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Today's Sports

  • Lady Trojans sweep Cougars,...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Applying their press and working the ball inside, the West Brunswick Lady Trojans beat South Brunswick 55-17 Jan. 21 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep for the Lady Trojans, 4-2 in the conference, 9-4 overall, and gives them the top seed from the conference for the 3A playoffs.

    South remains winless in the conference. Freshman guard Kacy O’Connor scored 10 points.

  • North Brunswick boys improve to...

    The North Brunswick boys’ basketball team won two conference games and remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference.

    North’s girls lost for the first time in the conference, on Jan. 21 against unbeaten East Bladen, but beat Whiteville the next night.

    Below are summaries of the games.

     

    NORTH BRUNSWICK 69

    EAST BLADEN 66

  • Simmons leaves NBA D-League for...
  • South swimmers peaking for...

     In a dual Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, South Brunswick swimmers automatically qualified for eight regional events.

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East  Regional, which takes place Feb. 5-6, attracts 42 high schools teams and is the qualifier for the state meet.

    The Cougars swam against Richlands in what was scheduled to be the next-to-last home meet for the Cougars. South’s girls won 71-9 and South’s boys won 66-17.

  • Redfish, trout, black drum...

    The recent frigid cold spell caused some fish kills in the state but it doesn’t appear we were hurt too badly here in Brunswick County. To the north of us there were reported kills of speckled trout (and black drum) that ran into the thousands of fish in a few places, but so far that hasn’t happened here.

    Meanwhile, anglers are watching the state’s reaction to the upcoming sea turtle lawsuit and how that might affect large-mesh inshore gill nets.

  • Katie McGee supports The First...

    Dr. Katie McGee, the outgoing superintendent of Brunswick Schools, has been a strong supporter of The First Tee since the beginning, according to Rusty Petrea, the founder (with wife Carol) of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Trojan wrestling team finishes 4...

    The West Brunswick wrestling team finished 4-1 in the Ashley duals Jan. 16.

    In the 45-33 victory against Dixon, West had eight victories.

    Jimmy Hegedus (112), James Hall (125), Dillon Aubrey (130), Seth Strickland (189), Dylan Bowman (215) and James Johnson (285) won by fall.

    Ronnie Dellinger (103) and Cajuan Marlow (145) won by forfeit.

    In the 48-28 victory over Laney, West had eight victories. Hegedus, William Edwards (152), Bryan Murdaugh (160), Bowman and Johnson won by fall.

  • South wrestlers sweep Ashley...

    South Brunswick won all five of its duals in winning the Ashley wrestling duals Saturday.

    The Cougars (19-5) opened the tourney by beating White Oak 51-25. South then beat New Hanover 61-8 and Dixon 50-18 to reach the quarterfinals.

    South beat Academy Park, of Pennsylvania, 54-21 and Avon Grove, of Pennsylvania, 50-21 to win the tournament.

    In the title match, the Cougars won four of 10 matches by fall.

  • Golf action

    On Jan. 14, the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association had its first Thursday tournament of 2010 because of the cold weather. The game of the day was two best balls of the foursome, with the team of George Edwards, Dave Harper and a draw finishing at 15 under par. The team of Paul Salerno, Bernie Gruzlewski, Chuck Hornfeck and Rich Hornfeck finished at 14 under.

  • Trojans’ Logan Tripp...

     LELAND—More than 450 baseball fans attended the sixth annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet, where it was announced the 2009 American Legion Player of the Year is former West Brunswick first baseman Logan Tripp.

    Logan was all-conference player for the Trojans and hit .414 with nine doubles his senior year. The superior defensive first baseman reminds one of Gil Hodges for his work around the bag.