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Today's Sports

  • Rivers Edge to host 2014...

      

    We’ve come a long way, baby.

    I’m referring to the Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions. The first event was held at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge in December of 2004. Our men’s and women’s champions from 11 local clubs competed over two days of medal play. Marie Strickler of Carolina Shores won the women’s division; Richard Curwen of St. James won the men’s. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Beachcombers

    Results of the Stableford event Friday, Feb. 21, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of +18 were Dan O’Connell, Jim Ritter, Tom Culverwell and John Beairsto. Second were Ed Redman, Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil and Scott McBean, +11.5. Ed Nocella was most over his points, +9. Gary Gutheil had the lowest score, 88. Dan O'Connell had the lowest net, 65. O’Connell is the golfer of the week. He led the winning team with a score of 89 and was +7.

     

    Brierwood

  • Spring fishing gets started

     By Jacob Frick

    Spring fishing gets started

  • State playoffs: West’s boys win...

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Cameron Union Pines 68-49 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association boys’ Class 3A state playoffs Monday, Feb. 24, at West.

    West improves to 18-7 and was scheduled to play a second-round game Wednesday, Feb. 26, at West against Cleveland (14-9). The winner Wednesday plays for a sectional title on Friday, Feb. 28, and will advance to the East Regional.

  • Two county wrestlers finish...

     GREENSBORO — Two Brunswick County wrestlers finished sixth in their weight classes Saturday, Feb. 22, in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships.

    West Brunswick junior Campbell Alspaugh and North Brunswick junior Evin Bellamy were the top finishers of the eight county wrestlers in the tournament.

  • Prep basketball playoff brackets...

    From the North Carolina High School Athletic Association

    CLASS 2A GIRLS

    EAST

    32 St. Pauls (10-12) at 1 Reidsville (19-0)

    17 Goldsboro (11-11) at 16 Burlington Cummings (10-9)

    25 West Bladen (12-9) at 8 Wilson Beddingfield (17-3)

    24 Carrboro (6-16) at 9 Red Springs (12-10)

    28 Newport Croatan (11-9) at 5 Southern Vance (20-2)

    21 Elizabeth City Northeastern (8-10) at 12 East Duplin (17-5)

    20 North Brunswick (13-8) at 13 North Pitt (17-5)

  • Prep basketball playoff brackets...

     

     

    From the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. First-round games are Monday. 

    CLASS 2A BOYS

    EAST

    32 South Columbus (11-11) at 1 Trinity (21-1)

    17 Elizabeth City Northeastern (18-4) at 16 Wilson Beddingfield (12-8)

    25 Bertie (16-6) at 8 Burlington Cummings (17-5)

    24 Midway (16-6) at 9 Farmville Central (15-6)

    28 Eastern Randolph (14-8) at 5 Kinston (18-4)

    21 Franklinton (14-7) at 12 Red Springs (17-5)

  • Trojans fall late in MEC title...

     

    BOLIVIA — West Brunswick excelled in hand-to-hand combat, but New Hanover used long-range missiles to win the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship tournament 62-55 Friday night, Feb. 21.

    The Trojans outscored the Wildcats in every quarter except one — the third, when New Hanover hit five 3-pointers for a cushion that would carry them to victory in the tourney, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • Spring fashion blooms at Lori’s...

    I am so sick and tired of cold weather, sleet, snow, freezing rain and golf courses that are closed or restricted to cartpath-only rules. I don’t want to wear hats, scarves, earmuffs, sweaters and long johns anymore. I want to stick my down vest into the storage closet, where it belongs.

  • New and old threats to our...

    According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this fun roller coaster ride may not be over just yet. Last week dished out rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow and even a little earthquake. The Farmer’s Almanac has been right so far this year, as it predicted last week’s winter weather nearly perfectly.