Today's Sports

  • Lady Dolphins unable to overtake...

     SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost 68-58 to Louisburg Community College on Jan. 7 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For BCC (4-7), Shaquita Jones scored 11 points, Danielle Blunt and Chelsea McGowan 10, Julia Crews 9 and Kiandra Long 8. Tequila Jones scored 5 points, Sheena Suttlemyre 2 and Emily Schweer 1.

    Louisburg led 44-35 in the second half but BCC outscored LCC in cutting the lead to 48-47.

  • Alfy Hill, three other ex-...

     Four former West Brunswick High School football players have made commitments to junior colleges and colleges to continue their careers.

    Alfy Hill and Tyquan Ash will attend Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Miss.

    “They left (Jan. 6),” West football coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “Several schools were talking to (Alfy). I think the academic part he really liked, how they can get him graduated. He felt like that was the way to go.”

  • North’s girls beat South,...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 60-40 in a conference game Friday night.

    Tyera Fisher scored 16 points in the victory, which kept North unbeaten in the conference (4-0) and improved it to 9-3 overall. Kaitlyn Ray scored 18 points for South, 0-4 in the conference, 3-9 overall.

  • South Brunswick starts strong,...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick held North Brunswick to 3 points in the first quarter and led 36-13 at the half en route to a 59-36 victory Friday in a conference boys’ basketball game.

    Terrell Stanley scored 15 points and for South, which improved to 3-1 in the conference, 7-5 overall.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick wrestling team became the first to beat Dixon this year, as the Cougars won 41-24 in a high school non-conference dual Jan. 6.

    South, a Class 3A team, improved to 15-1. Dixon, a 1-A team, now is 10-1. South got victories from two wrestlers in their season debuts and from three freshmen.

    South coach Jack Southern said he scheduled Dixon because he wanted good competition.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...


  • Stock up on inshore fishing gear...

    Winter is a great time to stock up on some of the essential inshore saltwater fishing gear you will need once the weather warms. One of the hardest markets for anglers to keep up in is the ever-changing world of fishing lures. It seems you can’t walk into Walmart or Bass Pro Shop today without being bewildered by the number and choices available to you.

    Fortunately, you have me to shift through the endless streams of sizes, scents and colors marketed to fishermen and give you advice on some lures that are as good at catching fish as catching your eye. 

  • The pumpkin bread event

    Did you ever notice that trouble comes in bunches? In a young struggling family, the washing machine will break and the transmission in the truck will fall out the week before Christmas. A middle-aged woman will need a root canal just when her mother is scheduled for a hip replacement.  

    Ten days before Christmas, I experienced a profoundly exasperating series of events. It was the pumpkin bread that started it all. 

  • Sports briefs

    Bowl Challenge at Planet Fun

    The Brunswick Beacon ACC Basket-BOWL Challenge will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Planet Fun. The eight-week bowling league begins 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The championship team of four bowlers wins four tickets to the ACC Basketball Tournament March 10-13 in Greensboro. The cost is $13 per week. Call (910) 755-2386 for more information.

    Youth tennis lessons set

  • BCC baseball field could be...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team is scheduled to play its 2011 home opener at noon Feb. 12 against Hartford Community College at West Brunswick High School.

    It most likely will be last time the Dolphins open their season at West.

    Working is progressing on the field and stadium at BCC, said Robbie Allen, the head baseball coach and athletics director at BCC.