Community Sports

  • BAC Gators make debut in Wilmington meet
    Thirty swimmers from Brunswick Aquatic Club’s Gators’ swim team competed in the annual Commotion at the Ocean swim meet Oct. 5-7 at UNC-Wilmington, hosted by the Waves of Wilmington. The newly formed, 60-member team began practicing in September at the Brunswick County Community College Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. This short-course swimming season is BAC’s debut season in USA-Swimming competition.
  • Shock escapes with a win
    The Brush Dental U13 Shock soccer team had its toughest test of the season Saturday, winning 4-3. The Shock gave up an early goal and had to play from behind for the first time all year. Logan Shultz got the Shock going with her first goal, tying the game at 1-1. The Shock then gave up a second goal and went into the half down 2-1. “It was a good test for the girls as we haven’t had to play from behind all year and it tested their mental toughness,” coach Mark Giordano said.
  • Oyster Festival road race is Sunday
    Staff Report The N.C. Oyster Festival Road Race is Sunday on the island at Ocean Isle Beach. The event on flat asphalt consists of 5K and 10K runs and a 1-mile fun run. The 1-mile run begins at 8 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs begin at 8:30 a.m. Pets and inline skaters are not allowed. The fee is $35. Late registration fee is $40 Oct. 12-16. Register online at www.active.com. Search: 2012 NC Oyster Festival Road Race.
  • West teams win cross-country races
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School cross-country teams won their only home meets of the season Oct. 9. In the boys’ meet, West and South Brunswick each scored 29 points, but West won on the basis of having a higher No. 6 runner. North had 94 points and Pender 103. Whiteville and Trask had no scores. In the girls’ meet, West scored 35 points and South 41. North had 81 and Pender 87. Whiteville and Trask had no scores. This was the last regular-season meet before the championship meet Oct. 16.
  • WBHS Trojans split conference games
    Staff Report West Brunswick beat West Bladen 9-0 in a conference soccer game Oct. 10. Junior Cody Postich scored four goals. Normally a defender, he played forward as a substitute for the injured Scottie Melvin. Postich also had an assist. Senior midfielder Rodrigo Cardenas scored two goals. Junior forward Luis Espinosa, senior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse and Tristan Murphy each scored a goal.
  • Knox Harris wins surfing event
    Knox Harris, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the Association of Surfing Professionals’ 1-Star Fins Pro Junior Sept. 16 in Belmar, N.J. He beat Evan Thompson (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.), 20; Cam Richards (Garden City Beach, S.C.), 16; and Californian Griffin Colapinto (San Clemente, Calif.), 14.
  • West splits final matches
    Staff Report West Bladen beat West Brunswick 7-2 in a conference tennis match Oct. 2 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. In singles, Penny Watts (WBR) defeated Lexi Storms 6-4, 6-4. Hannah Dowless (WBL) defeated Sarah Harman 6-3, 6-3. Erica Tanner (WBL) defeated Victoria Jordan 6-3, 6-3. Nicole Nye (WBL) defeated Anna James 7-5, 1-0, retired. Josie Ludlum (WBL) defeated Hayley Grimes 6-3, 6-3. Alicia Avellaneda (WBL) defeated Ashley Carter 6-3, 6-3.
  • Shock improves to 5-0 with a 5-0 win
    The Brush Dental Shock U13 girls’ soccer team improved to 5-0 this season with a 5-0 win. The Shock used a balanced attack, with five girls each scoring a goal. Ashley Oakes followed a shot from Hayley Giordano that hit off the crossbar and Oakes put it in the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Hayley Giordano, Kayla Crouch and Caroline Hawthorne then added one each in the first half to lead 4-0.
  • Sports calendar
    Tennis Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for tennis lessons for youth and adults. Lessons are available throughout Brunswick County and are open to a wide range of abilities.  Adult lessons are 5:30- 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays Oct. 16-Nov. 21 and times are determined by skill level. The fee is $65 per person. Youth lessons are 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 22-Nov. 26 and times are determined by age. The fee is $65 per child.
  • Public meeting on Waccamaw Park renovations set for Oct. 18
    A second public meeting about the renovations at Waccamaw Park will take place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Waccamaw Community Building in Ash. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will host the meeting in which the new site plan for the Waccamaw Park Renovation Project will be discussed.