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Today's Sports

  • West’s boys end conference by...

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team ended its conference season by beating South Columbus 71-60 Friday night.

    On Senior Night, senior Quan Bates scored a season-high 26 points for the Trojans, who finished 4-8 in the conference, 6-16 overall.

    “It’s hard when you lose 16 games to keep a group of teenagers together,” West coach Eric Davis said. “But this group of kids has stayed together and kept working and kept believing in what we’re doing.

  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun Classic: Avery Brewer 259-257-223-739, Terry Decker 248-232-223-703, Michael Ward 247-222-218-687, Chris Arcaro 247-233-203-683, Rick LaChance 267-212-657, Sam Harris 264-203-643, Brian McCall 236-201-634, George Jacobs 275-203-634, Don Ruth 242-229-626, Mike Workman 246-625, Jonathan Lowery 252-622, Jeffrey Evans 218-603, T. J. Thornton 222-214, Gary Armistead 222, Len Mishue 211, Dick Lehrer 208-204, Lee Olson 207, Samuel Champion 205, Ron Decker 205, Dennis Nichols 204-200, Jeff Harrelson 201.

  • New fishing book is guide to...

    North Carolina fishing enthusiasts are about to get a great tool to help them in their angling endeavors. Veteran outdoors writer Mike Marsh is publishing “Fishing North Carolina,” which is going to be a must-read for any angler who loves fishing this state.

  • Golf, kids: A successful program...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County opened its youth organization five years ago this month. In her column “Golf, kids: A winning program,” Elsa Bonstein wrote about the more than 100 youngsters who showed up for the initial week of classes to the delight of founders Rusty and Carol Petrea.

  • Calabash dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Jan. 25. First: Joan Elmire, Craig Sweetman and Lee Harrison. Second: Ken Yusko, Winnie Kosmel and Tom Kelleher. Third: Ken Anderson, Pete McGerr and R. J. Branham. On Feb. 1, Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Tom Townsend were first. Second: Rich Murray, Barbara Ketcham and Jerry Morano. Third: Pinky Hindman, Tom Kelleher and Joe Williams.

     

                 

  • Golf action

    CFAG

    On Jan. 31 at Farmstead, members played a Stableford format. Joe Gallo placed first at +2. Tying for second were John Ducey, Steve Maiorca and John Ogden at -4.

    On Feb. 2 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, George O’Connell, Frank Janton and Bob Jaeger placed first at 200. The teams alternated scoring two and three nets per hole and scored four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Placing second were Pete Scott, Bob Levan, Karl Petersen and Joe Gallo.

    CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS

  • Golf is not a contact sport, so...

    After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play a less-than-sterling game Sunday, I am ready to concentrate on golf once more. Our Steelers’ flags, signs, plaques, shirts, plates and napkins are packed away in the attic waiting for the next football season. My Terrible Towel and my Steelers’ earrings are in the bottom drawer of my dresser. 

  • Sports calendar

    BCTA YOUTH TENNIS TOURNEY FEB. 19

    Brunswick County Tennis Association is sponsoring a youth tennis tournament Feb. 19 at Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center. The format will include youth singles and doubles competition for ages 5 through 18 and a doubles division for adult/youth. The rain date is Feb. 26.

    You can register by clicking on tournaments at bcta.net. The registration deadline is Feb. 12. The cost is $10 for single events and an extra $5 for multiple events. 

  • VIDEO County wrestling...

     At 119 pounds in the county wrestling championships, South Brunswick senior Matt Craven (35-4) won a first-round match by fall over North’s Steve Ercole. Craven won the championship by beating West senior Dillon Aubrey 5-0. Aubrey won a first-round match by fall over North’s Steve Ercole.

    Craven was one of five wrestlers to successfully defend their titles. He also was one of nine South wrestlers to win a title. See story on this website.

  • VIDEO County wrestling...

     South Brunswick senior Stephen Ikalowych, left, is the county wrestling champion at 171 pounds. Ikalowych (37-2) also was named one of the wrestlers of the year.