Today's Sports

  • Veterans’ Golf Tournament: An...

     Last week I had the privilege of attending the closing ceremonies for the Veterans Tournament at Brick Landing Plantation. The tournament was played Oct. 8, and was for the benefit of the new Veterans’ Memorial in Sunset Beach.

    The day was amazing on several levels. First of all, more than $20,000 was raised for the memorial in a single day. Secondly, the tournament was filled to capacity several weeks in advance. Best of all, everyone finished golfing in fewer than 4½ hours. Our military men and women know how to keep on a schedule.  

  • Top two teams in Fall Brawl each...

     Clearly Hooked, captained by Austin T. Eubank of Carolina Beach, hooked a 39.65-pound king mackerel Saturday, Oct. 11, and won the Fall Brawl King Classic last weekend.

    The crew won $19,306 for its first-place finish and its high finishes in other categories.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct 12. The tourney attracted 195 entries, and 130 boats fished Saturday.

  • Trojans hold off Cougars 27-24

    West JV football

    The West Brunswick junior varsity beat South Brunswick 21-16 Thursday, Oct. 9, at West.

    West scored on the opening drive on a 7-yard quarterback keeper by Owen McDowell. Terrance Clarida kicked the extra point.

    West fell behind 16-7 but Michael Bryant scored in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16-13.The two pointer failed. 

    West got the ball back with 54 seconds left in the game. 

  • Middle school, high school cross...

     Brunswick County middle schools completed their first season of cross country Wednesday, Oct. 1, in a meet at West Brunswick High School. The girls and boys ran together in a 2-mile race.

    The girls’ top finisher was Bailey Lawson of Waccamaw. The next two fastest runners were from South Brunswick Middle School: Haleigh McKeithan and Caroline Moore.

    The three fastest runners were boys: Alex Younts of Shallotte Middle School was first. Jaxon Hudson of South Brunswick Middle School was second. Jose Velasquez of Shallotte Middle School was third.

  • South completes sweep of West in...

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

    South is 5-4 and third in the conference, 12-4 overall.

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, West won at Topsail 26-24, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.

  • Cameryn Smith: Dreams do come...

     Cameryn Smith is a senior at West Brunswick High School. She plays on the West Brunswick girls’ golf team and belongs to The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    In the past month, Smith has become a superstar.

    In August, Cameryn won a $15,000 scholarship from Royal Bank of Scotland through its Achievers of the Year awards. Last week, she played in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Her Champions Tour partner was Rocco Mediate, and her caddie was PGA professional Terry Mauney, the program director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Stable weather creates excellent...

     Have you seen the weather forecast? We are expected to have the most stable weather we have had all year: light northerly winds at night switching to light southerly winds during the day. That should create a calm and predictable ocean, allowing all sizes of boats to target Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bull redfish along our beach.

  • Cooler weather brings leads to...
  • Ex-Trojan Russell Norton helps...

     Russell Norton, a West Brunswick graduate now a defensive line football coach at Bluefield College, is getting credit for finding proper equipment for a middle school football player.

    A 12-year-old player at Bluefield (Va.) Middle School who is 5-foot-10, 315 pounds, needed a size-17 shoe, a 2X size college helmet and other special equipment for play football. When Buster Large, the head football coach at Bluefield Middle School, told Norton about the situation, Norton was eager to help.

  • Yarbrough finishes second in...

     The 2014 auto racing season became memorable for car owner Chad McCumbee and driver Sam Yarbrough when they had a second-place finish in the NASCAR-sanctioned MDCU 300 Sunday, Oct. 5, at Martinsville, Va.

    The finish was the highlight of the year for the team, who a few weeks earlier had clinched a second straight Late Model season championship at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.