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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • BCC avenges loss to Spartanburg

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins overcame an early 11-point deficit to even the score at halftime and then took control in the second half for a 68-62 victory Sunday over Spartanburg Methodist.

    The heavily favored Spartanburg team had beaten the Dolphins 81-62 in January. BCC played this game without injured Chris Smith, its 6-foot-6 forward who generates points and defense.

    “We have not gotten that much fanfare,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said, “and maybe we shook the world.”

  • In cold weather, anglers can...

    The weather has been harsh on area fishermen, but that hasn’t stopped some anglers from getting out and catching a few winter redfish anyway.

    Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters reports redfish have been biting well in the shallows despite bad conditions.

    “I fished (last week) and it was absolutely brutal, cold and windy,” Dickson said. “We only were out there about an hour but caught four small redfish 16-18 inches.”

  • Golf action

    Sharon DeBona, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., scored a hole-in-one on the 117-yard, par-3 18th hole Jan. 27 at Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She used a 5-iron. Less than two weeks later, her husband, John DeBona, scored a hole-in-one on the 126 yard, par-3 fifth hole at Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash. He used an 8-iron while playing in a Grand Strand Senior Men’s Golf Association event Feb. 8.

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  • New owners spell new hope for...

    In the last few years, unhappy changes have occurred in golf courses in Brunswick County and the upper Grand Strand. Some courses have closed; others are in obvious financial straights with weed-filled courses and empty parking lots.

    To add to the angst, several restaurants at golf facilities have closed or operate with limited hours.

  • Waccamaw Conference basketball...

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team will open the Waccamaw Conference championship tournament at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Whiteville.

  • McCumbee 33rd in truck opener at...

     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.

  • Lady Trojans’ defense...

     TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team won its second road game in two nights by beating South Columbus 55-23 Feb. 10.

  • South relay seventh in state...

     

     

    The South Brunswick 200-yard freestyle relay of senior Cody Spencer, junior Brian Teemsma, Stephen Seeber and sophomore Myles Williams finished seventh in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The Cougar team swam the race in 1 minute, 37.02 seconds. The winning time was 1:31.30.