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  • West Brunswick goalie fights off shots, but team comes up short

    SHALLOTTE—Goalkeepers hope to be as lonely as the guy in the Maytag repairman commercials, but West Brunswick’s Ariel Gravino didn’t have that luxury in a match last Wednesday.

    She faced 19 shots on goal and made a whopping 15 saves, but a trio of Laney High School’s shots slipped through, and the Trojans fell 3-0 in M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “Ariel always does a really good job,” said West coach Laura Libero. “To have 15 saves out of 19 shots on goal is not too bad at all.”

  • West Brunswick Lady Trojans capture fifth softball win in a row

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick softball coaches had a hard time deciding when the last time the Lady Trojans had jumped off to a 7-1 start.

    “I think it was ’04,” said coach Joe Noble. “Amanda’s (daughter Amanda Noble) senior year we started out 6-0 before we lost our first game.”

    “I think it was ’03,” said pitching coach Mike Cronin.

    Neither mattered.

  • Spring sports in full swing for North Brunswick

    LaTesha Harrison and Barbara Graham each drove in two runs as the North Brunswick Lady Scorpions defeated Whiteville 7-1 last Friday in a Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference softball game at Leland.

    Jolanda White went 2-for-3 with a single, double and RBI.

    Carried Evenson was the winning pitcher for the Lady Scorpions (4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference). They play at Trask Tuesday and in the Beach Diamond Invitational tournament at Shallotte beginning Saturday.


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    South Brunswick golfers win third straight match

    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore shot a 38 and shared medalist honors with Whiteville’s Josh Kramer in Monday’s Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference golf match at Riegelwood Country Club.

    The Cougars continued to roll, winning their third consecutive league match by four strokes ahead of the Wolfpack. South Brunswick finished with 160 strokes, to 164 for Whiteville.

    South Brunswick is scheduled to meet Ashley and Hoggard in a match Thursday at Beau Rivage in Wilmington and host Topsail March 25.

  • West Brunswick netters fall to two perennial powerhouses

    West Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team lost a pair of matches to perennial powerhouses last week.

    West fell 9-0 on March 11 to North Myrtle Beach.

    West also fell 9-0 to perennial conference champion Hoggard on March 13.

    “The kids got a chance first hand to see strong they really are,” said West coach Bob Bell.

    Of the 11 active players on the Trojan tennis roster, all but two are either sophomores or freshman.

  • South, North players named to Waccamaw conference team

    South Brunswick and North Brunswick had a combined 13 athletes picked for first-team All-Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference honors.

    The Cougars had eight chosen, including five from its league-winning wrestling team, while the Scorpions had five.

    The South Brunswick wrestlers chosen were Jeromy Roundtree, Charlie Martin, Sammy Roundtree, Jonathan Marvin and Rick Logan.

    The Cougars’ Ryan Waldrep and Ervin Hall made first team in boys’ basketball with Joey Hines and Edward McNeill voted to the second team.

  • More subpoenaed documents released

    County attorney Huey Marshall has released to the Brunswick Beacon more subpoenaed documents related to the federal investigation of Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett. Marshall released 55 pages of subpoeaned documents Thursday morning. For more information read next week's issue of the Beacon.

  • Waccamaw students to present '101 Dalmations'

    Nearly 100 Waccamaw students will take the stage this weekend as the school performs “101 Dalmations” at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    This is the second year Waccamaw students have performed a musical. Last year, they performed “The Jungle Book.” Both shows are Disney Kids Productions.

    “They are an easy company to work with, and their shows are kid-friendly,” Cheri Skaggs, music teacher and musical director, said. “It makes sure the audience can be involved.”

  • Shallotte drug suspects face more charges

    Two men arrested last month in Shallotte for possession of more than 9,200 prescription pills are now facing numerous breaking and entering charges throughout North and South Carolina.

    Forty-year-old Richard Moore of Mayesville and Jonathan Nowokunski, 26, of Oak Island were arrested last month after Shallotte Police responded to an alarm activation at Lowe’s Home Improvement on Whiteville Road.

    More than 9,200 pills with a street value of about $40,000-$50,000 were recovered from the suspects’ motel room after their arrest.

  • Who will run the local department?

    CALABASH—What does the future hold for the Calabash Volunteer Fire Department?

    That was a subject of debate at a Carolina Shores budget retreat last week.

    Carolina Shores town commissioner Gere Dale, who represents his town on the fire department board, broached the topic, drawing fire from Mayor Steve Selby after suggesting one option is for the town to take it over.

    “I think a financial feasibility study is not only necessary but I think essential,” said Dale, who sought commissioners’ comments.