Community Sports

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    Free throw contest The Knights of Columbus annual basketball free throw contest, sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Council No. 9039, is open to girls and boys ages 10-14 and will take place 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at Shallotte Middle School. Competitors in different age groups for girls and boys will shoot 15 free throws and the winners will receive trophies and advance to another competition. For more information, call Chuck Van Buren at 287-1785.  
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    Calabash Dart League The Calabash VFW Steel Dart League played its weekly match Oct. 23. First: Winnie Kosmel, Dennis Major and Larry Hagar. Second: Jay Valkenburg, Pinky Hindman and Hugo Kosmel. Third: Pat Burkhardt, Kathy Major and Rich Lelyo. Results Oct. 30. First: Tom Townsend, Al Sorensen and Mike Walton. Second: Pinky Hindman, Jay Valkenburg and Tom Kelleher. Third: Craig Sweetman, Kathy Major and John Hindman.
  • Triathletes compete at Holden Beach
    By Sarah Sue Ingram Beacon correspondent Pirates invaded Holden Beach Saturday and absconded with all the loot. Actually, they swam, bicycled and ran away with all the loot. Contestants from Charlotte had to hold onto their hats—their pirate hats—for the last leg as they crossed the finish line to win the Holden Beach Shipwreck Triathlon. “It feels good to win,” said James Haycraft, 28. “The hardest leg was the run because my hat kept blowing off, and a Speedo is not the most comfortable thing to run in.”
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    Planet Fun bowling Carolina Shores, Oct. 23: John Lynch 215, Joe Fiorvanti 203, 190 and 185, Vince Hammerl 191. Series: Joe Fiorvanti 578, John Lynch 544, Vince Hammerl 536. Women: Pat McKay 192, Kathy Hahl 179, Deb Courtemanche 169. Series: Deb Courtemanche 452, Gloria Riccitelli 443, Linda Pennington 442. Brunswick Belles, Oct. 24: Gloria Kinghorn 179, Susann Thompson 178, Marjorie Lucas 176, Carol Vealey 176. Series: Gloria Kinghorn 479, Susann Thompson 463, Barbara Horensky 456. St. James Men,
  • Brunswick athletes win gold in bocce
    Staff Report Ten Brunswick athletes won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Eastern Bocce Tournament Oct. 20 at Arnette Park in Fayetteville. The Brunswick Butterflies, consisting of Joann Ballato, Jade Gary, Marchetta Small and Kelly Young, won a gold medal. The Brunswick Hunks, consisting of Louis Edward Oswald and Chris Oxendine, won a gold medal. The Brunswick Tigers, consisting of Charles Trevor Jefferson, Jonathan Rectenwald III, Selina Smith and Warren Williams, won a gold medal.
  • Shallotte Shock improves to 7-0
     The Brush Dental U13 girls’ soccer team faced off against the only other undefeated team in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association on Saturday and won 3-2. Ashley Oakes advanced the ball deep down the field and found Mia Adcock who scored, starting the Shock off with an early goal that lifted the team’s confidence early.
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    Planet Fun bowling scores Planet Fun Classic, Oct. 18: Derek Frink 300, Jeff Kelly 279, Terry Decker 267, Zach Bailey 257 and 249, Collin Vanderburg 248, Jeff Evans 247, Terry Decker 246. Series: Derek Frink 759, Jeff Kelly 729, Terry Decker 714, Jeff Evans 694, Zach Bailey 688. Women: Paula Micale 175, Alexis Decker 175, Paula Micale 171. Series: Alexis Decker 489, Paula Micale 471, Gisella Grissett 409.
  • Sloup shoots an even-par 36
    Staff Report In the final nine-hole tourney of the conference season, South Brunswick junior Ashley Sloup shot an even-par 36 Oct. 8 on the Players Course at St. James Plantation. The yardage played was about 2,400 yards. Sloup overcame a double-bogey 5 on the second hole by making a birdie on third and sixth holes. She also made a birdie on the par-5 ninth hole. Her other bogey was on the par-3 seventh. South won the team title, as Janzen Jones shot a 45 and Jordan Saunders a 50.
  • South Brunswick sweeps conference tennis titles
    Staff Report South Brunswick High School tennis players won championships in the 3A Waccamaw Conference tournament Oct. 9 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. In doubles, South juniors Morgan Gilbert and Brooke Munroe beat senior teammates Lilly Michelakis and Julia Baldiga in straight sets, winning the final set 6-4. Munroe, a junior, was part of a doubles championship team last year, too.
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    Cedric Simmons update Cedric Simmons scored nine points and had nine rebounds in Enel Brindisi’s 78-69 victory Oct. 14 in an Italian professional basketball league game. Simmons started and played 25 minutes. He also blocked a shot and had two assists. Enel Brindisi is 1-2 in the 16-team league.