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Today's Sports

  • Golf, kids: A successful program...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County opened its youth organization five years ago this month. In her column “Golf, kids: A winning program,” Elsa Bonstein wrote about the more than 100 youngsters who showed up for the initial week of classes to the delight of founders Rusty and Carol Petrea.

  • Calabash dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Jan. 25. First: Joan Elmire, Craig Sweetman and Lee Harrison. Second: Ken Yusko, Winnie Kosmel and Tom Kelleher. Third: Ken Anderson, Pete McGerr and R. J. Branham. On Feb. 1, Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Tom Townsend were first. Second: Rich Murray, Barbara Ketcham and Jerry Morano. Third: Pinky Hindman, Tom Kelleher and Joe Williams.

     

                 

  • Golf action

    CFAG

    On Jan. 31 at Farmstead, members played a Stableford format. Joe Gallo placed first at +2. Tying for second were John Ducey, Steve Maiorca and John Ogden at -4.

    On Feb. 2 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, George O’Connell, Frank Janton and Bob Jaeger placed first at 200. The teams alternated scoring two and three nets per hole and scored four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Placing second were Pete Scott, Bob Levan, Karl Petersen and Joe Gallo.

    CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS

  • Golf is not a contact sport, so...

    After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play a less-than-sterling game Sunday, I am ready to concentrate on golf once more. Our Steelers’ flags, signs, plaques, shirts, plates and napkins are packed away in the attic waiting for the next football season. My Terrible Towel and my Steelers’ earrings are in the bottom drawer of my dresser. 

  • Sports calendar

    BCTA YOUTH TENNIS TOURNEY FEB. 19

    Brunswick County Tennis Association is sponsoring a youth tennis tournament Feb. 19 at Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center. The format will include youth singles and doubles competition for ages 5 through 18 and a doubles division for adult/youth. The rain date is Feb. 26.

    You can register by clicking on tournaments at bcta.net. The registration deadline is Feb. 12. The cost is $10 for single events and an extra $5 for multiple events. 

  • VIDEO County wrestling...

     At 119 pounds in the county wrestling championships, South Brunswick senior Matt Craven (35-4) won a first-round match by fall over North’s Steve Ercole. Craven won the championship by beating West senior Dillon Aubrey 5-0. Aubrey won a first-round match by fall over North’s Steve Ercole.

    Craven was one of five wrestlers to successfully defend their titles. He also was one of nine South wrestlers to win a title. See story on this website.

  • VIDEO County wrestling...

     South Brunswick senior Stephen Ikalowych, left, is the county wrestling champion at 171 pounds. Ikalowych (37-2) also was named one of the wrestlers of the year. 

  • VIDEO INCLUDED County wrestling...

     South Brunswick wrestlers won nine titles and West Brunswick wrestlers won four titles in the annual county wrestling championships Saturday at West.

    West junior Ronnie Dellinger and South senior Stephen Ikalowych were named wrestlers of the year.

    At 103 pounds, Dellinger (31-1) defended his championship by fall in 45 seconds over South junior Steven Von Voight.

    Dellinger’s only loss this season was to a wrestler ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, West wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway said.

  • North’s girls defeat South...

     LELAND—Tyera Fisher scored 26 points as North Brunswick beat South Brunswick 63-41 in a conference basketball game Friday.

    Barbara Graham scored 13 points, Daja White 11 and Jolanda White 8 for North, 9-1 in the conference, 14-4 overall.

    The victory completed a sweep of the four regular-season games against West Brunswick and South Brunswick.

    For South, winless in the conference, 3-15 overall, Kacy O’Connor scored 16 points.

    North’s defense led the Scorpions to a first-quarter lead of 19-9.

  • South’s boys beat North Brunswick

     LELAND—South Brunswick outscored North Brunswick 10-0 at the start of the third quarter and went on to beat the Scorpions 55-40 in a conference boys’ basketball game Friday at North.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep of four games against West Brunswick and North Brunswick.

    For the Cougars (6-4, 10-8), Edward Reid scored 18 points, Montez Loman 15 and Terrell Stanley 11.

    For the Scorpions (3-7, 8-10), Jeremy Young scored 9 points.