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Today's Sports

  • Lady Dolphins basketball program...

    The BCC women’s basketball program has struggled as it enters its fifth year of existence. Last year, the team won three games.

    “Our main problem last year was that we didn’t have any substitutes,” coach Kenneth White said. “This year my goal was to bring in some top-quality players in the state of North Carolina to help us build a program. We have a bench this year, and I think this will probably be our year to turn things around.”

    Three players from Brunswick County will be among those trying to give BCC a winning season.

  • Inaugural middle school tennis...

    The final tennis match for Brunswick County Middle School athletes was Oct. 16 at Lockwood Folly Park. Forty athletes participated in this pilot program, with double the number of fans. The athletes who participated were from Smithville Park and Shallotte Park. They practiced on Tuesdays after school and they had played two matches before the final matches.

  • Horse show honors young...

    “Alex would have loved this. I feel she is here with us, enjoying every minute of this day.”

    These were the words of Jane Cockrell-Hartner as she looked around at the huge crowds and dozens of horses at the Alex Hartner Memorial Horse Show at the Lake Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home Exhibition Center in Lake Waccamaw last weekend.

  • Shallotte Middle defeats Cape...

    The Shallotte Middle School football ended a two-game losing streak by beating Cape Fear 33-8 Oct. 21.

    Markel Jones had six carries for 162 yards, including touchdown runs of 65 yards and 47 yards. He also kicked one extra point.

    For the season, Jones has gained 752 yards rushing and scored 11 touchdowns.

  • McCumbee 36th in Atlanta Sprint...

    In his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut Sunday afternoon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Chad McCumbee finished 36 out of 43 cars.

    McCumbee started 41st and drove the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge in the Pep Boys Auto 500 in Hampton, Ga. Despite the low finish, McCumbee earned $93,408.

  • 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.

  • Dolphins win conference...

    Rallying from a first-game loss, overcoming an injury to a captain and playing all season without any matches on campus, Brunswick Community College’s first-ever volleyball team made school history Sunday afternoon by winning a conference championship.

    BCC beat Louisburg 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 at West Brunswick High School. The victory makes the Dolphins the No. 1 seed heading into the conference tournament Nov. 7-8 at Louisburg. The winner of that tourney qualifies for the NJCAA Division II national tournament Nov. 20-22 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

  • West wins first round in...

    In top form for the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team routed C.B. Ayock 25-8, 25-6, 25-19 Saturday.

    The victory advanced West (16-2) to a second-round game Tuesday (too late for this edition).

    “They were ready to play regardless of who they were going to play,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They were into it before the other team even got here.”

  • South Brunswick wins golf...

    OAK ISLAND—A young South Brunswick girls golf team is the Waccamaw Conference champion.

    Led by medalist Laura Johnston, the Lady Cougars won the conference championship Oct. 13. Johnston, a sophomore, shot 51-43—94 at the par-72 Oak Island Golf Club.

    Molly Gore, also a sophomore, shot 52-43—95. And sophomore Abby Kjome shot 51-47—98 to complete the team scoring.

  • ‘The Catch’...

    What will be the defining moment in the 2008 World Series?

    What play will be written about this month and rewritten about in the following years?

    What video clip will be included in the history of World Series highlights?

    Baseball fans have their favorite moments from the World Series, and one fan gave me two books that include his highlight from the 1955 World Series.