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Today's Sports

  • Cougars lose

    South Brunswick lost 28-14 Friday to Ashley. Here are photos of some of the action.

  • Lady Trojans 4-0 after beating...

     

    By MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Led by Keri Nolan’s 29 assists and 11 kills and by Kenzie McDuffie’s 23 points and six acces, West Brunswick swept New Hanover 25-19, 25-9, 25-23 in a nonconference volleyball match Aug. 26.

    The victory improved the Lady Trojans’ record to 4-0.

    Nolan and McDuffie each had a team-high four digs in the victory, one in which West played one of its best games of the early season.

  • Trojan soccer team wins home...

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.

  • North's rally falls short...

    MOREHEAD CITY—Friday night lights. Start of the football season. That means that fall is just around the corner. The North Brunswick Scorpions High School football season started this past Friday night, with a trek to Morehead City to meet the West Carteret Patriots.

    It didn’t fare well for the Scorpions; they lost 21-18.

    On the second play of the game, West Carteret broke out with a 61-yard gain. With 10:21 left in the first quarter, the Patriots scored making it 7-0. It was your typical first-game jitters for both teams, game filled with penalties.

  • McCumbee has disappointing...

    Chad McCumbee drove a strong race in the No. 07 tiwi/Aerus Chevrolet in the O’Reilly 200 Aug. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway but a broken oil line forced the SS Green Light Racing team to move the truck behind the wall and ultimately ended their night 28 laps from the finish in 27th.

    McCumbee started from 19th and moved into the top 15 after four laps around the 0.533 mile-track. McCumbee defended the 14th position until the first caution of the night waved on lap 35 and the tiwi/Aerus Chevrolet made its first trip down pit road.

  • Fishing in late summer better...

    Fishing is turning out to be a bit better than I expected. Anglers haven’t been waiting for the fall but are filling up coolers with some nice fish despite the bad reputation of the late summer season. Flounder, redfish and black drum have all being biting for local fishermen.

    One reason may be the influence of Hurricane Bill, which roared by from a distance last week but caused some significant waves and pounded on the beaches. This wouldn’t be the first time the original storm of the hurricane season put the fish in a biting mood.

  • Dalton Gore heads to Pebble...

    Brunswick County’s Dalton Gore is going to California on Sunday to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, a Champions Tour event televised by The Golf Channel.

    Gore is a senior at South Brunswick High School and plays No. 1 on its men’s golf team. He is an Eagle Level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    This is Gore’s second trip to Pebble Beach. In 2008, with Jay Haas as his partner, Gore qualified for the Sunday finals and his team finished 16th.

  • Taylor, Hopkins attend Golf...

    Chandler Taylor and Keith Hopkins, members of The First Tee of Brunswick County, attended a Golf Eagle and Ace Academy July 29-Aug. 3 in Nashville, Tenn. Forty-two participants from 21 chapters of The First Tee in nine states attended.

    The week was an immersion in golf with two 18-hole rounds, eight nine-hole rounds and clinics dedicated to full swing, short game and course management. Each participant received a SeeMore Putter, a pair of Callaway golf shoes and other Callaway products, including hats, balls and equipment.

  • Pro Profile with David Kjome

    Last month I started a series called “Pro Profiles,” which will feature some of our local golf professionals. Today, the series continues with David Kjome, director of golf at St. James.

    David is called K.J. by most of his friends and associates. He is tall and tanned with a killer smile. If I were casting a movie with a golf pro in it, I would put David (or someone just like him) in the role.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a captain’s choice event Carolina Shores. First: Harry Haggerty, Jim Quigley, Bob Brownley and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: Stu Cleveland, Fred Ortiz, Ed Kinney and Bill Cameron at 2-under par. Third: Ed Hennessey, Bob Smith, Bob Byrne and Larry Bollinger at 1-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA