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Today's Sports

  • Cougars' Bellamy, and White...

    Kenneth White Jr., the all-time leading rusher for the South Brunswick Cougars, signed a letter of intent last week to play for the Livingstone College Blue Bears.

    White chose Livingstone over Campbell and East Carolina University. White’s father is an alumnus of Livingstone.

    The 6-foot, 210-pound White, who has 4.49 speed in the 40-yard sprint, will play for new coach Elvin James.

  • Dual season ends for South, North

    South Brunswick won its first dual but lost its second Feb. 9 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South beat Chapel Hill 45-21 but lost 43-28 to Union Pines.

    South got nine victories against Chapel Hill, five of them falls from Matt Craven, Corey Craven, Robert Capps, Luwolf Sanderson and Robert McHenry. Jack Mendez, Johnathan Marvin and Jonathan Wiley won by decision. Thomas Randolph won by forfeit.

    Senior Jeromy Roundtree lost 13-11 to sophomore Peter Dreher in a match between to 30-victory wrestlers.

  • West JV boys finish year 11-6

    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team beat South Columbus 44-42 Feb. 10 in Tabor City. Taylor Buffkin scored 13 points. Jawan McNeil and Markel Jones had six points.

    The previous night, in Bladenboro, West beat West Bladen 62-54. Jawan McNeil scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds. Markel Jones scored 16 points. Taylor Buffkin and Quan Johnson each scored six points.

  • North's girls beat Cougars...

    LELAND—Led by Asheley Robbins’ 23 points and Tyera Fisher’s 17 points, North Brunswick put the South Lady Cougars in a hole early for a lopsided, foul-plagued 71-44 victory Monday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference basketball tournament.

    North will play West Brunswick at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at North. The winner advances to the tourney title game at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Whiteville (foe to be determined).

    North led by 11 points after the first quarter, 16 at the half, 26 after the third quarter and 27 points at the end.

  • McCumbee's season-opening...

    Chad McCumbee finished 33rd out of 36 racers in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 26th in the first race of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But nine laps into the race, his ignition failed.

    McCumbee, racing a Chevrolet and sponsored by FT-11 Degreaser and Rockingham Speedway, won $9,675.

  • BCC avenges loss to Spartanburg

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins overcame an early 11-point deficit to even the score at halftime and then took control in the second half for a 68-62 victory Sunday over Spartanburg Methodist.

    The heavily favored Spartanburg team had beaten the Dolphins 81-62 in January. BCC played this game without injured Chris Smith, its 6-foot-6 forward who generates points and defense.

    “We have not gotten that much fanfare,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said, “and maybe we shook the world.”

  • In cold weather, anglers can...

    The weather has been harsh on area fishermen, but that hasn’t stopped some anglers from getting out and catching a few winter redfish anyway.

    Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters reports redfish have been biting well in the shallows despite bad conditions.

    “I fished (last week) and it was absolutely brutal, cold and windy,” Dickson said. “We only were out there about an hour but caught four small redfish 16-18 inches.”

  • Golf action

    Sharon DeBona, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., scored a hole-in-one on the 117-yard, par-3 18th hole Jan. 27 at Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She used a 5-iron. Less than two weeks later, her husband, John DeBona, scored a hole-in-one on the 126 yard, par-3 fifth hole at Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash. He used an 8-iron while playing in a Grand Strand Senior Men’s Golf Association event Feb. 8.

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  • New owners spell new hope for...

    In the last few years, unhappy changes have occurred in golf courses in Brunswick County and the upper Grand Strand. Some courses have closed; others are in obvious financial straights with weed-filled courses and empty parking lots.

    To add to the angst, several restaurants at golf facilities have closed or operate with limited hours.

  • Waccamaw Conference basketball...

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team will open the Waccamaw Conference championship tournament at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Whiteville.