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Today's Sports

  • Bobcats honored with NSCAA Team...

    The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its sportsmanship and ethical play during the 2010 season, coach Cally Morrill said Friday.

    Two former West Brunswick High School soccer players are on the team: junior Mary Dorn and sophomore Monica Young.

  • Speckled trout fishing on hold

    For the first time in state history, speckled trout fishing is temporarily closed down. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation last week closing all waters to commercial and recreational harvest of the important species for an indefinite period.

  • The First Tee: Mr. (Coach) Joe...

    BY LANDON PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Coach Joe Stanley is a man who has taught me many things about both life and basketball.  I first met Coach Joe in 2009 at a board meeting of The First Tee, when my brother Holden and I spoke.  Coach Joe would become my travel AAU basketball coach in 2010.  I was in for much character improvement, both on and off the court. Coach Joe taught his team respect for others as well as for our surroundings. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    CFAG

    On Jan. 12 at Meadowlands, in a C.O.D. event, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo tied at +1. Scott and Gallo each had three skins. Steve Maiorca had one skin.

    On Friday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin was first at +3, John Ducey second +2, Karl Pettersen third at +1 on a match of cards and Joe Gallo fourth. Ducey had two skins. Doeblin and Pettersen had one skin each. 

    CALABASH ELKS

  • New pro, new directions at...

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the Lockwood Folly clubhouse for its new pro, Jeff Ruth. The crowd was noisy, enthusiastic and totally enchanted with its new head professional.  

    Lockwood Folly Country Club is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County.  In 1996, the developers of Lockwood Folly (Channelside Corp.) approached the members to see whether they wanted to purchase the course. Most of the lots had been sold and before they opened it up to outsiders, perhaps the members wanted to get together and buy it.  

  • Planet Fun hosts bowling tourney

    Twenty-four bowlers from two states competed in Planet Fun’s first scratch sweeper. The champion was Ken Shealy, finishing with a 223.6 average. 

    The runner-up was Richard Chmura with a 216 average.

    Jason Fitzgerald was third, with a 220 average. Chris Arcaro was fourth with a 212.1 average and Tony Todd was fifth with a 207.2 average. Ken Shealy also won the top qualifier bonus by leading the 10 games of qualifying with a 2,236 score (223.6 average). 

  • Calabash VFW dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 28. First: Andy Kocsis and Craig Sweetman. Second: Jay Valkenberg and Winnie Kosmel. Third: Pat Perryman and Ken Anderson. 

    On Jan. 4, Ken Anderson, Andy Kocsis and Pat Perryman were first. Second: Winnie Kosmel, Tom McCormack and Mike Walton. Third: Rosie Thomas, Larry Clark and Lee Harrison.

  • BCC men rout Spartanburg...

     The BCC Dolphin men’s basketball team had an easy time for most of the game in its 86-69 Region 10 victory over Saturday against Spartanburg Methodist.

    BCC led 50-28 at halftime. The impressive victory on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center had coach Shaw in a great mood.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

     Even though not at full strength and not entered in all events, the South Brunswick High School swim teams won a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    South’s girls won six of eight events and finished first with 57 points. Swansboro scored 34 points, Topsail 27, White Oak 25 and Lumberton 23.

    South’s boys won seven of eight events and finished with 56 points. Lumberton scored 34 points, Topsail 31, Swansboro 20 and White Oak 10.

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat South...

     The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won its first conference championship since 1999 by beating South Brunswick 39-31 Friday at West.

    The loss was the second of the season for the Cougars (15-2). West improved to 15-5 and clinched a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state dual tournament, which takes place in February.

    “That was a great match,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “There is not a better team than South Brunswick. We pulled an upset tonight, but that’s a good wrestling team we beat.