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  •  On Feb. 3, the Rivers Edge Veterans Association (REVA) hosted a charity bowling tournament attended by 121 bowlers at Planet Fun in Shallotte to raise funds for the Warrior Ride of Oak Island and the REVA scholarship program. Members of the winning team with a total pin score of 2799 are from left: Regina Schliewe, Gary Schliewe, Mike Burns, Andrew Burns and Little Man Axel. More than $2,000 was raised for the charities.

  •  In NASCAR, there are two feats considered the ultimate goals for any driver who straps into a stock car and they were both originally set by one man who is known far and wide as The King. 

  •  Registration is now open for the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s amateur and mid-amateur championships to be played at Lockwood Folly County Club in Holden Beach on June 3-7. To register and for more information, go to the WSGA website at www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org.

    You will also find information about how to register for the WSGA’s annual scholarship fund established to assist deserving female golfers residing in 15 southern states and the District of Columbia to obtain four years of higher education.

  •  ThePhillipA.Cook Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 15, after The Masters, at the OakIsland GolfClub. The tournament is sponsoredbyIslandWayRestaurant withallproceedsgoingto thePhillipA.CookEducationandDevelopmentFundandWAVES 4 K.I.D.S.

    The format is a Captain’s Choice. The tournament fee is $125 per player andincludesbreakfast,lunch anddinner; and afterwards,wine,beer,non‐alcoholicbeverages,silent andliveauctions, a goodiebag,specialtournamentgifts and prizesforfirstandsecond place winners in three flights.

  •  The Brunswick School of Dance Team attended On Stage America Dance Competition on Saturday, March 16, at Brunswick Community College. The dancers won multiple individual awards.

    Lauren Cade earned a 4th place overall in her Junior Intermediate Jazz Solo. Amber Fields also earned 4th place overall for her Senior Intermediate Lyrical Solo, as did Olivia Mehalick in her Teen Intermediate Contemporary Solo. Co-captain Shelby Whitwam finished in 5th place overall for her Teen Advanced Open Solo.

  •  A lot of coaches win hundreds of ballgames.

    A lot of coaches who don’t win so much treat their players with dignity and respect, leaving a lasting impact on the kids who learned under their tutelage.

    It’s rare when you find a coach who has done both.

    That’s why the Brunswick County community should cherish West Brunswick High School varsity baseball coach Mike Alderson.

    You probably know him as “Coach A.”

    Where to even begin with the accolades?

    300 wins? Check.

  •  SHALLOTTE – For at least one half-inning, it looked as if West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team would be saddled with another gut-wrenching loss early in the season.

    The Trojans squandered a 7-1 lead in the fifth and sixth innings, but rallied with three runs in the home half of the sixth to secure a 10-8 victory in a non-conference game Saturday, March 16, against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

  •  West Brunswick’s varsity softball team improved to 3-0 in Mideastern Confernece play and 3-1 overall with a pair of league wins last week.

    Morgan Beeler tossed a complete-game shutout in a March 12 win over Hoggard and the Trojans routed New Hanover 19-0 in five innings on Friday, March 15, to complete a perfect week.

    Eleven different Trojans had base hits against the Wildcats. West scored 11 runs in the top of the first frame and cruised to a mercy-rule win.

  •  SHALLOTTE – When Kasey Hollar first attended a Brunswick County Parks and Recreation football practice, he could barely run, according to his father.

    Now more than 10 years later, Hollar signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

    Hollar put ink to paper on Thursday, March 14, inside the West Brunswick High School cafeteria with friends, family and others in attendance.

  •  The lawsuit Leland and Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO filed against Belville over H2GO’s assets and the future of a reverse osmosis water plant could be decided by April if not sooner.

    Superior Court Judge Charles Henry heard the arguments of both Leland/H2GO and Belville at a Feb. 28 hearing to consider motions for summary judgment filed by both parties.

    Leland Town Manager David Hollis said at the Feb. 28 hearing the judge said he would consider ruling on one of the motions for summary judgment.

  •  ASH — Irvin Milliken saw his new home for the first time March 16 when he was joined by a crowd of 50 family, friends and volunteers from God’s Pit Crew, the volunteer builders who replaced his Hurricane Florence flood-damaged house.

