Community Sports

  • Tennis calendar
    Southport tennis courts open March 16 The new tennis courts at Southport will have a grand opening ceremony March 16. Round robins and other activities are scheduled. Call Bill Davis at 845-8812 for more details. Kids free tennis day is March 23 Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a tennis day for those ages 4-18. The event is 3-4:30 p.m. March 23 at the Shallotte District Park. For more information, contact Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583.
  • Local cyclists take 280-mile tour
    By Harvey Camp Special to The Beacon Cyclists Steve Bruce, 45, Edward Flynn, 62, and myself, 68, began a cycling tour Feb. 16. We drove to Miami, where we spent the first night in a local hotel. The next morning, we drove to the home of an acquaintance of Bruce, where we left the van and loaded our tents, sleeping bags and cycling gear onto our bikes and headed toward Key Largo, where we spent our first night on the road.  
  • Southport Baptist has its first baseball clinic
    Southport Baptist Church had its first baseball/softball clinic Feb. 16 at Bill Smith Park and nearly 100 students ages 5-12 participated. The kids learned fundamental skills about hitting, fielding and throwing from volunteer coaches from the church and local schools. They also enjoyed fun, fellowship and free snacks provided by the church’s outreach committee and other church donors. Event organizers said Southport Baptist would be planning more sports clinics for local students as an outreach to the community.
  • Sports briefs
    Planet Fun bowling Ocean Ridge, Feb. 14: Ed Gruver 232, Glenn Yurek 226, Don Ruth 216. Series: Charlie Augone 585, Steve Miller 569, Glenn Yurek 564. Women: Diane Wright 188, Kathy Giancarlo 160, Joanne Matthews 160. Series: Diane Wright 459, Terri Yurek 431, Kathy Giancarlo 424. Hump Day Fun, Feb. 13: Billy Bopst 224, Bill Gerber 220, Gordon Nash 213. Series: Randy Brown 565, George McVeigh 548, Zach Bailey 537.
  • Sports calendar
    Flag football is March 16  in Leland The St. Patrick’s adult flag football tournament begins at 9 a.m. March 16 at Northwest Park in Leland. Entry fee is $150 per team and includes a players’ spaghetti lunch. For more information, call Rob Mack, tournament director, at (843) 796-0536.
  • Sports briefs
    Planet Fun bowling Planet Fun Classic, Feb. 7: Jeff Evans 276, Randy Brown 268, Ricky Lachance 266. Series: Jeff Evans 737, Terry Decker 722, Jeff Kelly 703. Women: Ruby White 155, 134; Paula Micale 132. Series: Ruby White 411, Paula Micale 381. Hump Day Fun, Feb. 6: Zach Bailey 238, Aaron Goodrich 234, George Kleinman 225. Series: Zach Bailey 659, Brian McCall 621, Avery Poteate 579. Women: Susan McCall 214, Sheila Gideon 177, 172. Series: Susan McCall 489, Sheila Gideon 486, Heather Quaintance 439.
  • Sports calendar
    NBHS fish fry Feb. 23 The annual North Brunswick Baseball fish fry is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the North Brunswick High School baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds will go to the baseball program at North. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.  
  • First Tee Saturday classes begin March 4, continue for 12 weeks
    By Mike Gildea TFTBC Board of Directors, Coach This year marks the seven-year anniversary of The First Tee of Brunswick County’s inaugural programming—its after school and Saturday sessions. Youngsters between the ages of 4 and 17 from throughout the area, regardless of their golfing abilities, are invited to take part this spring. First Tee offers an array of programs to fit a family schedule and a child’s abilities.
  • Two county athletes win indoor track titles
    Staff Report North Brunswick sophomore Chris Graham won the 55-meter dash in 6.52 seconds in the Class 1A/2A/3A indoor state meet Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. Graham won by 0.03 seconds over Lexington junior James Drummond. Junior teammate Kevon Perkins missed qualifying for the final by 0.01 seconds. North junior Terrance Brown finished fifth in the high jump at 6 feet. The winning height was 6-6. South Brunswick junior Colin Minor won the shot put. His winning put was 53 feet, 5.25 inches.
  • Scorpions defeat Cougars, stay in first
    Sam Hickman Beacon Correspondent LELAND—North Brunswick found itself in the driver’s seat for the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference regular-season crown when cross-county rival South Brunswick entered Leland for a Feb. 6 contest. North staved off several Cougar rallies, surviving a 59-48 victory against a South squad still searching for its first win in league play.