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Today's Sports

  • BCC ranks in top 25; beats...

    Playing its first game since getting a top-25 ranking, the unbeaten Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 95-84 Nov. 20 at West Brunswick High School.

    Five players scored at least 12 points, and one of those players, sophomore guard/forward Cornell Holmes, scored all 14 of his points in the second half after a 53-53 tie.

  • BCC volleyball season ends in...

    The historic Brunswick Community College volleyball season ended Friday in the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

    Central Community College (Nebraska) beat the Dolphins 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15. The Dolphins, seeded No. 16, lost their first-round match Nov. 20 to top-ranked Kishwaukee College 25-15, 25-10, 25-6. Kishwaukee entered the tournament 53-3.

  • Golf action

    Editor’s note: Because of an early deadline for the holiday, results received after Nov. 20 will be published next week.

    The Brierwood WGA had a scramble format on Nov. 18 in its last tournament of the season. The game resulted in a tie for two teams, which was broken by the matching of scorecards. The winning scores were 7-over-par 72. First place went to the team of Hilda Hall, Gloria Brkal, Ellie Scutt and Sue Janovic. The second-place team was Sarah Lula, Carol Fitz-Gerald, Pat Kronyak and Mickey Salerno.

  • Trojan seniors, take a bow

    By the end of a season, teams have established their identity.

    Conference champions or conference patsies. Overachievers or slackers. Good sports or disgusting rogues.

    When the West Brunswick High School football season ended Friday night after a 51-27 loss to Overhills in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs, West coach Jimmy Fletcher felt good about these 2008 Trojans.

    And he was especially grateful for the way the seniors played.

  • Record start for Dolphins

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team made school history Saturday afternoon when it beat Wilkes Community College 113-83 and improved to a record-setting start of 8-0.

    Five Dolphins scored at least 10 points against Wilkes: Mi’kyel Nero had 18, Lamonte Theus 15, Jeremy Basnight and Andrew Jackson 14 each and Isaac Nixon 10.

    BCC won the game without 6-foot-9 center/forward Jamar Taylor (ankle injury) and 6-9 center Jeffery Monk (funeral).

    The game was close late into the first half before the Dolphins built a big lead.

  • Cougars win first playoff game...

    BEULAVILLE—Cougars 24, Panthers 8: That was the score in 1986, when South Brunswick High School won it first football playoff game, against East Duplin.

  • North’s Scorpions stun...

    JACKSONVILLE—You can see it in his face, the excitement, the happiness, the relief. You can feel the emotion as coach Garry Bishop clenched his fist and raised an arm in triumph.

    The North Brunswick football team beat a higher ranked, highly touted Southwest Onslow football team. It took overtime to achieve this as the 10th-seeded Scorpions beat the seventh-seeded Stallions of Onslow 21-14 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A playoffs.

  • Brunswick Bulldogs finish second...

    The Brunswick Bulldogs finished second in a recent two-day tournament in Pembroke. The Bulldogs, who consist of five West players, five South players and three North players, beat the Bladen Spinners 10-1 Nov. 8.

    Blake Norris pitched first three innings. He faced 14 batters and threw 63 pitches. He struck out one and walked six. He gave up two hits and no runs.

    Robert Jones pitched the fourth and fifth innings to complete the game. He faced eight batters and threw 33 pitches. He struck out three and walked one. He gave up two hits and one run.

  • McCumbee finishes NASCAR truck...

    In the final NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race of the season, Chad McCumbee finished 13th and failed to finish in the top 10 in points.

    In the Ford 200 race Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, McCumbee was trying to earn enough points to finish ahead of Terry Cook, who was 10th in points. But Cook finished ninth and secured the top-10 finish.

    McCumbee finished 11th in points, 73 behind Cook. In 25 starts, McCumbee finished in the top five twice and in the top 10 eight times. He failed to finish two races.

  • Schedule set for Seneca 400 at...

    Myrtle Beach Speedway’s traditional November race has picked up the support of Seneca Tobacco Co., based in Hartsville, S.C. The Seneca 400 is Nov. 20-23 and includes a $10,000 first-place payout.

    The weekend will feature the Seneca 250 for NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars, along with the Don Brewer Memorial 100 for the Super Trucks.

    Supporting races will be 50-lap Limited Late Model, Mini-Stock and Street Stock races.