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Today's Sports

  • Anglers get ready for the big...

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.

  • West wins home opener; North...

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before its largest home crowd in two seasons, the West Brunswick High School football team beat Laney 31-7 Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Trojans (2-1) scored on their first four possessions in the first half, and the defense recovered two fumbles in the first half, as West took a 24-0 lead at halftime.

    In all, West’s defense forced four turnovers, giving it 11 for the season.

  • Lady Trojans sweep East Bladen

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Alfy Hill decides Alabama is...

    As someone who is in a hurry on the football field, it is no surprise West Brunswick High School senior Alfy Hill made his decision Sept. 9 about where he will attend college: Alabama.

    The commitment is not binding. High school football players do not sign letters of intent until February. But Hill wanted to end the recruiting frenzy so he could concentrate on his schoolwork and his senior year of football.

  • West blanks South for first...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 16-0 Friday for its first victory of the 2009 football season.

    West’s passing game was the key to the victory. Quarterback Quan Bates threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Reaves in the second quarter for the Trojans’ first score. Halfback Maverick Pate threw a 30-yard pass to Bradley Bell to set up a 21-yard field goal by Corey Bell with 69 seconds left in the third quarter. Pate, who gained 122 yards on 16 carries, scored West’s final touchdown on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter.

  • South tennis team improves to 2-0

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team began its 2009 conference season by beating Whiteville 6-3 Sept. 1 and West 8-1 Sept. 3.

    South won five of the six singles matches.

    At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Brooke Palmer 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Sarah Royal 6-2, 7-6 (4). At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Olivia Butler 6-2, 6-0. At No. 5, Hillary Walker beat Allison Royal 6-3, 6-2. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Jacqueline Rapeley 6-1, 6-0.

    Whiteville’s Ginni Lane won at No. 3 singles, beating LeighAnn Scheetz in the closest singles match, 5-7, 6-4, 10-6.

  • Trojans JV football team fights...

    The West Brunswick Trojans’ JV football team used another stellar rushing performance to outlast South Brunswick Thursday night in Shallotte, winning 26-22. In a game that featured several long runs from each squad, the Cougars’ final drive fell short at the West 31-yard line, preserving the Trojan win.

  • Willie Fulford finishes ahead of...

    Willie Fulford and dad Dub battled for the lead in the closing laps of the Mini-Stock race Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and it was Willie who won 20-lap race. This was his third victory of the season.

    The Limited Late Model race also proved to be an exciting one, as Kevin Barnhill and Randal Roberts battled for second straight for the win. The result was the same, however, as Barnhill used the outside to his advantage to pass the defending champion and points leader on lap 17 in taking his second consecutive victory and his third overall of the season.

  • Annual mullet run off to an...

    The recent dip into autumn-like temperatures had anglers hoping fish would start gearing up for the fall runs. That didn’t exactly happen, but we are still seeing good fishing with quite a few big flounder, redfish and trout now out there around their usual inshore haunts.

    If fishing is this good now, it is possible this fall season will make up for last year’s disappointments.

  • Fall kingfish bite begins at...

    When Mother Nature flipped the switch, she did not hold back. It has gone from summer to fall in a hurry, and I am not complaining.

    The mullet have been running the beach and the menhaden schools are lined up along the beachfront from Ocean Isle Beach to the Cape Fear. All the pieces are in place for one of the best fall king mackerel bites we’ve seen in years.