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Today's Sports

  • Trojans lose in first round of...

    White Oak scored three second-half goals in beating West Brunswick 4-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Nov. 3 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The loss ended the season for the Trojans (10-8-2), the Waccamaw Conference and county champions.

  • North Brunswick loses close game

    LELAND—At first glance, one would think this would be a runaway, with the East Bladen Eagles football team coming into North Brunswick with a 10-0 record. However, East Bladen soon found out it was in for a battle with the Scorpions before emerging with a 20-13 victory Friday night in the last game of the regular season.

  • Turnovers doom Trojans in season...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team could not overcome three fumbles and a powerful rushing attack from the visiting South Columbus Stallions in a 35-6 defeat Nov. 5.

    The Trojans scored first with a 13-play drive that covered 68 yards and ended in a Cameron Smith 5-yard touchdown run. The Stallions then capitalized on several Trojan penalties and turnovers, ending the game with 35 straight points. The loss was the second consecutive defeat for West (4-6, 2-4).

  • South Brunswick stops two-point...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars’ defense made three spectacular goal-line stands, the last one with 53 seconds left, to defeat Whiteville 15-14 Friday night in the final football game of the regular season.

    “It all starts with the seniors and goes all the way down,” South coach Roman Kelley said about his defense. “I can’t say enough about the defensive staff and players. They worked their butts off against a very good offensive team tonight.”

  • Sheepshead, black drum fun fish...

    Water temperatures remain a little higher than normal and inshore fishing continues to be good. In addition to the usual suspects this time of the year (such as red drum, speckled trout and flounder) two fish that have been hitting consistently are sheepshead and black drum.

  • BCC volleyball season ends

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 tournament at Lenoir Community College. The Dolphins, who won the tournament last year, entered as the No. 2 seed, having finished 13-3 in the region. One of those losses was to Surry Community College, the team the Dolphins faced in the semifinals, and SCC again beat BCC, this time 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16. Catawba Valley Community College, the top seed, beat SCC for the title. Here are photos of some of the action from BCC’s match.

  • West Brunswick uses big plays to...

    West Brunswick scored three times in the second quarter—the last on a 30-yard return by Nick Napolitano of a blocked punt with 4.5 seconds left—and went on to beat West Bladen 29-0 in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Strong tides have a big impact...

    Warmer than normal temperatures so far this year have anglers hoping for a late fall, and it looks as if that is what might happen. October was a bit more streaky than usual, but there are a lot of fish being caught now.

    I hate to sound like a meteorologist, but higher than normal water temperatures with a succession of cold fronts followed by sunny days make for great fishing weather, especially if the fish are still biting. Also, strong tides influenced by the moon are having a big impact on local fishing.

  • Bowman is more than a blocker

    It is natural to think of athletes only as athletes. After all, the only time we watch them is when they throw a football or swing a bat, when they dive for a pass or soar for a dunk. About the only time we talk about them, whether to friends at work the day after a game or to the host of a radio program immediately after a game, is because a shortstop missed a groundball (right between the legs) that lost a game or because a reliever made a strikeout (on a change-up) that won a game.

  • South Brunswick shut out by...

    ELIZABETHTOWN—East Bladen clinched the Waccamaw Conference football championship by shutting out South Brunswick 18-0 Friday night.

    East Bladen is 5-0 in the conference; South, 2-3.

    The Cougar defense played one of its best games of the season, as the Eagles average 31 points a game. The 18 points were the fewest scored by the Eagles this year.