Today's Sports

  • Turnovers costly; Trojans drop...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team turned the ball over seven times Thursday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and fell 20-0 to the visiting Ashley Screaming Eagles.

    The Trojans (2-2) lost five fumbles, threw two interceptions and turned the ball over on downs two times in a 20-0 defeat as they struggled to muster anything offensively all night against an active Ashley defense.

  • West's 10th win is Reeves...

    The West Brunswick volleyball team beat Whiteville 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference match Sept. 15, giving West coach Leslie Reeves the 100th victory of her coaching career at West.

    West won the match at Whiteville 25-12, 25-11, 25-14.

    Kenzie McDuffie had 27 assists. She also had scored 12 points and had five kills. Miriah Milliken scored a season-high 17 points and had eight aces.

    Carly White had 11 kills and five blocks. Keri Nolan had 12 kills and scored five points. Breana Gause had seven kills and seven blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre scored seven points.

  • South tennis team remains...

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team stayed perfect by beating the Cape Fear B team 6-3 in a nonconference dual Sept. 15.

    The Cougars won four singles matches: At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Emma Offerman 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Tori Soltis. At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Mary Stewart 6-0, 6-3. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Lilly Hawfield 6-3, 6-1.

  • Late East Bladen goal ties West...

    East Bladen scored with nine minutes left to tie the score and held off a flurry of West Brunswick shots in the final minutes of overtime in a 1-1 tie Sept. 16 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, 2-0-1 in the Waccamaw Conference, took a 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the second half on a goal set up by Corey Bell. In the left side of the field, he passed to Chip Mendoza. He dribbled the ball to the center of the box and then hit low shot into the goal.

  • Now is the right time to fish...

    Local anglers have been dodging rain showers and getting in some decent fishing.

    Temperatures have remained steady enough that real fall fishing hasn’t kicked into gear yet, although the speckled trout don’t seem to know to wait and have been hitting well. Red drum and flounder are making up the bulk of the other inshore catches as folks wait for the spot to start running.

  • Cancer Rally at Ocean Ridge...

    Breast cancer impacts many people in our society. I lost a dear friend to breast cancer many years ago.

    June Larson was a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism; I was a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse. We were both stay-at-home moms and became friends through our church, where we were both active in Sunday School and youth programs.

    When all of our children were in school full time, June and I began our long-delayed writing careers. We joined forces and sent out proposals on articles we wanted to write.

  • West’s boys win cross-...


    Caleb Hawkins would have been proud.

    The West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team, winless last year, won for the first time this year in a four-team, 36-runner meet at West.

    The Trojans placed five runners in the top 10 and beat South Brunswick by two points, 31-33. North had 72 points and West Bladen 101.

    West’s runners wore black ribbons on their jerseys in memory of Hawkins. The three-sport athlete died May 12 of injuries suffered in an auto wreck.

  • Brunswick boxer’s...

    This tugboat of a man was more like a teddy bear.

    It just depended where you met Waban “Tugboat” Thomas.

    “He was a lamb out of the ring but a tiger in the ring and a gentlemen fighter,” said Calabash mayor Anthony Clemmons. “He once knocked a fighter out and caught him on one arm and lowered him to the canvas. I asked him why, and he indicated that he didn’t want the man to hurt himself.”

  • Trojans sweep county rivals

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team opened its Waccamaw Conference season with two victories, beating South Brunswick 2-0 Sept. 9 and North Brunswick 5-3 Monday.

    Below are summaries of the games.

    WEST 2

    SOUTH 0

    West scored twice in the second half in beating the Cougars in the game at West.

    Alex Harrell scored West’s first goal, kicking in a ball that had ricocheted off the goal post on a 20-yard free kick by Chip Mendoza.

  • South beats West in cross country

    BOILING SPRING LAKES— South Brunswick beat West by nine points in a boys’ cross country tri-meet Sept. 8. South’s girls also won but did so in a runaway.

    South’s boys finished with 32 points and West 41. North was third with 49 points.

    North’s Nic Merritt won the boys’ race in 20 minutes, 30 seconds. Three West runners finished in top five: Ronnie Dellinger was third at 21:06, Juan Gonzalez fourth at 21:13 and Jason Huff fifth at 21:21.

    South’s top runner was Bradley Phillips, the meet runner-up (21:05).