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Today's Sports

  • Napolitano is Division II...

    Nick Napolitano is one of five Wingate University football student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II football teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

    Wingate graduate student offensive lineman Will Poteat (Vale) is a first-team pick. Four Bulldogs received second-team laurels: redshirt senior tight end Brandon Ellington (Wilmington), redshirt senior defensive back Jon Jimenez (Scottsdale, Ariz.), junior linebacker Eric Mapoles (Snellville, Ga.) andNapolitano (Shallotte), a senior defensive end.

  • Trojans win basketball tourney...

     Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team won the Larry Holden Thanksgiving tournament Nov. 29 at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.

    The Trojans played the Community School of Davidson Nov. 28 and won 63-45. 

    Saadiq Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. Gray Cheers added 11 points and Alex Clarida seven.

    West      19-18-13-13 — 63

    Davidson 7-6-14-18 — 45

  • Cold brings on the bite

     The boat had nearly an eighth of an inch of frost on its surface, creating an ice-skating rink. The north winds were blowing just hard enough to make your face feel as if someone was throwing needles at you. The air temperature was in the low 30s, making things a bit uncomfortable. However, the water temperature was still hovering just above the 50-degree mark, which is perfectly comfortable for speckled trout, black drum and redfish.

  • Great fishing over Thanksgiving...
  • Pressure defense leads to BCC...

     BOLIVIA — A loose strand of nylon net dangled from the hoop on the Brunswick Community College end of the court.

    But there wasn’t anything loose about BCC’s pressure defense as the Dolphins beat Wake Tech 77-62 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym Nov. 25.

  • Johnston finishes first season...

     

    Former West Brunswick soccer player Connor Johnston has completed his first soccer season at William Peace University.

    He started nine of 10 conference games at goalkeeper. He finished tied for third in saves (56).

    For the season, he started 15 of 16 games and finished fourth in saves (94). One of those saves was against a penalty kick. His goals-against-average in the two-year-old soccer program was 3.57.

  • Trojans, Scorpions wrestle in...

     SHALLOTTE— The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a four-team meet Nov. 25 at West.

    In the match of local interest, West beat North 57-15. West gained 36 of its points by forfeits. In the matches that were wrestled, West and North each won four.

    At 126, West’s Lincoln Smith beat Bradley Hamilton by second-period fall.

    At 132, West’s Jyquan Green won by fall with 20 seconds left in the first period.

    At 145, North’s Patrick Burton defeated David Frazier 5-3.

  • Be thankful for the Brunswick...

     At the end of November, most people focus their attention to cooking the perfect turkey rather than fishing. However, this time of year can produce impressive inshore, near shore and offshore fishing if you can get away from the kitchen.

  • Speckled trout, redfish prime...

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is usually the last celebration for most vacation homeowners in the Brunswick Islands. After this last celebration, many will winterize their homes and will return just before the Easter holiday to get things back up and running again. Just because everyone leaves does not mean that the fishing stops. The fishing can see some really good days for those willing to deal with the cooler temperatures. Speckled trout and redfish are the two prime targets through the winter months.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m...

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.