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Today's Sports

  • New attractions for fishing...

     February is a tough month to get past. It is typically a month where it wants to be sunny and 70 for a few days then plummet to below freezing for the rest of the week. Brunswick County got an opportunity to experience the indecisive weather this weekend with temperatures being in the high 60s Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8. Whether it was catching brim from private pond or a slot redfish from a backwater creek, everyone seemed to find a way to wet a line.

  • Swimmers qualify for state meet

     

    County swimmers have qualified for nine events in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship meet, set for this week.

    In a regional Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Cary Triangle Aquatic Center, swimmers had to finish in the top eight to qualify for state.

    South Brunswick finished second in the boys’ 200 freestyle relay. Adam Calero, Ryan Goodson, Chris Anselmo and Tyler Bowersox finished in 1 minutes, 32.56 seconds. Chapel Hill, with three of its swimmers seniors, won in the event in 1:29.98.

  • VIDEO: Final seconds of New...

     SHALLOTTE — New Hanover beat West Brunswick 62-60 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference boys’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 6.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (9-1, 20-1). New Hanover, a Class 4A team, is 7-3, 14-7.

    “Just because we lost doesn’t change who we are,” West coach Eric Davis said. “We’re a tough team. To be down 10-0 and down eight at the half — we were tough to get back and have a chance.

  • Trojans’ McRainey signs with...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior football player Daniel McRainey has signed a letter of intent to attend Wingate University.

    “I visited it, I really liked the campus, the academics are good — and I wanted to play football,” he said.

    McRainey said three other colleges showed interest in him, but Wingate became his top choice.

  • BCC men lose to D-2 No. 4...

     BOLIVIA —  Richard Bland College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II men’s basketball, beat Brunswick Community College 88-65 in a non-region game Wednesday, Feb. 4.

    The Statesmen improved to 21-3. BCC dropped to 10-14.

    For BCC, JacQues Chambers scored 13 points and Robin Moore 12.

    Other BCC scorers: Jaquan Grissett seven, Carson Smith seven, Kevin Rowell seven,

    Cortell Busby four, Taylor Buffkin seven, Najee Pritchett eight.

  • Trojans can clinch basketball...

     

    West Brunswick beat host Topsail 52-29 in a Mideastern Conference boys’ basketball game Feb. 3.

    West, 9-0 in the conference, can clinch its first regular-season conference title since 1989 with a home victory Friday, Feb. 6, against New Hanover (6-3, 13-7). Three conference games are left in the season. Every team behind West has at least two losses.

    Against Topsail (1-9, 6-14), Tyquan Hill scored 14 points, hitting nine of 12 free throws. Alex Clarida scored 10 points.

  • Gators host of swim meet

     The Brunswick Aquatic Club (BAC) was host to a meet Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. One hundred seventy-five swimmers from the Waves of Wilmington (WOW), BAC, Cape Fear Aquatic Club (CFAC) and STAR Aquatics used this meet, sanctioned by USA Swimming, as a late opportunity to qualify for the state and regional championships that will take place in March at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

  • Trojan wrestlers lose in second...

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick’s wrestling season in duals competition ended Feb. 3 in a second-round loss to host Swansboro in the NCHSAA Class 3A state tournament.

    West ends the season 23-1. Swansboro is 40-3.

    The Trojans opened the tourney by routing Western Harnett 65-18. Swansboro opened the tourney by beating Ledford 46-30.

    In the second round, Swansboro beat West 35-27. Twelve of West’s points came from forfeits after Swansboro had clinched the dual.

    The teams split the first four matches and were tied.

  • Black sea bass are biting

     There isn’t much to be said in this week’s fishing report. Once again Mother Nature has prevented most boats from sailing with how hard the wind has been blowing. It seems as if we cannot catch a break this winter. Normally, the colder months bring long periods of hard northeast winds and then a calm, stable period in between fronts. This year, the wind has refused to quit blowing. Hopefully, with late February and March’s warmer temperatures the cold fronts will begin to spread out and give us more opportunities to fish.

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