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Today's Sports

  • Bland's rushing leads...

    Sophomore running back Justin Bland scored on a 47-yard touchdown run a minute into West Brunswick’s junior varsity football game Oct. 15 against Whiteville. This was a sign of things to come from Bland and the Trojans, who held off a late rally to preserve the 27-14 victory.

  • Lancaster, S.C., teen wins...

    Sixteen-year-old Wylie Penegar, a runner-up last year in the Oyster Festival 6.2-mile race, finished first Saturday by five seconds in the 157-runner race at Ocean Isle Beach.

    In cool, overcast weather, Penegar, of Lancaster, S.C., finished in 35 minutes, 56 seconds. He beat fellow Lancaster runner Drew Burns, 17, by five seconds.

    The top woman runner was Andrea Rene, of Wilmington. Rene, 30, finished in 41:30 and was seventh overall.

    The top county runner was Dale Waters, of Leland. Waters, 44, finished in 41:25 and was sixth overall.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick volleyball team won a first-round match in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs Saturday against North Lenoir.

    The Cougars won 25-23, 24-26, 24-17, 25-22. South (13-6) was scheduled to play a second-round match Oct. 27 (foe not yet determined).

  • Phillips qualifies for state 3A...

    South Brunswick sophomore Summer Phillips has qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A tennis tournament.

    Phillips beat C.B. Aycock’s Hollie Baker 6-4, 6-1 in a quarterfinal of the Class 3A East Regional Friday at Barton College to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place this week in Burlington.

    Phillips, unbeaten as a No. 1 singles player in the Waccamaw Conference, opened the tourney by beating Hayley Stowe of Washington 6-4, 6-4.

  • North's scorpions win three...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick won its third straight conference football game, beating South Brunswick 24-14 Friday.

    “It felt good tonight,” said North quarterback A.J. Perkins, whose passing was one the keys to the Scorpions’ victory. “We feel if we have the ball near the red zone, we can put it in.”

    The victory put North at 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall.

    South, hurt by two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties and two fumbles, dropped to 2-2 in the conference, 4-4 overall.

  • Hilliard, South's girls win...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Freshman Carmen Hilliard led the South Brunswick girls’ cross-country team to a first-place finish in the Waccamaw Conference championship meet Oct. 20 at South.

    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 23 seconds. (Her time missed a top-10 finish in the boys’ race by 10 seconds.)

    Hilliard beat season-long rival Crista Gregg of North Brunswick by 51 seconds.

  • BCC honors three volleyball...

    Three players on BCC’s first volleyball team were honored during sophomore night Oct. 23 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    Hannah Ennis, Kelly Garry and Jordan Clear helped the Dolphins last year win the NJCAA Region 10 Division II regular-season title and the region championship tournament. The tournament title qualified BCC for the NJCAA national tournament.

    “They are very, very special to me and very dear to my heart,” coach Stephanie Beach said in a pregame ceremony. “I will miss these girls terribly.”

  • November is time to fish for...

    With November about to arrive, the thoughts of saltwater anglers turn to speckled trout. Although trout are present in our waters throughout the year, they are the No. 1 inshore target during cold weather because they roam around in large schools and can be caught on all but the coldest days. Late fall and winter trout fishing is an old Southern art form.

  • Moon Doggie wins Fall Brawl King...

    Wilmington based brothers, Mark and Billy Emmart fished aboard their boat, Moon Doggie, in the annual Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted this weekend out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. One hundred seventy fishing teams from across the Southeast entered the event and aspired to win the top prize of over $15,000, but this year the Emmarts punched their ticket and walked away with the big money.

  • Ximena makes better bodies for...

    About a month ago, I walked into Lori’s Golf Shop in Calabash to meet with Lori DeSimone about a donation for a charity event. When she came out of her office, I did a double take.

    Lori is an LPGA pro who owns Lori’s Golf Shop, gives golf lessons and conducts ladies’ golf trips to Bald Head Island and other venues. She has always been a cute gal, with a muscular athlete’s body and an up-beat personality.

    I noticed a change since I had seen her last. Lori’s skin glowed, she was thinner, her eyes sparkled.