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Today's Sports

  • BCC opens baseball season

      BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2015 season by beating the East Carolina University club team 10-4 in nine innings Saturday, Feb. 14.

    BCC scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth in rallying from a 4-3 deficit.

    In the inning, Kyle Mehl led off and reached on an error. Nick Debo singled to right field. Nick Yarbrough doubled to the center field fence as the ECU center fielder lost track of the ball. A run scored.

  • North Brunswick wins NCHSAA...

     

    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington helped North Brunswick successfully defended its North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A indoor state track championship Friday, Feb. 13, in Winston-Salem.

    Washington won two events and ran on a winning relay in earning the Most Valuable Performer honor.

    The Scorpions scored 71.50 points in winning the title for the second straight year. North Pitt was second (39) and Polk County third (36). Twenty-one teams scored at least 10 points in the meet at JDL Indoor Fast Track.

  • Farm Bureau MEC basketball...
  • Swimmers finish eighth in three...

     

    South Brunswick swimmers reached the championship finals in three events in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class A state swim meet Thursday, Feb. 12, in Cary.

    South Brunswick’s medley relay of Ryan Goodson, Tyler Bowersox, Chris Anselmo and Adam Calero finished eighth in 1 minute, 45.52 seconds. Cardinal Gibbons won in 1:37.15.

    South finished eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:29.74. Chapel Hill won in 3:14.44.

  • VIDEO: Final seconds of West...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team finished as co-champion of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference by beating Ashley 72-67 in overtime Thursday, Feb. 12.

    The title is the first for the Trojans since 1989. West shares the title with Hoggard.

    For West (10-2, 21-2), senior Gray Cheers scored 22 points, senior Alex Clarida 12 and senior Saadiq Johnson 10.

    Other West scorers: Nasir Murray 3, Tyquan Hill seven, Tyler Stanley five, Shermonde Fulwood two, Joshsua Woodard four and Jon Jordan seven.

  • VIDEO: Ashley sends game into OT...
  • Hoggard defeats West Brunswick...

     

    West Brunswick lost 70-63 in overtim­­­e Feb. 10 at Hoggard in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference boys’ basketball game.

    Despite the loss, West (9-2, 20-2) will play host to Ashley Feb. 12 with the Mideastern Conference title at state. West last won a conference title in 1989. West beat Ashley 60-54 Jan. 16. Hoggard plays at South Brunswick. Hoggard routed South 66-31 Jan. 16.

  • Dean Smith transformed...

    Some people leave imprints in the sand. Dean Smith left his imprints in cement.

    The North Carolina basketball coach, who died Saturday at 83, won two national championships, led the USA to the gold medal, watched 96 percent of his players graduate from college, went to 11 Final Fours, won 13 ACC Tournaments and 879 total games, and chalked up 20-win seasons for 27 straight years.

    He accomplished those things without a shred of scandal.

    He did one more major thing — he changed the game of college basketball.

  • Brierwood schedules grand...

     Last week I drove to Brierwood Golf Club and met with Chris Sprow, director of sales, marketing and real estate. Blum Investments purchased the venerable old course in July 2014.

    The clubhouse has been under renovation for more than six months and the result is fabulous. New tables and chairs, large-screen televisions and new big windows overlooking the lake.

  • New attractions for fishing...

     February is a tough month to get past. It is typically a month where it wants to be sunny and 70 for a few days then plummet to below freezing for the rest of the week. Brunswick County got an opportunity to experience the indecisive weather this weekend with temperatures being in the high 60s Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8. Whether it was catching brim from private pond or a slot redfish from a backwater creek, everyone seemed to find a way to wet a line.