Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Fishing heats up with calm, mild...

    January can be an extremely tough month for Brunswick County fishermen. Air temperatures are frigid, marine conditions are predominantly rough, and “honey-do” lists’ seem to increase every time you tinker with fishing tackle. Yet somewhere past the howling winds and dismal days there is hope that a day will come to head offshore again. Not knowing what the targeted species may be, but simply to push the throttles forward and head out to the blue water.

  • Cart-path-only: Aggravation

    This past year has been one of the wettest in the history of Brunswick County. Many courses have been cart-path-only for weeks and weeks. This slows play because golfers must leave their carts on the path, walk to their ball (which may be on the far side of the fairway) and then hit.

    A good tip is to take three clubs to the ball. The club you think you need, plus one longer and one shorter. Then you won’t have to walk back and forth if the distance is too long or short for what you thought

  • What fishing boat power do you...

    What in the world can a fisherman write about in this kind of weather? The possibility of a nasty winter storm just squeaked by our coastline last weekend. Several areas north of us recorded the second worst snow storm in their history. I expect we will see a few more opportunities for a nasty winter storm along our coastline before April. The good news is that the forecast for Feb. 1 shows highs in the mid-60s. Those kinds of temperatures just might put a few people on the water. What can you expect to encounter out there?

  • World Golf Hall of Fame: Lots of...

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    On a recent trip to Florida, my husband, Gene, and I took an extra day and visited the World Golf Hall of Fame, part of the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.

  • BCC beats CVCC in women’s...

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Catawba Valley Community College 58-53 in a Region 10 game Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC, which lost the previous day 90-52 at No. 14 Cape Fear Community College, is 4-2, 10-6. CVCC is 2-5, 7-8.

    Briana Baham scored 33 points for the Dolphins. She scored 13 of BCC’s final 17 points.

    A.J. Mays scored 14 points. Jasmine Dixon scored eight points, all in the first half. Daisha Jordan scored three points.