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  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble...

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to...

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the

  • New quarterbacks to lead...

     LELAND — Garry Bishop knows how to use talent. The latest proof of that was the indoor and outdoor state championships he coached the North Brunswick boys’ track and field teams in 2014.

    Entering his 21st season as head coach of the Scorpion football team, Bishop once again is assigning players to positions that fit their talent and will help North win football games.

  • Brunswick County Junior Dixie...

     The Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    In its first-round game July 12, Brunswick County lost 5-2 to Columbus County.

    In a second-round game July 13, Brunswick County lost 7-4 to Bessemer City. The loss eliminated Brunswick from the tourney.

    Against Bessemer City, Brunswick was held hitless for four innings and finished with three hits. Bryce Guyer had a hit. Hayden Hughes had a hit and two walks. Jacob Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

  • Brunswick Debs second in World...

     The Brunswick County West softball team finished second in the Dixie Debs World Series last week in Atoka, Tenn.

    Brunswick, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament for girls ages 16 to 18, lost to 17-9 to defending champion Alexandria, La., in the second game of a doubleheader July 30.

    Brunswick reached the finals in the double-elimination tournament by beating Alabama 5-2 July 29. Caroline Gore pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher. Kim Cook pitched the seventh.

  • VIDEO: Colin Minor wins state...

     GREENSBORO — South Brunswick senior Colin Minor successfully defended his North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state championship in the shot put Friday, May 16, at N.C. A&T State University.

    Minor put the shot a personal-record 58 feet, 6 inches, winning the event by 3 feet.

    The victory matches the two titles won by brother Ryan (2010 and 2011).

  • West Brunswick Ponytails second...

     CARTHAGE — West Brunswick finished second in the Dixie Ponytails Traditional state softball tournament July 16 at Hillcrest Park. In the eight-team tourney for girls ages 11 to 12, West Brunswick finished 3-2.

    Brunswick opened the tourney July 12 by beating Fuquay-Varina 14-4. The next day, Brunswick beat Hoke 4-0.

    Brunswick lost 5-4 to Lumberton on July 14. In a loser-out game July 15 against Dunn, Brunswick won 2-0. The victory qualified Brunswick for the title game against unbeaten Lumberton, which Lumberton won 1-0.

  • Cheer camp at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE‑— Saying these cheerleaders performed before a receptive audience is like saying the beach has a lot of sand.

    Five age groups at the West Brunswick Cheer Camp received applause, whoops and hollers from family members and friends Wednesday, July 30, as their performance marked the end of the three-day camp.

    The 43 campers were showing off what they had learned.

    Katie Currie watched her daughter, Katybeth, 4, win the spirit award in the 3- to 4-year-olds division.

  • Local bowler finishes second in...

     The Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament finals took place July 25 at Planet Fun and a local bowler had a second-place finish.

    “It was a great tournament final,” Planet Fun owner Brian McCall said. “Planet Fun was packed with parents and participants attending the final roll offs.”

    One of the top finishers was local bowler Chandler McCall, who bowled 114 pins higher than his average and earned a $1,100 scholarship.

  • West cheerleaders at showcase