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Today's Sports

  • North Brunswick beats East...

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 8-0 in a non-conference boys’ soccer game Thursday, Aug 18.

    North scored four goals in the first half. Senior Raunel Dominguez took a pass and scored 3 minutes, 15 seconds into the game.

    About eight minutes later, senior Jose Scope scored off a rebound.

    The score went to 3-0 when senior Robert Fairbanks tapped the ball past the goalkeeper.

    Senior Shawn Hargett scored the final goal of the half with 1:45 left when the East Columbus defense never challenged his run to the goal.

  • Washington jumps to second...

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.

  • North football preview

    (Editor’s note: North Brunswick plays South Columbus at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the first scrimmage of the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    LELAND —  The North Brunswick High School football team finished 5-6 in 2015, 2-3 in the East Central Conference, in coach Larry Brock’s first year at North.

    Brock begins his second season with some key players returning, one of them being

  • West football preview

    (Editor’s note: West Brunswick plays Hoggard on Friday, Aug. 12, in the final of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School football team finished 5-7 in 2015, 2-4 in the conference. The Trojans lost five of their last six games in coach Kelly Williamson’s first year at West.

    “We weren’t very physical last year,” Williamson said.

  • South football preview

    (Editor’s note: South Brunswick plays Ashley on Friday, Aug. 12, in the fourth of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

     

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School enters the football season with a new coach, Rocky Lewis, and he faces a challenge in rebuilding the Cougar program.

    South finished 2-9 last year.

  • Team Reel Blessed wins Jolly...

    At the beginning of every year, tournament king mackerel fishermen of Brunswick County start to plan which tournaments they are considering competing in. Some schedule to fish any event close to home while others struggle to fit one or two in their schedule. However, one tournament almost every angler strives to fish in is the Jolly Mon King Classic.

  • Tough fishing with tougher...

    Every fisherman has his idea of what a perfect day on the water would be like. Whether it be catching mahi mahi and wahoo in the Gulf Stream on a warm spring day or catching king mackerel along the beach on a cool, crisp October morning, we all have our dream trip. And unfortunately, no matter how hard we have tried this year, the days where these dream trips have been fulfilled were few and far between.

  • Lockwood Folly: 20 years of...

    Lockwood Folly is an exciting place these days. It is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County. The normal high level of activity has been enhanced by new greens that were installed this past summer, and by the ongoing construction of a new 16,000 square-foot clubhouse.

    This year marks the 20th year of hugely successful charity events, many of them focused on breast cancer. Other charities that have received the largess of Lockwood are Awareness of Autism, Hospice Closer to Home and Ovarian Cancer Research.

  • How winds from the east can...
  • Fin prick causes month of pain,...

    The water temperatures have been very hot this year, staying close to 90 degrees most of the summer. The week of July 24 was the last week I have been able to do any fishing until this past week. It has taken about a month to recover from something that happens to me daily. As a charter guide, I get stuck by fish fins all the time, not to mention all the shrimp that horn me throughout the year. Well, one fish must have gotten me a little bit deeper and apparently was carrying some nasty bacteria. I knew within a few hours this incident was different.