Community Sports

  • ACC All-Stars at BCC on April 5
    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a basketball game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is headlined by ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the seniors from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke’s Miles Plumlee and N.C State’s C.J. Williams and Alex Johnson. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • The First Tee winter tour
    By Greg Hensley TFTBC ace-level participant Some of Brunswick County’s best young golfers joined coaches from The First Tee of Brunswick County for four rounds of winter golf competition at one of the area’s finest facilities, Ocean Ridge Plantation. The first two rounds were contested in a team scramble format and the final two were individual medal play. Contestants earned points for their finishing positions in three divisions with the winners being those with the highest point total.
  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational at West Brunswick High School
    Baseball April 9: 10 a.m.: Durham Riverside vs. North Brunswick (Game 1); 1 p.m.: Scotland County vs. South Brunswick (Game 2); 4 p.m.: South Stanly vs. West Brunswick JV (Game 3); 7 p.m.: Harrell’s Christian Academy vs. West Brunswick (Game 4). April 10: 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3 (Game 5); 1 p.m.: loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6); 4 p.m.: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game 3 (Game 7); 7 p.m.: winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8).
  • West golfers second in first tourney
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team finished second in the season-opening conference tournament March 12 at Whiteville Country Club. West Bladen finished first at 324. West was second at 329, South third at 339 and North fourth at 392 in the seven-team tourney. West Bladen’s Blake Baysden finished first and shot a 1-over 73 on the 6,329-yard course.
  • South shuts out Trojans in tennis
    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating West Brunswick 9-0 March 15. South is 3-0 in the conference, 8-1 overall after a victory Friday over Ashley. In singles, Edwin Burnett defeated Jason Watts 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2, Gabe Azzato defeated Jason Huff 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the longest singles match of the day. At. No. 3, Caleb Stanley beat Seth Strickland 6-1, 6-1 At No. 4, Noah Pieper defeated Ray King 6-2, 6-0.
  • Sports calendar
    West varsity sports calendar Subject to change March 21: Soccer at East Bladen, 6 p.m. March 22: Tennis at Whiteville, 4 p.m. Track at West with South Columbus and East Bladen. March 23:  Baseball, softball vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m. Soccer at the Brittney (Nash Central). March 24: Soccer at the Brittney (South Central). March 26: Soccer vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m. Golf at St. James Players Course. March 27: Baseball, softball at South, 6 p.m.
  • Sports briefs
    Cedric Simmons update Cedric Simmons did not start but had a team-high seven rebounds for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a 71-69 loss March 17. Simmons scored five points and had one steal. AEM is 7-17 and tied for 16th and in the 18-team Spanish professional b basketball league.
  • Shock opens season with win
    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team began its spring season with a target on its back. After an undefeated fall season, the Shock retook the field to defend its championship. Playing in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association in Wilmington, the Shock found itself in an unfamiliar situation: down 2-0 at halftime. “This was a great learning opportunity for the girls,” coach Mark Giordano said. “They showed resolve and determination and a champion’s will to win.”
  • 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.
  • 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.