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Today's Sports

  • Golf as an Olympic sport? Great...

    When I heard golf would be included as an Olympic sport in the Games of 2016, I was thrilled because golf is a game that brings together people of all ages, races and cultures. What better place to showcase it than at the Olympics?

    Golf is a sport that pits men and women against an unforgiving terrain, not against each other. Golfers don’t need to be 7-feet tall or have a 36-inch neck. They don’t need to bench press 400 pounds or know how to do a standing back tuck on a 4-inch wide balance beam.

  • Trojans open home wrestling...

    The West Brunswick High School wrestling team opened its home wrestling season with three duals Nov. 24 at Shallotte Middle School, and the Trojans’ Ronnie Dellinger won all three of his matches at 103 pounds by pin.

    Against Jacksonville, West got all three of its victories by pin: Ronnie Dellinger at 103, Dylan Bernier at 119 and Bryan Murdaugh at 171. West lost 61-18.

  • Local high schools begin...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick won its last five matches by pin in beating Ashley 47-21 in a season-opening wrestling dual Nov. 16.

    In all, the Cougars won nine of the matches of the 14 matches (the match at 112 was a double forfeit).

  • BCC dedicates court, beats...

    SUPPLY—The first basketball game played on the Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center was a victory for the Brunswick Community College Dolphins. The Dolphins beat Potomac State College 94-86 Saturday in a non conference game.

    BCC trailed early in the first half and was behind 28-26 when Tyree Graham, who was leading the team in scoring, injured an ankle. But Graham was able to return and the Dolphins outscored the Potomac State 19-8 in taking a 45-36 halftime lead. The final points of the half came on a 3-pointer by Graham at the buzzer.

  • In between seasons, it still is...

    Water temperatures remain higher than normal, but fish are feeling the inevitable push of the upcoming winter season, as hot-water species leave the area and cold-water species become the target of anglers.

    From now until the early spring, speckled trout and red drum will be the premier inshore fish.

  • McMullan family wins SKA...

    It is hard to put in perspective the events and good fortune we had this past weekend while fishing the SKA National Championship tournament in Biloxi, Miss. The only way I can think to try to explain it is we, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center tournament team of Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan, weighed the largest king mackerel ever weighed in the 19-year history of the SKA and quite possibly the largest king ever weighed in any competition. And we did it on the grandest stage of all, the Southern Kingfish Association’s national championship tournament.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played a tournament of four-man teams using two low nets Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of 127 (-17) were Stu Cleveland, Paul Michal, Ed Kinney and Gary Gutheil. In second at 128 (-16) were Dan O’Connell, Bill Cameron, Hal Riebesehl and a draw. Low gross: Harry Haggerty, 80; Jim Fitzner and Paul Michal, 83; Gary Gutheil, 88. Low nets: Bill Cameron, 69; Paul Michal, 70. Harry Haggerty was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Carolinas golf course...

    People often ask me where I get my ideas for columns. It’s simple: many of them come from the folks who read Golf Gab regularly. I get phone calls and cards and letters and e-mails from my readers, who tip me off about possible stories in the world of golf.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojans dominate...

    Led by a balanced rushing attack and a tenacious defense, the West Brunswick Trojans dominated Chapel Hill 34-0 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs.

    West scored on its first five possessions Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and cruised to its first playoff victory since 2004. The Trojans had five running backs gain at least 50 yards on the ground, including 87 yards from junior Vann Cobb and 84 from freshman Markel Jones.

    Head coach Jimmy Fletcher praised the running game and the offensive productivity.

  • West dance team wins 110-percent...

    Hed: West dance teams wins 110-percent trophy at Wake Forest

    The West Brunswick High School dance team won the 110-percent trophy during a recent four-day camp at Wake Forest University. The dance team was judged against 13 other teams. In another competition at the camp, West finished fifth.