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Today's Sports

  • Roberts wins $10,000 in Rumble...

    The seventh annual Rumble In the Jungle king mackerel fishing tournament took place Saturday at the Harborgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament is put on by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club and attracted 151 boats this year.

    The winner, taking the $10,000 first prize, was James H. Roberts II, of Shallotte. He caught a 35.60-pound king mackerel taken from the rough and choppy waters that plagued the fishermen all day.

  • Tips on catching pompano and...

    Off-and-on spot fishing has been a staple of the last few weeks, and local area piers have had some good spot runs. It’s mainly been a matter of being at the exact right place and the exact right time. Meanwhile, two other fish are taking up some of the slack when the spot aren’t cooperating. They are pompano on the ocean side and speckled trout inshore.

  • Fall kingfish continue biting at...

    Fall arrived in September like a lion, but since that time, it has stumbled along like a drunken sailor.

    For the most part, it’s been unseasonably warm over the past few weeks and the result has been that water temperatures have continued in the mid-70s, which is not a bad thing at all as king and Spanish mackerel prefer this range. The result has been continuing action within sight of land for both kings and Spanish, along with bountiful supplies of baitfish running the surf.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a four-man, two low nets tournament Friday at Beachwood. The winners with a score of 120 (–24) were Paul Michal, Roger Dunham, Gary Gutheil and Stu Cleveland. In second were Bob Smith, Dan O’Connor, Ed Hennessey and Harry Haggerty with a 123. Low scores for the day were Paul Michal, 77; Harry Haggerty, 80; and Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil, 82. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • West Brunswick falls to East...

    East Bladen recovered a punt West Brunswick had blocked and that sparked five straight touchdowns by the Eagles as they beat the Trojans 47-14 on homecoming night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “At the time it was big,” East coach Lenon Fisher said, “but I think the game was really (won) in the second half. We did a heck of a job. ”

    In the second half the Eagles scored twice in 19 seconds in taking a 28-7 lead.

  • West beats North 6-1 in Waccamaw...

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    West Brunswick scored five goals in the second half to beat North Brunswick 6-1 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 7 at West.

    The victory put West at 4-1-1 in the conference, 6-7-2 overall.

  • West boys second in meet

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Five West Brunswick runners finished in the top 20 as the Trojans finished second in the five-team nonconference boys’ cross-country race Oct. 6 at South Brunswick.

    Michael Maynard of Cape Fear Academy won the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 3 seconds.

    For West, Roberto Valerio was third in 17:28; Ronnie Dellinger sixth in 17:54, John Frink 14th in 18:33, Juan Gonzalez 16th in 18:7 and Jason Huff 20th in 19:12.

    The times were the best of the season for the Trojans.

  • Bradley Bell scores three...

    LELAND—Bradley Bell—a 145-pound substitute running back—scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 67 yards and returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown in leading West Brunswick to a 24-22 victory over North Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    West led 24-7 entering the third quarter, but North scored off a blocked punt and a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 24-22 with 4 minutes, 17 seconds left.

  • Hall of fame career inspiration...

    This is a continuation of the story about Paul Swartz, a Shallotte resident recently inducted into the Musselman High School (Inwood, W.Va.) Hall of Fame. The story in the Oct. 1 edition highlighted his athletics career. This story is about his coaching career, political career and new career as a novelist.

    COACH SWARTZ

    From 1960-95, Swartz was a teacher, a coach and an administrator. He began his teaching career at Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School in 1960. He coached basketball, baseball and football, often working out with his players.