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Today's Sports

  • West unable to catch Scorpions

    Demontez Lennon scored 19 points, Anthony Gaines 13 and Reggie Cobia 11—all juniors—as North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 57-43 in the final basketball game of the regular season.

    West’s top scorer was Ryan Hill with 13 points. West ends the regular season 3-20.

    North lead 28-25 at halftime, and back-to-back 3-pointers by Tyshon Walker gave it a 41-29 lead with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in the quarter.

  • BCC goes to 4-0 on Bradley'...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team improved to 4-0 on Travis Bradley’s no-hitter Sunday afternoon against Danville Community College.

    Bradley walked two batters and struck out six in the seven-inning game at West Brunswick High School.

    Chris Eason hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give BCC a 3-0 lead. The Dolphins’ first run came when Drew Alford led off with an infield single, stole second, went to third on an error on the throw and advanced home on Jordan Davis’ groundout.

  • BCC Dolphins win two thrillers;...

    Playing their final two games at West Brunswick High School before moving into the new gym on campus, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat USC Salkehatchie 68-66 Saturday and Aiken Technical College 68-64 Sunday.

    BCC, 9-3 in Region X, 21-5 overall, plays Friday at Cape Fear Community College and Feb. 26 at Denmark Technical College in the final scheduled games of the regular season. The Region X championship tournament is March 4-7 at BCC.

    BCC 68

    AIKEN 64

  • OIB sponsor enables McCumbee to...

    After beginning the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign with a tough 19th-place finish at the season opener at Daytona, Chad McCumbee is looking forward to the trip west to Auto Club Speedway, a fast two-mile D-shaped oval located just east of Los Angeles.

    Most importantly, McCumbee is just happy to be heading to the race that was not originally on the team’s 2009 Schedule. Sponsorship from The GPS Store.com, based at Ocean Isle Beach, and Garmin has allowed the team to compete in the San Bernardino County 200.

  • West ceremony retires Simmons...

    Cedric Simmons made no comments during the brief ceremony in which his No. 44 West Brunswick High School basketball jersey was retired Friday night, but the standing-room crowd knew he was appreciative.

    They knew from his smile.

    With members of his family present—including parents Mae and Thynell Simmons, brother Thynell Simmons Jr., sister Jasmine Simmons, girlfriend Sabrina Acevedo and 1-year-old son Cedric Jayden Simmons—Cedric Simmons listened as short, poignant tributes were read.

  • Redfish are a true cold-water...

    Although our local waters are home to a wide variety of saltwater game fish during the majority of the year, the list narrows considerably in the winter. Warm-water fish such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano long gone are roaming areas far to the south, while prized species such as flounder are wintering in deep offshore waters. Among anglers, late February and early March aren’t known for their diversity.

  • PGA trade show, smaller, but...

    Each year the Carolinas Section of the PGA hosts a Merchandise Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. I always go to check out what’s new in the world of golf.

    This year, I zeroed in on three booths. Two were startup clothing businesses and one was promoting one of the oldest courses in the world: the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, host of this year’s British Open.

  • Golf action

    Carolyn Bosman made a hole-in-one Feb. 7 at the third hole at Carolina Shores. She used an 8-iron on the 80-yard hole.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • Rankin accepts offer from...

    Brandon Rankin is getting as much attention for his football skills in the West as he did in the Southeast.

    Rankin, the conference defensive player of the year his senior year at West Brunswick High School, has played the last two years at Butte Junior College in California, where he excelled. On Feb. 4 he signed a letter of intent to finish his college football career at Washington State University.

  • Trojans falter in second half

    The West Brunswick High School boys basketball team rallied in the first half but was unable to rally in the second half in a 70-52 loss Friday to Jacksonville.

    West made eight turnovers and 10 fouls in the first quarter in falling behind 19-6. A 3-pointer by Pat Kamfolt cut the lead to 19-9, but the Cardinals regained a 13-point lead, 25-12, with 5:39 left in the half.

    Jacksonville then began making turnovers and committing fouls, and West took advantage in a 10-0 run.