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Today's Sports

  • Visconti and daughter Autumn...

     In the past year, I’ve developed a friendship with a man I hold in high regard.

    I met Chief Warrant Officer (CW-2, to be exact) Jesse Visconti, an officer in the U.S. and North Carolina National Guard for more than 15 years, through a mutual friend and family member.

    Jesse and his wife, April, moved into the area fairly recently. Their children, Carter and April, are actively involved in Brunswick County athletics, dance and other groups.

  • Trojan girls defeat CFA, fall to...

     NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Second-year head coach Dylan Johnson was proud of his team’s effort in six of his West Brunswick team’s first eight quarters of play to begin the 2017-18 varsity girls’ basketball season.

    He’d soon like to forget about the opening two quarters of a 60-34 loss Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the hands of the North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Chiefs.

    Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the loss and cited the need for a defensive adjustment before the game got out of reach in the second quarter.

  • Trojans overcome fourth-quarter...

     NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (S.C.) – West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team features one of the youngest groups of players in the region.

    However, with a road game against the Chiefs of North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) hanging in the balance, a pair of Trojan seniors showed the type of resolve that has become synonymous with West Brunswick basketball.

  • Sports briefs

     Registration open for annual 15K/5K

    Staff Report

    The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

  • Local fishing photos

     Brayden McMullan poses with a speckled trout he nabbed off the waters of Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • McKinneys enjoy great day near...

     The McKinney family of Granite Quarry had a great weekend of November fishing on their boat “Makai” in the waters off Ocean Isle Beach. 

  • All about trout

     Tim Ritchie and Chris Maloney, both of the Charlotte area, pose with eight keeper trout. Ritchie and Maloney caught a total of 14 trout using artificial bait in the inlets and canals of Holden Beach. The duo fished with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service on Nov. 11. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick wrestling...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see sports editor Sam Hickman's photos from West Brunswick's season-opening four-team wrestling match in Shallotte. 

  • He’s back! Tiger Woods set to...

     It has been more than nine months away from competition as tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return to golf. The 14-time major champion has been out with a back injury. Woods is set to compete and host The 2017 Hero World Challenge, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods competed in this event last year and finished 15th out of 17 players. His only other tournament in the 2017 season was the Farmers Insurance Open in January and he failed to make the cut. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results from the group’s two low nets tournament at Farmstead on Friday, Nov. 24. The team of Matt Beairsto, Bill Harder, Tom Culverwell and Kevin Brady secured top honors with a 124, while Gene Bellando, Steve Garner, Vic Bryant and a blind draw posted a second-place finish with a 126. Bob Buttaro and Beairsto posted the lowest rounds of the day as each player fired an 81. Bellando was the low net winner with a 65 as he earned golfer of the week accolades.