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Today's Sports

  • Kicking off the spring fishing...

     It looks as if the warm spring air is finally here to stay. Prickly pear trees are in full bloom and those with allergies are feeling the effects of the pollen. Dogwood trees are loaded with bulbs and most likely will burst into full bloom later this week. Every bird in the sky is singing songs and looking for love. These are all signals it is time to shake off the dust and get on the water. Are you ready? Do you have everything that you need?

  • Adjusting to conditions results...

     In this week’s column, I can confidently say it feels as if spring is near. Water temperatures are beginning to rise with the air temperatures and the fishing seems to be improving. Most anglers had good luck fishing along the Gulf Stream this past weekend, March 14-15. They reported a decent wahoo bite way down south toward the Winyah Scarp and also way up north toward the Same Ole Hole. They seemed to be biting black/purple and red/black lures the best.

  • Learn the Rules of Golf — It’s...

    I’ve always been fascinated by the Rules of Golf. They are complicated, exasperating and enlightening.

    Look at all the other sports. How many rules does a bowler need? How many things can happen on a wooden playing field that is 60 feet long and 7 feet wide?

  • Fishing takes persistence and...
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  • Trojans lose in sectional title...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 66-28 in a sectional basketball title game Tuesday, March 3, to Wilson Hunt — a team that finished second at state last year.

    Josh Willingham, a 6-foot-5 center who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the state title game, finished with 18 points against the Trojans. He scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Warriors took a 23-10 lead.

  • Trojans provided many thrills in...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick fell one victory short of returning to the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional basketball tournament, but for Trojan coach Eric Davis, the 2014-15 season had many exciting moments. 

    “You have to rank it at the top of any season I’ve had,” he said. “It’s the second-most wins (25) I’ve had a coach. I had 28 wins one year at Hopewell. First time a conference championship since 1989. We lose in the conference tournament championship. We win two rounds in the state playoffs.”

  • Johnson’s 3 moves West into...

    SHALLOTTE — Saadiq Johnson sank a 3-pointer from the right baseline with 3.2 seconds left as West Brunswick beat Southern Lee 50-47 Monday, March 2, in a second-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A basketball playoffs.

    The victory advanced West, 25-3 and the No. 3 seed, to a third-round game March 3 at West against Wilson Hunt, 17-8 and the No. 6 seed. Hunt finished second last year in the state playoffs.

  • Early season fishing tactics...

     It sure does not feel as if there are only 18 days till spring. In Brunswick County, we have experienced rain, ice and snow in February. Thankfully, that dismal month is over and the forecast is surprisingly improving.

  • Fishing springs into action

     Our winter has been long, cold and wet this year. The past few days have shown promise that warmer days are in our near future. The houses are booking up fast along the beach as folks are getting prepared for summer vacation. There is light at the end of this gloomy, wet tunnel. If you are a fisherman, now is the time to polish off the final touches on your boat and gear. As the warms days start to appear, the fishing will spring into action. Be ready, it’s coming.