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Today's Sports

  • Season for spot has been hit-and...

    Halloween is upon us, and folks are still out there trying to scare up some spot for dinner. They are fishing in increasingly colder weather, as everyone hopes to arrive at the water just when the spot run really kicks into gear. So far it has been another hit and miss season for spot, something becoming familiar to anglers on the southeastern coast.

  • Late fall fishing transition...

    And now to the next phase of the fishing experience. Late fall has officially arrived as temperatures this week plummet into the 30s. Beach water temperatures have fallen to the mid-60s and the fish are on the move. The spots will be running at their peak over the next week or two. Watch for the piers to be lined with fishermen facing north as a sign the bite is on.

  • Golf action

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its ninth annual Ocean Ridge Cup tournament Oct. 15, Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. The contest consisted of two 52-member teams (Oceans and Ridges) competing in a Ryder Cup Format.

  • Five holes-in-one? You have to...

    I started hearing rumors about a gal at Ocean Ridge who had three holes-in-one in the past year, then I heard she had another, and then another…

    Naaah! Five holes-in-one in a year? Impossible, I thought. Someone was pulling my leg.

    But the rumors persisted and a couple of people sent me e-mails, someone else called me about it.

    I decided to track it down and folks, it’s as true as the sun shining outside my office window this morning.

  • Shaw wins at BCC with trust

    Walter Shaw should be Coach of the Year every year.

    Winning at least 20 games for four straight years as coach of the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team merits such an honor.

    But there is another reason he should be admired for what he has done at BCC.

    He wins against incredible odds.

    Consider this: If you’re a high school senior basketball player, would you want to play community college basketball at a school that has no gym? Would you want to play basketball at a school that offers no scholarships?

  • West wins 3-A title in...

    After a winless 2007 season, the West Brunswick High School football team clinched the 3-A title in the Mideastern Conference by beating the Jacksonville Cardinals 35-21 on homecoming Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West led 27-0 in the first half and then withstood a Cardinal rally for the nerve-wracking victory. The Trojans are 2-0 against the 3-A teams in the conference and 5-4 overall.

  • South Columbus Stallions end...

    TABOR CITY—Those fans who braved the cold weather Monday and were looking for a good high school football game got that as the heavily favored South Columbus Stallions slipped by the previously unbeaten South Brunswick Cougars 29-22.

    The Cougars have improved vastly over last year, as the score last season was 62-0 in favor of the Stallions.

  • North beats Trask 26-20,...

    LELAND—It was another rainy Friday night; however, this was a special night because it was homecoming for North Brunswick High School and because it clinched the Scorpions’ hopes of getting into the state football playoffs.

    Josh Balloon, North Brunswick’s crushing running back the last few years, was at the game along with many other alumni. They saw an exciting game in which North Brunswick ran out to a 26-6 lead over Trask and then held on for a 26-20 victory.

  • Trojans beat South, make state...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat South Brunswick 6-4 Oct. 22 in its final high school soccer game of the regular season.

    The victory also clinched a spot in the Class 3-A state playoffs for West (9-12).

    This is the third straight year the Trojans have made the playoffs. West will play at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at C.B. Aycock (19-1), ranked No. 7 in Class 3-A. Aycock has allowed 17 goals all season. South ends the season 2-15.

    “It is really big for us,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “This is a big deal.”

  • Defending state champs end West...

    For the second straight year, Greenville D.H. Conley ended West Brunswick’s volleyball season.

    Conley, the 2007 Class 3-A state champions, beat the Trojans 25-15, 25-12, 25-21, 25-15 Oct. 23 at West.

    West ends the season 18-3.

    “They have no reason to hold their heads down,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They should be very proud. They accomplished a lot.