Today's Sports

  • Fall arrives, so do the kings

    It is amazing how the weather can change so much, so fast. A strong cold front pushed through our area on Friday night and within hours temperatures dropped to the 60s and fall was here in full force. Since then, lows at night have fallen into the 40s, and as a result, water temperatures have dropped 3-5 degrees. As a result, the bite is on.

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  • West varsity sports calendar

    Oct. 6: Tennis vs. East Bladen, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. East Bladen, 6 p.m.
    Oct. 7: West football at Whiteville, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 10: Soccer vs. North, 6 p.m. Volleyball at Socastee, S.C., 6 pm. Golf at Magnolia Greens, 3 p.m.
    Oct 11: Volleyball at South Columbus, 6 p.m. Tennis conference championships, at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. Cross country at Smithville Park, TBA
    Oct. 12:  Soccer at West Bladen, 6:30 p.m.

  • Ocean City Chevrolet helps...

    In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Ocean City Chevrolet is teaming up with Shallotte Youth Soccer to provide players and coaches soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, scrimmage vests and T-shirts, a sponsorship check and an opportunity to help them raise funds.
    Shallotte Youth Soccer will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient will win his or her choice of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze. Another lucky winner will receive a Home Entertainment Package.

  • Sloup shoots a 38 in winning...

     South Brunswick sophomore golfer Ashley Sloup continued her unbeaten conference season Oct. 3, shooing a season-low 38 in a nine-hole match at Brierwood.

    She helped lead the Cougars to first place (139). West Brunswick was second (165) and North Brunswick third (170).

    South’s Christine Guseman was second with a 48. Tina Tolley shot a 53.

    West’s Cameryn Smith was third overall with a 49. West teammates Megan Henson shot a 56 and Lauren Demko a 60.

  • Dolphins return home, defeat...


    Playing its first home match since Sept. 8, the Brunswick Community College Dolphins volleyball team beat Sandhills 25-17, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15 on Oct. 4. BCC is 8-4 in the conference, 12-7 overall.

    Each team made errors early in the first set in the match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, but a kill by Danielle Ellis put BCC ahead 16-13 and led to a sideout. An ace by Samantha Montgomery and a kill by Ellis put BCC ahead 18-13.

  • Phillips leads South to victory...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick senior Summer Phillips continued her unbeaten streak in conference singles matches by beating West Brunswick sophomore Penny Watts 6-1, 6-3 Sept. 28.

    Phillips also won in doubles as the Cougars beat West 7-2 in the conference dual.

    Phillips led the first set 2-1 and won the fourth game, which went to deuce, when Watts hit a shot into the net.

  • South tennis nearing another...

     South Brunswick’s victory over West Brunswick moves the Cougars closer to another unbeaten conference championship. The match on Oct. 5 at Whiteville most likely will determine whether the Cougars reach that goal.

    “My girls have one more shot at Whiteville,” South coach Debbie Adams said, “and I know they are ready.”

    The Cougars are 7-0 in the conference with five duals left. They are 9-4 overall.

  • East Bladen defeats West...


    East Bladen beat West Brunswick 34-27 Monday night in the completion of the football game suspended Friday because of lightning.

    West is 1-2 in the conference, 2-5 overall. Three games are left in the regular season. “I felt we could play with them in the second half,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “We just didn’t make enough plays.”

  • West beats North in volleyball

     West Brunswick swept North Brunswick 25-10, 25-18, 25-12 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 29.

    West is 7-1 in the conference, 13-4 overall. North is 3-5 in the conference, 5-10 overall.

    The Trojans began to pull ahead in the first set when Jasmine Jackson held serve for three points and an 8-2 lead.

    A kill by Alyssa Chappell made the score 12-4 and led to a sideout in which she hit three aces in a 4-0 run that put West ahead 16-4.