Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs...

     South Columbus High School completed an unbeaten regular football season by beating West Brunswick 42-19 Friday in a Waccamaw Conference game.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference, 5-6 overall. It will open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3AA playoffs on Friday at South Central (8-2). Pairings are at nchsaa.org.

  • South loses in OT in first round...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick rallied twice from one-goal deficits before losing 3-2 in overtime to Southern Wayne Nov. 3 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Southern Wayne (9-11) took a 2-1 lead with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in regulation off a low pass to a forward sprinting from the right side.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    There were two holes-in-one Oct. 27 during the final qualifying round for the Sandpiper Bay MGA President’s Cup. 

    Tony DeMarte aced the 149-yard third hole on the Piper course. He used his 24-degree utility club for the shot. He was playing with Doug Williams, Ron Donley and Jack Hinte. 

    John Hannigan aced the 123-yard sixth hole on the Piper course. He has two holes-in-one in his life, both on the same hole and both this year. He used his 7-iron, again, for the shot while playing with Marv Pethtal, J.J. Whalen and Bob Arace. 

  • A visit to Spain: Costa del Golf

    Last week Gene and I fulfil led one of the items on our bucket list: We went to Spain and played golf. 

    It all began when my cousin, Hannu Latomaa, asked us to come and visit him and his wife at their place in Spain. Hannu and Yrsa live in Helsinki year round, but like many of the folks in the northern climes of Europe, they have an apartment in the south of Spain, near Estepona.  

  • Colder weather: Time to lure...

    Fall fishing is still running a bit behind schedule, as water temperatures remain higher than normal inshore and on the beach. There have been plenty of redfish around and sporadic runs of spot on the piers, but the speckled trout are just starting to show up. Hopefully, the speck bite will take off as the temperatures fall in November.

  • Winding River WGA plays member-...

    Forty-one members and their guests gathered at Carolina National Golf Course for the sixth annual Winding River Women's Golf Association’s member-guest golf tournament Oct. 1. “An Afternoon in Paris” became a soggy Thursday afternoon for the practice round, which was canceled. 

    For the tournament Friday, the sky was Carolina blue and the Carolina National grounds crew had the course ready with only a slight delay. Marilyn Greenfield and guest Mary Eggleston had the low net, 59. Marlene Burroughs and guest Terry Baker had the low gross, 78. 

  • Player Card benefits Brunswick...



    The 2011 First Tee Player Card is on sale for  $100. With the card, golfers can play once at all the participating golf facilities in Brunswick County for $25. The card is available only to Brunswick County residents; golfers must present a valid Brunswick County driver’s license when arriving to play.

  • McCumbee finishes 22nd at...

    Chad McCumbee drove his No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS to a 22nd-place in finish Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway.

    McCumbee, who started 22nd, presently pilots the No. 1 ModSpace car in the ARCA Racing Series. He had seven top-10 finishes this season. The 26-year-old made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Pocono Raceway in the No. 45 Petty Enterprises entry in 2007 and gained additional experience in 2008 making six starts under the Petty Enterprises banner.

  • Bowling results


    Oct. 25-29

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Milton Williams 247, 253, 225, 725 series; Marvin Hedgspeth 211, 235, 236, 682 series. Demaris Lance 233, 251, 194, 678 series; Craig Croom 265, 202, 654 series; Michael Oxendine 253, 217; Dawn Clardy 199, 225, 601 series; Karen Moshores 225; Paula Oxendine 193.

  • West Brunswick beats C.B. Aycock...

     PIKEVILLE—“One more time,” said West Brunswick High School soccer coach Tripp Smith after the Trojans—at one time 1-8-1 this year—beat C.B. Aycock 1-0 Nov. 2 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Off an assist from senior midfielder Jack Donoghue, sophomore striker Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 9 minutes left. The goal was his 19th of the season.

    The victory advances West to a second-round game on Saturday (match to be determined).