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Page S-B?THE BRUNSWICK BEACOP
BY SUSAN USHER
Brunswick County Parks and
Recreation Department follows certain
trends, while setting others of its
own, departmental spokesmen told
Bnmswick County Commissioners
during a program review last Thursday
Commissioners were late arriving
for the program review and pizza
dinner originally scheduled for 5 p.m.
but starting shortly after 6:30 p.m.
hike departments nationwide,
Bruaswick County offers more coed
programs and more non-competitive
activities each year such as adult
coed volleyball and softball and "new
games" that place more emphasis on
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
The North (Carolina High School
Athletic Association received a
tremendous boost earlier this month
when it was announced the Wachovia
Corporation would be the association's
first corporate sponsor.
Wachovia lias worked closeiy with
but will now totally underwrite the
association's awards programs,
which provides medals, trophies, pla
quc.s mid certificates for state championship
teams, coaches and playoff
"iiavitiK Wachuvia an the first full
corporate sponsor is an exciting
development for the NCHSAA. We
have enjoyed a close relationship
with Wachovia for several years and
look forward to this additional involvement,"
said Charles II. Adams,
executive director of the NCHSAA.
Since 1979 Wachovia has sponsored
the Wachovia Cup and Trophy pro
gram. 'I"he cup is presented annually
to the high schools which have the
state's best oven?!! nthlptie pro
gram* and tin? trophy is awarded annually
to schools with the best pro
grams In their oen?er?,ncc,j
The North Carolina High School
MhVcUc Dlndori Association will be
conducting Its annual convention at
nearby Wrightavillc Beach on April
17-19. The association. founded in
1971, will 1m* reviewing and discussion
? iiiiliibcf in NCilSAA policies at
Only a few announcements were
made effecting local prep athletics at
the NCILSAA Hoard of Directors
meeting held last month at Chapel
The first official playing date for
I lie 1985 football season will be Friday,
The board also approve*! a recom
mendation from the Sports Committee
that regional play in tennis
playoffs I* climlnutcd. Instead, the
top three qualifiers from sectional
participation will advance directly to
the state-level playoffs.
The board nave approval to a
recommendation from the
Academics and Attendance Committee
concerning student requirements
on academic and school attendance
qualifications. For a student to be
eligible to participate in interscholastlc
athletics, he/she must
(11 pass four subjects the previous
semester and <2) have uttended 75
percent of the previous semester
The committee ;Un
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The West Brunswick I ?dy Trojans
dropped their softball opener last
week with an 11-1 defeat to South
Brunswick Rente Harrison, Angle
IrwLs am! Tina Cobble led South
Brum wick with three hit* each.
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having fun than winning.
However, its program offerings
a!so include activities such as
development dance for handicapped
students. The degree of cooperation
needed with the public schools for
this program to succeed is one of the
things that make it winner of both
state and national awards.
Other factors include use of nonphysically
handicapped peer tutors
to work with participants and the
I .ess emphasis on competition is
most reflected in youth programming,
indicated Director Bobby Jones
and Athletic Director Doug White.
Now, during basketball season,
that the student should be present the
day of a game In order to participate.
All students planning to participate
in aUiietics in the fall, 1985 semester
will have to meet these requirements
during the present spring semester.
Over 90 percent of the NCHSAA
memueis throughout the state vrcrc
academic and attendance standards.
It marked the first time in 40 years
that academic and attendance requirements
have been altered.
The National Federation of High
dcnooi aimeuca r ooid?h nuies
Committee has made only a small
amount of changes that will effect the
upcoming fall season.
Tl?e most significant change came
in restricting the offensive player-inmotion
from blocking below the waist
in the free blocking zone.
Shifting on offense also was slightly
changed. The offeasive player of
players shifting now must be motionless
for a fill! ??v?nnH prior to tho
snap of the ball. The player in motion
can also move parallel to the line of
scrimmage whereas in past seasons
the shifting player was required to
motion slightly backwards by definition
Also the penalty for illegal use of
hands and holding was reduced from
15 to 10 yards.
The North Carolina Coaches
Association (NCCA) is entering its
39th year and is stronger than ever
before. Over 98 percent of coaches of
NCHSAA members are In the
association including a record 3,251
coaches in 1984.
Pender football coach Bob I-ewls is
presently serving on the NCAA
Hoard of Directors for 1984-85.
