Today's Sports

  • First bluefin tuna of season...

    The anticipation has been building over the past weeks as fishermen await the arrival of the giant bluefin tuna to our waters. Since 2005, these powerful and highly valuable fish have provided sport and much needed supplemental income to local fishermen. As this is still a new fishery to our area, every year the big question is, “I wonder if they’ll show.”

  • Charlie Megaswing: Golf teacher...

    As a working journalist, I have met a lot of different folks over the years. Interviews are one of the facets of writing I dearly love. It’s fun to meet new people, to ask questions, to find out what makes them tick.

    Last week, I met a real raconteur, a guy who has a great life story and a gift of gab to go with it.

    Charlie Megaswing has been teaching the game of golf at the State Line Driving Range for more than 10 years. The facility is on the southbound lane of U.S. 17, right on the border of North and South Carolina.

  • Championship celebration becomes...

    A celebration of an autumn softball championship evolved into a Christmastime donation drive for Hope Harbor Home.

    When the Pipettes softball team won the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation softball tournament in October, the team sponsor offered to fund a victory party, said Pipettes’ player Jessica Winfree.

  • Trojans begin conference...

    The West Brunswick High School basketball teams begin Waccamaw Conference play this week. West played host to South Brunswick Dec. 15 and will play on Friday at North Brunswick.

    West’s girls enter the conference 5-2. In its last three nonconference games, it beat North Myrtle Beach 59-31 and Socastee, S.C., 48-30 but lost Monday to Ashley 51-31.

    West’s boys lost 63-49 to North Myrtle Beach, 62-57 to Socastee and 52-43 Monday to Ashley.

    Summaries of the games are below and on page 4B.


    WEST 48, SOCASTEE 30

  • Lady Cougars learn from two-...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick’s girls lost 36-34 Friday night to Trask in a nonconference basketball game.

    The young Cougars showed what they are capable of doing during the third quarter, when they erupted for 15 straight points against Trask’s starting five seniors.

    “I’m proud of our girls,” South coach Chris Roehner said. “They learned more from tonight’s loss than from Monday’s victory. They are improving every game.”

  • South Brunswick's boys hold...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The Cougars’ varsity boys’ basketball team was feeling pretty good Friday night after a 61-56 victory over Trask at the South gymnasium.

  • West Brunswick girls rout North...

    Trojan guards Jasmine Daniels and Sheena Suttlemyre dominated North Myrtle Beach from the opening tip Dec. 8 en route to a 59-31 nonconference victory. The victory completed a season sweep of the series.

    Suttlemyre paced the Trojans while scoring 18 points, collecting five rebounds and recording seven steals. The diminutive Jasmine Daniels scored 14 points and had five steals.

  • Inshore fishing heating up in...

    Despite the colder weather and periods of rain, inshore fishing has really heated up in December. All the usual winter species are in place and biting, and fish continue a late-season surge that has them on the move and feeding.

    I got into the black drum last week at Sunset Beach. After nightfall I could have had all the 12- to 14- inch black drum I wanted. Caught about 20 until they tired me out, and kept eight for supper.

  • Golf action


    Results of the Beachcombers’ event in which the format was two low nets. Paul Michal, Stu Cleveland, Bob Byrne and Hal Riebesehl finished first at 11 under. Bob Smith, Jim Ritter Jim Beairsto and a draw were second at 9 under. Low gross: Michal, 86. Low nets: Byrne, 70; Michal, 73. Golfer of the week: Michal.


    On Dec. 7 at Farmstead, Sid Pennington, Ned Meier, John Ducey and Joe Gallo were first with a 148. Teams scored two nets per hole. Jim Kennedy, Hugh Chinn, John Ogden and Jody Serensits were second.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers...

    SUPPLY—One meet into the high school swim season, South Brunswick has already qualified swimmers for 11 events in the Class 3A regional.

    The Cougars competed against Clinton in a Saturday morning dual at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. (Lumberton and Swansboro also competed in the eight-lane short-course pool.) South’s boys won 168-57 and South’s girls won 118-78.