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Today's Sports

  • Sheepshead, black drum fun fish...

    Water temperatures remain a little higher than normal and inshore fishing continues to be good. In addition to the usual suspects this time of the year (such as red drum, speckled trout and flounder) two fish that have been hitting consistently are sheepshead and black drum.

  • BCC volleyball season ends

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 tournament at Lenoir Community College. The Dolphins, who won the tournament last year, entered as the No. 2 seed, having finished 13-3 in the region. One of those losses was to Surry Community College, the team the Dolphins faced in the semifinals, and SCC again beat BCC, this time 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16. Catawba Valley Community College, the top seed, beat SCC for the title. Here are photos of some of the action from BCC’s match.

  • West Brunswick uses big plays to...

    West Brunswick scored three times in the second quarter—the last on a 30-yard return by Nick Napolitano of a blocked punt with 4.5 seconds left—and went on to beat West Bladen 29-0 in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Strong tides have a big impact...

    Warmer than normal temperatures so far this year have anglers hoping for a late fall, and it looks as if that is what might happen. October was a bit more streaky than usual, but there are a lot of fish being caught now.

    I hate to sound like a meteorologist, but higher than normal water temperatures with a succession of cold fronts followed by sunny days make for great fishing weather, especially if the fish are still biting. Also, strong tides influenced by the moon are having a big impact on local fishing.

  • Bowman is more than a blocker

    It is natural to think of athletes only as athletes. After all, the only time we watch them is when they throw a football or swing a bat, when they dive for a pass or soar for a dunk. About the only time we talk about them, whether to friends at work the day after a game or to the host of a radio program immediately after a game, is because a shortstop missed a groundball (right between the legs) that lost a game or because a reliever made a strikeout (on a change-up) that won a game.

  • South Brunswick shut out by...

    ELIZABETHTOWN—East Bladen clinched the Waccamaw Conference football championship by shutting out South Brunswick 18-0 Friday night.

    East Bladen is 5-0 in the conference; South, 2-3.

    The Cougar defense played one of its best games of the season, as the Eagles average 31 points a game. The 18 points were the fewest scored by the Eagles this year.

  • West Brunswick JV soccer team...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ soccer team finished the regular season with back-to-back conference wins. The Trojans beat the South Brunswick Cougars 1-0 Oct. 28 at Jack Campbell Stadium. On Oct. 29, they beat the Whiteville Wolfpack 7-0 at M.H. Rourk Stadium. The team finished 6-0 in the conference, 7-5 overall.

    After the game, the Trojans celebrated their championship by dousing head coach Steve Nagy with ice water from the cooler.

  • JV Trojans struggle offensively...

    DUBLIN—The West Brunswick junior varsity football team had plenty of opportunities to steal a win Oct. 29 at West Bladen, but penalties and turnovers proved costly for the Trojans in an 18-9 loss.

    The Trojans struggled offensively throughout the game but had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. A halfback pass by running back Phillip Gause was intercepted by West Bladen and the Knights scored two plays later to preserve the victory.

  • Team effort gives underdog...

    The Cedar Grove Bulldog football team crushed Burgaw 30-14 Oct. 29.

    “The offensive line blocked well for the hard running of Avion Slappy, who ran for two touchdowns, Demaria Evans, who ran for one touchdown, and Tayevonne Evans, who also ran for a touchdown,” coach Toby Kasell said.

    Gray Cheers threw for three two-point conversions, completing passes to Antonio Clarida, Kevin Sullivan and Evans.

    The defense played tough, Kasell said, allowing two touchdowns and shutting out Burgaw in the second half.

  • Pileup ends McCumbee's race

    After racing hard all day long, Chad McCumbee had positioned his No. 07 tiwi Chevy right where he wanted it for the sprint to the finish of the Mountain Dew 250 Presented by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at the Talladega Superspeedway.

    However, McCumbee’s fortunes quickly changed with four laps to go, when he was caught in the middle of an eight-truck pileup that relegated the SS Green Light Racing entry to a 24th-place finish. He earned $13,380. This season he has won $239,099.