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Today's Sports

  • Dalton Gore heads to Pebble...

    Brunswick County’s Dalton Gore is going to California on Sunday to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, a Champions Tour event televised by The Golf Channel.

    Gore is a senior at South Brunswick High School and plays No. 1 on its men’s golf team. He is an Eagle Level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    This is Gore’s second trip to Pebble Beach. In 2008, with Jay Haas as his partner, Gore qualified for the Sunday finals and his team finished 16th.

  • Taylor, Hopkins attend Golf...

    Chandler Taylor and Keith Hopkins, members of The First Tee of Brunswick County, attended a Golf Eagle and Ace Academy July 29-Aug. 3 in Nashville, Tenn. Forty-two participants from 21 chapters of The First Tee in nine states attended.

    The week was an immersion in golf with two 18-hole rounds, eight nine-hole rounds and clinics dedicated to full swing, short game and course management. Each participant received a SeeMore Putter, a pair of Callaway golf shoes and other Callaway products, including hats, balls and equipment.

  • Pro Profile with David Kjome

    Last month I started a series called “Pro Profiles,” which will feature some of our local golf professionals. Today, the series continues with David Kjome, director of golf at St. James.

    David is called K.J. by most of his friends and associates. He is tall and tanned with a killer smile. If I were casting a movie with a golf pro in it, I would put David (or someone just like him) in the role.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a captain’s choice event Carolina Shores. First: Harry Haggerty, Jim Quigley, Bob Brownley and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: Stu Cleveland, Fred Ortiz, Ed Kinney and Bill Cameron at 2-under par. Third: Ed Hennessey, Bob Smith, Bob Byrne and Larry Bollinger at 1-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Trojans win home opener

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.

  • West wins, South loses opener

    The West Brunswick volleyball team improved to 2-0 by beating New Hanover 22-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-12 in a nonconference match Aug. 18 in Wilmington.

    For West, Carly White had 21 kills, three blocks, eight points and four aces. Kenzie McDuffie had 32 assists and scored 13 points. Keri Nolan had 10 kills and scored five points. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 11 points and had one ace. Mattie Tippett scored seven points and had six digs. Miriah Milliken scored seven points, had five aces and had five kills. Breana Gause had five blocks.

  • West loses tennis opener in...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis team opened its 2009 season with an 8-1 loss to Ashley in a nonconference dual Aug. 18 at West.

    West’s only winner was senior Aimee Rourk, who beat Rianne Whittington 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

    Sophomore Jordan Sanchez had the most exciting match, splitting sets at No. 3 singles before losing 10-8 in the tiebreaker.

    “I am very excited about everyone’s performance in the match,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “In singles, we had a great win at No. 2 with Amiee Rourk’s match.

  • With new coach, South opens with...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—A total team effort on both offense and defense helped the South Brunswick Cougars easily defeat the Midway Raiders 23-6 in a nonconference football game Friday night.

    It marks a great opening game for new head coach Roman Kelley and his staff. The victory over Midway was against a team that was 12-4 and made it to the fourth round of the playoffs last year.

    The Cougars gained 248 total yards for the game.

    “Twenty-three points, that’s a pretty good point total for the first game,” Kelley said.

  • Lady Trojans open season with...

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its 2009 season by beating Topsail 25-8, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24 Monday at West.

    Every starter contributed to the nonconference victory, led by Kenzie McDuffie’s 28 assists and eight digs. She also had eight points. Carly White had 18 kills and nine blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre had 12 points. Mattie Tippett scored 15 points and had five aces. Breana Gause had five kills and four blocks. Miriah Milliken had seven points and four digs. Keri Nolan had 10 kills.

  • Baitfish, shrimp plentiful in...

    Local saltwater fishing is still stuck in a summertime pattern, as the game fish are not plentiful but are nice-sized and most of the action is in the morning or at night. Something not in short supply are the baitfish and shrimp, which are swarming through our waters right now.