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Today's Sports

  • State basketball pairings for...

    The first round of the boys’ basketball state playoffs, West Craven at West Brunswick, has been postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. 

    The cost is $6.

     

    NCHSAA REGIONAL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE LISTED

    The schedule has been announced for next week’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional basketball tournaments, set to be played in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem.

  • Trojans reach title game in...

     

    West Brunswick reached the final of the Farm Bureau Mideastern Conference championship tourney by beating New Hanover 49-48 Thursday, Feb. 19.

    The Trojans will play Hoggard in a game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at BCC. West and Hoggard finished the regular season as conference co-champions.

    Against New Hanover, Gray Cheers scored 18 points and Saadiq Johnson 11. Alex Clarida scored seven points, Tyqaun Hill six, Tyler Stanley three and Jon Jordan four.

    WBHS 51

    SBHS 20

  • Coastal Carolina University...

    The winter weather has yet to vacate our area. Last Sunday, Feb. 8, we experienced a brief showing of spring weather with temperatures in the high 60s. Most anglers took this as an opportunity to wet a line and that spring was right around the corner.

    Boy, were we wrong.

    Thick jackets quickly replaced T-shirts and shorts when winter storm Octavia showed up. It seems as if the wind and the cold will never end.

  • Repercussions of illegal gill...
  • Golf fitness by Teri Daly: It’s...

    Each year, I make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions and by March I’ve forgotten them all. Losing weight, getting fit, lowering my golf handicap, creating delicious gourmet meals for Gene, reading more books, writing more books … the list goes on and on and as the days go by I slowly lose my resolve.

    This year is different and I’m delighted. I vowed to get fitter and to get my golf scores down — and so far, it’s working.  

  • Shaw wins 300th at BCC

    BOLIVIA — Walter Shaw won the 300th game of his coaching career Sunday, Feb. 15, when Brunswick Community College defeated Denmark Tech 111-91 in a men’s basketball game.

    “It’s a blessing to be able to stay here long enough to make it happen,” said Shaw, now in his 15th season as BCC coach. “A blessing to have players that allow this to happen. It’s the ultimate testament to loyalty, longevity and success.”

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for...

     

    Eleven county wrestlers have qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships.

    Two of the wrestlers are unbeaten and three enter as regional champions.

    Four North Brunswick wrestlers qualified Saturday, Feb. 14, from the Class 2A Mideast Regional at Croatan High School.

    North senior Evin Bellamy won the 195-pound title against Isaiah Bookman, beating him 12-5. Bellamy is 37-0. Bookman is 30-3.

  • BCC opens baseball season

      BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2015 season by beating the East Carolina University club team 10-4 in nine innings Saturday, Feb. 14.

    BCC scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth in rallying from a 4-3 deficit.

    In the inning, Kyle Mehl led off and reached on an error. Nick Debo singled to right field. Nick Yarbrough doubled to the center field fence as the ECU center fielder lost track of the ball. A run scored.

  • North Brunswick wins NCHSAA...

     

    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington helped North Brunswick successfully defended its North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A indoor state track championship Friday, Feb. 13, in Winston-Salem.

    Washington won two events and ran on a winning relay in earning the Most Valuable Performer honor.

    The Scorpions scored 71.50 points in winning the title for the second straight year. North Pitt was second (39) and Polk County third (36). Twenty-one teams scored at least 10 points in the meet at JDL Indoor Fast Track.

  • Farm Bureau MEC basketball...