Today's Sports

  • 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).

  • West's Trojans sweep county...

    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.

  • Fishing tournament honors...

    On Saturday, Sept. 26, fishermen will gather to support one of their own at the third annual Bay Creek Classic Flounder Tournament.

  • Nick Bradley: World-famous golf...

    Nick Bradley, coach to PGA Tour players and author of “The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing,” is living and working in Brunswick County.

    Last week, I spent a quiet morning with Nick in the clubhouse of the Thistle Golf Club, where he is teaching. His journey to become a world-renowned teacher of the game is amazing.

    Nick grew up in London, and as a boy he was a swimmer and a runner, not a golfer. His specialty was the 100-meter butterfly and he excelled at his sport.

  • Fighting Camel football field...

    BUIES CREEK—On Sept. 5, Campbell football fans cheered not only for the Fighting Camels’ first home game win but also for the dedication of the new football field named in honor of Edward M. Gore.

    Gore is a longtime friend and benefactor of Campbell. The dedication took place during halftime ceremonies at the season-opener against Methodist University.

  • Gators gobble up Scorpions

    LELAND—The Gators of East Columbus used an old-school single-wing formation in beating the North Brunswick Scorpions 27-13 Friday night.

    This formation is rarely used in high school football. This offense really has no quarterback, and all four running backs take direct snaps from center.

  • West volleyball team defeats...

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Lady Trojans get first victory...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis won for the first time this season, routing East Bladen 9-0.

    “I am very happy for all the girls,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “They been doing what it takes to win.

    In singles, Gabrial Sanders beat Paige Huggins 6-0, 6-0. Aimee Rourk beat Christen McKiner 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Sanchez beat Emmy Corbett 6-2, 6-1. Taylor Madison beat Monae Newkirk 6-0, 6-0. Lesile Cao beat Haley Baldwin 6-0, 6-0. Katie Fike beat Megan Atkinson 6-0, 6-0.

  • Laney JV uses big plays to hand...

    WILMINGTON—The Laney Buccaneers made several big plays to hold off a feisty West Brunswick squad for a 27-13 victory Thursday night. Laney seized control of the game early in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead.

    For West (2-1), undermanned because of some key injuries and varsity call-ups, the loss was the first of the season.

  • Anglers get ready for the big...

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.