Today's Sports

  • 2011 First Tee Player Card good...


    The 2011 First Tee Player Card will be bigger and better, according to Gene Weldon, Board Member of The First Tee of Brunswick County and director of golf at Thistle Golf Club.  

    “Last year, tee times were restricted,” he said. “The Player Card could not be used during the spring and fall golf seasons. This year, we are extremely gratified that the courses have agreed to year-round access. Golfers only need to book the course 48 hours in advance any time of year in 2011.”  

  • Sports briefs

    Local tennis players lose in regional

    West Brunswick and South Brunswick tennis players did not advance from the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A Regional at Barton College in Wilson.

  • Dixie Boys state champs honored...

    On Oct. 18, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners honored the Brunswick County Dixie Boys All-Star Team that won the 2010 North Carolina Dixie Boys state tournament and played in the 2010 Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va., where it finished third.

    Commissioner Scott Phillips read the resolution in honor of the 2010 Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team and then presented each player a framed copy of the resolution.

  • Bowling news


    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Eric Jenrette 225, 278, 218, 721 series; Wayne Branch 191, 228, 236, 655 series; Keith Croom 209, 214, 226, 649 series; Karen Moshores 214, 206, 568 series; Dawn Clardy 212 ,549 series; Dar Anuszewski 180.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South volleyball...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School volleyball season ended in a four-set loss Oct. 26 at home to Winterville South Central in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

    South Brunswick won the first set 25-22 but South Central won the next three 25-16, 25-18, 25-12.

    South, the unbeaten Waccamaw Conference champion, finishes the season 19-3. South Central, the No. 2 seed from the Coastal Conference, improves to 21-4 and advances to the third round of the playoffs.

  • Fall Brawl top catch is record-...

     Jay Bucklen’s Cape Contender finished first with a record-setting 56.80-pound king mackerel in the Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic, based at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

    Bucklen, of Wake Forest, and his crew won $15,053. It also finished first in the 23-foot-and-smaller boat category.

  • West volleyball season ends in...

    FOUR OAKS—The West Brunswick High School volleyball season ended Saturday in a 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 30-28, 12-15 loss at South Johnston in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South Johnston failed on four match points to win the fourth set, which enabled West to tie the match 2-2. West then took an 11-4 lead in the tiebreaker before losing 12-15.

    West ends its season 14-7. South Johnston improves to 22-5.

    For South Johnston coach Matthew Adams, the fourth-set loss was crushing.

  • Alfy Hill leaves ECU

     Alfy Hill’s football career path is once again at a crossroads.

    Hill has left East Carolina University, where he was a student, and is back in Shallotte, considering what to do next.

    “It just was not working at ECU,” said Jimmy Fletcher, Hill’s football coach at West Brunswick High School. “East Carolina was very gracious in all the things that they did for him. But for whatever reason, it just did not work.”

  • West Brunswick scores four goals...

     After giving up an early goal, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team went on to beat West Bladen 6-1 Oct. 21 at West.

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin and senior defender/forward Aaron Frye each scored two goals. Frye also had two assists as West improved to 6-3-1 in the conference, 7-9-2 overall.

    West Bladen scored four minutes into the game on a shot that went into the back left corner of the net.

  • Gus Mast Aces 14th at Brierwood

    On June 8, Gus Mast, a resident of Brick Landing, scored a hole-in-on on the 14th hole at Brierwood. He was playing the gold tees at 150 yards and used a 7- wood.  

    “The pin was behind the bunker and I usually play to the left to avoid it, but this time I decided to go for it,” he said. “It sailed over the trap and into the cup. The best part was, our group had a closest-to-the-pin contest on that hole, so I was able to put the marker in the hole.”