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Today's Sports

  • The Superintendent: A golf...

     

    Last month I attended the annual Conference & Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association. The event at the big convention center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., had three days of meetings, seminars, keynote speakers, networking and fun for the 1,800 members of the CGCSA.

  • All I want for Christmas is a...

      The Christmas cookies are being made, arrangements for family visits have been acknowledged and the last of your gift shopping keeps getting pushed farther and farther back. With all this going on, fishermen wonder why it is so hard to get a day to yourself on the water during the holidays. Fortunately, the fishing has remained consistent over the past week.

  • Ram Gridiron fundraiser nets $4,...

    West Brunswick families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge fundraiser Oct. 17 and raised $4,280 for the school. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new Ram truck. West Brunswick’s Class of 2015 was awarded $500 for completing the most test drives during the event.

  • Trojan defeat Scorpions, improve...

     SHALLOTTE — Undefeated West Brunswick trailed North Brunswick after the first quarter, but that was about to change.

    When the Trojan intensity started, it wasn’t just a flurry. It was more like a Buffalo snow.

    West went on to win 77-66 Thursday night, Dec. 11, and remain unbeaten through eight games.

    “West is a very good basketball team,” North coach Tyler Grady said. “These are his boys, and this is their year.”

  • Deal, North steal victory...

     SHALLOTTE  — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 51-46 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Thursday, Dec. 11, at West.

    A steal by senior Gracan Deal and two ensuing free throws with 7.9 seconds left by sophomore Unique Hines clinched the victory.

    For North (3-3), sophomore Jada Bellamy scored 16 points. For West (3-2), McKenzie Benton scored 17 points and Leilani Emile 13.

    Each team made it difficult for itself by missing free throws. West made 12 of 26 free throws; North, 19 of 38.

  • BCC men defeat Australia team

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat an Australian team 86-71 Dec. 9 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (5-5), Robin Moore scored 16 points, Carson Smith 14 and Jaquan Grissett 12. Other BCC scorers: JacQues Chambers 9, Cortell Busby and Taylor Buffkin 8, Najeee Pritchett 7, Rasheed Brown and Derrick Bass 6.

  • South freshman swimmer White...

    James Smith of Mallard Creek and McKenzie White of South Brunswick have been named winners of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with Subway Restaurants.

                Each week one male and one female athlete in NCHSAA competition are selected for this award from nominations received from media and school administrators.  

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  • Pro profile: Brett Thomaswick of...

     Brett Thomaswick has been the head golf professional at Sandpiper Bay for six months and he loves his job.

    A giant of a man at 6 feet, 6 inches, Brett grew up in Ford City, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh. He played basketball and baseball in high school. When he was 17, his father (an avid golfer) took him to an exhibition match at La Trobe Country Club. Brett was standing on a slight knoll behind one of the greens when Arnold Palmer hit a shot that flew the green and rolled right to him.

  • ’Tis the season to go bluefin...

     Amid holiday shopping and festivities, there have been rumors of large fish migrating unexpectedly off Brunswick County’s coast. If you are thinking of a species of tuna, you are on the right track. ’Tis the season of bluefin tuna fishing.