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Today's Sports

  • South’s girls win three-team...

       BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick girls’ swim team won a tri-meet Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    South scored 112 points, New Hanover 107 and West Brunswick 15.

    South freshman Hannah Scharf won the 50 freestyle (28.21). Senior teammate Lauren Johnson was second.

    Scharf won the 100 backstroke (1:11.44). Senior teammate Brinkley Farmer was second and West senior Katelyn Ludlum was third.

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat Cougars...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES —  The West Brunswick wrestling team beat South Brunswick 65-12 in a conference match Wednesday, Jan. 7, and improved to 17-0 for the season.

    The Trojans won five matches by fall and two by technical fall.

    West has one Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match left, Jan. 28 at New Hanover.

    The Trojans wrestle in the conference championship tournament Jan 31 (site to be determined). The state dual playoffs are the first week in February. The individual state championships are Feb. 20-21 in Greensboro.

  • Trojans defeat New Hanover,...

     WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat host New Hanover 72-70 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 6 and improved to 14-0 this season.

    Saadiq Johnson (28 points, seven 3-pointers) and Gray Cheers (31 points, 12 of 12 free throws) scored 59 of West’s 72 points.

    The first quarter ended 13-13. Johnson scored 11 of West’s 13 first-quarter points. He hit one field goal, two 3-pointers and three of three free throws.

  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.

  • SWATCA: Fostering women’s golf

     I’d been hearing about something called the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship Association for several years. This is an organization to sponsors women’s team championships among several states that include the Carolinas.

    Each state sends a team of 10 players (eight scores count) and a non-playing team captain. Competition is over three days with scoring based on four-ball match play, modified foursome match play and singles match play. The team that amasses the most points wins. 

  • Dixon beats North in wrestling

    LELAND — North Brunswick won four matches in a conference wrestling match against Dixon Jan. 6. For the Scorpions, Patrick Burton won 17-4 at 152. Tyrone Watson won by fall at 170. Evin Bellamy won 11-7 at 195. Darnell Brooks won by fall at 138. North also won a match by forfeit.

     

    Dixon 45

    North Brunswick 25

  • BCC defeats Davidson County...

     

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Davidson County Community College 96-90 Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatic Center gym.

    For BCC (8-7), JacQues Chambers scored 21 points, Carson Smith 18, Robin Moore 15 and Kevin Rowell 13. Taylor Buffkin and Jaquan Grissett each scored nine points, Parker Helgerson six and Cortell Busby five.

    Davidson, an NJCAA Division III team, dropped to 11-5.

  • Trojans rally to defeat HCA 63-...

     

    WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat Harrells Christian Academy 63-61 in an opening-round boys’ basketball game Dec. 31 of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament, ending year 11-0.

    The Crusaders (5-3) took a 61-60 lead on a dunk by junior Quate McKinzie with 55.3 seconds left. McKinzie, who had missed a dunk nine seconds earlier, was whistled for a technical foul after he scored the go-ahead points. He finished with 24 points.

  • Walk your way to better scores

     I love this time of year. We can discard the old ways, make new resolutions, begin all over again and do what we really want to do. We can create a healthier lifestyle.

    So, let’s begin by walking. Walk the dog, walk the neighborhood, walk the mall. Best of all, walk the golf course.

    Walking regularly is a terrific way to become healthier and happier in the New Year. The American Heart Association tells us that walking:

  • Bluefin tuna landed by local...

     

    It seems every year the fish come up with new excuses not to bite, yet every year fishermen will find ways to get them to bite. Fishermen usually will begin to spend countless hours trying to research what a particular fish bites, why it bites that bait and, most importantly, where it bites that bait. However, I have found that hard work, persistence and unrelenting dedication will prevail more times than knowing the particulars. In fact these characteristics carried a team from our area to the ultimate victory Dec. 22.