Today's Sports

  • VIDEO: Lincoln Smith at MEC...

    Final seconds of Lincoln Smith’s 11-3 victory in the MEC wrestling championships (145 pounds).

  • VIDEO: Peyton Tipton wrestling...

    Final seconds of Peyton Tipton’s 7-3 victory in the MEC championships (152 pounds).

  • Scorpions split final two...

    In its final two East Central Conference wrestling matches of the season, North Brunswick lost 57-21 to Croatan and beat Southwest Onslow 51-30.

    In the loss to Croatan, the Scorpions had four victories, and three of them were by fall.

    At 132 pounds, Skyler Wormuth won by fall with 1 minute, 3 seconds left in the second period.

    At 138 pounds, Bradley Hamilton won by fall also with 1:03 left in the second period.

    At 152 pounds, Patrick Burton beat Charles Corbell 1-0.

  • Bowersox, Ruppart, White win MEC...

    Dustin Ruppart, McKenzie White and Tyler Bowersox each won two events in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference swimming championships Jan. 27 at UNC Wilmington.

    Ruppart, a West Brunswick senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 51.35 seconds. He finished ahead of South Brunswick junior Chris Anselmo by 1.43 seconds.

    Ruppart won the event last year in 1:57.94.

    Ruppart won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.70. Ruppart won the event last year in 5:17.31.

  • County swimmers compete in final...

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick’s teams won the final regular season swim meet of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, South won the final event and scored enough points to beat New Hanover 103-101. West scored 20 points.

    In the boys’ meet, South also scored 103 points. New Hanover scored 61 and West 59.


    Brianna Baham sinks two free throws and puts BCC ahead 57-53 with 43.4 seconds left against Catawba Valley Community College. BCC went on to win 58-53.

  • Trojans beat Cougars for first...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 59-48 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 20 at West.

    Each team entered the game winless in the conference. South had one senior on its roster; West, none.

    For West (1-4, 7-8 overall) freshman Breanna Mercer scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds. Sophomore Natyra Gore scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five steals.

  • Super Bowl golf: Something to try

    We tend to think golf competitions are terribly serious affairs. We either look forward to or dread club championships, member-guest days and interclub matches. We take a deep breath, tee it up and try our best to shoot the lowest round of our career, thereby ensuring a good time.

    What if we could have a great time, even if we didn’t come close to our average score?

    It can be done, and with every participant having a ripsnorting good time.

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