Today's Sports

  • Cape Fear beats BCC, earns berth...

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 99-89 Saturday, March 8, to win the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Region 10 championship and advance to the national junior college basketball tournament.

    The Sea Devils will play in Hutchinson, Kansas, starting March 17, while the loss ends the season for the Dolphins.

    “It was a hotly contested game with a lot on the line,” said BCC coach Walter Shaw. “We just couldn’t get the ball in the bucket.

  • Brawl puts black eye on NJCAA...


     A Brunswick Community College men’s basketball player was arrested for sucker-punching an opposing player just after the regional championship game Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics gym.

    Kalil Stuart, a freshman from Durham on BCC’s team, was charged with simple assault and taken into custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center. He was released later Saturday under a $500 bond, said James Walton, chief of police at Brunswick Community College.

  • Trojans’ Cheers Co-Player of...

    Staff Report

    Mideastern Conference coaches have selected all-conference athletes in basketball, swimming and wrestling, and among the highlights is the selection of West junior Gray Cheers one of the MEC Players of the Year in boys’ basketball. Hoggard’s Trae Bryant is the other MEC  Player of the Year.

    West junior forward Saadiq Johnson is on the second team. West senior forward Zarie Hankins is on the third team. The Coach of the Year is West Brunswick’s Eric Davis. The Trojans finished 8-4 and tied for second in the conference.

  • Ex-Trojan Padgett gets top honor...

    East Carolina's Kayla Padgett was named Female Field Performer of the Meet for her efforts at the recent 2014 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Birmingham, Ala.

    Padgett is a West Brunswick graduate and holds the state record in the shot put. She won state championships in the discus throw and shot put her senior year.

  • Seniors restore pride in Trojan...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    FAYETTEVILLE — Still dressed in their green West Brunswick basketball uniforms, and seated next to their coach, Eric Davis, seniors Antonio Clarida, O.J. Hill, Zarie Hankins and Demaria Evans, answered questions about their season-ending loss to Orange High School.

    About 10 minutes earlier the Panthers had beaten the Trojans 69-56 Wednesday, March 5, in a semifinal of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional at the Crown Center.

  • Trojans lose in regional

     FAYETTEVILLE — Orange High School, the top seed in the NCHSAA Class 3A Eastern Regional, beat West Brunswick 69-56 in a semifinal Wednesday, March 5, at Crown Coliseum.

    West, in its first regional since 2003, ends its season 20-8.

    “All 11 guys have played in every game,” Davis said. This group has truly had great attitude and great effort. That’s why we’re here (in the regional).”

  • Sports calendar

     Fishing seminar

    Capt. Jimmy Price will present a free fishing seminar from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Coastal Consumer Showcase at the St. James Community Center. For more information call the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at (910) 457-6964.


    Lucky Leprechaun 5K March 15

  • Fish biting on warm days


  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     The Beachcombers played a 3-man team, all-nets tournament Friday, Feb. 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 224 were Tom Culverwell, Jim Ritter and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Fitzner, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith, 233. Low round: Culverwell, 92. Net: Culverwell, 69. Culverwell is golfer of the week.


  • New owner brings new vision to...

     Sea Trail Golf Resort and its three fabulous golf courses have long been a favorite with me and my family. Twenty-five years ago, the Maples Course opened, followed by the Byrd Course, then the Jones.

    Odd names, perhaps, but not when you realize the courses were designed by three of the most pre-eminent golf course architects in the world: Dan Maples, Willard Byrd and Rees Jones. Each was a pleasure to play and they were always on our list of courses when we came down to the Grand Strand on family vacations.