Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Holiday season may have many...


    It is hard to believe that temperatures have been residing in the low 70s this December. Almost every winter our region experiences some sort of abnormally hot or cold weather, yet a forecast for 75 degrees on Christmas is impressive. In addition to improving land conditions, these warm temperatures have also influenced a prolonged season of great offshore fishing.

  • South, West swimmers win in tri-...

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick and West Brunswick swimmers had 18 first-place finishes in 22 events a conference tri-meet Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In team points, South’s boys were first (115), Laney second (66) and West third (42).

    For South’s boys’, the 200 medley relay of Owen Bell, Tyler Bowersox, Chris Anselmo and Matt Anselmo won in 1:49.19. They won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:37.97.

    Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:54.79. Cameron Hynde was third in 2:19.37.

  • BCC men lose 81-71 to Caldwell...
  • CORRECTED: North Brunswick beats...

    SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick rallied from a 40-34 deficit to beat West Brunswick 46-44 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Thursday, Dec. 17.

    Taylor Perkins scored 24 points and Jada Bellamy 14 for the Scorpions (7-2). Sarah Bell scored five points and Unique Hines three points.

    For West (3-4), Jaida Allen scored 11 points, Natyra Gore nine, Breanna Mercer eight and Dyna Jeffries and Logan Locklear six each.  Gwenna Gentle and Myyah Brown each scored two points.