Oak Island Run Set
The annual Oak Island Five-Mile
and One-Mile Fun Hun has been
scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at
l?ong Beach. The run is sponsored by
the Oak Island Sand Pounders Running
Club. United Carolina Bank and
the I-ong Beach Parks and Recreation
Runners can pre-register at the
ixmK iH-Hcn ttecroauon Department
or by writing to Oak Island Sand
Pounders Running Club, P.O. Box
217, lx>ng Beach, NC 28461. Preregistration
fee Is $7 before April 23
and $9 afterwards.
North Brunswick dropped a 2-1
hnschall division to host Hoggard
last week as the Scorpions were
limited to Just four hits
Ute Vikings 11-Ot were led by winning
pitcher Nick Patsalos who struck
out seven and walked three
North Brunswick took a 1-0 lead in
the second inning but Hoggard
scored single runs in both the fourth
fifth limbos to take the win.
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every child participating in county
league play gets to play at least onehalf
of every game. This approach
allows more youngsters to play and
actually helps develop better
players, say the program coordinators.
Coed programs are drawing new
participants, not attracting players
from other county-sponsored teams.
"It's less competitive. They're coming
out more to have fun," said
In addition to a variety of league offerings
for all ages and recreation
programming that includes swim,
tennis and self-defense lessons and
children's uay camp, the department
The Brunswick County Parks and
Recreation Department wm sponsor
a basketball game between the
Brunswick County Men's League AllStars
and Ocean Drive sports, a
team from Gaston County made up of
ex-college and pro players, Saturday,
March 16, at Shallotte Middle School.
There will also be a game between
the East Division All-Stars and West
Division All-Stars of the Brunswick
want To H<
If you've always wanted to promote
parks and recreation in
Brunswick County, but were never
sure what to do, a gift catalog proposed
by the Brunswick County Parks
and ttecreauon ueparimeni is sure
to hold the answer.
Public Relations and Special
Events Coordinator Tina Pritchard
says the catalog hasn't gone through
all the stages of approval needed yet.
but that doesn't mean the department
won't accept the gifts it lists.
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Vnlnntoer "spotters" are needed to
wufk vriui ail adaptive hcrsebaCking
riding program offered to physically
handicapped youths and adults
through the Brunswick County Parks
and Recreation Department.
The program helps handicapped
The Whiteviiie boys defeated Fairmont
69-64 last week to win the 2-A
District IV basketball championship
and a berth in this week's state
quarterfinals at Wilson.
The Wolfpock (23-4) Is the only
team of the Three Rivers-East Waccamaw
area still alive in postseason
Tim Southern scored 19 points and
Patrick 1,-ennon 15 to lend the
Wolf pack in the come-from-behind
The two teams battled to a 16-16 tie
at the end of the first quarter but
Whiteviiie grabbed a 36-29 halftime
Fairmont rallied in the third
quarter to take a 49-46 lead at the end
of the period. The Golden Tornadoes
(24-2) led by as many as seven, 55-46
Score First Win
The West Brunswick boys tennis
team defeated laney 5-3 last Friday
for their first-ever win over the host
4-A Buccaneers. The win left the Trojans
unbeaten at 2-0 and ran their win
streak to 14 matches dating back to
the 1903-04 season.
Greg Bland, Gary Gore, David
Ward and Rick Robinson all won
singles matches while Bland and
Ward teamed to win in doubles play
The third-seeded doubles match
was cancelled due to darkness but
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ed the victory winning five of eight
"We had a good overall effort from
everyone who played." said West
Brunswick coach Jerry Small. "It
was a great win in that we had never
beatan Laney before."
The match was Laney's first of the
Singles Bland : nBi def. Rcfcerson
<Ll.4l.40; Gore WBidef Baldwin
<L). 43. 4-1; award <WB. def
Wilson iL). 4-1. 43. Dang (L) def
T Ward <WB 1.41,43. Lewis (Ddef
Graham ,WBi. 43. 44 Robinson
WB> def Poplaski (L). 7-5. 1-6. 41
Doubles Bland-Ward (WB) def
Koberaon-Dang (Li. 40. BaldwinHudson
(L> def Gore-Graham WB
sponsors activities for the handicapped,
such as adapted horseback
riding, developmental dance, Special
Olympics and this year, an arts
festivalthat includes the work of the
handicapped. It also offers programs
for senior citizens, including arts and
crafts and exercise classes, field
trips and this year, Senior Games on
the regional and state level. Doreen
Vereen coordinates special populations
Special activities include visits
from Santa Glaus and the Easter
Bunny, productions by puppet, dance
or theater troupes, and this year, a
county Easter egg hunt at the county
For high school youths it also offers
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County leagues. A slam dunk contest
wiii be held between the games open
to all-star players from Brunswick
County or Ocean Drive Sports.
