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Today's Sports

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-...

     

    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.

  • Napolitano doesn’t fumble...

     In his junior year at West Brunswick High School, Nick Napolitano was a backup catcher on the Trojan baseball team, the only sport he had played in his first three years at West.

    This month, Napolitano will play the final regular season game of his Wingate University athletic career — not in baseball, but in football, a sport in which he has excelled, receiving honors on the field and in the classroom.

  • Fuzzy Zoeller talks about...

     LELAND — Fuzzy Zoeller delivered his quips as smoothly as he has putted during a professional golf career that has earned him $10.6 million.

    About U.S. futility in the Ryder Cup: “It’s unbelievable. It just so happens that the boys from overseas who live down in Orlando (Fla.) right now — well, I’ll say 97 percent of them live down in Orlando — win.”

  • Trojans defeat Ashley 28-8, get...

     

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick football team beat winless Ashley High School 28-8 Friday, Nov. 7, at Ashley, in the final game of the Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference season.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference. Ashley finishes 0-10.

    The Trojans, 5-6 overall, will play a first-round game in the Class 3AA East state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, against Chapel Hill. The Tigers finished 4-3 and fourth in the Big Eight Conference and were 8-3 overall. 

  • Simmons set to play volleyball...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Katie Simmons has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    “I really wanted to play volleyball,” Simmons said about her decision to sign with BCC. “Plus, I wanted to stay close to home.”

    Simmons was a setter for the Trojans, who finished the 2014 season 4-8 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 7-14 overall.

  • Alfy Hill invited to Medal of...

     Staff Report

    Former West Brunswick football player Alfy Hill has been invited to play in the second annual Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10, 2015, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

    Hill, a senior defensive end at Winston-Salem State University, sent a text message about the invitation to former West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    The bowl will feature players seeking a shot at professional football. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN.

  • Dolphin basketball teams set to...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team celebrates its 20th year of existence this season, and Walter Shaw enters his 15th season as its head coach.

    The Dolphins finished the 2013-14 Region 10 regular season 7-3 and in a tie for first. They lost to Cape Fear in the Region 10 championship tournament and finished 20-12. Shaw, who guided BCC to its 10th 20-victory season in 14 years, was the Region 10 Coach of the Year.

  • Be thankful for the Brunswick...

     At the end of November, most people focus their attention to cooking the perfect turkey rather than fishing. However, this time of year can produce impressive inshore, near shore and offshore fishing if you can get away from the kitchen.

  • Speckled trout, redfish prime...

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is usually the last celebration for most vacation homeowners in the Brunswick Islands. After this last celebration, many will winterize their homes and will return just before the Easter holiday to get things back up and running again. Just because everyone leaves does not mean that the fishing stops. The fishing can see some really good days for those willing to deal with the cooler temperatures. Speckled trout and redfish are the two prime targets through the winter months.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m...

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.