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Today's Sports

  • Lady Scorps improve to 2-1...

     LELAND – The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team reeled off an 11-1 run at the start of the third quarter and fended off James Kenan for a 48-38 victory in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 1.

    Sophomore guard Lydia Bradshaw led the Scorpions with 17 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points and junior point guard Keyana Yeoman had nine.

    The Scorpions (2-1) led 25-18 at halftime and scored seven quick points in the third frame to extend their lead to 32-19.

  • 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.

  • Local fishing photos

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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    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.

  • West Brunswick starts 2017-18...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway is 14 wins away from achieving a milestone few coaches in North Carolina have reached.

    Caraway guided his 2017-18 Trojan wrestling team to a pair of victories in a season-opening, four-team match last week in Shallotte and now sits at 286 career wins.

    West Brunswick defeated Lumberton and Hoggard and dropped a contest against Purnell Swett during the Nov. 21 opener in Shallotte.

  • A nervous kicker, a timeout and...

     I played on the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    Let me take that back, already.

    I was listed on the roster of the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    I played soccer growing up, so I continued to play soccer into high school. During my junior season, I asked if I could kick for the football team and it worked out.

    I only kicked extra points, but that allowed me to have at least one claim to fame in my high school career.