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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Second season to begin for...

    All sports are challenges for athletes, but wrestling is unique because wrestlers battle challengers and themselves.

    High school wrestlers have to monitor their weight during the season to stay eligible in their weight class. Like the general population, for some that is easier done than others. And a few pounds do make a difference. For example, a freshman in the 103-pound weight class most likely will be at a disadvantage against a senior in the 112-pound weight class.

  • West Brunswick loses back-to-...

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams lost conference games on back-to-back nights last week. West’s boys lost 65-32 Jan. 22 at Jacksonville and 66-35 on Friday at home to Hoggard.

    West’s girls lost 61-37 to Jacksonville and 61-43 to Hoggard.

    The Trojans and Lady Trojans remain winless in the Mideastern Conference. Game summaries are below.

    HOGGARD BOYS 66

    WEST 35

    Hoggard outscored West 17-5 in the second quarter in beating the Trojans 66-35 Friday.

    West dropped to 2-14 for the season.