Today's Sports

  • Lancaster, S.C., teen defends...

     A Lancaster, S.C., teen defended his title in the Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Wylie Penegar, 17, ran the course on the cool morning in 35 minutes, 45 seconds, finishing nearly three minutes ahead of 86 other runners. He won last year in 35:56.

    The top female finisher was Shannon Luper, 28, of Lumberton, who finished sixth overall in 44:30.

  • West Brunswick gets homecoming...

    The West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 41-21 on homecoming Friday night.

    West is now 2-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall, as it enters a bye week.

    Playing with an offensive line that as a group started its first game together, the Trojans scored 35 straight points on the Wolfpack.

  • South Brunswick shuts out North...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored four goals in the second half in beating North Brunswick 4-0 in a high school conference soccer game Oct. 14.

    The shutout was the third this week by junior goalkeeper Brian Atack as the Cougars’ improved to 8-0 in the conference. Four games are left in the conference season.

    South coach Joe Salzler knew his team was in for a tight game when the first half ended 0-0.

  • Sports briefs

    Sloup wins non-league match

    In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49.

    The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards.

    South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.

  • Golf tournament briefs


    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20. 

  • A grand wedding, a sad goodbye



    On Oct. 2, Kaitlyn Johnston married Chris Jarman, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. Parents and grandparents were decked in their finest; the bridal party looked like something right out of Bride Magazine.

    The board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County was there, with spouses in tow.

  • Brierwood MGA plays Ryder Cup

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association played its two-day Ryder Cup Tournament, based on the format of the Ryder Cup. The players were divided into two 12-man teams, the Herons and the Gators. Dan Perry was the Heron captain and Bob Nobes was the Gator captain. The remaining players were randomly drawn by the captains. The first day of play, the first nine holes were four ball (best ball of the twosome); the second nine was alternate shot. The final day was singles matches. At the end of the first day, the Herons led 2.5-2: after the final day single matches, Heron won 8.5-8.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Charlie Shore, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Ed Kinney, 65; Bill Cameron, 66; Jim Ritter, 70.

    Team modified Stableford: Ed Hennessey, Jim Quigley and Shore, 9.5 points. Kinney had the most points, 8. Kinney was golfer of the week.


  • Golf Gab: A cancer survivor’s...

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department stores and fashion boutiques will be selling special pink clothing and jewelry. M&M candies will come in shades of pink and white. NFL players are wearing pink shoes, pink gloves and pink caps. During this time, numerous ladies golf associations in Brunswick County will host a Rally for Cure Golf Tournament. 

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel...

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days.