Today's Sports

  • Thrilling golf: Rogers, Pacula...

    On a crisp, clear November weekend, club champions from around the county faced off in the annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 15, at Lockwood Folly Golf Course.

    Jayla Rogers of Magnolia Greens won the women’s division by one stroke over defending champion Billie Ellwanger when Rogers holed a 25-foot putt on the last hole.

    Tucker Pacula of Oak Island Golf Club won the men’s division in a playoff against Dave Lucas (Brierwood).

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  • BCC pitcher’s perseverance leads...

    Nolan Clenney, a right-handed sophomore pitcher for the Brunswick Community College baseball team, has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. State University.

    “Well deserved,” BCC baseball coach Robbie Allen said. “Good young man, good in the classroom, good on the field and very capable. I think he’ll do well. He just works hard at what he’s doing. I’m glad for him.

    “They’ll pitch him and let him DH because he’s a left-handed hitter.”

  • West catcher Ashburn signs with...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Hunter Ashburn has signed a letter of intent to attend University of South Carolina Aiken and play baseball.

    “They gave me the best offer possible,” Ashburn said. “I went to visit and I really liked the coaches. I really liked the university, I liked the field.”

    Aiken is about a four-hour drive from Shallotte.

    “Coaches really made me feel at home,” Ashburn said. “They felt like my friend as soon as I met them. Made me feel really comfortable.”

  • Now is good time to fish for...
  • Fishing for king mackerel has...

    Believe it or not, we officially have entered November, the weather was warm through Saturday, Nov. 7, and the fishing has been fantastic Brunswick County. It seems no matter where anglers decided to go fishing, they brought back a bounty of fish last weekend.

  • Profiles of men golfers in...

    The 2015 men’s golf club champions are an awesome group. For some, this is their first club championship; others have won many such events, both here and in other states. Some are relatively new to the game of golf; others are seasoned competitors.

    Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly has won his championship seven times in nine years. Peter Allen of St. James is a four-time champion and so is Tom Oxenfeld of Ocean Ridge. Mike Depauw has won the Sea Trail championship four times — and this year he also won at Carolina Shores.

  • West, North in football playoffs

    West Brunswick has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3AA football state playoffs, which begin Friday, Nov. 13. The Trojans (5-6) will play at Terry Sanford in Fayetteville (10-1). West is seeded last and Sanford No. 1 in the 16-team East bracket.

    North Brunswick has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2AA football state playoffs. The Scorpions will play at Clinton (8-2) on Friday, Nov. 13. North is seeded No. 13 and Clinton No. 4 in the 16-team East bracket.


  • Scorpions’ soccer season ends in...

    TOWN CREEK — Croatan beat North Brunswick 3-2 Saturday, Nov. 7,  at the Town Creek Park soccer field in the second round of the state soccer playoffs.

    The Cougars scored all their goals in the second half as they improved to 11-9-3 and moved on to the third round. North finishes the season 13-8-2.

  • Bryant, Scorpions rally but lose...

    LELAND — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 28-15 Friday, Nov. 6, in the final game of the East Central Conference football season.

    East Duplin finishes 4-1 in the conference, 8-3 overall; North is 2-3, 5-5.

    Each team has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A football state playoffs, which begin Nov. 13.

    East Duplin controlled most of the game. Using its running attack behind a big offensive line, the Panthers built a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter. For the game they rushed 57 times and gained 324 yards.

  • Trojans lose to top-seeded team...

    WILSON — James Baxter Hunt Jr. High School beat West Brunswick 4-2 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A soccer state playoffs Nov. 5.

    Hunt, the top seed in the East bracket, improved to 22-1-1. The Trojans, seeded last, finish the season 9-13.

    Hunt, which started six seniors, scored four goals in the first half.