Whiteville Remains On Top
In Wachovia Trophy Chase
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
Whiteville remains in the lead for the Waccamaw 2-A Conference
Wachovia Trophy following the winter prep sports season. The Wolfpack
earned 11 points led by a second-place finish in girls' basketball to bring
it's current points total to 33.5.
Fairmont is presently in second place with 30.5 points followed by
West Brunswick (29), South Brunswick (25.5), East Bladen (22), South
Robeson (16.5), West Columbus (14) and North Brunswick (7).
The Wachovia Trophy is a statewide program that recognizes high
schools with the best overall boys' and girls' sports programs within each
conference. Points are tallied following the fall, winter and spring sports
Prep Athletic Directors Meet This Week
The 20th annual conference of the North Carolina High School
Athletic Directors Association began yesterday (Wednesday) at Atlantic
Beach and will continue through Friday.
A number of speakers are scheduled including former Wake Forest
basketball coach Horace "Bones" McKinney, WRAL-TV (Raleigh) sports
director Tom Suiter, East Carolina University athletic director Dave Hart,
ECU associate A.D. Henry Vansant and N.C. Central University basketball
coach Michael Bernard.
Dave Diamont, chairman of the N.C. House of Representatives'
Appropriations Committee, is also attending and will shed light on the fi
nances of public instruction.
Sports Development Commission Appointed
Governor Jim Martin has named a 19-membcr committee called the
North Carolina Sports Development Commission that will help plan sports
initiatives in the Tar Heel state.
Among those named to the commission are Charlie Adams of the
North Carolina High School Athletic Association, N.C. State women's bas
ketball coach Kay Yow, Winston-Salem State men's basketball coach
Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines and Winkie LaForce of North Carolina
Other activities of the commission will include locating facilities for
sporting events and creating directories of information listing current sport
ing events in North Carolina.
NCHSAA Annual Meeting Set For May
The annual meeting of the North Carolina High School Athletic
Association will be held May 2 in Chapel Hill on the University of North
Highlighting the meeting will be a panel discussion featuring a trio of
University of North Carolina athletic staff members including men's bas
ketball coach Dean Smith, head football coach Mack Brown and athletic
director John Swofford.
The meeting will also feature NCHSAA awards including association
scholarship awards, Perdue athletes of the year honors, several distin
guished service awards and state-wide honors for the top superintendent,
principal, boys' and girls' coaches, athletic director and media person.
Last year a record crowd of 800 attended the annual meeting.
Shrine Bowl Coaches Named
East Wake High School coach Johnny Sasser has been named the
North Carolina head coach for the 55th annual Shrine Bowl all-star foot
ball game scheduled for Charlotte in December.
Sasser, a veteran of 21 years of high school grid coaching, will be
joined on the North Carolina staff by Daryl Barnes (Richmond County),
Dave Gutshall (Burlington Cummings) and Don Patrick (Newton
Jim Oddo of Charlotte Catholic was named as a staff alternate.
South Wins Project Fitness
South Brunswick Middle School
won both the 11-12 and the 13 and
over age divisions in the county
wide Project Fitness competition
April 17 at South Brunswick High
The 11- and 12-year-olds had
four first-places finishes, four sec
onds and two thirds. The older
group won 10 first-place ribbons,
three for second place and one for
Students competed in events in
cluding pull-ups, 50-yard dash, 600
yard run, shuttle run and standing
Baseball players interested in
competing in Legion Baseball this
year are asked to attend the first try
out Saturday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the
West Brunswick High School ball
field, according to a news release.
Players age IS to 18 who reside
within the West and South
Brunswick high school attendance
districts are eligible to play.
For more information, call Coach
Mike Alderson at 842-7608 or
Coach Jack Brown at 278-3756.
Log Your Mileage
How physically active are you?
During May, the Brunswick
County Parks and Recreation De
partment will log the number of
miles walked, jogged or biked by
county residents as part of Physical
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Prizes will be given to the top
mileage in each category. All partic
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For more information, call Emma
McGraw at the Parks Department,
253-4357, or 1-800-222-4790.
The Long Beach Parks and Rec
reation Departmen*. is looking for
volunteer block chairpersons will
ing to help coordinate a May 4 litter
Individuals and groups who want
to participate in the cleanup are in
vited to an April 27 kick-off lun
cheon at the recreation center. It
starts at 12:30 p.m.
The litter cleanup is scheduled
the following Saturday, May 4,
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information, call the
recreation department at 278-5518.
Life Master Irene Marshall will
be the instructor for bridge classes
scheduled to begin May 6 at the
Long Beach Recreation Center.
A class for beginners will be held
Mondays from 10 a.m. until noon.
Classes for intermediate players arc
scheduled Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to
For more information, call the
Long Beach Parks and Recreation
Department at 278-5518.
Raford Stanley Named Week's
Top Trojan Spring Athlete
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
Raford Stanley, a senior member
of the West Brunswick boys' tennis
team, has been named West Bruns
wick/Burger King Spring Athlete of
the Week after a sensational effort
against league opponent Whiteville
Stanley, in only his second year
of tennis, is the Trojans' second
seeded singles in player and teams
with Lamar Hardy for the number
two doubles tandem. However, he
has seen some action at the top seed
in both singles and doubles this
spring for West.
Against Whiteville, Stanley dis
played a brilliant comeback in sin
gles play against Brian Shelboume.
Stanley dropped the first set 6-4 and
was down 4-0 in the second before
rallying to take the match, 7-5, 6-1.
In doubles, Stanley and Hardy
defeated the Whiteville duo of Jason
Schroder-Martin Nicholson, 8-5.
"Raford is overall, one of our
most consistant players in both sin
gles and doubles," said West Bruns
wick tennis coach Marti Gillis. "He
provides excellent senior leadership
and worked hard last summer to im
prove his game."
