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Today's Sports

  • West’s Tippett to...

    Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Stephanie McMullan has signed a key player for the 2010 season. West Brunswick’s Mattie Tippett will play the next two years for the Dolphins.

  • 21-0 streak propels West to...

    West Brunswick scored 21 straight points in the first half and went on to beat Washington 68-60 in a first-round game Monday of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls’ Class 3A basketball playoffs.

    The victory advanced the Lady Trojans to a second-round home game at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 against Rocky Mount (17-5).

  • Eastern Wayne rallies, ends West...

    The visiting Eastern Wayne Warriors overcame a 15-point second-half deficit and defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 65-59 in the first round of the NCHSAA boys’ Class 3A basketball playoffs Monday night.

  • Gill net fishing not yet at an...

    Gill net fishing in North Carolina may be coming to an end because of federal and environmental concerns about sea turtles, but commercial fishermen are not going down without a fight.

    In an effort to reach a compromise that will save North Carolina’s gill net fishing industry, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted last Friday to continue to allow large mesh gill net fishing, restricting it to four days a week.

    The MFC had been considering eliminating large mesh nets from May 15 to Dec. 15 to prevent interactions with sea turtles.

  • Play Golf America at Grand Dunes...

    Last Saturday, I attended the Play Golf America Day at Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This is an initiative of the PGA of America to increase participation in the game of golf, and it’s all free.

    Hundreds of people of all ages showed up for free lessons from PGA pros. They hit full shots on the driving range, they chipped and putted and hit bunker shots, all under the watchful eye of dozens of pros, staked out all over the immense practice facility at Grand Dunes.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of +11.5 were Paul Michal, Bud Dunham and Stu Cleveland. In second at +0.5 were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Gary Gutheil and Jim Beairsto. Low rounds: Reese Evans, 84; Gary Gutheil, 85; and Paul Michal, 86. Low net was Bud Dunham, 70. He was also the most over his points at +9.5. Bud Dunham was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Golf pro records a 300--and...

    Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.

    Unlike golf, in which there is no finite perfect score, bowling does measure perfection. A 300 game means the bowler has hit 12 strikes in a row. There are 10 frames in bowling; each strike is worth 10, plus the pin fall from the next two balls. Keep going through the last frame, which has two bonus throws, and the perfect bowler will get a score of 300.

  • West’s Dellinger,...

     STAFF REPORT

    West Brunswick sophomore Ronnie Dellinger and South Brunswick senior Jeromy Roundtree won regional titles Saturday in qualifying for the N.C. High School Athletic Association state wrestling meet at South Central High School.

    In all, 11 Brunswick County wrestlers will compete in the 3A state meet in Greensboro; one will compete in the 2A state meet, also in Greensboro.

    Two West Brunswick wrestlers will compete at the state meet.

  • McCumbee ‘vigorously...

     To be a NASCAR driver these days, its helps to have a degree in finance.

    Early in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chad McCumbee is spending more time trying to broker financial deals than trying to devise race strategies.

    McCumbee opened his fifth season in the truck series by racing Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway. He intends to be at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second race of the season March 6. But that is about the only thing he is certain about for the rest of this season.

  • South’s boys, North...

     WHITEVILLE—League champion West Bladen held South Brunswick to four points in the second quarter and went on to beat the Cougars 47-35 in the title game of the Waccamaw Conference basketball tournament Friday.

    Montez Loman scored seven points and Edward McNeil, Brian Urbina and Terrell Stanley six each for the Cougars (14-7).