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Today's Sports

  • West raffle benefits athletics

    Sounds like a good deal: Help West Brunswick athletics and get a chance to win $5,000.

    Tickets are on sale for the West Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club annual reverse raffle banquet, which takes place 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the West cafeteria. The grand prize is $5,000. A $100 donation admits two for a steak dinner.

    To purchase tickets, call West athletics director John Floyd at either 754-7700 or 398-2740.

    This is one of the main fundraisers of the year for West Brunswick athletics. Last year, 221 tickets were sold.

  • South swimmers qualify for state...

    South Brunswick will be sending five relays to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The 200-yard medley relay of Sarah Shepard, Mackenzie Jones, Claire Lane and Rachel Van Noordt is seeded 22nd (2:07.85). The top time is 1:49.16.

    Van Noordt, a freshman, is seeded 20th in the 200 IM (2:31.94). The top time is 2:08.58.

    Jones, a sophomore, is seeded 23rd in 100 butterfly (1:09.64). The top time is 58.46.

  • BCC men lose to Cape Fear

    The BCC men’s basketball team lost 86-80 to conference leader Cape Fear Community College Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC trailed 71-62 with four minutes, 23 seconds left and had cut the lead to 81-80 when Chris Smith hit a 3-pointer. But Cape Fear hit free throws and scored on a layup off a turnover on a play in which Smith suffered a leg injury to clinch the victory.

    BCC is 3-4 in the conference, 15-8 overall. Cape Fear is 5-1, 17-3.

  • South's Cougars beat North...

    LELAND—Montez Loman scored on a rebound with 35 seconds left in overtime to break a tie and Edward McNeil hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left to clinch South Brunswick’s 45-41 victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    South Brunswick, which held North Brunswick to 13 points in the first half, got 14 points from Edward McNeil and Terrell Stanley, 12 from Loman, three from Nick Stiller and two from Gary Williams. South is 7-3 in the conference.

  • North Brunswick fends off upset...

    LELAND—Back-to-back steals by Tyera Fisher helped North Brunswick break away from South Brunswick in a 61-53 Waccamaw Conference basketball victory Friday night.

    Fisher finished with 22 points in the victory, which gave the Scorpions a 9-2 record in the conference.

    Asheley Robbins scored 10 points, Jolanda White and Daja White eight, Barbara Graham seven, Jameisha Spearman two and Alexis Mills four.

  • 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?”