"He really gets up for the more
important matches. A prime exam
ple was his play against Whiteville.
Raford just hung in there, adjusted
his game and attacked well to win
both singles and doubles matches."
Stanley currently has a 6-1 sin
gles record in conference matches
and is 6-3 overall.
Teaming with Hardy at the num
ber two doubles spot, Stanley is
unbeaten in doubles play.
"Raford is a former geography
student of mine and I know him
well," said West Brunswick athletic
director Marshall Seay. "He lakes
his ten.iis seriously and I would ex
pect him to continue to improve."
STAFF PHOTO BY JOHNNY CRAIG
HONORED ? Raford Stanley was named last week's Trojan
spring sports athlete of the week after picking up a singles win
over league-leading Whiteville and teaming with lutmar Hardy to
take a doubles decision as well. The senior is in his second year of
Rips North JV
New Hanover pounded visiting
North Brunswick 12-1 in junior var
sity nonconferencc baseball action
Winning pitcher Kevin Skipper
tossed a two-hitter to lead New
Hanover while Mike Malcy had two
hits and drove in three runs. Jay
Lewis and Matt Rushing also had
two RBIs each for the Wildcats.
North Brunswick visits West Co
lumbus at 5 p.m. today ( Thursday)
in continued J V play.
JV Tops South
West Brunswick toppled visiting
South Brunswick 6-3 in a Wac
camaw 2-A Conference junior var
sity baseball game last Thursday.
Jason Benton and Scott Gore
both doubled to lead the Trojans.
The West Brunswick JV contin
ues league play Monday hosting
Fairmont at 5 p.m.
North Brunswick blanked visiting
Fairmont 4-0 in Waccamaw 2-A
Confcrcncc baseball action Monday.
Winning pitcher Chris Walker (4
3) hurled a three-hitter and struck
out 13 to pace tin: Scorpions, now
5-2 in the WC.
North Brunswick scored three of
its four runs in the third inning
sparked by Walker's run -scoring
The Scorpions host West Colum
bus on Friday and South Brunswick
on Tuesday in continued league
play. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
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Trojan Netters Rip Fairmont, Fall To Whiteville
West Brunswick got a split of two
Waccamaw 2-A Conference boys*
tennis matches last week with a 6-3
win over Fairmont and a 6-3 loss to
The Trojans, now 5-2 in the WC,
trail league-leading and undefeated
Whiteville (7-0) as the conference
season begins its second half.
Highlighting the week for the
Trojans was a doubles win by the
team of Michael Nelson-Jody Dale.
The pair, playing the number one
douules position, upset the previ
ously-undefeated Whiteville team
of David McCaw-Brian Shelboume.
Also, second-seeded Raford
Stanley was a singles winner over
Shelbourne after dropping the first
set 6-4 and trailing in the second 4
0. Stanley rallied to win the second
set 7-5 then breezed to the win in
the third, 6-1.
Singles: Locklear (F) def. Nelson
CWB), 6-3, 6-1; Schofield (F) def.
Stanley (WB), 6-4, 6-4; Dale (WB)
won by forfeit; Hardy (WB) def.
Tunstall (F), 6-0, 6-1; Hewett (WB)
def. Lewis (F), 6-0, 6-1; Sellars
(WB) def. Freeman (F), 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Locklear-Schofield (F)
def. Nelson-Dale (WB), 8-5; Stan
Icy-Hardy (WB) won by forfeit;
Hcwett-Dimmery (WB) def.
Tunstall-Lcwis (F), 8-2.
Singles: McCaw (W) def. Nelson
(WB), 7-5, 7-5; Stanley (WB) def.
Shelboume (W), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1;
Schroder (W) def. Dale (WB), 6-4,
6-4; Nicholson (W) def. Hardy
(WB), 7-5, 6-4; Eichman (W) def.
Hewett (WB). 6-4, 6-1; Young (W)
def. Sellars (WB), 6-1 . 4-6, 6^.
Doubles: Nelson-Dale (WB) def.
McCaw-Shelbourne (W), 8-5; Stan
ley-Hardy (WB) def. Schradcr
Nicholson (W), 8-5; Eichman
Young (W) def. Hewett-Sellars
East Bladen Rallies
Past West Girls 4-2
East Bladen's Jackie Burgess
belted a two-run homer in the sixth
inning to lift the Lady Cougars past
visiting West Brunswick 4-2 in a
Waccamaw 2-A Conference softball
game last Tuesday.
Winning pitcher Shannon Cain
held West Brunswick to three hits
while also going 3-for-3 at the plate.
Shelley Skinner and Kim Lewis
both doubled for East Bladen while
Trade Hester had a hit to pace the
Lady Cougars* seven-hit attack.
Losing pitcher Jenny Judah, Pe
rry Culpepper and Patti Clemmons
each had a hit for West Brunswick.
East Bladen took a 2-0 lead in the
first inning before West Brunswick
added single runs in the second and
third frames to tie the score. The
Lady Cougars didn't score again
until the decisive sixth inning.
West Brunswick continues league
play today (Thursday) hosting
Whiteville at 4 p.m.
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South Robeson Downs
Error-Prone Lady Scorps
North Brunswick committed 10
errors last Tuesday enroute to a 21
14 trouncing by visiting South
Robeson in Waccamaw 2-A
Conference softball action.
Despite the loss, Tanya Edge
blasted two home runs and a triple
and drove in six runs to spark the
North's Sonya Kennedy also had
a two-run homer and Dawn Sholar
had four hits. Angela Goddard also
had three hits for the Lady Scorps
who visit South Brunswick next
Tuesday at 4 p.m. in next league ac
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