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Today's News

  • Scrimmages have good moments

    Some impressions from the scrimmages.

    A.J. Ferguson. The South Brunswick senior tight end, who is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, made a sensational catch in the Cougars’ scrimmage Aug. 15 with Jacksonville in the BB&T Football Jamboree.

  • What to do between seasons

    Mid-August to mid-September is sort of the stepchild of fishing seasons. The summer bite has mostly shut down, and the fall bite has yet to begin. The main reason for the slow down is from the high water temperatures.

  • Now is time to think about spot fishing; hope for their return

    It may still be August, but it is not too early to start thinking about spot fishing. The last few years have been down ones when it comes to the annual spot run, which draws hoards of anglers to our piers and marinas seeking our most beloved little saltwater panfish. However, there is reason for hope.

    This has been an unexpectedly good year for flounder fishing, following some rather bad ones. Whether this is due to more stringent regulations or just species fluctuations is a matter of debate, but clearly there have been more flounder out there.

  • World Amateur draws global participants for a week of fun and golf

    The PGA Superstore World Amateur Tournament celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Golfers from 47 states and 48 countries are playing golf, walking the beach, shopping, partying and having a great time.

    The World Amateur Handicap Championship was started in 1984 by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday as a way of getting folks to come here during the dog days of summer when golf courses languish half-filled in the heat and humidity.

    In that first tournament, 684 golfers came to Myrtle Beach, S.C., had a great time and talked it up when they got back home.

  • Bob Marston makes hole-in-one at Lockwood Folly Country Club

    Bob Marston of Lockwood Folly Country Club, the recent winner of the Golden Boys Sy Schaffler Invitational Golf Tournament, made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 16th hole.

    Marston used an 8-iron from 132 yards, and the ball dropped into the hole on the fly.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

    The Aug. 21 league day play was a blind-partners game, using net scores after the start of play.

  • Football season opens Friday

    West Brunswick and North Brunswick open their high school football seasons with 7:30 p.m. home games Friday night.

    West plays Socastee and North plays Fairmont.

    South Brunswick opens its varsity season at home next week against Ashley.

    All three county teams played in a scrimmage Aug. 20 at North Brunswick. The scrimmage was the final tuneup for West and North before they begin the season, and both teams looked good against Wallace-Rose Hill.

    WRH score twice in its first possession against the Trojans, but West matched those scores in its first possession.

  • West wins volleyball opener

    West Brunswick opened its volleyball season Aug. 19 by beating South Brunswick 25-21, 25-20 and 26-24.

    “It’s good to win the first one,” coach Leslie Reeves said. “Plus, they’re a county rival. They played together as team. No matter who I put in there, they put it together.”

    The teamwork was especially impressive as the Trojans worked to secure game points.

  • Volleyball team hopes for banner season this year

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team had a good season last year—but it wants a banner season this year.

    Last year the Trojans finished second in the conference to perennial conference champion Hoggard.

    “We only lost to them by two points in a five-game (match),” coach Leslie Reeves said.

    This season Reeves expects her team to contend again for a conference title.

    “I told the girls my expectations are high,” Reeves said. “I want to be No. 1 in the conference.”

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions in ladies' tennis

    The West Brunswick girls tennis team opened its season by losing 8-1 to South Brunswick at home on Aug. 19 but winning 8-1 Aug. 20 at North Brunswick.

    In the loss to South Brunswick, West’s only victory came at No. 1 doubles, where Becky Bennett and Amanda Silva were winners.

    For South, Lauren Scheetz, Sarah Brock, Hilary Walker and Kelly Sim each won two matches.

    In West’s victory over North Brunswick—whose girls tennis program is in its first year—West lost just three games in 12 sets of singles matches.

  • West Virginia man charged with raping girl in Brunswick County

    A West Virginia man has waived extradition and was scheduled to make his first appearance in Brunswick County District Court Monday for two sex charges.

    Eighteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson, of Belle, W. Va., has been charged with first-degree rape of a child and first-degree sex offense of a child, according to the Brunswick County Clerk of Court.