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Today's Sports

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    CFAG

    On Jan. 12 at Meadowlands, in a C.O.D. event, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo tied at +1. Scott and Gallo each had three skins. Steve Maiorca had one skin.

    On Friday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin was first at +3, John Ducey second +2, Karl Pettersen third at +1 on a match of cards and Joe Gallo fourth. Ducey had two skins. Doeblin and Pettersen had one skin each. 

    CALABASH ELKS

  • New pro, new directions at...

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the Lockwood Folly clubhouse for its new pro, Jeff Ruth. The crowd was noisy, enthusiastic and totally enchanted with its new head professional.  

    Lockwood Folly Country Club is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County.  In 1996, the developers of Lockwood Folly (Channelside Corp.) approached the members to see whether they wanted to purchase the course. Most of the lots had been sold and before they opened it up to outsiders, perhaps the members wanted to get together and buy it.  

  • Planet Fun hosts bowling tourney

    Twenty-four bowlers from two states competed in Planet Fun’s first scratch sweeper. The champion was Ken Shealy, finishing with a 223.6 average. 

    The runner-up was Richard Chmura with a 216 average.

    Jason Fitzgerald was third, with a 220 average. Chris Arcaro was fourth with a 212.1 average and Tony Todd was fifth with a 207.2 average. Ken Shealy also won the top qualifier bonus by leading the 10 games of qualifying with a 2,236 score (223.6 average). 

  • Calabash VFW dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 28. First: Andy Kocsis and Craig Sweetman. Second: Jay Valkenberg and Winnie Kosmel. Third: Pat Perryman and Ken Anderson. 

    On Jan. 4, Ken Anderson, Andy Kocsis and Pat Perryman were first. Second: Winnie Kosmel, Tom McCormack and Mike Walton. Third: Rosie Thomas, Larry Clark and Lee Harrison.

  • BCC men rout Spartanburg...

     The BCC Dolphin men’s basketball team had an easy time for most of the game in its 86-69 Region 10 victory over Saturday against Spartanburg Methodist.

    BCC led 50-28 at halftime. The impressive victory on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center had coach Shaw in a great mood.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

     Even though not at full strength and not entered in all events, the South Brunswick High School swim teams won a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    South’s girls won six of eight events and finished first with 57 points. Swansboro scored 34 points, Topsail 27, White Oak 25 and Lumberton 23.

    South’s boys won seven of eight events and finished with 56 points. Lumberton scored 34 points, Topsail 31, Swansboro 20 and White Oak 10.

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat South...

     The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won its first conference championship since 1999 by beating South Brunswick 39-31 Friday at West.

    The loss was the second of the season for the Cougars (15-2). West improved to 15-5 and clinched a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state dual tournament, which takes place in February.

    “That was a great match,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “There is not a better team than South Brunswick. We pulled an upset tonight, but that’s a good wrestling team we beat.

  • Six Trojan wrestlers win...

     LELAND—Six West Brunswick wrestlers and six South Brunswick wrestlers finished first in the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    At 103 pounds, Ronnie Dellinger beat South’s Steven Von Voight by fall to win the championship.

    At 119 pounds, Dillon Aubrey finished first with an 8-6 decision.

    At 135 pounds, James Hall finished first.

    At 160 pounds, Will Edwards finished first by fall.

    At 189 pounds, Mike McCrimmon beat South’s Brian Capps 11-4 to win the title.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED 2010 champions...

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Tom Clifford repeated as champion of the Run for Food half marathon Saturday.

    Clifford, a 27-year-old Wilmington resident, ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds, pace of 5:37 a mile. Clifford won the race last year in 1:11:45.

    The weather was not at severe as it was last year, when 168 runners competed in wind-chill temperatures in the teens. This year, a brisk wind made the wind-chill temperature in the 30s—but that was comfortable enough for 232 runners in the seventh annual race.

  • Lady Dolphins unable to overtake...

     SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost 68-58 to Louisburg Community College on Jan. 7 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For BCC (4-7), Shaquita Jones scored 11 points, Danielle Blunt and Chelsea McGowan 10, Julia Crews 9 and Kiandra Long 8. Tequila Jones scored 5 points, Sheena Suttlemyre 2 and Emily Schweer 1.

    Louisburg led 44-35 in the second half but BCC outscored LCC in cutting the lead to 48-47.