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Blair Milhgan, West Brunswick High School student and daughter
of Cray and Wendy Milligan of Ash, is congratulated by Con
gressman Charlie Rose for having been awarded the $500 Silvio ().
Conte Education Foundation Scholarship Award. Rose recom
mended Blair for the award after she served as a Congressional
page in his Washington office. The scholarships go to students with
an " impressive record of public sen-ice and outstanding scholastic
Rotten Year In Sports
Reaches Merciful End
A century from now, what will sports historians have to say when Ihcv
look hack on Ihc year IW41
Chances arc il won't be remem
bered as the year Ihc Dallas Cowboys
won their second straight Super Bowl
or the year the New York Rangers
ended the curse and finally captured
the Stanley Cup
More likely, it will be remem
bered as a year of unprecedented
greed in professional sports and one
of many bizarre happenings
Major league Baseball's players
ended their season just when things were getting interesting, and the
National Hockey league's owners ended their season before it ever started
A National Basketball Association rookie nicknamed "Big Dog" re
fused to plav for anything less than SHHI million until he realized $70 mil
lion could buy a lot of Milk Bone
After solving every problem facing our nation ami our world. President
Clinton still had time to attend the NCAA Basketball Tournament Final Four
and root for his Razorbacks
l'W4 will be remembered as the year of "Skategate" starring bad-girl
Tonya Harding and the angelic Nancy Kerrigan
Most of all. it will be remembered as the year that O.J Simpson sat in
the back of a white Ford Bronco as it made its way along a California free
way with police cruisers giving chase
If anything good came of this year, it is that Simpson reminded us just
how ridiculous it is to think of someone a "hero" simply because he can run
and carry a football at the same time
I think I speak for sports fans everywhere when I say it's good to have
1W behind uv Here are a few things I'd like to sec in 1V95.
? Pcnn State fcasls on Oregon's Ducks in the Rose Bowl, and Miami
tics Nebraska in the Orange Bowl The Nittany I ions win their third nation
al championship under super coach Joe Patcrno
? A team other than the Dallas Cowboys wins Super Bowl XXIX
? Jimmy Johnson loses a Super Bowl bet to fellow FOX broadcaster
Terry Bradshaw. and Bradshaw shaves Johnson's head on national televi
? My favorite PGA Tour player, fellow lefty Phil Mickelson, wins all
four major tournaments
? Emic Ervin comes back and wias the Winston Cup Championship.
? Boxer Mike Tyson restores some scmblance of order to the heavy
weight division. No offense, but a championship belt around George
Foreman's waist is a cry for help from Ihc boxing gods. Tyson, a convicted
rapist, is scheduled to be released from prison in May.
? Major league Baseball players refuse to end their strike, but the fans
don't care after realizing that the minor leaguers Tilling in arc just like major
leaguers without the swollen heads Unemployed baseball brat Barry Bonds
ends up on American Gladiators. The Phillies win the 1995 World Scries.
? The Phoenix Suns win the NBA Championship, defeating "Shaq
Daddy" and the Orlando Magic Phoenix superstar Charles Barkley is
named league MVP. retires from basketball and bccomes governor of
? Our beloved Carolina Panthers go 1-15 in their inaugural season in
the National Football lx-ague. The only highlight is a 42-3 whipping of the
NFL's other expansion team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
? San Antonio Spurs bad boy Dennis Rodman is banned for life from
the NBA for conduct unbecoming an adult. So long Mr. Technical Foul, Mr.
Ejection, Mr. Bad Hair Day. Nobody messes with Santa Claus, mister.
Trojans Shooting Hoops In Pennsylvania
BY DOUG RUTTER
What were you doing Tuesday morning
Sleeping? Enjoying that first cup of coffee?
Scanning the morning paper over a bowl of Corn
The 1 2 members of the West Brunswick High
School boys' basketball team and five
coachcs/chaperones were getting ready to pile in
to a pair of school system vans and head north.
Their destination was State College, Pa.,
where the Trojans are competing this week in the
1994 State College Kjwanis Holiday Basketball
Tournament at State College Area High School.
"The kids are real excited about it," West
Brunswick coach Emmett Lay said last week.
"I'm very happy for the opportunity for the young
West Brunswick is one of four boys' teams
participating in the tournament. Others are
Hollidaysburg, Pa.; William Floyd High, Long
Island. N Y.; and Jiost State College.
The two-day tournament, scheduled Wednes
day and Thursday, also features a four-team girls'
field. All of the girls' teams are from Pennsy
Coach Lay said the tournament and trip is a
good reward for the Trojans, who are off to their
best start in four years with three wins in their
first five non-conference games.
"We've worked real hard in our non-confer
ence schedule," Lay said. "It's a reward for the
hard work and an opportunity to visit another part
of the country."
