11, competed and won at the school level, which allowed him to go to the Shallotte Lodge’s local competition in December at Shallotte Middle School. (The age division is determined by the competitor’s age on April 1.) Brown placed and advanced to the district competition.
  • Brunswick tennis is looking lively
    By Fay Ahuja Special to The Beacon
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    Cedric Simmons update Cedric Simmons started and scored 19 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds as Enel Brindisi won 94-84 in an Italian professional basketball league game Monday night. Simmons played 31 minutes. The team is 9-8 and tied for seventh in the 16-team league.
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    Senior softball The Brunswick County Slammers senior softball team is looking for new members. Open to all men 55 and older. Call (910) 253-2670 for more information.
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    Senior golf tourneys These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670. Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price. March 20, Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45, 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
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    Winter fishing seminar A winter fishing seminar will take place from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Oak Island Recreation Center. Fishing captains Jerry Dilsaver and Jimmy Price will share tips and techniques that may make you catch more fish. Capt. Dilsaver will cover king and offshore fishing. Capt. Price will talk about flounder and inshore species. The fee is $60 per person in advance ($70 at the door) and those attending will receive a bag filled with samples, lunch and door prizes.
  • Leland baseball banquet is Saturday
    Staff Report The ninth annual Leland Hot Stove Banquet is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. Ticket prices are $20 and they will be on sale at the door. If interested in reserving tickets, call Nelson Best at 619-7023, Gary Rabon at 620-1886 or Carter Rabon 4470-0253. Gary LaRocque, special assistant to the St. Louis Cardinals’ general manager, and Tom Austin, head baseball coach of Methodist University, will be the guest speakers. Winners of scholarships will also be announced.
  • Hundreds compete in Run for Food
    By Michael Paul Sports Editor Ben Huffman, 17, of Waxhaw, won the ninth annual Run for Food half marathon Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach. In sunny, 45-degree weather, Huffman ran the course in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds. Peter Deucher, 19, of Front Royal, Va., was second in 1:21.28. He won the race last year, when he ran the 13-mile course in 1:18.12. The course took runners over the high-rise Odell Williamson Bridge to the mainland and back to the island. Adam Cornelius, 29, of Rockwell, was third in 1:23.36.
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    Shallotte Dixie Youth Shallotte Dixie Youth has registration for its 2013 season from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 and Jan. 19 at the Shallotte Middle School cafeteria. This is for those ages 3-12 who want to play baseball or softball.