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Today's News

  • Scorpions ousted in semifinals

    The North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball season ended last Thursday with a loss to East Columbus in the semifinals of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference Tournament.

    After opening the tournament with an upset of No. 3 seed Trask, the sixth-seeded Scorpions got a dose of their own medicine in the semifinals with a loss to the seventh-seeded Gators.

    East Columbus led 32-30 at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Scorpions 19-13.

  • West eliminated from conference tournament

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both made an early exit from the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Tournament.

    West Brunswick’s girls suffered a 61-41 loss at New Hanover, and the boys dropped a 58-47 decision at Hoggard in last Tuesday’s opening round.

    In the girls’ game, No. 4 seed New Hanover outscored the No. 5 seed Lady Trojans in every quarter.

    Morgan King scored a game-high 22 points and Tysheia Robinson added 14 for New Hanover (14-10).

  • South girls, boys defeated in tournament's first round

    The South Brunswick High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams were eliminated in the first round of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference Tournament last week at Lake Waccamaw.

    South Brunswick’s girls, seeded No. 5 in the tournament, suffered a 38-34 loss to No. 4 seed North Brunswick on Monday. The Lady Scorpions were eliminated with an 80-49 loss to top seed Pender on Wednesday.

    South Brunswick’s boys, the No. 4 seed, suffered a 60-57 overtime loss to No. 5 seed Whiteville in a first-round game on Tuesday.

  • North second baseman signs with Southeastern

    LELAND—North Brunswick senior Adam Herring begins his final season of high school baseball this week knowing it won’t be his last as a ballplayer.

    Last Friday in the school library, Herring signed a national letter of intent to play ball at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.

    “I’m ecstatic,” Herring said immediately after the signing. “I’m glad to go ahead and figure out what I want to do before the season starts so I’ll be more relaxed.”

  • South wins softball opener

    Samantha Pruitt tripled in the tying run in the seventh inning and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Meredith Hamilton as South Brunswick opened the softball season Monday with a 6-5 victory against visiting West Bladen.

    Jenna Kazmierczak had a triple and double for South Brunswick and Ashley Edge had two hits.

    Pitcher Candace Piner struck out 10 in the win.

    “I was impressed with how our youngsters stepped up,” said coach Tony Spivey. “They showed patience at the plate.”

  • New tennis coach fresh off the mat

    Bob Bell isn’t getting much of a break between his two coaching gigs at West Brunswick High School.

    In fact, he’s worked two jobs for the past two weeks as an assistant coach with the wrestling team and the new head coach of the boys’ tennis team.

    Wrestling season ended Saturday at the state tournament. Tennis season starts next Monday with a match at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

  • Shallotte Middle School girls win county basketball title

    The Shallotte Middle School girls’ basketball team has won the Brunswick County regular-season and tournament championships.

    The Lady Pirates won nine of 11 games against county rivals South Brunswick, Leland and Waccamaw and finished 13-3 overall, setting a school record for wins in a season.

    “These young ladies did a great job this season, one of the most talented groups we have ever had at SMS,” said Shallotte coach Mark Jones.

  • Brunswick Wildlife: Cranking it up, birdsongs are back!

    Last week I noticed it. The first songbird to sing this spring in my neighborhood was the house finch. On the following Sunday morning, while birding in Southport, I noticed eastern bluebirds singing in several locations. In fact, numerous species were singing that warm morning.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Reginald Antoin McMillian, 24, of 815 Apt. B 11th St., Southport; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and resisting a public officer. At press time Tuesday, McMillian was in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

  • Volleyball program adds South setter

    Brunswick Community College continued stockpiling players for its inaugural season of volleyball with the signing of South Brunswick High School senior Meghan Goldstein on Monday.

    A 5-foot-3 setter, Goldstein was a four-time all-conference, three-time all-county and two-time all-region selection. She was named Brunswick County player of the year in 2006.

    Goldstein said she had planned to attend either BCC or Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington for two years before transferring to a four-year school.