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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick Juniors Youth...

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club (BJVBC) will begin its season Nov. 13. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club is a newly established USAVB club program and is part of the Carolina Regional Volleyball Association. 

    BJVBC serves juniors players in the coastal southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina areas. Players from public and private schools, all surrounding counties and experienced or inexperienced in volleyball are invited to try out for BJVBC.

  • Shallotte football teams win...

    Shallotte teams have won regular-season championships in the Brunswick Football League.

    In the Senior Division, the Shallotte Bucs beat the Lockwood Folly Chiefs 27-6 on Saturday and finished 7-0. The Bucs scored 188 points and gave up 30.

    The Town Creek Bulldogs finished second (6-1).

    The Shallotte Pirates beat the Leland Panthers 6-0 on Saturday and finished 2-5.

  • Sports briefs

    Elks Hoop Shoot has begun

    About 3,000 pupils in elementary and middle schools in Shallotte and Calabash are competing this month in the first stage of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.

    The Hoop Shoot has divisions for boys and girls ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestants will shoot the for the best-of-25 free throws.

    The finals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Bowling news

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY

    BOWLING CENTER

    Nov. 1-5

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Michael Oxendine 210, 214, 278, 702 series; Keith Croom 227, 253, 213, 693 series; Paul Stanley 214, 264, 660 series; Dar Anuszewski 205; Karen Moshoures 188.

    Tony Russo Sr.: Bill Laurie 194, 216, 557 series; Felix Remer 184, 166, 192, 542 series; Theron Johnson 204, 166, 522 series; Jack Howell 192; Sis Howell 178, 169, 496 series; Janet Sullivan 168, 183, 470 series; Debra Guyader 150.189, 452 series; Helen Gatts 178.

  • Scorpions complete best soccer...

     LELAND—Swansboro scored in the opening minutes of the second half to break a 1-1 tie and went on to beat North Brunswick 4-1 Saturday in a second-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A soccer playoffs.

    North ends the year 13-7-2, the best season in its history. Swansboro improved to 15-7-3.

    The game was the last for two senior North captains: forward Francisco Hernandez and goalkeeper Joey Mills.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs...

     South Columbus High School completed an unbeaten regular football season by beating West Brunswick 42-19 Friday in a Waccamaw Conference game.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference, 5-6 overall. It will open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3AA playoffs on Friday at South Central (8-2). Pairings are at nchsaa.org.

  • South loses in OT in first round...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick rallied twice from one-goal deficits before losing 3-2 in overtime to Southern Wayne Nov. 3 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Southern Wayne (9-11) took a 2-1 lead with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in regulation off a low pass to a forward sprinting from the right side.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    There were two holes-in-one Oct. 27 during the final qualifying round for the Sandpiper Bay MGA President’s Cup. 

    Tony DeMarte aced the 149-yard third hole on the Piper course. He used his 24-degree utility club for the shot. He was playing with Doug Williams, Ron Donley and Jack Hinte. 

    John Hannigan aced the 123-yard sixth hole on the Piper course. He has two holes-in-one in his life, both on the same hole and both this year. He used his 7-iron, again, for the shot while playing with Marv Pethtal, J.J. Whalen and Bob Arace. 

  • A visit to Spain: Costa del Golf

    Last week Gene and I fulfil led one of the items on our bucket list: We went to Spain and played golf. 

    It all began when my cousin, Hannu Latomaa, asked us to come and visit him and his wife at their place in Spain. Hannu and Yrsa live in Helsinki year round, but like many of the folks in the northern climes of Europe, they have an apartment in the south of Spain, near Estepona.  

  • Colder weather: Time to lure...

    Fall fishing is still running a bit behind schedule, as water temperatures remain higher than normal inshore and on the beach. There have been plenty of redfish around and sporadic runs of spot on the piers, but the speckled trout are just starting to show up. Hopefully, the speck bite will take off as the temperatures fall in November.