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Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    A cold start and a frost delay on the course limited the number of Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association players Jan. 14, but play continued by switching games to Chicago. In spite of the weather, there were 33 players, enough for two flights.

    Sand to Piper flight: John Murphy and Al Paynter each had a +4 and shared first. Third was a three-way tie at +3 among Don Moore, Ed Kilgoar and Dick Eby. Sixth went to Joe Cramer with a +2.

  • Coach Gene Doane: A lifetime...

    Some people know what they want to do with their life at an early age. They don’t choose the big bucks, they choose to do what they love and that makes all the difference.

    Such a man is Gene Doane, better known as Coach Doane, of South Brunswick High School. He’s been coaching high school kids for a whopping 56 years.

    Today, at 74, Coach Doane is still going strong, teaching every day while he produces teams that qualify for state championships. As he mentors young athletes, he impacts the lives of Brunswick county youth in a positive way.

  • 300 run in Ocean Isle Beach...

    More than 300 runners participated Saturday morning in the fifth annual Run For Food, a race sponsored by the South Brunswick Interchurch Council.

    Last year, in 31-degree weather, 210 runners competed. Saturday morning, in 52-degree weather and under a sunny sky, 137 runners competed in the 5-kilometer race (3.1 miles) and 175 competed in the half-marathon (13 miles).

  • Those crazy rules of golf&...

    If you’ve played golf for as many years as I have, you’ve learned that the Rules of Golf are a strange and wonderful thing.

    The game of golf is played over miles of grass, deep holes that contain sand, ponds that contain water and swamps that contain snakes and alligators. There are rivers, creeks, bridges, bulkheading, forests, paved cartpaths, bushes and shrubs on a golf course.

  • Odds are bettors will not like...

    I was watching a sports program and someone had e-mailed a question for the panelists: How many points will be scored in the BCS championship football game between Florida and Oklahoma?

    Interesting question, I thought.

    I then noticed the city of the e-mail questioner: Las Vegas. Well, now I knew the reason for the question: He wanted to get an opinion for a bet in Las Vegas on the over-and-under for points scored in the game.

  • Waterskiing club now forming in...

    Will Carter wants his children and others to enjoy a sport—waterskiing—in which he has gained international friendships.

    He took the first chilly step toward that goal when he and about 40 other water-ski enthusiasts had the first water-ski event on Carter’s private Pirate Lakes in Supply.

    Although the temperature was 40 degrees, 10 people water-skiied.

    “The wind was down and the water was great,” Carter said. “We had around 40 people show up for New Year’s Day.”

  • West wrestlers win four titles

    LELAND—West Brunswick won four weight classes in a round-robin wrestling tournament Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    Dylan Bernier at 112, Jake Boudreau at 130, Bryan Murdaugh at 145 and Dee Kent at heavyweight were the Trojans’ first-place finishers in the North Brunswick Invitational.

    Finishing second were Dalton Walker at 103 and Antaun Miller at 160.

    Troy Ruane at 119 and Deven Ruane at 152 were third.

    South Brunswick had the most champions—six—of the seven teams in the tourney.

  • West varsity teams swept in...

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams lost both of their conference games last week. Below are game summaries.

    LANEY GIRLS 51 WEST 30

    West fell behind early and never recovered in the loss Friday in Wilmington.

    Laney led 20-11 after the first quarter and 28-14 at halftime. Laney outscored the Trojans 23-15 in the second half.

    Jasmine Daniels’ nine points led West in scoring. Other West scoring: Mariah Evans 6, Sheena Suttlemyre 5, Kayla Padgett 4, Jasmine Jackson 2, Breana Gause 2, Rebecca Sidelinger 2.

  • South Brunswick High School&...

    SOUTHPORT—South Brunswick’s Christina Deveney hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left and Brittany Spivey made two free throws with 21.2 seconds left to force overtime, and then Deveney scored all seven of the Cougars’ final points in a 49-44 victory Friday over South Columbus.

    Deveney, who scored two points in the first half, hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Spivey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in the conference game.

  • Bulldogs earn No. 1 ranking in...

    The Brunswick Bulldogs, in their first season as a United States Specialty Sports Association fall baseball team, finished ranked No. 1 in the state.

    USSSA ranked the Bulldogs the best of 14 teams in the state in the 18-and-younger, senior AA division.

    USSSA also ranked the Bulldogs No. 7 nationally.

    The Bulldogs played 25 games in seven tournaments, beginning with the Battle of the Bats Aug. 30, in which the Bulldogs won all four games. The last tournament was the NIT Clash of the Champions, Dec. 6-7 in Florence, S.C., in which the Bulldogs finished 2-2.