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Today's Sports

  • McCumbee opens season in new...

    Staff Report

    The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.

  • Sports brief

    Brunswick Senior Bowling League
    Jan. 18 at Planet Fun
    Game: 1. Peggy Benton, Karen Manor, 182; 2. Susann Thompson, 180. Series: 1. Karen Manor, 466; 2. Susann Thompson, 462; 3. MaryJane Scrivani, 444. Handicap game: 1. Linda Baxter, 248; 2. Peggy Benton, Susan Fehringer, 245. Handicap series: 1. Susan Fehringer, 677; 2. Susann Thompson, 645; 3. MaryJane Scrivani, 636.

  • Sports calendar

    Brunswick umpires’ meeting Feb. 5
    The Brunswick County Umpires Association is seeking baseball and softball umpires for the 2012 season.
    Those interested must have knowledge of the game, be able to attend clinics and meetings, pass certification and be able to travel. Members’ fee and certification fee are also mandatory.
    The first meeting will be 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at Shallotte Dixie Youth Park. Call Frank Fries at (910) 754-2291 or email ump33@atmc.net for more information.

  • Lady Trojans lose to East Bladen

     The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team missed 20 of 23 free throws in a 42-26 home loss Jan. 31 to East Bladen.

    East Bladen hit two 3-pointers in taking a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. West rallied and cut the lead to 29-25. A layup by Kianna Pigott began the rally. She then made a steal and passed to Nicole Turner on the left wing, who hit a 3-pointer and cut the lead to 29-23 with 5:35 left.

    After an East Bladen turnover, a pass from Pigott to Allison Brown led to a basket, cutting the lead to four points.

  • West Brunswick boys upset No. 8...

     West Brunswick beat East Bladen 57-49 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 31.

    The loss was just the second in the conference and third of the season for the Eagles.

    NCPreps.com ranks East Bladen (16-3) No. 8 in Class 2A. The Trojans, a Class 3A team, improved to 5-5 in the conference, 10-10 overall, its best record in a while.

  • Middle school wrestling tourney...

     West Brunswick High School was host to the annual middle school and junior varsity wrestling tournaments on Saturday, the last tournaments before the conference championships. These are the top-two county finishers in each weight class, as recorded on the scoresheets (full names unavailable for all wrestlers):

  • McCumbee opens season in new...

     The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.

  • BCC rally stuns Cape Fear

    Three-pointers in the final 90 seconds by Quinton Morrow and Kameko Walls helped Brunswick Community College rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat Cape Fear 80-76 in a Region 10 basketball game Jan. 25 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Morrow, who scored two points in the first half, finished with 23 points. Walls, who scored 16 of BCC’s 34 points in the first half, finished with 21 points.

  • Rayner narrows choice to either...

     North Brunswick High School football player Keilin Rayner will announce on signing day, Feb. 1, which college he will attend.

    “He has narrowed it down to Duke and ECU,” his high school coach, Garry Bishop, said Jan. 25.

    “He took the ECU visit last week and the Duke visit this week. I though Carolina was in the running but he told me today he has narrowed it down to those two.”

    Rayner is 6-foot-3 and one-half inches, 240 pounds, Bishop said, and can run the 40-yard dash in the “high 4.5s, low 4.6s.”

  • Golf Ball is Feb. 25

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is looking forward to celebrating with the community at its second annual Golf Ball on Feb. 25. The black tie optional event will return to 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.
    “The guests enjoyed the Golf Ball and centralized location last year, so working with the folks from 101 Stone Chimney was the right choice,” said Kimmie Durham, TFTBC board member and event chair.
    The gala event will support the scholarship Pprogram of TFTBC. TFTBC has impacted more than 10,000 youth in our area.