Today's Sports

  • Jones, Linkous finish first...

      Two county baseball players have finished their first season of professional baseball.

    The Colorado Rockies selected Steven Linkous in the 22nd round, 650th overall, of the draft in June. Linkous, a North Brunswick High School graduate, finished his senior season at UNC Wilmington.

    The Baltimore Orioles selected Markel Jones in the 33rd round. He was the 991st player selected. Jones, a West Brunswick High School graduate, finished his sophomore season at Brunswick Community College.

  • Lopez’s final-minute goal wins...

    SHALLOTTE — Bryan Lopez scored with 31.4 seconds left as North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a non-conference soccer game Sept. 6 at West Brunswick.

    “It was an unbelievable match,” North coach Shane Miller said.

    West remained winless this season (0-4-1). North improved to 5-1-2.

    “Hats off to West Brunswick,” Miller said. “They have not won a match yet, but anytime you play a rivalry in the county, it’s always a good match.

  • Team Reel Blessed wins Jolly...

    At the beginning of every year, tournament king mackerel fishermen of Brunswick County start to plan which tournaments they are considering competing in. Some schedule to fish any event close to home while others struggle to fit one or two in their schedule. However, one tournament almost every angler strives to fish in is the Jolly Mon King Classic.

  • Fin prick causes month of pain,...

    The water temperatures have been very hot this year, staying close to 90 degrees most of the summer. The week of July 24 was the last week I have been able to do any fishing until this past week. It has taken about a month to recover from something that happens to me daily. As a charter guide, I get stuck by fish fins all the time, not to mention all the shrimp that horn me throughout the year. Well, one fish must have gotten me a little bit deeper and apparently was carrying some nasty bacteria. I knew within a few hours this incident was different.

  • Photos of West Brunswick...
  • VIDEO: West Brunswick volleyball...

     VIDEO is of final three points in the fifth set. West’s server (out of frame) is Cierra Watts (No. 9).

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    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley High School in five sets in a conference volleyball match Aug. 30.

    The Trojans won 25-17, 25-21, 18-25, 17-25, 15-10.

    “They really wanted it,” second-year West coach Sue Karrs said. “It’s a big rivalry. They just knew that they should have beaten them in three.”

  • Trojans dominate second half,...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

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  • VIDEO: Girls cross country,...

    Video of South Brunswick’s Gabrielle Hitchcock, Bailey Rudd, Danielle Hitchcock and West Brunswick’s Bailey Lawson and Lora Kinlaw finishing in season-opening cross-country race at Hugh MacRae Park.

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    WILMINGTON — South Brunswick sophomore Jaxon Hudson finished eighth in a season-opening cross-country race Thursday at Hugh MacRae Park.

    Hudson ran the 3.2-mile race in 18 minutes, 25.14 seconds.

    Hoggard junior Jamie Witmer won the race in 16:40.59.

  • West Brunswick ties South...

    SHALLOTTE — Sophomore forward Alex Younts scored two goals in the second half as West Brunswick tied South Columbus 3-3 in a non-conference soccer game Monday. The game was West’s home opener.

    Younts scored all three of West’s goals. South Columbus scored off a corner kick and two penalty kicks in taking a 3-1 lead in the first half.

    In the second half, Younts scored with 28 minutes, 24 seconds left. He tied the game when he scored with 7:24 left. He stole a weak goal kick and ran up the middle to kick to the ball past the goalkeeper.