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Today's Sports

  • Bay Creek Classic fishing...

    If you are looking for a tournament to fish and a great cause to back, look no further than the Sept. 11 Bay Creek Classic flounder tourney, a one-day event that benefits an amazing local resident and fisherman with an incredible story.

    Brandon Matthews is a Southport sportsman who was working on his deer stand in 2006 and fell 30 feet from a magnolia tree, an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Brandon faced a tremendous and painful ordeal rehabbing at the hospital, and over time he regained the movement in his arms but no use of his hands or legs.

  • Early accident ends McCumbee’s...

    An accident a few laps after the green flag waved ended Chad McCumbee’s race Friday in the ARCA Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

    McCumbee started seventh out of 39 drivers. It was his best start of the season. He was credited with six laps and a 33rd-place finish.

    The accident occurred when Casey Roderick, who started third, hit the wall. This caused a chain reaction that led to Mikey Kile turning into McCumbee. McCumbee suffered heavy front-end damage and was forced to retire.

  • Adam Fulford wins for sixth time...

    After taking a weekend off, drivers at Myrtle Beach Speedway were back and ready for racing Saturday.

  • Defense leads Cougars to victory...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars proved the rout last week over Midway was not a fluke.

    The defense manhandled the Ashley Eagles as the Cougars won 26-14 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game before a partisan crowd at the Brunswick campus. 

    The offense almost gave the game away early, as the running backs had trouble holding onto the football. The Cougars fumbled five times, allowing the Eagles to score from close in.

  • West wins opener; South beats...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis team opened its season by beating host West Bladen 9-0 Aug. 26  but losing 9-0 Monday to North Myrtle Beach at the Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center.

    “I am very happy with the progress of the team,” coach Scott Mehalick said. “We have 24 girls, which is fantastic.

    “The first match against West Bladen was very solid all the way through the lineup.

  • West’s soccer team wins in...

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team won for the first time this season, beating Northern Nash 1-0 in the Brittany Invitational.

    West sophomore Scottie Melvin scored the only goal at 63:20. Sophomore midfielder Jonathan Newhouse had the assist.

    West junior goalkeeper Josh Upchurch had four saves in the shutout.

  • North beats East Columbus in...

     LELAND—North Brunswick rallied numerous times in beating East Columbus in a five-game volleyball match Aug 31.

    North won 14-25, 26-24, 25-15, 22-25, 15-10.

    Coach Ericka Riddle said what most impressed her about the victory was the team’s perseverance.

    “They ended up fighting back after that first loss,” she said, “and kept fighting back no matter what was going on on the court or on the bench.”

  • New coach, new season, same goal...

     A few months ago, new Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt had a handful of players and was scrambling to find players to field a team.

  • West Brunswick football coach...

     Since spring, Jimmy Fletcher has been preparing players for two football teams.

    Besides the nearly 50 varsity players he coaches at West Brunswick High School, Fletcher has been evaluating defensive backs for the North Carolina high school all-star team that will play in the Shrine Bowl.

    Fletcher was named one of the coaches for the bowl, which matches the top high school seniors in North Carolina against the top seniors in South Carolina. He was honored at halftime of the Trojans’ game Friday with Socastee (S.C.) High School.

  • West loses to Socastee in...

      A controversial touchdown in overtime and the ensuing two-point conversion enabled Socastee to beat West Brunswick 29-28 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, which had trailed 21-7 at the half, scored twice in the second half to force overtime, where a 10-yard run by quarterback Quan Bates and Cameron Smith’s PAT put West ahead 28-21.