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Today's Sports

  • Trojans, Cougars win in final...

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick football teams tuned up for the football season with scrimmages last week.

    West scrimmaged Hoggard and Wallace-Rose Hill Aug. 13 at home and scrimmaged Jacksonville Aug. 14 in the BB&T Jamboree, winning 17-3.

    In the scrimmages Aug. 13, Tyquan Ash caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Quan Bates. Markel Jones intercepted a pass.

  • Lady Trojans open season with win

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its 2009 season by beating Topsail 25-8, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24 Monday at West.

    Every starter contributed to the nonconference victory, led by Kenzie McDuffie’s 28 assists and eight digs. She also had eight points. Carly White had 18 kills and nine blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 12 points and four digs. Mattie Tippett scored 15 points and had five aces. Breana Gause had five kills and four blocks. Miriah Milliken had seven points and four digs. Keri Nolan had 10 kills.

  • August fishing exceeds...

    August is not considered one of the better months to fish from this area. The summer’s heat builds to a peak, which raises water temperatures above 80 degrees and typically sends the majority of fish either packing north or offshore. However, this August is showing if food is readily available, the predator fish will endure a bit of discomfort for a guaranteed meal.

    I hate to harp on it, but the pogies are absolutely thick all along the beaches, and it is helping our fishing exponentially.

  • Golf action

    Aug. 13 was ace day for the Brick Landing Plantation LGA. The low net score of the day won ace of the month honors.

    The first flight winner was Jean Lakey with a 66. Keith Webb was second with a 72 and Irene Dowdy was third with a 74. Barbara Karkut won the second flight with a 62. Shirley Dowd was second with a 63 and Cathy Shanley was third with a 71. Peggy Campana won the third flight with a 61 and took ace of the month honors. Bernice Logan placed second in the flight.

  • New QB to take over talented...

    Everything appears to be set for the West Brunswick High School football team except for the most important position: quarterback.

    Ryan Hill has moved on to Navy, and three players, West coach Jimmy Fletcher said, are now contending to be the starter: junior Quan Bates (6-3, 175), sophomore Cameron Smith (5-9, 150) and freshman Markel Jones (5-7, 170).

  • New coach, new league, same goal...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—They say football is won in the summer in the weight room, and if that is the case, the South Brunswick High School football team, with 65 or so players who showed up this summer, should have a great year.

    These dedicated Cougars also have a lot of respect for their new head coach, Roman Kelley.

    “It is a wonderful opportunity to come in and follow a guy like coach Gordon Walters, who has established a well-respected program and work ethic, which all of the players are following,” Kelley said.

  • North's young players have...

    LELAND—The backfield is set, but who will block for it is one of the questions North Brunswick High School football coach Garry Bishop was trying to determine during the first week of practice.

    North graduated 18 players from its 2008 playoff team, but A.J. Perkins returns at quarterback.

    “He did an excellent job last year as a junior,” Bishop said. “We asked him not to make a whole lot of mistakes early in the year, and he got a little bit more involved as the year went on.

  • Hot weather puts a damper on...

    Despite hot days and windy conditions, anglers are still finding fish in our inshore waters. Flounder and redfish have given local fishermen some good action lately. The best thing about summer fishing is although the fish aren’t as numerous they tend to be larger.

    Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters has had some successful trips lately, fishing both inshore and out at the jetties. I spoke to him Monday and he told me about fishing at the jetties earlier that day.

  • Steve Mona: Chief executive...

    I first met Steve Mona when he spoke at the annual meeting of the Carolina Golf Course Superintendents several years ago in Myrtle Beach, S.C. At that time, he was the CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

    Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Steve again. He was in Brunswick County speaking before 15 members of The First Tee from seven chapters in North and South Carolina. This was the annual Summer Leadership Academy at St. James Plantation, an event that has been hosted by The First Tee of Brunswick County for four straight years.

  • BB&T Jamboree signals start...

    For high school football fans, the 23rd annual BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington means the start of the football season.

    This scrimmage is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships.

    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase that includes squads from West Brunswick and South Brunswick high schools.