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Today's Sports

  • New coach, new season, same goal...

     A few months ago, new Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt had a handful of players and was scrambling to find players to field a team.

  • West Brunswick football coach...

     Since spring, Jimmy Fletcher has been preparing players for two football teams.

    Besides the nearly 50 varsity players he coaches at West Brunswick High School, Fletcher has been evaluating defensive backs for the North Carolina high school all-star team that will play in the Shrine Bowl.

    Fletcher was named one of the coaches for the bowl, which matches the top high school seniors in North Carolina against the top seniors in South Carolina. He was honored at halftime of the Trojans’ game Friday with Socastee (S.C.) High School.

  • West loses to Socastee in...

      A controversial touchdown in overtime and the ensuing two-point conversion enabled Socastee to beat West Brunswick 29-28 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, which had trailed 21-7 at the half, scored twice in the second half to force overtime, where a 10-yard run by quarterback Quan Bates and Cameron Smith’s PAT put West ahead 28-21.

  • BCC Turf School internships: A...

    Two students from the turf school at Brunswick Community College had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer.

    Josh Rabon spent three months this summer working at the exclusive Gasparilla Golf Club in Boca Grande, Florida. How exclusive? Well, George H.W. Bush is a member.

    The famous old Gasparilla Inn was built in 1913 and for years prided itself on never advertising. It was one of these quietly famous resort destinations for those who wanted to relax under the radar.

  • Alfy Hill makes it official: He...

     Former Alabama recruit Alfy Hill will soon be a student at East Carolina University.

    Hill, a West Brunswick High School graduate, will be ineligible to play football this season for the Pirates, but he will be a scholarship player for the 2011 season, said West Brunswick High School coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    “This afternoon he decided that’s where he wanted to go,” Fletcher said Wednesday night. “So he is definitely going to ECU. He’s actually there right now. I think it will be a good fit for him.”

  • Cougars fall to Ashley in home...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Ashley scored four goals in the second half in beating South Brunswick 5-1 Monday night in the Cougars’ first game of the high school soccer season.

    South junior goalkeeper Brian Atack stopped a point-blank shot with about 27 minutes left in the first half, and the Cougars took advantage of the defensive stop by scoring two minutes later. Senior Justin Ramirez scored after the Cougars had a couple of shots on goal.

  • Rivers Edge ladies challenge men...

    Golf is a game of a lifetime and you can start playing at any age and play to any age. A lot of women golfers took up the game after she and her husband retired. The ladies have quickly learned as the men have that golf is a sport that is harder than it looks. Golf is an enjoyable game but also frustrating.

  • Beebe, Depauw tie for Sea Trail...

     The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played its annual four-round club championship Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17 on the Byrd and Jones courses. Monte Beebe and Mike Depauw tied with a total score of 313 each to share the scratch-flight championship.

    Handicap flight champions (one medalist qualifying round and three single-elimination match play rounds): A flight: Jim Hitchcock. B flight: Greg DeCrane. Gold D flight: Norm Melanson. Gold E flight: Nick Forlidas.

  • Jeanne Maxon wins Ocean Ridge...

     Jeanne Maxon won the Ocean Ridge Ladies Club Championship in a tournament played Aug. 16-18 on three hot and humid days. The tournament took place on Tiger’s Eye, Lion’s Paw and Leopard’s Chase golf links, and participants were assigned to a flight based on handicap index. There was a gross flight and three net flights. 

    Maxon had a combined gross score of 252 for the three days. Patsy Mays was second at 263. Maxon’s combined scores were atop the leader board all three days.

  • Beebe, Depauw tie for Sea Trail...

     The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played its annual four-round club championship Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17 on the Byrd and Jones courses. Monte Beebe and Mike Depauw tied with a total score of 313 each to share the scratch-flight championship.

    Handicap flight champions (one medalist qualifying round and three single-elimination match play rounds): A flight: Jim Hitchcock. B flight: Greg DeCrane. Gold D flight: Norm Melanson. Gold E flight: Nick Forlidas.