19Ike Walker Jr• Jack Britt boys’ basketball coach Ike Walker Jr. has been named the assistant coach for next March’s Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic.

The game, which will pit some of the top boys’ senior basketball players from North and South Carolina against each other, is scheduled to be played in Wilmington on March 24.

Walker will be assisting Lee Reavis of Northwest Guilford. This is Walker’s second all-star coaching experience. He previously coached the East squad in the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star game in Greensboro. 

“Any time Phil Weaver calls and says, ‘the board has selected you,’ it’s an honor,’’ said Walker. Weaver is the executive director of the NCCA. 

“I have a lot of respect for the NCCA and its mission, so when a distinguished group of your professional peers recognizes you and asks you to serve, it’s impossible to say no,’’ Walker said. “I look forward to representing my family, our state, my city and Jack Britt High School.’’

This will make the second straight year Britt has had an all-star coach. Last summer, Britt girls’ coach Nattlie McArthur coached the East girls in the annual East-West game in Greensboro.

Walker has a career record of 269-201 with three regular-season conference titles and four conference tournament titles. He’s been to the Eastern Regional four times and to the 4-A East Regional finals three times.

• E.E. Smith will recognize longtime coach Bishop Harris at a ceremony at Walker Spivey Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m.

Harris began his coaching career there when it was J.S. Spivey Junior High School. He has coached at every level, from junior high to college and professional football.

Tickets to the event are $25 and include food, a beverage and gifts for Harris. For tickets, call Charles Brown at (910) 224-1155 or Jimmy Harvey at (910) 322-2240. You may also email requests to

• A number of schools are having fundraisers in the coming weeks.

The Cape Fear marching band holds its fall seafood festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Shrimp plates, fish plates and combination plates will be sold for $15 each.

The Pine Forest baseball team is holding its second annual fundraiser. Tickets are $10 to enter a drawing for three cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100. The drawing will be held Saturday, Oct. 28th, at 2 p.m. at the annual baseball team Halloween Hit-A-Thon.

The Pine Forest boys’ basketball team will also be holding a fundraiser with a barbecue dinner at Peaden’s Seafood on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP early by calling either (910) 488-1972 or (910) 309-9066.

Jack Britt High School’s baseball team will hold its fifth annual golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Gates Four Golf and Country Club at 1 p.m.

The format is four-person captain’s choice and the entry fee is $65 per player. There will be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one along with food and beverages. 

Lunch will be provided after the round. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100.

For more information, call Britt baseball coach Dr. Christopher Dague at (910) 429-2800 or (330) 388-5865. You can also reach him at

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