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Today's Sports

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Valley At Eastport. Low gross: Gary Guthiel 80, Jim Beairsto 84 and Paul Michal 87. Low nets: Beairsto 64, Guthiel 66 and Bob Smith 69.

    Team two low nets each hole: Smith, Reggie Auten, Larry Cecil and Beairsto, 26-under par. Golfer of the week was Beairsto.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Golf Gab: Seeing Brunswick...

    I have the most fun when someone who has not been here before comes to visit us. Our guests are always slack-jawed with admiration and awe at the beauty of Brunswick County. They exclaim over our golf courses, our beaches, our seafood, seabirds and salt-marches. They love the friendliness of our people, how they can go to a grocery store or dry cleaner and everyone talks to you. 

    Two weeks ago, two friends from New Jersey arrived for a visit. John Saporito and his wife, Barbara, after several years of invites, finally came to visit us.    

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel tourney...

    After weighing the forecasted tracks of Tropical Depression 16, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament board of directors has determined the safest course of action was  to postpone the 2010 tournament. The 2010 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament dates have been changed to Oct. 15-16 with registration from 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at Southport Marina. For more information, visit www.usopenkmt.com or call (910) 457-5787.

  • Big changes in the weather, but...

    Well, we got our wish. The weather did change, but not so gracefully. 

    You may remember my pendulum theory regarding the weather; weather swings like a pendulum: if it goes too far one way, it will swing back too far the other in order to equalize. I know it’s been hot the past several weeks, but if you think back, other than the heat, it has been very good weather. Little to no rain and light winds have been the rule a big part of the summer. 

  • Fall fishing has finally arrived

    After the weather has finally given us a break, fall fishing has arrived on the Brunswick County coast. After a long, hot summer and then a burst of heavy rain and flooding conditions, the fish are running a little bit behind this year. But water temperatures are falling and anglers are waiting for the true fall fishing to turn on any day.

    Reports from up the coast to the north show some Carolina piers in the Wilmington region have already had some early spot runs. That is being closely watched by Brunswick pier anglers, as any day now the spot could come in bunches.

  • Valerio, Hilliard win again in...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Roberto Valerio edged teammate Al Rising by 1 second in pacing West Brunswick to a victory in the third cross-country meet of the season Oct. 5.

    Valerio finished the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 4 seconds. West’s Jason Huff was fourth in 18:07 and Ronnie Dellinger was fifth in 18:12. James Edwards was 11th in 19:52.

    For South, Robert Kent was third in 18:06. Bradley Phillips was seventh in 19:11. Kenneth Shadid finished just ahead of teammate Luis Rodriguez in 19:21. Sam Johnson was 15th in 20:51.

  • Falling behind 2-0, South...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick fell behind 2-0 but rallied for three goals and a 3-2 victory over West Brunswick on Oct. 6, a victory that kept the Cougar soccer team unbeaten in the conference.

    The victory completes a sweep of West (3-3 in the conference). The Cougars had beaten West 2-0 earlier this year, but West entered the game off a 6-0 victory two days earlier against South Columbus.

  • Summer continues her fall reign

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The start of what promises to be a good conference tennis rivalry for Summer Phillips ended the way all the other previous No. 1 singles matches have ended: with a Phillips victory.

    Phillips, a South Brunswick High School junior, kept alive her unbeaten conference singles streak by beating West Brunswick High School freshman Penny Watts 6-1, 6-1 Oct. 6 in the highly anticipated conference match at South. The match was more competitive than the final score indicates: two games in each set went deuce, and Phillips won each one.

  • South’s Sloup wins golf match

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup shot a 42 and won the nine-hole high school golf match Monday at the St. James Plantation Members Club. The par-36 course was 2,382 yards long.

    Three other South golfers finished in the top four: Abby Kjome shot a 44, Molly Gore a 45 and Madison Brendle a 48.

    West’s Leslie Johnson shot a 52.

    South won the team competition, beating North 137-202.

  • West Brunswick routs South...

     The West Brunswick High School soccer team scored four times in the final 20 minutes of the first half and went to win 6-0 Monday night in a conference game at South Columbus.

    Scottie Melvin scored West’s first goal on a free kick from Aaron Frye 22 minutes, 32 seconds into the game.

    Jack Donoghue scored at 34:38.

    “He buried it from about 25 yards out,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “It was hit hard. Nobody was going to stop it.”

    Frye then scored on penalty kicks at 38:00 and 40:00.