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Today's Sports

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of...

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Sometimes father knows best

     The BCC women’s basketball team may attract as much attention this year not only for who is shooting jump shots but also for who is sitting courtside with the team.

    Joining head coach Ashlyn Burke an assistant Taylor Goodrich as a volunteer assistant is Burke’s Hall of Fame dad, Bob.

  • Sloup and Gore provide role...

    By Connie Hensley and Greg Hensley
    Public Relations of TFTBC

    Last month, the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines hosted the NCHSAA state 1A/2A/3A women’s golf championship. The tournament was Nov. 1-2 and fielded 12 teams. 

    West Henderson High School from Hendersonville won the state title with a team score of 486.

  • Scores, highlights from area...

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

    CALABASH VFW

  • Analyzing your ‘Wildly Important...

    Each November, I have the pleasure of attending the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each February I attend the Carolinas Section of the PGA Trade Show. Both take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 

    I started doing this many years ago when I first began writing this column. It seemed appropriate for me to learn as much as I could about the CGCSA and the PGA if I wanted to write about golf. 

  • Get ready for winter fishing...

    Though the weather has stayed relatively warm for us, the wintertime fishing season is almost here. The transition to cold weather species has already begun in the water as redfish and speckled trout become the predominate species sought after by anglers with the sea mullet making a nice showing before they disappear.

    One important note before I get to the fishing report: new speckled trout size and creel limits are now in effect for all North Carolina anglers. Commercial fishermen are now prohibited from possession or sale of speckled trout on the weekend.

  • Sauls Bonecrusher dominates...

    This past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Trout Classic. The speckled trout tournament is an annual event that typically draws 20 or so boats to compete for the tournament’s cash payout but most importantly the opportunity to carry bragging rights through the end of the year. 

  • South Brunswick swim team has...

    The South Brunswick swim team had its first swim meet Nov. 23 at UNC Pembroke against Lumberton High, Union Pines High and Pinecrest High School. Meg Fletcher of WBHS also attended this meet.

  • West, South open wrestling season

     The West Brunswick and South Brunswick wrestling teams opened their seasons in duals Nov. 23 at West with Hoggard, Lumberton and South View.

    West lost to South View 48-22. West winners were Ronnie Dellinger 6-2, James Hall 13-5, Antaun Miller by fall, Mike McCrimmon 13-11 and Bryan Lewis by fall.

    West beat Lumberton 54-28. West winners were Shane Bell by forfeit, Ronnie Dellinger by fall, Dillon Aubrey by fall, James Hall by fall, Mason Underwood by fall, Jason Huff by fall, Antaun Miller by fall, David Gibson by fall and Markell Stanley by fall.