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Today's Sports

  • Meo remembered for life of...

     Joe Meo, a popular golfer in this area, died Nov. 8 at age 97.

    Meo was born May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and wife Ann moved to Carolina Shores from New Jersey in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    During the funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 14, Rev. D. Anthony Droze used a phrase from a World War II documentary in describing Meo as “a trophy of God’s grace.”

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-...

     

    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.

  • In November, speckled trout are...

    November is the month that speckled trout are most abundant and usually willing to bite on most days. A backwater school was scheduled last weekend that emphasized targeting trout with soft plastics. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center offers all sorts of classes throughout the year to help anglers hone their fishing skills to target their desired species. Please visit www.oifc.comto see all the fishing schools the center has to offer.

  • Some new golfers in men’s...

    For the 2014 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, we have a bunch of new club champions in the ranks of our men. Hooray for the newbies.

    Of the 16 Brunswick County clubs that have played their championships thus far, we have 10 new men’s champions. Some of these guys have won club championships at other clubs before moving here, but several of them are experiencing the kudos and glory for the very first time. Meet the 2014 club champions of Brunswick County.

    Brick Landing, Bob Brown

  • Trojans defeat Ashley 28-8, get...

     

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick football team beat winless Ashley High School 28-8 Friday, Nov. 7, at Ashley, in the final game of the Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference season.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference. Ashley finishes 0-10.

    The Trojans, 5-6 overall, will play a first-round game in the Class 3AA East state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, against Chapel Hill. The Tigers finished 4-3 and fourth in the Big Eight Conference and were 8-3 overall. 

  • Simmons set to play volleyball...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Katie Simmons has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    “I really wanted to play volleyball,” Simmons said about her decision to sign with BCC. “Plus, I wanted to stay close to home.”

    Simmons was a setter for the Trojans, who finished the 2014 season 4-8 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 7-14 overall.

  • Cold start to November fishing

     

  • Fishing with high expectations

     

  • Tournament of Champions preview...

     The Brunswick County women’s golf champions for 2014 are an eclectic group.

    Some have won their club championships numerous times in the past 11 years; others are new to this elite order. Some started golf when they were children, others learned the game at midlife. All are excited to be the best of the best at their club for this year.

    The Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions is Nov. 15-16 at Rivers Edge. Women’s and men’s champions in Brunswick County will compete in two rounds of medal play.

  • Dolphins open basketball season...

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team opened its season by beating South Carolina Sports Academy 110-94 Nov. 4 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC, Carson Smith hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. Cortell Busby scored 16 points and Robin Moore, Najee Pritchett and Kevin Rowell each scored 14.