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Today's Sports

  • Catching Spanish mackerel the...

    I had a great time last week just slaying the Spanish mackerel from the planks of the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. I also caught many whiting (sea mullet) and had some good flounder fishing with a friend inshore at the Sunset Beach Bridge.

  • The future of fishing

    Dave Cooper stands with his hands on the wooden planks of the Ocean Crest Pier and looks out over the sea, and then out at the anglers casting their lines from his little fishing paradise on Oak Island. As the owner and operator of the pier Cooper loves to see folks young and old enjoying the beach and catching fish.

  • Brunswick County athletes win...

    Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.
    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.
    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.
    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Davis to begin...

     Eric Davis is ready for basketball.

    “The very first week we are out of school,” the new West Brunswick High School basketball coach said May 14 during a visit to the campus, “we’re going to do workouts, Monday through Thursday, two hours a day. Hopefully, to get the guys familiar with my style and give me an opportunity to meet the guys and see what the guys can do.”

    Coaches in the Charlotte area know what Davis can do: win.

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  • West’s Johnson, Vance to play...

     West Brunswick seniors Alexis Johnson and Kristi Vance have signed letters of intent to play softball at Southeastern Community College.

    “Those two have worked hard and have come a long way,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I think they’re going to be good additions to the Southeastern program.”

  • BCC baseball season ends in...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended Sunday after a 7-4 loss to Southeastern Community College in an NJCAA Division II regional in Martinsville, Va. The tourney is a qualifier to the NJCAA World Series.

    BCC, seeded No. 2, opened the tourney Friday by routing College of Albemarle 14-0 in five innings. Brock Holmes was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

  • County athletes win seven...

     Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.

    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.

    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Price, South Brunswick open...

     SOUTH BOILING SPRINGS—The South Brunswick Cougars advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs Friday night by defeating South Johnston 2-1.

    The pitching of Mark Price and the defense, most notably from shortstop Gary Williams, propelled the Cougars in their 2-1 victory.

    Price, known to be a groundball-type pitcher, went the full seven innings for the Cougars, allowing seven hits and one run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • North Brunswick’s Kearney third...

     North Brunswick’s Josh Kearney finished third in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A track and field championships Saturday at N.C. A&T University.

    Kearney cleared 12 feet. Top-seeded Alex Lomax dominated the competition, winning the state championship with a vault of 14 feet. Teammate Jeese Poovey was second  (13-0).

    North had two other competitors.