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Today's Sports

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27...

     

     

     

    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.

  • BCC baseball players practice...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick...

     

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.

  • South girls finish 7-0 in swim...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ swim team finished 7-0 in an eight-team swim meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “It’s amazing,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because we really weren’t concentrating on scoring. We were concentrating more on our relays—and we qualified all the relays we were trying for (the regional).”

    The regional is the qualifier for the state meet.

  • New lineup inspires West’s girls...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—A new starting lineup helped inspire West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 48-35 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 10.

  • Buffkin, Jacobs lead West...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The combination of Taylor Buffkin’s 24 points and Jamal Jacobs’ 13 points was too much West Brunswick offense for South Brunswick to overcome and make a run at victory on its home court Jan. 12.

    West beat the Cougars 59-42 in the conference basketball game. The game was West’s seventh straight on the road, and it is 4-3 in that stretch. West (3-3, 8-7) ends the road trip on Jan. 20 at Whiteville.

  • Wrestling video: Marquis Brown...
  • Wrestling video: Bobby McRainey...
  • VIDEO INCLUDED South wrestlers...

      BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School wrestling team beat West Brunswick 47-21 Jan. 11 and clinched a spot in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state duals tournament. The duals are Feb. 7-11 at sites to be determined.

    South rolled through the lower weights in building a big lead en route to the victory. Three first-period falls, a technical fall and a forfeit helped give the Cougars a 32-0 lead.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 16.5 points were Stu Cleveland, Bob Brownley and Fred Ortiz. In second with 10 points were Gary Gutheil, Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Dan O’Connell. Lowest rounds for the day were Stu Cleveland 81, Reese Evans 83, Tom Culverwell 85 and Gary Gutheil 88. Lowest nets were Cleveland and Culverwell 64 and Dan O’Connell and Jim Beairsto 69. Most over their points were Stu Cleveland at 8 points and Dan O'Connell at 7 points. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.