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Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a captain’s choice event Carolina Shores. First: Harry Haggerty, Jim Quigley, Bob Brownley and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: Stu Cleveland, Fred Ortiz, Ed Kinney and Bill Cameron at 2-under par. Third: Ed Hennessey, Bob Smith, Bob Byrne and Larry Bollinger at 1-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Trojans win home opener

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.

  • West wins, South loses opener

    The West Brunswick volleyball team improved to 2-0 by beating New Hanover 22-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-12 in a nonconference match Aug. 18 in Wilmington.

    For West, Carly White had 21 kills, three blocks, eight points and four aces. Kenzie McDuffie had 32 assists and scored 13 points. Keri Nolan had 10 kills and scored five points. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 11 points and had one ace. Mattie Tippett scored seven points and had six digs. Miriah Milliken scored seven points, had five aces and had five kills. Breana Gause had five blocks.

  • West loses tennis opener in...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis team opened its 2009 season with an 8-1 loss to Ashley in a nonconference dual Aug. 18 at West.

    West’s only winner was senior Aimee Rourk, who beat Rianne Whittington 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

    Sophomore Jordan Sanchez had the most exciting match, splitting sets at No. 3 singles before losing 10-8 in the tiebreaker.

    “I am very excited about everyone’s performance in the match,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “In singles, we had a great win at No. 2 with Amiee Rourk’s match.

  • With new coach, South opens with...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—A total team effort on both offense and defense helped the South Brunswick Cougars easily defeat the Midway Raiders 23-6 in a nonconference football game Friday night.

    It marks a great opening game for new head coach Roman Kelley and his staff. The victory over Midway was against a team that was 12-4 and made it to the fourth round of the playoffs last year.

    The Cougars gained 248 total yards for the game.

    “Twenty-three points, that’s a pretty good point total for the first game,” Kelley said.

  • Lady Trojans open season with...

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its 2009 season by beating Topsail 25-8, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24 Monday at West.

    Every starter contributed to the nonconference victory, led by Kenzie McDuffie’s 28 assists and eight digs. She also had eight points. Carly White had 18 kills and nine blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre had 12 points. Mattie Tippett scored 15 points and had five aces. Breana Gause had five kills and four blocks. Miriah Milliken had seven points and four digs. Keri Nolan had 10 kills.

  • Baitfish, shrimp plentiful in...

    Local saltwater fishing is still stuck in a summertime pattern, as the game fish are not plentiful but are nice-sized and most of the action is in the morning or at night. Something not in short supply are the baitfish and shrimp, which are swarming through our waters right now.

  • Good grief: gators and golfers

    One of the more fascinating animals on the Carolina Coast is the alligator. On hot summer days, you can see them, lying like logs along the rivers, marshes and ponds in Brunswick County.

    If the golf course you play has rivers, marshes and ponds, it’s almost a given that there will be gators on it.

  • Leland No. 2 in Series; No. 1 in...

    The goal of athletes and teams is to win, not to finish second. But that all-or-nothing goal can diminish accomplishments that deserve to be recognized.

    Leland’s Dixie Youth Baseball Majors teams (12-year-olds) finished second last week in the World Series in Laurel, Miss.

    Leland, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament, dominated the tournament for all but one inning. South Carolina scored 10 runs in the final inning of the championship game Aug. 13 to beat Leland 12-9 and win the World Series.

  • Nonagenarian says no to...

    LELAND—The Summer National Senior Games took place Aug. 1-15 in the San Francisco area, and Leland resident Amelia Josey Smith was one of the qualifiers.

    For Josey, as everyone calls her, this is the fourth time she has qualified for the nationals. Because the coast-to-coast trip was too expensive for her, Josey was unable to travel to the games. But if she had competed, she would have been one of the oldest competitors: Josey is 93.