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Today's Sports

  • Regional loss ends South's...

    The South Brunswick boys’ basketball season ended March 5 in a 53-46 loss to Pittsboro Northwood in a Class AA Eastern Regional semifinal at Minges Coliseum on the ECU campus.

    South finishes the season 24-6.

    Northwood went on to win the regional, crushing East Duplin 59-21. East Duplin had beaten North Brunswick in the second round.

    South led 15-9 after the first quarter and 23-21 at the half. But Northwood outscored the Cougars 16-4 in the third quarter in taking a 37-27 lead.

  • Johnson sweeps sprints in track

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson won three events and qualified for the regionals in the 100 meters and the 200 meters in a track meet March 5 at Laney.

    West’s boys finished third in the four-team meet that also included Ashley and White Oak.

    Johnson also won the 400 meters.

    “An outstanding meet for our sprinters, with Josh Johnson leading the way,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “I have never seen anyone win those three events in a single meet before.

    West had one other winner, Dylan Bowman in the discus.

  • West beats South 6-3 in tennis...

    West Brunswick won four singles matches and went on to beat South Brunswick 6-3 in a nonconference tennis dual Monday afternoon at West.

    After the singles portion West had a 4-2 lead as Caleb Hawkins (West) defeated Thomas Lloyd (6-2, 6-3), Jonas Gilbert (South) defeated Brian Conness 6-3, 6-4, Alex Humbert (West) defeated Elias Gilbert 6-3, 6-0, Edwin Bennett (South) defeated Brighton Mintz 6-3, 6-1, Neil Mintz (West) defeated Patrick Evans 6-0, 6-2, and Mason McCullough (West) defeated Dylan Trap 6-0, 6-4.

  • West Brunswick High School...

    The Trojans garnished seven walks against four Stallion pitchers for an easy 10-0 win Monday night. The South Columbus pitchers were unable to find their mark and the Trojans took advantage in the 4½ inning mercy rule battle.

    In the top of the first, Gavin Lane, a junior pitching for the Trojans, gave up two hits and had one strikeout as he moved his fastballs and curveball in and out.

  • McCumbee finishes sixth in...

    Chad McCumbee used a strategic call from crew chief Bobby Dotter to regain track position and finish sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Commercial Lines 200 Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    The sixth-place finish follows the team’s third place at California. McCumbee now is fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, 134 points behind leader Kyle Busch.

  • Senior class gets win over South

    West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat South Brunswick 3-0 Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium, the Trojans’ first victory over South in four years.

    “This has been a long time coming,” coach Laura Hickman said. “These seniors have waited a long time to beat South, and they were really excited. We finally put it together.”

    Junior Sheena Suttlemyre scored the first goal, taking a pass from senior Jordan Shaw and dribbling in on a breakaway in the first two minutes.

  • With spring comes upswing in...

    Spring is almost here, and with it comes the annual seasonal upswing in inshore fishing. A lot of bait will soon be filtering through our local waters, and the number of fish to choose from is about to dramatically increase. The water temperatures this year got a little bit colder than last winter, but not so much so they won’t quickly bounce back into prime range for good fishing.

  • Golf action

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association Senior and Super Senior tournament were played March 5 and Saturday. The format was full handicap stroke play. In the Senior class (69 and younger), Marty Waldron was first at 133, Jim Bryant second at 135, Marty Brkal third at 137 and George Edwards fourth at 138. In the Super Senior class (70 and older), Hollen Groff was first at 136, Jim Pope and Jim Roach second at 140 and Dennis Shea third at 141.

  • Petreas receive national award,...

    Every two years, The First Tee has a network meeting where representatives from all 207 First Tee chapters meet and greet each other, attend educational seminars and listen to speakers like Colin Powell.

    During those meetings, Home Office recognizes those who have made a difference, those who have gone above and beyond to help kids learn golf and life skills.

    On March 1, Rusty and Carol Petrea of Ocean Isle Beach received The First Tee Founders Award at the 2009 Network Meeting in San Jose, Calif.

  • McCumbee's good start to...

    MOORESVILLE—While NASCAR’s two other top touring series are in Las Vegas, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off this week. The teams are all hard at work preparing their trucks for the American Commercial Lines 200, which will run Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.