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Today's News

  • Dolphins thump Devils for 20th win

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh off an overtime win against the defending conference champion, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team was ripe for a letdown.

    But there was no letdown—just another beat-down—when the Dolphins hosted archrival Cape Fear Community College last Wednesday in the West Brunswick High School gym.

    Myles Holley and Leon Spencer combined for 33 points and 22 rebounds in the 98-77 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for BCC, which improved to 10-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 20-2 overall.

  • BCC women drop three more on road

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team’s losing streak reached nine in a row this past week as it dropped three Carolinas Junior College Conference road games.

    At week’s end, the Lady Dolphins were winless in league play (0-16) and 2-17 overall with their last win coming Dec. 13 against the Mount Olive College JV.

  • Geographical discrimination

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association is conducting its wrestling dual team playoffs this week and two teams from our county made the field.

    South Brunswick, which was the top team in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference this season, earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 2A playoffs.

    West Brunswick, which tied for second place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, earned a wild card berth in the Class 3A playoffs.

  • Bowling

    Roberts leads bowlers with 700 series

    Ricky Roberts had a 296 game and 700 series to highlight action in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League at the Brunswick County Bowling Center on Jan. 28.

    Robert also had a 225 game in the series.

    McDONALD’S AMUSEMENT

  • Winter fishing with Jerry and Joe Bob

    “Hey Jerry, let's go fishing.”

    “What? Joe Bob you’re crazy. It’s chilly and the wind is howling and they're calling for rain. Besides I recorded the basketball game last night and I don't know what happened.”

    “Oh, you mean the one Carolina won or the one State won?”

    “Joe Bob, get out of my house.”

    “Look Jerry there ain't no point looking at basketball when the fish are biting.”

    “Fish? It's February. What fish do you think are biting?”

  • Kenneth Knight combines love of art and golf

    As I’ve said many times before, I meet the most fascinating people in writing this column. Let me introduce you to a young man who is combining his love of golf and his love of art into a career.

    Kenneth Knight is a gifted artist who has painted portraits, murals and landscapes. He uses different mediums including airbrush. He is also a gifted golfer who shot a 3 over par at Thistle Golf Club, not an easy feat.

    Here’s his story. Kenneth started playing when he was 14 years old and it was instant love.

  • Golf action

    Sandpiper Bay hosts annual Super Bowl Scramble

    Bob Nicolletti, Cathi Birmingham, Mike Donovan and Jack Dobson teamed for a 60 on the Bay to Sand course to win the annual Sandpiper Bay Super Bowl Scramble on Feb. 3.

    Don Moore, Candace Cochrane, Tom Birmingham and Gordon Coulson were second at 62.

    Oliver Marky, Dan Alsup, Bill Lester and Perry Weedon finished third at 63 with Gene McDonald, Bob Eason, Lois Redman and Ron Redman fourth at 64.

  • West Brunswick takes second in conference

    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team ended the regular season on high note Saturday with a runner-up finish at the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Tournament.

    The Trojans had one first-place finisher, three seconds, three thirds and four fourths and compiled 132 points in the seven-team tournament at Hoggard High School.

    Laney, the regular-season conference champion, set the pace in the league tournament as well. The Buccaneers had five individual champions and won the tournament with a whopping 205 points.

  • Trojans pull out 'senior night' victory

    SHALLOTTE—On a night when West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team honored its seniors, the outcome of the match rested squarely on the shoulders of a sophomore.

    Joey Moreno’s 5-4 decision in the final bout clinched the Trojans’ 38-30 victory against Mideastern 3A/4A Conference rival White Oak in last week’s regular-season finale.

  • West girls complete sweep of White Oak

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team picked a fine time to end its longest losing streak of the season.

    West Brunswick snapped its five-game skid with a 59-53 win against White Oak in a key Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game last Tuesday in Jacksonville.

    The Lady Trojans (3-5 conference, 11-8 overall) outscored White Oak 15-9 in the third quarter to take a 43-35 lead and held on to complete a season sweep of the Lady Vikings.