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Today's Sports

  • Trojans hold off Ashley rally,...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat Ashley 72-66 in a Mideastern Conference game Friday, Jan. 17, at West.

    West improved to 4-2 in the conference, 11-4 overall, and remains in the running for its first conference title since 1989. Ashley dropped to 3-3, 6-10.

    West junior forward Gray Cheers scored 25 points, and hitting three 3-ponters in the fourth quarter to thwart an Ashley rally. Saadiq Johnson scored 11 points and O.J. Hill 10.

  • Ashley Sloup: Good things ahead
  • Show and tell: New fishing...
  • Leland Hot Stove League banquet
  • Several swimmers reach regional...

     BOLIVIA — South Brunswick won three relays in the girls’ meet — all in regional-qualifying times — as the Lady Cougars finished tied for first with Topsail in a high school swim meet Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center. The Pirates won the boys’ meet and Topsail’s teams finished first overall.

    In the 200-yard medley relay, Brinkley Farmer, Michelle Richards, Payton Drummonds and Lauren Johnson finished in 2 minutes, 11.23 seconds, tying for first with Topsail.

  • Lady Dolphins defeat No. 7 Cape...

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Cape Fear Community College 79-74 Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. The loss was the first of the season for Cape Fear (11-1), who entered the game ranked No. 7 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II poll.

  • Run for Food top finishers
  • Trojan wrestlers clinch state...

     HAMPSTEAD — The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won seven matches by fall in beating Topsail 52-26 Wednesday, Jan. 8, and clinched a spot in the team state tournament in February.

    The Trojans (13-2) won four of the first five matches by fall in taking a 30-0 lead.

    “We knew what we were getting with them,” Caraway said. “We had to score as many points as possible in those lightweights.”

  • Time to check boat, regulations

    Mother Nature has been bouncing the weather around like a rubber ball. One day the temperature will be near 70 degrees, but by morning will be in the 20s. The winds have been ruthless the last week, as well. Last Friday the wind was gusting well above 30 knots. The dreary winter days have come too soon this year. It is usually February before we see the frigid temperatures we have already experienced this year. Maybe the weather pattern will settle down once Mother Nature becomes bored with her rubber ball.

  • Two Carolinas PGA events coming...

    This year will be exciting for Brunswick County golfers. Two Carolinas PGA events are coming to Cape Fear National.  
    On July 28-29, the Carolinas PGA Senior professionals will tee it up. Thais prestigious tournament is for members of the Carolinas PGA who are 50 or older. The major sponsor for this event is Mercedes-Benz.   
    On Sept. 28-29, the Carolinas PGA will play its annual Pro-Am. Each PGA pro will play with three amateurs. The major sponsor is National Car Rental.