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Today's Sports

  • Laney defeats Trojans in girls’...

    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 37-25 in a conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 8 at West

    West, which missed 11 of 14 free throws, is 0-3 in the conference, 6-7 overall. Laney is 2-1, 8-7.

    Jaida Allen scored hit two 3-pointers and was the Trojans’ top scorer. Bria Bond scored three points. Breanna Mercer scored five points and Dyna Jeffries four. Gwenna Gentle, Natyra Gore, Kaitlyn Bellamy each scored two points. Logan Locklear scored one point.

  • South’s girls, boys win 15 races...

    South Brunswick’s boys’ swim team won the three-team meet Jan. 6 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    The Cougars won nine events, all in regional times, and scored 109 points. Topsail was second (86) and West Brunswick third (44).

    Tyler Bowersox won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.68 seconds. The 16th-place time last year at state was 2:08.96.

    Bowersox also won the 100 backstroke in 60.69.

  • Trojan wrestlers sweep Topsail,...

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team won two matches Jan. 6, beating Topsail 72-6 and West Brunswick 72-6.

    Against Topsail, the Trojans won six matches by fall and six by forfeit.

    Against South Brunswick, the Trojans won six matches by fall and four by forfeit.

    Records for the wrestlers are before the match.

    West is 3-1 in the conference, Topsail 1-3 and South 0-4.

    WBHS 72

    Topsail 6

  • Tactics to improve your wahoo...

    As the New Year rang in, we awoke to a crisp, cool change in weather. The rain diminished, the fog lifted and the seas finally subsided. This change enabled those to get started on their New Year’s resolutions but most importantly gave fishermen an ample opportunity to get out on the water. I mentioned in the columns last week this cooler weather could possibly improve the fishing for our offshore waters, and it did just that.

  • Speckled trout action good for...
  • Resolved: No more slow play

    I love golf and everything that goes with it: the outdoors, beautiful scenery, the camaraderie, the 19th hole — and best of all, a chance to play a sport my whole life. 

    Can you imagine playing football at the age of 60? Baseball at 80? Hockey at 75? Even tennis becomes dicey as we age, but golf goes on and on. Check out the numbers of Brunswick County golfers who shoot their age regularly. It’s huge.

    One thing that hurts the game of golf everywhere today is slow play

  • Trojan boys rout first two foes...

     

     

     

    WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team won its first two games

    In the fourth annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Challenge.

    West Brunswick beat Coastal Christian 59-46 in West’s opening-round game Dec. 30.

    Coastal Christian (6-5), which had eight players, was outscored 17-2 in the final quarter.

  • Lady Trojans continue to improve...

    WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick girls’ basketball teams split its first two games in the fourth annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Challenge.

    Coastal Christian (4-4) beat West Brunswick 42-35 in West’s opening-round game Dec. 30.

    For West, sophomore Jaida Allen scored West’s first seven points and finished with 15. Sophomore Logan Locklear, who hit a 3-pointer, scored 11 points. Sophomore Natyra Gore scored five points and junior Bria Bond four.

  • Golf gadgets for the new year

    Golf is a sport that has lots of stuff associated with it.

    First of all, there’s the course: 5 miles of hills and valleys, greens and fairways and bunkers — and in Brunswick County, creeks, lakes and salt marshes.

    Then there are the clubs and the specialized clothing (most courses require collared shirts), gloves, balls and tees; windbreakers and rainsuits for inclement weather and we all need to have a golf umbrella unless we live in the desert; shoes, golf socks.

  • ’Tis the season to be bluefinning

    It’s like every time I attempt to pack my shorts away for the winter, I find myself having to bring them back out again. I mean, 80 degrees on Christmas? Incredible, to say the least. The warmth has been a burden to some who enjoy cooler weather. However, I can assure you that almost all Brunswick County fishermen are soaking up every minute of the comfortable temperatures. These temperatures not only are Mother Nature’s Christmas present for fishermen but also have the fish swimming around singing “Jingle Bell Rock.”