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    BY GREG HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    The combined Ace and Eagle classes of The First Tee of Brunswick County took a break from their usual Saturday programs and attended a presentation March 26, along with coach Mike Reeves and coach Ed Fort, at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation. 

    Dan Pasquariello, director of instruction at St. James Plantation, gave a presentation about improving one’s golf game to Molly Gore, Landon Patterson, Chris Gotwalt, Ashley Sloup, Greg Hensley and Holden Patterson.

  • Calabash VFW dart league results

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for March 8. First: Hank Olson, Pinky Hindman and Pat Perryman. Second: Darleen Riley, Tom Kelleher and Jack Goin. Third: Mike Walton, Rich Murray and Tom Townsend. 

  • Brunswick Shakers win silver...

    The Special Olympics cheerleading team, the Brunswick Shakers, took home the silver medal in a recent cheerleading tournament. The SONC Cheerleading Tournament was March 12 at Butler High School in Charlotte. The girls were led by head coach Cindy Neely with the help of two assistant coaches, Lindsey Smith and Devan McLachlen, and competed against eight teams. 

  • Dance Centre performers win...

    Inspirations Dance Centre of Southport participated in Star Talent Productions Dance Competition March 12-13 in Supply.

    Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded platinum and ratings for eight group dances, five duets and 15 solos. The dancers earned the opportunity to compete at Nationals in July. IDC’s senior company earned a platinum rating and first overall senior small group for its contemporary dance and a rating for its jazz dance. 

  • Zacek, Walsh pitch North to...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—David Zacek gave up one hit through five innings and reliever Tim Walsh ended the game with two strikeouts with the tying runs on base as North Brunswick beat South Brunswick 6-4 March 29 in a conference baseball game.

    Both pitchers were sharp in the early innings. In the top of the third, North’s James White led off with a walk against starter Mark Price. With one out, White stole second. He scored on a single to right field by Tim Walsh.

  • Spiking interest: New youth...

     Volleyball’s version of March Madness took place Saturday in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Several youth volleyball teams played in the all-day tourney. Hundreds of parents and fans watched the matches. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club was the host.

    Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt established the BJVC in the fall for youth volleyball players in Brunswick County.

  • West beats Whiteville in softball

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School softball team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating Whiteville 3-1 Friday.

    Kim Cook (5-0) was the winning pitcher for the Trojans (3-0, 6-1). She gave up one unearned run and seven hits. She walked three and struck out eight.

    West had no hits in the first three innings, but in the fourth Alyssa Chappell hit a home run. Another run scored when Sam Smith singled and came home on a hit by Dez Avallone.

    In the fifth, Paige Ward singled and later scored on a hit by Hannah Stocks.

  • Whiteville beats Trojans in...

     WHITEVILLE—Conference leader Whiteville beat West Brunswick 4-0 in a high school baseball game Friday night.

    Nathan Hood held West to four hits in pitching all seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

    West’s Trey Brown gave up five hits in six innings. He walked two, hit one and struck out five.

    Whiteville scored in the first on a two-run home run to right field by Hood.

  • West Brunswick teams win tri-...

    The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track-and-field teams swept tri-meets with Whiteville and East Bladen on March 24 at West.

    West’s Kayla Padgett won the discus in a personal-best 132 feet, 7 inches. The winning mark last year at the Class 3A state meet was a record 137-0.

    Padgett also won the shot put in a personal-best 37-2. The winning mark last year at the state meet was 39-6.

    Jasmine Jackson won three events: the 200 (27.49), the long jump (15-7) and high jump (4-0).