Today's Sports

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat South...

     The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won its first conference championship since 1999 by beating South Brunswick 39-31 Friday at West.

    The loss was the second of the season for the Cougars (15-2). West improved to 15-5 and clinched a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state dual tournament, which takes place in February.

    “That was a great match,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “There is not a better team than South Brunswick. We pulled an upset tonight, but that’s a good wrestling team we beat.

  • Six Trojan wrestlers win...

     LELAND—Six West Brunswick wrestlers and six South Brunswick wrestlers finished first in the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    At 103 pounds, Ronnie Dellinger beat South’s Steven Von Voight by fall to win the championship.

    At 119 pounds, Dillon Aubrey finished first with an 8-6 decision.

    At 135 pounds, James Hall finished first.

    At 160 pounds, Will Edwards finished first by fall.

    At 189 pounds, Mike McCrimmon beat South’s Brian Capps 11-4 to win the title.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED 2010 champions...

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Tom Clifford repeated as champion of the Run for Food half marathon Saturday.

    Clifford, a 27-year-old Wilmington resident, ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds, pace of 5:37 a mile. Clifford won the race last year in 1:11:45.

    The weather was not at severe as it was last year, when 168 runners competed in wind-chill temperatures in the teens. This year, a brisk wind made the wind-chill temperature in the 30s—but that was comfortable enough for 232 runners in the seventh annual race.

  • 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.

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  • 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.