State College, a small town nestled in the
Nittany Mountains, is home to Pcnn State
Besides plavinc basketball I -iv said hi- honrs
r J O j r
the team will have time to visit Penn State's
Beaver Stadium, home of the Nittany Lions foot
ball team, and stop in historic Gettysburg, Pa.
The Trojans were scheduled to open the tour
nament Wednesday night with a first-round game
against Hollidaysburg. State College was expect
ed to face William Floyd High in the other open
The losers will meet Thursday afternoon in
the boys' consolation game, with the winners fac
ing off Thursday night for the tournament cham
Lay said last week he didn't know anything
about the three other teams in the tournament.
"We're going into it blind. We just got to go
out and be ready to play," he said. "We're going
to use it as a measuring stick and see how well we
handle being away from home."
Joining Coach Lay and the players on the trip
were assistant coaches Rahn Adams and Heath
Hewett and their spouses.
How did West Brunswick get involved in a
high school basketball tournament in State
It was arranged by Jan Calhoun, assistant su
perintcndent for instruction with Brunswick
County Schools, who is friends with Tom
Wallace, director of athletics at State College
Area High School.
"We're real excited about having them,"
Wallace said. "We think they'll have a good time
i in here. Chiipc! Hi!! High Schoo! csmc up 3 few
years ago and played in the tournament."
The eight-year-old tournament is sponsored
by the State College Kiwanis Club, which pro
vides housing and some meals for the teams as
well as T-shirts and awards for the all-tournament
Lay said last week one of his biggest concerns
about the trip was the weather and traveling con
ditions, which can be precarious this time of year
in central Pennsylvania.
Wallace said the temperature was in the 50s
last week in State College, there wasn't a trace of
snow on the ground and there were no winter
storms in the forecast.
State College has only received three inches
of snow this December, he noted, compared to 33
inches last December.
West Brunswick's contingent is expected to
return home Friday. Lay said he plans to hold
practices Saturday and Monday in preparation for
next Tuesday night's home game against Laney.
The Trojans will open Waccamaw Confernce
play Jan. 6 at home against the South Brunswick
In Lay's words, "No rest for the weary."
Shores Ladies Hold
Member- Guest Tourney
The team of Ann Hierman, Lois
Ross, Nancy Bouldin and Jamie
Schrier had the low gross of 165 in
the Carolina Shores Ladies Christ
mas Member-Guest Tournament
Sally Manifold. Betty Kibble
house. Kdna Musor and Ginger
Smith finished second with 181. fol
lowed by Terri Gould. Betty Ra
mondo. Kay Brannon and Irma
Caroon w ith 182.
The foursome of Helen Morrison.
Margie Green. Betty Gabor and
Sally Miller posted the fourth low
gross with 183.
First low net went to the team of
Use Batcman. Jane Mahncke. Anna
Clute and Diane Belair with 127.
Blanche Johnson, Ester Goroski.
Ruth Radcliffe and Jenny Briggs
placed second with 13S.
Lynn Jerr, Dolly Mott, Pat Rear
don and Joan Cowie were third with
136. followed by the team of Bar
Go If Course
Jeff Christansen of Sandpiper
Bay Golf Club and Billy Lewis
of Brierwood have been elected
to the board of directors of the
Cape Fear Golf Course Super
The group met Dec. 13 and
elected officers and directors for
1995. It is made up of more than
50 golf course superintendents or
turf grass managers representing
30 golf courscs in southeastern
Elected president was Gary
Smith, Landfall Club. Other offi
cers are Steve Sprouse, Porters
Neck, vice president; and David
Pulley, Topsail Greens, secretary
Other board members elected
are Terry Warlick, Olde Pointe
Country Club, and former presi
dent Alton Owens, Pine Vblley
The organization promotes
professionalism and environmen
tally sound turf management
practices in southeastern North
Best Bent-Grass Greens on the Strand!
Enjoy dining in
Open for breakfast & .
lunch 6 30 a m -3 30 p m
Piper 's welcomes
$300 Per Person
$450 Per Couple
?Group rates available on
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GOLF and COUNTRY CLUB
AFTER 12 PM
fee and cart
?Must present coupon
?These fees not good with
any other promotions
?Reservations must be
made inside of 48 hours
?Local rate $10 green fees
(with Brunswick or Horry
County drivers license)
Cowie and Mcnchic Spenccr with
Closest-to-the-pin winners among
the members were Terri Gould,
Dolly Mott. Lynn Jerr and Use
Batcman. Winning guests were Ja
mie Schrier, Margie Green, Anna
Clute and Diane Belair. Schrier also
had the longest drive.
Congratulations Dr. Skip Davis & Staff!
We're proud to luwe provided paving services for your new chiropractic center.
Asphalt Piant-2 miles north of Shallotte on Hwy. 17
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