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Today's Sports

  • Lauren Hunt: Beginning the hunt...

    Several years ago, I watched a petite young lady pound balls on a practice tee. Her swing was classic, the balls flew long and straight.

    The kid was cute, long brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, a wide infectious smile. I had a feeling I’d see her again.

    Last week, I did.

    Lauren Hunt is still petite with that same winning smile, but she’s all grown up now. Done with high school and junior golf, she has graduated from the University of North Carolina, where she played on the women’s golf team.

  • West Brunswick girls rout...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team dominated from the first minutes in beating Whiteville 49-29 in a Waccamaw Conference game Friday night.

    Breana Gause scored 18 points, had 10 rebounds and made five steals for the Trojans, now 2-2 in the conference, 7-4 overall. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 12 points, had 12 rebounds and two seals.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South beats North...

     LELAND—The South Brunswick wrestling team won eight matches by pin in beating North Brunswick 66-18 in a Waccamaw Conference dual Jan. 6.

    The Cougars gained 18 points from three forfeits.

    Senior heavyweight Robert McHenry won the first match by pin with 1 minute, 10 seconds left in the second period.

    Sophomore Zack Von Voight won the 103-pound match by pin with 1:22 left in the second period.

  • Cold weather does not deter good...

     I know all about cold weather.

    I grew up in Chicago and I covered sports for two years in Wyoming.

    I know cold weather.

    Living in North Carolina has spoiled me. When the temperature dips below 40 degrees, I pout. But cold weather does not deter athletes. It is one more challenge they are determined to overcome.

    I saw that firsthand over the weekend.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Seven West...

    Seven West Brunswick football players made first-team All-Waccamaw Conference.

    Coaches also selected six Trojans to the second team.

    West coach Jimmy Fletcher comments about the players.

    Bradley Bell

    Statistics: Caught seven passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. Gained 507 yards (7.9 yards a carry) and scored six touchdowns. Intercepted three passes.

    Perhaps the most versatile player on the team.

  • West wrestles in final home dual...

     Three West Brunswick seniors won matches in the final home dual of the regular season Jan. 5.

  • Cold weather slows onshore...

    Water temperatures have plummeted with the ultra-cold weather, so no one is doing much fishing of any kind right now. We have had relatively mild winters for a few years and fishing has not really stopped, but this year is obviously going to be a little different.

    Before the weather got really extreme, the winter bite was going pretty good. Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters reports there was action out there.

  • Golf action

    In an CFAG event Dec. 28 at Farmstead, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton, John Ogden and Joe Meo placed first with a 160. Teams scored one net and one gross per hole. Placing second were Ned Meier, Jerry Rubin, Joe Gallo and a draw.

    On Dec. 30 at Meadowlands, Steve Maiorca, Bob Jaeger and John Ogden placed first with a 94. The three-man teams scored one net on the par-3 and par-4 holes and two nets on the par-5s. Frank Janton, Jen Dearborn and Joe Meo were second.

  • 2010 marks a new year: Time to...

    I love Jan. 1!

    Other people hate the New Year; they don’t like to see the dates change. They don’t like to see time marching on. They don’t want to admit they’re a year older.

    I, on the other hand, love that another year has gone by. Hopefully, I will have learned some lessons in 2009 that will help me live 2010 just a little bit better. And the best part of the New Year is that I’m still here!

  • After long layoff, BCC men...

    Two cancellations gave the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team a layoff of nearly three weeks before it resumed its season Jan. 5 at Johnston Community College (too late for this edition).

    BCC, 10-4, was playing its best basketball of the season before the layoff. It had won three straight games, averaging at least 93 points in each of those games. It beat the Guilford College junior varsity 93-60, College of Coastal Georgia 98-97 and Sandhills Community College 95-79.