Community Sports

  • Mountain bike tour Saturday
    Apparel brand Dirtball has announced the inaugural “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” a three-stop regional North Carolina mountain bike series that will award a $10,000 purse and championships in five divisions. The dates are Saturday, Brunswick Nature Park, Leland; Sept. 15, Harris Lake County Park, New Hill; Oct. 13, The Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville.
  • North Brunswick Scorpions beat Pender in opener
    By Jules Sacchetti Beacon Correspondent LELAND—The season-opening football game Friday night between the Pender Patriots and the host North Brunswick Scorpions game was penalty filled, but despite the penalties, the Scorpions came out on top, winning 21-16.
  • Cougars lose opener to West Craven
    Staff Report South Brunswick lost 27-13 at West Craven in a season-opening high school football game Friday in Vanceboro. South scored the first points. A long run by Cedric Daniels set up a touchdown by Damani Johnson. Gavin Dail kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead. West Craven then went on to score four touchdowns in taking a 27-7 lead through the fourth quarter. West Craven scored its first touchdown on pass from Demetres Abrams to Torrey Jackson. The Cougars blocked the extra point.
  • Sports calendar
    Fall Ball League sign-ups are Aug. 25 The Brunswick County Fall Ball League is signing up athletes ages 5-11. Sign-ups are 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lockwood Folly Park or Waccamaw Park. There are three age groups: Coach pitch for ages 5-7, minors for ages 8-9 and majors for ages 10-11. Players must be 5-years-old before June 1 and can’t turn 12 before June 1.
  • Sports briefs
    Cedric Simmons playing for Bulgaria Staff Report Cedric Simmons scored 12 points as Bulgaria outplayed Sweden 78-73 Aug. 15 in Group B of the European championships in Sofia. This was Simmons’ first official game with Bulgaria. He has played this past season for Asefa Estudinates in the Spanish professional basketball league. Simmons played 16 minutes and had eight rebounds. On Saturday, Simmons played 35 minutes and scored 16 points in an 88-71 loss to Azerbaijan in Baku. He had a team-high 12 rebounds.
  • Johnson to be inducted into WCU Athletics Hall of Fame
    Three former student-athletes representing four different sports comprise the 2012 Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame class announced this week. The 23rd induction class in school history will be placed into the Athletics Hall of Fame on the weekend of Nov. 2-3 with special on-field recognition during the Catamounts’ home football game against Southern Conference foe, Chattanooga. Among the three is Eric Johnson (football and baseball, 1995-99).
  • Sports calendar
    Soccer Challenge set for Aug. 29 The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at St Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte. The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will be conducting a soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 10-14. Participation forms will be available at the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contestants please bring a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Brunswick loses to Tennessee in World Series
    Staff Report Chester County, Tenn., beat Brunswick County 16-12 in a loser-out game Monday morning of the Junior Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va. Four times Brunswick fell behind by six runs in the loss. Tennessee scored six runs in the top of the first inning and led 8-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, but Brunswick scored three runs to cut the lead to 8-5. Tennessee scored four runs in the fifth in taking a 12-5 lead.
  • SMS cheerleader in Thanksgiving parade
    Staff Report Victoria Ames Nelson from Shallotte Middle School is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from throughout the country who will perform in the 2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.  
  • Grand Slam helps to keep Brunswick alive in World Series
    Staff Report Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.