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Today's Sports

  • Lockwood Folly applies for...

    Another Brunswick County Golf Course has applied for certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Course. Carolina National and St. James Plantation have that certification. Lockwood Folly is in the process now.  

    That’s good news for our golfing community and for Brunswick County in general. Anything we can do to protect the environment, to provide a safe haven for animals and to keep our groundwater pure is certainly welcome. 

  • Kings and wahoo head up fall...

    There is no question now that fall is here. Blue jeans and sweatshirts are the norm, and I for one wish it would stay this way year round. Some have accused me of thinking like a fish, and this may be further evidence as apparently the fish prefer this weather as well.

  • Brunswick’s inshore fishing...

    Thus far the story of fall inshore fishing in Brunswick County has been one of big fish. While tainted waters from the flooding have made catching smaller fare a little more difficult than usual at times, live bait fishing for king mackerel and big red drum has been wildly successful. It’s great news for those who are after big game but less good for those of us seeking smaller redfish, trout and flounder.

  • Local Cape Fear swimmers achieve...

    Three county swimmers in the Cape Fear Aquatic Club achieved USA Swimming national age group time standards in the first meet of the indoor season.

    Lucas Kuhn, in the boys’ 8U, and Teddy Johnson, in the boys’ 10U and McKenzie White in the girls’ 10U, met the marks in the three-day meet hosted by the Waves of Wilmington Swim Club.

    Kuhn was seventh in the 25-yard butterfly (22.55 seconds), eighth in the 25 freestyle (19:21), eighth in the 25 backstroke (24.79) and 15th in the 25 breaststroke (31.72).  These were personal-best times.

  • South beats Scorpions in soccer...

     LELAND—South Brunswick scored twice in the first 10 minutes and went on to beat North Brunswick 2-1 in a high school conference soccer game Oct. 20.

    The victory kept the Cougars unbeaten in the conference. North is 6-4-1 in the conference, 10-5-3 overall, in the best season of its young program.

    The two teams played Oct. 14. South won 4-0, but the first half ended 0-0. The second game had a different start to it, as South scored within a few minutes after the start. Senior forward Corey Craven scored off a pass from junior striker Dominic Cunliffe.

  • West volleyball finishes...

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team ended its conference season by beating South Columbus 25-10, 25-23, 25-18 Oct. 19.

    West, 10-2 in the conference, 14-6 overall, will be host later this week to a state playoff match. Time, date and foe are not yet set.

    The Trojans took control in the first game when Jasmine Jackson took over serving with a 5-3 lead. Kayla Padgett and Paige Ward had hits and Jackson served a winner in a 5-0 run.

  • Hilliard dominates in winning...

     Running a time nearly 2 minutes faster than last year, South Brunswick High School sophomore Carmen Hilliard won the Waccamaw Conference girls’ championship cross-country race Oct. 19 at West Brunswick.

    Last year, she won the race in 21:23; this year, she won in 19:30, a 9 percent improvement.

    Hilliard’s main competition has come from herself: she won the race by 90 seconds. Her time would have placed her ninth in the boys’ race—good enough for all-conference honors.

  • West Brunswick boys win second...

     West Brunswick High School senior Roberto Valerio successfully his defended his Waccamaw Conference cross-country championship Oct. 19, winning the 3.1-mile race at West in 18 minutes, 1 second.

    West had five runners in the top 10 in winning its second straight team title. West finished with 19 points, South 54 and North 61.

    “This, I think, is truly one of the best teams I’ve seen out here,” said coach Jimmy Caraway, in his sixth year as the coach.

  • South completes perfect regular...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ tennis has completed its second straight unbeaten regular season and won its fourth straight unbeaten conference championship.

    A talented mix of newcomers and experienced players have kept alive the unbeaten streak. For coach Debbie Adams, it has been gratifying to see the team play so well. Over the summer, she was uncertain what would be her starting lineup.

  • West, Whiteville end 0-0 in OT

     The West Brunswick and Whiteville high school soccer teams played a scoreless overtime conference game Monday night at West.

    The game was the second straight shutout for West, which beat East Bladen 1-0 last week. Jack Donoghue scored off an assist from Scottie Melvin in the final minute.

    West is 5-3-1 in the conference, 6-9-2 overall.