Today's Sports

  • Gulf Stream action heats up

    While the air may be cold, the Gulf Stream fishing is red hot. Between the seemingly nonstop strong winds and rough seas, a small weather window allowed fishermen to head offshore last midweek to test what should be good Gulf Stream fishing.
    The results were positive, as boats fishing from the BlackJack to the Steeples reported multiple wahoo catches as well as blackfin tuna and a mix of Mahi-mahi and sailfish.

  • Don’t let the cold stop surf...

    November and December are great months to get into cold-water surf fishing for red drum in Brunswick County. We do not have the huge populations of big bull reds that the Outer Banks does during the colder months, but many redfish cruise the surf before they go inside when the water gets really cold and school up waiting for next spring.

  • First Tee has first Champions...

    Oct. 27 was a perfect fall day on the Carolina Coast as teams of fourth-graders from all 10 Brunswick County elementary schools competed in the first-ever Champions Challenge.
    The event was hosted by The First Tee of Brunswick County and took place at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Teams of seven girls and seven boys had been selected by the physical education teachers at each school. The criteria included grades plus knowledge of The First Tee.

  • Purvis named Special Teams...


    Gardner-Webb punter Graham Purvis earned FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week honors from The Sports Network Monday, following a record-setting performance.
    Purvis, a West Brunswick High School graduate, set a Big South Conference record with 497 yards on 11 punts in Gardner-Webb’s 14-7 win over Charleston Southern, swinging field position in GWU’s favor several times with booming kicks.

  • Hilliard fifth in cross-country...


    South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard finished fifth out of 118 runners in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Cross-Country East Regional Saturday at Gillette Park in Wilson.
    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 58 seconds. The race was a qualifier for the state meet on Saturday.
    The winning time was 18:29 by West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge. West Carteret also won the team title.

  • Maco Light Legend 5K set for Nov...

    LELAND—Jack Boldt, a fourth-grader at Charter Day School, ran in the inaugural Maco Light Legend 5K last year—and along the way route he was searching for something.
    “I’m not sure I saw the Maco light, but I sure was looking,” said Boldt, who was 8 when he ran the race. He joined nearly 200 other runners and walkers in the race on the school’s campus. Boldt finished third in his age group and 23rd overall.

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Please contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.

  • College volleyball highlights

    Brunswick Community College swept its final two matches of the conference season on Friday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. BCC beat Pitt 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 27-25 and routed Johnston 25-13, 25-13, 25-15. BCC is 18-12 overall.
    The Region 10 tournament is this week at Surry Community College in Dobson. Brackets will be set Nov. 2.
    The championship game is Sunday—the game follows the 10 a.m. and noon semifinals—and the winner qualifies for the NJCAA Division II national tourney.

  • West loses to Stallions; will...

     TABOR CITY—South Columbus beat West Brunswick 28-21 Friday in the final game of the Waccamaw Conference football season.

    South Columbus finishes 5-1 in the conference. West ends the conference season 3-3, 4-6 overall. It will open the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs on Friday at Wilson Hunt (10-0). In the East, West Brunswick is seeded No. 16 and Hunt is seeded No. 1.

  • West JV football team wins...

     The West Brunswick High School junior varsity football team won the Waccamaw Conference championship Oct. 27, beating South Columbus 26-14.

    West’s first score was set up by an opening-kickoff return by Erick Hill to the South Columbus 16. Quarterback Dylan Darguzas ran to the 3 and on the next play Kavonte Gore scored with 10 minutes, 54 seconds left in the quarter.