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Today's Sports

  • Hill signs to play football with...

    Sprinting to beat a throw to first base, Ryan Hill not only got a single for his West Brunswick High School baseball team but ultimately an offer from the Naval Academy to play football.

    Hill, West’s all-conference quarterback, signed a letter-of-intent Feb 4. to accept a scholarship to attend Navy.

    “I knew they had a great football team,” Hill said, “but the education I’m going to get said it all for me.”

  • Fisherman can catch red drum,...

    There isn’t a lot of fishing going on now as water temperatures range from cold to colder, but if you are determined and hardy you can still find a drum or two out there. When it comes to being hardy, though, you can’t beat a drum. Both red and black drum are still swimming our local waters, and at times they’ll bite almost as well as they would in warmer weather.

  • Championship motivates South...

    High school girls’ golf has come a long way, baby.

    Three of our four daughters played on high school golf teams. They enjoyed it and did reasonably well, winning points during the season and helping their teams.

  • Golf action

    During an outing Feb. 3 on the Sea Trail Jones Course, John Barton scored a hole-in-one on the 144-yd 17th hole. He used a 23-degree rescue club. It was his fourth hole-in-one.

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Beachcombers event at Cypress Bay: Low gross: 79, Reese Evans; 84, Stu Cleveland; 86, Hal Riebesehl; 89, Paul Michal. Low nets: 66, Riebesehl; 71, Jim Ritter and Cleveland; 72, Evans. Team (two low nets): Evans, Cleveland and Bob Smith. Golfer of the week is Reese Evans.

    BRICK LANDING

  • South runs and rebounds past...

    LELAND—On the tip-off, when South’s Joey Hines outjumped North’s Reggie Cobia, about 5 inches taller than Hines, the Scorpions were going to have trouble.

    Cobia, who has an ankle injury had trouble all game because of it, had to sit for a while near the end of the first quarter. And with Shawn Sanders, the other important element of this team, out with an injury (also an ankle), that would make this Waccamaw Conference basketball game a little easier for the Cougars, who went on to win 60-39.

  • Kent, Moreno win conference...

    JACKSONVILLE—West wrestlers Joey Moreno and Dee Kent finished as champions in the Mideastern Conference wrestling championships Saturday afternoon at Jacksonville High School.

    Teammate Deven Ruane was second at 152.

    In the team competition, the Trojans finished third (127.5) behind White Oak (145.5) and perennial champion Laney (193.5).

    Moreno, runner-up last year, entered his 189-pound match 19-2. His foe, Jacksonville senior Neel Patel, entered the match 25-10.

  • Lures have come a long way in...

    It’s a season for boat shows and wandering the isles of the tackle shop. There is a lot to see out there now. Saltwater lures have come of age, and advancements in technology and wide distribution have created a huge market for artificial baits among inshore anglers. Every year lures seem to get more and more effective and the innovations of tackle manufactures get more diverse.

  • 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.