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Today's Sports

  • Fall Brawl top catch is record-...

     Jay Bucklen’s Cape Contender finished first with a record-setting 56.80-pound king mackerel in the Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic, based at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

    Bucklen, of Wake Forest, and his crew won $15,053. It also finished first in the 23-foot-and-smaller boat category.

  • West volleyball season ends in...

    FOUR OAKS—The West Brunswick High School volleyball season ended Saturday in a 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 30-28, 12-15 loss at South Johnston in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South Johnston failed on four match points to win the fourth set, which enabled West to tie the match 2-2. West then took an 11-4 lead in the tiebreaker before losing 12-15.

    West ends its season 14-7. South Johnston improves to 22-5.

    For South Johnston coach Matthew Adams, the fourth-set loss was crushing.

  • Alfy Hill leaves ECU

     Alfy Hill’s football career path is once again at a crossroads.

    Hill has left East Carolina University, where he was a student, and is back in Shallotte, considering what to do next.

    “It just was not working at ECU,” said Jimmy Fletcher, Hill’s football coach at West Brunswick High School. “East Carolina was very gracious in all the things that they did for him. But for whatever reason, it just did not work.”

  • West Brunswick scores four goals...

     After giving up an early goal, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team went on to beat West Bladen 6-1 Oct. 21 at West.

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin and senior defender/forward Aaron Frye each scored two goals. Frye also had two assists as West improved to 6-3-1 in the conference, 7-9-2 overall.

    West Bladen scored four minutes into the game on a shot that went into the back left corner of the net.

  • Gus Mast Aces 14th at Brierwood

    On June 8, Gus Mast, a resident of Brick Landing, scored a hole-in-on on the 14th hole at Brierwood. He was playing the gold tees at 150 yards and used a 7- wood.  

    “The pin was behind the bunker and I usually play to the left to avoid it, but this time I decided to go for it,” he said. “It sailed over the trap and into the cup. The best part was, our group had a closest-to-the-pin contest on that hole, so I was able to put the marker in the hole.” 

  • Carolina Shores has ‘Komen for...

    The Carolina Shores Niners hosted a “Komen for the Cure” golf tournament and luncheon Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. The tournament and luncheon raised money for breast cancer awareness and cancer research and was open to all women golfers. The luncheon was on Sept. 30 and the golf was moved to Oct 7. The total donation to Komen was $970.

  • Roger Bacon Academy archer gets...

    Stand 11 steps away, check your stance, eye the center of the target, pull the arrow back, feel the tension of the compound bow, take a slow breath, aim and… release. Bull’s-eye. 

    For months this has been the regimen for each competitive archery student on The Roger Bacon Academy’s archery team. And that practice has paid off big time on a global scale at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.

  • Brunswick County helps Camp...

    Several months ago, The First Tee of Brunswick County was asked to provide support to the U.S. Marine Base at Camp LeJeune to start a First Tee program there. 

    During the summer, executive director Al Arrigoni and coach Bob Larkin met with the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp LeJeune to explain the program. 

    The Marines decided to begin a program in September. MCCS coordinated the effort, publishing information about The First Tee, requesting volunteers to be coaches and registering interested kids. 

  • St. James to host junior golf...

    On Nov. 6-7, some of the nation’s top junior golfers will compete at St. James Plantation in a 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour event. Tournament play will begin Nov. 6 at The Founders Club with the final round to be played the following day at The Players Club. 

    Any current Carolinas Golf Association junior members, ages 9-19, will receive a complimentary seasonal membership to the IJGT, a $225 value. This membership will last until June 30, 2011, and includes access to any of the 60 nationally ranked events contested during the 2010-2011 season. 

  • Piperettes play member-member...

    The Piperettes played their annual member-member tournament Saturday and Sunday. Diane Rauch, Liz Fox and Ann Leahy were the tournament chairwomen. The field of 20 pairs of members was divided into four flights by handicap. The format Saturday was two-man better ball using full handicap. On Sunday each team had the opportunity to better its score on each hole.