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Today's Sports

  • Festival ends, but keep on...

     The North Carolina Oyster Festival was this past weekend at Ocean Isle Beach. The Oyster Festival is the last big event that brings a crowd to our beach. The beach-going foot traffic will steadily decline from this point. The waterways have been quiet throughout the week, but the weekends have been super busy. The weather finally is making a turn to fall conditions with cool nights and north winds. The bull redfish run should continue for at least another week and then the speckled trout bite should be active.

  • Lovin’ Litchfield Beach and Golf...

     

    The Carolina coast is an awesome area. Near Virginia, we have the Outer Banks, 200 miles of barrier islands with lots of great beaches, history (the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane in Kitty Hawk) and golf courses.

    Coming down the coast, we have Cape Fear, our very own Brunswick Islands and then the huge sprawling Myrtle Beach, S.C., complex with more than 100 golf courses, lots of shows, amusements, shopping and fabulous beaches.

  • West Brunswick’s Cameryn Smith...

     BOLIVIA— West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith won the NCHSAA class 3A East Regional golf tournament Monday, Oct. 20, at Carolina National Golf Club.

    Smith shot a 73 and finished one stroke ahead of defending state champion Siranon Shoomee of Lee County.

    “I feel petty good about that,” Smith said when asked how she felt about beating the 2013 state champion. “I felt she was my main competitor.”

    Shoomee played in the foursome ahead of Smith.

  • Scorpions rally in fourth...

     North Brunswick scored twice in the final quarter to beat Croatan 21-12 Friday, Oct. 17, on football Homecoming Night in Leland.

    The Scorpions improved to 1-1 in the East Central 2A conference, 4-4 overall. Croatan is 1-1, 5-3.

    Croatan had  scored and taken a 12-7 lead with about 7 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game. North stopped the 2-point conversion.

  • South Brunswick wins first-round...

     Hed: Cougars win opener in playoffs

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick volleyball team beat Southern Guilford 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, 25-12 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School class 3A state playoffs Friday, Oct. 17 at South. For the Cougars (15-5), Kelsi Kazmierzak had 10 kills. Cali Watson had eight kills, four aces and three blocks. Caylen Folmar had seven kills and five aces. Kimmie Williams had seven aces. Cassidy Clifton had 20 digs.

  • Local runners among top...

     

    Staff Report

    Adam Cornelius, 31, of Rockwell, won the North Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Sunday, Oct. 19, at Ocean Isle Beach. He finished the 6.2-mile race in 37 minutes, 00.10 seconds.

    Mark McGeough, 44, of Ocean Isle Beach, was second in 38:12.1. Lunsford King, 49, of Wrightsville Beach, was third in 39:58.

    The top finisher in the women’s 10K was Monica Litsas, 22, of Columbia, S.C., in 42:22.

  • Trojans mix run and pass to...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 42-7 on football Homecoming Night Friday, Oct. 17.

    As has been the case all season, West’s running backs were unstoppable as the Trojans improved to 2-1 in the conference, 4-4 overall, with three games left in the conference season.

  • Cameryn Smith wins final MEC...

    Cameryn Smith shot a 75 and won the final Mideastern 3A/4A Conference golf tournament of the season Oct. 13 on the Nicklaus Pines Course at the Country Club of Landfall. 

    Smith, a senior, was the only golfer to break 80 on the 5,628-yard course in winning the championship. Caroline Cahill, a Laney High School sophomore, shot an 81 and finished second.

    On the front nine, Smith shot a 38 and Cahill a 39. On the back nine, Smith shot a 37 and Cahill a 42.

  • Fishing for king mackerel at its...

     The king mackerel fishing has been on fire this past week. Therefore, for those of you fishermen carving pumpkins, go ahead and slowly put down the knife and get the boat ready — the fish are biting. The kings have made their presence known by moving into the shallower waters of the Cape Fear shipping channel. In addition to being closer to the beach, this area is well known for producing big fish this time of year. Fishermen that fish the right time, tide and place can have one of their best king mackerel days of the year.

  • Fishing brings family together