Today's Sports

  • South Brunswick improves to 3-0

     TOPSAIL—The South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • BCC loses volleyball opener to...

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost its opening match of the season to defending NJCAA Division II Region 10 champion Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday.

    CVCC, whose middle hitter, Francesca Edgerton, was the 2009 Division II Region 10 Player of the Year, beat the Dolphins 25-12, 21-25, 25-13, 25-21 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC fell behind 10-1 in the first game, and for most the match it was playing from behind.

  • West uses big plays to beat...

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—West Brunswick scored on four straight possessions as it won for the first time this season, beating North Myrtle Beach 30-14 in a nonconference high school football game Friday night.

    West quarterback Quan Bates scored on a 60-yard run and a 12-yard in gaining 115 yards. Bradley Bell scored in the second half on a 10-yard run and a 20-yard run.

  • North Brunswick beats Lejeune 4-...

     LELAND—North Brunswick scored four first-half goals and went on to beat Lejeune 4-1 in a nonconference soccer game Sept. 1.

    Lejeune stunned the Scorpions by scoring three minutes into the game. After that score, North dominated the rest of the 40-minute half.

  • Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tourney...



    The inaugural Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament was played Saturday at Brierwood Golf Club. This was the first time in recent memory Brunswick County had a large field of local youth and adults competing in a stroke play tournament.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    Results of the Modified event Friday at Brierwood. In first with 13 points were Paul Michal, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. In second with 9.5 points were Jim Beairsto, Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne. Best over their points were Kinney (7) and Cameron (6.5). Gross: Gary Gutheil, 86; Stu Cleveland, 87. Net: Ed Kinney, 66; Bill Cameron, 69. Ed Kinney was voted golfer of the week.


  • CGRA and Hall of Fame inductions

    I serve on the board of directors of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. 

    That sounds like a huge honor (it is!) and the CGRA sounds like an august body of learned writers who regularly pontificate on the world of golf in the Carolinas. 

    Actually, these are regular folks who love and write about golf. 

  • Close can be good, too close is...

    Did you see all the yellow butterflies out this weekend? This is the first sign fall is coming. And although the daytime temperatures didn’t feel completely fall, the morning air and sky did remind me of great days ahead. 

    However, the water temperatures are still hot, and it will take quite a few cold fronts to get the water back into the 70s, which in turn will spark all the fisheries to become much more active. 

  • 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.