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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach surfers win championships

    Ocean Isle Beach once again can claim to have two of the best surfers on the East Coast.

    The East Coast Surfing Championships—the oldest-running surfing contest in the United States and the largest on the East Coast—took place Aug. 21-24 at Virginia Beach, Va. Jesse McCrery won the Masters Championship (for those 18-34) and Owen Moffett the Men’s Championship.

    Michael Powell, a former Men’s Division champion, finished second in the Open Championship.

  • Dispelling myths about fish and fishing--the truth according to Weeks

    With the fall fishing season just about upon us, it is time to re-examine our local inshore fishing myths. I have addressed some of these before, but since they crop up every autumn, now is a good time to dust them off and either debunk or certify them. Once the fish start hitting, I’m in it for myself and I’m not telling you anything.

  • Couple's trip to Quebec proves golf is universal language

    In the winter months when it’s cold outside, many of us sit in front of our fireplaces and plan trips. I have a suggestion. Instead of thinking of Alaska or far west or a Caribbean Island, why not plan a trip to Quebec for next summer? Then, when the temperature and humidity soars on the Carolina coast, you’ll be playing the links in slacks and a sweater.

    My husband and I have been to Quebec three times—on our honeymoon, then for a family reunion and just a few weeks ago for a second romantic trip a deux.

  • Golf action

    The Ocean Ridge couples tournament played Sunday at Panther’s Run was a modified Stableford format.

    First at -92 was the team of Gordon and Kathy Wicke and Bob and Mary Kish. Second at -80 was the team of Bob Larkin II, Doris McLaughin and Pete and Becky Williams. Tying for third at -76 were the teams of Ed and Di Gruver and Roger and Linda Buck, and Lynn and Beverly Furman and Larry and Diane Wright. Tying for fifth at -75 were the teams of Allen and Judy Keegan and Brian and Toni Roe, and Chappy and Peggy Jones and Bob and Grace Bradicich.

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  • South prevails over Trojans

    Celebrating on the sidelines after South Brunswick’s 25-15 victory over West Brunswick, coach Gordon Walters hugged senior Greg Gilbert, lifted him off the ground and shouted, “I love you.”

    Walters’ feelings were shared by all Cougar fans, as Gilbert intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter to clinch the Cougars’ thrilling victory Friday night.

  • North's Nelson wins cross-country meet; South wins team title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick’s Rashaad Nelson won the 3.1-mile conference cross-country race Sept. 9 at South Brunswick.

    South Brunswick’s boys won the team competition, finishing with 31 points. North finished with 39 points. Trask and Pender forfeited.

    Nelson finished in 19 minutes, 27 seconds.

    Pender’s Hector Sanchez was second (19:41), North’s Tony Wright third (20:24) and South Brunswick’s Charlie Martin fourth (20:30).

  • Cougars beat Scorpions in three games

    LELAND—Volleyball is a game of many shifts in momentum, and South Brunswick handled that better than North Brunswick in a three-game conference victory Sept. 10. The Cougars beat the Scorpions 25-21, 25-19, 25-13.

    The second game was the pivotal one, as North rallied from a 16-11 deficit to take a 17-16 lead. But the Cougars held North to two points the rest of game in the 25-19 victory and then cruised to victory in the third game after taking a 10-2 lead.

  • South tennis team stays perfect

    The South Brunswick girls tennis team remained unbeaten, defeating South Columbus 5-4 on Sept. 8 and Cape Fear Academy 8-1 on Sept. 9.

    The Cougars are 6-0 overall, 2-0 in the conference.

    In the conference match against South Columbus, the Cougars won five of the six singles matches. Lauren Scheetz at No. 5 and Sarah Brock at No. 6 clinched the victory by winning their matches in tiebreakers.

  • Hoggard shuts out West Brunswick Trojans

    Hoggard scored two goals in the final four minutes of the first half and went on to beat West Brunswick 3-0 in a conference match Sept. 9 at West.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Trojans (6-1). The Vikings improved to 3-0-1.

    “This was a tough game against the Trojans,” Hoggard coach John Teller said, “and they actually moved the ball better than we did.”

    Teller said his team was lucky to have been playing a poor schedule until it met West, and that has given time for his starters and his reserves to play as a unit.

  • Shallotte wins opener in rout

    The Shallotte Middle School football team opened its season Sept. 9 by routing Chadbourn 54-12 at West Columbus High School.

    SMS scored three times in the first quarter.

    Greg Bell scored Shallotte’s first points on a 10-yard run.

    Jamar Bethea scored on a 15-yard punt return and Markel Jones scored on the two-point conversion.

    Bell scored on 25-yard run and Scottie Melvin kicked the extra point, putting SMS ahead 21-0.

    In the second quarter, Jones scored on a 55-yard run. Melvin’s extra point put SMS ahead 28-0 at halftime.