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Today's Sports

  • West wrestles in final home dual...

     Three West Brunswick seniors won matches in the final home dual of the regular season Jan. 5.

  • Cold weather slows onshore...

    Water temperatures have plummeted with the ultra-cold weather, so no one is doing much fishing of any kind right now. We have had relatively mild winters for a few years and fishing has not really stopped, but this year is obviously going to be a little different.

    Before the weather got really extreme, the winter bite was going pretty good. Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters reports there was action out there.

  • Golf action

    In an CFAG event Dec. 28 at Farmstead, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton, John Ogden and Joe Meo placed first with a 160. Teams scored one net and one gross per hole. Placing second were Ned Meier, Jerry Rubin, Joe Gallo and a draw.

    On Dec. 30 at Meadowlands, Steve Maiorca, Bob Jaeger and John Ogden placed first with a 94. The three-man teams scored one net on the par-3 and par-4 holes and two nets on the par-5s. Frank Janton, Jen Dearborn and Joe Meo were second.

  • 2010 marks a new year: Time to...

    I love Jan. 1!

    Other people hate the New Year; they don’t like to see the dates change. They don’t like to see time marching on. They don’t want to admit they’re a year older.

    I, on the other hand, love that another year has gone by. Hopefully, I will have learned some lessons in 2009 that will help me live 2010 just a little bit better. And the best part of the New Year is that I’m still here!

  • After long layoff, BCC men...

    Two cancellations gave the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team a layoff of nearly three weeks before it resumed its season Jan. 5 at Johnston Community College (too late for this edition).

    BCC, 10-4, was playing its best basketball of the season before the layoff. It had won three straight games, averaging at least 93 points in each of those games. It beat the Guilford College junior varsity 93-60, College of Coastal Georgia 98-97 and Sandhills Community College 95-79.

  • Pate had MVP year for Trojans

    Sometimes a team’s most valuable player is evident by his absence. And I think that is the case this season for the West Brunswick football team.

    Senior running back Maverick Pate did not make first-team or second team all-conference, but that is not a reflection of his ability: an injured ankle sidelined him for most of the conference season.

    “He would have definitely been all-conference,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “He could have been player of the year if he had been able to stay healthy.”

  • Otis Nixon, Oakland's...

    Otis Nixon and Landon Powell will be the guest speakers Jan. 15 at the Leland Hot Stove League annual banquet at North Brunswick High School.

    Admission is $20, and the banquet raises money for baseball scholarships. This year, organizer Gary Rabon said, money will be used for one $1,500 scholarship and three $500 scholarships.

    The autograph session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the winner of the Brunswick County Baseball Player of the Year will be announced.

  • Five Scorpion football players...

    Five North Brunswick football players made first team Waccamaw All-Conference. Five others made the second team.

    Below are season statistics for the 10 Scorpions.

    Charles Bress

    The senior linebacker (5-10, 164) led the team in first hits, 45. He had 25 tackles and 24 assists. He made two sacks for losses of 13 yards. He made nine tackles for losses of 27 yards. He forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles.

    Daniel Graham

  • Five South Brunswick football...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Five South Brunswick football players made first team All-Waccamaw Conference and five made second team All-Waccamaw Conference.

    Cougar coach Roman Kelley comments about the players.

    Zac Kelly

    The 5-10, 245-pound senior left guard was a four-year starter. He was a team captain.

  • Four West soccer players make...

    Coaches have selected fourteen county soccer players to be on the inaugural All-Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference boys’ soccer team.

    Four members of the Waccamaw Conference championship West Brunswick High School team are on the all-conference first team: Chaz Earp, Aaron Frye, Jesse Mayo and Chip Mendoza. All are seniors except Frye (junior).

    Four others made the second team: Corey Bell, Josh Cortes, Chandler Inions, Casey Leonard. All are seniors.