Today's Sports

  • Defense leads Cougars to victory...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars proved the rout last week over Midway was not a fluke.

    The defense manhandled the Ashley Eagles as the Cougars won 26-14 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game before a partisan crowd at the Brunswick campus. 

    The offense almost gave the game away early, as the running backs had trouble holding onto the football. The Cougars fumbled five times, allowing the Eagles to score from close in.

  • West wins opener; South beats...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis team opened its season by beating host West Bladen 9-0 Aug. 26  but losing 9-0 Monday to North Myrtle Beach at the Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center.

    “I am very happy with the progress of the team,” coach Scott Mehalick said. “We have 24 girls, which is fantastic.

    “The first match against West Bladen was very solid all the way through the lineup.

  • West’s soccer team wins in...

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team won for the first time this season, beating Northern Nash 1-0 in the Brittany Invitational.

    West sophomore Scottie Melvin scored the only goal at 63:20. Sophomore midfielder Jonathan Newhouse had the assist.

    West junior goalkeeper Josh Upchurch had four saves in the shutout.

  • North beats East Columbus in...

     LELAND—North Brunswick rallied numerous times in beating East Columbus in a five-game volleyball match Aug 31.

    North won 14-25, 26-24, 25-15, 22-25, 15-10.

    Coach Ericka Riddle said what most impressed her about the victory was the team’s perseverance.

    “They ended up fighting back after that first loss,” she said, “and kept fighting back no matter what was going on on the court or on the bench.”

  • New coach, new season, same goal...

     A few months ago, new Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt had a handful of players and was scrambling to find players to field a team.

  • West Brunswick football coach...

     Since spring, Jimmy Fletcher has been preparing players for two football teams.

    Besides the nearly 50 varsity players he coaches at West Brunswick High School, Fletcher has been evaluating defensive backs for the North Carolina high school all-star team that will play in the Shrine Bowl.

    Fletcher was named one of the coaches for the bowl, which matches the top high school seniors in North Carolina against the top seniors in South Carolina. He was honored at halftime of the Trojans’ game Friday with Socastee (S.C.) High School.

  • West loses to Socastee in...

      A controversial touchdown in overtime and the ensuing two-point conversion enabled Socastee to beat West Brunswick 29-28 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, which had trailed 21-7 at the half, scored twice in the second half to force overtime, where a 10-yard run by quarterback Quan Bates and Cameron Smith’s PAT put West ahead 28-21.

  • BCC Turf School internships: A...

    Two students from the turf school at Brunswick Community College had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer.

    Josh Rabon spent three months this summer working at the exclusive Gasparilla Golf Club in Boca Grande, Florida. How exclusive? Well, George H.W. Bush is a member.

    The famous old Gasparilla Inn was built in 1913 and for years prided itself on never advertising. It was one of these quietly famous resort destinations for those who wanted to relax under the radar.

  • Alfy Hill makes it official: He...

     Former Alabama recruit Alfy Hill will soon be a student at East Carolina University.

    Hill, a West Brunswick High School graduate, will be ineligible to play football this season for the Pirates, but he will be a scholarship player for the 2011 season, said West Brunswick High School coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    “This afternoon he decided that’s where he wanted to go,” Fletcher said Wednesday night. “So he is definitely going to ECU. He’s actually there right now. I think it will be a good fit for him.”

  • Cougars fall to Ashley in home...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Ashley scored four goals in the second half in beating South Brunswick 5-1 Monday night in the Cougars’ first game of the high school soccer season.

    South junior goalkeeper Brian Atack stopped a point-blank shot with about 27 minutes left in the first half, and the Cougars took advantage of the defensive stop by scoring two minutes later. Senior Justin Ramirez scored after the Cougars had a couple of shots on goal.