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Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    During the Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association Groundhog’s Cry event Monday, Diana Gruver made a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Lion’s Paw. It was her first hole-in-one.

    In the Groundhog Cry event, players counted one net from each foursome but threw away the three highest net scores at the end of the round. And if a golfer’s shadow touched any part of the cup when he or she addressed the putt, the putt may be conceded.

    First: Karen McCloskey, Peggy Jones, Diana Gruver, Jan Cameron.

  • Another honor for Mendoza, Ryan...

    West Brunswick High School quarterback Ryan Hill and West soccer forward John Mendoza will cap their high school sports careers by playing in July in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star games.

    Mendoza is believed to be the first soccer player from West Brunswick to be selected to play in the all-star game, which features graduated seniors.

    West Brunswick coach Tripp Smith recommended Mendoza to Chip Stone, the East coach.

  • Trojans’ first...

    JACKSONVILLE—Pat Kamfolt hit a jump shot with 0.8 seconds left as West beat White Oak 64-63 in the conference basketball game Jan. 27.

    This victory was the first in the conference this season for the Trojans.

    West trailed 63-62 when coach Brad Lewis called time with seven seconds left to set up the play.

  • West wins back-to-back in MEC

    West Brunswick rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Ashley 52-48 Friday in a Mideastern Coference basketball game.

    West held Ashley scoreless for nearly eight minutes in the third and fourth quarters in rallying for the victory, the Lady Trojans’ second straight in the MEC. West is 2-7 in the MEC, 9-10 overall.

    Breana Gause finished with 12 points, Kayla Padgett and Sheena Suttlemyre 11 each, Rebecca Sidelinger 10 and Jasmine Daniels eight. Gause had eight rebounds and Jackson six. Suttlemyre had four assists.

  • South Brunswick dominates in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Led by tournament MVP Jeromy Roundtree, South Brunswick won its third straight Waccamaw Conference championship wrestling tournament Saturday.

    “I can’t really complain today,” said coach Jack Southern, who has been teaching at South Brunswick for 10 years. “All 14 of our kids placed.”

  • From geek to sports nut: One...

    As a kid, I was the geek princess. I took voice lessons, piano lessons, diction lessons and yes, violin lessons. Check out my yearbook and you’ll see I was president of the National Honor Society and I sang in the Glee Club.

    No sports.

    Then I went to Syracuse University.

  • On and off the court, Yow was an...

    The human race—not just women’s basketball—has lost one of its greatest ambassadors.

    Kay Yow, the longtime N.C. State women’s basketball coach, ended her splendid, earthly journey Saturday, 22 years after she was diagnosed with cancer.

    Kay didn’t just sip life, she gulped it. There was too much to savor while she was living on borrowed time. Some would say miraculous time.

  • BCC avenges Region X loss,...

    Brunswick Community College avenged its only conference loss by beating Clinton Junior College 91-80 Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School.

    Jeremy Basnight hit four 3-pointers and scored 23 points. Jamar Taylor, with a scout from the University of Missouri in attendance, scored a career-high 21 points.

    “I told (Jamar) before the game (Clinton’s) No. 34 cannot be the best big man in the gym,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said. “And (Jamar) proved he was better.”

  • Although not associated with...

    Winter is not usually associated with fresh fish, but among the few species available to local anglers are two that make terrific eating and fit perfectly in many good recipes. These are the speckled trout and the black drum, both of which can be caught throughout the year in all but the coldest weather. Specks are well known to seafood lovers as a culinary delight, while black drum lack the good reputation but are still a great fish to eat.

  • Long-awaited new clubhouse opens...

    There’s been a lot of bad news in the world of golf recently. In the last few years several courses up and down the Carolina coast have closed. Because of the down economy, total numbers of golf rounds have decreased, rentals are down and hotels are no longer filled. Restaurants are now closed for longer periods of time during the offseason.