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Today's Sports

  • South Brunswick's season...

    East Rowan halfback Chris Moore scored on a 9-yard run in overtime, ending the season for South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A football playoffs Friday.

    “It was a hard-fought battle,” South coach Roman Kelley said. “We had our chances and did not take advantage of them.

    East Rowan won the coin toss for the start of the overtime and deferred possession. The Cougars faced a fourth-and-goal at the 5 and decided to attempt a field goal. Andrew Bates’ kick was good and it gave South an 11-8 lead.

  • BCC loses home opener

    Johnston Community College hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to clinch an 85-81 victory over Brunswick Community College in the Dolphins’ home opener Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    JCC trailed 49-34 at the half but outscored BCC 51-32 in the second half. BCC played most of the second half without Terneil Rhodes, who injured himself while completing a dunk.

    For BCC, Tyree Graham scored 22 points, Alan-Michael Thompson 13, Marcus Graham 10, Rhodes nine and Chris Smith eight.

    The loss dropped BCC’s record to 2-2.

  • McCumbee to make 100th start in...

    This Friday at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, SS Green Light Racing’s Chad McCumbee will reach a milestone in his NASCAR racing career. The Ford 200 will mark his 100th start in NASCAR’s top-three series since making his truck series debut in California in 2006.

  • McCumbee finishes 15th at Phoenix

    The Lucas Oil 150 on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway had plenty of promise for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team. They had a new truck, a great starting position and the support of tiwi and Valvoline promoting the “Fuel Proof Guarantee” on their No. 07 Chevrolet.

    But Friday proved unlucky for McCumbee, as an ill-handling truck resulted in a 15th-place finish. He earned $12,605. In 20 starts this season, he has won $263, 584.

    Kevin Harvick won the NCWTS race for a second straight year at the 1-mile track.

  • Pro Profiles: Mac Hood, a...

    Mac Hood, director of golf and general manager of Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club, laughingly calls himself “the accidental pro.”

    You see, Mac did not begin as a golf professional but worked in Wall Street for 10 years, rising to director of operations at Lebenthal & Co., where he supervised a staff of 23.

  • Golf action

    The Brick Landing Men’s Club weekly tournament was Nov. 10. The format was flighted individual stroke play. Flight one: Gene Bonstein, net 69; Dave Biesack, net 71; Al Zyga, net 73. Flight two: Larry Agrimonti, net 64; Bill Shanley, net 69.

  • Mona Dye, Peter Allen win...

    Mona Dye, of Brierwood, and Peter Allen, of St. James Plantation, were repeat winners in The Brunswick Beacon’s Tournament of Champions, played Saturday and Sunday at the Members Course at St. James.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Allen shot a round of 69 on the first day of competition. The seven birdies he carded in that round put him far enough ahead of the field to allow him an eight-stroke victory. He finished with a two-day score of 143 to seal his victory for the second year in a row.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs...

    TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick football team beat South Columbus 28-6 in the final game of the regular season Friday night.

    Freshman Markel Jones scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass and on a 45-yard run in the first half. Maverick Pate scored on a 6-yard run as West took a 21-0 halftime lead. West’s only score in the second half came on a 4-yard bootleg run by quarterback Quan Bates.

    West’s defense intercepted three passes (Nick Napolitano, Bradley Bell, Tyquan Ash) and forced three fumbles (Napolitano and Chris Lipiro had two of the recoveries).

  • Competition is close in Capt....

    Mother Nature opened up a window over the weekend that afforded fishermen an excellent opportunity to get on the water. It could not have been any nicer on Saturday and Sunday, and the fishing results could not have been much better, either. Inshore, the speckled trout fishing has been outstanding. At the Shallotte River, Lockwood, Little River—you name it, the fish have been biting. Add in the abundance of redfish and a sprinkle of flounder, then you have some of the year’s best inshore fishing.

  • Men's Tournament of...

    Brick Landing

    Bob Koegel

    Bob Koegel won the Brick Landing Championship in 2006 and in 2009, but he was a seasoned competitor long before then.

    In 1996, Koegel won the Club Championship at Wynham Country Club in New York. From 1992 to 1999, he was the senior men’s champion there. He was also Green Country Champion in upstate New York.