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Today's Sports

  • Napolitano doesn’t fumble...

     In his junior year at West Brunswick High School, Nick Napolitano was a backup catcher on the Trojan baseball team, the only sport he had played in his first three years at West.

    This month, Napolitano will play the final regular season game of his Wingate University athletic career — not in baseball, but in football, a sport in which he has excelled, receiving honors on the field and in the classroom.

  • In November, speckled trout are...

    November is the month that speckled trout are most abundant and usually willing to bite on most days. A backwater school was scheduled last weekend that emphasized targeting trout with soft plastics. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center offers all sorts of classes throughout the year to help anglers hone their fishing skills to target their desired species. Please visit www.oifc.comto see all the fishing schools the center has to offer.

  • Some new golfers in men’s...

    For the 2014 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, we have a bunch of new club champions in the ranks of our men. Hooray for the newbies.

    Of the 16 Brunswick County clubs that have played their championships thus far, we have 10 new men’s champions. Some of these guys have won club championships at other clubs before moving here, but several of them are experiencing the kudos and glory for the very first time. Meet the 2014 club champions of Brunswick County.

    Brick Landing, Bob Brown

  • Trojans defeat Ashley 28-8, get...

     

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick football team beat winless Ashley High School 28-8 Friday, Nov. 7, at Ashley, in the final game of the Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference season.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference. Ashley finishes 0-10.

    The Trojans, 5-6 overall, will play a first-round game in the Class 3AA East state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, against Chapel Hill. The Tigers finished 4-3 and fourth in the Big Eight Conference and were 8-3 overall. 

  • Alfy Hill invited to Medal of...

     Staff Report

    Former West Brunswick football player Alfy Hill has been invited to play in the second annual Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10, 2015, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

    Hill, a senior defensive end at Winston-Salem State University, sent a text message about the invitation to former West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    The bowl will feature players seeking a shot at professional football. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN.

  • Simmons set to play volleyball...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Katie Simmons has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    “I really wanted to play volleyball,” Simmons said about her decision to sign with BCC. “Plus, I wanted to stay close to home.”

    Simmons was a setter for the Trojans, who finished the 2014 season 4-8 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 7-14 overall.

  • Cold start to November fishing

     

  • Fishing with high expectations

     

  • Tournament of Champions preview...

     The Brunswick County women’s golf champions for 2014 are an eclectic group.

    Some have won their club championships numerous times in the past 11 years; others are new to this elite order. Some started golf when they were children, others learned the game at midlife. All are excited to be the best of the best at their club for this year.

    The Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions is Nov. 15-16 at Rivers Edge. Women’s and men’s champions in Brunswick County will compete in two rounds of medal play.

  • Dolphins open basketball season...

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team opened its season by beating South Carolina Sports Academy 110-94 Nov. 4 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC, Carson Smith hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. Cortell Busby scored 16 points and Robin Moore, Najee Pritchett and Kevin Rowell each scored 14.