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Community Sports

  • Sports briefs
    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.
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    Run for Food is Jan. 5 The ninth annual Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food half-marathon run and 5K run/walk is Jan. 5. All proceeds benefit the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry. This event is the biggest fundraiser the SBIC has to provide the foods at the pantry.
  • Leland baseball banquet set for Jan. 12
    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.
  • WBHS Trojan wrestlers continue to dominate
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School wrestling team finished 7-0-1 in recent duals. The Trojans wrestled five duals Dec. 15, finishing 5-0. There are West’s winners in the non-forfeit matches.
  • Roger Bacon cheerleaders win in national meet
    Staff report The Roger Bacon Academy Vikings cheerleaders once again have won at the Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championship, which took place recently at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.
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    Parks and Recreation offers programs Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is offering the following programs: Coed volleyball program Open play volleyball for those 55 or older is 10:15 a.m.-noon every Monday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the Brunswick Community College Campus. Free. All skill levels welcome. Call 253-2677 for more information. Silver paddles Open play table tennis for those 50 or older is