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Today's Sports

  • 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).

  • Victory keeps playoff hopes alive

    West Brunswick held off a strong finish by Whiteville to beat the Wolfpack 2-1 Monday night in a nonconference soccer game.

    “We were playing on our heels a little bit in the last 10 minutes,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “You can tell it’s been a month since we won a ballgame.”

    The Trojans’ last victory was Sept. 12 against Waccamaw Academy. Since then, West had lost 11 straight games in the Mideastern 4-A/3-A Conference and dropped to 7-11 overall.

  • Some fishermen buzzing about...

    As is usual for inshore fishing this time of the year, a majority of anglers are camped out at the piers and inlets waiting for the spot to run. So far the results have been mixed. We were having a great fishing year, despite the high gas prices, right up until the fall, which has been a bit of a disappointment.

  • Fall fishing continues to be...

    There is no doubt fall is here. We have had our first good cold snap, which is great news for fishermen and thankfully bad news for mosquitoes (they were getting a bit out of hand).

    The cold weather has dropped the water temperatures to the low 70s and upper 60s, which is prime for king mackerel in the nearshore waters as well as the backwater fishing for redfish and speckled trout. As it continues to get colder, the offshore waters near the Gulf Stream will cool and create temperature edges, which will attract concentrations of wahoo.