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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cobia leads...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars had no answer for Reggie Cobia Monday night, as the senior scored 24 points to lead his North Brunswick Scorpions team to a 46-42 victory in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game and kept North perfect in the conference (4-0).

    The 6-foot-6, 225-pound center, who will play college basketball for UNC Pembroke, had nothing but praise for his teammates, calling the victory a team effort.

  • West Brunswick girls rout West...

    West Brunswick built a 15-point lead in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 48-30 in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at West Brunswick.

     

    Sheena Suttlemyre hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the Lady Trojans, 3-2 in the conference, 8-4 overall.

     

    Kayla Padgett scored eight points. Jasmine Daniels, Jasmine Jackson and Breana Gause each scored six points. Rebecca Sidelinger scored five points. Nicole Turner scored four points and Taylor Ambrose scored a point.

     

  • Four Brunswick skiers win events...

     Four Brunswick County skiers won their divisions in Alpine skiing in the 2010 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games Jan. 10-11.

    Derrick Green, Chris Robinson, Dion Smith and Juan Velez finished first in their events.

    Joseph Allen and Adrianne Tribble were second in their divisions. Cameron Cline Harlee was third in his division.

  • Hill, Stanley showcase their...

     With National Signing Day a few weeks away, two county football players recently tested their skills with other outstanding high school players.

    West Brunswick senior Alfy Hill and South Brunswick junior Terrell Stanley participated in all-star events.