Today's Sports

  • Nearshore fishing at its finest

    When most people think of Labor Day weekend, they imagine boat rides, beach outings and refreshing beverages on a typically warm summer day. These folks assume they are getting the full Brunswick Island experience, yet the real excitement is coming from the incredible fishing just a few hundred yards off the beach.

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  • Willie Fulford, Yarbrough win...

    Staff Report

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Willie Fulford won the Mini Stocks championship Sept. 3 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The Fulford family was the dominant name in the division this season as brothers Willie and Adam chased the season title. Willie Fulford, who had won four races, had a 13-point lead entering the final race over Adam Fulford, who had won three races.

    In the 20-lap race Sept. 3, Willie Fulford led the early laps but brother Adam took the lead about midway through the race on the way to the victory.

  • Trojans begin volleyball...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick volleyball team began its conference season this week, beating Ashley but losing to Hoggard.

    West Brunswick defeated Ashley 25-23, 25-23, 27-25 Sept. 1 in Wilmington.

    Hannah Pugh had 11 kills, 18 digs and five service aces.

    Haley Long had 15 digs.

    Payton Roberts had 12 assists.

    The Ashley JV beat West 2-0.

    In a match Sept. 2 at West, Hoggard rallied to beat the Trojans 22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-18, 25-5.

    Pugh led team in kills (18), digs (27) and service aces (three).

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 7-0 in...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ soccer team beat Whiteville 7-0 in a non-conference game Sept. 2.

    Senior midfielder Tristan Murphy scored three goals and sophomore forward Lincoln Smith two. Senior midfielder John McNeil and freshman forward Alex Younts also scored. Senior midfielder Noah Faircloth had two assists. Senior Michael Nelson was the goalkeeper as the Trojans improved to 3-2.

    McNeil scored West’s first goal with 9 minutes, 48 seconds left in the first half when he headed a 30-yard free kick from Sam Zeng.

  • WBHS football player of week

    Nate Gilbert is the Shallotte Farm Bureau Insurance West Brunswick football player of the week for the first game of the season. Gilbert is a senior defensive lineman. In West’s victory Aug. 21 against Socastee (S.C.) High School, Gilbert intercepted a pass and forced a fumble. Next to him are agency manager Rodney Brown and West head football coach Kelly Williamson.

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  • Better luck soon to come

    In a few of my recent columns, I have stated that fishing in Brunswick County can be world class one day and absolutely unbearable the next. Months such as May and October, for example, will often test this theory because of the great the fish bite. However, August is a month that always holds true to this theory.

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  • Rivers Edge is back with new...

    It takes a lot of guts to close a golf course in the middle of the summer, but that’s exactly what East Coast Golf Management did.

    Rivers Edge, a beautiful Arnold Palmer Design on the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River, installed Paspallum Greens in 2009. They were supposed to be the best greens for a course in this location, a salt-tolerant warm-season grass.