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Today's Sports

  • BCC youth basketball clinics in...

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team is offering two youth basketball clinics in January at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. 

    BCC coach Ashlyn Burke and her team will conduct the clinics. The first clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15. BCC plays Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m. that day. The second clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 29. BCC plays Louisburg College at 1 p.m. that day.

  • Community sports news

    Fitness classes set for spring

    This is the 2011 spring fitness schedule offered by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. To register for any of the fitness classes or for more information, call Ruthie McHugh at (910) 253-2583. 

    Total Body Fusion: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 4-May 26 at Lockwood Folly Community Building. Fee is $30 month, $8 drop-in.

    Zumba: 8:15-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 4-May 26 at Body Dimensions. Fee: is $35 per month, $10 drop-in.

  • Photos of BCC victory over...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Central Carolina Community College in a first-round game of the Whiteville Urgent Care tournament. Here are photos of some of the action. BCC plays another game at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 19) on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics and Fitness Center.

  • West Brunswick boys get first...

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat East Bladen 72-57 Friday, West’s first victory of the season.

    Quan Bates scored 19 points, Taylor Buffkin 17, Geoff Gore 13 and Roman Smyth 11—all season highs—as new coach coach Eric Davis got his first victory with the Trojan program.

    Markel Jones scored a season-high 8 points, Jamal Jacobs 3 and Marquis Johnson 2 for West (1-2 in the conference 1-8).

  • 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.