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Today's Sports

  • West Bladen sweeps South...

     

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—D.J. Mason had five rebounds in the first quarter, a blocked shot and 4 of his 16 points to lead West Bladen to a 41-33 victory over South Brunswick on Dec. 14 at the Cougars’ home court.

    The Knights took an early first quarter lead, 15-5, and never looked back in this conference game.

  • Simmons leads in rebounds in...

    Early in the professional basketball season of the Greece AI Division, Cedric Simmons leads in rebounds and is a close second in blocked shots.

    Simmons is averaging 11.3 rebounds a game. The next highest average is 9.5.

    Simmons is second in blocked shots, averaging 2.4 a game. The leader is averaging 2.5.

    In an 89-86 victory Dec. 12, Simmons scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds. He played 35 minutes and blocked three shots.

    Kavala is 5-3 and tied for third place in the 14-team league.

  • BCTA plans youth tennis events

    The new youth tennis committee of the BCTA met Friday at Jumpin’ Java in Shallotte. It agreed the purpose would be to provide lots of opportunities for youth 18 and under to play tennis in Brunswick County. 

    “There are several ways that we are going to do this,” said Karen Holbrook.

    “First, we will sponsor four tournaments annually. 

  • Dance 4 Life going to Disney

    Oak Island’s Dance 4 Life Inc. performed recently at the Oak Island Christmas tree lighting for the third year in a row. That was followed by a fun day in the Oak Island Christmas parade and the  annual studio Christmas party. While finishing up, owner Darcy Deal received a phone call from Walt Disney World informing her the studio had been accepted to perform at Walt Disney World in May 2011.

    Deal, a 25-year dance veteran, opened her dance studio four years ago, following her dream of showing local children the world. 

  • Piperettes present year-end...

    The Piperettes had their year-end awards luncheon Dec. 7 at the Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. The following awards were presented:

    Most birdies: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 23; 2. Penny Doss, 7; 3. Joanne Clements, 5.

    Lowest net for 2010: 1. Ann Pollock, 60; 2. Bonnie Whitaker, 64; T-3. Kathy Manning, Mary Stern and Jane Duvall, 65.

    Lowest gross for 2010: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 76; T-2. Karen Kennedy and Joanne Clements, 80.

    Most improved: Diane Rauch, who reduced her handicap during the season to 27.7 from 33.7.

  • Sports briefs

    YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for spring youth tennis lessons. Lessons are at Smithville Park and Ocean Isle Beach Park. Age group and times vary by location. All classes are from 3:45-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Class fee is $60. Call Ruthie McHugh at (910) 253-2583 to register. 

  • Hood wins Strausbaugh Award

    The 2010 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner is Mac Hood, PGA general manager of Meadowlands Golf Club and Farmstead Golf Links.

  • Tim Bringard attends Toro Future...

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort have become partners with The First Tee to create an exciting program for The First Tee participants to explore a variety of career opportunities within and outside the golf industry.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    BEACHCOMERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners at 2.5 points were Bill Cameron, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil. In second at 2 points were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl, Jack Goin and Stu Cleveland. Lowest gross for the day was Gary Gutheil, 87, and Jack Goin, 89. Lowest net was Jack Goin with a 66. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.

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  • Walking the course: Good for you

    Golf is a walking sport. In the early days of golf, players carried their clubs. 

    Courses designed before the advent of golf carts have a short walk from the green to the next tee. A regulation golf course is about 5 miles long from the first tee to the 18th green.   

    The electric golf cart was first manufactured during World War II, when gasoline was rationed. It was originally designed to allow women to go shopping and bring their groceries home. Soon golf courses discovered it, and before long little electric golf carts were widespread.