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Today's Sports

  • The golfers around us: Frank...

     I’ve been writing this column for nearly 13 years and it’s been a world of fun. I have meet PGA pros, ranked amateurs, golf course designers, golf course owners and managers, superintendents, teaching pros and golf journalists. 

    Now, I think it would be fun to periodically profile one of our local golfers, so here’s the first installment of “The Golfers Around Us.”

  • Early season fishing tactics...

     It sure does not feel as if there are only 18 days till spring. In Brunswick County, we have experienced rain, ice and snow in February. Thankfully, that dismal month is over and the forecast is surprisingly improving.

  • Fishing springs into action

     Our winter has been long, cold and wet this year. The past few days have shown promise that warmer days are in our near future. The houses are booking up fast along the beach as folks are getting prepared for summer vacation. There is light at the end of this gloomy, wet tunnel. If you are a fisherman, now is the time to polish off the final touches on your boat and gear. As the warms days start to appear, the fishing will spring into action. Be ready, it’s coming.

  • Major injustice to the fishing...
  • Trojans reach title game in...

     

    West Brunswick reached the final of the Farm Bureau Mideastern Conference championship tourney by beating New Hanover 49-48 Thursday, Feb. 19.

    The Trojans will play Hoggard in a game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at BCC. West and Hoggard finished the regular season as conference co-champions.

    Against New Hanover, Gray Cheers scored 18 points and Saadiq Johnson 11. Alex Clarida scored seven points, Tyqaun Hill six, Tyler Stanley three and Jon Jordan four.

    WBHS 51

    SBHS 20

  • Coastal Carolina University...

    The winter weather has yet to vacate our area. Last Sunday, Feb. 8, we experienced a brief showing of spring weather with temperatures in the high 60s. Most anglers took this as an opportunity to wet a line and that spring was right around the corner.

    Boy, were we wrong.

    Thick jackets quickly replaced T-shirts and shorts when winter storm Octavia showed up. It seems as if the wind and the cold will never end.

  • Repercussions of illegal gill...
  • Golf fitness by Teri Daly: It’s...

    Each year, I make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions and by March I’ve forgotten them all. Losing weight, getting fit, lowering my golf handicap, creating delicious gourmet meals for Gene, reading more books, writing more books … the list goes on and on and as the days go by I slowly lose my resolve.

    This year is different and I’m delighted. I vowed to get fitter and to get my golf scores down — and so far, it’s working.  

  • Shaw wins 300th at BCC

    BOLIVIA — Walter Shaw won the 300th game of his coaching career Sunday, Feb. 15, when Brunswick Community College defeated Denmark Tech 111-91 in a men’s basketball game.

    “It’s a blessing to be able to stay here long enough to make it happen,” said Shaw, now in his 15th season as BCC coach. “A blessing to have players that allow this to happen. It’s the ultimate testament to loyalty, longevity and success.”

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for...

     

    Eleven county wrestlers have qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships.

    Two of the wrestlers are unbeaten and three enter as regional champions.

    Four North Brunswick wrestlers qualified Saturday, Feb. 14, from the Class 2A Mideast Regional at Croatan High School.

    North senior Evin Bellamy won the 195-pound title against Isaiah Bookman, beating him 12-5. Bellamy is 37-0. Bookman is 30-3.