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Today's Sports

  • Valerio paces West to another...

    LELAND—The West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team won its third meet of the season Sept. 29 at North Brunswick.

    Roberto Valerio paced the Trojans to victory with a first-place finish in a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 53 seconds.

    Valerio beat North’s Nic Merritt by three seconds.

    West finished with 28 points, South 53, North 56 and West Bladen 113.

    West had four other runners in the top 10: Ronnie Dellinger was fourth in 20:17, Juan Gonzalez fifth in 20:20, Jason Huff eighth in 20:43 and John Frink 10th in 21:03.

  • South tennis team beats West

    Summer Phillips and the South Brunswick girls’ tennis team stayed perfect by winning three duals last week. The Cougars beat West Brunswick 8-1 Sept. 29, Cape Fear’s B team 8-1 Sept. 30 and West Bladen 9-0 Oct. 1.

    South is 7-0 in the conference, 10-0 overall.

  • West Brunswick Trojans upset...

    All week long, West Brunswick junior varsity football coach Mark Jones challenged his sophomores to step up and assume more active leadership roles. The sophomores did just that Oct. 1 against North Brunswick, but it was a freshman that stole the show at M.H. Rourk Stadium. Running back Phillip Gause carried the ball 19 times for 191 yards in leading the Trojans to a 33-20 victory for their first win since Sept. 3 against another country rival, South Brunswick.

  • BCC volleyball defeats Louisburg...

    In their fourth home match since the volleyball season began in August, Brunswick Community College beat Louisburg College 25-14, 25-23, 25-6 Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Against Louisburg, Jordan Clear was the server in a 5-0 run that put the Dolphins ahead 8-2. Louisburg closed to 14-9, but a kill by Clear began a 4-1 run for a 19-10 lead.

    Emily Craven hit two service winners that increased the lead to 24-13 in closing out the victory.

  • South Brunswick thrashes West...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars put it all together on homecoming Friday night and thrashed the West Bladen Knights 55-20 in a Waccamaw Conference football game.

    West is 1-1 in the conference, 3-3 overall.

  • Brunswick athletes win medals in...

    Fifteen athletes and artists from Brunswick County won medals in competition at the 2009 North Carolina Senior Games State Finals, which took place Sept. 21-27 in Raleigh.

    Each participant qualified at the 2009 Brunswick County Gator Senior Games in April and May. Brunswick County Gator Senior Games is part of a statewide network of 54 local programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. NCSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 55 years of age or older.

  • Oak Island crew wins $25,000 in...

    Four county competitors landed the four heaviest fish in the 31st annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend in Southport.

    Larry L. Deal of Oak Island and the Mako Warrior crew won $25,000 by landing a 40.30-pound king mackerel.

    John N. Brown of Bolivia and the M&M crew won $10,000 by landing a 38-pound king mackerel.

    Mike L. Wright of Southport and the Spread M. Wide crew won $5,000 by landing a 36.05-pound king mackerel.

    Derek Savage of Holden Beach and the Twister crew won $2,500 by landing a 35.80-pound king mackerel.

  • Area fishermen are on the spot...

    Local anglers continue on the spot watch, as catches of the popular panfish to the north have been excellent and Brunswick County has seen its share of on and off again spot runs. The spot and a long-expected speckled trout size limit change are the biggest inshore fishing news this week.

  • King mackerel bite comes alive...

    After weeks of talking, it finally happened. The annual Cape Fear ship channel king mackerel bite occurred over the weekend, colliding with the more than 450 participants in the U.S Open King Mackerel tournament. Every year, it’s like flipping a light switch as the kings suddenly show up as if out of nowhere.

  • Golf action

    Stanley Grab, 93, of Little River, S.C., plays golf every Tuesday with the Calabash 3 Putts. Grab, who will be 94 in November, shot a 94 in a recent round at Brierwood. Two weeks previously, he broke 100 for the first time.

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