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?West Brunswick wrestling team at East Gaston
Tournament today and Friday.
?South Brunswick Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament:
Second-round games scheduled at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7
p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
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?South Brunswick wrestling team competes in the Sundrop
Invitational Tournament, Laney High School,
Wilmington, 10 a.m.
?South Brunswick Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament:
Final-round games scheduled at 4 p.m. (7th place), 5:30
p.m. (5th place), 7 p.m. (3rd place) and 8:30 p.m.
MONO AY. JANUARY 2
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?Brunswick County Men's Basketball League at Shallotte
Middle School: The Gauntlet vs. Sonics, 7 p.m.; Young
Guns vs. Powell's Auto, 8:15 p.m.
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?West Brunswick hosts Laney in basketball, 5 p.m.
?North Brunswick at Dixon in basketball, 5 p.m.
?South Brunswick hosts Tar Heel in basketball (no JV
game), 6:30 p.m.
?Brunswick County Adult Coed Volleyball League at
Shallotte Middle School: A&A Auto Rentals vs. Sherri's
Grill, 7 p.m.; Roberto's Pizza vs. Kari's Bar, 7:45 p.m.;
Craig Lewis Builders vs. Gene's Auto Body, 8:30 p.m.
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?North Brunswick hosts Topsail in basketball, 5 p.m.
?North Brunswick hosts West Brunswick in wrestling,
Lincoln Primary School, 7 p.m.
?Brunswick County Men's Basketball League at Shallotte
Middle School: Young Guns vs. Sonics, 7 p.m.; No
Names vs. UCB Nets, 8:15 p.m.
This week's listings include events reported to the Beacon. To list a
sporting activity call 754-6890 or write to Doug Rutter, The Brunswick
Beacon. P.O. Box 2558, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Six Are ECU Grads
Six Brunswick County students
were among 2,000 graduates of East
Carolina University conferred de
grees and certificates of advanced
study at the fall commencement
Dec. 10 in Greenville.
? Melissa Beth Griffin of Yacht
Watch Drive, Holden Bcach, bache
lor of science in elementary educa
? Julienne Bailey Hays of Cape
Harbor Drive, Southport, profes
sional bachelor of science in interior
? Mary Anne Hewett of Goose
Creek Road, Shallotte, professional
bachelor of science in interior de
? Karen Evelena Jones of
Southern Boulevard SE, Winnabow,
bachelor of arts in English;
? Michelle Christine Chiharu
Miller of Riverview Drive, Leland,
master of arts in English;
? Elizabeth Dove Thomas of
Thomas Drive, Shallotte, bachelor
of arts in communication.
To Attend Seminar
Lola Jackson, teacher at Shallotte
Middle School and Brunswick
Community College, will be a par
ticipant in the Jan. 13-15 Coastal
Alumni Seminar "A Southern
by the N.C.
Center for the
will take place
politics, literature, music and story
telling what being Southern means
to individuals and groups. Special
guest will be former Mississippi
Gov. William F. Winter. Also on the
agenda is an interactive video pre
sentation featuring novelist Eudora
100 Percent Pass Rate
All 12 of Southeastern Com
munity College's 1994 phlebotomy
technician graduates, who include
Ray Smith of Ash, passed their na
tional certification exam.
The American Society of Clinical
Pathologists Board of Registry re
cently announced their 100 percent
An 11 -week program that rotates
among four southeastern North Car
olina community college campuses,
phlebotomy is being offered this
winter at Brunswick Community
College at Supply and will be of
fered again in the spring at South
The program prepares men and
women as phlebotomists, the health
care professionals who draw blood
specimens and assist other medical
laboratory professionals in process
ing lab specimens. Many students
use the program as a stepping stone
to other health care professions.
Returns From Haiti
Marine Cpl. Ronald S. Morgan
recently returned from duty in Haiti
with Special Purpose Marine Air
Ground Task Force Caribbean.
Morgan is the son of Franklin L.
Morgan of Supply. He was one of
1,800 Marines and sailors who land
ed on the northern coast of Haiti in
September and remained ashore for
12 days. Morgan and his fellow
Marines and sailors assisted in vari
ous humanitarian missions such as
distributing food, resupplying the
hospital in Cap Haitien and main
Embarked aboard the amphibious
assault ship USS Wasp, Morgan's
unit used helicopters, amphibious
assault vehicles and landing craft to
go ashore. The Special Purpose
Marine Air Ground Task Force
Caribbean was assembled from sev
eral units from Marine bases in
North Carolina, and together with
USS Wasp was capable of moving
more than 500 miles a day.
Morgan's unit turned over opera
tions in Cap Haitien to the Army's
10th Mountain Division in October.
The Marine task force remained off
the coast aboard USS Wasp until
they were directed to return home.
The 1991 graduate of Cherryville
High School joined the Marine
Corps in June 1991.
Enters Army Training
Army Pvt. Amy D. Arrowood has
entered basic training at Fort Jack
son, Columbia, S.C.
During the eight weeks of training
the soldiers will study the Army
mission and will receive instruction
in drill and ceremonies, weapons,
map reading, tactics, military cour
tesy, military justice, first aid, Army
history and traditions and special
training in human relations.
