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Today's Sports

  • Five county wrestlers win...

    West Brunswick wrestlers won three titles in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championships Saturday at Hoggard High School. Two North Brunswick wrestlers won titles in the East Central Conference championships at Northside.

    Summaries are below.

     

    Three Trojans

    MEC champions

    Junior Gavin Bipes won at 126 pounds, beating his Ashley foe by fall in 29 seconds.

    Junior Brandon Reisen won at 132 pounds, beating his New Hanover foe by fall with 20.3 seconds left in the match.

  • Scorpions unbeaten in ECC, 16-2...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 6-0 in the East Central Conference by beating Croatan 57-35 in Friday at North.

    For North, senior Taylor Perkins scored 15 points and senior Jada Bellamy 14.

    North is 16-2 overall. Croatan is 2-4 in the ECC, 2-14 overall.

    North had beaten Croatan 53-29 on Jan. 3.

  • Bluefin tuna action dwindles...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    For the past several weeks, fishermen of our area have been blessed with both incredible weather and fishing for January. Typically, this month strictly revolves around fishing for trout inshore and preparing equipment for the busy summer season. However, 2017 had a different plan for us. Moderate temperatures in the mid-60s and light winds have brought local anglers another excuse to go offshore fishing.

  • Mixed report on redfish in...

    Another new year has come upon us and the spring fishing season is quickly approaching. Our January weather has been extremely mild with average high temperatures reaching well into the 60’s most of this month. We did see a quick and extreme cold spell in the second week of January that could have been dangerous. The lows quickly dropped into the teens and highs did not reach above the freezing mark for three days. This kind of sudden extreme temperature change can and did result in a cold stun event for our fish stocks.

  • Beloved Weldon was an...

    By Darren deMaille

  • Trojan boys beat Laney; Trojan...

    West Brunswick beat Laney 64-36 in the boys’ basketball game Friday.

    Laney beat West Brunswick 49-35 in the girls’ basketball game Friday.

  • Lady Scorpions win; 3-0 in ECC

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 65-29 Jan. 13 in a girls’ basketball game at North.

    The victory sets up a game for first place in the East Central Conference Jan. 20 at Northside-Jacksonville. Each team is 3-0 in the ECC. North is 13-2 overall; Northside, 14-3.

    Against Dixon (0-3 6-10), senior Taylor Perkins scored 28 points. Perkins hit 12-of-16 2-pointers. She had seven steals.

  • It doesn’t rain in Sunset Beach

    By Darren deMaille

  • Bluefin tuna caught off Carolina...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Local runners do well in Run for...

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH —  Local runners finished in the top three in the half marathon Jan. 14 in the 13th annual Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food.

    Garin Krahn, 26, of Sneads Ferry, ran the 13 miles in 1 hour, 20.11 seconds, a pace of 6:08 per mile. Logan Scharen, 23, of Bolivia was second in 1:22.44. Luke Evans, 16, of Asheboro, was third in 1:23.14.

    The top female runner was Charlotte Leighton, 36, of Clayton. She finished 10th overall in 1:33.46, a pace of 7:10 per mile.