Today's Sports

  • Congratulations to our neighbors...

     I wanted to personally congratulate the members and coaches of New Hanover’s 2017 NCHSAA 3AA state football championship team.

    The Wildcats capped their run through the 3AA portion of the playoff brackets with a come-from-behind 27-17 victory over A.C. Reynolds on Saturday night.

  • North Brunswick varsity teams...

     The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 4-2 with a road victory over James Kenan on Friday, Dec. 8.

    Sophomore Lydia Bradshaw connected on four 3-pointers and poured in a season-high 22 points to lead the Scorpion offense.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points, while Adora Sloan posted a team-high seven rebounds in the 48-41 triumph.

    The Scorpions played Thomas Academy, out of Lake Waccamaw, in a non-conference game on Dec. 6 and picked up a 61-2 victory.

  • Trojan girls improve to 4-2 with...

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved its record to 4-2 with a 16-point victory over visiting Cape Fear Academy on Friday, Dec. 8, in Shallotte.

    Second-year head coach Dylan Johnson’s team seized an early lead against the Hurricanes and didn’t relinquish it as his squad was playing its third game in four days.

    West Brunswick posted a halftime lead and built the advantage in the second half for a 50-34 victory.

    The Trojans swept the regular season series against the Hurricanes.

  • Trojans fall to 4-1 with first...

     In a game that didn’t produce a single third-quarter point, the West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with a 30-26 loss to Cape Fear Academy on Friday, Dec. 8, in Shallotte.

    The Trojans entered halftime with a 20-17 lead as Cape Fear Academy tried to slow down the Trojans with a 2-1-2 zone defense. The move worked as West Brunswick held the ball outside on the perimeter for nearly the entire third quarter.

  • Sandpiper Bay’s Thomaswick earns...

     SUNSET BEACH – Brett Thomaswick, head PGA Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club, was recently named the Myrtle Beach Golf Director’s 2017 PGA Professional of the Year.

    The annual accolade is awarded by the Myrtle Beach Golf Director, which is comprised of a panel of industry professionals, media members and golf package agents.

    Thomaswick, a Pennsylvania native, has worked at Sandpiper Bay since 2009, said he has made growing the game in Brunswick County a priority.

  • SAL donates to Jessie Mae Monroe...

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School principal Alicia Williams receives a $1,100 donation for from the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 503 in Calabash from Cmdr. John Manning. From left are assistant principal Joseph Benton, Williams, Manning, parent facilitator Sharyn Morrison and SAL Past Cmdr. Bob Molloy. This donation was the result of a fun-filled bowling tournament chaired by Molloy at the Brunswick County Bowling Center in Shallotte. The money will go to the school’s backpack program. The next squadron bowling tournament will be in March 2018.

  • Dosher Foundation golf event...

    More than 115 players and 125 sponsors helped the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation raise $54,000 along with $8,000 in goods and services at the foundation’s 8th annual golf classic on Oct. 13. The foundation recognized Griffin Estep Benefit Group, Inc. as the major sponsor of the tourney that took place at Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

    For information about sponsoring or playing in the 2018 tournament, call the foundation at 457-3850.

  • Registration open for annual 15K...

     The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

    The race features “unique, picturesque courses through beautiful Brunswick Forest, snazzy tee-shirts, customized 15K finisher medals, inside bathrooms and locker rooms,” according to a Wilmington Symphony news release.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Lady Scorps improve to 2-1...

     LELAND – The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team reeled off an 11-1 run at the start of the third quarter and fended off James Kenan for a 48-38 victory in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 1.

    Sophomore guard Lydia Bradshaw led the Scorpions with 17 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points and junior point guard Keyana Yeoman had nine.

    The Scorpions (2-1) led 25-18 at halftime and scored seven quick points in the third frame to extend their lead to 32-19.