Today's Sports

  • Waccamaw Conference basketball...

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team will open the Waccamaw Conference championship tournament at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Whiteville.

  • McCumbee 33rd in truck opener at...

     Chad McCumbee finished 33rd out of 36 racers in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 26th in the first race of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But nine laps into the race, his ignition failed.

    McCumbee, racing a Chevrolet and sponsored by FT-11 Degreaser and Rockingham Speedway, won $9,675.

  • Lady Trojans’ defense...

     TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team won its second road game in two nights by beating South Columbus 55-23 Feb. 10.

  • South relay seventh in state...



    The South Brunswick 200-yard freestyle relay of senior Cody Spencer, junior Brian Teemsma, Stephen Seeber and sophomore Myles Williams finished seventh in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The Cougar team swam the race in 1 minute, 37.02 seconds. The winning time was 1:31.30.

  • Brinsfield is Brunswick County...


    Michael Brinsfield is the Brunswick County Bassmasters’ 2009 Angler of the Year.

    Brinsfield, the club president, scored the most points during the 12-tournament season.

    The award states he was recognized “for outstanding performance in the field of bass fishing as the club’s number one fisherman.”

    The club also recognized Ed Nelson with the Lunker of the Year award. Nelson caught a 5.55-pound bass March 28 at Cooper River in South Carolina.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...



    LELAND— Montez Loman scored on a rebound with 35 seconds left in overtime to break a tie and Edward McNeil hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left to clinch South Brunswick’s 45-41 victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

  • West girls rout West Bladen


    Sheena Suttlemyre’s scoring and the Lady Trojans’ rebounding enabled West Brunswick to win Feb. 9 at West Bladen 52-29.

    Suttlemyre scored 18 points. She had four rebounds and three assists.

  • West raffle benefits athletics

    Sounds like a good deal: Help West Brunswick athletics and get a chance to win $5,000.

    Tickets are on sale for the West Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club annual reverse raffle banquet, which takes place 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the West cafeteria. The grand prize is $5,000. A $100 donation admits two for a steak dinner.

    To purchase tickets, call West athletics director John Floyd at either 754-7700 or 398-2740.

    This is one of the main fundraisers of the year for West Brunswick athletics. Last year, 221 tickets were sold.

  • South swimmers qualify for state...

    South Brunswick will be sending five relays to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The 200-yard medley relay of Sarah Shepard, Mackenzie Jones, Claire Lane and Rachel Van Noordt is seeded 22nd (2:07.85). The top time is 1:49.16.

    Van Noordt, a freshman, is seeded 20th in the 200 IM (2:31.94). The top time is 2:08.58.

    Jones, a sophomore, is seeded 23rd in 100 butterfly (1:09.64). The top time is 58.46.

  • BCC men lose to Cape Fear

    The BCC men’s basketball team lost 86-80 to conference leader Cape Fear Community College Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC trailed 71-62 with four minutes, 23 seconds left and had cut the lead to 81-80 when Chris Smith hit a 3-pointer. But Cape Fear hit free throws and scored on a layup off a turnover on a play in which Smith suffered a leg injury to clinch the victory.

    BCC is 3-4 in the conference, 15-8 overall. Cape Fear is 5-1, 17-3.