Arrowood is the daughter of
Sharon L. Arrowood of Blue Ridge,
Va., and Edgar M. Arrowood of Fri
gate Drive, Holden Beach.
She is a 1992 graduate of Lord
Botetourt High School, Dalevilla,
Completes Navy Training
Navy Seaman Recruit David E.
Owens, a 1993 graduate of North
Brunswick High School, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic training
at Recruit Training Command, Great
During the eight-week program,
Owens completed a variety of train
ing which included classroom study,
practical hands-on instruction, and
an emphasis on physical fitness. In
particular, Owens learned naval cus
toms, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and a variety of
skills required for working around
ships and aircraft.
Owens and other recruits also re
ceived instruction on the Navy's
core values. Owens joined the Navy
in September 1994.
FIRST GAME SATURDAY
Former Trojans Playing In Bowl Games
BY DOUG RUTTER
A pair of former West Brunswick
High School football stars will have
more on their minds than trying to
remember the words to "Auld Lang
Syne" come New Year's Eve.
Daniel Russ. a defensive end at
East Carolina, and Jimmy Grissett, a
receiver at N.C. State, will be partic
ipating in college football bowl
games this weekend.
East Carolina (7-4) takes on Il
linois (6-5) in the Liberty Bowl Sat
urday afternoon in Memphis. On
Sunday, N.C. State (8-3) tackles
Mississippi State (8-3) in the Peach
Bowl in Atlanta.
Both games will be televised live
on ESPN, with the Liberty Bowl
starting at 1 p.m. and the Peach
Bowl kickoff set for 8 p.m.
This has been a break-through
season for Grissett and Russ. team
mates on the 1991 West Brunswick
squad that went 13-2 and advanced
to the state 2A championship game.
Grissett caught 20 passes for 183
yards and scored his first collegiate
touchdown this fall for the Wolf
pack. which finished second to
Florida State in the Atlantic Coast
Russ started four games this year
and played in all but one of the
Pirates' II contests. He recorded 14
solo tackles, 24 assists, two quarter
back sacks, 1 7 quarterback pressures
and one pass deflection.
Grissett (6-0, 188) and Russ (6-4,
230) arc both sophomores in terms
of eligibility and have two full years
of college football remaining.
Four other recent West Brunswick
tSKAlSUUN VYSON (right) is Pioneer Ranger of the Year from the
N.C. Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is shown
with N.C. Conference Commander Bill Linn.
Brandon Dyson Is
Named Ranger Of Year
Brandon Dyson has been chosen
Pioneer Ranger of the Year from the
N.C. Conference of the Pentecostal
He competed against more than
100 boys in his age group to earn the
title. The competition included uni
form inspection, a written examina
tion, an oral interview and hands-on
examinations of each Ranger's
knowledge of first aid and compass.
Brandon's outpost commander.
Gerald lvey, helped him prepare lo
earn the title.
Michael and Pam Dyson of Ash
are Brandon's parents. His grandpar
ents are Roy and Mary Milligan of
Ash and Vernon and Maxie Dyson
Brandon is a member of Harvest
Fellowship Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Shallotte. His pastor is
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graduates saw action this season on
the college level, including Aldwin
I a nee at Appalachian State Uni
A junior fullback. Lance helped
lead the Mountaineers to a 9-4 sea
son End into the second round of the
NCAA Division 1-AA playoffs.
ASU ended the year with a 17-14
loss at Boise State.
The 5-foot-7, 175-pound Lance
had his best year as a collegian in
1994, rushing 55 times for 354 yards
and five touchdowns.
Lance was a teammate of Grissett
and Russ on the 1991 Trojan football
team and was a two-time county
player of the year at West Brunswick.
A starting linebacker and tight
end on the Trojans' state 2A cham
pionship team of 1992, Shawn
Stevenson played defensive end in
all 10 games this season at Division
II Elon College.
The red-shirt freshman finished
with 45 tacklcs. including 19 solo
stops, four tacklcs behind the line of
scrimmage and one sack.
Elon finished 5-5. but its final
record could have been much better
Four times the Fightin' Christians
lost leads in the fourth quarter
The unofficial rule in college
football is that true freshmen don't
get playing time outside of special
The rule was bent for one of the
stalwart linemen from West Bruns
wick's back-to-back state champi
onship teams in 1992 and 1993.
Phillip Johnson saw action at de
fensive tackle in 10 games as a
freshman at Western Carolina
University. The Catamounts finished
Johnson averaged 7 snaps per
game and finished the season with
three solo tackles, three assists and
three quarterback pressures.
The 6-2, 27()-poundcr has a
chance to move into the starling
lineup next season. Western Caro
lina will need to replace three of this
year's starters on the defensive
Steve Brooks, the other mammoth
tackle on West's back -to-back state
championship teams, was red-shirt
cd this fall as a freshman at North
Carolina A&T University.
Brooks is expected to play next
season at offensive guard, said
North Carolina A&T offensive line
coach Joe Godette.
"As with any freshman it takes
time to learn the system." Godette
said. "He's going to be a fine foot
ball player for us. He's definitely in
our plans for next year "
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