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Today's Sports

  • Ashley beats West 6-0 in soccer

    Ashley beat West Brunswick 6-0 in a conference soccer game Thursday, Sept. 18., at Ashley.

  • McCumbee sixth in sports car race

    Chad McCumbee and Steven McAleer finished sixth in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series race Friday, Sept. 19, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

    McAleer and McCumbee qualified third (81.238 mph) in the Street Tuner class. They raced a ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing, which is based in Austin.

  • Scorpions win rematch against...

     LELAND —North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 26-24, 25-19, 25-17 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 17.

    For North (4-7 overall), sophomore Kaylee Scoggins had five kills and 14 digs. Junior Skylar Watson had eight assists. Senior Jenna Dunsmore had four aces, four kills, eight assists and 12 digs. Senior Macey Bordeaux had two aces, two kills and six digs. Junior Valerie Renna had three aces, eight kills and 11 digs.

  • Topsail beats Trojans 2-1 in...

     HAMPSTEAD — Topsail beat West Brunswick 2-1 in a conference soccer game between two class 3A teams Monday, Sept. 15.

    Topsail took a 2-0 lead on a long-range goal with about 15 minutes left. A red card penalty on Topsail — it was the second yellow on a player — left the Pirates with 10 players for the final 7:55.

    The Trojans took advantage by scoring with 3:44 left. A low, hard shot by junior midfielder John McNeil bounced to the right of the Topsail goalkeeper. Junior forward Jerome Scoggins ran to the ball and kicked it into the goal.

  • North defeats South 34-16 in...
  • Mini Scorps perform
  • Fishing for king mackerel at its...

     The king mackerel fishing has been on fire this past week. Therefore, for those of you fishermen carving pumpkins, go ahead and slowly put down the knife and get the boat ready — the fish are biting. The kings have made their presence known by moving into the shallower waters of the Cape Fear shipping channel. In addition to being closer to the beach, this area is well known for producing big fish this time of year. Fishermen that fish the right time, tide and place can have one of their best king mackerel days of the year.

  • Fishing brings family together
  • Veterans’ Golf Tournament: An...

     Last week I had the privilege of attending the closing ceremonies for the Veterans Tournament at Brick Landing Plantation. The tournament was played Oct. 8, and was for the benefit of the new Veterans’ Memorial in Sunset Beach.

    The day was amazing on several levels. First of all, more than $20,000 was raised for the memorial in a single day. Secondly, the tournament was filled to capacity several weeks in advance. Best of all, everyone finished golfing in fewer than 4½ hours. Our military men and women know how to keep on a schedule.  

  • Top two teams in Fall Brawl each...

     Clearly Hooked, captained by Austin T. Eubank of Carolina Beach, hooked a 39.65-pound king mackerel Saturday, Oct. 11, and won the Fall Brawl King Classic last weekend.

    The crew won $19,306 for its first-place finish and its high finishes in other categories.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct 12. The tourney attracted 195 entries, and 130 boats fished Saturday.