Community Sports

  • Triathletes compete at Holden Beach
    By Sarah Sue Ingram Beacon correspondent Pirates invaded Holden Beach Saturday and absconded with all the loot. Actually, they swam, bicycled and ran away with all the loot. Contestants from Charlotte had to hold onto their hats—their pirate hats—for the last leg as they crossed the finish line to win the Holden Beach Shipwreck Triathlon. “It feels good to win,” said James Haycraft, 28. “The hardest leg was the run because my hat kept blowing off, and a Speedo is not the most comfortable thing to run in.”
  • Sports briefs
    Planet Fun bowling Carolina Shores, Oct. 23: John Lynch 215, Joe Fiorvanti 203, 190 and 185, Vince Hammerl 191. Series: Joe Fiorvanti 578, John Lynch 544, Vince Hammerl 536. Women: Pat McKay 192, Kathy Hahl 179, Deb Courtemanche 169. Series: Deb Courtemanche 452, Gloria Riccitelli 443, Linda Pennington 442. Brunswick Belles, Oct. 24: Gloria Kinghorn 179, Susann Thompson 178, Marjorie Lucas 176, Carol Vealey 176. Series: Gloria Kinghorn 479, Susann Thompson 463, Barbara Horensky 456. St. James Men,
  • Brunswick athletes win gold in bocce
    Staff Report Ten Brunswick athletes won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Eastern Bocce Tournament Oct. 20 at Arnette Park in Fayetteville. The Brunswick Butterflies, consisting of Joann Ballato, Jade Gary, Marchetta Small and Kelly Young, won a gold medal. The Brunswick Hunks, consisting of Louis Edward Oswald and Chris Oxendine, won a gold medal. The Brunswick Tigers, consisting of Charles Trevor Jefferson, Jonathan Rectenwald III, Selina Smith and Warren Williams, won a gold medal.
  • Shallotte Shock improves to 7-0
     The Brush Dental U13 girls’ soccer team faced off against the only other undefeated team in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association on Saturday and won 3-2. Ashley Oakes advanced the ball deep down the field and found Mia Adcock who scored, starting the Shock off with an early goal that lifted the team’s confidence early.
  • Sports briefs
    Planet Fun bowling scores Planet Fun Classic, Oct. 18: Derek Frink 300, Jeff Kelly 279, Terry Decker 267, Zach Bailey 257 and 249, Collin Vanderburg 248, Jeff Evans 247, Terry Decker 246. Series: Derek Frink 759, Jeff Kelly 729, Terry Decker 714, Jeff Evans 694, Zach Bailey 688. Women: Paula Micale 175, Alexis Decker 175, Paula Micale 171. Series: Alexis Decker 489, Paula Micale 471, Gisella Grissett 409.
  • Sloup shoots an even-par 36
    Staff Report In the final nine-hole tourney of the conference season, South Brunswick junior Ashley Sloup shot an even-par 36 Oct. 8 on the Players Course at St. James Plantation. The yardage played was about 2,400 yards. Sloup overcame a double-bogey 5 on the second hole by making a birdie on third and sixth holes. She also made a birdie on the par-5 ninth hole. Her other bogey was on the par-3 seventh. South won the team title, as Janzen Jones shot a 45 and Jordan Saunders a 50.
  • South Brunswick sweeps conference tennis titles
    Staff Report South Brunswick High School tennis players won championships in the 3A Waccamaw Conference tournament Oct. 9 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. In doubles, South juniors Morgan Gilbert and Brooke Munroe beat senior teammates Lilly Michelakis and Julia Baldiga in straight sets, winning the final set 6-4. Munroe, a junior, was part of a doubles championship team last year, too.
  • Sports briefs
    Cedric Simmons update Cedric Simmons scored nine points and had nine rebounds in Enel Brindisi’s 78-69 victory Oct. 14 in an Italian professional basketball league game. Simmons started and played 25 minutes. He also blocked a shot and had two assists. Enel Brindisi is 1-2 in the 16-team league.
  • BAC Gators make debut in Wilmington meet
    Thirty swimmers from Brunswick Aquatic Club’s Gators’ swim team competed in the annual Commotion at the Ocean swim meet Oct. 5-7 at UNC-Wilmington, hosted by the Waves of Wilmington. The newly formed, 60-member team began practicing in September at the Brunswick County Community College Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. This short-course swimming season is BAC’s debut season in USA-Swimming competition.
  • Shock escapes with a win
    The Brush Dental U13 Shock soccer team had its toughest test of the season Saturday, winning 4-3. The Shock gave up an early goal and had to play from behind for the first time all year. Logan Shultz got the Shock going with her first goal, tying the game at 1-1. The Shock then gave up a second goal and went into the half down 2-1. “It was a good test for the girls as we haven’t had to play from behind all year and it tested their mental toughness,” coach Mark Giordano said.