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Today's News

  • Hanna hollers, 'Fore,' but golfers play through

    Despite a tropical storm watch and the impending arrival of Hanna, golfers got in their rounds of golf Sept. 5. At least four leagues played Sept. 5, the day Hanna’s rain and wind first swept through the area.

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played Sept. 5 at Cypress Bay. In the team Stableford format, Bob Devore, Matt Beairsto and Jim Beairsto were first at +3.5.

    The low-gross winner was Matt Beairsto (75). Stu Cleveland shot an 81, Jim Beairsto an 88 and Paul Michal an 89.

  • South Brunswick Cougars lose conference match to Pender

    The South Brunswick volleyball team lost two matches last week, the first a conference match Sept. 2 to Pender.

    Pender won the first game 25-12 and then won two competitive games 25-19 and 25-20.

    For South, the leader in points was Jenna Kazmierczak, who scored eight, with two aces. Christina Deveney, Brittany Spivey and Hannah Fullwood scored four points each.

    Kazmierczak also led in digs (25). Madison Walker had seven, Caitlin Bevill six, Christina Deveney five and Brittany Spivey four.

  • South tennis team stays unbeaten

    The South Brunswick girls tennis team opened its conference season by routing East Columbus 9-0.

    The Cougars, who completed a season sweep of West Brunswick with a 9-0 victory Aug. 25, are 5-0 for the season.

    “I knew East Columbus still had some strong players—their top three—from last year’s team,” South coach Debbie Adams said. “But my girls proved to be better.”

    At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Valerie Edwards 6-3, 6-1.

  • West Brunswick defeats Myrtle Beach

    The West Brunswick girls tennis team split two conference matches, losing 8-0 to White Oak on Sept. 2 but beating Myrtle Beach 6-3 on Sept. 3. Aimee Rourk and Jordan Sanchez each won two matches.

    Below are the individual results in the victory over Myrtle Beach.

    Singles

    1. Amanda Silva v. Taylor Childress (L) 0-6,1-6.

    2. Becky Bennett v. Amanda Hill (W) 6-4, 6-2.

    3. Gabrial Sanders v. Sabrina Brown (L) 2-6, 2-6.

    4. Aimee Rourk v. Amanda Richards (W) 7-5, 6-4.

    5. Jordan Sanchez v. Syndney Orwig (W) 6-3, 7-5.

  • Lady Trojans win fourth straight

    Using excellent serving, the West Brunswick volleyball team thrashed North Myrtle Beach 25-8, 25-13, 25-12 Monday.

    The nonconference victory was the Lady Trojans’ fourth in seven days and improved their record to 6-1.

    Just how good are the Trojans?

    “I want to get through the conference one time to see where we stand,” coach Leslie Reeves said. “But they’re getting better and better each game. They’re starting to work together, starting to mesh a little bit better. The more they do that, the more successful we’ll be.”

  • Trojans fall to Myrtle Beach

    Two stunning first-down touchdown passes propelled the Myrtle Beach Seahawks to a 34-5 victory over the West Brunswick Trojans in a non-conference high school football game Sept. 4 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Trojans led 5-0 with seven minutes left in the half but Seahawk quarterback Everette Golson threw touchdown passes of 48 yards and 13 yards to give Myrtle Beach a 14-5 halftime lead.

    The Seahawks then controlled the second half, scoring three touchdowns on three straight possessions.

  • Scorpions scorch the Vikings

    CERRO GORDO—The North Brunswick High School football team did it again Thursday night, beating the West Columbus Vikings 22-13.

    The game was moved to Thursday night because of the scare of Tropical Storm Hanna. The game did not start out well for the undefeated Scorpions (2-0).

  • South Brunswick opens season with victory

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars brought out a Civil War cannon to shoot after every touchdown Sept. 4, and they were able to do just that, beating the Class 4-A Ashley Screaming Eagles 13-7.

    The game was the first of the season for the Cougars. The cannon was fired once to wake up the crowd, and the South Brunswick chorus and show choir sang the national anthem.

  • Trojans blank Dixon, improve to 6-0

    The West Brunswick boys soccer team improved to 6-0 by beating Dixon 1-0 Sept. 2.

    The Trojans’ only goal was scored by Gilberto Gonzalez in the 57th minute. It came off a rebound off a shot by John Mendoza.

    The Trojans fired 25 shots on goal.

    “We couldn’t bury our shots,” coach Tripp Smith said.

    Part of that was attributable to not following the strategy Smith developed for the game.

    “We had a game plan,” he said. “We got away from it early and never got back to it. That upset me. We were fortunate to win.”

  • Smith Avenue extension work to begin next year

    SHALLOTTE—The building on Main Street that housed Western Auto and the former Jones Family Center for many years has been torn down in anticipation of the state’s expansion of Smith Avenue to Holden Beach Road around the building.

    Property owners are planning to put a Walgreens Pharmacy on the Jones store site, but plans have been held up since the extension project was delayed from its original construction date of 2007, Shallotte Mayor Gerald Long said recently.

    Now, it appears the new road is on schedule to be built next year.