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Community Sports

  • Pilot Club donates handicap swings
    By Melinda Johnson Special to The Beacon The Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands recently donated $1,300 to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation to purchase two handicap swings. The Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands works to improve the lives of those affected by brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and autism.
  • South swimmers qualify for state
    Staff Report South Brunswick qualified three relays for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet this week. The team of sophomore Savanna Michaux, junior Michelle Richards, junior Morgan Gilbert and senior Rachel Van Noordt finished seventh in 1 minute, 52.42 seconds in a qualifying race Saturday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The winning time in the regional was 1:43.64 by Cardinal Gibbons. The top 12 finishers in each regional event qualify for the state meet Friday at the same site.
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    Southport Baptist Church baseball/softball camp The Southport Baptist Church’s baseball/softball camp for players ages 5-12 is Feb. 16-17 at Bill Smith Park in Oak Island. The event is free and will include coaching for all ages and skill levels. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. The skills camp is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. each day, with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the park. Come early to register or RSVP to guarantee your spot by calling (910) 457-6816 or by emailing ministry-secretary@southportbaptist.org.
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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.