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Today's Sports

  • FISH shows appreciation for...

    North Carolina anglers have created a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing appreciation to the U.S military by taking service members fishing, including those who have been wounded in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Fishermen In Support of Heroes (FISH) organizes fishing experiences for American service members using the resources of North Carolina sportsmen volunteers and businesses, like fishing piers and charter boats. FISH became an official nonprofit corporation earlier this year.

  • OIFC to host bus trip to D.C....

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is joining with the Recreational Fishing Alliance and Southern Kingfishing Association in support of The Flexibility in Fishing Act, a bill that has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.

    Congressman Mike McIntyre is one of the co-sponsors of the bill, which is attempting to require more flexibility from the federal fishery managers, the NOAA, in managing stressed fish resources. This action and bill occurs as a result of total closures of several important fisheries and establishment of more and more “no fish” zones.

  • Recreational and commercial...

    Recreational and commercial fishermen will rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in an organized demonstration against what the Recreational Fishing Alliance says are “unintended negative impacts” of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act.

    “The closures keep coming, and it’s good to see the collective fishing communities and industries, both recreational and commercial, calling for scientific-based Magnuson reform,” said Jim Donofrio, executive director of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA).

  • Golf action

    On Feb. 1 at Farmstead, Jim Kennedy, Vonh Hincher, John Methvin and Joe Gallo placed first with a 150. Teams scored two nets per hole. In second were Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Hugh Chinn and Cliff Musselman.

    On Feb. 3, at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo placed first with a 157. Teams scored three nets on par-5s, two nets on par-4s and one net on par-3s. In second were Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, John Ogden and Vonh Hincher.

  • Who will get my golf clubs when...

    There’s an old joke that gets to the point of this column. It goes like this:

    A husband and wife are lying in bed reading. Suddenly, she sighs heavily and says, “Darling, if I died, would you get married again?”

    “Maybe I would,” he says. “Our marriage has been a happy one, and I might consider trying again.”

    A few moments later, his wife turns to him and says, “Darling? What about my jewelry? Would you give her my jewelry?”

  • Bowman, Hill stay true to their...

     West Brunswick football players Dylan Bowman and Alfy Hill had no second-guesses about their college choices.

    They made that official Feb. 3, when Bowman signed a letter of intent to attend Liberty University and Hill signed with the University of Alabama.

  • West, South wrestlers decide...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Eight South Brunswick wrestlers and six West Brunswick wrestlers won championships Saturday morning in the county championships at South.

    The tournament was the last for both teams in the regular season. South will compete this week in the Class 3A duals. Both teams will compete the following week in the Class 3A East Regional, a qualifier for the state tournament.

  • Middle school tourney boosts...

     The inaugural middle school/junior varsity wrestling tournament took place Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    The purpose was to give more experience young wrestlers and to help prepare them for high school varsity wrestling careers.

    Teams from Leland, Cedar Grove, South and Shallotte middle schools competed.

    Special awards were given to the lightest wrestler, James Ball (78 pounds), and the heaviest, Marquise Brown.

  • Suttlemyre’s scoring...

     On Senior Night, senior guard Sheena Suttlemyre scored West Brunswick’s first 10 points and had a hand in all 16 of its first-quarter points as the Trojans beat Whiteville 58-40 Feb. 2 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    Suttlemyre hit four 3-pointers and finished with 29 points. She had three rebounds,  two assists and three steals.

    Breana Gause scored 12 points, Jasmine Daniels seven, Jasmine Jackson five, Kayla Padgett four and Rebecca Sidelinger one.

  • Ex-Trojans show off their skills...

    Just as you never know the final score before a game begins, you also never know where sports will take you in life.

    Two former West Brunswick athletes are proof of that, as Amanda Noble is now in Athens, Greece, playing softball and Cedric Simmons is in Dongguan, China, playing basketball.

    Noble said she has been in Greece for two weeks as part of an international softball program. She will be there through July.