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Today's Sports

  • Alfy Hill decides Alabama is...

    As someone who is in a hurry on the football field, it is no surprise West Brunswick High School senior Alfy Hill made his decision Sept. 9 about where he will attend college: Alabama.

    The commitment is not binding. High school football players do not sign letters of intent until February. But Hill wanted to end the recruiting frenzy so he could concentrate on his schoolwork and his senior year of football.

  • West blanks South for first...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 16-0 Friday for its first victory of the 2009 football season.

    West’s passing game was the key to the victory. Quarterback Quan Bates threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Reaves in the second quarter for the Trojans’ first score. Halfback Maverick Pate threw a 30-yard pass to Bradley Bell to set up a 21-yard field goal by Corey Bell with 69 seconds left in the third quarter. Pate, who gained 122 yards on 16 carries, scored West’s final touchdown on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter.

  • South tennis team improves to 2-0

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team began its 2009 conference season by beating Whiteville 6-3 Sept. 1 and West 8-1 Sept. 3.

    South won five of the six singles matches.

    At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Brooke Palmer 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Sarah Royal 6-2, 7-6 (4). At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Olivia Butler 6-2, 6-0. At No. 5, Hillary Walker beat Allison Royal 6-3, 6-2. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Jacqueline Rapeley 6-1, 6-0.

    Whiteville’s Ginni Lane won at No. 3 singles, beating LeighAnn Scheetz in the closest singles match, 5-7, 6-4, 10-6.

  • Trojans JV football team fights...

    The West Brunswick Trojans’ JV football team used another stellar rushing performance to outlast South Brunswick Thursday night in Shallotte, winning 26-22. In a game that featured several long runs from each squad, the Cougars’ final drive fell short at the West 31-yard line, preserving the Trojan win.

  • Willie Fulford finishes ahead of...

    Willie Fulford and dad Dub battled for the lead in the closing laps of the Mini-Stock race Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and it was Willie who won 20-lap race. This was his third victory of the season.

    The Limited Late Model race also proved to be an exciting one, as Kevin Barnhill and Randal Roberts battled for second straight for the win. The result was the same, however, as Barnhill used the outside to his advantage to pass the defending champion and points leader on lap 17 in taking his second consecutive victory and his third overall of the season.

  • Annual mullet run off to an...

    The recent dip into autumn-like temperatures had anglers hoping fish would start gearing up for the fall runs. That didn’t exactly happen, but we are still seeing good fishing with quite a few big flounder, redfish and trout now out there around their usual inshore haunts.

    If fishing is this good now, it is possible this fall season will make up for last year’s disappointments.

  • Fall kingfish bite begins at...

    When Mother Nature flipped the switch, she did not hold back. It has gone from summer to fall in a hurry, and I am not complaining.

    The mullet have been running the beach and the menhaden schools are lined up along the beachfront from Ocean Isle Beach to the Cape Fear. All the pieces are in place for one of the best fall king mackerel bites we’ve seen in years.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross, Paul Michal, 77; Stu Cleveland, 79; Harry Haggerty, 81; Jim Beairsto, 86; Bob Byrne, 87. Low nets: Michal, 63; Cleveland and Byrne, 66; Ed Hennessey and Bob Smith, 68. Team two low nets: Michal, Hennessey, Fred Ortiz and Beairsto, 30-under par. Golfer of the week was Paul Michal.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Lennon Hills: Green Golf Course...

    There’s a new golf course community called Lennon Hills right off Route 211 near Virginia Williamson Elementary School.

    Driving to Southport one day, I saw a sign that read “Green Golf Course Community.” I was curious, so I drove back in there, following a winding road maybe a mile or so until I saw a formal entrance, a couple of model homes and, beyond the trees, a golf course.

  • BCC begins another season of...

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team made a successful debut on its new homecourt Sept. 2 by beating Johnston Community College 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20.

    Playing in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, the Dolphins shook off two lackluster performances in the first two games and took early leads in the final two games en route to the victory.