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Today's Sports

  • Essay contest winner provided a...

    Last week was a reminder to me about what fishing should really be about. Over the past 20 years I’ve been fortunate to have fished in many places and been a part of many incredible fishing adventures. I think I often lose sight of the great opportunities I’ve been afforded, and in retrospect, many so-called “unsuccessful” fishing trips would have truly been wonders in the eyes of someone else.

  • Golf action

    CALABASH VFW

    The Calabash VFW Post 7288 played its annual charity golf tournament Nov. 8 at Panther’s Run. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). The WWP provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

  • The grandest rally of all&...

    The Lockwood Folly Ladies Golf Association has been hosting a Rally for the Cure since 1997. Rally for the Cure is a national initiative to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs through the game of golf. It falls under the umbrella of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    This Lockwood Folly Rally for this year was Oct. 30 and raised $22,500. In total, the Lockwood LGA has raised more than $293,000 for the Komen foundation since its first Rally for the Cure.

    Amazing!

  • BCC advances to national...

    LOUISBURG—Stephanie Beach, the Brunswick Community College volleyball coach, stood on the volleyball court at Louisburg Community College and quickly recited an amazing list of accomplishments.

    “I can’t believe I would have had a tournament MVP, an all-region player of the year, a coach of the year, a tournament championship and a conference championship all in the first year,” she said. “I can’t imagine it.”

  • Don’t hang up your...

    It sure is quiet down on the coast this fall. In the midst of possibly the world’s worst economic downturn, the only ones making out to the good are the fish.

    The other problem we’ve had is the wind. It seems day after day the wind blows, changes direction and then blows again. It is only supposed to blow for a couple of days, then settle down for a couple of days. Combine the unsettled weather and dismal economy and you have the recipe for rebuilding fish stocks.

  • Brunswick Beacon Tournament of...

    The 2008 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions will be played Saturday and Sunday on the Maples Course at Sea Trail.

    In this invitational event, club champions from area courses will play two days of stroke play. The champions, both men and women, must have won their championship in either match play or stroke play competition without handicaps. Net champions are not eligible.

  • Trip had unexpected, happy result

    My first trip to Pikeville, on a weekday afternoon, was not one for leisure. I made the two-and-one-half hour drive to cover the West Brunswick High School soccer team play in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs.

    I thought it was a wasted, but necessary, trip. I arrived there tired, hungry and irritable.

  • West completes amazing turnaround

    LELAND—About the only thing the West Brunswick football team did wrong Friday night in its 40-16 victory over North Brunswick was at the end—a too hasty attempt to douse coach Jimmy Fletcher with a celebratory ice bath. (Instead, the players splashed assistant Mike Alderson.)

    But the missed attempt was understandable. Last season, the Trojans had nothing to celebrate in a winless schedule. This year, the victory over the Scorpions gave the Trojans a regular-season record of 6-5.

  • White Oak again thwarts the...

    JACKSONVILLE—West Brunswick’s soccer season ended in a 4-1 defeat to White Oak in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 3-A playoffs Nov. 4.

    Coach Tripp Smith’s Trojans, who have advanced to the third round three straight seasons, end the year 11-13.

    The game was the third one of the season between the two conference foes. White Oak won the first two games 5-0 and 3-0. But this game was more of a struggle than the first two games, Viking coach Buddy Carroll said.

  • From 0-11 last year to 6-5 this year and a spot in the playoffs, it has been a remarkable season for the Trojan football team.

    “When you come off something like last year and you have a winning season,” West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher said, “it’s a great feeling for your players and your coaches. It just makes you feel excited.”

    How did Fletcher turn around the West Brunswick High School football team?

    He credits the players.