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Today's Sports

  • 'It's a great day to...

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

    Led by assistant coach Yogi Hickman, 39 West Brunswick football players chanted loudly in their locker room after a season-opening 35-22 victory over Socastee Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory ended a 12-game losing streak—the Trojans last won a game in 2006—and inaugurated what Hickman hopes will be a long-lasting tradition.

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

  • Trolling for fish photos

    When I accepted this job, one of the tasks I was given was to sort through the fish photos this paper receives each week, write captions for them and get them in the paper as soon as possible.

    My first thought was, “Ugh. That will just take up space for my sports photos.”

    But I decided I would do what I was told. If that’s the worst part about this new job, I would have no complaints.

  • Get ready--September signals...

    September’s arrival signals the beginning of the fall fishing season, although it doesn’t always signal the arrival of fall fishing. The water temperature is often slower to cool down than the anglers are to warm up. There is no doubt, however, things are about to get a lot more interesting for anglers in our local waters.

  • Knot Kiddin' crew wins...

    Fishing on the appropriately named Knot Kiddin’ in the Brunswick Islands Saltwater Classic Saturday, David Mason’s crew landed the winning catch: a 48.70-pound king mackerel.

    “That is a big king mackerel,” said Hampstead resident Bill Collins, upon whose fishing line the fish struck.

    The catch also paid dividends in prize money. The Knot Kiddin’ crew of Collins, Mason, Matthew Collins and Zachary Mason earned $28,260.

  • Golf action

    The final results of the second flight of the Sea Trail Ladies Club Championship golf tournament have been tallied. Mary Couch was first in low gross, shooting 91-104-96—291. She finished one stroke ahead of Sharon Markatos, who shot 96-94-102—292. Markatos was the low-net winner (68-69-74—211).

    Complete results of the club championship ran in the Aug. 28 edition.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Men’s Club Tournament was Aug. 26. The format was two best nets.

  • Chip Beck and Happ Lathrop...

    Whatever your career, whatever you love in this life, there is an organization for your passion.

    Are you a CPA? You will probably be a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Do you like to garden? There are many garden clubs in our area. Rotary Clubs allow business people to interact for mutual benefit. The Red Cross contains a legion of volunteers who will be front and center when a hurricane approaches the Carolina coast.

  • Trojans begin season 3-0

    LELAND—Different approach, same result.

    The West Brunswick boys soccer team beat the North Brunswick Scorpions 6-0 Monday evening, the same score by which it beat them in the season opener.

    This time, however, the Trojans used a different style of play in the first half. Rather than attacking, the Trojans worked on set plays, and the second team played nearly as much as the first team.

    West led 2-0 at halftime but scored four goals in seven minutes at the start of the second half.

  • Scrimmages have good moments

    Some impressions from the scrimmages.

    A.J. Ferguson. The South Brunswick senior tight end, who is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, made a sensational catch in the Cougars’ scrimmage Aug. 15 with Jacksonville in the BB&T Football Jamboree.

  • What to do between seasons

    Mid-August to mid-September is sort of the stepchild of fishing seasons. The summer bite has mostly shut down, and the fall bite has yet to begin. The main reason for the slow down is from the high water temperatures.

  • Now is time to think about spot...

    It may still be August, but it is not too early to start thinking about spot fishing. The last few years have been down ones when it comes to the annual spot run, which draws hoards of anglers to our piers and marinas seeking our most beloved little saltwater panfish. However, there is reason for hope.

    This has been an unexpectedly good year for flounder fishing, following some rather bad ones. Whether this is due to more stringent regulations or just species fluctuations is a matter of debate, but clearly there have been more flounder out there.