Today's Sports

  • North Brunswick 2-0 in volleyball

    Staff Report

    North Brunswick opened its volleyball season with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 victory against Union.

    “Senior Claire Longshore did a good job moving from the libero roll into the setter role, helping the team with 11 assists,” North coach Morgan Farroll said.

    Longshore also tallied four aces, two kills and five digs.

    In the second set, Longshore went on a serving streak, scoring five straight points.

  • Alfy Hill on Eagles’ roster

    Alfy Hill is on the football roster for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, is so new to the team that Eagles’ website lists him as 6-foot-5 but lists no weight. His jersey number is 77.

    A brief biography states that Hill is a “a 6-foot-3, 283 pound defensive end, Hill began his collegiate career at the University of Alabama but played his final two seasons at Winston-Salem State. In his senior year, he accumulated 29 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Hill practiced with the Arizona Cardinals this spring prior to joining the Eagles.”

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  • Beach action increases as temps...

    Every year, a cool, crisp north wind begins to blow in Brunswick County. The air becomes lighter, pumpkins appear on doorsteps and you can bet that a big king mackerel will be caught off Ocean Crest Pier. For some, these seasonal characteristics indicate that leaves will need to be picked up and Halloween costumes will need to be picked out. However, most Brunswick County fishermen know the leaves are not going anywhere and his or her costume will include a good pair of rubber boots and fishing bibs. It is safe to say fall is almost here.

  • Sandpiper Bay renovating

    Golf is alive and well in Brunswick County and I’m delighted.

    Several years ago, it was a different story. The economy had tanked; golf rounds were down on the Carolina Coast and courses were closing here and there in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.  Bay Tee, Gator Hole, Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course and Calabash Links were gone.

    My husband, Gene, and I had worked hard all our lives and we had built a great retirement home on the third hole of Brick Landing. Then that course went into bankruptcy and closed.

  • Flooding and fishing issues

    I have received several phone calls and emails concerning the future status on our fishery after all the freshwater runoff. The honest answer is I really don’t know. We have gotten a tremendous amount of rain. There is water from inland flooding that will also have to make its way to the ocean. It probably will take weeks for things to get back to normal. The only good news I have is that this is the fall season. The big bull redfish were thick along the beach before this crazy event happened. I plan to go to the beach as soon as the rain clears to check things out.

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    I’ve known Landon Patterson since he joined The First Tee of Brunswick County eight years ago. He was cute, enthusiastic about golf and willing to learn and be a part of the program.

    Today, Patterson is a senior at West Brunswick High School, the captain of its golf team and an honors student. He has led them to three straight state tournament appearances. He has been named first team all-conference the last two years.   

    He just returned from playing in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

  • McLaughlin scores ace

    Doris McLaughlin scored a hole-in-one Aug. 24 on the second hole at Panther’s Run. She used a 7-wood on the 100-yard hole.