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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • OIB runner among winners in...

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH— In the rain Saturday morning, Ocean Isle Beach resident Margaret Coleman won the women’s 5-kilometer run in the Oyster Festival Road Race.

    Coleman, 19, finished in 22 minutes, 52 seconds and was 17th overall. Brooke Penegar, 12, of Lancaster, S.C., was the second-fastest woman (18th in 22:59) and Randi Sheppard, 19, of Wilmington, was the third fastest (22nd in 24:10).

    Dwight Jacobs won the 10-kilometer Oyster Festival Road Race. Jacobs, a 47-year-old Greensboro resident, finished the 6.2-mile race in 36 minutes, 7 seconds.

  • South beats North 21-20, stays...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The atmosphere was electrifying, the excitement and anticipation were high. These are what rivalries are all about. North vs. South. The Scorpions of North Brunswick High School vs. the Cougars of South Brunswick High School.

    Games in the past few years have been decided by a couple of points. Friday night’s game was no exception, with South Brunswick winning by one point, 21-20, to remain undefeated (7-0).

  • Bowlers compete in Special...

    The Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department ran a Special Olympics adult bowling tournament Oct. 10 at the Brunswick County Bowling Center.

    Highest score for the men was Leon Benton with a 162; for the women, Kim Rivers, 138.

    Pizza Hut of Shallotte donated pizzas for lunch. The West Brunswick High School JROTC helped as volunteers.

  • Cougars open playoffs with...

    South Brunswick High School opened the Class 2-A state volleyball playoffs by beating South Lenoir 25-17, 25-10, 26-24 Saturday at South.

    Caitlin Bevill had 41 assists in the victory, which improved the Cougars to 13-7.

    South played a second-round game Tuesday (too late for this edition).