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Today's Sports

  • West wrestlers win four titles

    LELAND—West Brunswick won four weight classes in a round-robin wrestling tournament Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    Dylan Bernier at 112, Jake Boudreau at 130, Bryan Murdaugh at 145 and Dee Kent at heavyweight were the Trojans’ first-place finishers in the North Brunswick Invitational.

    Finishing second were Dalton Walker at 103 and Antaun Miller at 160.

    Troy Ruane at 119 and Deven Ruane at 152 were third.

    South Brunswick had the most champions—six—of the seven teams in the tourney.

  • West varsity teams swept in...

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams lost both of their conference games last week. Below are game summaries.

    LANEY GIRLS 51 WEST 30

    West fell behind early and never recovered in the loss Friday in Wilmington.

    Laney led 20-11 after the first quarter and 28-14 at halftime. Laney outscored the Trojans 23-15 in the second half.

    Jasmine Daniels’ nine points led West in scoring. Other West scoring: Mariah Evans 6, Sheena Suttlemyre 5, Kayla Padgett 4, Jasmine Jackson 2, Breana Gause 2, Rebecca Sidelinger 2.

  • South Brunswick High School&...

    SOUTHPORT—South Brunswick’s Christina Deveney hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left and Brittany Spivey made two free throws with 21.2 seconds left to force overtime, and then Deveney scored all seven of the Cougars’ final points in a 49-44 victory Friday over South Columbus.

    Deveney, who scored two points in the first half, hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Spivey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in the conference game.

  • Bulldogs earn No. 1 ranking in...

    The Brunswick Bulldogs, in their first season as a United States Specialty Sports Association fall baseball team, finished ranked No. 1 in the state.

    USSSA ranked the Bulldogs the best of 14 teams in the state in the 18-and-younger, senior AA division.

    USSSA also ranked the Bulldogs No. 7 nationally.

    The Bulldogs played 25 games in seven tournaments, beginning with the Battle of the Bats Aug. 30, in which the Bulldogs won all four games. The last tournament was the NIT Clash of the Champions, Dec. 6-7 in Florence, S.C., in which the Bulldogs finished 2-2.

  • 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.