    The God’s Pit Crew team put Milliken up in a camper down the road from his property on Ash Little River Road until the new home was complete and they could host a reveal Saturday.

  •  SHALLOTTE – Think of a popular NBA player not named LeBron James.

    There’s a good chance West Brunswick ninth-graders Carter Wyatt and Abel Yuricek have the player’s autograph.

    Wyatt moved to the Shallotte area before almost three years ago and he instantly found a best friend in Yuricek.

    The two best friends, who are closer to brothers than acquaintances, share many of the same passions: football, basketball, baseball, video games and perhaps most importantly, seeking autographs.

  •  The Brunswick Community College baseball team has repeated a mantra as long as Robbie Allen has been the head coach.

    When approaching a three-game series on the road, the team has a saying, “Two’s a must, three’s a plus,” meaning the goal is to win twice, but a third win to secure a sweep is icing on the cake.

    When the Dolphins traveled to Pitt Community College, one of the top teams in Region 10, last weekend, BCC didn’t get to enjoy the icing on the cake, but it did get the job done.

  •  West Brunswick claimed a pair of third-place finishes in a three-team track meet at Laney on Thursday, March 7.

    The Trojans’ boys’ squad finished in third place with 13.5 points, while the girls’ squad finished behind South Brunswick and Laney in the girls’ competitions.

    West Brunswick thrower Jaheim Lewis finished in fifth place in the boys’ discus throw, while female competitors Jessalynn Vendrick (second place, 69-02) and Julia Hargis (third place, 68-06) had strong showings in the girls’ event.

  •  West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ golf team started the 2019 season with a solid showing March 4 at Pine Valley Country Club in Wilmington.

    The Trojans finished with a team score of 342 to finish in fourth place.

    South Brunswick earned a first-place finish with a team mark of 315, while Topsail finished in second place with a 321 ledger.

    Third-place Hoggard bested West Brunswick by 13 strokes with a cumulative score of 329.

    West Brunswick had four golfers with sub-90 rebounds, including Ryan Jahr’s 78.

  •  West Brunswick boys’ basketball player Jadyn Parker entered his junior campaign with high expectations.

    The 6-foot-7 forward showed flashes of brilliance during his sophomore campaign and was expected to help carry the scoring load for a Trojan squad that lost more than 75 percent of its scoring from the 2017-18 squad.

    Parker did just that, finishing the season averaging 12.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest.

    The lanky wing earned a spot on the boys’ basketball first-team all-conference squad.

  •  Brunswick Community College’s baseball squad has grown accustomed to blowing out teams early in the 2019 campaign.

    For the second consecutive week, the Dolphins earned a mercy-rule win over an out-of-state opponent as BCC clubbed Kankakee Community College (Ill.) 14-3 in a non-conference matchup March 6 at the Ripken Facility in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Dolphins built an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, increased the advantage to 3-0 in the second and tacked on four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-0 edge.

  •  West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ soccer team dropped its second consecutive shutout to begin the 2019 season with a 9-0 defeat against Ashley in the Mideastern Conference opener for both teams on a frigid night in Shallotte on Thursday, March 7, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The game was scoreless through the first 10 minutes, but the visiting Screaming Eagles scored three goals in a 17-minute span in the first half and added six more to claim a 9-0 win.

    Through two games, West Brunswick has been outscored 13-0.

  •  SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick pitchers walked 10 batters and the club’s offense stranded eight runners, but a seventh-inning rally and a walk-off sacrifice fly lifted the Trojans to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Carolina Forest (S.C.) on Thursday, March 7, at Mike Alderson Field.

    It took more than two hours and six trips to the dish, but the Trojan bats came alive in the bottom of the seventh.

  •  Walter Shaw has won a whole bunch of games during his time as the head men’s basketball coach at Brunswick Community College.

    His squad won 22 more this season and it wasn’t always easy.

    The Dolphins finished the 2018-19 campaign Friday, March 8, with a loss in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 10 Tournament at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst.

    BCC played its final two or three games with, for lack of a better term, a skeleton crew.