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Today's Sports

  • West, South enter week tied for...

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick volleyball teams entered the week 10-1 in the Waccamaw Conference and have one match left in the regular season.

    The two 3A teams played their final conference matches Oct. 20 (too late for this edition). If they finish the conference season tied for first, the two 3A had been scheduled to play a seeding match 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Brunswick Community College. But South athletics director Chris Roehner said Monday that West will be the No. 1 seed and South the No. 2 seed for the playoffs and the match at BCC will not be played.

  • Gore, Johnson conference co-...

    Leslie Johnson of West Brunswick and Molly Gore of South Brunswick shot 49s and tied for first in the Waccamaw Conference championship golf tournament Oct. 12 at the St. James Plantation Founders Golf Course.

    Rain shortened the tournament to nine holes.

    South, with no seniors on its team, won the tournament and qualified for the regional Oct. 20 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf course. Johnson, a sophomore, also qualified.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic set for...

    The Yellowfin/OIFC.com Fall Brawl King Classic, based at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, is this weekend.

    Competitors fish either Saturday or Sunday. Competitors declare their intended fish day on their registration form or have until 7 a.m. Saturday to call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring the fish day. If a fish day is not declared, Saturday automatically will be counted as the fish day.

  • Recent cold temperatures are...

    The cold may not be at the top of your “favorite things” list, but as far as stimulating fall fishing, this is the exact weather we need to get the final push of fish that our area is due.

    The spots certainly will be running in full force by the weekend, as beach water temperatures cool to near 70 degrees. This also means the beach king mackerel fishing should be excellent. Typically just before the water reaches the 60s, the kings will bite good at Shallotte Inlet, so I’m looking for that to take place any day.

  • Many species of fish moving...

    Cooler weather has pushed fall fishing along quickly. Variable winds and weather conditions mean fishing luck changes daily, but it also means a lot of species are moving through our local waters.

    Speckled trout are active inside. Trout hit throughout the year, but middle to late fall is probably being the best time to fish for them. During autumn, specks can be targeted in a variety of ways. They like a moving bait and are schooled up very tightly.

  • Love blooms in Ocean Isle,...

    Sometimes human beings have the chance to witness something magical like a lavish church wedding, the birth of a child, a baby’s first smile.

    The magic may be as simple as a view from a mountaintop, or a sunset by a salt marsh as a great blue heron streams into the sky. It could be the rise and fall of a school of dolphins as it navigates the Intracoastal Waterway.

    My husband, Gene, and I and 10 other couples had a magical experience last week in Mount Pleasant, S.C., when a golf trip turned into a wedding none of us will ever forget.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The weekly tournament was Oct. 13. The format was individual flighted scores. First place in the first flight was a tie between Butch Cunningham and Bob Koegel at a net score of 68. Second flight net: 1. Bill Shanley, 65; 2. Larry Agrimonti, 69; 3. Alan Morrissey, 70.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: West beats...

    The West Brunswick volleyball team swept Whiteville 25-15, 25-8, 25-16 in a Waccamaw Conference match Oct. 8 at West.

    The victory improved West to 9-1 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

  • For Surigao brothers, football...

    If you’ve been to a West Brunswick Trojan football game this year, you’ve probably seen five children playing a little football game in front of the fence of the home bleachers. Those are the Surigao children, and when they aren’t busy conducting their version of “Friday Night Lights,” they are watching their fathers help orchestrate the best start to a season for West Brunswick in nearly a decade.

    The Trojan coaching staff is composed of several veteran coaches as well as fresh new faces, including brothers Chris and John Surigao.

  • South clinches third-straight...

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team beat South Columbus 8-1 Oct. 6 to clinch their third straight Waccamaw Conference championship.

    The victory improved South’s conference record to 8-0.

    The Cougars then beat Pender 7-2 and Ashley 8-1 in nonconference duals to remain unbeaten this season (13-0).

    South Columbus had given the Cougars tough competition earlier this year, losing at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.