Today's Sports

  • West wrestlers defeat North


    The West Brunswick High School wrestling team got six falls in beating North Brunswick 52-18 Dec. 13.

    West won the first five competitive matches by fall and led 36-0 before the Scorpions scored two pins in winning three straight matches. But with the lead 36-15, West won four of the final five matches.

    The match began at the 220-pound weight class, and junior Bobby McRainey beat senior Charles Williams by fall in 3:46. At heavyweight, sophomore Marquis Brown beat junior Shane Polletta by fall in with 1.5 seconds left in the first period.

  • Dorn on NSCAA All-Southeast...

     Mary Dorn is one of three Lees-McRae Bobcats on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II women’s soccer All-Southeast Region team.

    Joining Dorn on the all-region teams are second-team selection MaryBeth Sullivan and third-team honoree Brooke Santerre.

  • South swimmers open home season

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams opened their home season with a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center and several swimmers qualified for the Class 3A East Regional Feb. 3-4. The state meet is Feb. 9-11.

    The South women finished 3-1. They beat Northside 133-33, Richlands 133-32 and Swansboro 106-105. South lost 114-107 to Topsail.

    The South men finished 2-2. South beat Northside 91-41 and Richlands 92-55. South lost 95-89 to Swansboro and 121-75 to Topsail.

  • Trojans win 10-team Hawkins...

     West Brunswick wrestlers won four championships and the Trojans won the team championship in the Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    Ronnie Dellinger at 106 pounds, Campbell Alspaugh at 120, Jason Huff at 152 and Antaun Miller at 170 won individual championships.

    William Edwards was second at 160. Finishing third were Mason Underwood at 145, Bobby McRainey at 220 and Marquis Brown at heavyweight.

    North Brunswick had one top-three finisher: Evan Bellamy at 160.

  • West boys beat Whiteville; West...

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team routed Whiteville 50-30 in a conference-opening game Friday at West.

    The Trojans (4-3) held the Wolfpack to two points in the second quarter and six in the third en route to the victory.

    “Our defensive performance was outstanding tonight,” West coach Eric Davis said.

    The victory came three days after a 65-48 non-conference loss at Ashley, a loss in that upset Davis because of West’s poor defensive effort.

  • BCC men rally in second half,...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team overcame a 15-point first-half deficit and beat Lenoir Community College 94-86 Dec. 8 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For the Dolphins (6-3), Steve Johnson scored 30 points and Marcus Graham 21—including a key 3-pointer that gave BCC a five-point lead with 3:25 left.

  • Hunters need to practice boating...

    The Home from the Hunt campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who hunt from a boat to practice boating safety and hunting safety.
    “Statistics show more hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia.”

  • West JV boys win 2 of 3


    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week.
    The Trojans (3-1) beat North Myrtle Beach 33-27 on Nov. 29. Demaria Evans scored nine points, Saadiq Johnson six and Shermonde Fulwood five.
    “I thought we played pretty well,” coach Jason Younts said. “It was a pretty evenly matched game. We did a good job in the third quarter extending our lead, which allowed us to maintain control of the game.

  • Sports briefs

    West Varsity sports calendar
    Times approximate for basketball
    Dec. 9: Basketball vs. Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Dec. 10: Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament, all day at West.
    Dec. 13: West basketball at North, 6 p.m. West wrestling vs. North, 7 p.m.
    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • 2012 First Tee Player Card...

    The First Tee’s 2012 Player Card is ready for sale.
    “This year, we have 29 courses in Brunswick County on the Player Card,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.
    “Our chapter enjoys amazing support from our local golf community. Each golf course community in Brunswick County is represented this year. There is not another chapter in the network with this kind of support from its local golf courses.”