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Today's Sports

  • 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.  

  • State shot put champion Minor...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School senior Colin Minor signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Jan. 7, to attend Dartmouth College and compete in the field events of shot put, discus throw and hammer throw.

    “It’s hard to pass up an Ivy League education like that,” Minor said.  

    Minor has had a successful career in field events for the Cougars.

  • BCC women defeat Patrick Henry

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 66-61 Sunday, Jan. 5, the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC, Kenedra Smith scored 18 points, Kima Sidberry 13 and Crystal Hicks 10.

    BCC led 34-19 at the half but a four-point play by the Patriots cut the lead to 38-37 with 14 minutes, 15 seconds left. PHCC led 43-42 with 10 minutes left, but back-to-back baskets by Hicks gave BC a 48-45 lead. The game remained close thereafter.

  • Trojan wrestlers win North...

     LELAND — The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won the North Brunswick Invitational Saturday, Jan. 4, for the sixth straight time.

    West had three champions and six second-place finishers in finishing with 77 points. Conference rival Topsail was second (51) and Cape Fear third (39) in the 12-team event.

    Host North had one champion: Anthony Walker at 145 pounds, the Scorpions’ first champion is six years. The Scorpions finished fifth, their best finish in six years.

  • Lady Trojans vs. Harrells...

    Photos from West Brunswick’s 60-39 loss Jan. 2 to Harrells Christian Academy in the second annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament.

  • Trojan victories give coach...

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat the Cape Fear Academy Hurricanes 53-38 Friday, Jan. 3, giving Trojan coach Eric Davis the 200th victory of his coaching career. The victory came on the second day of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament.

    “I have a basketball on my desk of my 100th win, and the group that signed that was very special to me — probably the most special group at Hopewell,” Davis said.