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Today's Sports

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played the last of a three-round tournament at Crow Creek, which pitted the old guys against the young guys. This was a match-play event with one point awarded for the front, one for the back and one for the overall. 

  • The Renegades: Seriously social...

    There are lots of  golf groups in Brunswick County. Most courses have a Ladies Golf Association (LGA) and a Men’s Golf Association. Many courses also have a group of ladies nine-holers who play regular tournaments throughout the year. 

    In addition to the formal LGAs and MGAs, we have golf groups run by various associations, like the Elks or the VFW. We also have golf associations or clubs formed from a common interest in golf, to just have fun, or both. 

  • Teams compete in county Senior...

    The Brunswick County Senior Bowls were at South Brunswick High School on Nov. 20.

    The J.V. Senior Bowl teams are made up of all 9-year-olds that will be aging out and moving on to the Senior Division. The Senior teams are made up of all 12-year-olds that will be aging out of the program.

    Each year, one of the teams in each division is responsible for heading up the Senior Bowl Teams. The teams are on a rotation. 

  • Atkinson’s assists lead BCC to...

      After splitting two games against top-10 teams at the Panhandle Shootout in Marianna, Fla., the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team returned home to face Lenoir Community College Dec. 8. Sophomore guard Devon Atkinson scored 13 points and had 12 assists as BCC rallied to beat LCC 94-84 and improved to 6-5.

  • BCC men upset No. 3 Northwest...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team defeated previously unbeaten No. 3 Northwest Florida State College 73-72 Dec. 3 in the Panhandle Classic in Marianna, Fla.

    “It is the highest rated team we have ever beaten,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said. “And it is probably the biggest win in the history of the school outside of winning the region tournament championship (last season) and going to (the national tournament) in Hutchinson.

    “We made a name for ourselves.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams continued their early season success by winning meets Friday against Clinton and Topsail at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The South girls won 10 of 11 events and had four times that were automatic qualifiers for the regional in February. South’s boys were even more impressive: They won nine events and nine times were automatic qualifiers for the regional.

    South’s girls beat Clinton 98-50 and beat Topsail 98-21. South’s boys beat Clinton 85-26 and beat Topsail 85-47.

  • West wrestlers win two duals

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won two duals Dec. 1, beating North Brunswick 72-12 and Hoggard 51-22.

    West got 18 points off forfeits at the start of the dual against North.

    At 112, North’s Gabriel Self beat Bryen Porrazzo by fall in 39 seconds.

    At 119, West’s Dillon Aubrey beat Ian Davis by fall in 1:16.

    At 125, West’s Troy Ruane won by fall in 57 seconds.

    At 130, West’s Miguel Espinosa beat Librado Hernandez by fall with eight seconds left in the first period.

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of...

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Sometimes father knows best

     The BCC women’s basketball team may attract as much attention this year not only for who is shooting jump shots but also for who is sitting courtside with the team.

    Joining head coach Ashlyn Burke an assistant Taylor Goodrich as a volunteer assistant is Burke’s Hall of Fame dad, Bob.