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Today's Sports

  • Wolfpack defeat Scorpions in...

    WHITEVILLE—On another rainy Friday night, when some high school football games were postponed, the Whiteville Wolfpack had no problem handling the Scorpions of North Brunswick in a 30-20 victory.

    The game was the start of conference play in a stadium filled with tradition, dating back to World War II.

  • South avenges early-season loss...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—When the West Brunswick Trojan and South Brunswick Cougar junior varsity football teams played Sept. 3, the Trojans held off a Cougar comeback for a 26-22 victory. That meeting seemed like a defensive struggle compared to what happened Sept. 24 in Boiling Spring Lakes. In a game that featured more than 600 yards of total offense, South scored early and often en route to a 45-27 victory.

  • West's boys dominate cross-...

    West’s top-five runners finished in the top six in winning a three-team boys’ cross-country meet Sept. 23 at North Brunswick.

    Roberto Valerio was first and Juan Gonzalez second in pacing West to a team score of 18 points—15 points are perfect finish.

    North was second with 42 points and West Bladen third with 81 points.

    West’s Ronnie Dellinger was fourth, Jason Huff fifth and John Frink sixth, completing the team scoring.

    Other West finishers: Bryan Murdaugh, ninth; Dylan Bernier, 12th; James Hall, 15th.

  • Lower-seeds help South remain...

    Getting continued good play from lower-seeded players, the South Brunswick girls tennis team routed Whiteville 9-0 Sept. 24 at South.

    South improved to 5-0 in the conference, 7-0 overall.

    The Cougars’ No. 4-6 singles players lost four games in six sets.

    At No. 4. Sarah Brock beat Allison Royal 6-0, 6-0. At No. 5, Hilary Walker beat Jacq Rapely 6-0, 6-0. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Emily Maultsby 6-2, 6-2.

  • Jones scores four goals in South...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Robert Jones scored four goals and Tyler Evans two as South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-3 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Sept. 23 at Jack Campbell Stadium.

    Jones scored the first goal six minutes into the game off a corner kick from Tyler Fisher. Eight minutes later, another goal by Jones put South ahead 2-0.

    North cut the lead to 2-1 when Eric Spafford scored on a penalty kick. But South took a 3-1 lead when Jones scored off a deflection.

  • McCumbee finishes 16th in Las...

    What looked to be a promising finish in the Las Vegas 350 for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team ended with a disappointing 16th-place finish.

    McCumbee won $11,430 and has won $225,719 this season.

    McCumbee was quick during the heat of the day in both of Saturday’s practice sessions, running in the top 10. He qualified TheGPSstore.com No. 07 in the seventh position and things looked good for the SS Green Light team.

  • October good time for spot...

    October has arrived and the spot have made their appearance on local fishing piers. There have been decent runs of the tasty panfish for the last week, and though size and duration vary, if you’re lucky or persistent, you could catch a cooler full of spot just right for the frying pan.

  • Great community support makes...

    I am sooooo glad I live in Brunswick County. This is an awesome place. The wide beaches face south. There are quiet rivers and rushing inlets and dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway. Because the climate is temperate, we play golf on more than 100 Grand Strand courses 12 months a year.

    The people of the Carolina Coast are friendly. They politely wave you through an intersection instead of stepping on the gas and playing chicken with you. Since moving here, I have not had anyone give me a dignitary salute when I make a clueless move with my car.

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation played its third annual club championship Sept. 21-24. Dennis Radtke took first place in the men’s championship flight. George Tuccinardi finished second and Lee Marsh finished third after a playoff.

    Alcina Davis was first in the ladies’ championship flight. Mae Drezekin was second and Grace Byrne third.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Paul Swartz...

    Paul Swartz helped make the then-new Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va., a winning athletics program in the mid-1950s. More than 50 years later, Inwood is still a small town (population 3,060) and it still remembers its sports stars.

    On Sept. 12, Swartz, who was one of those Applemen stars, was inducted into Mussleman’s third hall of fame class.