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Today's Sports

  • South’s Minor wins...

     South Brunswick’s Ryan Minor won the shot put championship in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor field meet Saturday at the UNC Eddie Smith Fieldhouse.

    Minor put the shot 54 feet, 1.5 inches. He won by nearly 2 feet over Cedar Ridge’s Jacob Geary (52-3.75).

    The event had 16 competitors.

    The Cougars’ Carmen Hilliard competed in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs.

  • Golfer records a 300, and he is...

     Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.

  • North’s girls beat...

     LELAND—West Brunswick missed seven of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and North Brunswick made eight of 10 as the Scorpions beat the Trojans 58-52 Feb. 17 in a semifinal of the Waccamaw Conference girls’ championship basketball tournament.

  • West state playoff pairings set

    These are the pairings for West Brunswick’s first-round games of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A basketball playoffs, as provided by West Brunswick on Feb. 18:
           West girls (13-7)  vs.

  • West, North girls win tourney...

     

     

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    West Brunswick started slowly but its defensive pressure sparked a second-quarter rally that help it beat Whiteville 64-43 Monday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference championship girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Cougars' Bellamy, and White...

    Kenneth White Jr., the all-time leading rusher for the South Brunswick Cougars, signed a letter of intent last week to play for the Livingstone College Blue Bears.

    White chose Livingstone over Campbell and East Carolina University. White’s father is an alumnus of Livingstone.

    The 6-foot, 210-pound White, who has 4.49 speed in the 40-yard sprint, will play for new coach Elvin James.

  • Dual season ends for South, North

    South Brunswick won its first dual but lost its second Feb. 9 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South beat Chapel Hill 45-21 but lost 43-28 to Union Pines.

    South got nine victories against Chapel Hill, five of them falls from Matt Craven, Corey Craven, Robert Capps, Luwolf Sanderson and Robert McHenry. Jack Mendez, Johnathan Marvin and Jonathan Wiley won by decision. Thomas Randolph won by forfeit.

    Senior Jeromy Roundtree lost 13-11 to sophomore Peter Dreher in a match between to 30-victory wrestlers.

  • West JV boys finish year 11-6

    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team beat South Columbus 44-42 Feb. 10 in Tabor City. Taylor Buffkin scored 13 points. Jawan McNeil and Markel Jones had six points.

    The previous night, in Bladenboro, West beat West Bladen 62-54. Jawan McNeil scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds. Markel Jones scored 16 points. Taylor Buffkin and Quan Johnson each scored six points.

  • North's girls beat Cougars...

    LELAND—Led by Asheley Robbins’ 23 points and Tyera Fisher’s 17 points, North Brunswick put the South Lady Cougars in a hole early for a lopsided, foul-plagued 71-44 victory Monday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference basketball tournament.

    North will play West Brunswick at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at North. The winner advances to the tourney title game at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Whiteville (foe to be determined).

    North led by 11 points after the first quarter, 16 at the half, 26 after the third quarter and 27 points at the end.

  • McCumbee's season-opening...

    Chad McCumbee finished 33rd out of 36 racers in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 26th in the first race of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But nine laps into the race, his ignition failed.

    McCumbee, racing a Chevrolet and sponsored by FT-11 Degreaser and Rockingham Speedway, won $9,675.