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Today's Sports

  • BCC routs Roanoke

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team returned to action Saturday and beat Roanoke Chowan Community College 95-64 in a Region X game at West Brunswick High School.

    Lamonte Theus scored 16 points, Mi’kyel Nero 12 and Jamar Taylor 10 as BCC improved to 14-2 overall, 2-0 in the conference.

    Sickness left Roanoke with only five players for the game. The game was the first for BCC since Dec. 13.

    “It was good to get back on the court,” coach Walter Shaw said.

  • Foote, Torrez help make banquet...

    LELAND—The fifth annual Leland Hot Stove League, which gives out scholarships to area baseball players, had a big turnout Jan. 8. More than 400 people attended.

    Billy Best, a North Brunswick High School graduate, was the master of ceremonies.

  • Winter is a good time to fish...

    Despite water temperatures that have reached into the 40s, anglers still report spotting nice schools of red drum prowling the shallow waters. These fish will not always bite during the coldest periods, but on some days the sun warms up things enough to create a very favorable environment for targeting these winter redfish.

    Red drum can often be seen “tailing” in the shallows with their noses down and rooting up food while their tails are sticking up in the air. Some of these redfish schools are huge. Finding them, however, is just part of the task of redfishing.

  • Bob Jones named new chairman of...

    Bob Jones, of Ocean Isle Beach, has been named the new chairman of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    He succeeds Mike Reaves, the former president of Brunswick Community College, who was chairman from 2006-08.

  • Golf action

    Two Calabash golfers had top-four finishes in the Carolinas Young Amateur Jan. 6 at the Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst.

    Zack Byrd, a Coastal Carolina University student, shot 72-70—142 on the 7,088-yard, par-72 course and finished tied for second. He had the best second round of the 65 golfers. He won $137.50.

    Drew Weaver, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot 65-71—136 for the six-stroke victory. He won $200.

  • Ryan Hill is top player in...

    West Brunswick quarterback Ryan Hill is the county player of the year in football.

    South Brunswick coach Gordon Walters is the county coach of the year.

    The sports staffs of the The Beacon and The Pilot selected players on the basis of recommendations from coaches, conference honors and performance throughout the season. Seven players from each team were selected.

    Hill quarterbacked the Trojans to the MEC 3-A title and a spot in the state playoffs.

  • Giant bluefin tuna season has...

    I am happy to ring in the New Year with the good news the giant bluefin tuna have finally shown up off our coast.

    The season for this fishery typically starts in December and runs through January. Last season it was very slow off our area, but this season we had our hopes high. Much of the commercial netting of menhaden (giant bluefin tuna’s main food source) has been haulted off the Carolinas, and all indications were there was going to be much more baitfish presence this season.

  • Family grateful for holiday...

    Shallotte residents Jon and Dee Caudle received an early Christmas present for their ill son courtesy of Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation.

    A tournament played Dec. 20 raised money for Cam Caudle, who is battling Stage Three colon cancer. Cam, a Tampa, Fla., resident, is the father of two small children.

  • Three stars who shined on fall...

    While covering the Southwest Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball season, I noticed one of the baserunners hardly ever got caught stealing. I told manager Mike Alderson how impressed I was with this ballplayer’s speed, and Alderson said, “You should see Ryan Hill.”

    I had been a sportswriter at this newspaper for a few weeks and did not know Ryan Hill. That changed last fall.

  • Kazmierczak top volleyball...

    South Brunswick’s Jenna Kazmierczak is the county player of the year in volleyball. West Brunswick’s Leslie Reeves is the county coach of the year.

    The sports staffs of the The Beacon and The Pilot selected players on the basis of recommendations from coaches, conference honors and performance throughout the season.