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Today's News

  • Knot Kiddin' crew wins first place in Brunswick Islands Saltwater Classic

    Fishing on the appropriately named Knot Kiddin’ in the Brunswick Islands Saltwater Classic Saturday, David Mason’s crew landed the winning catch: a 48.70-pound king mackerel.

    “That is a big king mackerel,” said Hampstead resident Bill Collins, upon whose fishing line the fish struck.

    The catch also paid dividends in prize money. The Knot Kiddin’ crew of Collins, Mason, Matthew Collins and Zachary Mason earned $28,260.

  • Golf action

    The final results of the second flight of the Sea Trail Ladies Club Championship golf tournament have been tallied. Mary Couch was first in low gross, shooting 91-104-96—291. She finished one stroke ahead of Sharon Markatos, who shot 96-94-102—292. Markatos was the low-net winner (68-69-74—211).

    Complete results of the club championship ran in the Aug. 28 edition.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Men’s Club Tournament was Aug. 26. The format was two best nets.

  • Chip Beck and Happ Lathrop inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Whatever your career, whatever you love in this life, there is an organization for your passion.

    Are you a CPA? You will probably be a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Do you like to garden? There are many garden clubs in our area. Rotary Clubs allow business people to interact for mutual benefit. The Red Cross contains a legion of volunteers who will be front and center when a hurricane approaches the Carolina coast.

  • Trojans improve to 5-0

    West Brunswick scored two goals in the first seven minutes and went on to beat South Brunswick 9-3 in a non-conference soccer game Aug. 27 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “How about those first 10 minutes?” said West coach Tripp Smith.

    The next 70 minutes were special, too, as the Trojans improved to 9-3.

    West’s defense gave up two goals in the final 10 minutes, but the new unit continues to improve.

  • Ryan Hill's 94-yard TD run dashes Socastee's hopes of a win

    “Left 35, fake to fullback and go option left.”

    That was how quarterback Ryan Hill described the pivotal play in West Brunswick’s 35-22 season-opening football victory Friday night over Socastee.

    “We actually had a pass called.”

    That was how Trojan coach Jimmy Fletcher described the play.

    Whatever it was called, and whatever it was designed to do, the play worked—Hill zig-zagged 94 yards for the fourth-quarter touchdown that clinched West’s victory and end a 12-game losing streak.

  • North Brunswick flattens Fairmont

    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions football team stung the Fairmount Golden Torpedoes 32-0 in the first game of the high school football season Friday.

    The penalty-filled first half started with a fumbled kickoff recovered by Fairmont. North Brunswick’s Jesse Riley began the Scorpions’ first possession with a 35-yard run from scrimmage. But a 62-yard run by Kiara Robinson was nullified by a penalty. And in the second quarter, a 35-yard pass play from quarterback A.J. Perkins to C.J. Holiday was also nullified.

  • North loses conference opener

    LELAND—North Brunswick let two game points slip in the first game and was unable to recover as it lost a three-game match to the Trask Titans in Waccamaw Conference volleyball action Aug. 28.

    Trask beat the Scorpions 27-25, 25-14 and 25-14.

    In the first game, Trask led 20-19, but an error led to a point for the Scorpions and a block gave them the lead.

    A hit by Jo’Landa White and two service winners by Latesha Harrison gave North a 24-20 lead.

    Trask saved game point on a dink, and then scored three more points to tie the score 24-24.

  • West wins rematch with South Cougars

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Just when it appeared the South Brunswick Cougar volleyball team was on its way to a victory in the fourth game and force a match-deciding fifth game with West Brunswick, the Trojans' Kenzie McDuffie took over.

    She held serve for 11 straight points as the Trojans built a 22-11 lead and went on to beat the Cougars 25-14 and win the match Aug. 26.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

  • Young softball pitchers get up to speed in clinic

    On a dirt practice field beyond the West Brunswick High School softball field, Ernie Parker instructs six young girls how to pitch a softball. It is 9 a.m. on an overcast yet already warm Saturday, and this is the first of eight sessions Parker will conduct until 6 p.m.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills one, injures another

    A motorcycle wreck just before noon Tuesday has claimed the life of one and injured another.

    Around 11:36 a.m., Coastline Rescue Squad drove up on the scene of a motorcycle wreck at Ocean Highway West and Medical Center Drive near Brunswick Community Hospital.