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Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    Carolyn Bosman made a hole-in-one Feb. 7 at the third hole at Carolina Shores. She used an 8-iron on the 80-yard hole.

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  • Rankin accepts offer from...

    Brandon Rankin is getting as much attention for his football skills in the West as he did in the Southeast.

    Rankin, the conference defensive player of the year his senior year at West Brunswick High School, has played the last two years at Butte Junior College in California, where he excelled. On Feb. 4 he signed a letter of intent to finish his college football career at Washington State University.

  • Trojans falter in second half

    The West Brunswick High School boys basketball team rallied in the first half but was unable to rally in the second half in a 70-52 loss Friday to Jacksonville.

    West made eight turnovers and 10 fouls in the first quarter in falling behind 19-6. A 3-pointer by Pat Kamfolt cut the lead to 19-9, but the Cardinals regained a 13-point lead, 25-12, with 5:39 left in the half.

    Jacksonville then began making turnovers and committing fouls, and West took advantage in a 10-0 run.

  • Lady Trojans unable to rally

    The West Brunswick High School girls basketball team lost it next-last conference game 44-28 Friday to Jacksonville.

    The Lady Trojans and Jacksonville were tied 5-5 after the first quarter. A basket by the Trojans’ Jasmine Jackson just before the halftime buzzer left them down 14-10. Jacksonville then outscored West 14-11 in the third quarter for a 28-21 lead.

    A 3-pointer by West’s Sheena Suttlemyre cut the Cardinal lead to 30-24 with 5 minutes, 54 seconds left. A basket and a free throw gave Jacksonville a 33-24 lead with 4:59 left.

  • Ferguson signs with North...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Wearing a red shirt and red tie, South Brunswick High School senior A.J. Ferguson was all smiles as he put on the red Wolfpack hat and signed a four-year scholarship Feb. 4 to attend N.C. State University.

    At least 100 people attended the signing Wednesday afternoon in school media center: fellow football players, friends, members of the school board, the sheriff, the school board superintendent and, of course, Ferguson’s mom, Pam, who cried she was so excited.

  • South rallies, keeps first place...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick won its ninth straight conference basketball game by beating North Brunswick 43-36 Friday night.

    Center Reggie Cobia’s ankle injury has healed and he outjumped South’s Joey Hines for the tip-off this week by a good 6 inches, and North was in total control of the game early. The Scorpions hit the boards harder and ran and passed, while the Cougars looked tired and could not find the basket. Cobia was everywhere on defense, rebounding and scoring (eight points).

  • North Brunswick Lady Scorpions...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick Lady Scorpions stayed in the running for a conference basketball championship by beating South Brunswick 62-20 Friday night.

  • BCC falls to Spartanburg...

    Spartanburg Methodist avenged a three-point defeat by beating Brunswick Community College 79-77 Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC, which missed a score-tying basket in the final seconds, dropped to 6-3 in Region X, 18-5 overall. BCC won the first meeting Jan. 18 61-58. The Pioneers are 7-4, 13-9.

    Lamonte Theus led BCC in scoring with 19 points. He scored 16 of those points in the second half as he helped rally the Dolphins from a 57-51 deficit to a 64-59 lead with 7 minutes, 30 seconds left.

  • South has two top-10 finishes in...

    South Brunswick’s Cody Spencer was a top-10 finisher in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1-A/2-A state swim meet Saturday in Raleigh.

    Spencer finished 10th in the 100-yard backstroke in 61.63 seconds. The winning time was 53.66.

    Spencer also was a member of South’s only other top-10 finish, the 200 freestyle relay. Spencer, Jonas Gilbert, Will Spencer and Myles Williams finished seventh in 1:38.21. The winning time was 1:32.66.

  • South stopped in third round of...

    South Brunswick’s run for a state wrestling championship ended in the third round of the Class 1-A/2-A duals Feb. 5.

    South, after winning two duals Feb. 3, lost 41-30 to Croatan Feb. 5. Croatan lost in the next match, the East region championship, to Newton-Conover.

    Against Croatan, South won three of the 11 contested matches.

    At 171, South’s Michael Fayak lost by pin in 5 mintues, 10 seconds. South’s Robert McHenry gained three points with a 12-7 decision at 189.