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  • Sports briefs

     Registration open for annual 15K/5K

    Staff Report

    The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

  • Local fishing photos

     Brayden McMullan poses with a speckled trout he nabbed off the waters of Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • McKinneys enjoy great day near Ocean Isle Beach

     The McKinney family of Granite Quarry had a great weekend of November fishing on their boat “Makai” in the waters off Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • All about trout

     Tim Ritchie and Chris Maloney, both of the Charlotte area, pose with eight keeper trout. Ritchie and Maloney caught a total of 14 trout using artificial bait in the inlets and canals of Holden Beach. The duo fished with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service on Nov. 11. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick wrestling wins two matches in season opening meet

     Scroll through the slideshow to see sports editor Sam Hickman's photos from West Brunswick's season-opening four-team wrestling match in Shallotte. 

  • He’s back! Tiger Woods set to return to competitive golf

     It has been more than nine months away from competition as tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return to golf. The 14-time major champion has been out with a back injury. Woods is set to compete and host The 2017 Hero World Challenge, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods competed in this event last year and finished 15th out of 17 players. His only other tournament in the 2017 season was the Farmers Insurance Open in January and he failed to make the cut. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results from the group’s two low nets tournament at Farmstead on Friday, Nov. 24. The team of Matt Beairsto, Bill Harder, Tom Culverwell and Kevin Brady secured top honors with a 124, while Gene Bellando, Steve Garner, Vic Bryant and a blind draw posted a second-place finish with a 126. Bob Buttaro and Beairsto posted the lowest rounds of the day as each player fired an 81. Bellando was the low net winner with a 65 as he earned golfer of the week accolades.

  • West Brunswick starts 2017-18 season with two wins

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway is 14 wins away from achieving a milestone few coaches in North Carolina have reached.

    Caraway guided his 2017-18 Trojan wrestling team to a pair of victories in a season-opening, four-team match last week in Shallotte and now sits at 286 career wins.

    West Brunswick defeated Lumberton and Hoggard and dropped a contest against Purnell Swett during the Nov. 21 opener in Shallotte.

  • A nervous kicker, a timeout and a game-winner

     I played on the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    Let me take that back, already.

    I was listed on the roster of the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    I played soccer growing up, so I continued to play soccer into high school. During my junior season, I asked if I could kick for the football team and it worked out.

    I only kicked extra points, but that allowed me to have at least one claim to fame in my high school career.

  • Dolphins improve to 7-1 with win over Fayetteville Tech

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team improved to 7-1 with an 83-79 victory over Fayetteville Tech on Nov. 21.

    Radford commit Devin Hutchison poured in a game-high 21 points and added seven rebounds for the Dolphins. Hutchison connected on 9-of-13 shots in the contest.

    Khaileel Dailey drained four three-pointers on his way to a 19-point performance, while Antonio Baldwin posted 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Jael Scott was the fourth BCC player in double-digit scoring as he contributed 11 points in the four-point victory.