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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick at New Hanover...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's conference game against New Hanover. Photos were contributed by Michelle Caulk.

  • Get in on the incredible fall...

     Roughly two weeks ago, the fall fishing officially fired off. The king mackerel were slowly starting to creep toward the beach. The gag grouper were starting to show up in the 65-to 80-foot range and the big fall wahoo are being caught along the edge of the gulf stream. This action was great for the end of September. Little did we know how much better the fishing would get in the beginning of October and the weeks to follow.

  • Flounderin’ around

     Eli Morgan, 7, and Bo Bo Morgan, 5, reeled in a nice keeper flounder while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. The Morgan boys and their grandmother, Debbie Edwards, caught seven flounder in the canals and inlets near Holden Beach. The boys had previously “fished the docks and were quite good fishermen,” Gillis said. 

  • New Hanover rides explosive...

     West Brunswick played one of its best offensive games of the season against New Hanover on Oct. 13 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    The Wildcats (8-0, 4-0) struggled to contain the Trojans’ rushing attack for much of the night, but New Hanover’s offense cured those ills in a big way in a 31-point victory.

    New Hanover quarterback Blake Walston threw for 311 yards on just 10 completions and five touchdown strikes to lead the undefeated Wildcats to a 52-21 win over West (2-6, 2-2).

  • Price earns player of the week...

     West Brunswick's Nashawn Price hauled in a 33-yard touchdown reception against Hoggard during a high school football game Oct. 6. Price earned North Carolina Farm Bureau's Player of the Week award for his effort.

  • A high school football game to...

     If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times. There’s just something special about high school athletics.

    Exhibit A? Last Friday night’s high school football game between the winless North Brunswick Scorpions and much improved South Brunswick Cougars at Jack Campbell Stadium in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the game before it was played. South dominated North in two quarters in the BB&T Jamboree three months ago, but teams are much different (and better) than they were at that stage.

  • Wilmington crew wins 2017 Fall...

     The 2017 Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic had nearly 300 boats enter the competition, but only one reeled in the winning king mackerel.

    Austin Eubank of Wilmington, earned a first-place finish in the annual event by snagging a 45.60-pound king mackerel aboard “Clearly Hooked.” The team won the heaviest fish competition by 1.60 pounds over Grady Gaston Hughes.

    The third-place finisher was Chris Carroll of Forest, Va., who reeled in a 43.05-pound king.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results from Oct. 6 at Leopard’s Chase. The group played a 6-6-6 tournament. The team of Terry Heineman, Jim Beairsto, Gary Gutheil and Brian Mikesell captured a first-place finish with a score of 134. Scott MacBean, Ricky Rix, Kevin Brady and Joe Capone finished in second place. Matt Beairsto posted the low score of the round with an 82. The low net scorer was Heineman with a 68. Heineman earned golfer of the week honors.

     

  • Sutton nabs nice red drum

     Beacon general manager Angie Sutton caught a 42-inch red drum while fishing with Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters.  Sutton landed the fish near the Ocean Isle Beach bridge. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources tagged the fish through its marine game fish tagging program. In appreciation for reporting a tag recapture, Sutton will receive a T-shirt and a report that includes the history of the fish. She’ll also receive a citation certificate that commends her catch as extraordinary from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. 

  • Fall fishing is officially here

     It feels like just yesterday we were complaining about how miserably hot it was and how the fishing was slow due to the warm temperatures and rough seas. Well, that same old song and dance has moved on and we are now in the first quarter of incredible fall fishing.