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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • McCumbee to own car in Myrtle...

    NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series driver Chad McCumbee has announced his plans to try ownership in the Whelen All-American Series. McCumbee is a graduate of Late Model Stock cars, racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2003 and 2004.

    Terry Evans from Supply will be the driver of the No. 20 Chad McCumbee Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Evans will compete on a weekly basis at Myrtle Beach Speedway during the 2009 racing season.

    This season will be Evans’ rookie season but also CMR’s rookie season as a new team.

  • North Brunswick's girls...

    The North Brunswick High School girls basketball won one playoff game by 15 points but lost another by two points in finishing the season 18-8.

    Below are summaries of the games.

    RED SPRINGS 54

    NORTH 52

    RED SPRINGS—Red Springs made just two of nine free throws in the final 1 minute, 44 seconds, but those were enough to give the Red Devils a 54-52 victory over North in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs Feb. 26.

  • East Duplin holds off Scorpions

    BEULAVILLE—East Duplin used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to break away from North Brunswick and beat the Scorpions 55-52 in the second round of the Class AA state basketball playoffs Feb. 25.

    Junior center Reggie Cobia scored 17 points, junior DeMontez Lennon 14 and senior forward Shawn Sanders 10 as North ends the season 12-13.

    North trailed 33-27 with three minutes left in the third quarter but a rebound by Lennon and six straight points by Cobia—two free throws, a dunk and a basket off a pass from Jeremy Young—gave North a 35-33 lead.

  • New league a better fit for West

    This spring is the final season for West Brunswick High School in the Mideastern 3-A/4-A Conference, and apparently few in this area will be upset to see the conference disband as the result of realignments by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

    The basketball season was a perfect example of the disparity that left West’s teams at a disadvantage while competing with the larger 4-A schools in Wilmington or the 3-A schools in Jacksonville. West’s boys’ finished 1-11 in the conference; West’s girls, 2-10.

    Rivalries were nonexistent.

  • South advances to regionals

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars got over being nervous and won a sectional basketball championship on their home court Friday night, beating Fairmont 59-45.

    The victory advanced South to the Class AA Eastern Regional at East Carolina University, where the Cougars (24-5) will play Pittsboro Northwood (18-5) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The winner plays either East Duplin (21-5) or Burlington Cummings (21-6) at 5 p.m. Saturday for the regional title and the right to play for the state championship.

  • Tourney begins Thursday at BCC

    Having won their third Region X regular-season title in five seasons, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team has another goal: winning the Region X championship tournament this week at BCC.

    The winner qualifies for the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament March 17-21 in Hutchinson, Kan.