Today's Sports

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



    Results from the group’s two low nets tournament at Farmstead on Friday, Nov. 24. The team of Matt Beairsto, Bill Harder, Tom Culverwell and Kevin Brady secured top honors with a 124, while Gene Bellando, Steve Garner, Vic Bryant and a blind draw posted a second-place finish with a 126. Bob Buttaro and Beairsto posted the lowest rounds of the day as each player fired an 81. Bellando was the low net winner with a 65 as he earned golfer of the week accolades.

  • He’s back! Tiger Woods set to...

     It has been more than nine months away from competition as tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return to golf. The 14-time major champion has been out with a back injury. Woods is set to compete and host The 2017 Hero World Challenge, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods competed in this event last year and finished 15th out of 17 players. His only other tournament in the 2017 season was the Farmers Insurance Open in January and he failed to make the cut. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick wrestling...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see sports editor Sam Hickman's photos from West Brunswick's season-opening four-team wrestling match in Shallotte. 

  • All about trout

     Tim Ritchie and Chris Maloney, both of the Charlotte area, pose with eight keeper trout. Ritchie and Maloney caught a total of 14 trout using artificial bait in the inlets and canals of Holden Beach. The duo fished with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service on Nov. 11. 

  • McKinneys enjoy great day near...

     The McKinney family of Granite Quarry had a great weekend of November fishing on their boat “Makai” in the waters off Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • Local fishing photos

     Brayden McMullan poses with a speckled trout he nabbed off the waters of Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • A heartfelt “thank you” to three...

     I started this job in the middle of May and almost immediately my bosses, managing editor Jackie Torok and general manager Angie Sutton, began telling me about the annual Tournament of Champions.

    Here’s the Reader’s Digest version.

  • Colder temperatures haven’t...
  • West Brunswick drops playoff...

     WILMINGTON – West Brunswick’s 2017 varsity football season came to a painful conclusion inside a frigid Legion Stadium on Friday, Nov. 10.

    The powerful New Hanover High School Wildcats raced out to a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and steamrolled their way to a 55-21 victory in the first round of the NCHSAA 3AA playoffs.

    New Hanover, which improved to 11-1 after beating West for the second time in as many months, will face No. 10-seeded Dudley in the second round of the playoffs this week in Wilmington.

  • Sports briefs

     Registration open for annual 15K/5K

    Staff Report

    The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.