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Today's News

  • BCC regroups in win over Guilford

    SHALLOTTE—After losing two of its previous three games and threatening to undo a season of good works, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team restored some order.

    The Dolphins put together a 31-6 run in the second half and rolled to a 101-74 victory in Sunday’s home finale against Guilford Technical Community College.

    BCC led by five at halftime and pulled away shortly after the break by scoring 16 unanswered points. The Dolphins followed that up with an 11-0 spurt that extended their lead to 30 points.

  • Lady Dolphins drop season finale

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team has had a hard time finishing strong all season, and the trend continued right through last week’s regular-season finale.

    A 10-point halftime lead evaporated in the second half of a 73-68 loss to visiting Lenoir Community College.

    “They just don’t have the heart to win,” said BCC coach Kenneth White. “We were up 10 at halftime and gave it to them. It all comes down to heart.”

  • No buzz for BCC

    I’m of the opinion that Brunswick Community College’s growing athletic department should be generating more excitement in the community.

    With three programs up and running, another starting in the fall and more on the horizon, the college is starting to develop a following among local sports fans. But at this point, it’s a miniscule following. I think a lot of people are missing the boat.

  • Bowling

    Evans leads bowlers with 696 series

    Jeffery Evans and Steven Clemmons came up just pins short of 700 series in bowling action last week at Brunswick County Bowling Center in Shallotte.

    Evans rolled a 696 on games of 247, 238 and 211 in the Extravaganza League Feb. 20 while Clemmons had a 695 set with games of 226, 253 and 216 in the Williams Carpet Classic League Feb. 22.

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    Other high series: Delwood Johnson 211, 212, 243—666, Chris Chappell 247, 226—650 and Bob Merritt 215, 209—617.

  • Mount Calvary, Pleasant View stay unbeaten in church league

    Brunswick County Men’s Church Basketball League leaders Mount Calvary and Pleasant View kept their undefeated records in tact last week.

    Mount Calvary defeated Beach Assembly 84-41 to improve its record to 8-0. Pleasant View posted a 106-62 win over Ocean View to move to 7-0.

    Feb. 18 scores

    •Liberty Tabernacle 61, Jennies Branch 48. Kendrick Frink scored 27 points and Rodwyn Frink had 11 to lead Liberty Tabernacle. High scorers for Jennies Branch included Brandon Stephens with 20 and Andrew Stephens with 15.

  • Flounder or flukes, the fishing rules need some changing

    I got an e-mail this week from Michael Altoonian and the fellas at the West Tanglewood Fishing Club.

    I love speaking to the clubs and answering their questions because interested anglers like these help our resource go from a causal sport to one that fights today’s negative attitudes with what the best thing fishing gives people—hope.

    I don’t have time here to answer all of their questions, but I will tackle one and some people aren’t going to like my answer.

  • Golf action

    Sea Trail’s Lynch a master at shooting his age

    Shooting one’s age is sometimes a daunting task, but Sea Trail’s George Lynch has mastered it.

    The 78-year-old golfer shot a 77 during the Sea Trail men’s tournament Feb. 19 on the Maples Course, marking the 107th time he’s managed the feat in his career.

    During the tournament, Jim Hunt and Gary Fagan managed eagles.

  • Golfers need to watch out for dangerous cellulites

    The strangest thing happened to me on a recent trip to Florida to visit some old friends.

    One evening we were all sitting around outside having some drinks and snacks and talking about our golf that day. After awhile, the mosquitoes came out and forced us to go inside.

    The next morning, I woke up with a welt over my right eye where a mosquito had bitten me. No big deal, I thought, and headed out to play golf.

    Later that day, the lump over my eye was larger, so I put some antibiotic cream on it and off we went to dinner.

  • First Tee forms fundraising committee

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has formed a grant-writing committee that conducted its first meeting Feb. 14 in Southport.

    Eight volunteers will actively pursue grants and other fundraising opportunities in the months to come, according to a press release.

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of the local First Tee chapter, and Carol Szot, board member and fundraising director, will serve on the committee.

    Other members include Randy Sloup, Jim and Bonnie Westbrook, Frank Voelker, Richard Gallotta, and Maggie Smith Roedema.

  • Lady Trojans survive playoff thriller

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick seniors Miranda Jenrette and Jordan Clear were not ready for their high school basketball careers come to an end Monday night.

    So they did what they needed to ensure they would play at least one more game.

    The duo combined for 34 points, 15 rebounds and two clutch baskets as the Lady Trojans defeated Washington 54-52 in overtime in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.