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Today's Sports

  • Fishing brings family together
  • Napolitano named SAC Defensive...

     Wingate University senior defensive end Nick Napolitano (West Brunswick) is the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Napolitano receives this honor for the second time this season and in his career.

    Napolitano had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack as the Bulldogs defeated Catawba 30-19 Saturday, Oct. 11.

    Napolitano also had four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass.

    He forced a fumble and leads the NCAA and the SAC in forced fumbles (four).

  • Veterans’ Golf Tournament: An...

     Last week I had the privilege of attending the closing ceremonies for the Veterans Tournament at Brick Landing Plantation. The tournament was played Oct. 8, and was for the benefit of the new Veterans’ Memorial in Sunset Beach.

    The day was amazing on several levels. First of all, more than $20,000 was raised for the memorial in a single day. Secondly, the tournament was filled to capacity several weeks in advance. Best of all, everyone finished golfing in fewer than 4½ hours. Our military men and women know how to keep on a schedule.  

  • Top two teams in Fall Brawl each...

     Clearly Hooked, captained by Austin T. Eubank of Carolina Beach, hooked a 39.65-pound king mackerel Saturday, Oct. 11, and won the Fall Brawl King Classic last weekend.

    The crew won $19,306 for its first-place finish and its high finishes in other categories.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct 12. The tourney attracted 195 entries, and 130 boats fished Saturday.

  • Trojans hold off Cougars 27-24

    West JV football

    The West Brunswick junior varsity beat South Brunswick 21-16 Thursday, Oct. 9, at West.

    West scored on the opening drive on a 7-yard quarterback keeper by Owen McDowell. Terrance Clarida kicked the extra point.

    West fell behind 16-7 but Michael Bryant scored in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16-13.The two pointer failed. 

    West got the ball back with 54 seconds left in the game. 

  • Middle school, high school cross...

     Brunswick County middle schools completed their first season of cross country Wednesday, Oct. 1, in a meet at West Brunswick High School. The girls and boys ran together in a 2-mile race.

    The girls’ top finisher was Bailey Lawson of Waccamaw. The next two fastest runners were from South Brunswick Middle School: Haleigh McKeithan and Caroline Moore.

    The three fastest runners were boys: Alex Younts of Shallotte Middle School was first. Jaxon Hudson of South Brunswick Middle School was second. Jose Velasquez of Shallotte Middle School was third.

  • South completes sweep of West in...

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

    South is 5-4 and third in the conference, 12-4 overall.

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, West won at Topsail 26-24, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.

  • Cameryn Smith: Dreams do come...

     Cameryn Smith is a senior at West Brunswick High School. She plays on the West Brunswick girls’ golf team and belongs to The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    In the past month, Smith has become a superstar.

    In August, Cameryn won a $15,000 scholarship from Royal Bank of Scotland through its Achievers of the Year awards. Last week, she played in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Her Champions Tour partner was Rocco Mediate, and her caddie was PGA professional Terry Mauney, the program director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Stable weather creates excellent...

     Have you seen the weather forecast? We are expected to have the most stable weather we have had all year: light northerly winds at night switching to light southerly winds during the day. That should create a calm and predictable ocean, allowing all sizes of boats to target Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bull redfish along our beach.

  • Cooler weather brings leads to...