Events will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Members of the Brunswick County
All-Stars are: Steve Milligan, Kenny
Graham, Charles Webb, Stephan
Grissett, Woody Brornmell, Pete
Pellom, Don Stevenson, Elbert
sip A Park? C
These include contributions of
money, time and talent.
Gift ideas range from bleachers to
Ufa nraoorvopc Hiiro t*or?lro in frdcK
cans and baby swings.
They come in all price ranges: a
jump rope, listed at $3, or swim
kickboard, $5; or pie-in-the-sky
wishbook items such as a portable
stage (51,800), a riding lawnmower
($6,000) or a complete wooden play
activity set, $5,500. In between you
can choose from an arts and crafts
festival. $500, a youth soccer team,
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participants develop social, language
and motor skills through grooming
and riding horses.
Classes are held at Unicorn Stables
on Midway Road in Bolivia two hours
a day, four days each week, for four
weeks. Classes begin April 15.
s District Title
early in the final quarter behind the
play of 6-foot-ll George Paulk.
However Lennon led a Wolf pack
comeback and tied the game at 57-57
on a three-point play with 3:30 left.
Moments later I^ennon scored again
to enable Whitevilie to retake the
Southern scored with 1:10 to play to
give Whitevilie the lead for good,
62-60 and the Wolf pack hit three of
four crucial free throws in the closing
Paulk led Fairmont, the West Waecamaw
Conference's top team, with
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Try outs continue March 16 and
March 23 at Waccamaw Township
Part for giris and boys ages eight
through 14 interested in playing Waccamaw
Dixie Youth Baseball
Younaaters must liw in th? &
camaw district in order to cocripete
The boundaries include all territory
from the northern Cohimbus County
line to the southern and western
boundaries of the Sooth Carolina line
and as far eastward as the Ocean Isle
More information is available from
Keith Whtu. league peaeScni. ai
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participation in the Brunswick County
Youth Council, which acquaints
teenagers from all three county high
schools with govermeni and sponsors
community service projects.
For the budget year that begins July
1, the department is seriously considering
implementation of a fee
system. Fees are charged for some
activities, but not others. A number
of departmental programs generate
no revenue at all, while others are
self-supported or financed primarily
The state has also expressed willingness
to work the department in
developing a countywide program of
providing public access to local
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Johnson, William Johnson, Trampus
Gause, Meivin Johnson, Issac
Galloway and Shady Daniels.
Representing Ocean Drive are ike
Mims, Dave Borman, Jimmy
Reeves, Thomas Wilson formerly of
the Golden State Warriors, Zip
Stowe, Dlno Russell, Dennis Pagan,
Danny Jackson, Mike Garner, Ed
Roper and Danny Moser.
>ift Cataiog S
$300, or sponsoring a child for two
weeks of day camping, $50.
Wrightsville Beach has used the
gift catalog idea successfully and Ms.
Pritrhflrri said she hopes the idea will
take off in Brunswick County also.
Listed in the catalog are items for
trees and landscaping, parks and
maintenance, playground equipment,
recreation programs, facilities
and development and community
and beach strand.
Groups are encouraged to "adopt\
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Three "spotters" are needed to
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Much of the department's programming
is done in cooperation
with other agencies such as the
Brunswick County Public Schools.
All programming is offered with
the idea of helping the county's 40,000
and growing population fill needs for
leisure activities: "This is life, get
out and enjoy it," said Jones,
paraphrasing the theme of the National
Association ol Parks and
Chris ChaDpell. chairman of the
Brunswick County Parks and
Recreation Department, told Jones,
"I feel like your department does an
excellent job for Brunswick County.'
The Tigers finished in first place in
the East Division of the Brunswick
County league with a 12-1 record,
followed by the Turntables, 11-1; Vision,
7-6; Stars, 5-6 and the Mistits,
The Maco Stars won the West Division
with an 11-2 record, followed by
the Players, 8-5; the Warriors, 7-6;
the Twine Arsonists, 3-10 and the
a-park," while individual volunteers
are needed to help build park trails,
pick up litter, paint or even adopt a
median at a park. Anyone can buy a
tree or plant, at prices starting at $10.
Gifts can be designated for a
specific park or program or with no
strings attached. All gifts are taxdeductible;
checks should be written
tn (ho Rninciiri/?lr Pnnntii Dnpi#n ?n,l
Recreation Gift Fund.
Ms. Pritchard or Director Bobby
Jones can be reached at 253-5347.
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bination; no special training is required,
said Tina Pritchard, special
events coordinator for the county
department. She can be contacted at
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