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Today's Sports

  • Communications 101 for golf...

    Last week I attended the 2008 Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach.

    This is a four-day event that includes a golf tournament, seminars, exhibits, meetings and receptions. Because the Carolinas section of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association is the largest in the country, the Myrtle Beach, S.C., conference is second only to the national one, which will take place Feb. 2-7 in New Orleans.

  • A table set for seven

    The elegantly set tables, with the empty chairs waiting to be filled, the food ready to be served, remain in my memory whenever Thanksgiving nears.

    One of my earliest memories is of a trip our family made to visit Mom’s relatives “on the farm,” as we called it. The trip was about 90 minutes, but to the four of us with little wiggle room in the back seat of the car, it might as well have been 90 hours. To pass the time, we engaged in the spur-of-the-moment sport of elbow jabbing. (Another brother, the baby of the family, slept up front on Mom’s lap.)

  • Cougars get set for third round...

    After a thrilling 27-20 victory Friday night over the Orange Panthers in the second round of the Class 2-AA playoffs, the South Brunswick Cougars will play Marshville Forest Hills (10-3) this Friday.

    “Overall the kids did a great job,” an ecstatic Gordon Walters said Saturday. “Can you believe we are 10-2? The kids really follow the game plan.”

  • Northside ends North Brunswick...

    JACKSONVILLE—It was the coldest night of the year, and the North Brunswick football season ended on it, too.

    Give credit to the Monarchs of Northside High School, who had everything to do with stopping North Brunswick 27-0 Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A playoffs.

    The unbeaten Monarchs entered the game averaging almost 40 points a game, but the game started with both teams going back and forth throughout the first quarter.

  • BCC ranks in top 25; beats...

    Playing its first game since getting a top-25 ranking, the unbeaten Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 95-84 Nov. 20 at West Brunswick High School.

    Five players scored at least 12 points, and one of those players, sophomore guard/forward Cornell Holmes, scored all 14 of his points in the second half after a 53-53 tie.

  • BCC volleyball season ends in...

    The historic Brunswick Community College volleyball season ended Friday in the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

    Central Community College (Nebraska) beat the Dolphins 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15. The Dolphins, seeded No. 16, lost their first-round match Nov. 20 to top-ranked Kishwaukee College 25-15, 25-10, 25-6. Kishwaukee entered the tournament 53-3.

  • Golf action

    Editor’s note: Because of an early deadline for the holiday, results received after Nov. 20 will be published next week.

    The Brierwood WGA had a scramble format on Nov. 18 in its last tournament of the season. The game resulted in a tie for two teams, which was broken by the matching of scorecards. The winning scores were 7-over-par 72. First place went to the team of Hilda Hall, Gloria Brkal, Ellie Scutt and Sue Janovic. The second-place team was Sarah Lula, Carol Fitz-Gerald, Pat Kronyak and Mickey Salerno.

  • Trojan seniors, take a bow

    By the end of a season, teams have established their identity.

    Conference champions or conference patsies. Overachievers or slackers. Good sports or disgusting rogues.

    When the West Brunswick High School football season ended Friday night after a 51-27 loss to Overhills in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs, West coach Jimmy Fletcher felt good about these 2008 Trojans.

    And he was especially grateful for the way the seniors played.

  • Record start for Dolphins

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team made school history Saturday afternoon when it beat Wilkes Community College 113-83 and improved to a record-setting start of 8-0.

    Five Dolphins scored at least 10 points against Wilkes: Mi’kyel Nero had 18, Lamonte Theus 15, Jeremy Basnight and Andrew Jackson 14 each and Isaac Nixon 10.

    BCC won the game without 6-foot-9 center/forward Jamar Taylor (ankle injury) and 6-9 center Jeffery Monk (funeral).

    The game was close late into the first half before the Dolphins built a big lead.

  • Cougars win first playoff game...

    BEULAVILLE—Cougars 24, Panthers 8: That was the score in 1986, when South Brunswick High School won it first football playoff game, against East Duplin.