Today's Sports

  • West’s boys split with...

    The West Brunswick High School boys basketball team ended a three-game season-opening losing streak by winning two last week.

    After a loss on Friday to South, the Eagles are 4-2 as they enter the conference season this week at Hoggard. West’s first home conference game will be Tuesday against White Oak.

    Below are summaries of West last three games:

    SOUTH 60

    WEST 38

    South Brunswick got its first victory of the season and ended West’s two-game winning streak Friday.

  • West Brunswick loses conference-...

    West Brunswick High School had three winners in a 58-18 loss to Laney in the first conference dual of the season Dec. 3.

    Two of the Trojans’ victories were by pin. Ted King won his heavyweight match in 22 seconds.

    Deven Raune won his 152-pound match by pin in 2:15.

    West’s other victory was by Joey Moreno at 171. In a match in which both wrestlers were on their feet for most of the time and constantly warned about stalling, Moreno won by disqualification with the score tied 5-5 in the third period.

  • Cool weather fishing proves good...

    This past week the weather broke for us a few days to get offshore and do some fishing. On Dec. 3, my wife, Amy, brother Barrett and their scuba diving instructor/friend Cameron Sebastian with Coastal Scuba joined me aboard the Carolina Cat for a day of fishing and diving.

    The plan was to run offshore to the edge of the Gulf Stream to try to catch a wahoo or two, then head inshore and do some diving and spear fishing for grouper and maybe find a lobster or two.

  • Lockwood Folly Men’s...

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its red, white and blue tournament Dec. 5. Members who normally play from the white tees played three holes of their choice from each of the red, white and blue tees on the front and back nines. Members who normally play from the gold tees played three holes of their choice from each of the white, gold and red tees on the front and back nines.

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    Now it seems every five minutes of a sports program on TV—and especially on radio—is interrupted with the announcement that some part of it has been paid for or presented by or sponsored by a Fortune 500 company (or, since the stock market crash, the Fortunate 400-Or-So companies.)

  • Locals win best-of-breed in AKC...

    The 2008 AKC Carolina Youth Challenge took place Nov. 8 in Hallsboro. Many youngsters from the county had entries in the challenge, and four of the entries won best of breed.

    In the Black and Tan division, the winner was Roxy. The owner is Jeremiah Frazier, of Ocean Isle Beach. The handler is Ryan Michael.

    In the English division, the winner was Bear Branch Booger Man. The owner is Thomas Inman, of Ash. The handler is Eric Anthony.

    In the Plott division, the winner was Maple Gully Sissy. The owner and handler is Doogie Hewett of Supply.

  • Yellow Jackets end South...

    MARSHVILLE—The third-seeded Marshville Forest Hills Yellow Jackets ended South Brunswick’s football season Friday night in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2-AA playoffs. The 11th-seeded South Brunswick Cougars, playing without injured quarterback Zack Alcorn, lost 35-14.

    Alcorn suffered a knee injury in the Cougars’ playoff victory the previous week over Orange High School.

  • North Brunswick JV football team...

    To those who thought the North Brunswick High School junior varsity football team would be unable to repeat its county and conference champions, the Scorpions proved everyone wrong.

    North completed another stellar season Nov. 6 when it beat West Bruswick 26-0. The victory completed a sweep of county teams (North beat South 34-20) and gave it a record of 9-1. The only loss was to Whiteville—ending an 18-game winning streak—and the two teams finished the season tied for first at 5-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

  • Gossett, Cumbee 1-2 in Seneca...

    Supply drivers finished 1-2 in Street Stocks during the Seneca 400 weekend of racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    According to results from the speedway, Clay Gossett was first and Dean Cumbee second in the Nov. 22 race. Kent Bellamy was third, David Hatchell fourth and two-time track champion Tommy Poole fifth.

    In Mini-Stocks, Brian Powell was first, followed by Lucas Williams, Chad Campbell and track champion Dub Fulford of Shallotte. Harry Floyd, of Ash, was seventh; Jason Floyd, of Ash, ninth; and Willie Fulford of Supply, 10th, in the 27-car race.

  • West splits two duals in first...

    West Brunswick opened its home wrestling season by splitting two duals Nov. 25. West, with four seniors in the 14-match lineup, lost its opening dual to South View 58-13. The Trojans then beat North Brunswick 65-12.

    Against South View, West had three winners. At 112, Dylan Bernier won by pin with 2:01 left in the second period. At 125, Caleb Hawkins won 8-4. At 170, Joey Moreno won 14-3.

    Three other Trojans lost by decision: Aldo DeNardi, 8-5 at 145; Brian Murdaugh, 5-3 at 160; and Seth Strickland, 11-0 at 215. West’s other wrestlers lost by pin.