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Today's Sports

  • BCC men upset No. 3 Northwest...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team defeated previously unbeaten No. 3 Northwest Florida State College 73-72 Dec. 3 in the Panhandle Classic in Marianna, Fla.

    “It is the highest rated team we have ever beaten,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said. “And it is probably the biggest win in the history of the school outside of winning the region tournament championship (last season) and going to (the national tournament) in Hutchinson.

    “We made a name for ourselves.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams continued their early season success by winning meets Friday against Clinton and Topsail at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The South girls won 10 of 11 events and had four times that were automatic qualifiers for the regional in February. South’s boys were even more impressive: They won nine events and nine times were automatic qualifiers for the regional.

    South’s girls beat Clinton 98-50 and beat Topsail 98-21. South’s boys beat Clinton 85-26 and beat Topsail 85-47.

  • West wrestlers win two duals

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won two duals Dec. 1, beating North Brunswick 72-12 and Hoggard 51-22.

    West got 18 points off forfeits at the start of the dual against North.

    At 112, North’s Gabriel Self beat Bryen Porrazzo by fall in 39 seconds.

    At 119, West’s Dillon Aubrey beat Ian Davis by fall in 1:16.

    At 125, West’s Troy Ruane won by fall in 57 seconds.

    At 130, West’s Miguel Espinosa beat Librado Hernandez by fall with eight seconds left in the first period.

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of...

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Sometimes father knows best

     The BCC women’s basketball team may attract as much attention this year not only for who is shooting jump shots but also for who is sitting courtside with the team.

    Joining head coach Ashlyn Burke an assistant Taylor Goodrich as a volunteer assistant is Burke’s Hall of Fame dad, Bob.

  • Sloup and Gore provide role...

    By Connie Hensley and Greg Hensley
    Public Relations of TFTBC

    Last month, the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines hosted the NCHSAA state 1A/2A/3A women’s golf championship. The tournament was Nov. 1-2 and fielded 12 teams. 

    West Henderson High School from Hendersonville won the state title with a team score of 486.

  • Scores, highlights from area...

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

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  • Analyzing your ‘Wildly Important...

    Each November, I have the pleasure of attending the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each February I attend the Carolinas Section of the PGA Trade Show. Both take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 

    I started doing this many years ago when I first began writing this column. It seemed appropriate for me to learn as much as I could about the CGCSA and the PGA if I wanted to write about golf. 

  • Get ready for winter fishing...

    Though the weather has stayed relatively warm for us, the wintertime fishing season is almost here. The transition to cold weather species has already begun in the water as redfish and speckled trout become the predominate species sought after by anglers with the sea mullet making a nice showing before they disappear.

    One important note before I get to the fishing report: new speckled trout size and creel limits are now in effect for all North Carolina anglers. Commercial fishermen are now prohibited from possession or sale of speckled trout on the weekend.