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Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Dec. 15. The format was two best nets. First: Dave Biesack, Jim Campana, Eric Nelson and a draw at -28. Second: Jim Barrett, Chuck Dixon, Alan Morrissey and a draw at -26. Skins: Jim Campana, Dwight Christenbury and Neil Nucci, one each; Chuck Dixon and Dick Brown, two each.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The format Monday was two best balls. In first at 3 under were Howard Boyd, Ralph Trimmer and Dave Harper. In second at 3 over were Bob Nobes, Gary McDaniel and Chuck Horfeck.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cougar wrestlers...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South wrestlers won five competitive matches and four more by forfeit in beating Trask 48-24 in a nonconference dual Dec. 17.

    The Cougars won five of the six matches up to 135 pounds.

    At 112, Matt Craven won by technical fall. At 119, Corey Craven won 13-0. At 125, Jeromy Roundtree won in 30 seconds. At 130, Robert Capps won 11-4. And at 135, Jack Mendez won by pin in the second period.

    The Cougars got forfeits at the weights 140-160.

  • North boys beat West

     LELAND—The Scorpions dominated from start to finish in beating West Brunswick 80-49 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Bernier, Edwards...

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Dylan Bernier, co-winner of the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, helped lead the West Brunswick wrestling team to a third-place finish in the six-team Battle at the Beach Saturday at West.

    Bernier finished 3-0 in the 119-pound weight class. One other West wrestler won his weight class: Will Edwards, 2-0 in the 152-pound class.

    The only other Brunswick County champion was the Scorpions’ James Fitzpatrick, who finished 5-0 at 130 pounds.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan wrestlers...

    The West Brunswick wrestling team took time before its dual with North Brunswick on Dec. 16 to honor Caleb Hawkins.

    Hawkins, who died 10 days before his 18th birthday of injuries suffered in a car wreck in May, was a three-sport athlete. He would have been a senior wrestler in the starting lineup against the Scorpions on this night.

  • First bluefin tuna of season...

    The anticipation has been building over the past weeks as fishermen await the arrival of the giant bluefin tuna to our waters. Since 2005, these powerful and highly valuable fish have provided sport and much needed supplemental income to local fishermen. As this is still a new fishery to our area, every year the big question is, “I wonder if they’ll show.”

  • Charlie Megaswing: Golf teacher...

    As a working journalist, I have met a lot of different folks over the years. Interviews are one of the facets of writing I dearly love. It’s fun to meet new people, to ask questions, to find out what makes them tick.

    Last week, I met a real raconteur, a guy who has a great life story and a gift of gab to go with it.

    Charlie Megaswing has been teaching the game of golf at the State Line Driving Range for more than 10 years. The facility is on the southbound lane of U.S. 17, right on the border of North and South Carolina.

  • Championship celebration becomes...

    A celebration of an autumn softball championship evolved into a Christmastime donation drive for Hope Harbor Home.

    When the Pipettes softball team won the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation softball tournament in October, the team sponsor offered to fund a victory party, said Pipettes’ player Jessica Winfree.

  • Trojans begin conference...

    The West Brunswick High School basketball teams begin Waccamaw Conference play this week. West played host to South Brunswick Dec. 15 and will play on Friday at North Brunswick.

    West’s girls enter the conference 5-2. In its last three nonconference games, it beat North Myrtle Beach 59-31 and Socastee, S.C., 48-30 but lost Monday to Ashley 51-31.

    West’s boys lost 63-49 to North Myrtle Beach, 62-57 to Socastee and 52-43 Monday to Ashley.

    Summaries of the games are below and on page 4B.

    Girls

    WEST 48, SOCASTEE 30

  • Lady Cougars learn from two-...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick’s girls lost 36-34 Friday night to Trask in a nonconference basketball game.

    The young Cougars showed what they are capable of doing during the third quarter, when they erupted for 15 straight points against Trask’s starting five seniors.

    “I’m proud of our girls,” South coach Chris Roehner said. “They learned more from tonight’s loss than from Monday’s victory. They are improving every game.”