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Today's Sports

  • Summer continues her fall reign

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The start of what promises to be a good conference tennis rivalry for Summer Phillips ended the way all the other previous No. 1 singles matches have ended: with a Phillips victory.

    Phillips, a South Brunswick High School junior, kept alive her unbeaten conference singles streak by beating West Brunswick High School freshman Penny Watts 6-1, 6-1 Oct. 6 in the highly anticipated conference match at South. The match was more competitive than the final score indicates: two games in each set went deuce, and Phillips won each one.

  • South’s Sloup wins golf match

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup shot a 42 and won the nine-hole high school golf match Monday at the St. James Plantation Members Club. The par-36 course was 2,382 yards long.

    Three other South golfers finished in the top four: Abby Kjome shot a 44, Molly Gore a 45 and Madison Brendle a 48.

    West’s Leslie Johnson shot a 52.

    South won the team competition, beating North 137-202.

  • West Brunswick routs South...

     The West Brunswick High School soccer team scored four times in the final 20 minutes of the first half and went to win 6-0 Monday night in a conference game at South Columbus.

    Scottie Melvin scored West’s first goal on a free kick from Aaron Frye 22 minutes, 32 seconds into the game.

    Jack Donoghue scored at 34:38.

    “He buried it from about 25 yards out,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “It was hit hard. Nobody was going to stop it.”

    Frye then scored on penalty kicks at 38:00 and 40:00.

  • West Brunswick scores with 61...

    West Brunswick scored on a 5-yard run by Bradley Bell and Cameron Smith kicked the tie-breaking extra point with 61 seconds left as the Trojans rallied to beat North Brunswick 28-27 in a conference football game Monday night.

    Sophomore Markel Jones gained 241 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 94-yard run as the Trojans improved to 3-4 overall and North dropped to 5-2. West’s Bradley Bell had a 92-yard kickoff return in a game that had big plays by both teams.

  • McCumbee enters Rockingham race...

     Chad McCumbee enters the final race of the ARCA Racing Series, the American 200 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rockingham, on a streak of top-10 finishes and is eager to have the best finish of his season in the finale.

     “We’ve been getting better week in and week out,” he said. “I feel like we’ve had better cars than where we finished the last four weeks. We’d like to finish that out with a real good top five at Rockingham.”

  • Cycle North Carolina Mountains...

     The 12th annual Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast ride began last Saturday at the Biltmore Estate and ended Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach. Here are photos of some of the riders as they approached the finish.

  • BCC beats Lenoir in three games

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team completed a season sweep of Lenoir Community College by beating the Lancers 25-21, 25-23, 25-14 Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The first game was close throughout. BCC (4-6) took the lead for good at 21-20 on a kill by Hannah Sofield. BCC gained another point on a hit by Kenzie McDuffie. McDuffie and Rheanna Lawson worked a give-and-go for another point and a 23-20 lead. LCC gained two points before a sideout, and KaAnn Murray held serve for game point.

  • McCumbee ninth in ARCA race in...

     

    In the next-to-last race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Chad McCumbee had another top-10 finish.

    McCumbee started 11th and finished ninth out of 36 drivers Sept. 30 in the Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

    McCumbee was one of 13 drivers to complete all 100 laps on the 1.5-mile paved tri-oval. In 16 starts ARCA starts this season, McCumbee has finished in the top 10 six times.

  • South beats West, takes over...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School volleyball team took over first place in the Waccamaw Conference by rallying to beat West Brunswick High School in five games Sept. 28.

    The Cougars, unbeaten in the conference, beat West 25-20, 16-25, 19-25, 25-14, 15-11.

    “I thought they brought their A game,” South coach Wesley Kidd said about West. “We brought ours.”

  • Win at No. 3 doubles in...

     The victory by South Brunswick’s No. 3 doubles team of Lily Michalkis and Morgan Gilbert clinched the tennis dual over Whiteville on Sept. 23 and kept the Cougars unbeaten.

    South won four singles matches. At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Ginni Lane 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2, Leighann Scheetz beat Sarah Royal 6-4, 6-4. At No. 4, Kelly Sim beat Emily Maultsby 6-2, 6-0. At No. 6, Lilly Michalkis rallied to beat Maleah Murray 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.