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Today's Sports

  • Carolinas golf course...

    People often ask me where I get my ideas for columns. It’s simple: many of them come from the folks who read Golf Gab regularly. I get phone calls and cards and letters and e-mails from my readers, who tip me off about possible stories in the world of golf.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojans dominate...

    Led by a balanced rushing attack and a tenacious defense, the West Brunswick Trojans dominated Chapel Hill 34-0 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs.

    West scored on its first five possessions Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and cruised to its first playoff victory since 2004. The Trojans had five running backs gain at least 50 yards on the ground, including 87 yards from junior Vann Cobb and 84 from freshman Markel Jones.

    Head coach Jimmy Fletcher praised the running game and the offensive productivity.

  • West dance team wins 110-percent...

    Hed: West dance teams wins 110-percent trophy at Wake Forest

    The West Brunswick High School dance team won the 110-percent trophy during a recent four-day camp at Wake Forest University. The dance team was judged against 13 other teams. In another competition at the camp, West finished fifth.

  • Byrd’s rushing attack...

    BY SAM HICKMAN

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    The West Brunswick Trojans were unable overcome three turnovers and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown in a 28-7 loss Friday night to Douglas Byrd in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA football playoffs.

    Junior quarterback Junior Williams gained 157 yards on 20 carries to lead the Eagles to victory. The Eagles stymied a Trojan rushing attack that gained more than 300 yards of offense last week in its first-round victory.

    West ends the season 8-4.

  • November is a great time for...

    All the rain lately has hindered anglers, but in periods of brief sunlight they’re finding the fish are still hitting.

    We’ve begun moving into the cold-water period of the fishing season, and that means a lot of species on the move. It’s the last chance to catch some, and the beginning of looking for others to school up in bunches.

  • Clemmons' work, talent...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Michael Holcomb knows why Kaitlin Clemmons was offered the chance to play softball at Barton College.

    “Her work ethic,” Holcomb said.

    He should know. He is the coach of the Carolina Gators, the 18-U travel softball team for which Clemmons is a catcher and a second baseman.

    “She is the first to be there and the last to leave,” he said Nov. 12 after Clemmons had signed her letter of intent at South Brunswick High School.

  • Special Olympian bowlers begin...

    The first Special Olympics adult bowling series of the season took place Nov. 10, at Planet Fun.

    More than 80 special-needs participants from the county participated in the event. Special-needs bowlers will bowl for five weeks in this local series. More than 20 of them will qualify to participate in the North Carolina State Special Olympics in Raleigh next year.

    The Special Olympics adult bowling series is a collaboration between the Brunswick Interagency Program and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. The program is funded by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • South Brunswick's season...

    East Rowan halfback Chris Moore scored on a 9-yard run in overtime, ending the season for South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A football playoffs Friday.

    “It was a hard-fought battle,” South coach Roman Kelley said. “We had our chances and did not take advantage of them.

    East Rowan won the coin toss for the start of the overtime and deferred possession. The Cougars faced a fourth-and-goal at the 5 and decided to attempt a field goal. Andrew Bates’ kick was good and it gave South an 11-8 lead.

  • BCC loses home opener

    Johnston Community College hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to clinch an 85-81 victory over Brunswick Community College in the Dolphins’ home opener Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    JCC trailed 49-34 at the half but outscored BCC 51-32 in the second half. BCC played most of the second half without Terneil Rhodes, who injured himself while completing a dunk.

    For BCC, Tyree Graham scored 22 points, Alan-Michael Thompson 13, Marcus Graham 10, Rhodes nine and Chris Smith eight.

    The loss dropped BCC’s record to 2-2.

  • McCumbee to make 100th start in...

    This Friday at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, SS Green Light Racing’s Chad McCumbee will reach a milestone in his NASCAR racing career. The Ford 200 will mark his 100th start in NASCAR’s top-three series since making his truck series debut in California in 2006.