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Today's Sports

  • South Brunswick catcher Brendle...

     South Brunswick High School senior baseball player Ryan Brendle signed a letter of intent Feb. 2 to play baseball for Brunswick Community College. He will be a catcher for the Dolphins.

    Present at the signing were his mom and dad. Also in attendance were BCC baseball coach Robbie Allen and Cougar baseball coach Lee Shelton.

    “The college is close to home,” Ryan Brendle said, “and Coach Allen is great. He is in need of a catcher because the catcher from last year (is going) to Coastal Carolina.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Jasmine Jackson...

      Jasmine Jackson made two free throws in the final 9.3 seconds and West Brunswick overcame injuries to two players in the final 2 minutes to beat West Bladen 61-59 Feb. 3 in a conference basketball game.

    Jackson scored a season-high 29 points and had 24 rebounds. She also had six steals, two assists and one blocked shot.

    Kayla Padgett scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds. She also had two steals and two blocked shots.

  • Three South Brunswick football...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Three South Brunswick High School football players signed national letters of intent Feb. 2 in the school library.

    Terrell Stanley will be going to East Carolina University as a defensive tackle for the Pirates. Cam Scott will be heading across the country to Reedley College in California, located just outside of Fresno, and will be a wide receiver for the Tiger football program. Devante Stanley will travel up Interstate 40 and on over to Raleigh to play linebacker for the Saint Augustine’s Falcons.

  • West Brunswick’s James signs...

     Most football players marked Feb. 2 as the first day they could sign letters of intent. For West Brunswick High School senior Darius James, the date had a more important significance: his mom’s birthday.

    “My mom (Brenda) means a lot to me,” he said. “Unfortunately, she passed about six years ago. Today is her birthday. That really makes me happy that I’m signing on her birthday.”

    James’ mom died after he had finished sixth grade. Up to that time, football was not a priority in James’ life.

  • Whiteville sweeps West Brunswick

     

    West Brunswick cut a 21-point second-half deficit to 4 points before losing to Whiteville 55-47 in a conference boys’ basketball game Feb. 1.

    Whiteville, second in the league with one conference loss, led 36-15 and appeared to be on the way to a rout. West’s Taylor Buffkin began the comeback when he hit a 3-pointer and scored seven straight points, which cut the lead to 40-24 entering the fourth quarter.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Jan. 24: Chris Mcfee 226, 236, 262, 742; Demaris Lance 216, 234, 226, 676; Craig Croom 198, 276, 197, 671; Milton Williams 279; Dawn Clardy 215, 215, 596; Dar Anuszewski 222, 185, 553.

    Tony Russo Sr., Jan. 25: Theron Johnson 213, 237, 607; Jerry Owen 166, 192, 215, 573; Huey Hughes 194, 162, 201, 557; Tom Haley 204; Bernice Thergesen 182, 442; Lois Ramsey 154, 430; Bobbie Henry 176; Marilyn Laurie 162; Lee North 162.

  • Some baits to use to catch...

    The most popular and sought-after inshore fish in local waters during the winter are redfish. This is because they stay in the backwaters and school up in tight pods roaming the inside creeks and inlets feasting on small fish, ghost shrimp and crabs.

    Redfish hit several types of lures well during the winter. You can often sight-cast to them in the clear, cold water. One thing to remember is to keep the noise down, and many redfish experts pole their boats with long poles rather than using trolling motors and anchors that will spook red drum schools.

  • Farmstead, Meadowlands named in...

    Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Club in Calabash, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, are among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. 

    The rankings of the panel, which are reported to be “the most authoritative source on golf in the state,” were published in the winter edition of GolfStyles magazine.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford round Friday at Brierwood. The winners with 11.5 points were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter and Bob Byrne. In second with 6 points were Gary Gutheil, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto. Lowest score of the day was Reese Evans, 78. Lowest nets for the day were Bob Smith, 65, and Hal Riebesehl, 69. Smith was also most over his points at plus 8 and was voted golfer of the week.

    CFAG

  • The First Tee: Five fabulous...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011. I’ve watched the chapter grow over the past five years and seen first-hand how The First Tee changes the lives of kids. I’ve witnessed the phenomenal commitment of our community to this program that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf.