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Today's Sports

  • North girls beat West

    LELAND—The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Waccamaw Confererence by beating West Brunswick 53-47 Friday night.

    For North, senior guard Asheley Robbins scored 26 points. Fouled often on drives to the basket, she hit 13 of 17 free throws.

  • Three West volleyball players...

    Three members of the West Brunswick championship volleyball team are first-team selections to the inaugural All-Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference volleyball team.

    Coaches selected seniors Kenzie McDuffie, Carly White and Keri Nolan to the first team.

    Coaches selected seniors Breana Gause, Miriah Milliken and Mattie Tippett to the second team.

    West’s Leslie Reeves was coach of the year. (The conference did not select a player of the year.)

  • 'Christmas Story' also...

    The best sports movie?

    I am sure several will come to mind, about baseball stars and football stars, about golfers and boxers, about bull riders or auto racers or Olympians.

    My favorite: “A Christmas Story.”

    The movie is often summarized as being about a boy, named Ralphie, trying to persuade his parents to get him an air rifle (i.e., a BB gun) for Christmas. But I think the popular movie also is about a young hunter in a suburban setting, and it is full of sports anecdotes.

  • Lady Trojans coast to win over...

    West Brunswick coach James Walker was aware of South Brunswick’s young team and knew it was important for the Trojans to jump out on the visiting Cougars early in the Dec. 15 contest.

    West did just that, opening up an 18-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and easily holding on for a 57-21 victory in the first game of the Waccamaw Conference season.

    West used a balanced scoring attack in the opening period with points coming from seven players.

  • West Brunswick leads Waccamaw...

    With championships in volleyball, men’s soccer, and men’s cross country, West Brunswick leads the Waccamaw Conference standings after the fall season for the Wachovia Confererence Cup.

    The Wachovia Conference Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools achieving the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within their conference.

    Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

  • West Bladen boys beat South...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Bladen, with a record of 8-1 and ranked high in the state, sank South Brunswick 49-33 Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game in the Cougars’ gym.

    The Cougars entered the game coming off a 48-45 loss Dec. 16 to Horry County powerhouse North Myrtle Beach.

    South coach Dan McGougan likes his teams to face a tough schedule before they get deep into conference play, and these last two games should get them going in the right direction.

  • Foul trouble costs South's...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Foul trouble and the inability of the Cougars to make their free throws cost them a victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game.

    They faced off against a West Bladen team that knows how to run the floor, pass, rebound and make free throws. Yet, the inexperienced girls of South, with nine players suited up, still made a game of it on sheer determination before losing 47-37.

  • A Christmas miracle--one of many...

    Christmas is a time of miracles. For Christians, it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with gifts and songs, gaily decorated homes, special church services and family gatherings.

    Year-round there are miracles aplenty right here in Brunswick County.

    Tides come and go, season follows season, each with its own beauty. Gulls and pelicans soar overhead. Salt marshes rustle in the evening breeze as a great blue heron rises and flies into a violet and gold sunset.

    That’s a miracle.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Dec. 15. The format was two best nets. First: Dave Biesack, Jim Campana, Eric Nelson and a draw at -28. Second: Jim Barrett, Chuck Dixon, Alan Morrissey and a draw at -26. Skins: Jim Campana, Dwight Christenbury and Neil Nucci, one each; Chuck Dixon and Dick Brown, two each.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The format Monday was two best balls. In first at 3 under were Howard Boyd, Ralph Trimmer and Dave Harper. In second at 3 over were Bob Nobes, Gary McDaniel and Chuck Horfeck.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cougar wrestlers...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South wrestlers won five competitive matches and four more by forfeit in beating Trask 48-24 in a nonconference dual Dec. 17.

    The Cougars won five of the six matches up to 135 pounds.

    At 112, Matt Craven won by technical fall. At 119, Corey Craven won 13-0. At 125, Jeromy Roundtree won in 30 seconds. At 130, Robert Capps won 11-4. And at 135, Jack Mendez won by pin in the second period.

    The Cougars got forfeits at the weights 140-160.