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Today's Sports

  • Be thankful for the Brunswick...

     At the end of November, most people focus their attention to cooking the perfect turkey rather than fishing. However, this time of year can produce impressive inshore, near shore and offshore fishing if you can get away from the kitchen.

  • Speckled trout, redfish prime...

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is usually the last celebration for most vacation homeowners in the Brunswick Islands. After this last celebration, many will winterize their homes and will return just before the Easter holiday to get things back up and running again. Just because everyone leaves does not mean that the fishing stops. The fishing can see some really good days for those willing to deal with the cooler temperatures. Speckled trout and redfish are the two prime targets through the winter months.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m...

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.

  • Talk of the town has been the...

     Brunswick County has endured a few days of bone-chilling temperatures in the past week. Northeast winds swept across our area on Friday, Nov. 14, yet the fish continue to bite. From the beach to the Gulf Stream, the fish are feeding.

  • Sight fishing for redfish

     The clear, cold shallow water looked more like a two-way mirror than the hot, dirty water we have seen most of this year. The last few live mullet rested in the live well before receiving their last assignment for the year. The conditions were perfect as we made our last few adjustments with the trolling motor and then allowing the wind to slide us closer to the redfish.

  • Meo remembered for life of...

     Joe Meo, a popular golfer in this area, died Nov. 8 at age 97.

    Meo was born May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and wife Ann moved to Carolina Shores from New Jersey in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    During the funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 14, Rev. D. Anthony Droze used a phrase from a World War II documentary in describing Meo as “a trophy of God’s grace.”

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-...

     

    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.

  • In November, speckled trout are...

    November is the month that speckled trout are most abundant and usually willing to bite on most days. A backwater school was scheduled last weekend that emphasized targeting trout with soft plastics. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center offers all sorts of classes throughout the year to help anglers hone their fishing skills to target their desired species. Please visit www.oifc.comto see all the fishing schools the center has to offer.

  • Some new golfers in men’s...

    For the 2014 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, we have a bunch of new club champions in the ranks of our men. Hooray for the newbies.

    Of the 16 Brunswick County clubs that have played their championships thus far, we have 10 new men’s champions. Some of these guys have won club championships at other clubs before moving here, but several of them are experiencing the kudos and glory for the very first time. Meet the 2014 club champions of Brunswick County.

    Brick Landing, Bob Brown

  • Trojans defeat Ashley 28-8, get...

     

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick football team beat winless Ashley High School 28-8 Friday, Nov. 7, at Ashley, in the final game of the Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference season.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference. Ashley finishes 0-10.

    The Trojans, 5-6 overall, will play a first-round game in the Class 3AA East state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, against Chapel Hill. The Tigers finished 4-3 and fourth in the Big Eight Conference and were 8-3 overall.