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Today's Sports

  • Recent cold temperatures are...

    The cold may not be at the top of your “favorite things” list, but as far as stimulating fall fishing, this is the exact weather we need to get the final push of fish that our area is due.

    The spots certainly will be running in full force by the weekend, as beach water temperatures cool to near 70 degrees. This also means the beach king mackerel fishing should be excellent. Typically just before the water reaches the 60s, the kings will bite good at Shallotte Inlet, so I’m looking for that to take place any day.

  • Many species of fish moving...

    Cooler weather has pushed fall fishing along quickly. Variable winds and weather conditions mean fishing luck changes daily, but it also means a lot of species are moving through our local waters.

    Speckled trout are active inside. Trout hit throughout the year, but middle to late fall is probably being the best time to fish for them. During autumn, specks can be targeted in a variety of ways. They like a moving bait and are schooled up very tightly.

  • Love blooms in Ocean Isle,...

    Sometimes human beings have the chance to witness something magical like a lavish church wedding, the birth of a child, a baby’s first smile.

    The magic may be as simple as a view from a mountaintop, or a sunset by a salt marsh as a great blue heron streams into the sky. It could be the rise and fall of a school of dolphins as it navigates the Intracoastal Waterway.

    My husband, Gene, and I and 10 other couples had a magical experience last week in Mount Pleasant, S.C., when a golf trip turned into a wedding none of us will ever forget.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The weekly tournament was Oct. 13. The format was individual flighted scores. First place in the first flight was a tie between Butch Cunningham and Bob Koegel at a net score of 68. Second flight net: 1. Bill Shanley, 65; 2. Larry Agrimonti, 69; 3. Alan Morrissey, 70.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: West beats...

    The West Brunswick volleyball team swept Whiteville 25-15, 25-8, 25-16 in a Waccamaw Conference match Oct. 8 at West.

    The victory improved West to 9-1 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

  • For Surigao brothers, football...

    If you’ve been to a West Brunswick Trojan football game this year, you’ve probably seen five children playing a little football game in front of the fence of the home bleachers. Those are the Surigao children, and when they aren’t busy conducting their version of “Friday Night Lights,” they are watching their fathers help orchestrate the best start to a season for West Brunswick in nearly a decade.

    The Trojan coaching staff is composed of several veteran coaches as well as fresh new faces, including brothers Chris and John Surigao.

  • South clinches third-straight...

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team beat South Columbus 8-1 Oct. 6 to clinch their third straight Waccamaw Conference championship.

    The victory improved South’s conference record to 8-0.

    The Cougars then beat Pender 7-2 and Ashley 8-1 in nonconference duals to remain unbeaten this season (13-0).

    South Columbus had given the Cougars tough competition earlier this year, losing at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

  • Trojans' JV fall to East...

    ELIZABETHTOWN—The West Brunswick junior varsity football team scored a season-high 42 points against East Bladen, returned a kickoff for touchdown and got a career-high 275 rushing yards on 23 carries from sophomore running back Justin Bland. But all of that was insufficient to overcome 455 yards of total offense from East Bladen in a 60-42 loss Oct. 8.

  • Scorpions beat West Bladen for...

    Jirese Thomas’ 90-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped clinch a 27-21 victory by North Brunswick over West Bladen in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    The victory was the first in the conference for the Scorpions (1-2, 3-5 overall).

  • BCC volleyball team wins three...

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat Lenoir Community College 25-13, 17-25, 25-18, 25-13 in first match of a three-team match Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Dolphins over the LCC. The Dolphins, the defending regular-season region champion and regional tournament champion, swept LCC 22-20-21 Sept. 23.

    The Dolphins then routed Rockingham Community College 25-9, 25-16, 25-16.