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Today's Sports

  • Vereen to play football at UNC...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Taye Vereen signed a letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football at UNC Pembroke.

    “I liked the coaching staff and I feel like I can have a good chance to play there and be a great part of the program,” Vereen said.

    Vereen (6-feet-2.5 inches, 245 pounds) was a lineman on offense and defense last season for the Trojans. He said he was recruited to be a defensive tackle.

  • BAC swimmers win 16 races in...

    Brunswick Aquatic Club swimmers had 16 first-place finishes in its annual Battle at the Beach meet Jan. 27-29 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Tyler Bowersox had six first-place finishes and McKenzie White four.

    These are the top-three finishes by BAC Gators:

     

    Tyler Bowersox, 17: First in 500-yard freestyle, 5:07.49; first in 200 breaststroke, 2:17.67; first in 50 freestyle, 22.68; first in 200 IM, 2:05.32; first in 100 freestyle, 49.71; first in 100 breaststroke, 1:01.05; second in 100 butterfly.

     

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  • Five county wrestlers win...

    West Brunswick wrestlers won three titles in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championships Saturday at Hoggard High School. Two North Brunswick wrestlers won titles in the East Central Conference championships at Northside.

    Summaries are below.

     

    Three Trojans

    MEC champions

    Junior Gavin Bipes won at 126 pounds, beating his Ashley foe by fall in 29 seconds.

    Junior Brandon Reisen won at 132 pounds, beating his New Hanover foe by fall with 20.3 seconds left in the match.

  • Scorpions unbeaten in ECC, 16-2...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 6-0 in the East Central Conference by beating Croatan 57-35 in Friday at North.

    For North, senior Taylor Perkins scored 15 points and senior Jada Bellamy 14.

    North is 16-2 overall. Croatan is 2-4 in the ECC, 2-14 overall.

    North had beaten Croatan 53-29 on Jan. 3.

  • Spring fishing is in the air

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    No matter whether you rely on a groundhog or an almanac, it’s safe to say everyone got his dose of spring last weekend. With temperatures in the low 70s, many visitors and residents ventured outside to take in some warm sunshine we all have longed for. Some took this opportunity to go hiking, some took a seat outside at their favorite restaurant, and luckily some finally found it warm enough to venture offshore to do some fishing.

  • Fishing petition good start in...
  • Small things make a big...

    By Darren deMaille

    During every golf clinic I run, I begin the session by setting the tone for learning and motivation. I am constantly reminding my students to enjoy the moment and never take anything for granted. You never know what is around the corner, so count your blessings.

  • Key times to fish for winter...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger
    Another week of February fishing has come and gone. It is typical for this month to be filled with uncooperative weather, yet this year the offshore fishing has been just the same – tough and unforgiving.

  • BCC men split two home games in...

    BOLIVIA — The BCC men’s basketball team beat Denmark Tech 95-69 Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. Demark dropped to 1-6 in the region, 3-10 overall.

    For BCC, Bobby Stenborg scored 21 points, Saleik Edwards 19, Khaileel Dailey 13, Tanner Poole 12 and Jaylon Wray 10.

    On Sunday, Caldwell beat BCC 90-79. Caldwell improved to 6-4, 20-7.

    For BCC, Bobby Stenborg scored 23 points, Edwards 16 and Devin Hutchinson 13.

    BCC is 2-7 in NJCAA Division I Region 10, 15-11 overall.