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Today's Sports

  • The First Tee makes its mark in...

    Although The First Tee of Brunswick County is fewer than five years old, it has received high marks from its national office in St. Augustine, Fla.

    Chapters of The First Tee are ranked according to their scope and performance, and I’m proud to say that our local chapter has received the “Ace” level designation, the highest rank possible. That is awesome, and a true testimony to the level of commitment by our kids, volunteers, paid staff, donors and community at large.

  • Son joins father in high school...

    Recently I wrote about Paul Swartz, a West Virginia native now living in Shallotte who was inducted into the Musselman High School Hall of Fame on Sept. 12.

    Musselman High School is in Inwood, W.Va. Swartz’s athletic feats in the mid-50s in football, basketball and baseball spread fast in that part of tri-state area.

    Steve Denney, now a Brierwood resident, lived, in Clark County, Va., about 20 miles away for Swartz. Denney was one of those who heard about Swartz’s accomplishments.

  • Losses mount, but BCC coach...

    A hoarse voice is the first indication of how the BCC women’s basketball season has been for first-year coach Ashlyn Burke.

    “I have a raspy voice,” she said Dec. 6, one day after her Lady Dolphins played its fourth game in six days.

    “I’ve taken my last four showers here at the facility here this week. And I think I need a blowup mattress to put in my locker room.”

    But Burke knew the hours would be long.

  • South swim teams place second in...

    The South Brunswick girls’ swim team finished second and South’s boys third in a 14-team meet Dec. 19 at Goldsboro. South’s boys missed second by three points.

    The Cougars had three first-place finishers: Rachel Van Noordt in the 200 individual medley, Myles Williams in the 50 freestyle; Cody Spencer in the 100 backstroke.

    Results

    Girls’ 200 medley relay: South A team second, South B team seventh; South boys, third.

    200 freestyle: Brian Teemsma, second; Elias Gilbert, sixth.

  • Golf action

    In the CFAG event Dec. 21 at Farmstead, John Ogden, Ned Meier, Bob Jaeger and a draw placed first with a 152. Team scoring was two nets per hole. Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Sid Pennington and a draw placed second.

    On Dec. 23 at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Joe Meo and a draw placed first with a 136. Teams scored three nets on the par-3s, two on the par-4s and one on par-5s. Placing second were Ned Meier, John Ogden, Jody Serensits and Bob Jaeger.

    RUBIN EAGLES

  • North girls beat West

    LELAND—The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Waccamaw Confererence by beating West Brunswick 53-47 Friday night.

    For North, senior guard Asheley Robbins scored 26 points. Fouled often on drives to the basket, she hit 13 of 17 free throws.

  • Three West volleyball players...

    Three members of the West Brunswick championship volleyball team are first-team selections to the inaugural All-Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference volleyball team.

    Coaches selected seniors Kenzie McDuffie, Carly White and Keri Nolan to the first team.

    Coaches selected seniors Breana Gause, Miriah Milliken and Mattie Tippett to the second team.

    West’s Leslie Reeves was coach of the year. (The conference did not select a player of the year.)

  • 'Christmas Story' also...

    The best sports movie?

    I am sure several will come to mind, about baseball stars and football stars, about golfers and boxers, about bull riders or auto racers or Olympians.

    My favorite: “A Christmas Story.”

    The movie is often summarized as being about a boy, named Ralphie, trying to persuade his parents to get him an air rifle (i.e., a BB gun) for Christmas. But I think the popular movie also is about a young hunter in a suburban setting, and it is full of sports anecdotes.

  • Lady Trojans coast to win over...

    West Brunswick coach James Walker was aware of South Brunswick’s young team and knew it was important for the Trojans to jump out on the visiting Cougars early in the Dec. 15 contest.

    West did just that, opening up an 18-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and easily holding on for a 57-21 victory in the first game of the Waccamaw Conference season.

    West used a balanced scoring attack in the opening period with points coming from seven players.

  • West Brunswick leads Waccamaw...

    With championships in volleyball, men’s soccer, and men’s cross country, West Brunswick leads the Waccamaw Conference standings after the fall season for the Wachovia Confererence Cup.

    The Wachovia Conference Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools achieving the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within their conference.

    Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.