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Today's News

  • Johnson-Thompson

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christa Johnson and Andrew Thompson. The bride-elect is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. James K. Johnson Jr. of Bolivia. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. Sharon Thompson and Randy Thompson of Sunset Beach. An April wedding is planned in Wilmington.
     

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three-lowest nets tournament Friday at Crown Park. The winners with a score of 184 (-32) were Jim Beairsto, Hal Riebesehl, Jim Fitzner and Bob Smith. In second at 190 (-20) were Paul Michal, Ed Nocella, Fred Ortiz and Dick Cecil. Lowest gross: Reese Evans 82, Jim Fitzner 83, Hal Riebesehl 84, Bob Smith 85, Gary Gutheil, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter 88, Paul Michal and Stu Cleveland 89. Lowest net: Hal Riebesehl 60, Bob Smith 63, Ed Nocella 67 and Jim Ritter 68. Hal Riebesehl was golfer of the week. He missed shooting his age by two strokes.

  • Waking up a snoozing golf course

    Those of you who are new to the game (in the last 20 years of so) probably don’t remember playing golf in the Carolinas during the winter months when all the grass was brown.
    That’s right, folks, brown. The greens were brown, the tees were brown, the fairways were brown, the rough was brown.

  • Sports calendar

    Coed softball registration
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.

  • Taking kids fishing: They’re the future of the sport

    One of the great joys of fishing is introducing the sport to the next generation. Taking a kid fishing is a lot of fun and a great investment in the future. Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters fishes out of the Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County and is one of the many fishing guides who will help their customers introduce children to the sport. I asked him about his experience and advice regarding taking kids fishing.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation. The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Nivea Bryant wins gold medal in cheerleading

    Staff Report

    Nivea Bryant won a gold medal for cheerleading individual performance at the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Western Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament.
    The Brunswick Shakers won a bronze medal. The cheerleaders are Joann Ballato, Tia Bowden, Jade Gary, Stephanie L. Neely, Amanda Prochazka, Marchetta Small, Rachael Teeples, Reba Webb and Kelly Young.
    The tournament was Saturday and provided a full day of competition for nearly 1,000 athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, SONC president/CEO.

  • Injuries hinder Lady Trojans in soccer losses

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 7-1 to Ashley in a non-conference game March 7 and 3-0 to Whiteville in a conference-opening game Monday. Game summaries are below.

  • Trojan tennis improves to 4-1

    Staff Report

    Last week the West Brunswick boys’ tennis team beat West Bladen in a conference match and beat North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a non-conference match. The Trojans are 4-1 this season.
    “We played against two teams that are rebuilding and are well coached,” West Brunswick coach Bob Bell said. “So we better get in our licks in now, and fortunately we did.

  • Trojan golfers set to defend conference title

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon